September 9

Crimestoppers Blues Night

Benefits: Crimestoppers GNO
Event Info: Held at the House of Blues, this fun night will feature Bobby Rush, Billy Branch of Chicago, Rockin’ Dopsie, James Andrews, Charmaine Neville and many more.
Tickets: $175
Location: House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.
Contact: 837-8477

September 9

Societe Internationale Soirée

Benefits: Save Our Cemeteries, The National Association of Catering & Events
Event Info: A celebration of diverse ethnic groups in New Orleans, with every course paired with a unique wine pairing by famed local chefs. Live entertainment and a silent auction will be provided as well.
Tickets: Tables from $100-$2,000
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 525-3377

September 11

The Curtain Call Ball

Benefits: Le Petit Thèâtre
Event Info: N/A
Tickets: $250
Location: Tableau, 616 St. Peter St.
Contact: 522-2081

September 12

29th annual YLC Role Model Awards Gala

Benefits: Young Leadership Council (YLC)
Event Info: This black-tie event honors individuals who contribute to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans Area by serving as an example to YLC’s members and the whole community. This gala is one of the council’s two largest fundraisers, and benefits work toward addressing diverse community needs like college admissions assistance and green initiatives.
Tickets: $200; $2,500 and up per table
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 585-1198

September 17

LPO’s Return to theOrpheum Dinner

Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Event Info: This dinner will kick off LPO’s historic return to the Orpheum Theatre after a decade-long absence following Hurricane Katrina, and also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the LPO and its 25th concert season.
Tickets: $250
Location: Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St.
Contact: 523-6530

September 18

Boys Hope Girls Hope’s “Taking Flight” Gala

Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: A night of delicious local food, entertainment by The Wiseguys, a luxury raffle and a silent auction.
Tickets: $125
Location: New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.
Contact: 484-7744

September 18

12TH annual Martini Madness

Benefits: Marconi Drive bike path
Event Info: A night of over 25 specialty martinis and food from over 20 local restaurants, and all proceeds go to benefit the new Marconi Drive bike path from Robert E. Lee to Harrison Avenue.
Tickets: $45 to $75
Location: City Park’s Arbor Room at Popp Fountain
Contact: 483-9376,

September 18

27th annual Justice for All Ball

Benefits: The Pro Bono Project
Event Info: Raffles, fine food, spirits and live entertainment make up the premier event in the legal community.
Tickets: $75-150
Location: Saints Practice Facility, 5800 Airline Drive, Metairie
Contact: 581-4043

September 18

Light Up the Night

Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana
Event Info: Travers Mackel will emcee this night of food and cocktails by local restaurants and music by Haywood Hillyar.
Tickets: $100
Location: Home of Jim Ashbee and Jim Perrier
Contact: 899-4501, extension 209,

September 19

Tango Celebration 2015

Benefits: Casa Argentina
Event Info: A night of dinner and dancing, “Tango Celebration” will feature a live dancing show by renowned tango dancers and choreographers.
Tickets: Dinner and show $100; show $40
Location: New Orleans Marriott at the Conventional Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd.
Contact: 896-2229

September 25

2015 New Orleans Best Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon

Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild
Event Info: This event honors both men and women who give of themselves to improve the community through volunteer work and advocacy. This luncheon is the only fundraiser for the guild’s charities of Padua House, Independent Living Skills Program and St. John the Baptist Head Start.
Tickets: $75; $100 Patron
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St.

September 25

Fore! Recovery Invitational

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: A scramble format golf tournament featuring food, drinks, a raffle and an awards party to benefit Bridge House/Grace House.
Tickets: $250
Location: English Turn Golf & Country Club
Contact: 821-7133

September 25

LOVE in the Garden presented by Regions Bank

Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: A festive evening with the best of New Orleans food, spirits and entertainment to celebrate the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
Tickets: $50 to $125
Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
Contact: 658-4100

September 26

NOLA on Tap

Benefits: The Louisiana SPCA
Event Info: A beer festival that provides a tasting of more than 300 beers with live music to benefit LA/SPCA.
Tickets: Event is free; early VIP Access Package $25
Location: New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds
Contact: 762-3307

September 27

Jean Sibelius – A 150th Year Birthday Celebration

Benefits: Symphony Chorus New Orleans
Event Info: Internationally renowned cellist Jussi Makkonen and his wife, pianist Nasig Azazian, will perform Finlandia, the Finnish composer Sibelius’s most famous work.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way.

