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Events of the Week: ‘Dune: Part Two,’ ‘The Regime’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Dune: Part Two, The Regime and Spaceman.

Dune: Part Two premiere

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Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub, Stellan Skarsgard, Javier Bardem and Denis Villeneuve walked the carpet on Sunday for the New York premiere of their sci-fi sequel.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Souheila Yacoub, Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Denis Villeneuve, Austin Butler, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Florence Pugh, and Léa Seydoux attend the "Dune: Part Two" premiere at Lincoln Center on February 25, 2024 in New York City.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Souheila Yacoub, Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Denis Villeneuve, Austin Butler, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Florence Pugh and Léa Seydoux
Zendaya attends the "Dune: Part Two" premiere at Lincoln Center on February 25, 2024 in New York City.
Zendaya
Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Léa Seydoux attend the "Dune: Part Two" premiere at Lincoln Center on February 25, 2024 in New York City.
Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Léa Seydoux

Spaceman special screening

Netflix hosted a special screening of Spaceman on Monday with stars Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Isabella Rossellini, Kunal Nayyar and director Johan Renck.

(L-R) Johan Renck, Carey Mulligan, Adam Sandler, Isabella Rossellini, and Kunal Nayyar attend Netflix's "Spaceman" LA Special Screening at The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood on February 26, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Johan Renck, Carey Mulligan, Adam Sandler, Isabella Rossellini and Kunal Nayyar

The Regime premiere

Kate Winslet joined costars Guillaume Gallienne and Andrea Riseborough at the New York premiere of their new HBO series on Monday.

(L-R) Kate Winslet, Guillaume Gallienne and Andrea Riseborough attend HBO's "The Regime" New York Premiere at American Museum of Natural History on February 26, 2024 in New York City.
Kate Winslet, Guillaume Gallienne and Andrea Riseborough

Problemista special screening

Writer, director and star Julio Torres debuted his A24 film in NYC on Tuesday, alongside Tilda Swinton and producer Emma Stone.

Ali Herting, Dave McCary, Emma Stone, Tilda Swinton, Julio Torres and Neha Simon attends the "Problemista" New York Screening at Village East Cinema on February 27, 2024 in New York City.
Ali Herting, Dave McCary, Emma Stone, Tilda Swinton, Julio Torres and Neha Simon

The Gentleman screening

Theo James, Kaya Scodelario and Daniel Ings attended an advance screening for their new Netflix series in L.A. on Wednesday.

Daniel Ings, Kaya Scodelario and Theo James attend Netflix's "The Gentlemen" photo call at Netflix Tudum Theater on February 28, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Daniel Ings, Kaya Scodelario and Theo James

Imaginary premiere

Lionsgate and Blumhouse celebrated their new horror flick in L.A. on Thursday, with star DeWanda Wise and writer-director Jeff Wadlow.

Jeff Wadlow, DeWanda Wise, Betty Buckley, Pyper Braun, Tom Payne, and Taegen Burns attend "Imaginary" Los Angeles Premiere At The Grove on February 29, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Jeff Wadlow, DeWanda Wise, Betty Buckley, Pyper Braun, Tom Payne and Taegen Burns
Michael Burns and Jason Blum attend "Imaginary" Los Angeles Premiere At The Grove on February 29, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Michael Burns and Jason Blum

BMF premiere

The STARZ series rang in its third season on Thursday with stars Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory, Jr., Da’Vinchi, 2 Chainz, Cynthia Bailey and LaLa Anthony.

La La Anthony, Da'Vinchi, Michole Briana White, Lil Meech, Kelly Hu and Heather Zuhlke attend the "BMF" season 3 Los Angeles premiere at Hollywood Athletic Club on February 29, 2024 in Hollywood, California.
LaLa Anthony, Da’Vinchi, Michole Briana White, Lil Meech, Kelly Hu and Heather Zuhlke
2 Chainz and Da'Vinchi attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Starz Series "BMF" Season 3 after party held at the Hollywood Athletic Club on February 29, 2024 in Hollywood, California.
2 Chainz and Da’Vinchi

Kodak Film Awards

The sixth annual Kodak Film Awards took place on Feb. 23, honoring Killer Films, Celine Song, Ava DuVernay, Hoyte Van Hoytema, Petra Collins, Andrew Haigh and Prime Video series Swarm.

Celine Song Kodak Film Awards 2024 at ASC Clubhouse on February 23, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Celine Song

People‘s Post-SAG Awards gala

On Saturday, People hosted the official post-SAG Awards gala immediately after the show, with guests including Barbra Streisand, the cast of Oppenheimer, Lily Gladstone, Pedro Pascal, Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri and the Beef cast, as well as Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein and the cast of Ted Lasso, who showed up in matching sweatsuits.

