Local nonprofit Australians in Film (AiF) is holding a benefit dinner to honor Breakthrough Award honorees Margot Robbie and Brenton Thwaites, while paying tribute to former Dune Entertainment Chairman Greg Coote. 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception. 6:30 p.m. awards. Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 818-906-0240; email@example.com Courage in Journalism Awards
The International Women's Media Foundation (IMWF) presents its 25th annual Courage in Journalism Awards. Notable American media personalities, including Olivia Wilde and Cindi Leive, will gather to fete women in journalism across the globe. 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner and program. Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; iwmf.orgAmfAR LA Inspiration Gala
Celebrate men’s style at amfAR’s fifth annual Inspiration Gala, hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow. Rihanna will present the amfAR Award of Inspiration to designer Tom Ford. 6:30 p.m. Milk Studios, 855 North Cahuenga Blvd.; 310-461-0111Breeders' Cup
Enjoy a variety of dining options and fashion tips at the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championship. Christine Moore, the official milliner of the Breeders' Cup, will offer guests tips on how to dress for a day at the races. More exclusive viewing experiences are also available. Through November 1. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., 626-57-7223; breederscup.comStuart Weitzman: The Spring/Summer 2015 Trunk Show
EXCLUSIVE: For a limited time only, preview and pre-order the new SS15 collection, available in 66 widths and sizes. Schedule an appointment with a Stuart Weitzman fit expert to make your shoe fantasy a reality. RSVP NOW: sweitzman.com/SS15-TRUNKSHOW. November 2: South Coast Plaza, 714-432-8100; November 5-9: 437 N. Rodeo Dr., 310-860-9600; November 22: The Shops on El Paseo, 760-568-9100PEN Center USA’s Annual Literary Awards Festival
Join actress Aisha Tyler, Amy Poehler, and other distinguished guests at the PEN Center USA’s annual Literary Awards Festival. The evening celebrates writers around the world and offers a special Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented to the esteemed television legend, Norman Lear. $400-$500. Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd.; penusa.org
We go behind the scenes with James Marsden, and ask him about the shoot, living in LA, and what's next.