Past Events 2012

Past Events 2012

Chinois New Years Eve Celebration
Chicago Speakeasy

Guests dressed as a gangster, flapper or silent screen star on New Year’s Eve when Chinois went Chicago Speakeasy.
Along with the incredible cuisine, Chinois had a DJ throughout the nite, stunning decorations and party favors.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Early Seating 6:00 & 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 & 8:45 p.m..
Late Seating 9 & 9:30 p.m.

For more information about Chinois visit


Spago New Years Eve Celebration

Monday, December 31, 2012

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Early seating 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Late Seating 9:00 & 9:30 p.m..

For more information about Spago visit


Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF)
Visions – 12th annual Monte Carlo Night

Barbara Lazaroff and other caring supporters of the ICRF honored Hannah Bubis and Dominique Israels with the Visionaries of the Year Award and enjoyed an evening that included: Hosted Bar, Hors D’Oeuvres, Dancing, Silent Auction, Prize Drawings, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Texas Hold’em.

Saturday, December 15, 2012
8:00 p.m.

The Mark for Events
9230 Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

$95.00 per person, $115.00 at the door
Cocktail Attire

To learn more about ICRF, please call the ICRF office at 310-274-2400 or visit


Friends of Sheba Medical Center logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center’s
Luncheon and wine tasting

The Million Dollar Women’s Group, chaired by Marilyn Ziering, and generous guests enjoyed a Mediterranean-inspired lunch and tasting of fine Israeli Wines. Dietary Laws were Observed.

Thursday, December, 13, 2012
12:30 p.m.

The Redd Collection
8440 Warner Drive, Unit C
Culver City, CA 90232


Citymeals on Wheels logoNew York Citymeals-on-Wheels
26th Annual Power Lunch for Women

Barbara Lazaroff doesn’t only support Meals on Wheels in Los Angeles. Each year she travels to New York City to support the New York Citymeals-on-Wheels. The 2012 reception and luncheon honored Paula Zahn & Randi & Dennis Riese.

Friday, November 16, 2012noon to 2:30 p.m.

The Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Ave., NYC

To learn more, please visit visit


The Zimmer Children’s Museum
Discovery Award Dinner

The Discovery Award is presented annually to extraordinary individuals who are leaders in their fields and communities. This year, the Zimmer Children’s Museum is honoring Deborah Klein & Mort Marcus, Carrie Lieberman, and Sharon Sacks. Barbara Lazaroff attended in support of this fine museum.

November 8, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

For more information and ad specs call 323-761-8992 or email You may also visit this special events page at


Israel Cancer Research Fund
“Women of Action” 2012 Luncheon

Barbara Lazaroff and the rest of the ICRF Board of Directors along with other supportive guests honored:
Victoria Mann Simms, President Simms/Mann Family Foundation
Claude Mann, Executive VP of Gifting and Development for the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
Kristi Funk, MSD, FACS, Founder of The Pink Breast Center
And give Special Recognition to:
Angela Zhang, winner of $100,000 from the National Siemens Science Contest

Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Luncheon
Silent Auction opened at 11:00 a.m.
Program, Lunch and Live Auction started at Noon

Wednesday, November 1, 2012
The Beverly Hills Hotel

9461 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills

To learn more, for ticket, sponsorships and tribute journal ads, or to make a donation anytime, please call the ICRF office at 310-274-2400 or visit this ICRF page.


The Fulfillment Fund’s Annual Benefit Gala
“Stars 2012”

The fund’s purpose is to “empower youth through education.” This year’s event honored Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures.

October 24, 2012
6:00 p.m.

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Beverly Hills

For more information about the fund, visit
For tickets and/or information about sponsorship ads, contact Levy, Pazanti & Associates at 310-201-5033.


Tower Cancer Research Foundation
The Magnolia Council’s 2012 Spirit of Hope Luncheon & Boutique

Tower Cancer Research Foundation Magnolia CouncilThis event honored Sally Magaram, Jessica Berman & Ariela Shani.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA
Crystal Ballroom

To learn more, please visit


The Alfred Mann Foundation presents:
“Monte Carlo Casino Royale”

Debbie Allen was mistress of ceremonies for this evening of innovation and inspiration. Brian Grazer received the Innovation & Inspiration Award and Colonel Paul F. Pasquina, M.D. received the Scientific Achievement Award.

Sunday, October 21, 2012
4:30 p.m.

Barker Hangar
Santa Monica

Glamorous Black & White Formal Attire

For ticket and sponsorship information, please visit or call Doreen Streltzoff at 661-702-6754.


12th Annual Les Girls Cabaret
Benefitting the National Breast Cancer Coalition

Barbara Lazaroff at the 2th Annual Les Girls Cabaret Benefitting the National Breast Cancer CoalitionThis year’s event honored breast cancer survivor Stephanie Sperber and Barbara was be there as Stephanie was honored.

