On Friday night, the Oscar winner and some of his Hollywood insider friends, Dreamworks SKG’s David Geffen and Creative Artists Agency’s head honcho Bryan Lourd, will be hosting the Haiti Takes Root event at Sotheby’s in New York City.
The dinner and auction, which will be emceed by Gayle King, is to support Penn’s charity, the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The charity hosts an annual gala in Los Angeles, but this will is the first time Penn will be taking his cause to the Big Apple.
The benefit intends to help the organization’s movement to reforest and rebuild Haiti. Tickets start at $5K and there will be a live auction, which features works of art by Ed Ruscha, Henry Taylor, Deborah Kass, Thomas Houseago and Jonas Wood. Audra Day and Damien Rice will be performing at the star-studded event.
The live auction has a slew of VIP experiences, including a soccer experience with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, a trip to Monaco for the Grand Prix, an art and culinary trip to Denmark with Noma chef René Redzepi, and a private tour and dinner at James Turrell‘s Roden Crater, led by Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.