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MOCA Honors Women of Achievement
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) hosted the 11th MOCA Distinguished Women in the Arts Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The event honored philanthropists Betye Burton and Dallas Price – Van Breda and artists Laura Owens and Mary Weatherford, with awards presented by Hammer Museum Chief Curator Connie Butler, MOCA Trustee Cliff Einstein, arts advocate Bettina Korek, and writer Rachel Kushner. Proceeds from the event, which raised more than $245,000, will help support all of MOCA’s efforts, including educational and exhibition programs presented by the museum each year.

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Molly Sims, daughter Scarlet May and LAB Dancers Photo by Catherine Kanner

Nutcracker Tea at Waldorf Astoria

Los Angeles Ballet, the city’s own and only professional classical ballet company, had their annual Nutcracker Tea recently at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Guests including Lori Milken, Bari Milken Bernstein, Molly Simms and Charlize Theron were all in attendance with their children. The guests dined on tea service and then were treated to a performance from “The Nutcracker.” The Los Angeles Ballet will open the 14th season with the return of the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” later this month through the end of the year.

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Maurice Marciano, U.S. Ambassador Jamie D. McCourt, and Director General of Sheba Medical Center, Prof. Yitshak Kreiss Photo by Curtis Dahl

Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer hosted its “Humanity Heals Humanity” Gala on Nov. 3 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Chaired by Patti and Steve Soboroff and Shoshana and Parham Zar, the event celebrated Sheba Medical Center’s excellence in medicine, technology and research.

Friends of Sheba Medical Center is the nonprofit arm that raises awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba Medical Center in Israel. Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer is the largest and most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East. A university teaching hospital affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-AvivUniversity, welcomes patients from all over the world indiscriminately.

Notable guests at the event included U.S. Ambassador Jamie D. McCourt; Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center; Consul General Dr. Hillel Newman; Maurice Marciano and Paul Marciano; Serge Azria; Sherry Lansing; Leo David; Avi and Joyce Arad; Ed Westwick; Younes and Soraya Nazarian; Marilyn Ziering; Candy Spelling; Louise Linton; Hon. Lili and Jon Bosse; and Parham Zar, President of Friends of Sheba, and his wife Shoshana Zar.

The gala brought together 650 guests and raised over $6,500,000 to benefit Sheba Medical Center.

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GloriaGebbia,ABCsPresident, and Eva Longoria Bastón Photo by Craig T. Matthews

Eva Longoria Talk of The Town Gala

Eva Longoria Bastón was honored with the Muriel Siebert “Woman of Power” Award at the 30th Anniversary ABCs (Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies) Talk of the Town Gala last weekend at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the event benefitted the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Marty and Lisa Geenberg were honored with the “Philanthropic Leadership” Award. The red-carpet VIP gala was hosted by Kevin Nealon and included a performance by the Commodores. The evening also featured a luxury boutique, as well as silent and live auctions. Sheri A. Rosenblum chaired the gala which included Nicole Murphy, Dania Ramirez, Jeancarlos Canela, Patrick Wayne, Josh Altman, David Gebbia, Eileen Grubba, Sean Phillips, and Gloria E. Gebbia.

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