The Parties That Went Down Last Week
Monday, February 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM | Amanda Mactas
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  Monday: Steve Stanulis hosted the wrap party for the film "Long Shot Louie" at Chelsea Manor. Stanulis stars in the film, where he plays an exotic dancer facing the trials and tribulations of personal relationships, work and drugs. Co-stars John Bianco, Brian Kelley and Joey Donafrio also attended the event. Read our interview with Steve here

Tuesday: Lucky Strike Lanes partnered with Scratch DJ Academy to host a fun DJ contest, where guests submitted their names to compete in a battle of scratching skills. The event was judged by experts Hesta Prynn (see our interview with her here!), Silver Medallion, Mel Debarge, and Vinny Cha$e. Out of the six contestants, one winner was selected to take home a prize pack including a semester of lessons at Scratch DJ Academy, a BULLDOG Gin swag bag, SOL Republic Headphones, and a Lucky Strike party. Also at the event were Scratch instructors DJ Carber, Dr. Unos & Dubs, MC Suga Ray, and music by DJ Dirty Digits. 

   Wednesday: The Balvenie, a handcrafted single malt scotch whisky, hosted the Inaugural Rare Craft Fellowship Awards at Skylight West. After scouring the country for the top craftsmen, six finalists came to town to show off their skills for a chance to win a trip to experience The Balvenie's five rare crafts in Dufftown, Scotland. The winner was Graham Thompson of Optimo Hats. The event also debuted The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill, Aged 12 Years. Partygoers left the event with a Balvenie dram, an initialed coaster, a documentary on the craft roadtrip, and leather goods. 
Thursday: The We Are Family Foundation hosted its annual Celebration Gala tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom. The organization was founded by Nile Rodgers and honored Adam Lambert with the Unity Award, Jeni Stepanek with the Peacemaker Award, and Daniel Stern with the Visionary Award. The gala was hosted by Rosie Perez and Toure and also included an out of this world concert by the honoree himself, as well as Nile Rodgers, CHIC, along with special guests. Other notable attendees included Sam Sparro, Russell Peters, Montell Williams, Sean Young, Aviva Drescher, LuAnn De Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Joey Healy, Thomas John, Kelly Cutrone, Q-Tip and many more. Apart from the numerous celebrities in attendance, the We Are Family Foundation put on quite a show with their Global Teen Leaders who brought the house to tears. 
Friday: Record executive George Hess and publicist and daughter of Joan Lunden, Jamie Krauss, tied the knot last week and celebrated their after party at XL Nightclub. The party featured creative cocktails including La Perla prosecco and passed bites by Ktchn and featured performances by DJ Tracy Young, Taryn Manning, Duane Harden, and Shawnee Taylor. The night was hosted by KTU's Hollywood Hamilton. Other notables in attendance included Joan Lunden, Phillip Bloch, Lady Bunny, Robin Byrd, Tommy Sunshine, Lauren Rae Levy and many more. 



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