Registry of Charitable Events

SEPTEMBER


September 6

JULIETTE & CAMERON’S GOLF TOURNAMENT
Benefits: Make-A-Wish of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana
Event Info.: Enjoy a day of golf for a wonderful cause. All of the event’s proceeds will go to making the dreams of children struggling with cancer come true!
Location: Bayou Barriere Golf Club, Belle Chase
Tickets: Individual: $125; Foursome: $400
Contact: 230-1810


September 13

A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope
Event Info.: The organization’s premiere gala, this event will feature entertainment from The Yat Pack, food and libations from some of the city’s best local restaurants and a premiere live auction and raffle.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: Sponsorships: $350 to $10,000
Contact: 484-7744


September 14

Q’N FOR KIDS 2013
Benefits: Each One Save One
Event Info.: This annual barbecue cook-off will include beer, drinks, local musicians and even the Zoomobile for the kids. Funds raised will go towards youth mentoring in the Greater New Orleans area.
Location: Palmer Park, intersection of S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton avenues
Tickets: Free
Contact: 896-9979


September 15

CHAMPAGNE AND JAZZ BRUNCH
Benefits: Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info.: This annual champagne brunch will feature Jimmy Maxwell’s Band, exciting auction items and a delightful brunch with champagne prepared by the Audubon Tea Room. Proceeds benefit the Opera’s programs in the community
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Tickets: $75
Contact: 267-9527


September 20

MARTINI MADNESS
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: Friends of City Park and Republic National Distributing Company will host the 10th annual “Martini Madness” fundraising event at City Park’s Arbor Room at Popp Fountain. Enjoy a night of custom martinis, music, dancing and cuisine at this festival fundraiser benefiting capital improvements in City Park.
Location: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, City Park
Tickets: Early admission: $75; General admit: $50; General member admit: $35
Contact: 483-9376


JUSTICE FOR ALL BALL
Benefits: The Pro Bono Project
Event Info.: The premier event in the legal community, this 25th annual black-tie optional event offers food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, spirits and entertainment from George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners plus Dave Hansen’s Garden District Trio. There will be a raffle as well as a silent auction and live auction featuring pieces from local artist Stirling Barrett. Walter Blessey Jr. will serve as honorary chair.
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Tickets: In advance: $150; At door: $175; Lawyers practicing less than 5 years: $100; Law students: $75
Contact: 581-4043


SCALES & ALES
Benefits: Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Event Info.: This fourth annual event will feature wine and beer from open bars and delicious cuisine from local restaurants, all in a unique aquatic atmosphere that flows throughout the Aquarium and onto the Woldenberg Park plaza overlooking the Mississippi River. Guests can expect to enjoy live music from Atlanta’s Simply Irresistible, an exciting raffle and more.
Location: Audubon Aquarium
Tickets: Penguin Pal (general admission): $55; Parrotfish Patron: $100
Contact: 401-6267


September 23

KICK-OFF FOR KOMEN
Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans Affiliate
Event Info.: Join Susan G. Komen For the Cure and special guest Saints Punter Thomas Morstead as they kick-off the Race for the Cure season and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Location: Heritage Grill, Metairie
Tickets: Adults 18 years and up: $25; 13-17 years: $15; Kids 12 & under- includes admittance to Kids Tent: $12; Sleep in for the Cure: $35
Contact: 455-7310


September 24

COMMUNITY ARTS AWARDS
Benefits: The Arts Council of New Orleans
Event Info.: Since 1977, this annual event has recognized individuals and organizations in the community that have made outstanding contributions to the art culture of New Orleans. The event will be held at the Contemporary Arts Center and will feature video vignettes of each honoree made by local filmmakers. This elegant event will benefit the Art Council of New Orleans, an organization that works in partnership with the city to ensure its vibrant artistic future.
Location: Contemporary Arts Center
Tickets: Starts at $30
Contact: 523-1465


September 26

CELEBRATION OF LIFE LUNCHEON
Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info.: At this luncheon, Cancer Crusaders honors 12-15 cancer survivors who are active in the community. Cancer Crusaders is an all-volunteer local organization that raises funds for cancer research at the LSU Health Sciences Center and the Tulane Cancer Center.
Location: Marriott New Orleans Hotel
Tickets: Starts at $65
Contact: 913-3041


THE RIVER BETWEEN US OPENING RECEPTION
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info.: This exhibit presented at Longue Vue mansion will showcase works that reflect how the lives of people in St. Louis and New Orleans have always been intertwined with the Mississippi River’s role in U.S. history.
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
Tickets: Free
Contact: 488-5488


September 27

BELLES AND BEAUS BALL
Benefits: American Cancer Society
Event Info.: The American Cancer Society’s annual “Hope Gala” will honor 10 men and women from the community who have contributed to the fight against cancer, whether they be survivors, caretakers, healthcare professionals or avid supporters. Join the Society for a “Dressed to Cure” night of food, dancing, an auction fundraiser and more.
Location: Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Tickets: Individual: $75
Contact: 219-2272


