MAY

May 2
2008 Chase Zoo-To-Do
Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute
Event Info: Event will feature Morris Day and the Time, dishes served by New Orleans’ premier restaurants, specialty drinks and a silent auction.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Audubon Zoo, 6500
Magazine St.
Tickets: $110-$195.
Contact: 861-6160 orwww.auduboninstitute.org

May 3
Fête la Vie
Benefits: The JL Foundation
Event Info: An evening featuring food,
spirits and a $10,000 raffle. The JL Foundation provides financial assistance
to leukemia patients.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Covington Country Club, 200 Country Club Drive.
Tickets: $150; price admits two guests and includes one chance for the cash raffle.
Contact: (225) 698-1010

May 4
Spring Garden Party
Benefits: Christian Health Ministries Foundation
Event Info: Dinner and dancing with a
live auction. Suggested dress is black tie
or summer white suit.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters.
Tickets: $150.
Contact: 593-2333

May 8
Raintree Children and Family Services Luncheon and Celebrity Fashion Show
Benefits: Raintree Children and Family Services
Event Info: Fabulous fashion show featuring local celebrity models, fashions by Talbots, Lazy Bug and Jos. A Bank, art, wine and fine dining. Also features a silent auction and complementary wine.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St.
Tickets: $65.
Contact: 899-9045 orwww.raintreeservices.org

May 9
13th Annual Women of Substance Luncheon
Benefits: Grace House
Event Info: Luncheon honoring women in law enforcement.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Audubon Tea Room.
Tickets: $75.
Contact: 899-2423

May 9
Community Arts Awards Luncheon
Benefits: Arts Council of New Orleans
Event Info: Luncheon celebrating Community Art Award recipients David Morelock, Donald Harrison Jr., Terence Blanchard, Ricky Graham, Gene Koss and The Historic New Orleans Collection. Event will also feature a patron cocktail party on May 6, 6 p.m., at the Windsor Court Hotel (tickets for this event are $150 for members, $175 for non-members).
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hilton Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St.
Tickets: $45, members; $50, non-members.
Contact: 523-1465

May 10
A Mother’s Reflection
Benefits: New Orleans Friends
for Life
Event Info: New Orleans Cuisine and Spirits Cocktail Party, Live Music and entertainment by musician Joe Polito’s Jazz Band and recording artist Kitty Cleveland.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Gabriel Subdivision.
Tickets: Start at $250.
Contact: 202-4971

May 12
EJGH Foundation Annual Golf Classic
Benefits: East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation
Event Info: Shotgun start golf tournament, with proceeds benefiting EJGH.
Time: 10 a.m. lunch and registration; 12:30 p.m. start.
Location: Chateau Country Club.
Tickets: $250 per player.
Contact: 780-5800

May 15
Celebrity Waiter II
Benefits: Bridge House  
Event Info: Dinner featuring waiters from the NFL Players Association.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Audubon Tea Room.
Tickets: $80; $800 for a table of 10.
Contact: 522-2124 x13

May 15-17
Symphony Book Fair
Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Event Info: Huge used book sale including art and DVDs.
Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (May 15-16); 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (May 17)
Location: Student Life Center, Delgado College.
Tickets: $10 entry fee (first day only).
Contact: 861-2004

May 16
Sippin’ in Seersucker
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info: An evening of Southern art, music food, cocktails, fashion and shopping. Entertainment includes Topsy Chapman in a tribute to Dinah Washington, plus the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Orleans Bingo! Show. There will also be contests for best seersucker outfit, as well as best mint julep. Co-chairs are Tim and Jenny Williamson and Gregor and Becca Fox.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St.
Tickets: $25 for Ogden members; $35 for general admission.
Contact: 522-9200

May 16
Business Hall of Fame
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Event Info: The Business Hall of Fame honors local businessmen and women who have embraced the spirit of entrepeneurship in the community.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Reception; 7:15 p.m. Dinner
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St.
Tickets: Start at $500 a pair.
Contact: 569-8658

May 16
The Roast of the Town
Benefits: Delgado Community College Foundation
Event Info: Roast of US Senator Mary Landrieu.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Hotel Intercontinental, 444 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $250 per person.
Contact: 671-5631

