It’s been another sizzling week in July with so many hot happenings.
Lionsgate celebrated the Los Angeles special screening of “Midnight in the Switchgrass” on July 19, 2021 at the Regal L.A. Live followed by an after-party on the outdoor patio at Katsuya L.A. Live. In attendance from the film were Emile Hirsch (Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood), Lukas Haas (Inception), Caitlin Carmichael (Life Itself), Sistine Stallone (47 Meters Down: Uncaged), Olive Abercrombie (“The Haunting of Hill House”) and director Randall Emmett (Producer of The Irishman). Special guests included Lala Kent (“Vanderpump Rules”), Jax Taylor(“Vanderpump Rules”), Brittany Cartwright (“Vanderpump Rules”), Stassi Schroeder (“Vanderpump Rules”), Beau Clark (“Vanderpump Rules”), Katie Maloney-Schwartz (“Vanderpump Rules”), Tom Schwartz (“Vanderpump Rules”), Tom Sandoval (“Vanderpump Rules”), Ariana Madix (“Vanderpump Rules”), Scheana Shay (“Vanderpump Rules”), Brock Davies (“Vanderpump Rules”), James Kennedy (“Vanderpump Rules”), Kristen Doute(“Vanderpump Rules”), Charli Burnett (“Vanderpump Rules”), Heather McDonald (“Chelsea Lately”), Donovan W. Carter (“Ballers”), Alexandra Stewart (“Love Island”), Elizabeth Weber (“Love Island”), Sophia Stallone and Scarlet Stallone.
Next for your calendar, Tribeca Enterprises, in partnership with DoorDash and Rémy Martin, announced the return of the Tribeca Drive-In series, combining the power of the movies with the majesty of the Rose Bowl Stadium. Featuring an exciting slate of new and classic films, the limited-engagement series will provide audiences with an memorable experience that’s sure to captivate audiences of all ages. The Tribeca Drive-In screening events, which will be the only drive-in experience coming to the Los Angeles area, will take place on the weekends between July 28-August 26, 2021 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.
A signature series for Tribeca, drive-ins have been a part of the festival’s programming since its inception 20 years ago. Tapping into the nostalgia of the traditional drive-in experience, this year’s schedule will feature a robust lineup of films including: 2021 Tribeca Festival encore screenings, classic films, family matinees, short films, plus special sneak preview of a new film yet to hit theaters! Beginning today, audiences can purchase tickets at TribecaFilm.com.
And, coming up in the Hamptons, the South Fork Natural History Museum, the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island, is pleased to announce that its 32nd Annual Summer Gala Benefit (The Journey Forward: Reconnecting Through Nature) will take place at the museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 to benefit SOFO’s educational and environmental programs and initiatives empowering families to be responsible stewards of our planet.
The event will commemorate 32 years of leadership in nature conservation and education, and growth from a small nature clubhouse founded in 1988 by SOFO Board President Andrew Sabin and a group of South Fork naturalists concerned about the future of the area’s fragile ecosystems, to an acclaimed state-of-the-art museum highly regarded for its outstanding nature exhibits and over 270 annual educational programs focusing on environmental stewardship, climate change, sustainable energy, marine science, community outreach, and more. SOFO works with people of all ages, offering hope and purpose as we strive to ensure the well-being and sustainability of our planet.
This year’s summer gala benefit will honor Dr. Indy Burke, an ecosystem ecologist and the Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School; Chef Kerry Heffernan, Chef at Grand Banks in Manhattan, a seafood sustainability and conservation leader who serves on the City Harvest Food Council; and environmentalists and long-time SOFO friends Kim & Greg Lippmann (SOFO Board Trustee) and their family. The event will be hosted by Ambassador, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, a world renowned chef, who began her international culinary journey at Michelin three-star restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris; Carole Crist, American businesswoman and former First Lady of Florida; and Dottie Herman, CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate LLC. Tickets can be bought here.
And, on August 13 Dr. Ruth will be a special guest speaker at Author’s Night. The beloved event has seats available for the lecture, as well as the cocktail event on August 14. Tickets here.