A guide to notable parties, premieres, and happenings

August 10 to August 23

Return to Paradise (no, it’s not about Bill Clinton at a debutante ball) has a Malaysian-themed premiere bash in Westwood, Calif. Expected to attend: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Chris O’Donnell, and Matthew McConaughey.

HBO’s The Rat Pack premiere party in New York’s Hamptons should draw stars Ray Liotta, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Don Cheadle. We can’t wait to see who plays Rob Lowe. (Oh, sorry, wrong Pack.)

Your last chance to hear Pete Townshend, Joni Mitchell, and other Woodstock-pining rockers at A Day in the Garden, which wraps up a three-day concert in Bethel, N.Y. Warning: There’s some bad Viagra going around.

Blade, about in-line skaters — well, vampires actually, but skaters would be scarier — celebrates its premiere at New York’s Supper Club. Stars Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff will attend.

I want you to want … Jeremy? Cheap Trick, on tour to promote the 20th anniversary of Live at Budokan, are joined by Pearl Jam in Montreal for the first of three joint concerts.

Despite the fact that if we hear that song one more time we’re going to push her into the harbor, chest-thumping diva Celine Dion opens her national tour at Boston’s Fleet Center.

A hundred bucks for the Sleestack. If that means nothing to you, don’t bother attending 50 Years of Sid & Marty Krofft, an auction of stuff related to the Saturday-morning kings — including costumes from H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost — at L.A.’s Beverly Hilton.

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