June Los Angeles Social Calendar


Highlights of the June Los Angeles Social Calendar: Placido Domingo, Aerosmith, Tommy Tune, Laura Linney, MAD MEN’s Women, Celebrity Heroes and More



June 2 – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation “A Time for Heroes” offers children and teens an afternoon of sports, rides, arts & crafts and other activities, along with foods from top restaurants and musical entertainment. Chaired by Willow Bay and Bob Iger with honorary co-chair Naomi Watts and celebrity heroes, including Joe Manganiello, Mario Lopez, Peyton List and many more. Century Park.  Tickets from $1,000 for adults; $250 for children under 18. (202) 296-9165.


June 6 – Simin Hope Foundation presents “A Celebration of All Fathers” takes place on the picturesque New York City backlot at Paramount Pictures Studios, Hollywood.  The black-tie gala commemorates the late R. Hashemizadeh, Sr., and features  special appearances and performances by Andrea Bocelli, Maria Aleida, Elisabetta Russo, Eugene Kohn and celebrity guests. Hosted by Simin Hashemizadeh, CEO of South Pacific Surgery Center.  Tickets from $500. (310) 841-0220.


June 7 – Hispanics for LA Opera “Placido Domingo Awards Dinner,” follows performances by Placido Domingo, Janai Brugger, Joshua Guerro and Maria Eugenia Antunez in an evening of Spanish Zarzuela and Latin American Music. Honors soprano Allyn Perez, tenor Antonio Vasquez Romero and HLAO supporter Lloyd Rigler.  Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dinner tickets from $500; Concert tickets from $19. (213) 972-3664.  


June 8 – Chrysalis “Butterfly Ball” takes place at a magnificent private estate in Mandeville Canyon, each year featuring a star-studded guest list and top-notch entertainment. Honors writer/ producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci; Josh Lieberman of Creative Artists Agency; and Katherine Pope, president of Chernin Entertainment Television. Co-chaired by Rebecca Gayheart-Dane, Rick Hess, Donna Langley, Dana Walden and Richard Weitz. Tickets from $1,000. (310) 401-9393.  


June 8 – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County “Grand Centennial Celebration,” aka “The Party of the Century” celebrates the museum’s 100th birthday with the official opening of the museum’s spectacular new 3.5 acre Nature Garden of living wildlife; the new Nature Lab, which opens onto the garden; and new Otis Booth Pavilion with a black-tie dinner, extravagant light and sound show, music and dancing in the gardens. Isn’t it nice to know LA’s first-ever museum continues to grow yet more wondrous with each passing year? Honorary chairs Lynn Booth, and Marcia and Richard Volpert. Tickets from $1,500; Tickets from $125 for the after-party. (213) 763-3512 


June 9 – The Actors Fund “Tony Awards Viewing Party,” hosted by the great Tommy Tune. While the rest of Los Angeles waits for the pre-taped 8:00 p.m. broadcast, this late party features a big-screen telecast in real time from New York of the Tony Awards. Honors “Tony’s legendary ladies:” Marissa Jaret Winokur, Cathy Rigby, Nancy Dussault, Charlotte Rae, Millicent Martin and June Lockhart with a special tribute to Anne Jeffreys. The live show in commercial-length segments is written and produced by David Rambo. Taglyan Cultural Complex, Hollywood. Tickets from $275. (323) 933-9244 x 123. 




June 12 – Women In Film “Crystal + Lucy Awards” celebrates the organization’s 40th anniversary and honors Laura Linney, all the Women of “Mad Men,” i.e., Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Paré and Kiernan Shipka; plus Hailee Steinfeld, Sofia Coppola, George Lucas and Rachel Morrison. Hosted by Jenna Elfman with many of the previous award recipients expected to attend. Beverly Hilton. Tickets from $350. (323) 935-2211.


June 15 – The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association “Beastly Ball” honors Wells Fargo, along with Pauley Perrette of “NCIS,” and includes an after-hours, under-the-stars walk through the zoo, cocktails, entertainment, bountiful food at a “beastly feast” and dancing. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Tickets from $1,000. (323) 644-4753.  



