Stars Come Out for Evening with Women
An Evening with Women is set to return to the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, May 19 with the most star-studded and diverse line up yet. At the reigns this year are musical superstar Linda Perry and highly sought after event producer Brent Bolthouse.
Perry returns to co-chair the event, a role she has become very comfortable with after taking a leadership role in the event five years ago. She is proud that "An Evening With Women" will feature a range of musicians, from the consummate professional and indie before it was cool, Aimee Mann, to the wild child of rock and roll, Courtney Love. In addition, all-star band Camp Freddy will grace the stage and celebrity guest artists frequently make surprise appearances with the band.
"I'm really proud of the talented women we have, while we might not always be on the same page, we are uniting in the possibilities of strength we possess, and that while we may be role models we're not perfect," Perry says.
The event is traditionally very music-based, but this year the line-up brings in other entertainers to amuse the audience, including comedian Wanda Sykes, Kat Von D and DJ Samantha Ronson who will be spinning during the after-party.
The night will include a chic cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a fabulous show beginning at 8 p.m., which will include a large auction with incredible travel and dining packages, and exclusive celebrity items such as a Linda Perry's very own low-rider, a Fat Boy Harley Davidson.
"An Evening with Women" benefits the Center's vital services for women and girls, including: food and shelter for homeless youth; services for seniors; legal assistance; domestic violence services; health and mental health services and cultural arts programs. Last year's event raised more than $365,000 for these services.
While an out lesbian for years, Perry previously shied away from the LGBT community because she found there to be a great deal of segregation within the community. Through her work with the center and this event she's found more inclusion and diversity.
Particularly dear to Perry's heart is the center's work with LGBT youth. "The services the center pro- vides are vital and necessary. The problem of youth being kicked out of homes and being on the street are right under everyone's nose and is ignored. This event helps shed light on the problem through music and entertainment."
Sponsors for the event include Wells Fargo, Kat Von D, the Anita May Rosenstein Foundation, CBS, Roberta Conroy, Fox, Mering Carson and Toyota, ClubSkirts, Pinnacle, Ralphs, US Bank, Marsha Naify & Ana Pinheiro, Smallwood/Geoghegan/Bergstein and Sara Gilbert, Absolut, American Airlines, LN, SmartWater and Strange Wines.
Tickets to "An Evening with Women" start at $300. To purchase tickets for the event, please visit aneveningwithwomen.org.