COLIN GOODIER ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Benefits: Colin Goodier Annual Gold Tournament LSU Scholarship
Event Info.: This sixth annual golf tournament raises funds for the scholarship LSU established in honor of Colin Goodier, which is given to a rising fourth year medical student who demonstrates Goodier’s values of scholarship, passion and compassion.
Location: Audubon Golf Course
Tickets: Individual: 150; Foursome: $600; Sponsor: $250 to $750
Contact: 895-7076, nggoodier@aol.com


FORE! RECOVERY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: Play in a scramble format tournament to raise funds for treatment of alcohol and drug dependent individuals. The tournament features food, drinks and a raffle and awards party for a multitude of prizes.
Location: English Turn Golf & Country Club, 1 Clubhouse Drive
Tickets: Individual: $175; Foursome: $700
Contact: 821-7135, wolivio@bridgehouse.org


GIRL SCOUTS WOMEN OF DISTINCTION DINNER
Benefits: Girl Scouts Louisiana East
Event info: Nine Eastern Louisiana women will be honored for their achievements as business, community and civic leaders in the community who are dedicated to supporting leadership opportunities for girls.
Location: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St.
Tickets: Awards dinner only: $75; Awards dinner and champagne reception: $85
Contact: 355-5864


GOLDEN TASSEL GALA
Benefits: Jefferson Dollars for Scholars
Event Info.: This event features a silent auction, live entertainment and cuisine and will raise money for scholarships and educational programs for Jefferson Parish public school students.
Location: 3330 N. Causeway Blvd.
Tickets: Individual: $75; Patron: $125
Contact: 831-1565


LOVE IN THE GARDEN
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: This year’s honorees, Sydney and Walda Besthoff, host the 10th anniversary of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The event features an open bar, local food from many of New Orleans’s best restaurants and caterers, and live music provided by some of the city’s greatest musicians, including the Brass-A-Holics.
Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Tickets: Members: $75; Non-Members: $100
Contact: 658-4121


VINO ON THE BAYOU
Benefits: Louisiana Landmarks Society
Event Info.: Start off your weekend with a Friday wine tasting, appetizers and entertainment to benefit the historic Pitot House on Bayou St. John. All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Landmarks Society which promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy and the operation of the Pitot House.
Location: Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St.
Tickets: Members: $5; Non-Members: $10
Contact: 482-0312


September 28

ART ON OAK (FOR SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR)
Benefits: Symphony Volunteers, Inc.
Event Info.: Come celebrate the arts with fantastic sales of affordable paintings, prints, posters, frames and beyond. Proceeds will benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Location: 8605 Oak St.
Tickets: Free
Contact: 861-2004


BLACK AND GOLD GALA
Benefits: Payton’s Play it Forward Foundation
Event Info.: Join Honorary Chair John Besh to celebrate the re-instatement of Coach Sean Payton’s “Black and Gold Gala.” The event will include NFL analyst for ESPN, Jon Gruden, as Master of Ceremonies and a special appearance by Kenny Chesney. Proceeds this year will benefit Feed the Children, The John Besh Foundation and the Saint Courage House.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Tickets: Starts at $300
Contact: 529-6681


FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK/ RUN
Benefits: Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Event Info.: A 1-mile walk to raise money for St. Vincent de Paul and their local ministry to the poor. There will be food, drinks and music.
Location: Lake Front in Mandeville, Corner of Jackson and Lakeshore Drive across from the Yacht Club
Tickets: Free, but donations of any amount are welcome
Contact: 289-2465


NEW ORLEANS ON TAP BEER FESTIVAL & FUNDRAISER
Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info.: “New Orleans on Tap,” the annual beer tasting and fundraiser, offers live music, beer, fun and much more. The LA/SPCA and main sponsor Bulldog team up again this year and invite you to enjoy live music, more than 200 national and local beers and raise money for the animals in their care.
Location: City Park Festival Grounds
Tickets: Free, but donations suggested; Beer samples start at $1
Contact: 762-3307


VCPORA’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Benefits: Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents & Associates, Inc.
Event Info.: The oldest historic preservation advocacy group in the state celebrates its 75th “Diamond Anniversary Gala,” “Vive le Vieux Carré.” The fundraiser, which will go towards preserving the French Quarter, will take place at the site of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, The Cabildo.
Location: The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St.
Tickets: $150
Contact: 581-7200

 

OCTOBER


October 3

KENNER FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCE
Benefits: Raintree Children and Family Services
Event Info.: “KFWE” will be an evening poolside event promoting local businesses and economic growth in Kenner. The experience will offer more than 100 wines, cuisine by 20 restaurants and a live band.
Location: Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner
Tickets: $75
Contact: 467-1351


October 4

EXHIBITION GALA FOR “THE ARCHBISHOP WORE COMBAT BOOTS”
Benefits: Catholic Cultural Heritage Center
Event Info.: This exhibition preview and gala will introduce the latest exhibit at the Old Ursuline Convent. Guests will get a sneak peak of “The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots: The Life and Ministry of Archbishop Philip Hannan,” while enjoying live music and food.
Location: Old Ursuline Convent Chapel , 1100 Chartres St.
Tickets: Individual: start at $150; Sponsorships start at $250
Contact: 525-5985


