Artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino will be the guests of honor at this annual Los Angeles County Museum of Art affair, cochaired by Eva Chow, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini. Proceeds from the always-glitzy evening will help LACMA continue to provide community-focused programming that bridges the worlds of art and moviemaking. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; lacma.orgStuart 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, 760-568-9100Baby2Baby Gala
Help provide 80,000 children with clothing and basic necessities at the third annual fundraising event for Baby2Baby, where Kate Hudson will be honored for her support of the organization. Other highlights include dinner by a crew of LA’s top chefs (think Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo, Ludo Lefebvre, and more); a silent auction with prizes including a Retna painting and a VIP Coachella experience; and tunes by Samantha Ronson. Book Bindery, 8870 Washington Blvd., Culver City; baby2baby.orgCedars-Sinai Run for Her
This year marks the 10th annual Run for Her in Los Angeles, a 5K run/walk for ovarian cancer research and awareness—the largest such event in the nation. In honor of this milestone anniversary, organizers are aiming to raise at least $1 million for the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd.; unforher.kintera.orgPEN 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.orgPaley Center Gala
Television has played a key role in the fight for LGBT equality, and the Paley Center for Media will be celebrating the strides that have been made at its annual benefit evening. Cochaired by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, among other media heavyweights, the evening will also mark the debut of the Paley Center’s newly expanded LGBT media collection. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.; paleycenter.orgSupper With Santa
Join the Ebell of Los Angeles at the 12th annual Supper with Santa, a holiday extravaganza with Bob Baker Marionettes, Marzo's Variety Show, holiday crafts, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. Festive holiday attire is suggested. 4:30-8 p.m. The Ebell of Los Angeles, 4400 Wilshire Blvd., Hancock Park; ebelleventtickets.com
We go behind the scenes with James Marsden, and ask him about the shoot, living in LA, and what's next.