Last Night's Parties: Sarah Jessica Parker Heads To The Ballet, Nick Zinner Rocks Good Units

by Mara Siegler · May 12, 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker, Betsy Johnson, Vanessa Williams and more saw Seven Deadly Sins at Lincoln Center; The Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner took the stage at Good Units; Moby signed copies of his new book at Clic Gallery; Ally Hilfiger and Nary Manivong launched their new fashion line Nahm; David Blaine and Lance Burton hung out with teen wizards and more. Last night's parties were magical.

NEW YORK CITY BALLET 2011 Spring Gala [Take a look at more photos HERE]

Where: David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center

Who Was There: Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gabe Saporta, Erin Fetherston, Betsey Johnson, Vanessa Williams, Brooke Shields, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Alexandra Lebenthal, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Wendy Whelan, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Peter Martins, Patti LuPone

Details: Celebs and ballet enthusiasts came out in their best for the ballet’s production of Seven Deadly Sins, which stars veteran Broadway diva Patti LuPone. Take a look at more photos HERE.

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LOOMSTATE 41 STRINGS Celebrates the 41st Anniversary of EARTH DAY

Where: Good Units at Hudson

Who Was There: Albert Maysles, Julie Gilhart, Mariko Munro, Carlos Quirarte, Nick Zinner, Parker Posey, Pamela Love, Rogan Gregory, Scott Mackinlay Hahn, Winona Ryder

Details: Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Hisham Akira Bharoocha & Ben Vida (Soft Circle) from 40 Drummers, took the stage at Good Units for an original piece that included violins, violas, cellos, electric & acoustic guitars, upright bass, electric bass, on top of synth and drums. Guests sipped Kanon Vodka as they watch and wondered if Winona Ryder, dressed in raggedy tee, was overshadowed inThe Black Swan by Natalie Portman's real life pregnancy. [Via]

MOBY "Destroyed" Opening, Book and Album Launch

Where: Clic Gallery

Who Was There: Alex Israel, Mary Heilmann, Moby, Valerie Geller, Anthony Haden-Guest, Christiane Celle, Antoine Verglas, Kim Swift, Paul Haggis, Nicole Miller

Details: Moby came out to celebrate and sign copies of his new book Destroyed and his photography exhibit.  "Moby captures the universal situation that so many musicians and artists undergo living nomadic lives." I would like to know if his friends call him Moby or Richard, but this is not included in the book.

Byrdie Bell Celebrates the LAUNCH OF NAHM With Nary Manivong And Alexandria Hilfiger

Where: A Man and A Woman

Who Was There: Alexandria Hilfiger, Nary Manivong, Byrdie Bell, Kyliegh Kuhn, Janet Mock, Erin Crandall, Jenne Lombardo

Details: Tommy's daughter Ally Hilfiger and Nary Manivong, a homeless teenager who has certainly made good, launched their highly anticipated line NAHM last night. You may already be familiar with the brand through the documentary Dressed.  [Via]

CITY HARVEST'S Annual "On Your Plate" Luncheon

Where: Metropolitan Club

Who Was There: Topsy Taylor, David Patrick Columbia, Jill Kargman, Joy Ingham, Trevor Reich, Jilly Stephens

Details: City Harvest held its annual “On Your Plate” luncheon that included a discussion with Jill Kargman, bestselling author of "Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut."

Make Believe Screening

Where: Friar's Club

Who Was There: Lance Burton, David Blaine, Kid magicians

Other Details: Whether or not you are a big fan of magic (and really, how could you not be) you are bound to like the new documentary Make Believe, from the guys behind King of Kong . The documentary follows six teenagers as they journey to Las Vegas in order to attend the World Magic Seminar and compete for the title of Teen World Champion, but it is really more about finding themselves during their school aged years. Think underdog rises to the top  meets the coolest card trick ever. It opens at Cinema Village later this week and you should definitely go see it.  Lance Burton was on hand last night to hang with the kids from the film and faugician David Blaine stopped by so the kids could tell him "I love you David Blaine and I believe your magic is real." There were also a lot of card tricks and saying "How did you do that?" [Via]

Fashion Forward Beverly Hills Courier launch of special section hosted by Joan Rivers

Where: The Paley Center for Media

Who Was There: Tawny Sanders, George Christy, Joan Rivers

Details: Joan Rivers and immediate past Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad presented the first copy of the private folio edition of “The Best of George Christy in the Beverly Hills Courier 2009 - 2011” to The Courier's famous columnist. Why was Joan there? She's a good friend of Christy and wrote the forward.

TOWN RESIDENTIAL and TheREALDEAL Present "Building Stories": A Look at NYC's Most Prolific Architect

Where: The Morgan Library and Museum

Who Was There: Costas Kondylis, Donald Trump, Amir Korangy, Sidnie Heiberger, Andrew Heiberger, Ed Heiberger, Robyn Heiberger

Details: The RealDeal screened its first full-length documentary feature film called "Building Stories," a look at the most prolific architect in New York City, Costas Kondylis. Donald Trump, who makes a few cameo interviews in  the film, took time off from scaring up America's craziest demographic to attend.