THE GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL GALA
Benefits: The Good Shepherd School
Event Info.: This year’s fall gala will feature an open bar, music, cuisine from top New Orleans restaurants, live and silent auctions, a raffle and more! All proceeds go toward The Good Shepherd’s efforts to provide an exceptional education and nurturing environment to underprivileged youth, which is only made possible through the generous donations from the community. This year’s gala will give special recognition to the school’s college bound seniors who have been accepted with scholarships to schools such as Vanderbilt, UVA, Cornell and the University of Chicago.
Location: The Civic Theater, 501 O’Keefe St.
Tickets: Ages 30 and under: $75; Ages over 30: $150
Contact: 343-0678


HELLUVA HULLABALOO
Benefits: Tulane University
Event Info.: Proceeds from the annual Hullabaloo auction support Tulane Empowers, which provides scholarship support to the University’s student-athletes. Raffle prizes include Saints tickets and a Rolex timepiece.
Location: Lavin-Bernick University Center, Tulane University’s Uptown campus
Tickets: At door: $100; Individual: $75; TU students and children: Free (online through Charitybuzz)
Contact: 314-7639


WOMAN’S NEW LIFE CENTER’S FAIS DO DO
Benefits: Woman’s New Life Center
Event Info.: Come join this annual Cajun dance party celebration that will include the lively sounds of The Bucktown Allstars and food from the area’s best restaurants.
Location: Generations Hall
Tickets: Individual: $75; Couple: $125
Contact: 496-0121


October 5

FIGHT FOR AIR WALK
Benefits: American Lung Association
Event Info.: Take a walk in the park with Louisiana’s American Lung Association for their largest fundraiser of the year. The event includes refreshments, family entertainment, silent auction and door prizes.
Location: Audubon Park, Shelter 10
Tickets: Registration fee: $25
Contact: 828-5867


UNCF 26th ANNUAL WALK FOR EDUCATION
Benefits: United Negro College Fund
Event Info.: Join the UNCF’s annual walk to empower Louisiana youth to achieve academic success in higher education. Participants may form teams or walk solo, and everyone will enjoy live music, food and guest appearances.
Location: 6500 Magazine St.
Tickets: Adults: $30; Kids 12 and under: $15
Contact: 581-3794


October 9

GOOD KIDS + GOOD HEALTH = GOOD STUDENTS GALA
Benefits: Childhood & Family Learning Foundation
Event Info.: This cocktail reception will honor women who have achieved respect in the news media and raise critical funding for the Coordinated Care for the Whole Child Program of the Childhood & Family Learning Foundation.
Location: 5331 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: Individual: $125; Couple: $250; Host: $1,000; Sponsor: $5,000
Contact: 523-1193


October 11

CADA CARNIVALE
Benefits: Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Event Info.: Benefitting CADA, which works with area schools and community-based organizations to pioneer drug prevention education, this event is a family festival with music, entertainment and carnival rides. Following the event CADA will host an invite-only Patron Party honoring its long-time supporters.
Location: City Park Carousel Gardens & Amusement Park
Tickets: Advance purchase: $8; At door: $10; With Student ID: $8
Contact: 821-2232


MONSTER DASH
Benefits: Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event Info.: In its fourth year, the “Monster Dash” attracts more than 600 costumed runners to their 5K walk/run. Following the fun run, a post-race party with food, Abita beer, live entertainment and a costume contest will be held at the Rivershack Tavern.
Location: Rivershack Tavern, 3449 River Road, Jefferson
Tickets: Advance: $25, Week of: $30
Contact: 455-5194


LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL TRADE GALA
Benefits: The World Trade Center of New Orleans
Event Info.: This black-tie event will celebrate Louisiana’s international business community. The event will include live music and dancing, a performance by the National World War II Museum Victory Belles and a special menu prepared by John Besh. The inaugural Eugene J. Schreiber Award will also be presented to Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Location: National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St.
Tickets: WTCNO member: $150; Future WTCNO member: $200; Young member network: $125; Table of 10: $1500; Sponsorships available
Contact: 619-9834

18TH ANNUAL PASTA & PUCCINI
Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Event Info.: This annual fundraiser includes cocktails, dinner and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the award-winning performances and outreach programs of JPAS, including children’s programming, opera, chorale, symphony, theater and more.
Location: Marriott New Orleans
Tickets: Starts at $160
Contact: 456-9627


October 12

BRA-VEAUX!
Benefits: Hadassah
Event Info.: This fun and creative fundraising gala event will feature a showcase and a live auction of impressive brassieres and breast-related works of art by a variety of artists. Live entertainment and fabulous raffle prizes will also be included. Proceeds will benefit Hadassah’s groundbreaking cancer research.
Location: Crescent City Auction Gallery, 1330 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: “Training Bra” to “DD Cup”: $55-$1000
Contact: 858-3833


