Last Night's Parties: Vera Farmiga Goes To CrossBar, Le Bain Rocks Live Music

by Christina Makoyawo · August 16, 2011

Celebs came out for SONY Pictures Classics' "Higher Ground" and GEN ART's "L!fe Happens" film premieres; Todd English served it up for guests at CrossBar; and Food52 and Eater kicked off their BIB Award tournament. Last night's parties were all about the 2 F's: film and food!

Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' HIGHER GROUND

Where: AMC Loews 19th Street/After-party at CrossBar

Who Was There: Todd English, Vera Farmiga, Nina Arianda, Norbert Leo Butz, Michael Chernus, Dagmara Dominczyk, Donna Murphy, Christian Campbell & America Olivo, Alan Cumming, Veronica Dominczyk, Lenay Dunn, Voula Duval, Chanel Farrell, Halley Feiffer, Scott Foley & Marika Dominczyk, Renn Hawkey, Barbara Kopple, Kevin Manno, Ezra Miller, Shala Munroque, Alexia Rasmussen, Gabourey Sidibe, Alice St. Clair, Mickey Sumner, Julie Taymor, Matthew Thomas, Patrick Wilson, Debra Winger

Other Details: The film is Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut about a thoughtful woman’s struggles with belief, love, and trust. Following the film screening at AMC Loews, Todd English hosted the after-party and provided delicious eats at his restaurant CrossBar. [Via]

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STUSSY + MADEME Launch Event

Where: The Crosby Street Hotel

Other Details: Skate-brand Stussy joined forces with womens streetwear brand MadeMe to debut their digital film project and upcoming S+M fall collaborative collection. [Via]

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Steve Madden Music Presents FreeSol at Le Bain

Where: Le Bain

Who Was There: Allison Hagendorf, FreeSol, DJ Lindsey

Other Details: Steve Madden continued their summer music series with a live performance by FreeSol. Cocktails were provided by Brugal. [Via]

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Food52 and Eater Present The BIB

Where: Limited Time Only

Other Details: The event was held to announce who's up for the culinary-coveted BIB award. Held in similar fashion to NCAA-style bracketed tournament, it included 16 of the hottest NYC restaurants that opened in 2009-2010. Gourmet food was served in abundance in addition to specialty cocktails provided by Ma Peche.

Gen Art Red Carpet Screening & Party of "L!fe Happens"

Where: The Gramercy Park Hotel

Who Was There: Krysten Ritter, Fallon Goodson, Rhys Coiro and the film's producer Lauren Bratman.

Other Details: Following the Gen Art screening of "L!fe Happens" at the Visual Arts Theater, guests ventured to the Gramercy Park Hotel Private Roof Club.