January

9
Event: Blush Ball 2015 Party With a Purpose
Benefits: The Pussyfooters Marching Club
Event Info.: This costume ball includes a silent raffle, live music and live performances. Entertainment will include Big Sam’s Funky Nation, DJ Quickie Mart, DJ Fresh Johnson and performances by the Pussyfooters.
Tickets: $60 Patron Party, $40 general admission
Location: Generations Hall
Contact: PussyfootersBlushBall2015.eventbrite.com

15
Event: Good Apple Gala
Benefits: Louisiana Appleseed
Event Info.: Louisiana Appleseed presents awards to outstanding community members who have shown tremendous generosity and commitment to pro bono excellence.
Tickets: $100 individual, $350 couple; various sponsorship levels from $1,000- $10,000 available
Location: Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum
Contact: 561-7304

15
Event: Dinner to Benefit Research in Urology
Benefits: UroTigers
Event Info.: This special celebratory event will begin with cocktails followed by a four-course dinner with wine pairings prepared by Ralph Brennan Catering. This event supports Urology Resident education and research initiatives.
Tickets: $500 couple, $250 individual
Location: 501 Basin St.
Contact: 568-2207

16
Event: Mentor Magic 20th Anniversry Gala
Benefits: Each One Save One
Event Info.: Join EOSO to celebrate their 20th anniversary and in honoring “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts, EOSO mentors and other community heroes.
Tickets: $150 Patron; various sponsorship levels
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Contact: MentorMagicGala.org

17
Event: The Opera Ball: Flights of Fancy
Benefits: Women’s Guild of New Orleans Opera
Event Info.: “The Opera Ball” replicates the era of Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart with a ball featuring live music, a seated dinner and a silent auction. Preceding the ball will be a Patron Party with a performance by the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra. 1930s-era or black-tie attire preferred but optional.
Tickets: $200 Ball, $250 Patron Party and Ball
Location: New Orleans Lakefront Airport
Contact: 267-9527

29
Event: An Afternoon Tea with WYES
Benefits: WYES
Event Info.: A special “Downton Abbey”-inspired tea to celebrate the contributions of WYES to our community. Period attire optional.
Tickets: $175 Patron, $100 Luncheon
Location: 5531 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: 486-5511


February

6
Event: Go Red for Women Luncheon
Benefits: American Heart Association
Event Info.: A luncheon featuring activities and topics aimed to educate on cardiovascular disease, risk factors and heart healthy lifestyles in a supportive atmosphere.
Tickets: $100
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 473-6494

7 & 13
Event: Mardi Gras Fete
Benefits: Junior Committee’s fundraising efforts for New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info.: Fête-goers will enjoy Carnival-inspired foods, libations, fun activities, a place to rest in between parades, and most importantly, clean bathrooms.
Tickets: $35 adult, $12 child; $40 and $15 at door
Location: The Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St.
Contact: 267-9527

26
Event: Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner
Benefits: Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: This event is to honor donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ 2015 Annual Campaign who make a minimum household gift of $10,000 to build and sustain a vibrant Jewish community in the Greater New Orleans area.
Tickets: $36
Location: Windsor Court
Contact: 780-5601

27
Event: Amazing Grapes 2015
Benefits: Herman-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info.: Come enjoy an elegant evening out and support two National Historic Landmarks – the Herman-Grima House and the Gallier House – with incredible wines and fabulous food.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Herman-Grima House
Contact: Wine@hgghh.org


March

1
Event: Sixth annual Recycled Fashion Show
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: The Recycled Fashion show showcases the possibilities of re-use, recruiting local designers to create masterpieces out of clothing and jewelry from Bridge House/Grace House’s Thrift Stores.
Tickets: $25 General Admission, $50 VIP
Location: Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl
Contact: 821-7134

6
Event: 2015 Light of Hope GALA
Benefits: Court Appointed Special Advocates Jefferson, Inc.
Event Info: The 2015 Light of Hope GALA is an awareness and annual fundraising event to support the ongoing efforts of the CASA Jefferson program to serve abused and neglected children in the Greater New Orleans area.
Tickets: $75 general admission
Location: The Arbor Room at City Park
Contact: 533-8757