October 13

10TH ANNUAL BLESSED FRANCIS SEELOS GALA DINNER
Benefits: The National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
Event Info.: The gala dinner supports “that which is necessary for the canonization of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos” and the maintenance of the national shrine that houses his remains and “embodies his spirit in ministry and outreach.”
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Tickets: $100
Contact: 525-2495


FEAST WITH THE STARS
Benefits: Parkway Partners
Event Info.: This annual fall tradition will include a jazz brunch with food provided by 20 of the city’s most iconic restaurants set in the historic Gallier Hall. Parkway Partners is a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to the cultivation and maintenance of the city’s landscape, local flora and schoolyard gardens.
Location: Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: Starts at $75
Contact: 620-2224


October 15

CELEBRITY WAITERS VII
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: This event features a silent auction and a delicious lunch served by special celebrity guests. Funds raised go towards treatment of alcohol and drug dependent individuals.
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Tickets: Individual: $75; Sponsorships available; Tips encouraged
Contact: 821-7135


FALL INTO FASHION PARTY
Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra/Symphony Volunteers
Event Info.: A light supper and wine party will accompany a showcase of new fall clothes that have been consigned or donated to the Encore Shop, a boutique featuring jewelry and accessories, is a highlight of the evening. Owned and operated by Symphony Volunteers, Inc., the Encore Shop on Maple Street is an upscale women’s consignment store benefiting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Location: 1512 Seventh St.
Tickets: $45
Contact: 866-1672


October 16-20

KEY TO THE CURE CHARITY SHOPPING WEEKEND  & KICKOFF GALA
Benefits: Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium/Key to the Cure
Event Info.: “Key to the Cure 2013” is a charity shopping weekend during which 2 percent of sales at Saks Fifth Avenue from Oct. 16-20 will be donated to the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. The festivities will begin with the Kickoff Gala, featuring food, specialty cocktails and New Orleans-style entertainment on every level of the store.
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.
Tickets: $75
Contact: 888-7608


October 17

6TH ANNUAL LAMBETH ON BROADWAY
Benefits: Lambeth House Foundation
Event Info.: Featuring cocktails, dinner, music and entertainment, this “A New Star on Broadway”-themed event raises funds for one of the city’s premier retirement communities.
Location: Lambeth House, 150 Broadway St.
Tickets: General: $150; Patron: $250; 40 years and younger: $75
Contact: 865-1960


October 18-19

GHOSTS IN THE OAKS
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: This family-friendly event promises fun for the whole family. The event includes unlimited rides in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, trick-or-treating in Storyland, face-painting, music and more!
Location: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland
Tickets: Early admit: $20; General: $15; General members: $12
Contact: 483-9376


October 18

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
Benefits: The Botanical Garden Foundation
Event Info.: This event will include a four course seated dinner prepared by chef Aaron Burgau of Patois on the grounds of the Botanical Garden under the lit live oaks. Proceeds will benefit The New Orleans Botanical Garden.
Location: Botanical Garden at City Park
Tickets: $250
Contact: 483-9386


UP ON THE ROOF
Benefits: The Foundation at East Jefferson Hospital
Event Info.: Come sample dozens of unique beers while enjoying food from our area’s best restaurants and entertainment by The Boogie Men! Proceeds will benefit the philanthropic arm of the East Jefferson General Hospital, which is committed to funding health care services for all in need.
Location: East Jefferson General Hospital
Tickets: General admission in advance: $45; Patron Party: $100
Contact: 456-5119


October 19

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 5K
Benefits: American Cancer Society
Event Info.: This event is a family-friendly 5K walk held to raise awareness of and raise funds for fighting breast cancer.
Location: Lakefront, behind UNO
Tickets: Donations suggested
Contact: 833-4024


3rd ANNUAL COSTUME CRUISE FUNDRAISER
Benefits: Alternatives Living, Inc.
Event Info.: Revelers decked out in full costume regalia will cruise the Mississippi for a night of live music, dancing and food. The event will also feature an open bar, raffle, silent auction and a costume contest. All proceeds will go toward providing support services to chronically homeless and at-risk individuals and families living with a variety of disabilities.
Location: Creole Queen Riverboat, 1 Poydras St.
Tickets: $75
Contact: 400-3580


October 19-20

SECRET GARDENS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ
Benefits: Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré
Event Info.: The self-guided walking tour of the French Quarter’s most magnificent courtyards will offer the allure of private and historic gardens otherwise closed to the public, providing insight into private Louisiana hideaways in early Spanish and French architectural styles.
Location: Tours start at any of the courtyards listed on the event maps provided with ticket purchase
Tickets: $20; Under 12: free; tickets available at Creole Delicacies (533 St. Ann St. at Jackson Square) and French Quarter Gem & Lapidary (527 St. Philip St.)
Contact: 529-9755


