Last Night's Parties: Cirque du Soleil Zarkana Opens, Andre Saraiva Draws Crowd To Le Bain

by Mara Siegler · June 30, 2011

Cirque du Soleil's dream-like circus spectacular Zarkana opened; Le Baron's Andre Saraiva screened his new film starring Annabelle Dexter-Jones; Heidi Klum celebrated her Hampton's mag cover; Sean Avery promoted safe-sun;  Julie Taymor talked some shit on Spider-Man and more! Last night's parties are holding a grudge.

World Premiere of Cirque du Soleil Zarkana Opening Night

Where: Radio City Music Hall

Who Was There: Kathleen Turner, Carrie Keagan, Gayle King, Adrienne Bailon, Lydia Hearst, Selita Ebanks, Ralph Macchio, Sonja Morgan, Kathryn Erbe, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Jill Zarin, Judah Friedlander

Other Details: Cirque du Soleil's dream-like circus spectacular Zarkana opened in New York last night. The surrealist rock opera includes live music, video effects, and the high flying acrobatics of 75 performers. A cello player and a midget roamed the area as guests chowed down on caramel popcorn, mac and cheese, and hotdogs.  Looks amazing. [Via]

Le Baron's Andre Saraiva Screens His Short Film "The Shoe" At The Standard [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Standard Hotel, Le Bain

Who Was There: Andre Saraiva, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Carlos Mota, Anne Dexter-Jones, Charlotte Ronson, Serge Becker, Cynthia Rowley, Anthony Haden-Guest, Peter Makebish, Hannah Bronfman, Genevieve Jones, Tara Subkoff,  KAWS - AKA, Brian Donnelly, André Balazs, Beth Swofford, threeASFOUR, Bettina Zilkha, and oddly Kevin Jonas

Other Details: Last night, nightlife impresario and graffiti artist Andre Saraiva held the kind of screening for his directorial debut The Shoe that most critically lauded directors dream about long after filling their trophy cases with various awards. The third floor of the Standard was packed tight with his friends, socialites, and the sort of people who look oddly familiar in the glossy, impeccably tousled way that makes you think you saw them in a Ray Ban ad or in one of the photos that streamed endlessly out of Coachella. Be sure to take a look at more pics HERE and get details HERE!

Hamptons Magazine Celebrates Heidi Klum Issue At STK Rooftop [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: STK Rooftop

Who Was There: Heidi Klum, Debra HalpertSamantha Yanks, Chris Nirschel, Karen Koeningsberg, and Nick Roldan

Other Details: Last night, Hamptons Magazine hosted an exclusive party at the recently opened STK Rooftop in celebration of their July 4th issue, featuring Heidi Klum on the cover.  Models mingled with party-goers at the Meatpacking hotspot, enjoying both Rose Courvoisier and the stunning view. Be sure to take a look at more pics HERE and get details HERE!




New York Premiere of PROJECT NIM

Where: Time Warner Screening Room

Who Was There: Dr. Laura Ann Pettito, Stephanie LeFarge, Dr. James Mahoney, Bob Ingresoll, Dr. Joyce Butler, Julie Taymor, Jenny Lee

Other Details: Axed Spider-Man head Julie Taymor unsurprisingly forwent attending the high flying acrobatics of Zarkana to attend NIM, a film which won the Sundance Festival's Best Directing award for World Documentary. She told NYM: "I had a great time when it was great. It was one of the most joyful experiences and my work is there and there it is. The main thing is I have not been paid, which you know. I would like to get paid, so that will be good." Ouch. [Via]




Where: The Hearst Tower

Who Was There: Kate White, Dr. Jennifer Stein, Giada De Laurentiis, Cara Biggane, Juju Chang, Sean Avery, Donna Kalajian Lagani, Laura Linney

Other Details: Does Sean Avery telling you that you will get cancer make you want to wear sunscreen.  It kind of does for me. He came out, along with Laura Linney, to help Cosmo celebrate safe sun practices. We're all about that here. Be sure to check out our post:  [The Hidden Dangers Of Sunscreen & What The FDA Is Doing To Protect You] [Via]

CASA DRAGONES Hosts Screening of "Dias de Gracia"

Where: Core Club

Who Was There: Hugh Jackman, Paul Haggis

Other Details: Hugh Jackman and Paul Haggis came out to support the Mexican film Dais de Gracua which screened for Core Club's hoity toity members. I was told by one member after 4 seconds of conversation that they pay $50k a year for "privacy." Seems like you could just stay home and save the money. Anyway-that money also goes to them getting to drink free Casa Dragones tequila and hobnob with celebs.


Where: Cleo Spa

Who Was There: Ashley Mayhew, Andrea Tantaros, Lindsay Fox, Ainsley Earhardt, Susan Gold-Bell, Cleo Jung, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dr. Dendy Engelman, Tana Chung

Other Details: Guests came out for a night of pampering at the opening of this new holistic spa in Gramercy. Along with mini manicures, mini facials, and mini-other treatments, they enjoyed cocktails cleverly named..Cleopolitans.