13
Event: Lark in the Park
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: Guests will enjoy more than 40 different restaurants serving up samplings of their signature dishes and fun libations throughout an evening of musical entertainment, raffles, a live auction and more.
Tickets: $100 ticket, $90 FOCP members, $75 party flock (ages 21-35)
Location: Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park
Contact: 483-9369

14
Event: UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball
Benefits: United Negro College Fund
Event Info.: A masquerade ball supporting UNCF’s mission of investing in America’s future by getting students to and through college.
Tickets: $500 individual, various sponsor packages available
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 581-3794

15
Event: Puttin’ On The Glitz … A Gem Of A Party
Benefits: National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section
Event Info.: A patron party, seated dinner and silent auction with entertainment to benefit NCJW, an organization that strives for justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families.
Tickets: $200, $350 or $500 Patron Party, $125 General Admission
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Contact: 782-4091

18
Event: Spring Benefit
Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana
Event Info.: A fun evening of food and drink to celebrate those who support the work of Lighthouse Louisiana.
Tickets: $150, or $100 under 30
Location: Arnaud’s, 813 Bienville Ave.
Contact: 899-4501, extension 230

18-19
Event: Art in Bloom: New Orleans by Design
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: The patron preview party on Wednesday, March 18, will include a preview of the Art in Bloom displays, food by some of New Orleans’ best restaurants and a silent auction. On Thursday, March 19, NOMA and the Garden Study Club will host lectures and a luncheon at the Pavillion of the Two Sisters followed by a SAKS fashion show. The floral displays will remain in the museum throughout the weekend.
Tickets: Preview Party $125, Lectures and Luncheon $150
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Contact: 658-4100

19
Event: “The Great Outdoors” Patron Party
Benefits: The Secret Gardens Tour
Event Info.: The inaugural Patron Party will celebrate the beauty of outdoor New Orleans with live music, catering from local food trucks and signature cocktails. The event also helps raise awareness for brain and spinal cord injury recovery efforts in Louisiana.
Tickets: $35-$55
Location: IberiaBank, 3412 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: (719) 306-6871

20-27
Event: 2015 Entrepreneur Season
Benefits: The Idea Village
Event Info.: Celebrate the seventh annual “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week” with the unveiling of educational workshops, networking events and accelerator programs for New Orleans’ growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Tickets: N/A
Location: The Idea Village, 515 Girod St.
Contact: 858-3806, Cameron@ideavillage.org

21
Event: Leukemia Cup Regatta Party
Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info.: A thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer.
Tickets: $50
Location: Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway Ave.
Contact: 837-0945

21
Event: The Secret Gardens Tour 2015
Benefits: The Secret Gardens Tour
Event Info.: The 2015 tour is a chance to take a peek at New Orleans’ hidden gardens and meet the landscape professionals behind their beauty. The tour will include guided and self-guided tours of private gardens open to the public for one day only. SGT works to raise funds and awareness for brain and spinal cord injury recovery efforts with the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana.
Tickets: $25-$60
Location: The Garden District
Contact: 719-306-6871

21-28
Event: New Orleans Fashion Week
Benefits: New Orleans Fashion Week
Event Info.: “New Orleans Fashion Week” hosts a series of runway fashion shows and events geared towards emphasizing industry business and networking opportunities for designers and fashion industry aficionados and to support southern designers. Main events take place at the New Orleans Board of Trade.
Tickets: $65 general admission
Location: Board of Trade, 316 Magazine St.
Contact: 628-3223

25-29
Event: The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Benefits: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Event Info.: This five-day fête honors the legendary Tennessee Williams, his works, literary life and legacy in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home” with panel discussions, celebrity interviews, social gatherings, literary walking tours, theater, food and music.
Tickets: $10-$100
Location: Hotel Monteleone and other (mostly) French Quarter venues
Contact: 581-1144

26
Event: An Edible Evening
Benefits: Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
Event Info.: An elegant garden party co-hosted by three pygmie goats, five laying chickens and two cute bunnies will contribute to the expansion of produce gardens, gardening and cooking classes, school wellness committees and more.
Tickets: $45
Location: Langston Hughes Academy, 3519 Trafalgar St.
Contact: 421-1060