October 23

VOLUNTEER ACTIVISTS AWARDS LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW
Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild
Event Info.: This annual luncheon and fashion show featuring clothing from Dillard’s includes celebrity models, a silent auction and raffles. Proceeds benefit three Catholic Charities programs: St. John the Baptist Head Start Program, Independent Living Skills Program benefiting youth who have outgrown foster care, and Padua Pediatrics, a facility for mentally and physically disabled children.
Location: Downtown Marriott Hotel
Tickets: Luncheon and fashion show: $65; Patron party, luncheon and fashion show: $100
Contact: Joan Ingram, 455-6793 or Rosalie Edwards, 466-8875


TEN OUTSTANDING PERSONS GALA
Benefits: Family Services of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: This will be the 40th anniversary of Family Services of GNO honoring their “Ten Outstanding Persons.” This year’s Honorary Chairs are Mr. C. Allen and Jane Favrot.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: Individual: $150; Couple: $250; Patron: $500; Benefactor: $1,000; Sponsorships available from $2,000 to $5,000
Contact: 252-9225


POWER OF 10
Benefits: The Posse Foundation
Event Info.: The Posse Foundation’s signature fundraising event celebrates 10 Posse students and celebrates diversity in higher education. The luncheon will include special remarks by Tulane University President Scott Cowen.
Location: Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St.
Tickets: Individual: $75; Sponsorships available
Contact: 208-5595


October 25

CATHOLIC CHARITIES PRO-LIFE AND ADOPTION SERVICES RECEPTION
Benefits: Catholic Charities Access & Adoption Program
Event Info.: This event will celebrate the upcoming month of November as National Adoption Month. The event will also serve to raise awareness about the resources available through Catholic Charities, such as free pre- and post-natal care to mothers and national and international adoption services.
Location: Home of Joseph Canizaro
Tickets: TBA
Contact: 885-1312


CHILDREN’S HERO AWARDS
Benefits: Children’s Bureau of New Orleans
Event Info.: This inaugural event benefitting the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans will celebrate individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to furthering the cause of pediatric mental health care accessibility in New Orleans.  Liberty Bank has generously signed on as the title sponsor for this event.
Location: Home of Calvin and Frances Fayard
Tickets: $125
Contact: 525-2366


VINO ON THE BAYOU
Benefits: Louisiana Landmarks Society
Event Info.: The event kicks off the weekend with a Friday wine-tasting, appetizers and entertainment to benefit the historic Pitot House on Bayou St. John. All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Landmarks Society which promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy and the operation of the Pitot House.
Location: Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St.
Tickets: Members: $5; Non-members: $10
Contact: 482-0312


October 25-27

GHOSTLY GALAVANT FUNDRAISER
Benefits: Friends of the Cabildo
Event Info.: This three-day event kicks off with a Halloween costume gala on Friday night at the historic Cabildo on Jackson Square. On Saturday and Sunday, Friends of the Cabildo tour guides will take guests on a haunting and hilarious tour of the French Quarter.
Location: The Cabildo; 701 Chartres St.
Tickets: In advance for gala: $40; At the door: $45  
Contact: 523-3939


October 26

GET ON BOARD NON-PROFIT BOARD TRAINING
Benefits: Junior League Community Projects
Event Info.: In this first of two training sessions the Junior League of New Orleans will hold this fall, participants will focus on developing leadership skills and learn how to effectively govern an area nonprofit organization. This course will prepare individuals for nonprofit board leadership.
Location: 4319 Carondelet St.
Tickets: $250
Contact: 891-5845


RACE FOR THE CURE
Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans Affiliate
Event Info.: This race is the largest series of 5K runs/ fitness walks in the world. Each year, this event raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Location: City Park
Tickets: $25
Contact: 455-7310


O WHAT A NIGHT GALA
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Art
Event Info.: Enjoy an unforgettable night of art, music and cuisine with signature Southern flair. The gala will feature live and silent auction art from noted Southern artists, and will provide cuisine from award-winning chefs. Blue Dog painter George Rodrigue will be presented with the Opus Award, which honors a member of the arts community who has made a major cultural contribution to the South. A Patron Party will be held at the home of Dathel Georges on the evening of Oct. 25.
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Tickets: Supporter level: $500; Patron level: $1,000; Half table (seats 4): $5,000; Full table (seats 8): $10,000
Contact: 539-9616


October 28

7TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Benefits: New Orleans Medical Mission Services
Event Info.: This annual golf tournament raises funds for upcoming medical missions. Dinner and door prizes will follow the tournament.
Location: Lakewood Golf Club
Tickets: Individual: $125; Foursome: $500
Contact: 392-1934


 

NOVEMBER


November 1-3

19th ANNUAL POYDRAS HOME ART SHOW & PATRON PARTY
Benefits: Poydras Home
Event Info.: The organization’s patron party will feature sneak peeks of juried art, photography, food, libations and entertainment. The art show will include over 2,500 original works of art by Louisianian and regional artists.
Tickets: Donations accepted; Sponsorships: $100 to $3,000; Art show: free
Contact: 897-0535