Brendan Hunt, Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple and Jason Sudeikis attend PEOPLE's Post Screen Actors Guild Awards Gala at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Brendan Hunt, Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple and Jason Sudeikis
Matty Matheson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jeremy Allen White attend PEOPLE's Post Screen Actors Guild Awards Gala at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Matty Matheson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jeremy Allen White
(L-R) Russell Wilson, Ciara and Jennifer Aniston attend PEOPLE's Post Screen Actors Guild Awards Gala at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Russell Wilson, Ciara and Jennifer Aniston

REACH LA’s 2nd Annual Gala

REACH LA, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and uplifting LGBTQIA+ youth of color, honored Janney Marín “Chiquis” Rivera and choreographer JaQuel Knight, best known for choreographing Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, at its gala event in L.A. on Saturday.

JaQuel Knight attends the REACH LA 2nd Annual Gala at Vibiana on February 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
JaQuel Knight

IFC’s Spirit Awards afterparty

Glenn Howerton, Breeda Wool, Judy Reyes, Adina Porter and Trace Lysette were among those who stopped by the Spirit Awards afterparty, held at The Victorian, on Sunday afternoon.

Matt Miller, Glenn Howerton, and Matt John attend the IFC, Shudder And RLJE's 2024 Spirit Awards After Party at The Victorian on February 25, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
Matt Miller, Glenn Howerton and Matt John

Kids Are Growing Up: A Story About a Kid Named LAROI event

On Monday, The Kid LAROI performed at the El Rey theater and, the next night, celebrated the L.A. premiere of his documentary Kids Are Growing Up: A Story About a Kid Named LAROI. Directed and produced by OBB Media CEO Michael D. Ratner and produced by OBB Pictures, the film chronicles LAROI’s life and musical journey.

Michael Ratner, The Kid LAROI
Michael D. Ratner and The Kid LAROI

Emma Corrin xLive in Front of a Student Audience speaker series

Dr. Stacy L. Smith, founder of USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, hosted Emma Corrin as part of the “Live in Front of a Student Audience” speaker series on Monday.

Dr. Stacy L. Smith, founder of USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, hosted Emma Corrin as part of the “Live in Front of a Student Audience” speaker series on Monday.
Dr. Stacy L. Smith and Emma Corrin

The Ally opening night

Josh Radnor celebrated opening night of The Public’s production of The Ally, in which he stars, on Tuesday in NYC.

Josh Radnor
Josh Radnor

West Elm x Billy Cotton party

Designer Billy Cotton hosted an intimate dinner party with West Elm on Wednesday to celebrate the debut of West Elm x Billy Cotton, his new collection of home essentials with the brand, with support from Lily Allen and David Harbour.

Lily Allen, Billy Cotton, David Harbour at West Elm x Billy Cotton Dinner Party to Celebrate Debut of Collection
Lily Allen, Billy Cotton and David Harbour

Catharsis Arts Foundation L.A. launch

Anastasia Soare hosted the L.A. launch of the Catharsis Arts Foundation with Prune Nourry on Wednesday at her home in Beverly Hills, with guests Sofía Vergara, Katie Couric, Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and Peter Dundas.

Prune Nourry with Anastasia Soare, Sofia Vergara, Katie Couric, and Jessica Alba
Katie Couric, Sofía Vergara, Prune Nourry, Anastasia Soare and Jessica Alba

WikiHole podcast premiere

On Thursday at the El Rey Theatre, Wondery and SmartLess Media hosted a live and in-person podcast recording in support of the launch of new comedy podcast series WikiHole with host D’Arcy Carden.

WikiHole with D'Arcy Carden
D’Arcy Carden

Filming Italy Los Angeles

The ninth annual Filming Italy L.A. festival, showcasing the best of Italian cinema, took place this week. Veteran Italian-American film star Franco Nero was honored on closing night with the Lifetime Actor’s Achievement Award, presented by Dolph Lundgren.

Tiziana Rocca, Franco Nero, Dolph Lundgren attend the closing night of 9th annual Filming Italy Los Angeles at Harmony Gold on February 29, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Tiziana Rocca, Franco Nero and Dolph Lundgren

For the Love of Our Children Gala

The National CARES Mentoring Movement held its 9th annual For the Love of Our Children Gala celebrating three women who have devoted themselves to uplifting Black children and Black communities: Dr. Trisha Bailey, Susan Taylor Batten and Grace Vandecruze. Hosted by Sherri Shepherd, the event included a special appearance by the evening’s honorary co-chair, Courtney B. Vance and performances by Kenny Lattimore and DJ Daychia Sledge.

(L-R) Kenny Lattimore, Sherri Shepherd, and Courtney B. Vance
Kenny Lattimore, Sherri Shepherd and Courtney B. Vance

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