Bev's Note

We are honored to have chairmen Murray and Caroline Calhoun and Semmes and Catherine Favrot on our cover representing the Louisiana Museum Foundation’s inaugural “Founders Ball!” The ball will be held at the Cabildo on Saturday. December 1, and they promise a lavish costume ball that you don’t want to miss! They are honoring the legacy of Don Andres Almonester and his daughter Micaela, and many of their descendants will be attending the ball. Micaela was responsible for building the Pontalba apartments and for transforming Jackson Square from a military parade ground into what it is today! The gala will be held 7 to 10 p.m. and will be $300 per person. Please call 558-0493 for ticket information. This will be the closing exhibition for the Tricentennial events for the Louisiana Museum Foundation!

Be sure to check out What’s Hot for Fall Fashion Accessories for that perfect touch to take your outfit to the next level. And if you’re looking for a whole new outfit, look no further than our feature on Holiday Fashion. Then take your new head-to-toe look out for a spin by enjoying our fantastic local cuisine; our feature on Holiday Restaurant Specials will give you an overview of wonderful deals throughout the city.

“Wine, Dine & Design” presented by Royal Honda and Renaissance Publishing was a huge hit again. We are thrilled that we could give $117,000 to Bastion and our wounded warriors! Thanks to all of our sponsors and designers who made it the best “Wine, Dine & Design” ever! Thanks to chairmen Betsy and Eric Laborde and Sheldon and Michael Schmidt, and especially to artist James Michaelopoulos!

We all love George Dunbar, and you’ll be able to see his celebrated exhibition, “Alluvion,” at Callan Contemporary from November 3-December 31. Dunbar, a celebrated abstract painter and sculptor, is returning to Callan Contemporary for the fifth time with all new work. He balances perfectionist technique with an appreciation for the inspired and random – turning the elements of earth-clay, pigment, metal and the human hand that shapes them into objects of unparalleled sophistication, complexity and beauty. The opening reception is 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 3

The “2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s” is November 10 at the Baby Cakes Field, 6000 Airline Drive. We all know someone who has been touched by this terrible disease, and we have to find a cure! This is your way of making a difference. Become a team member for your family, corporate or national team and get your friends involved! Registration starts at 8 a.m., program at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m.. The walk is only 2 miles long, and you can Google the “2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s" or call 613-6505.

Get out and enjoy the fantastic fall weather while it lasts!


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The English Speaking Union is 100 years old, and Michael Harold and Quinn Peeper want you to celebrate with them at their Gala Centennial Celebration “Rach & Bach” at the Orpheum Theatre. The concert will be November 17 and will feature opera soloists Irini Hymel and Christina Comer, as well as concert pianists Michael Harold and Dr. Quinn Peeper! Visit to get tickets and more information.


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