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A sampling of spring social events in Los Angeles

March 13, 2013|By Ellen Olivier
  • Actor, musician and funnyman Jack Black attends the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards nominees brunch in January. Black is slated to emcee the REDCAT gala on Saturday.
Actor, musician and funnyman Jack Black attends the 2013 Independent Spirit… (Imeh Akpanudosen / Getty…)

A sampling of Los Angeles’ spring fundraisers and galas:

Saturday (March 16) — REDCAT “CalArts Celebrates 10 Years of REDCAT.” Jack Black emcees; Cynthia Hopkins performs; honors Walt Disney Co. and Catherine Opie at Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater. Tickets from $850. (661) 253-7727.

March 20 — Alzheimer’s Assn. “A Night at Sardi’s” honors Brian Grazer and Jill Gascoine. “Best of Broadway” celebrity revue. Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tickets from $500. (818) 906-0240.

April 9 — Colleagues “Spring Luncheon” honors Wallis Annenberg. Oscar de la Renta runway show; informal modeling of Van Cleef & Arpels jewels. Benefits Children’s Institute Inc. Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Tickets from $150. (213) 260-7623.

April 13 — Cedars-Sinai Breast Cancer Research & Education Program “What A Pair!” duets by Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Joely Fisher, Anne Heche, Loretta Devine, Maggie Wheeler and more stars. Includes pre- and post-concert receptions. The Broad Stage. Tickets from $250. (323) 866-6231.

April 20 — Los Angeles Ballet “Rubies Gala” honors Nigel Lythgoe and Linda Duttenhaver; dinner, ballet preview; dancing to JT and California Dreamin’. Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Tickets from $500. (310) 903-8886.

April 20 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Gala celebrates Urs Fischer exhibition in two venues; Tickets from $2,500. (213) 621-1778.

April 20 — City Year Los Angeles "Spring Break: Destination Education” with food stations, carnival-style booths at Sony Studios. Tickets from $375; reduced rates for families of more than four. (213) 596-5875.

April 25 — Alzheimer’s Assn. “Hilarity for Charity,” Seth Rogen hosts “house party” and variety show. Avalon, Hollywood. Tickets from $150. (818) 906-0240.

May 3 — Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis “Love to Erase MS” Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne. 500-item silent auction, celebrity fashion show and entertainment. Century City Hotel. Tickets from $1,000. (310) 440-4842.

May 9 — Santa Monica Museum of Art “Precognito” celebrates the museum’s 25th anniversary; honors Margo Leavin and Peter Sellars with presentations by John Baldessari and Bill Viola; previews art for sale at May 11 “Incognito.” "PreCognito" tickets from $1,200. InCognito tickets from $150. (310) 586-6488.

May 13 — Geffen Playhouse “Backstage at the Geffen” honors Billy Crystal and Bruce Ramer. Evening includes dinner and show. Tickets from $2,500. Show tickets alone from $350. (310) 208-6500, Ext. 141.

June 8 — Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County  “Grand Centennial Celebration” celebrates the museum’s 100th birthday and opening of new Nature Garden, Nature Lab and Otis Booth Pavilion. Tickets from $1,500. Tickets for the after-party from $100 (if purchased before April 15). (213) 763-3512.

June 8 — Chrysalis “Butterfly Ball” honors Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Katherine Pope. Dinner, entertainment at a private residence. Tickets from $1,000. (310) 401-9393.

June 15 — The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. “Beastly Ball” honors Pauley Perrette and Wells Fargo. After-hours, under-the-stars walk through the zoo, entertainment, food and dancing. Tickets from $1,000. (323) 644-4753.


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