Weekend Roundup: The Hottest Parties, From Cartier to a Sex Soiree

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Dita Von Teese performs (The) Art of Sex Soiree hosted by Christine Chiu, with performance by Dita Von Teese at Chateau Marmont on May 2, 2017
Dita Von Teese performs (The) Art of Sex Soiree hosted by Christine Chiu, with performance by Dita Von Teese at Chateau Marmont on May 2, 2017

Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Christine Chiu

Check out the hottest events in L.A. of the week, which included an honor for Gwyneth Paltrow, a fabulous fete courtesy of Cartier and one heck of a sex soiree!

Honorees Gwyneth Paltrow and Sean Parker attend UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital presents Kaleidoscope 5
Honorees Gwyneth Paltrow and Sean Parker attend UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital presents Kaleidoscope 5

Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harper Sloane Productions

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital hosted Kaleidoscope 5: Light, its fifth annual Kaleidoscope celebration bringing together 750 VIPs and influencers from the worlds of art, fashion, design, and entertainment for a special evening celebration to raise money for the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, at 3LABS in Culver City.  The event grossed an astounding $2.35 million. Notable attendees included honorees Alexandra and Sean Parker, honoree Gwyneth Paltrow, co-chairs Beth Friedman, Hillary Milken, Stephanie Booth Shafran and Natasha Croxall and Carl Schuster, Board Chair and CEO of Wolfgang Puck. Additional attendees included Geena Davis, mother of Extraordinary Children’s Award honoree Kaiis Davis Jarrahy, Chris Martin, Ali Larter, Jaime King, Molly Sims, Randy Jackson, Ron Howard, Lori Laughlin, Angie Everhart, Julius Randle, Monique Lhuillier, Ryan and Jessica Kavanaugh, Antonio Villaraigosa, Rob and Kristin Pelinka, Chef Tony Esnault, Chef Timothy Hollingsworth, Chef April Bloomfield, Chef Scot Jones, Chef Chad Robertson. This  year’s event was themed “Light:  A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation.” Philanthropists Alexandra and Sean Parker received the hospital’s highest honor, the Philanthropic Leadership Award, for their groundbreaking collaborative scientific research into cancer and the immune system and translating those discoveries into patient treatment. Additional honorees included Academy Award® winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who received the Kaleidoscope Award in recognition of her advocacy of healthful living. The hospital also presented its Extraordinary Children’s Award to 12-year-old Kaiis Davis Jarrahy, for his enthusiastic spirit and courage. The event was co-chaired by Los Angeles philanthropists Beth Friedman, Hillary Milken, Stephanie Booth Shafran and Natasha Croxall, all parents of children who have been treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. The memorable evening included a cocktail reception, dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering, and an intimate surprise musical performance with Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Martin and Violinist Davide Grossi.

Adam Scott and Shepard Fairey attend P.S. ARTS' the pARTy! 2017 at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 4
Adam Scott and Shepard Fairey attend P.S. ARTS’ the pARTy! 2017 at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 4

Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for P.S. Arts

On May 4, P.S. ARTS hosted their second annual “the pARTy!” at Neuehouse Hollywood, an event that combines elements from their family-friendly “Express Yourself” with the vibrant energy of the art enthusiast cocktail party “LA Modernism.” The crowd included creative professionals and philanthropists for an evening of innovation, imagination, and play for adults—all to support public school arts education programs. Proceeds from “The pARTy” ensure that P.S. ARTS can continue providing high-quality arts education programs in California’s most underserved public schools. Guests at the fete included Joel McHale, Adam Scott, Shepard Fairey and Balthazar Getty.

Dita Von Teese and Christine Chiu attend (The) Art of Sex Soiree hosted by Christine Chiu
Dita Von Teese and Christine Chiu attend (The) Art of Sex Soiree hosted by Christine Chiu

Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Christine Chiu

On May 2, Christine Chiu hosted a sensory event with the S.E.X. soiree at Chateau Marmont. Burlesque legend Dita Von Teese performed at the intimate event, which also included chats with “Intercourses” author Martha Hopkins, celebrity sex therapist Dr. Holly Richmond and courses prepared by Chef Chris Ford.

Octavia Spencer (L) and comedian Amy Schumer attend City Year Los Angeles Spring Break
Octavia Spencer (L) and comedian Amy Schumer attend City Year Los Angeles Spring Break

