The Week in Parties

1) The first New York benefit of the Young Patrons Circle of the Friends of the Louvre took place Tuesday night at Espace: Devoted socials like Olivia Chantecaille, Fabiola Beracasa, Alexandra Papanicalaou, Lisa Anastos, Annabel Vartanian, Melissa Berkelhammer, and Devorah Rose bid on photographer Candida Hofer's pictures of the Louvre's galleries. [Park Avenue Peerage/PMc]

2) Also on Tuesday, Elvis's granddaughter Riley Keough and famous elf Elijah Wood were the hosts of a fundraiser at Milk Studios in the meatpacking district for The Art of Elysium, a charity that connects artists with sick children. Danny Masterson, Ann Dexter-Jones, Alexander Dexter-Jones, Michael Hilfiger, Zoe Kravitz, Genevieve Jones, Amy Sacco, Tara Subkoff, and Agyness Deyn—sans Albert Hammond Jr., possibly because his ex May Andersen was there?—all peered at silkscreens of Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Lou Reed. [Paper]

3) Uptown at the Metropolitan Opera House, Francesco Clemente's portraits of star sopranos were admired by Zac Posen, Mercedes Bass, Paz de la Huerta, Peter Gelb, Sante D'Orazio, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein, Jeffrey Deitch, Fran Lebowitz, Thelma Golden, Dodie Kazanjian, Lisa Anastos, Roopal Patel, Meredith Melling Burke, and Helen and Brice Marden. [FWD]

4) At the Waverly Inn Wednesday night, Jann Wenner, Graydon Carter, Terry McDonell, Jimmy Buffett, and Tom Wolfe hosted a cocktail party in memory of Hunter S. Thompson, following a screening of Gonzo, a new documentary by director Alex Gibney. Gay Talese, Dominick Dunne, Brian Williams, Candice Bergen, Lewis Lapham, Meg Ryan, Jay McInerney, and Arianna Huffington gathered to share tearful reminiscences of the great man. [WWD/NY Daily News]

5) Meanwhile, Friends of the High Line hosted their 8th Annual summer benefit, chaired by Phil Falcone's wife Lisa. Diane von Furstenberg, Amanda Burden, Marcus Wainwright, and David Neville all helped raise money for the delay-plagued project. [FWD]

6) On Thursday, while loopy designer Kai Kuhne threw an intimate dinner party at the Central Park Boathouse for guests like Genevieve Jones and Horacio Silva [Paper], the screening of The Wackness starring Mary Kate Olsen and Ben Kingsley was enjoyed by Daniel Benedict, Heather Matarazzo, Sante D'Orazio, Linda Wells, Maggie Rizer, Frederique van Der Wal, Debbie Bancroft, Zoe Kravitz, Rufus Albemarle, Marina Rust Connor, Selita Ebanks, John Corbett, Helen Lee and Tim Schifter, Maggie Rizer, Bettina Zilkha, and Ann Dexter-Jones. [Style.com]