November 1-10

BUY, SAVE AND SERVE SHOPPING CARD
Benefiting: Junior League of New Orleans
Event Info.: This 10-day event offers cardholders a 20 percent discount with more than 150 participating merchants, restaurants and service providers in the city. All funds support the Junior League’s charitable community projects.
Location: New Orleans/Greater New Orleans Area
Tickets: $35 donation
Contact: jlno.org/buysaveserve


November 2

GET ON BOARD NON-PROFIT BOARD TRAINING
Benefits: Junior League Community Projects
Event Info.: In this second of two training sessions the Junior League of New Orleans will hold this fall, participants will focus on developing leadership skills and learn how to effectively govern an area nonprofit organization. This course will prepare individuals for nonprofit board leadership.
Location: 4319 Carondelet St.
Tickets: $250
Contact: 891-5845


November 2

35th ANNUAL HOWLING SUCCESS PATRON PARTY AND GALA
Benefiting: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info.: Join in celebrating 125 years of the LA/SPCA with their annual “Howling Success Gala.” Honorary Chair Angela Hill will join Celebrity Chairs Katherine LaNasa and Grant Show in leading the festivities that include more than 30 landmark restaurants and businesses serving signature dishes, specialty drinks, unique auction items and mingling with guest celebrities while benefiting the animals of the LA/SPCA.
Location: Hyatt Regency, Empire Ballroom, 601 Loyola Ave.
Tickets: Individual: $125; Sponsorships: $250 to $1,000
Contact: 368-5191


NOTRE DAME SEMINARY 89TH ANNIVERSARY GALA & AUCTION
Benefits: Notre Dame Seminary
Event Info.: The Seminary’s annual fundraiser includes a jewelry raffle, live and silent auctions and musical entertainment.
Location: Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 S. Carrollton Ave.
Tickets: Individual: $100 and up; Sponsorships available
Contact: 866-7426, extension 3740


ROCKIN’ WITH THE NOLA STARS
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: A “Dancing with the Stars” event featuring local stars dancing their way to the championship. The dancer who raises the most money wins the competition. The event features a raffle and silent auction in addition to food, music and a complementary bar.
Location: Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Tickets: General admission in advance: $40; VIP: $75
Contact: 821-7135


LA FÊTE LOUISIANE 2013, A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE
Benefits: Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation
Event Info.: The third annual event celebrates our state’s cultural industries, the people who “keep our culture alive” and other creative people who give the state its unique identity through a lively showcase of visual, performance, culinary, film and video talents.
Location: “La Perle,” 725 Magazine St.
Tickets: Individual: $75; Tables (seats 8): starts at $1,500 for individuals and $2,500 for businesses; Patron party tickets: $150
Contact: 895-2800, CulturalEconomy.org


AN ARRESTING EXPERIENCE! JAILS, JAZZ, BONNIE & CLYDE
Benefits: Louisiana Museum Foundation
Event Info.: This year’s gala will be in the Prohibition era/Speakeasy tradition of The Great Gatsby. Guests will present codes and will be admitted through a “speakeasy” door and will have the opportunity to participate in the “jail bail” fundraising technique. An F.B.I. “wanted” poster of Bonnie and Clyde from the Louisiana State Museum archive will be on display.
Location: Louisiana State Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave.
Tickets: $50
Contact: 558-0493


2013 TOURO FOUNDATION GALA
Benefits: Touro Infirmary
Event Info.: This evening of fundraising for Touro Infirmary features a dinner presented by chef John Besh’s culinary team as well as entertainment by the Victory 6 and the Victory Belles. This year’s gala will honor Margaret Epstein with the 2013 Judah Touro Society Award.
Location: National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St.
Tickets: Under 35: $100; Individual Gala: $200; Individual patron: $500; Sponsorships: starts at $1,500
Contact: 897-8744


November 7

COCKTAILS FOR KID SMART
Benefits: KID smART
Event Info.: This cocktail party is hosted annually in a home notable for its art/design to honor KID smART’s belief in the power of the arts. Food will be provided by Joel Catering and each patron and sponsor will receive a signed giclee of a work by featured artist Adrian Deckbar.
Location: Home of Andrew and SuSu Stall
Tickets: Individual: $125; Patron: $750
Contact: 410-1990


November 8

MOONLIGHT ON THE RIVER GALA
Benefits: The Magnolia School
Event Info.: With John “Spud” McConnell as Master of Ceremonies, attendees will enjoy supporting the Magnolia School’s mission to build better lives for people with developmental disabilities. Groovy 7 will entertain, the 610 Stompers will perform and guests can take home memories from the Big Easy Photobooth.
Location: The Magnolia School, 100 Central Ave., Jefferson
Tickets: Individual: $100; Table of 10: $1,000; Ages 30 and under: $75
Contact: 731-1333


BOUDIN, BOURBON & BEER
Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info.: Emeril Lagasse and co-chairs Mario Batali and Donald Link will team up with 40 of the South’s best chefs to serve up specialty boudin for the third annual indoor/outdoor festival. Bourbon by Buffalo Trace, specialty brews by Abita beer, and wine and other cocktails will be open to guests. Highlights also include live music from the Lost Bayou Ramblers and more.
Location: The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St.
Tickets: Pre-Sale: $75; Regular Price: $99
Contact: BoudinAndBeer.com