June 22 – Los Angeles Philharmonic “Season-Opening Night for the Hollywood Bowl” stars Aerosmith, Patti Austin and John Legend, and inducts Aeromith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Thomas Wilkins leads the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at this glamorous evening, which concludes with a spectacular firework display. Benefits the LA Phil. Concert tickets from $12. (800) 745-3000. VIP packages, including reception, dinner and prime box seating for 4, from $2,300. (213) 972.3051.  


Top photo: Placido Domingo is set to perform at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and then preside over the Placido Awards Dinner, presented by Hispanics for LA Opera, coming up on the June Los Angeles Social Calendar (photo: Todd Williamson/ Invision for the Los Angeles Opera/ AP Images) 

Second photo: The new nature pond at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, will be previewed at the Grand Centennial Celebration, coming up on the June Los Angeles Social Calendar (photo, courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)

Third photo: Tommy Tune will be hosting the annual Tony Awards party for The Actors Fund, coming up on the June Los Angeles Social Calendar (photo, courtesy of the Actors Fund)

Fourth photo: Laura Linney of “The Big C” will receive the Crystal Award from Women In Film, at the Crystal+Lucy Awards, coming up on the June Los Angeles Social Calendar (photo, courtesy of Women In Film)

Fifth photo: Steven Tyler, left, and Joe Perry of Aerosmith will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame at the LA Phil’s season-opening night, coming up on the June Los Angeles Social Calendar (photo, courtesy of the LA Phil)

Sixth photo: Sofia Coppola will receive the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award at the Women In Film, Crystal+Lucy Awards, coming up on the June Los Angeles Social Calendar (photo, courtesy of Women In Film)




Shopping, Dining & Socializing for Two Good Causes: Children’s Action Network and Westside Children’s Center

Clint Eastwood, Carl Reiner Present Awards to Billy Crystal, Bruce Ramer at Star-filled Backstage at the Geffen 2013

Peter Sellars, Margo Leavin Honored at SMMoA’s 25th Anniversary PreCognito Gala; Bill Viola, John Baldessari Do the Honors

Jeffrey Katzenberg Honored at Anti-Defamation League’s Centennial Entertainment Industry Dinner 

A Million Dollar Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show Extravaganza 

Elton John, Taio Cruz and the Osbournes Take the Race to Erase MS to Next Level

Chelsea Handler, Bruno Mars, Kylie Minogue, Carolina Herrera, Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw Create an Unforgettable Evening  

Highlights of the May Los Angeles Social Calendar

BritWeek 2013 Kicks Off with Mischa Barton, Bruno Tonioli, Terri Seymour, Louise Roe, Two James Bonds and More Stars in an “Old Hollywood” Salute

Three Hemsworth Brothers, Four “American Idol” Contenders, Stars of “Glee,” “The Help,” “Gossip Girl” and More at City Year Los Angeles Spring Break 2013

A “Yesssss!” to Marijuana and a Post-Postmodern Mix of Stars, Artists, More VIPs, Music and Party Themes at the MOCA Gala 2013

Priscilla Renea Performs; the Bird and the Bee Sing a Hal David Tune at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2013

Top Filmmakers Maya Rudolph, Diablo Cody, Anne Fletcher, Nancy Meyers, Penelope Spheeris and Donna Langley Share Their Thoughts at WOMEN IN FOCUS at Chapman

Oscar de la Renta’s Dramatic Fashions and Wallis Annenberg’s Surprise at The Colleagues Spring Luncheon 

Highlights of April the Los Angeles Social Calendar: Duets for Breast Cancer, a SuperStar-Studded Spring Break, The MOCA Gala, Seth Rogen’s House Party and Much More 

Jason Bateman, Jason Alexander, Emmy Rossum, Beth Behrs, Big Bang Theory & More Go Broadway for A Night At Sardi’s Honoring Brian Grazer and Jill Gascoine 


June Los Angeles Social Calendar

Published May 20, 2013 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA