Events of the Week: ‘AIR,’ ‘Renfield’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for AIR, Renfield, Beef, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and Murder Mystery 2.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves premiere

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Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Sophia Lillis, Justice Smith, Hugh Grant, Daisy Head and co-directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley walked the carpet at Sunday’s L.A. premiere of their Dungeons & Dragons flick.

(L-R) Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Sophia Lillis, Justice Smith, Daisy Head, Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Regé-Jean Page and Jeremy Latcham attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Paramount Pictures' and eOne's "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" at the Regency Village Theatre on March 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Sophia Lillis, Justice Smith, Daisy Head, Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Regé-Jean Page and Jeremy Latcham
(L-R) Chris Pine, Brian Robbins, President & CEO of Paramount Pictures, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Paramount Pictures' and eOne's "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" at the Regency Village Theatre on March 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Chris Pine, Paramount Pictures president and CEO Brian Robbins, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

AIR premiere

After first debuting at SXSW, Ben Affleck and his cast of Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Jason Bateman, Chris Messina and Chris Tucker brought their Nike film to Los Angeles on Monday.

Marlon Wayans, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, Matt Damon, Julius Tennon, Jason Bateman and Chris Tucker attend Amazon Studios' World Premiere Of "AIR" at Regency Village Theatre on March 27, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Marlon Wayans, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, Matt Damon, Julius Tennon, Jason Bateman and Chris Tucker
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attend Amazon Studios' World Premiere Of "AIR" at Regency Village Theatre on March 27, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon attend Amazon Studios' World Premiere Of "AIR" after party on March 27, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon

Murder Mystery 2 premiere

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston premiered their Murder Mystery sequel in L.A. on Tuesday alongside co-stars Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, Dr. John Kani, Kuhoo Verma, Enrique Arce, Zurin Villanueva, Jillian Bell and director Jeremy Garelick.

Netflix Premiere of Murder Mystery 2
(Back L-R) Zurin Villanueva, Jodie Turner-Smith, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Kuhoo Verma, Jillian Bell, Jeremy Garelick (front L-R) Enrique Arce, Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent and John Kani
Netflix Premiere of Murder Mystery 2
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler

Renfield premiere

Universal debuted its Dracula horror comedy on Tuesday in NYC with stars Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Benjamin Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Brandon Scott Jones, Bess Rous and director Chris McKay.

Renfield New York Premiere
Chris McKay, Adrian Martinez, Brandon Scott, Ben Schwartz, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Nicolas Cage and Nicholas Hoult
Nicolas Cage and Nicholas Hoult
Nicolas Cage and Nicholas Hoult

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies premiere

Paramount+ hosted a pink carpet for its new Grease series on Wednesday in L.A. with stars Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, Tricia Fukuhara, Shanel Bailey, Madison Thompson, Jason Schmidt, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, Jackie Hoffman and showrunner Annabel Oakes.

(L-R) Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount TV Studios, Chris McNally, Justin Tranter, Niamh Wilson, Nicholas McDonough, Maxwell Whittington, Josette Halpert, Alethea Jones, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, Marisa Davila, Annabel Oakes, Tricia Fukuhara, Jason Schmidt, Jackie Hoffman, Shanel Bailey, Madison Elizabeth Lagares, Madison Thompson, Maximo Salas, Emma Shannon, Alexis Sides, Vivian Lamolli, Tom Ryan, President & CEO Streaming/Co-FOuner & CEO, Pluto TV, and Jamal Sims attend the "Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies" Premiere at Hollywood Legion Theater on March 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Marisa Davila attends the after party for the Los Angeles Premiere of Paramount+'s "Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies" on March 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Marisa Davila

Beef premiere

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong celebrated their new Netflix series on Thursday in L.A., alongside creator Lee Sung Jin and co-stars Joseph Lee, Young Mazino David Choe, Patti Ysutake, Mia Serafino and Remy Holt.

(L-R) Lee Sung Jin, Ali Wong and Steven Yeun attend Netflix's Los Angeles premiere of "BEEF" at Netflix Tudum Theater on March 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Lee Sung Jin, Ali Wong and Steven Yeun
(L-R) Andie Ju, Jerry Hanjoo Kim, Hong Dao, Joseph Lee, Young Mazino, Patti Yasutake, Remy Holt, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, Lee Sung Jin, Alyssa Kim, Rek Lee, David Choe, and Mia Serafino attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Netflix's "BEEF" at TUDUM Theater on March 30, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
Andie Ju, Jerry Hanjoo Kim, Hong Dao, Joseph Lee, Young Mazino, Patti Yasutake, Remy Holt, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, Lee Sung Jin, Alyssa Kim, Rek Lee, David Choe and Mia Serafino

GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD celebrated its 34th annual Media Awards on Thursday in Beverly Hills, where Christina Aguilera, Bad Bunny and Jeremy Pope received special honors and Billy Eichner’s Bros was among the big winners. The event was hosted by Margaret Cho and featured special performances from Fletcher and Orville Peck.

