Last Night's Parties: St. Patrick's Day Throw Downs, Socialites Celebrate Their Birthdays

by Mara Siegler · March 18, 2011

Patrick McMullan parties for St. Pat's, Billy Crudup takes a bow, socialites celebrate their birthdays Pisces-style, Desert Flower screens and so much more. Find out what happened while you were busy puking green beer.

Patrick McMullan SAINT PATRICKS DAY PARTY [More photos HERE]

Where: Pacha

Who Was There: Liam McMullan, Patrick McMullan, Oliver Stone, Victoria Binko, Cornelia Bregman, Amber De Vos, Athena Romaine, Devorah Rose, Eric Kelly, Michael Musto, Couri Hay, Yass Grayele, Rachel Heller, Cindy Guyer

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Other details: The evening started off with a DJ set by Liam McMullan and was followed up by nightlife expert Steve Lewis. Tweeted: "The end of the rainbow = Patrick McMullan's St. Patty's Day party" You can get more info HERE. Be sure to look at more photos HERE.

Screening &  After Party for "Arcadia"

Where: Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Gotham Hall

Who Was There: Angela Lansbury,  Billy Crudup, Byron Jennings, Bel Powley, Raul Esparza, Grace Gummer, Lia Williams, Tom Riley,  David Leveaux, Margaret Colin, Charity Wakefield, Elaine Stritch, Jessica Collins, James Lipton

Other details: Tom Stoppard’s time-tripping “Arcadia”opened on Broadway last night. Some outlets aren't too fond of Bill Crudup's performance, but the play got a rave from the New York Times: "It has acquired something more important: an emotional depth, viscerally rooted, to support its intellectual shimmer. This conviction comes across — with gusto and delicacy — via four performers who embody two almost-couples of two different eras." [Via]

The Free St. Patrick's Madness Brawl by Table Tennis Nation [More photos HERE]

Where: Spin

Other Details:Tabble tennis fanatics used the luck of the Irish last night to defeat each other on the tables. Be sure to take a look at more pics HERE.






Where: Demsey Residence

Who Was There: Alina Cho, John Demsey, Marilyn Gauthier, Glenda Bailey, Stephen Sumner, Aerin Lauder, Cornelia Guest, Cece Cord, Allison Aston, Mark Gilbertson

Other details: John Demsey, Alina Cho and Marilyn Gauthier celebrated their birthdays together for the second year in a row. [Via]



Where: Paley Center

Who Was There: Deborah Roberts, Franco La Costa, Susan-Fales Hill, Liya Kebede, Lisa Truitt

Other details: National Geographic held a screening for this very important film about Waris Dirie. She started life as Somalian nomad and was circumcised at 3, and then  sold in marriage at 13. She fled from Africa to become an American supermodel and UN spokeswoman against circumcision. [Via]