May 17
Heart & Soul Gala
Benefits: American Heart Association
Event Info: The Heart & Soul Gala is a social event that celebrates all the things that make New Orleans unique: the food, entertainment and décor. Live music will be provided by Deacon John.
Time: 6 p.m. cocktails and silent auction;
8 p.m. dinner, dancing and live auction.
Location: Astor Crowne Plaza, 739
Canal St.
Tickets: $200.
Contact: 830-2300

May 18
Art & Soul
Benefits: The NOCCA Institute
Event Info: Event with performances on 3 stages, featuring live and silent auctions and a dinner buffet.
Time: 6 p.m. patron party; 7 p.m. gala.
Location: 2800 Chartres St.
Tickets: $100, general; $200, patron.
Contact: 940-2900

May 18
Greater New Orleans YMCA
Garden Party
Benefits: YMCA of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: Annual garden party with a silent auction, cocktails and cuisine from area restaurants, benefiting youth programs including YMCA Leaders Club Youth and Government, childcare, after school and teen centers.
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: 1530 Calhoun St.
Tickets: $75 per person; $150 per couple.
Contact: 568-9622

May 20-24
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
Benefits: New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
Event Info: A five-day fantastic feast for
the senses.
Time: Varies.
Location: Varies.
Tickets: Varies.
Contact: 529-9463 orwww.nowfe.com

May 31
Dancing with the Stars Gala
Benefits: New Orleans Ballet Association
Event Info: Star-studded evening of dance, exhibitions, live and silent auctions, and scrumptious food.
Time: 7 p.m. patron party; 8 p.m. gala.
Location: The Cricket Club, 2040 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $150 – $5,000 (table).
Contact: 522-0996

May 31
Taming of the Shrew Opening Night and 15th Season Gala
Benefits: Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Event Info: Following the opening
performance of The Taming of the Shrew, guests will be treated to an Italian-style, 15th season celebration with food, drink and a special gift.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lupin Theatre at Tulane University.
Tickets: $50.
Contact: 865-5105 x2

JUNE

June 6
8th Annual Humanitarian Ball
Benefits: American Red Cross – Southeast Louisiana Chapter
Event Info: At the Humanitarian Ball the highest award available from the American Red Cross – the Humanitarian of the Year Award – will be presented. Its purpose is to recognize local people, businesses or organizations whose efforts and accomplishments have made communities better places to live and work. Based on the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Movement – humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality – the event focuses on the first of these principles: Humanity. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. Humanity promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all people.
 This year will recognize John Kallenborn, President of JP Morgan Chase Bank New Orleans Region.
 The evening includes dinner, drinks, dancing and an awards ceremony. There will also be a historical exhibit showcasing the history both the American Red Cross and New Orleans.
Time: Patron party, 6:30 p.m.; main event, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Tickets: Patron party and main event, $250; Main event, $150.
Contact: 620-3154 orwww.arcno.org

June 7
2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball
Benefits: The National World War II Museum
Event Info: Gala event featuring gourmet dinner, dancing, an appearance by Carl Reiner, WWII veteran and actor, and music by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. The gala theme, “Thanks for the memories,” celebrates the music and entertainment of the WWII era. Dress is black-tie.
Time: Shell Energy Reception, 6 p.m.; Victory Ball, 7 p.m.
Location: Louisiana Memorial Pavilion of the National World War II Museum.
Tickets: $500 per person.
Contact: 527-6012

June 13
Juleps in June
Benefits: Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society
Event Info: Summer garden party, featuring mint juleps in silver cups, buffet supper
and music.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: 1134 First St.
Tickets: $150.
Contact: 586-1609 or 400-2663

June 13
Summer Rum
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info: Celebration of the Carousel restoration and the beginning of summer. Event will feature rum drinks, food and music.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: City Park Amusements – Carousel.
Tickets: $35, advance; $45, door.
Contact: 483-9376 orwww.friendsofcitypark.com

June 20
Spotlight on Success
Benefits: March of Dimes Foundation
Event Info: Honors 20 outstanding single business professionals. Event includes a silent auction and music by the Bucktown
All-stars.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive.
Tickets: $60 in advance, $70 at the door.
Contact: 836-2087