(L-R) Bad Bunny and Ricky Martin speak onstage during the GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 30, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
Bad Bunny and Ricky Martin
(L-R) Guy Branum, Ts Madison, Billy Eichner, and Dot-Marie Jones attend the GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 30, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
Guy Branum, Ts Madison, Billy Eichner and Dot-Marie Jones
(L-R) Jennifer Coolidge and Jane Lynch speak onstage during the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 30, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
Jennifer Coolidge and Jane Lynch

Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival opening night gala

Elegance Bratton was honored with the 2023 Fusion Achievement Award, and Bird Runningwater with the 2023 Fusion Impact Award, at Outfest Fusion’s opening night in L.A. on March 24. And on Saturday, Al Roker was on hand to support the North American premiere of Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn, which he executive produced.

(L-R) Chester Algernal Gordon, Elegance Bratton and Damien Navarro attend the 2023 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival Opening Night Gala at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center on March 24, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Chester Algernal Gordon, Elegance Bratton and Damien Navarro
Al Roker Outfest Fusion
Al Roker

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Key West screening

Lionsgate hosted a special screening for the upcoming film on March 24 at the Tropic Cinema in Key West, Florida. Author Judy Blume attended, along with cast members Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson, writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig, and producers James L. Brooks, Julie Ansell and Amy Lorraine Brooks.

Are You There God Its Me Margaret Key West Press Day
Rachel McAdams, Amy Brooks, Julie Ansell, Abby Ryder Fortson, James L. Brooks, Judy Bloom and Kelly Fremon Craig

Prom Pact premiere

Disney original movie Prom Pact premiered at Los Angeles’ Wilshire Ebell Theatre on March 24.

(L-R) Nolen Dubuc, David Young, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Monique Green, Milo Manheim, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Blake Draper and Arica Himmel attend the Red Carpet Premiere Event For Disney Original Movie "Prom Pact" at Wilshire Ebell Theatre on March 24, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Nolen Dubuc, David Young, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Monique Green, Milo Manheim, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Blake Draper and Arica Himmel

HRC Los Angeles Dinner

The Human Rights Campaign hosted its L.A. dinner on Saturday, where it honored Michaela Jaé Rodriguez with HRC’s Equality Award, presented by Brian Michael Smith and Joel Kim Booster. Ava Max closed out the evening with performances of her hit songs “Weapons,” “Million Dollar Baby” and “Kings & Queens.”

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez receives the Equality Award onstage during the Human Rights Campaign Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE on March 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
Ava Max performs onstage during the Human Rights Campaign Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE on March 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Ava Max

Cobra Kai screening and Q&A

Ralph Macchio; William Zabka; EPs Josh Heald, John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg; sound editor Patrick Hogan; stunt coordinator Ken Barefield; and fight coordinator Don Lee attended a Cobra Kai screening in L.A. on Saturday.

Ralph Macchio and William Zabka
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka

Godfather of Harlem finale screening

The 92nd Street Y, New York hosted a special screening on Saturday for the season three finale of MGM+ series Godfather of Harlem, with star Forest Whitaker in conversation with Whoopi Goldberg.

Special screening of the season 3 finale for the MGM+ series Godfather of Harlem with Forest Whitaker in conversation with Whoopi Goldberg.
Whoopi Goldberg and Forest Whitaker

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals “Notes and Words” fundraiser

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals held their 14th annual “Notes and Words” benefit at Oakland’s historic Fox Theater on Saturday, raising $1.5 million to support children’s health. The event was headlined by Alanis Morissette, hosted by rock journalist Ben Fong-Torres and featured musical performances by Tulani, YOYOKA, Oakland School for the Arts and Oakland’s CO-LLAB Choir.

UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospitals Notes
Alanis Morissette

Angel City home opener

Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, Sophia Bush and Lilly Singh were among those came out to support the Los Angeles women’s soccer team’s opening home game of the 2023 season on Sunday.

Director Arlene Nelson and Natalie Portman walk the pink carpet ahead of a game between NJ/NY Gotham FC and Angel City FC at BMO Stadium on March 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Director Arlene Nelson and Natalie Portman
America Ferrera walks the pink carpet ahead of a game between NJ/NY Gotham FC and Angel City FC at BMO Stadium on March 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
America Ferrera

Chupa special screening

Netflix hosted a special screening for Chupa at the Netflix Tudum Theater in L.A. on Sunday with director Jonás Cuarón and stars Demián Bichir, Evan Whitten, Christian Slater, Ashley Ciarra and Nickolas Verdugo.

(L-R) Demián Bichir, Christian Slater, and Jonás Cuarón attend Netflix's "Chupa" Premiere at Netflix Tudum Theater on March 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Demián Bichir, Christian Slater and Jonás Cuarón

One True Loves premiere

The Avenue celebrated the New York premiere of One True Loves on Monday with Phillipa Soo, Luke Bracey, Michaela Conlin and director Andy Fickman.

Luke Bracey and Phillipa Soo attend the "One True Loves" New York Premiere at Whitby Hotel Theater on March 27, 2023 in New York City.
Luke Bracey and Phillipa Soo

A Thousand and One premiere

Teyana Taylor, writer/director A.V. Rockwell and producer Lena Waithe celebrated the New York premiere of the Focus Features film on Monday, along with support from Alicia Keys.