Photo Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles

On May 6, City Year Los Angeles’ 7th hosted its annual Spring Break: Destination Education in L.A. The event is City Year’s largest fundraising event as well as a fun party open to teens, tweens and adults in support of education in Los Angeles. The event attracted a star-studded crowd with more than 1,400 attendees all together, and raised over $1.8 million. There was a special performance by OneRepublic, as well as food, games and interactive booths. The 1,400 attendees drew star-studded support from host Octavia Spencer as well as Mahershala Ali, Ella Anderson, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Genevieve Angelson, KJ Apa, Mel B., Justin Baldoni, Thomas Barbusca, Violett Beane, Orlando Bloom, Alisha Boe, Katrina Bowden, Julie Bowen, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sterling K. Brown, Logan Browning, Ross Butler, Francesca Capaldi, Christy Cham, Justin Chambers, Kenneth Choi, Cree Cicchino, Bryan Cranston, Nikki Deloach, John Deluca, Zoey Deutch, Ethan Dolan, Grayson Dolan, Colin Egglesfield, Ansel Elgort, Georgie Flores, Brandon Flynn, Jordan Fisher, Sean Ryan Fox, Brittany Furlan, Jennifer Garner, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, McKenna Grace, Mollee Gray, Max Greenfield, Sean Hayes, Liam Hemsworth, Willa Holland, Claire Holt, Matt Iseman, Carter Jenkins, Blake Jenner, Daren Kagasoff, Arielle Kebbel, Echo Kellum, Joey King, Justin Kirk, T.R. Knight, Brandon Larracuente, Ali Larter, Matt Lanter, Robinne Lee, Rachelle Lefevre,  Natalie Martinez, Jennette McCurdy, Chris Meloni, Stephen Merchant, Beau Mirchoff, Asia Monet, Christian Navarro, Ne-Yo, B.J. Novak, Chord Overstreet, Randall Park, Evan Peters, Addison Riecke, Emma Roberts, Holland Roden, Jillian Rose Reed, Tracee Ellis Ross, Joshua Rush, Halston Sage, Amy Schumer, Marcus Scribner, Daniel Sharman, Kiernan Shipka, Jussie Smollett, Brittany Snow, Jessica Stroup, Milo Ventimiglia, Amber Stevens West, Pharrell Williams, Zendaya and Maddie Ziegler.

Sienna Miller attends the Panthere de Cartier party
Sienna Miller attends the Panthere de Cartier party

Photo Credit: Cartier

Cartier celebrated the launch of Panthere de Cartier watch, an evening hosted by Cyrille Vigneron; CEO Cartier International, Mercedes Abramo; President & CEO Cartier North America and Sofia Coppola. Guests enjoyed special performances by Alicia Keys, Lion Babe and DJ Mark Ronson and catering by Chef Thomas Keller. The glamorous guests who gathered at MILK Studios included Sofia Coppola; Sienna Miller; Dakota Johnson; Lily Collins; Kirsten Dunst; Miranda Kerr; Alicia Keys; Lionbabe; Mark Ronson; Amanda Sudano; Brooklyn Sudano; Courtney Eaton; Bianca Brandolini D’adda; Chef Thomas Keller; Arizona Muse; Ashley Madekwe; Annie Chen; Ayana Miyamoto;  Asia Chow; Bertrand Burgalat; Camille Rowe; Candice Lake; Chriselle Lim; Cipriana Quann; Dita von Teese; Dree Hemingway; Dylan Penn; Erica Pelosini Leeman; Eugenio Lopez; Gela Taylor; Gelila Assefa Puck; Greg Chait; Haley Bennett; Haze Khadra; Josephine de la Baume; Julie Delpy; Kate Mulleavy; Kate Sumner; Kim Raver; Kristina Bazan; Langley Fox Hemingway; Laura Mulleavy; Lisa Marie Fernandez; LL Cool J; Marilyn Manson; Mary Charteris; Mia Goth; Mia Moretti; Michelle Harper; Monique Lhuillier; Nicole Warne; Nikolai Haas; Olivia Culpo; Poppy Delevingne; Rachel Zoe; Rebecca de Ravenal; Sandra Ma, Sasha Lane; Sasha Spielberg; Shiva Rose, Simi Khadra; Sofia Boutella; Sveva Alviti; Takenya Quann; Theo Niarchos; Vanessa Seward; Winnie Harlow; Wolfgang Puck; Yuko Araki and more​​​

Host Nancy Davis and honoree Jamie-Lynn Sigler attend the 24th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala
Host Nancy Davis and honoree Jamie-Lynn Sigler attend the 24th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala

Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

On Friday, May 5th, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) advocate and Center Without Walls founder, Nancy Davis, welcomed guests to the Beverly Hilton for the 24th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala. The event raised $1.6 million to benefit the Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program, a collaboration of top MS research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for MS. Guests at this year’s event included host Nancy Davis, honoree Jamie-Lynn Sigler, musical performers Chicago and Siedah Garrett, musical director David Foster, and special presenters for the evening Lance Bass, Kathy Griffin, Randy Jackson, and Quincy Jones. Additional guests included Byron Allen, Lindsay Arnold, Phillip Bloch, Trevis Brendmoe, Wendy Burch, Sharna Burgess, Francesca Capaldi, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Adrian Bellani, Christian Collins, Crawford Collins, Kirsten Collins, Barbara Davis, Brandon Davis, Jason Davis, Christine Devine, Heather and Terry Dubrow, Haylie Duff, Carmen Electra, David Faustino, Mayte Garcia, Teri Garr, Camille Grammer, Lizzy Greene, Max Greenfield, Amelia Hamlin, Delilah Hamlin, Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna, Marg Helgenberger, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson, Elizabeth Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo , Kathy and Rick Hilton, Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka, Jessica Holmes, Shawn Hook, Inas X, Skai Jackson, Kris Jenner, Jenna Johnson, Cobi Jones, Olivia Rose Keegan, Jessica Lowndes, Camilla Luddington, Diana Madison, Adrienne Maloof, Maureen McCormick, Steven McQueen, Aly Michalka, Heather Morris, Keo Motsepe, Megan Nicole, David Osmond, Naya Rivera, Shaun Robinson, Olivia Sanabia, Gleb Savchenko, Terri Seymour, Johnathon Schaech, Skylar Stecker, Wesley Stromberg, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Jessica Szohr and Scotty McKnight, Lea Thompson, Bruno Tonioli, Pia Toscano, Anna Trebunskaya, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi, Sammy Wilkinson, Dave Winfield, Ian Ziering, and many more, who were treated to a live performance by Chicago at night’s end.

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