November 8-10

GATOR FEST
Benefits: Holy Name of Jesus School
Event Info.: Holy Name of Jesus School and Parish proudly presents their annual fair: “Gator Fest!” Guests will enjoy carnival rides, cooking demonstrations, food booths, games, live music and much more.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus School
Tickets: Free
Contact: 861-9709


November 9

CARNIVALE DU VIN
Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info.: This award-winning annual gala features a four-course wine pairings dinner by Emeril Lagasse as well as Louisiana seafood dishes by chefs John Besh, Cat Cora, Rick Moonen and Aaron Sanchez. The Bacchus reception will feature Caymus Wines and wine pairings with the meal include award-winning winemakers Champagne Louis Roederer, Cakebread, Pride Mountain and Williams Selyem. A live auction during the gala includes rare wines and unique travel and lifestyle experiences. Musical entertainment will be provided by Sammy Hagar & The Wabos.
Location: Hyatt Regency, Empire Ballroom, 601 Loyola Ave.
Tickets: Individual tickets: $1,000; Sponsorships also available
Contact: CarnivaleDuVin.com


ALL SAINTS SOIREE: A COCKTAIL GALA
Benefits: Save Our Cemeteries
Event Info.: The beautiful St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 will serve as the backdrop for this annual cocktail party, which features a patron party, specialty cocktails, food, live entertainment, a silent auction and candle-lit tours of the cemetery. Proceeds benefit the preservation, promotion and protection of New Orleans’ historic cemeteries.
Location: St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, End of Esplanade Ave., near Bayou St. John
Tickets: $55-$100
Contact: 525-3377


ODYSSEY BALL
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: NOMA’s annual black-tie fundraiser will feature top-notch food, dancing and a silent auction, all amid fabulous artwork. All proceeds go directly to supporting and furthering public art education.
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Tickets: VIP tickets: $500 to $1,000; Patron tickets: $250 to $500
Contact: 658-4121


WHITE ELEPHANT SALE AND AUCTION
Benefits: Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré
Event Info.: This auction, yard sale and raffle offers something for everyone. It will feature items from some of the top French Quarter businesses, restaurants, hotels, art galleries and shops.
Location: 721 Saint Philip St.
Tickets: Free
Contact: 523-6226


November 10

WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS
Benefits: Autism Speaks
Event Info.: This event features an autism community resource fair and family carnival. The Walk aims to raise awareness and fund autism research.
Location: Audubon Park Shelter No. 10
Tickets: Free
Contact: Allison Lindsly, 613- 7250


November 14

STAIR AFFAIR
Benefits: Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)
Event Info: This Snow White-themed event will feature “wicked cocktails, magical cuisine, an auction to be envied, and enchanting entertainment.” Proceeds benefit the organization’s free reading tutoring programs in New Orleans public schools.
Location: 2507 Prytania St.
Tickets: $50
Contact: 899-0820


HISTORIC HOUSES SOCIETY
Benefits: Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info.: This event will feature a beautiful cocktail party to honor the Historic Houses Society’s most dedicated donors who help to preserve the city’s “windows into the past.”
Location: Home of Caroline and Murray Calhoun
Tickets: Starts at $1,000
Contact: 274-0744


NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY LUNCHEON
Benefits: Association of Fundraising Professionals – New Orleans
Event Info.: This is a special day set aside to recognize and honor the great contributions that philanthropy and philanthropists have made. This year’s luncheon will include cocktails and networking prior to the luncheon, which will be emceed by WWLTV’s Sally Ann Roberts.
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Tickets: $60
Contact: 899-4501 ext. 219


UNCORK THE CURE
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event Info.: Try more than 20 different varieties of Champagne and sparling wines while you indulge in dishes from the city’s hottest restaurants. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment and a chance to win great silent auction items.  
Location: The New Orleans Fair Grounds
Tickets: $50
Contact: 455-5194


November 15

A VINTAGE AFFAIR
Benefits: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Event Info.: Join the fight against MS with an evening of fine food, drinks, art, auction packages and live entertainment by the Bucktown All-Stars.
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Tickets: $95
Contact: 322-3788


JUST SAY YAYA!
Benefits: Young Aspirations/Young Artists (YAYA)
Event Info.: The annual art party features live glass-blowing demonstrations, local music, and artwork for sale by YAYA students as well as professional artists to support the professional development programs of YAYA. Join YAYA artists and art connoisseurs in the know for a fabulous, “artsy casual” evening.
Location: New Orleans Creative Glass Institute, 3924 Conti St.
Tickets: Patron party: starts at $125; Junior patrons: $75; Gala: $40
Contact: 208-8376


VINO ON THE BAYOU
Benefits: Louisiana Landmarks Society
Event Info.: This event will start off your weekend with a Friday wine-tasting, appetizers and entertainment to benefit the historic Pitot House on Bayou St. John. All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Landmarks Society which promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy, and the operation of the Pitot House.
Location: Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St.
Tickets: Members: $5; Non-members: $10
Contact: 482-0312


