Saturday, September 20, 2014
Ace Theater (Downtown) | 7-10pm
Jack Black will host Sexy Beast, a benefit auction for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and dancer/choreographer Ryan Heffington will perform. Young donors, art world patrons, and other cultural figures gather to support the projects and mission of Planned Parenthood. The evening includes food and drinks by LA Chapter. A live auction and silent auction will take place, featuring works by Sam Falls, Barbara Kruger, Jonas Wood, Lisa Anne Auerbach and many more. This event is 21+.
Individual tickets are $500. Seated dinner, live auction, and silent auction.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Arts patrons and friends gather to celebrate the first West Coast presentation of Andy Warhol’s monumental 102-part painting Shadows (1978-79). Hosted by The MOCA Projects Council, a group of women art collectors and patrons who make up the museum’s major fundraising organization, this evening includes music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres as well as a presentation by MOCA Director, Philippe Vergne. This fundraiser benefits MOCA Education, which supports arts and museum programming for students, parents, and teachers.
For more information, please contact (213) 621 1768. Cocktail party.
SASSAS’s 16th Listening Party, hosted by Renée Petropoulos and Roger White at their Venice home, is an intimate gathering for drinks and dinner. The three featured artists – Simone Forti, Hedi El Kholti, and Tashi Wada – will share their interests in sound and music, with commentary. SASSAS – The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound – is a catalyst for the creation, presentation, and recognition of experimental art and sound practices in the Greater Los Angeles area. This event supports SASSAS and the sound. concert series. Read more here.
Public individual tickets are $125. Seated dinner.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Greystone Mansion (Beverly Hills) | 7pm
LA><ART is an independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles known for producing experimental exhibitions and public art initiatives. The LA><ART Gala at Greystone Mansion will be an evening of debuted performances and interventions throughout the property featuring both emerging and established artists, such as Thomas Lawson, Gerard & Kelly, Liz Glynn, Brian Bress, and Matthias Merkel Hess. LA><ART’s Gala at Greystone Mansion is produced in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills, with partnering sponsorship from ZOE, collaborating sponsorship from DAQRI and DIPTIQUE.
Tickets are $1000 and are available through LA><ART’s website, firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.559.0166. Cocktail party.
Arts, culture, and human rights leaders gather to celebrate the launch of @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, hosted by the FOR-SITE Foundation, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service. This island bash will include exhibition tours, signature cocktails, international cuisine, and surprise guest performances. Event proceeds benefit FOR-SITE, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Individual tickets are $1,000.00. There are a limited number of VIP ticket packages available for $10,000 (includes admission for two to the VIP Preview along with other benefits).
For current availability, please contact email@example.com or 415.362.9330. Cocktail party.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Cultural and civic leaders will gather alongside artists, collectors, and patrons of the arts to celebrate the UCLA Hammer Museum and honor artist Mark Bradford and musician Joni Mitchell at the 12th annual Gala in the Garden. The Gala supports Hammer Museum exhibitions and free public programming. The evening includes a viewing of current exhibitions and cocktails followed by a seated dinner catered by Suzanne Goin of Lucques in the outdoor courtyard. The Gala in the Garden is supported by Bottega Veneta.
For inquiries and more information about the 12th Gala in the Garden tickets and table sales, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.443.7026.
Individual tickets start at $2,500. Seated dinner.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
The Sheats/Goldstein Residence (Hollywood) | afternoon
Enjoy cocktails, BBQ, music, and the house designed by architect John Lautner (1963) while cheering on a diverse array of artists, architects, writers, musicians, actors, directors, curators, and other cultural figures who also have a passion for tennis. The 2014 MAK Games are hosted by American broadcaster, producer, and former tennis professional Justin Gimelstob and chaired by two Pritzker Prize winners, architects Thom Mayne and Peter Zumthor. The tennis tournament directly benefits the MAK Center for Art & Architecture, a California satellite of the museum for applied and contemporary arts in Vienna. The Center functions as a cultural laboratory by supporting exhibitions, lectures, symposia, discussions, performances, music series, publication projects, salons, architecture tours, and commissions that encourage the development of novel and cutting edge ideas in art and architecture.
Early Bird (before Sept. 12) individual tickets are $175 for the general public and $140 for friends of the MAK Center, and increase to $220 and $180, respectively, after September 12.
Purchase tickets here. Cocktail party and seated dinner.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
18th Street Arts Center (Westside) | 6-10pm (Sat., Oct. 25) | 1-5pm (Sun., Oct. 26)
18th Street Arts Center celebrates the 25th Anniversary of their program, an artist residency that encourages cutting edge art and dialogue locally, nationally and internationally, by extending the annual event to two days. The VIP event will take place on Saturday, Oct 25 during which guests will enjoy a benefit art sale featuring artist alumni, performance art presentations, video art installations, and bites by local restaurants. On Sunday, Oct 26 the 18th Street Arts Center brings back the Beer, Art, & Music Festival (BAM) which features 40+ craft breweries, live music, and contemporary art ‘crash courses’. Read more here.
Tickets range from $40-$150.
2014 Arte es Vida Gala
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes (Downtown) | 5:30pm-late
The 2014 Arte es Vida Gala celebrates 41 years of art and culture benefitting Self Help Graphics & Art. Since its incorporation in 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art has been a vibrant non-profit visual arts center serving the Latino community of Los Angeles with a mission to drive, produce, and promote the creation of new work by Chicano and Latino artists through various visual art forms. The Gala honors artists, leaders, and philanthropists who make extraordinary contributions to Latino art and culture – this year’s honorees are corporate leader Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and artistic leaders Yreina Cervantez, Diane Gamboa, John Valadez. The evening begins with cocktails, followed by dinner from La Casita Mexicana, and a night of programming and entertainment hosted by Monique Marvez, featuring music by DJ Robfree and a special performance by Grammy Award winning Quetzal.
For more information, please e-mail email@example.com and read more here.
Individual tickets are $150. Cocktail party and seated dinner.
KCRW’s Masquerade 2014
The Legendary Park Plaza (Downtown) | 9pm-2am
KCRW public radio is an LA-spirited hub for music discovery, news, and culture on the air in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, and Palm Springs. Attend KCRW’s 6th annual Masquerade Costume Ball and Dance Party. All proceeds benefit KCRW. KCRW is home to art critics Edward Goldman and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s art review show, Art Talk, as well as Madeleine Brand’s Press Play, a look at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles. Tickets are available now to KCRW Members only at pre-sale prices for a limited time. Masquerade has sold out every year since its inception, so get your tickets now.
See a video of last year’s event: http://masquerade.kcrw.com/.
Pre-sale price: $85. Advance tickets: $100. Tickets at the door (if available): $125.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
SCI-Arc’s MAIN EVENT
Southern California Institute of Architecture (Downtown)
Los Angeles’ architecture and design community will celebrate Eric Owen Moss at SCI-Arc’s annual fundraising event to supporting scholarships. For information on being a featured sponsor of Main Event, please contact Sarah Sullivan, Chief Advancement Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Early sponsors will be recognized on the formal invitation, which will arrive in mailboxes in late September.
For other questions, please email email@example.com.
Tickets are $100. Cocktail Party.
Notables from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries will unite at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to honor artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Celebrating its fourth year, the 2014 Art+Film Gala is co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who continue to support the museum’s film initiatives. Gucci once again shows its support as the presenting sponsor of the annual event, with Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini as Gala Host Committee Chair.
For more information about the 2014 Art+Film Gala tickets and table sales, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 323.932.5878.
Individual tickets start at $5,000. Seated dinner, live auction, and silent auction.