June 21
Rhapsody in Green
Benefits: Girl Scouts of Louisiana East
Event Info: Event will feature live music,
beverages, hors d’oeurves, a silent auction and raffle.
Time: Patron party, 7 p.m.; gala 8 p.m.
Location: Louisiana Children’s Museum.
Tickets: $100; $75 for registered
members.
Contact: 733-8220 x222

June 21
2008 Mission Possible Gala
Benefits: New Orleans Medical Mission Services
Event Info: The gala fundraiser includes cocktails, dining, a silent auction, a raffle and live auction. Event also features MC Dan Milham.
Time: 7 p.m., patron party; 8 p.m., gala.
Location: Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive.
Tickets: Start at $60.
Contact: 392-1934

June 21
Second Annual Bourbon & Burlesque
Benefits: Contemporary Arts Center
Event Info: Bourbon & Burlesque is a swinging soiree with proceeds benefiting the Contemporary Arts Center. Enjoy complimentary specialty cocktails created with premium bourbons; a spectacular review featuring members of New Orleans’ best burlesque troupes, including Bustout Burlesque, the Storyville Starlettes, Fleur de Tease and Reverend Spooky and her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls, an appearance by world-renowned aerial burlesque artist Angela Eve, live musical entertainment; bourbon-inspired cuisine, a House of Lounge lingerie fashion show and many more surprises.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.
Tickets: $60, general admission; $40, CAC members.
Contact: 528-3805

June 22
Symphony Volunteers Summer Recital
Benefits: Symphony Volunteers, Inc.
Event Info: Champagne social, recital and dinner. Suggested dress is black tie.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: J. W. Marriot.
Tickets: $150.
Contact: 348-3314

June 28
As You Like It Opening Night Gala
Benefits: Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Event Info: Opening performance of As You Like It followed by a post-show reception with the cast.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lupin Theater at Tulane University.
Tickets: $35.
Contact: 865-5015 x 2

JULY

July 3-6
Greater Mandeville Seafood Festival
Benefits: Charities including Mary Bird Perkins, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, St. Tammany Hospital, Hope House, Mandeville Trail Head.
Event Info: Live music, food, arts and crafts and a children’s area.
Time: Thursday, 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday,12 p.m.
Location: Fontainebleau State Park.
Tickets: $10; Free for military and guard personnel, seniors 65+ and children 10 and under.
Contact: (985) 624-9762

July 16-20
Tales of the Cocktail
Benefits: Tales of the Cocktail
Event Info: A culinary cocktail festival featuring award-winning mixologists, authors, bartenders, chefs and designers in the French Quarter. Festivities include dinner-pairings, cocktail demos and tastings, seminars, mixing competitions, design expos and book signings.
Time: Varies.
Location: 214 Royal St.
Tickets: Start at $25.
Contact: 948-0511 orwww.talesofthecocktail.com

July 19
Mr. Legs VIII
Benefits: Bridge House  
Event Info: Parody of a beauty contest, featuring guys in shorts; the winner is the contestant that raises the most money.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Generations Hall.
Tickets: Start at $25.
Contact: 522-2124 x13

AUGUST

Aug. 2
Whitney White Linen Night
Benefits: New Orleans Arts District/ Contemporary Arts Center
Event Info: The annual summer art-walk in New Orleans includes art openings at galleries throughout the New Orleans Arts District, exciting live music on the street, fine cuisine and refreshing specialty drinks. Admission is free to the outdoor event from 6-9 p.m. The after party, 9 p.m.-midnight, at the CAC, is a benefit for the Contemporary Arts Center.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: 300-600 blocks of Julia Street.
Tickets: Free (outdoor celebration); CAC after party, TBD.
Contact: 528-3805

August 23
10th Annual CHAIRish the Children
Benefits: The Louisiana Children’s Museum
Event Info: Auction gala featuring whimsical, one-of-a-kind chairs, food, entertainment and more!
Time: 7 p.m. patron party; 8 p.m. gala.
Location: Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St.
Tickets: $50 for LCM members; $75 for non-members; Patron tickets start at $300.
Contact: 586-0725 x206 a