MOONLIGHT & MIRACLES GALA
Benefits: Ochsner Health System
Event Info.: Party under the stars at this one-of-a-kind party. Event features include a cocktail party, seated dinner, dancing and a live auction.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Tickets: Starts at $150
Contact: 842-7113


November 16

AZUCAR BALL
Benefits: New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Event Info.: The “Azucar Ball” is the premier black-tie event for the Hispanic community in New Orleans. The theme for this year’s event will be “Noche de Tango.” There will be non-stop dancing, food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, a silent auction and the presentation of the Galvez Cup, which recognizes an individual or individuals who have made an impact on the Hispanic community in New Orleans.
Location: The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd.
Tickets: Patron party and Ball: $200; Ball only: $150; Juniors (under 35 years): $75; Sponsorships are available
Contact: 636-0107


November 20

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY AWARDS
Benefits: United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Event Info.: This annual awards dinner honors some of the community’s most outstanding philanthropists. This year’s Alexis de Tocqueville Award will be presented to retiring president and CEO of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana Gary Ostroske, who has been involved with the organization for 40 years, seeing it through challenges like Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Tickets: $250
Contact: 827-6846, terryw@unitedwaysela.org


November 22

A “SAV-VY” AFFAIR
Benefits: St. Andrew’s Village
Event Info.: The fifth annual fundraiser includes live music by The Levee Dawgs, fine cuisine and a silent auction featuring over 100 items. Proceeds benefit the community of adults with developmental disabilities at St. Andrew’s Village.
Location: The Chicory, 610 S. Peters St.
Tickets: In advance: $50; At door: $60
Contact: 432-8552, savbenefit@gmail.com


SIGNATURE CHEFS GALA
Benefits: March of Dimes New Orleans Division
Event Info.: This event will feature a star-studded line up of the city’s best chefs from its most renowned restaurants and hotels. A fabulous auction will also be attended to by celebrity auctioneers. Camille Whitworth of WDSU will emcee the night’s program.
Location: New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.
Tickets: Individual: $250; 35 years and under: $150; Table of 10: $2,400
Contact: 264-9288, MarchOfDimesNola.com

 

DECEMBER

December 6-7

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE
Benefits: Holy Name of Jesus School
Event Info.: The Christmas tree sale inventory will include trees 4-feet to 20-feet tall offered for the best prices in Uptown. All proceeds benefit the children of Holy Name of Jesus School.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus School, 6325 Cromwell Place
Tickets: Price per tree
Contact: 861-9709


December 6

TREE OF RECOVERY
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: Purchase an ornament to hang on the Tree of Recovery in memory or in honor of someone for a donation to Bridge House/Grace House. The Grace House choirs and a celebrity emcee will provide entertainment. There will be a reading of the names and light refreshments.
Location: Lakeside Shopping Center (Restoration Hardware entrance)
Tickets: Donations appreciated
Contact: 821-7135


December 7

LE MARCHE DE FETES
Benefits: Louisiana Landmarks Society
Event Info.: Benefitting the historic Pitot House built circa 1799 as a Creole country home, this event overlooking beautiful Bayou St. John will offer handmade art, local delicacies, a variety of Louisiana citrus trees and fruit for purchase and gift-giving. Entertainment will be provided.
Location: Pitot House, 1440 Moss St.
Tickets: Members: free; Non-members: $5  
Contact: 482-0312


December 10

FÊTE DE NÖEL
Benefits: Ladies Leukemia League
Event Info.: The LLL will host the annual luncheon and festive fashion show by Dillard’s to raise funds for leukemia research. This year’s event will be emceed by Margaret Orr of WDSU and entertainment will be provided by an “American Idol.”
Location: New Orleans Hilton Riverside
Tickets: Individual: $65; Preferred individual: $100; Tables: $1,000
Contact: 466-8875


December 14-15

38th ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Event Info.: This annual self-guided tour features several beautifully decorated Garden District homes. The tour includes an expansive holiday boutique and a professionally catered café at Trinity Episcopal Church, the tour headquarters.
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave.
Tickets: Non-members: $35; PRC members and group of 10 or more: $30
Contact: 581-7032


December 22

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
Benefits: Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré
Event Info.: This self-guided walking tour features unique architectural styles and home furnishings in addition to a variety of Christmas decoration collections. Caroling in Jackson Square will follow the tour’s events.
Location: Throughout the French Quarter
Tickets: $20; 12 years and under: free; tickets available at Creole Delicacies (533 St. Ann St. at Jackson Square) and French Quarter Gem & Lapidary (527 St. Philip St., near Decatur Street)
Contact: 529-9755


December 31

OPERA BALL
Benefits: The New Orleans Opera
Event Info.: This year’s “Opera Ball” will feature a Cinderella-themed gala to coincide with the opera’s production of Cinderella. The event also includes a New Year’s celebration complete with cocktails and fireworks.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Armstrong Ballroom, 500 Canal St.
Tickets: $300
Contact: 529- 7668


 

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