Last Night's Parties: Patti Smith Sings For Tibet, Alexandra Richards' Mom Presents Parenting Award

by Mara Siegler · March 4, 2011

Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips and more rocked out for Tibet while Patti Hansen tried to ignore irony at an awards ceremony. Catherine Deneuve fans got a fix, a new play premiered, and there were a ton of art show openings. Let's see what happened last night!


Where: The Tunnel

Who Was There: Anna Coroneo, Lucia Tait, Cesarina Ferro, Glenn Glasser, Lindsay Calla, Mahlot Sansosa, Darryl Calmese, Tommy Mendes, Amanda Sheppard, Adrienne Walsch, Bianca Savini, Guy Philoche, Julia Jacobson

Other Details: Anna Coroneo opened the exhibit of her ink painted canvasses. They emphasize text and words from everyday email vernacular like “WOWwowWOW”, “YayyayYay” “HaHaHa." Don't forget to take a look at pictures from the event HERE. [Via]

Tibet House Concert & After-Party

Where: Gotham Hall

Who Was There: Courtney Love, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Phillip Glass, Deva Mahal, James McCartney, Robert Thurman, Mipam Thurman, Wayne Coyne, Arden Wohl, Larry Wohl, Bob Gruen, Elizabeth Gruen, Rachel Goldstein, The Roots

Other Details: Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Phillip Glass, The Flaming Lips, Taj Mahal and The Roots, who performed Neil Young’s “Down By the River,” and monks all took the stage last night to benefit Tibet House.  The NY Press describes the scene as such: "The pack of Tibetan monks in traditional garb, standing behind Smith, looks of baffled fear and the sort of awkwardness rarely seen outside of Steve Forbes after hosting Saturday Night Live across their faces." Sounds great?  With all these people and a good cause, we're sure it was. [Via]

The American Cancer Society of New York City Honors Muffie Potter Aston and Freya Schnabel, MD MOTHERS OF THE YEAR 2011 AWARD LUNCHEON

Where: The Plaza Hotel

Who Was There: Chris Wragge, Tory Burch, Susan Fales-Hill, Paula Zahn, Gilian Miniter, Muffie Potter Aston, Grace Hightower De Niro, Cynthia Lufkin, Debbie Bancroft, Felicia Taylor, CeCe Cord, Alexandra Lebenthal, Andrea Glimcher, Jill Bikoff, Ann Rapp, Bonnie Comley, Joyce Brooks, Gigi Mortimer, Bonnie Pressman, Caroline Hirsch

Other Details: Patti Hansen presented a Mother of the Year Award to Dr Freya Schnabel just a day after her daughter with Keith Richards. Alexandra, was arrested for drug possession and vandalism. Gatecrasher reports Diandra Douglas, mother of Cameron Douglas (son of screen legend Michael), sentenced to five years in prison last April for drug dealing, had planned on attending as well.

Absolut Vodka Celebrates the Armory Show [More photos HERE]

Where: Le Bain

Other Details: Patrons of the arts and a good time came out to celebrate the Armory Show. Check out the pics HERE!





Where: B.B. KINGS

Who Was There: Becky Ann Baker, Frances McDormand, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Tate Donovan, Estelle Parsons, Patrick Carroll, David Lindsay-Abaire, Daniel Sullivan, Betty Sanders.

Other Details: Last night was the world premiere production of Good People, a new American play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The plot focuses on Maggie, a broke Bostonian who thinks that an old fling who made it out of Southie could be her ticket out. Ben Affleck and Mark Wahlberg will probably make this into a movie. [Via]


Where: Paris Theatre/Rouge Tomate

Who Was There: Catherine Deneuve, Francois Ozon, Judith Godreche, Benoit, Jacquot, Bertrand Tavernier, Catherine Breillat, Chiara Mastroianni, Eric Lartigau, Gaspard Ulliel, Judith Godreche, Martin Provost, Rene Feret

Other Details: Last night was the opening-night of the 16th annual Rendez-Vous With French Cinema series, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance, They screened Catherine Deneuve, who has been described as the spirit of the years festival's 'Potiche.' [Via]

The 2nd Annual WGIRLSNYC Ties & Tiaras[More photos HERE]

Where: Tenjune

Other Details: The WGIRLS NYC hosted their 2nd Annual Ties & Tiaras to benefit Project GLaM (Granting Lasting Memories) and help outfit 2,000 economically disadvantaged young women for their proms. Get more details HERE and take a look at pictures HERE.