September 27

Nocturne XIII

Benefits: Musical Arts Society of New Orleans
Event Info: Acclaimed Venezuelan American pianist Gabriela Montero is honored at the Ritz-Carlton downtown, which will include a champagne reception, salon recital and dinner. The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans is a vital center of classic music and champions music education through innovative programs and events.
Tickets: $200
Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 921 Canal St.
Contact: 899-4826


October 3

Preservation Hall Ball

Benefits: Preservation Hall Foundation
Event Info: A unique night of musical collaborations and entertainment by a variety of special guest performers.
Tickets: $35-400
Location: Civic Theatre, 510 O Keefe Ave.
Contact: 272-0865

October 3

Gleason Gras – Race & Festival

Benefits: Team Gleason and What You Give Will Grow
Event Info: A race with fun events after to raise awareness for ALS and to support the Gleason Family Trust.
Tickets: $5 online, $10 at gate. VIP tickets available.
Location: St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St.
Contact: 934-1037,

October 4

Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Walk/Run

Benefits: LSUHSC Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Center
Event Info: Runners and walkers of all ages can support brain cancer treatment at this inaugural event in memory of Kelsey Bradley Favrot, who had to leave her home and city to receive treatment, because "none of the hospitals in New Orleans had a physician whose primary focus was neuro-oncology."
Tickets: $20 pre-registration; $25 late registration; $30 race day; $15 discount for youths and seniors
Location: Audubon Park

October 8-9

Wine, Dine & Design

Benefits: Operation Homefront
Event Info: Starting with a Preview Party on the 8th followed by a luncheon on the 9th, St. Charles Avenue presents its second annual tablescapes luncheon (more information on pages 10-11).
Tickets: $40 Preview Party; $125 Luncheon
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact:; Cheryl Lemoine 830-7232

October 8

Faces of New Orleans

Benefits: Trinity Counseling and Training Center
Event Info: This year's gala will honor two individuals dedicated to the issues of mental health: Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffery Rouse and Timothy Trapolin.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Home of Calvin and Frances Fayard
Contact: Raina O'Neil: 670-2537,

October 9

City Stars Soiree

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: A night of food, music and an auction to benefit Junior Achievement, which provides schools and students with programs in financial literacy.
Tickets: $50
Location: Junior Achievement, 5100 Orleans Ave.
Contact: 569-8657

October 10

Notre Dame Seminary Gala

Benefits: Notre Dame Seminary
Event Info: The gala will feature a fun night of musical entertainment, live and silent auctions, a raffle as well as food from local restaurants.
Tickets: $100
Location: Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 S. Carrollton Ave.
Contact: 866-7426

October 11

Feast With the Stars

Benefits: Parkway Partners
Event Info: An event to honor Jared Zeller and Michael Karam for participating in the revitalization of our region after Hurricane Katrina. The event benefits Parkway Partners, whose mission is to improve New Orleans’ green spaces through volunteer support.
Tickets: $75; patron packages start at $250
Location: Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: 620-2224

October 15

2015 Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure

Benefits: Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure
Event Info: Several of the area’s finest restaurants provide food for the gala, as well as Republic National Distributing Co. providing a huge assortment of beverages, as well as New Orleans-style entertainment on every level. Two percent of the sales at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans Thursday, October 15-18 will be donated to the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.
Tickets: $75
Location: 301 Canal St.
Contact: 293-2627

October 15

8th annual “On Broadway” Gala

Benefits: Lambeth House Foundation
Event Info: Lambeth House Foundation celebrates with food, drink, music and more.
Tickets: $150 and up
Location: Lambeth House, 150 Broadway Ave.
Contact: 872-9720

October 16

Magic in the Moonlight

Benefits: Botanical Garden Foundation
Event Info: Cocktails, a silent auction and a seated al fresco dinner by chef Susan Spicer. Proceeds benefit the New Orleans Garden Foundation.
Tickets: $300; sponsor levels available
Location: Botanical Garden at City Park
Contact: 483-9386

October 16

Pasta & Puccini 2015

Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Event Info: A cocktail reception followed by a live performance by the Jefferson Performing Arts Society Symphony Orchestra and a decadent desert buffet.
Tickets: N/A
Location: The Jefferson Performing Arts Center, Airline Highway at Saints Drive
Contact: 885-2000

October 16

DLS Golf Tournament

Benefits: De La Salle High School
Event Info: A golf tournament to benefit De La Salle High School and its students.
Tickets: $100
Location: Stonebridge Golf Club, 1500 Stonebridge Drive, Gretna.
Contact: 228-3001

October 17

Rockin’ with the NOLA Stars VI

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: A “Dancing with the Stars” event featuring local stars fighting their way to the championship, with celebrity judges, prizes, a raffle and a silent auction. Bridge House/Grace House provides gender specific treatment to men and women who have become dependent on drugs or alcohol.
Tickets: $40 in advance; $45 at door
Location: Convention Center Marriott, 859 Convention Center Blvd.
Contact: 821-7134

