Los Angeles Fall Winter 2012 Social Calendar

Highlights of the Los Angeles Social Calendar Fall Winter 2012

Joe Mantegna, Barry Manilow, Sutton Foster, Stevie Nicks, LL Cool J, Tyler Perry, Kirstie Alley, Usher, Hollywood Bag Ladies and Some of L.A.’s Most Elegant Debutantes


Here’s a sampling of fall/ winter highlights below…

Updated Oct. 30, 2012

Keep checking back for additions and don’t forget to check out my story in the Sunday Los Angeles Times Image section about the fall Los Angeles social calendar by clicking here. It includes more details on the fabulous events coming up and interviews with the people making them happen.

We welcome your submissions to this calendar, which will become a regular feature of SocietyNewsLA.com – just send us an email and keep your description very brief. Include date, place, charity, cost, contact information, and whether or not your event is open to the public.

Nov. 1 – Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala will honor Barry Manilow with the Heart of Hollywood Award, along with other honorees Scott Minerd, chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners; and Stanley Black, founder of Black Equities. Proceeds will go to the Board of Governors Heart Stem Cell Center at the Cedars-Sinai Institute. Lexus, the night’s sponsor, will donate a 2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport Sedan for a raffle that night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Tickets start at $500. (323) 904-4400

Nov. 1 – Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon offers a luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel; fashion show by Kevan Hall, whose clients have included Michelle Obama, Sharon Stone, Drew Barrymore, and more; and a silent auction of celebrity and designer handbags from top brands, including Fendi, Prada, Versace, Gucci and others. Tickets from $250.  (310) 657-LOOP (5667)

Nov. 3 – Autism Care and Treatment (ACT) Today! “Denim & Diamonds” fundraiser honors Joe Mantegna of “Criminal Minds, KCBS/KCAL president Steve Mauldin and community activist Kathleen Sternbach and includes cocktails, dinner and entertainment by singer/songwriter Brian McKnight. A star-studded affair taking place at scenic Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, the event is expected to draw Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson and AJ Cook of “Criminal Minds,” Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould of “Modern Family;”
 Hunter King and Erik Braiden of “The Young and the Restless.” Vivica Fox of “Raising Hope;” Jean Smart of “Hope Springs;” Richard Gilliland of “Torchwood;” Bonnie Hunt of “Cheaper By the Dozen;” Mark Christopher Lawrence of “Chuck;”
host Tom Bergeron of “Dancing with the Stars;” Erik Fellows of “Days of Our Lives;” Joey King of “Crazy, Stupid Love;” producer Vin Di Bona and others. Tickets from $275. (661) 478-6512

Nov. 5 – Author Cynthia Bardes will host a special book signing and tea party to launch her new children’s book, “Pansy at the Palace.” Inspired by her poodle Pansy, adopted from an animal shelter, the book both entertains and raises awareness of The Humane Society, animal shelters and rescue organizations. Open to the public, at the Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills. No charge, but RSVP required rsvp@aefpr.com. (310) 271-0011

Nov. 8 – 9 – Allee Willis “Ba-de-ya, Baby!,” the hit show by the Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Webby award-winner is coming to NoHoPAC (North Hollywood Performing Arts Center) for two days only.  The show combines her prodigious body of work as a songwriter, live performer, visual artist, multimedia artist and iconic party thrower, celebrating her life with music, art, sing-alongs, stories, a live band, dancers and special guests, delivered with a party vibe. Tickets $45.99. 310 271-0011. 

Nov. 13 – Women’s Guild of Cedars-Sinai Fall Gala honors Wendy Goldberg and “Blue Bloods” executive producer Leonard Goldberg with the “Hollywood Icon” Award; Goldberg, who owns Mandy Films, is a former president of Twentieth Century Fox and ABC’s head of programming. Performance by Stevie Nicks; host LL Cool J. Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Tickets start at $750. (323) 904-4400.

Nov. 24 – The National Charity League Debutante Ball, staged by the San Fernando Valley Chapter, will honor this year’s debutantes for their years of service to the charity. The young women are pictured on this page at the group’s pre-Gala Promenade event. (See names in the photo captions below.) The ball takes place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Tickets $200. (818) 642-6701.

Dec. 1 – Let The Kids Grow Foundation Holiday Gala honors Tyler Perry, Dwight Howard, Kirstie Alley, Usher, Nick Cannon and Romeo Miller. The black-tie celebrity dinner features entertainment and special guests still to be announced. Co-hosted by Simin Hashemizadeh and Percy “Master P” Miller. Funds help young people to become positive, confident, contributing members of the community. Tickets start at $1,000. (310) 906-6220

Dec. 7 – Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts Candlelight Concert will showcase the amazing two-time Tony Award-winning Sutton Foster, along with the classic pop/rock band Huey Lewis and the News. Benefiting the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, the gala evening will also include a reception, candlelight supper and dancing at Segerstrom Hall. Presented by watchmaker Vacheron Constantin. Tickets start at $3,000. (714) 556-2122, ext. 4247



Top photo: Joe Mantegna of “Criminal Minds” is one of the three honorees at “Denim & Diamonds,” benefiting Autism Care and Treatment (ACT) Today, Nov. 3 on the Los Angeles fall winter 2012 social calendar (Mantegna’s photo courtesy of ACT Today) 

Second photo: Sutton Foster, who will appear with Huey Lewis and the News, at the Candlelight Concert to benefit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Dec. 7  on the Los Angeles fall winter 2012 social calendar (photo courtesy of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts)

Third photo: LL Cool J will host the Women’s Guild of Cedars-Sinai Fall Gala, Nov. 13 on the Los Angeles fall winter 2012 social calendar (photo: SocietyNewsLA.com)  

Fourth photo: The 2012 Debutantes, to be presented by the National Charity League’s San Fernando Valley Chapter, Nov. 24 on the Los Angeles fall winter 2012 social calendar  – Back row, left to right: Kelli Ann Waldorf, Jessy Wynne Morner-Ritt, Veronica Black, Katherine Leigh Walker, Emily Virginia Stanford, Jessica Sue Kimmel, Danielle Alexis Smith, and Grace Balsamo-Gillis; Front row, left to right: Stephanie Rae Harlow, Amanda Michelle Allen,  Elena-Marie Sandino Tenn, Savannah Lynne Patronete, Chandler Elise Pratt, Miss Camille Jacquelyne Saucier, and Paige Olivia Handy

Fifth photo: Huey Lewis and the News, who will appear with Sutton Foster, at the Candlelight Concert to benefit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Dec. 7  on the Los Angeles fall winter 2012 social calendar (photo courtesy of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts)Los Angeles Fall Winter 2012 Social Calendar


Published Oct. 25, 2012 – Ellen Olivier – Society News LA