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Happenings Around Town

• BH Film, TV, New Media Festival Set Oct. 20 To 27 The Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival is set for Oct. 20 to 27. According to Festival Director Donna Spangler, there will be an industry panel at 11:30 a.m. at Roxbury Park auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 22. Two nights before will be the Opening N i g h t Honorary Awards at the Hollyw o o d Roosevelt Hotel, site of the inaugural Academy Awards. This benefit for Donna Spangler the Finaza Foundation will draw a number of celebrity attendees including Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Drew Powell (Straw Dogs), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Isabel Lucas (Transformers), Jena Malone (Sucker Punch), Josh Lawson (The Wedding Party), as well as Missi Pyle, Maurice Benard, Michael Caulfield, Jon Lovitz, Morgan Fairchild, Tom Arnold, Amber Benson, Martyn Law- rence-Bullard, Ru Paul and

Kelly Osbourne. Screenings take place at Laemmle Music Hall 3 Theatre (9036 Wilshire Blvd.) • Montage’s Cake Artist Ruskell Introduces Holiday Cupcakes Richard Ruskell, executive pastry chef at Montage Beverly Hills, dubbed the “best cake artist in America” by the Food Network, is presenting a new line of handcrafted cupcakes for the holiday season beginning with Halloween and continuing through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Kicking it off are packages of 14 in a Halloween-themed box. These are available for purchase by calling 310- 860-5800 for $60 per box. • Extra Broadcasting From The Grove Weekdays Extra and its co-hosts, Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos, continue to broadcast their celebrity interviews from The Grove with the public invited. Today’s guests include Dancing With The Stars J. R. Martinez and his partner Karina at 9:30 a.m. followed by actress Hillary Duff. • Museum Of Tolerance Sets New Hours And Prices The Museum of Tolerance, in Simon Wiesenthal Plaza, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., will soon have new hours and prices.

It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with an early close at 3 p.m. on Fridays from November-March). Closed Saturday while open Sunday hours ar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15.50 for adults, $12.50 for seniors 62 and over, $11.50 for students with I.D. and $11.50 for youth (5-18). Call 310-772-2505 to reserve tickets. For information go to www.museumoftolerance. com. • Foundation Fighting Blindness Hosts 5K Walkathon Oct. 23 The Foundation Fighting Blindness hosts its 5th annual L.A. VisionWalk on Sunday, Oct. 23, at UCLA – Dickson Court South. The 5K walkathon aims to raise $100,000 for research leading to prevention, treatment and cures for retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, and numerous others. People are invited to form teams or walk independently at the free, family-friendly VisionWalk. Dogs and strollers are welcome. To participate or support the VisionWalk, visit Sponsors include radio stations KLOS, KABC, and the Jules Stein Eye Institute.

ANGELS’ NIGHT–More than 200 attended a private garden reception for the Center Theater Group at the Beverly Hills home of Ava and Chuck Fries. Pictured (top row, from left): Marilyn Stambler, Beverly Haas; (front row): Rorrie Zane, Kathy Todd, Barbara Cheyne, Ava Fries This was a prelude to CTG’s 21st annual “Angels’ Night” Oct. 30 at The Beverly Hilton. The fundraiser expects to net close to $1 million to introduce, educate and mentor young people, families and educators in theatre arts appreciation and participation. Photo by Leah Case

PAWN 90210 PREMIERE–A party at the luxury pawnshop Dina Collection, 249 S. Beverly Dr., celebrated the premiere of the E! channel’s special Pawn 90210. The show was about the lives of Beverly Hills’ celebrities who pawn their jewels at the Dina Collection in order to afford directing endeavors or simply to make ends meet. Owner Yossi Dina (center) welcomes Guy Bengal (left) and Coby Cohen. Photo by Orly Halevy

BHC 10-14-2011  

Beverly Hills Courier October 14, 2011 Edition