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Events of the Week: ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,’ ‘The First Omen’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, The First Omen and Palm Royale.

Human Rights Campaign dinner

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Jean Smart and Sterling K. Brown were honored at Human Rights Campaign’s annual Los Angeles dinner on Saturday, which also featured a keynote speech from First Lady Jill Biden.

Jean Smart speaks onstage during the 2024 Human Rights Campaign dinner at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 23, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Jean Smart
(L-R) Tarell Alvin McCraney and Sterling K. Brown attend the 2024 Human Rights Campaign dinner at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 23, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Tarell Alvin McCraney and Sterling K. Brown

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire premiere

Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens and Brian Tyree Henry joined director Adam Wingard at the L.A premiere of their MonsterVerse movie on Monday.

(L-R) Adam Wingard, Brian Tyree Henry, Fala Chen, Rebecca Hall, Kaylee Hottle and Dan Stevens attend the Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures world premiere of "Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire" at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 25, 2024 in Hollywood, California.
Adam Wingard, Brian Tyree Henry, Fala Chen, Rebecca Hall, Kaylee Hottle and Dan Stevens

Palm Royale Paley Center event

On Tuesday, The Paley Center for Media hosted “Kristen Wiig and Carol Burnett: A Night with Apple TV+’s Palm Royale” at The Paley Museum in New York, where Wiig and Burnett joined moderator Rose Byrne for a conversation about the show.

Rose Byrne and Kristen Wiig attend PaleyLive - Kristen Wiig & Carol Burnett: A Night With Apple TV+'s Palm Royale at The Paley Museum on March 26, 2024 in New York City.
Rose Byrne and Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig and Carol Burnett: A Night with Apple TV+’s Palm Royale at The Paley Museum in New York.
Kristen Wiig, Carol Burnett and Rose Byrne

The First Omen premiere

The cast — including Nell Tiger Free and Bill Nighy — and filmmakers from 20th Century Studios’ upcoming psychological horror film gathered in Westwood on Tuesday for a special screening.

Tawfeek Barhom, Ishtar Currie-Wilson, Bill Nighy, Nell Tiger Free, Arkasha Stevenson, María Caballero and Ralph Ineson attends The First Omen - Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on March 26, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Tawfeek Barhom, Ishtar Currie-Wilson, Bill Nighy, Nell Tiger Free, Arkasha Stevenson, María Caballero and Ralph Ineson

American Rust: Broken Justice special screening

Prime Video held a special screening event in New York on Tuesday to celebrate the second season of crime drama American Rust: Broken Justice, starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney.

Leon Addison Brown, Alex Neustaedter, Julia Mayorga, Maura Tierney, Jeff Daniels, Luna Lauren Vélez, Kyle Beltran and Rob Yang attend Prime Video's American Rust: Broken Justice New York Screening at The Whitby Hotel on March 26, 2024 in New York City.
Leon Addison Brown, Alex Neustaedter, Julia Mayorga, Maura Tierney, Jeff Daniels, Luna Lauren Vélez, Kyle Beltran and Rob Yang

Artha’s Holi Festival of Colors

Lukas Gage and Jamie Chung were among the stars who joined the Artha Wellness family as they celebrated the third annual Artha Holi Festival of Colors event on Saturday at Castaway Gardens in Burbank.

Holi at the annual Artha Festival of Colors
Lukas Gage

Ripley screening

Andrew Scott, Dakota Fanning and Johnny Flynn attended a special screening for their new Netflix series in NYC on Tuesday.

(L-R) Johnny Flynn and Andrew Scott attend Netflix's Ripley NY Tastemaker at Crosby Street Hotel on March 26, 2024 in New York City.
Johnny Flynn and Andrew Scott
(L-R) Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning attend Netflix's Ripley NY Tastemaker at Crosby Street Hotel on March 26, 2024 in New York City.
Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning

Hollywood Cares Foundation Dinner

Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee hosted an intimate dinner in West Hollywood on Tuesday in support of his Hollywood Cares Foundation, alongside guests Rihanna, Cardi B, Paris Hilton, Tiffany Haddish, Gary Vaynerchuk and Gigi Gorgeous. During the event, a portrait of Rihanna and A$AP Rocky was gifted to the beauty mogul by artist John Hill as a thank you for their support.

