This Weekend's Parties: Red Screening, October Ball, Beloved Jon Stewart And Reviled Russell Brand

by Chiara Atik · October 4, 2010

Not the busiest weekend in New York (were most people upstate apple picking? Breaking out their flannels for Fall?), but there were still some events of note over the past few days. Here's what you missed in NYC this weekend...

The Cinema Society's "Red" Screening And Afterparty

Where: MoMA/The Lambs Club

Who Was There: The film's cast, including Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Mary Louise Parker, Erika Christensen, Fern Mallis, James Lipton, Kelly Rutherford, Moby, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Davis, Richard Kind, Jill Hennessy

Other Details: Watch out, The Social Network; the reviews of Red are pretty good. Cinema Society hosted a screening with the cast last night at MoMA, followed by an after party at The Lambs Club. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian was there to oversee the proceedings and pose for pictures with fans, including IMG Fashion VP Fern Mallis. Bruce walked the red carpet and posed for pictures with his beautiful young wife, Emma Hemming, though Mary Louise Parker seems to have come solo...


The MoMA October Ball

Where: MoMA

Who Was There: MoMA Young Patrons, philanthropists, supporters of the Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers program.

Other Details: The event included open bar, hors'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Afterwards, guests headed to Marquee for the after party.



Jon Stewart's Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education

Where: The Beacon Theater, after party at American Museum Of Natural History

Who Was There: Steve Carell, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Tommy Hilfiger, Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black, Olivia Munn, Temple Grandin, Soledad O'Brien, Tom Brokaw, Joel McHale

Other Details: Silverman and Stewart made some enemies by defending the word "retard", which offended some special needs families. Still, the night was mostly a comedic success (including a random performance by the "Chocolate Rain" kid?). The after party was held in the Whale Room of the Museum of Natural History.

The Tempest Premiere at NY Film Festival

Where: Alice Tully Hall

Who Was There: Ben Winshaw, Helen Mirren, Julie Taymor, and Russell Brand, whom we had no idea was in this movie.

Other Details: So, admittedly I'm not a  huge Russell Brand fans, but he was beyond obnoxious at this, stealing a photographers camera and pretending it was his penis. At least as a result is this hilarious picture where everyone seems to hate him. [via]