(L-R) Josiah Cross, Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Aaron Kingsley Adetola, Teyana Taylor, A.V. Rockwell, Julia Lebedev, William Catlett, Aven Courtney, Tara Pacheco, Antwayn Hopper and Jolly Swag attend the New York Premiere of "A Thousand And One" at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem on March 27, 2023 in New York City.
Josiah Cross, Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Aaron Kingsley Adetola, Teyana Taylor, A.V. Rockwell, Julia Lebedev, William Catlett, Aven Courtney, Tara Pacheco, Antwayn Hopper and Jolly Swag
Teyana Taylor and Alicia Keys attend Focus Features' "A Thousand And One" New York Premiere at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem on March 27, 2023 in New York City.
Teyana Taylor and Alicia Keys

100 Foot Wave premiere

HBO premiered the second season of its surfing docuseries in L.A. on Tuesday.

100 Foot Wave Premiere
Joe Lewis, Chris Smith, Garrett McNamara, Nicole McNamara, CJ Macias and Andrew Cotton

New York Women in Film and Television Muse Awards

Arianna Bocco, Danielle Brooks, Deborah Chow, Nancy Malone, Maria Hinojosa, Freida Pinto, Lauren Ridloff, Loreen Arbus, Sharon Stone and Janet Yang were among the honorees at the New York Women in Film and Television Muse Awards on Tuesday in NYC.

Danielle Brooks and Sharon Stone
Danielle Brooks and Sharon Stone

Mae Martin: SAP event

Netflix hosted an evening of comedy in celebration of Mae Martin’s SAP special in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The event was hosted by Martin and featured comedy sets by special guests Sabrina Jalees, Megan Stalter, Joel Kim Booster and Nori Reed, as well as a conversation between Mae and SAP’s director Abbi Jacobson.

Laugh Out Loud Mae Martin Friends
Megan Stalter, Abbi Jacobson, Mae Martin, Joel Kim Booster, Sabrina Jalees and Nori Reed

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields premiere

Lana Wilson, Ali Wentworth, George Stephanopoulos, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Mariska Hargitay and Debra Messing joined Brooke Shields for the NYC premiere of her Hulu documentary on Wednesday.

(L-R) George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth, Brooke Shields and Director Lana Wilson attend the "Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on March 29, 2023 in New York City.
George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth, Brooke Shields and director Lana Wilson

Audi Activesphere Celebration

Audi brought its activesphere concept vehicle to Los Angeles for the first time on Wednesday at Goya Studios, with VIP attendees including Rachel Brosnahan, Sterling K. Brown, Samara Weaving, Jurnee Smollett and Max Minghella.

Audi Activesphere Concept Vehicle
Spencer Neville, Calum Worthy, Rachel Brosnahan and Max Minghella
Jurnee Smollett and Sterling K. Brown
Jurnee Smollett and Sterling K. Brown

#GLAADHonors

GLAAD’s second pre-annual celebration honoring Black, LGBTQ+ GLAAD Media Awards nominees took place on Wednesday in L.A. with attendees including Nicco Annan, Jerri Johnson, Jussie Smollett and TV personality TS Madison.

Actors Nicco Annan and Jerri Johnson attend GLAAD's Communities Of Color And Media Department's at Grandmaster Recorders on March 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Nicco Annan and Jerri Johnson

Spinning Gold premiere

The Casablanca Records-focused film premiered in L.A. on Wednesday with stars Jeremy Jordan, Ledisi, Tayla Parx, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Isaacs, Casey Likes and writer-director Timothy Bogart.

(L-R) Winslow Fegley, Jason Isaacs, guest, Ledisi, Jeremy Jordan, Timothy Bogart, Tayla Parx, Casey Likes and Wiz Khalifa attend the World Premiere Of "Spinning Gold" at Directors Guild Of America on March 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Winslow Fegley, Jason Isaacs, guest, Ledisi, Jeremy Jordan, Timothy Bogart, Tayla Parx, Casey Likes and Wiz Khalifa

Education Through Music Gala

Education Through Music celebrated its 31st annual benefit gala on Wednesday in NYC, raising over $650,000. The gala, which was emceed by Andy Hilfiger, honored Google, accepted by director of workplace design and delivery for Google Americas Paul Darrah, and Warner Music Group, accepted by Chris Atlas, executive vp, east coast operations and urban music at Warner Records.

Warner Music Honoree Chris Atlas
Warner Music’s Chris Atlas and Google’s Paul Darrah

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Make March Matter

Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber spent some time at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles this week in support of the hospital’s annual Make March Matter campaign, and Emma Roberts also paid a separate visit where she read stories and played games with patients.

Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber, spent some time at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in support of the hospital’s annual Make March Matter campaign.
Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber

Marvels of Media Awards

NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image celebrated the second annual Marvels of Media Awards on Thursday, honoring creators on the autism spectrum. Attendees included Mayor Eric Adams, Josh Sapan, Ivan Lustig, Tony Goldwyn, Jackson Tucker-Meyer, Vanessa Burghardt and Carrie Hawks.

The Museum of the Moving Image
Director Tony Spiridakis and Tony Goldwyn

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