October 17

Masquerade: Moulin Rouge

Benefits: Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info: A Moulin Rouge-themed soirée with amazing food and prizes to celebrate the season of Halloween – opera style.
Tickets: $65
Location: Opera Guild, 2504 Prytania St.
Contact: 899-1945

October 18

Purses & Pearls

Benefits: New Orleans Chapter of the American Cancer Society
Event Info: The Mystic Krewe of Nyx is hosting a fundraising fashion show. Last year’s event raised $6,700 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Tickets: $75; $100 reserved seating
Location: Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St.
Contact: 606-9669;

October 20

Power of 10

Benefits: The Posse Foundation, Inc.
Event Info: The “Power of 10" is Posse’s signature fundraising recognizing the strength of a Posse of 10 dynamic students and celebrates diversity in higher education and the workforce. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Tickets: $125
Location: Tulane President’s Residence, 2 Audubon Place
Contact: 208-5595

October 20

LPO Encore Shop Fundraiser

Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Event Info: The event features delicious food, a designer boutique and local music held by the LPO Volunteers, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the service and support of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets: N/A
Location: The Encore Shop, 7814 Maple St.
Contact: 931-9456

October 22

The Autumn Affair

Benefits: Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful
Event Info: A three-hour cocktail reception with both live and silent auctions and delicious food provided by café B and Broussard’s.
Tickets: $250 and up
Location: 110 Vincent Ave.
Contact: 833-8733

October 23

Cancer Crusaders Celebration of Life Luncheon

Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info: A charity luncheon to honor cancer survivors who are active in the community. All proceeds benefit cancer research at Tulane and Louisiana State universities.
Tickets: $75
Location: New Orleans Marriot, 555 Canal St.
Contact: 301-4321

October 24

Strike for STEM

Benefits: Core Element
Event Info: A fun night of bowling, raffles, food and cocktails, all accompanied by The Benchwarmers. All proceeds support Core Element, which provides K-12 science and math teachers with professional development and training.
Tickets: $50
Location: Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 2016 S Carrollton Ave.
Contact: 274-3611

October 24

Susan G. Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure

Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans
Event Info: A run to celebrate cancer survivors and honor friends and families and raise funds that go exclusively to fund breast cancer programs and research.
Tickets: N/A
Location: City Park
Contact: 455-7310

October 24

O What a Night! Gala

Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info: A beautiful evening filled with the best of Southern art, cuisine and music. The Patron Party and Silent Auction events will feature chef Justin Devillier from La Petite Grocery, and the Gala Dinner with feature chefs Donald Link and Ryan Prewitt of Pêche.
Tickets: $500; $1,000 Patron Party and Gala
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Contact: 539-9616

October 28

Cocktails for KID smART

Benefits: KID smART
Event Info: A Champagne Reception and Cocktail party that features the work of local artists to commemorate and remind us of the rich artistic environment that local children live in.  
Tickets: $25; $750 for patrons/sponsors
Location: The Robert Home, Audubon Place
Contact: 940-1994

October 29

Poydras Home 21st annual Art Show Patron Party

Benefits: Poydras Home
Event Info: The ultimate experience for both serious collectors of art and the casual enthusiast, the 21st annual Poydras Home Art Show kicks off with a Patron Party celebration.
Tickets: $65-100
Location: Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine St.
Contact: 897-0535,

October 31

Poydras Home 21st Annual Art Show

Benefits: Poydras Home
Event Info: The show will feature more than 2,500 original works of art by New Orleans and regional artists; proceeds benefit Poydras Home.
Tickets: Free
Location: Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine St.
Contact: 897-0535,


November 4

An Evening in the Garden of Eden

Benefits: Eden House
Event Info: Wine and cheese event for participants to learn more about Eden House.
Tickets: Free
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact: 407-0943

November 5

New Orleans Light the Night

Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info: An inspirational and memorable evening, with nearly 200 communities in North American participating, presented by Sarah Cannon Blood Network and Tulane Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie

November 5

Historic Houses Society Fall Evening Gala

Benefits: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info: An elegant evening honoring the highest level of donors to the Historic Houses Society with libations and music.
Tickets: Multiple levels starting at $750
Location: 5700 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: 274-0746

November 6

Moonlight on the River

Benefits: Magnolia Community Services Inc.
Event Info: Live music by The Mixed Nuts, a fabulous silent auction and delectable treats from some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants. The night’s proceeds go to build a new Wellness Center on the Magnolia Community Services main campus.  
Tickets: $100
Location: Magnolia Community Services, 100 Central Ave.
Contact: 731-1353

November 7

Moonlight & Martinis

Benefits: West Jefferson Hospital Foundation
Event Info: The night will feature the inspiring and heartwarming story of Dr. Jennifer Arnold of TLC’s “The Little Couple” along with delicious food and a martini bar.
Tickets: $125; $300 Patron Party
Location: West Jefferson Medical Center, 1121 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero
Contact: 349-2051