Hollywood Cares Foundation Dinner
Rihanna and Cardi B
Hollywood Cares Foundation Dinner
Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Tiffany Haddish and Jason Lee

New York Women in Film and Television Muse Awards Gala

New York Women in Film and Television held its 44th annual Muse Awards honoring women in film, television, music and digital media on Wednesday, with honorees including Kyra Sedgwick, Alex Borstein and Killers of the Flower Moon‘s Tantoo Cardinal.

(L-R) Raney Aronson-Rath, Michèle Stephenson, Latasha Gillespie, Millicent Simmonds, Kyra Sedgwick, Alex Borstein, Tantoo Cardinal and Linda Powell attend the New York Women in Film and Television's 44th Annual Muse awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on March 27, 2024 in New York City.
Raney Aronson-Rath, Michèle Stephenson, Latasha Gillespie, Millicent Simmonds, Kyra Sedgwick, Alex Borstein, Tantoo Cardinal and Linda Powell

Garden of Laughs benefit

Steve Schirripa hosted the Garden of Laughs comedy event at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, which benefitted the Garden of Dreams Foundation and featured stand-up performances by Bill Burr, Michael Che, Chris Distefano, Jim Gaffigan, Heather McMahan, Tracy Morgan, Sam Morril and Jon Stewart.

(L-R) Tracy Morgan and Bill Burr attend the 2024 Garden Of Laughs Comedy Benefit at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2024 in New York City.
Tracy Morgan and Bill Burr
(L-R) Edie Falco and Steve Schirripa attend the 2024 Garden Of Laughs Comedy Benefit at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2024 in New York City.
Edie Falco and Steve Schirripa

Conga Room farewell celebration

Iconic L.A. Latin entertainment venue The Conga Room officially closed its doors on Wednesday, spending its last night with a farewell celebration hosted by co-investor Jimmy Smits, co-investor Paul Rodriguez and founder Brad Gluckstein.

(L-R) Edward James Olmos, P-Rod, Paul Rodriguez, Brad Gluckstein, Founder of The Conga Room and Jimmy Smits
Edward James Olmos, P-Rod, Paul Rodriguez, Conga Room founder Brad Gluckstein and Jimmy Smits

Asphalt City special screening

Stars Tye Sheridan, Raquel Nave and Kali Reis debuted their new film alongside director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire in New York on Wednesday.

(L-R) Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, Kali Reis, Tye Sheridan, and Raquel Nave attend the "Asphalt City" New York Screening at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 27, 2024 in New York City.
Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, Kali Reis, Tye Sheridan and Raquel Nave

Children’s Hospital LA’s Make March Matter Campaign

Demi Lovato dropped by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles this week in support of the hospital’s 9th annual Make March Matter fundraising campaign. And on Thursday, March Children’s Hospital Los Angeles patients and staff were treated to a very special Literally Healing story time with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex.

Demi Lovato Visits Children’s Hospital LA’s During Make March Matter Campaign
Demi Lovato
Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex
Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex

Voices of Beauty Summit

Landing International hosted the Voices of Beauty Summit, a two-day event dedicated to creating change through diversity and inclusivity within the beauty space community, in Los Angeles on Wednesday and Thursday. John Legend, Ciara and Ayesha Curry were among those who took part in the summit.

Brooke DeVard and John Legend speak onstage during The Voices of Beauty Summit at California Market Center on March 27, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Brooke DeVard and John Legend
(L-R) Sarah Chung Park and Ciara attend The Voices Of Beauty Summit at California Market Center on March 28, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Landing International CEO and founder Sarah Chung Park with Ciara

USC School of Dramatic Arts Dramatic Arts Building opening

USC SDA celebrated the grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting event for the USC School of Dramatic Arts Dramatic Arts Building on Thursday, with support from current student Storm Reid and alums LeVar Burton and Troian Bellisario.

(left to right) USC Provost Andrew T. Guzman, actress and USC alumni Troian Bellisario, Emily Roxworthy dean of the school of dramatic arts, actress and USC SDA student Storm Reid, USC President Carol Folt and actor and USC alumni LeVar Burton during the ribbon-cutting ceremony and unveiling of USC’s new dramatic arts building, March 28, 2024.
USC Provost Andrew T. Guzman, actress and USC alumni Troian Bellisario, USC School of Dramatic Arts Dean Emily Roxworthy, actress and USC SDA student Storm Reid, USC President Carol Folt and actor and USC alumni LeVar Burton

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