October 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Avalon Hollywood
Los Angeles

For information and ticket information please visit
or contact Corrinne Mann or Amy Lindorff at Mann Productions at 424-832-7434 or


Friends of Sheba Medical Center logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center
Women of Achievement Luncheon 2012

Wednesday, September 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Boutique opened at 10:00 a.m.
Luncheon & Awards started at 11:30 a.m.

Four Seasons Hotel
300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles 90048


logo of American Friends of the Hebrew UniversityAmerican Friends of the Hebrew University’s
The Bel Air Affaire 2012:
A Night at the Moulin Rouge

Barbara Lazaroff was part of the Planning Committee for this event which raises funds for student scholarships for the students to attend The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
This event also honored Jacqueline & Marvin Jubas.

September 8, 2012
6:30 p.m.

At a private residence in Los Angeles.

For ticket and sponsorship package information, contact 310-843-3100 or


American Cancer Society’s 28th Annual California Spirit

28 years ago, Barbara Lazaroff co-founded this fund-raising event. Barbara and Sherry Lansing once again co-hosted an afternoon of the most amazing gourmet food and wine along with musical entertainment and both silent and live auctions to raise much needed funds that support the ongoing work of the American Cancer Society. Honorees included Dr. Gail Lebovic and Dr. Stuart E. Siegel, and featured Chef Matt Bencivenga.


Cal Spirit 2012July 29, 2012
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Information is at or by calling Adriana Sandoval at 310-348-0356. Press 3, ext. 227.


An Evening on the Beach
benefitting St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels

The ultimate “toes in the sand” food & wine experience.

July 26, 2012
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Jonathan Club
850 Palisades Beach Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

For ticket and sponsorship information, please contact JW Events at
To learn more about the Meals-On-Wheels program go to:


Kindred Spirits 5th Anniversary

Kindred Spirits eventIn 2010 Kindred Spirits honored Barbara Lazaroff and the money raised went to Barbara’s beneficiary, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Last year Barbara helped bestow the honors on others. This year she again attended in support of this excellent event, this year benefitting Jewish World Watch.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
8:00 p.m.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info at


AIA logo9th Annual AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards

The Restaurant Design Awards are awarded by the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles (AIA/LA). Barbara Lazaroff has been part of these awards since the start. Each year the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles calls upon Barbara to join them on stage to help them present awards. Some years she hosts. Others she presents. Either way, she contributes to the spirit of the ceremony.

This photo is of Barbara’s presentation at the 9th Annual awards, presented on stage at Dwell On Design.

Saturday, June 22 at 4 p.m.

Onstage at Dwell on Design
LA Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015


The “A” Gala Annual Dinner

Aviva Family & Children’s Services held their annual “A” Gala Annual Dinner.
This gala honored Yifat Oren and Angela Blatteis
with the Aviva Impact Award & Guggenheim Partners
with the Aviva Corporate Philanthropy Award.

For more information, visit

Saturday, June 9, 2012
6:00 p.m.


Zimmer Children’s Museum
Show & Tell Exhibit
“The Art of Pop Culture”

A great event and selection of art in support of the Zimmer Children’s Museum.

The Bell Family Gallery within the Jewish Federation Building
6505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Exhibit May 3 – June 8, 2012
Preview & pre-sale was April 29 – May 3
Opening Wine & Cheese Reception May 3

For information please call 323-761-8141


ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
presents “The 3 Barbaras” – Barbara Barry, Barbara Lazaroff & Barbara Lockhart

Barbara joined two other Barbaras for an event billed as:
“A conversation with three internationally renowned and iconic Los Angeles designers.”
This discussion was moderated by Fernando Diaz.

A lunch reception followed. Proceeds went to the West Hollywood Library.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theatre
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

You can learn more about this event at this page at


Friends of Sheba Medical Center’s La Boheme

Barbara attended this fundraising event.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
2:00 p.m.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA


Tower Cancer Research Foundation
10th Anniversary Tower of Hope Gala Dinner

Barbara attended this Gala Dinner which honored Dayle and Abram Zukor, Solomon I. Hamburg, MD, PhD, and Jeanne Schnitzer Reynolds.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
5:30 p.m. Silent auction/cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Cocktail attire

Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

For more information, please visit this page at


Big Brothers Big Sisters
19th Annual Future Fund Scholarship Luncheon

Barbara attended this luncheon, co-founded by Sherry Lansing & Sarah Purcell.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
11 a.m.

This luncheon was held at a private home.

For more information please visit


The Heart Foundation presents
A Musical Evening with Michael Bublé and Comedy by Dana Carvey
Hosted by Ryan Seacreast

This year’s event honored Dr. P.K. & Kimberly Shah, the recipients of the 2012 Steven S. Cohen Humanitarian award. Dr. Shah is Director of Cardiology and the Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Barbara attended this dinner show as her friend Dr. Shah was honored.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Cocktails 6:30 p.m.
Dinner Show 7:45 p.m.
Cocktail Attire

Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

Register at or call us at (818) 865-1100 to register by phone.


Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s
Helping Hands Mother’s Day Luncheon

Honoring Mother of the Year, Jeanne Pritzker. Barbara attended this event in support of Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Friday, May 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. Luxury Boutique
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

Contact Adey at Grants Associates, 323-904-4400, for information and tickets.


James Beard Foundation Awards

This black tie event, as always, honored excellence in various food-related areas. As the founation website says, “Food matters. You are what you eat not only because food is nutrition, but also because food is an integral part of our everyday lives. Food is economics, politics, entertainment, culture, fashion, family, passion…and nourishment. The James Beard Foundation is at the center of America’s culinary community, dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives.”

Monday, May 7, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
New York City

Information can be found at


Zimmer Children’s Museum
Show & Tell Exhibit – “The Art of Pop Culture”

A great event and selection of art for purchase in support of the Zimmer Children’s Museum.

The Bell Family Gallery within the Jewish Federation Building
6505 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90048

Opening Wine & Cheese Reception May 3, 2012
Exhibit runs from May 3 – June 8, 2012
Preview week & pre-sale April 29 – May 3
For information about the Zimmer Children’s Museum, please call 323-761-8141


Jeffrey Foundation 40th Anniversary
Circle of Love Dinner and Awards

The Jeffrey Foundation is a non-profit Child Care and Resource Center offering educational programs, childcare and counseling for special needs children and their families. This black tie Special Gala Dinner and Show was a celebration of the Foundation’s 40th Anniversary. Barbara is a supporter if this organization.

May 4, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd. #204
West Los Angeles, CA 90064

For more information about the Jeffrey Foundation, please visit or for this event, click here to go to this Jeffrey Foundation blog page.


AVIVA Family & Children’s Service
Passport to Possibilities

April 30, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Beverly Hills Women’s Club
1700 Chevy Chase Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

Barbara attended in support of Aviva, one of her top philanthropies.

For more information, please visit


Spago’s 28th Annual Seder
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

For the 28th time, Barbara hosted a fabulous seder and an unparalleled meal prepared by the excellent Spago staff.

Tuesday April 7, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Barbara Lazaroff's Seder at Spago to feed the hungry


For information or reservations, please call Ellen Farentino of Spago Beverly Hills at 310-385-0880 or email Ellen at


The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program 16th Annual Medical Luncheon
Silent Auction and Panel Discussion

In support of this fine event, Barbara hosted a table of ten.
Additionally, Barbara donated a dinner at Spago Las Vegas for Bogart’s Las Vegas Auction Package.

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Four Season’s Hotel, Beverly Hills

For more information and to support this cause, please visit

Barbara Lazaroff and her table at The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program 16th Annual Medical Luncheon


The 26th Annual Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon

For several years now, Barbara has been a co-chair of NAWBO LA’s luncheon.
Once again, Barbara graciously hostied her guests at her table making sure they made connections at this excellent event.

Friday, March 23, 2012
Conference: 7:30 a.m.
Luncheon: 11:00 a.m.
JW Marriot Los Angeles at L.A.LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard – Downtown L.A.

To learn more about NAWBO LA or to register for this event please visit


Meeting President Obama

Barbara Lazaroff meeting President Obama 2012On March 19, 2012, Barbara had the opportunity to meet President Obama. It was not a posed photo op but a friend captured the moment on cell phone video. Here is a still from that video.

In Barbara’s words:
Hours with the staff, speaking about various issues concerning the nation…and then a VERY private group speaking with the President for over an hour…we each asked questions…mine concerned education and hunger.

The President is THE REAL DEAL… intelligent, humble, warm, caring…and open to discussion. I was a supporter before, but truly I cannot imagine anyone not understanding the depth of this man once they’ve actually met him and spoken with him.

No press, (we turned off the video and cameras once the real discussions got underway), candid conversation and important discourse.


AVIVA Platinum Open House Luncheon & Tour

Along with a Luncheon catered by WPC catering, guests were treated to a special of the Aviva residence and of the program’s high school.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
10:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
AVIVA Platinum Open House Luncheon & Tour"


The Oscars – the 84th Academy Awards Governors Ball

Barbara Lazaroff with her son Byron as he works the Oscars ball with his father, Chef Wolfgang PuckBarbara is a regular at the Oscars and 2012 was no exception. Photos of Barbara with the stars abound, but this is the prize photo.
This great looking man is her son Byron, who joined his father, Wolfgang Puck in catering the event this year.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hollywood & Highland Center
Grand Ballroom
Hollywood, CA

Thank you to photograpther Alex Berliner for the use of this photo.


Art Charity Fundraiser — Power Animals,
The Contemporary Works of Nazim M. Nazim

The ArtArtProject art charity fundraiser hosted by Barbara Lazaroff.
Art by Nazim M. Nazim. Curated by Jeff Phillips.

Power Animals art by Nazim M. NazimPartial proceeds went to benefit Aviva Family & Children’s Services, Meals-On-Wheels of Los Angeles, and the American Cancer Society.

Sunday, January 29, 2012
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre*

Barndsall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

*The Barnsdall Gallery Theatre is a facility of the City of LA Dept of Cultural Affairs