November 7

Howling Success Patron Party & Gala

Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info: Live music, specialty performances, open bar and a silent auction at this gala will support animals in the Greater New Orleans Area.
Tickets: Ticket and table costs vary
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 762-3307

November 10

STAIR Affair

Benefits: Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)
Event Info: A night of delicious food, spirits and a silent auction with the theme: “Around the World in 80 Days.”
Tickets: $50 per person
Location: 2912 Prytania St.
Contact: 899-0820

November 10

Celebrity Waiters IX

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: This event will feature a delicious lunch with local celebrities as waiters and a silent auction. Tickets: $75
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 821-7134

November 12

Stake Out for Justice Luncheon

Benefits: The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation
Event Info: The 20th anniversary celebration will honor the members of the New Orleans Police Department who have served with honor and distinction.
Tickets: $150; $2,500 per reserved table
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 500 Canal St.
Contact: 558-9944

November 13

Just Say YAYA

Benefits: YAYA, Inc.
Event Info: N/A
Tickets: $50; $300-1,000 Patron
Location: YAYA Arts Center, 3322 LaSalle St.
Contact: 529-3306,

November 13

Odyssey Ball presented by IBERIABANK and WDSU-TV

Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: “Ghosts Along the Mississippi” will be the theme for the annual Odyssey Ball and is inspired by John Corigliano’s opera Ghosts of Versailles, as the museum celebrates its American Masters Collection. Grammy Award winner Patti Austin will perform and DJ Soul Sister will close out the night’s after party. The New Orleans Museum of Art houses nearly 40,000 art objects encompassing 4,000 years of world art.
Tickets: $1000 Patron; $150 Young Fellows; $75 After Party
Location: NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
Contact: 658-4100

November 13

Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer

Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info: This outdoor festival features 40 of the country’s best chefs, as well as an array of craft beer from Abita Beer, bourbon cocktails by Buffalo Trace and live entertainment throughout.
Tickets: $85 pre-sale; $99 after August; $125 day of
Location: Champions Square, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Contact: 212-2222

November 14

Touro Infirmary Gala

Benefits: Touro Infirmary Foundation
Event Info: A cocktail hour, presentation and Post-Gala Party put on by the Touro Infirmary Foundation.
Tickets: $200
Location: Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Contact: 897-8943

November 14

11th annual Carnivale du Vin

Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info: The 11th annual Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Carnivale du Win wine auction and black-tie gala features a four-course wine pairing dinner, as well as extensive live and silent auctions.
Tickets: $1,000 individual, sponsored tables available
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 212-2222

November 15

Northshore Celebrates “Downton Abbey”

Benefits: WYES-TV
Event Info: Revisit the splendor of the Jazz Age with cocktails and refreshments as the countdown to the final season of “Downton Abbey” approaches. Take a picture in front of “Highclere Castle” and enjoy jazz while bidding on a variety of specially themed auction items.
Tickets: $100; $150 Patron
Location: Home of Kathy and Scott Gutterman
Contact: 486-5511

November 21

The 2015 Azúcar Ball

Benefits: The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation (NOHHF)
Event Info: The theme of this year’s ball is “Silver Jubilee,” a black-tie silver masquerade with stilt walkers, ballet dancers and many other entertaining characters. Some of the most prominent Latin bands in the city will play, as patrons will enjoy food from some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants.
Tickets: $75-$250
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 636-0107


December 1

A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Dinner

Benefits: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Event Info: The ADL honors Phyllis Taylor and Dr. Nick Mueller as this year’s “A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award” winners, as embodiments of philanthropic commitment to the community.
Tickets: $100-$200
Location: Hyatt Regency of New Orleans
Contact: 780-5602,

December 4

Fête de Noel

Benefits: Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. (LLL)
Event Info: The LLL will host its annual luncheon and festive fashion show to raise funds for leukemia research.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside: 2 Poydras St.

December 5

Opera Ball

Benefits: Women’s Guild of New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info: A black-tie gala, with a seated gourmet dinner and both live and silent auctions.
Tickets: $350-$550
Location: Orpheum Theatre, 129 Roosevelt Way
Contact: 267-9527,

December 12

DLS Christmas Boutique

Benefits: De La Salle High School
Event Info: This event features an array of local and handcrafted items for everyone on your list. Food and beverages wil be offered.
Tickets: N/A
Location: 5300 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: 503-7543

December 22

Home for the Holidays

Benefits: The NOCCA Institute
Event Info: A night of art and music that benefits the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, which provides scholarships for outstanding visual arts and music students at NOCCA.
Tickets: $37; $127 Patron
Location: House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.
Contact: 310-4999