Where: Private Residence

Who Was There: Roya Heidari, Nazy Nazhand, Ahmed Mater, Amir Baradaran, Afel Cennamo, Bahman Akhavan, Marianne Akhavan, Gisue Hariri, Tom Florio, Atoussa Haskin, Margot Steinberg, Roya Heidari

Other Details: ART MIDDLE EAST's works to promote emerging contemporary art of the Middle East region and is holding several events during Armory Week. You can look at their calendar HERE.

Music Unites Kate Nash Outreach [More photos HERE]

Where: Women’s Excellence Academy in the Bronx

Other Details: Kate Nash and Music Unites met with students from the Women’s Excellence Academy in the Bronx last night at the Project All Stars midtown Manhattan location. Get more details HERE and take a look at more pics HERE.





Where: Leica Gallery

Who Was There: Alan Behr, Patrick McMullan, Michael Musto, Stephen Saban, Wolfgang Wesener, Susan Horn, Roger Horn, Keenan Brill, Anton Wesener, Anita Sarko, Julie Behr, Jennifer Westphal, Barbara Green, Amy Hoadley, Andrea Medici, Baldev Duggal, Bill Mullen, Kirk Wilde, Mac King, Bridget Bogard

Other Details: German portrait photographer Wolfgang Wesener started detailing New York's feral nightlife for Details Magazine in the 80's, capturing club prowling denizens such as James St. James, Diane Brill, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Michael Musto- to budding celebs like Madonna, Brooke Shields, Keith Haring, Matt Dillon, and Jenny Lumet. Shot with a hand held Leica SL, these black and white photos feature a most alluring eye-contact. [Via]

Private Journey Magazine Cocktail Party For Smokin' Joe Frazier

Where: Core Club

Who Was There: Jim Kerwin, Joe Frazier, Avital Harel, Zeev Harel, Haim Gutin, Hya Gutin, Ana Huyalain, Eric Lichtmess, Bob Dyer, Harriet Hunter, Bradley Dyer, Bryce Miller, Jack Hirsch, David Klein.

Other Details:The upscale luxury mag paid tribute to the World Heavyweight Champion.


Where: Bloomingdale's 59th ST

Who Was There: Audrey Chaffee, Princess Alexandra of Greece, Cory Nieves, David Lauren, Michael Gould, Richard J. Mast, Jodi L. Lacritz.

Other Details: Princess Alexandra of Greece hosted the get together for the video launch of The RL Gang: A Magically Magnificent School Adventure, made by Ralph Lauren and narrated by Uma Thurman to benefit Room to Grown.  Guests enjoyed treats, activities and a tea party.

Cece CordMichael GouldLucia TaitGrace Hightower De NiroAnna CoroneoAlexandra LebenthalFelicia TaylorPaula ZahnDebbie BancroftGigi MortimerTom FlorioRouge TomateMuffie Potter AstonParis Theatretate donovanThe Plaza HotelJill BikoffPrincess Alexandra of GreeceFrances McDormandCatherine DeneuveCore ClubCatherine BreillatSusan Fales-HillGIlian MiniterDavid KleinBonnie ComleyJoe FrazierGaspard UllielLeica GalleryChris WraggeCynthia LufkinAndrea GlimcherAnn RappJoyce BrooksBonnie PressmanCaroline HirschAmerican Cancer Society Mother of the YearThe American Cancer Society of New York City Honors Muffie Potter Aston and Freya SchnabelMD MOTHERS OF THE YEAR 2011 AWARD LUNCHEONAudrey ChaffeeCory NievesRichard J. MastJodi L. Lacritz.RL GANG VIDEO LAUNCH EVENTBloomingdale's 59th STim KerwinAvital HarelZeev HarelHaim GutinHya GutinAna HuyalainEric LichtmessBob DyerHarriet HunterBradley DyerBryce MillerJack HirschPrivate Journey Magazine Cocktail Party For Smokin' Joe FrazierWOWE / ALAN BEHR Opening Night at LEICA GALLERYBecky Ann BakerRenee Elise GoldsberryEstelle ParsonsPatrick CarrollDavid Lindsay-AbaireDaniel SullivanBetty Sanders.GOOD PEOPLE AFTER PARTYOpening Night of RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMAFrancois OzonJudith GodrecheBenoitJacquotBertrand TavernierChiara MastroianniEric LartigauMartin ProvostRene FeretCesarina FerroGlenn GlasserLindsay CallaMahlot SansosaDarryl CalmeseTommy MendesAmanda SheppardAdrienne WalschBianca SaviniGuy PhilocheThe TunnelA PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDSRoya HeidariNazy NazhandAhmed MaterAmir Baradaran