26
Event: Crimestoppers Annual Luncheon
Benefits: Crimestoppers GNO
Event Info.: A luncheon to benefit Crimestoppers, a nonprofit organization which serves as the connection between residents and law enforcement to fight against crime.
Tickets: $100
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Contact: 837-8477

27
Event: Sugarplum Ball 2015 presents “The Classics”
Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info.: Come out and celebrate the 60th anniversary of Children’s Hospital with good food and good company.
Tickets: Various sponsor levels available
Location: 210 State St.
Contact: 896-9373

27-28
Event: Hogs for the Cause
Benefits: Hogs for the Cause
Event Info.: A two-day event featuring recognized musical talent alongside 90 teams of amateur and professional barbecue competitors, vying for title of Grand Champion. The event has become more than a barbecue cook-off; it’s a major funding source for several pediatric cancer programs in the area and has given grants to more than one hundred families in need.
Tickets: Various levels, see HogsForTheCause.org
Location: Festival Grounds, City Park
Contact: HogsForTheCause.org

28
Event: Fourth annual Keeping Our Promises Gala
Benefits: Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans
Event Info.: The Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans celebrates the Daughter’s 181st anniversary of providing health services to the New Orleans community with live music, delicious food and a silent auction.
Tickets: $175 for Patron Party and Gala, $100 for Gala
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Contact: 212-9568

28
Event: NOMA Egg Hunt
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: Bring your family for a fun-filled day featuring egg hunts, a petting zoo, spacewalks, face painting, crafts activities and more in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
Tickets: Members $10, non-members $12, day-of-event $15
Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, NOMA
Contact: 658-4100


April

11
Event: 2015 Ezra Open
Benefits: Better Than Ezra Foundation
Event Info.: Join platinum-selling, New Orleans based rock band Better Than Ezra at their 2015 “Ezra Open,” featuring a Casino Night Patron Party and concert, to raise funds for the Better Than Ezra Foundation
Tickets: $100-$300
Location: House of Blues New Orleans
Contact: 722-8600

15
Event: Men and Women of Fashion 43rd annual Prix d’Elegance Awards Luncheon
Benefits: NOBA’s Scholarship and Education Programs for Talented Youth and the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization (BRAVO)
Event Info.: The luncheon will pay tribute to 20 honorees who exemplify unique personal style as well as excellence through business, civic and charitable endeavors that better the community in which they live.
Tickets: $100 ($1,000 for table of 10)
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
Contact: 522-0996

17
Event: Sixth annual Dancing for the Arts Gala
Benefits: Young Audiences of Louisiana
Event Info.: Join Young Audiences of Louisiana for this blockbuster event featuring an open bar, fabulous hors d’oeuvres and a delicious dinner to support arts education in New Orleans.
Tickets: Starting at $100
Location: Harrah’s Casino Theatre
Contact: 523-3525

17
Event: Sentimental Journeys 2015
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info.: Sentimental Journeys will celebrate Keukenhof, one of the world’s most beautiful spring parks. Enjoy an evening inspired by the romance of world-famous Dutch tulip fields with magnificent entertainment, fine wines, culinary delights and a signature live auction featuring an unforgettable portfolio of unique experiences and new surprises.
Tickets: $250, 40 and under $150
Location: Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
Contact: 293-4726

18
Event: Cochon Cotillion XIX
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: Bridge House/Grace House’s largest fundraiser is a parody of traditional black-tie galas, featuring patrons in tacky clothing or costumes.
Tickets: $100
Location: Mardi Gras World
Contact: 821-7288

24
Event: Zoo-To-Do For Kids
Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute
Event Info.: This year’s event will help support the building of a new exhibit for Audubon Zoo’s beloved orangutans in Asian Domain. Celebrate one of the nation’s best zoos at an adventure-filled evening of local entertainment, food and fun.
Tickets: $20 for members, $25 non-members
Location: Audubon Zoo
Contact: 212-5315