Second Annual MAK Games Serve Up Notable Names for Tennis, Architecture, Breathtaking Views

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Stephen Gaghan

The afternoon event will take place at the buzzworthy Sheats-Goldstein residence

A magical John Lautner-designed house, an infinity tennis court and a long invitation list of L.A.’s most notable artists, architects and Hollywood friends are the big draws for Sunday’s second annual MAK Games, a benefit for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

But there will also be plenty of tennis, too. The afternoon event — scheduled to take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the legendary Sheats-Goldstein residence in Beverly Crest (designed by Lautner in 1963) — will showcase a competitive tournament as well as a featured mixed professional amateur match with actor Timothy Olyphant and pro Sam Querrey pitted against musician Gavin Rossdale and pro Lester Cook.

Last year, Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan and Grammy winner Brian Burton (best known by his stage name Danger Mouse) bested the competition, winning the MAK Cup at the inaugural MAK Games, played on the picturesque infinity court designed by Duncan Nicholson.

In addition to an afternoon of tennis, guests get the option of touring the house and James Turrell Sky Box while enjoying cocktails, a Baby Blues barbecue buffet and sounds by DJs Michelle PesceBryce Kroetz, Greg Gianolio and Roisin Davis.

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House is a nonprofit arts organization that presents contemporary art and architecture programming. The event is presented by Brooks Brothers, the MAK Center and Vanity Fair, with cocktails provided by Selvarey Rum. More information can be found at