Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Candy Cane Lane, Origin, WIF Honors and Family Switch.
Beyoncé brought her Renaissance concert film to the big screen on Saturday night with its Los Angeles premiere, attended by a starry list of guests.
Candy Cane Lane premiere
Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Robin Thede and Chris Redd attended the Los Angeles premiere of their Amazon Christmas movie on Tuesday.
Family Switch premiere
Director McG, star and producer Jennifer Garner and co-stars Ed Helms, Emma Myers and Brady Noon walked the carpet at the L.A. premiere of their Netflix family comedy on Wednesday.
Women in Film held its annual WIF Honors event in Los Angeles on Thursday, which celebrated WIF’s 50th anniversary and honored America Ferrera, Celine Song, Eva Longoria, Greta Lee, Linda Yvette Chavez and Yara Shahidi with awards. Presenters included Annie Gonzalez, Jon Hamm and Jane Fonda, with special guest Lily Tomlin.
Ava DuVernay joined her stars Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal, Niecy Nash-Betts and Finn Wittrock at the New York premiere of their Neon film on Thursday.
Los Angeles Mission annual Thanksgiving event
The Los Angeles Mission continued its annual Thanksgiving tradition of providing hot food and other basic necessities to the men, women and children currently living on Skid Row, with help from some celebrity supporters.
PATH’s annual Thanksgiving dinner service
On Thanksgiving, PATH partnered with Pink Taco for their 9th annual Thanksgiving dinner, inviting an estimated 200 unhoused neighbors to enjoy a holiday meal. Volunteers at the dinner service include Karrueche Tran and L.A. city councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez.
Hollywood Christmas Parade
This year’s 91st anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade supporting Marine Toys for Tots took place in the streets of Hollywood on Sunday, where Paula Abdul was honored as the 2023 Humanitarian of the Year and participants included Chris Kattan, Craig Robinson, Jonathan Bennett and Ernie Hudson.
Barbie Gotham celebration
The Barbie team celebrated their Gotham Awards honor with a party and FYC screening in New York.
Faraway Downs screening
Baz Luhrmann attended a screening of his new Hulu series Faraway Downs at the NeueHouse Cinema on Monday.
Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret screening
Stars Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson, Benny Safdie and Kate MacCluggage joined writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig and producers James L. Brooks and Julie Ansell at a special screening of Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret at the NeueHouse Cinema on Tuesday.
UNICEF held its annual event on Tuesday in NYC, hosted by Sofia Carson with a performance by Maggie Rogers and Sara Bareilles.
May December special screening
Netflix hosted a May December special screening in NYC on Tuesday, welcoming guests including Michael J. Fox, Debra Messing, Peter Friedman, Sandra Bernhard, Michael Emerson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lucas Hedges, Rebecca Hall and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
DIRECTV Celebrates Christmas at Kathy’s
Kathy Hilton, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Larsa Pippen, Heather Dubrow, Meredith Marks, Nicky Hilton and Whitney Rose were among the reality stars who celebrated the holiday season with DIRECTV on Tuesday.
Adam Driver, Shailene Woodley and director Michael Mann attended a NY screening of their Neon film on Wednesday.
Footwear News Achievement Awards
Footwear News held its 37th annual awards on Wednesday in NYC, with Jessica Simpson, Sam and Libby Edelman, and Storm Reid among the honorees.
Max Mara Face of the Future party
Max Mara celebrated Yara Shahidi as the 2023 WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award recipient with a cocktail event at the Chateau Marmont on Wednesday, with guests including Nas, Kate Hudson, Zoey Deutch, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Kate Beckinsale and Jurnee Smollett.
We Live Here: The Midwest premiere
Hulu celebrated the upcoming release of original documentary We Live Here: The Midwest in Los Angeles on Wednesday with director Melinda Maerker and producer David Clayton Miller.
Laura Dern moderated a NYC screening event with the Maestro cast on Wednesday.
Paris in Love season 2 premiere
Paris Hilton rang in the holidays and celebrated the premiere of Paris in Love season 2 on Wednesday, with support from Dwayne Johnson, Sia, Benny Blanco, Megan Thee Stallion, Diplo, Anitta, Saweetie, Jason Derulo, Tyga, Glen Powell, Awkwafina, Kiernan Shipka and Tiffany Haddish.
10th Annual Winter Wonderland Toys for Tots charity event
Lucy Hale, Lindsey Shaw, Veronika Dash, Ashley Greene, Brian Austin Green, Sharna Burgess and Lamorne Morris were among the stars in attendance at Katie Welch and Jordan Kuker’s 10th annual Winter Wonderland Toys for Tots charity event on Wednesday.
American Museum of Natural History Gala
Seth Meyers hosted the American Museum of Natural History’s annual event on Thursday, which was chaired by Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and Alice and Lorne Michaels with a performance by Mumford & Sons.
Saks Holiday Dinner
Saks CEO Marc Metrick hosted an intimate dinner party at Funke on Thursday to celebrate the start of the holiday season with friends of the brand and top clients, including Kiernan Shipka, Stephanie Hsu and Richa Moorjani.
Audemars Piguet x Cactus Jack event
Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet hosted a celebratory event with its latest collaborator, Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack, on Thursday in NYC. Guests included Kevin Hart, Mark Ronson, Orlando Bloom, Justin Theroux, Zack Bia and Evan Mock.
Mana Holiday House
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his tequila company, Teremana, kicked off the holiday season at the Mana Holiday House pop-up in Beverly Hills on Thursday.