Next month, St. Charles Avenue will go back to its regular calendar of events, so if your event wasn’t listed for October, November or December – or if there are any errors – please visit our Web site, www.saintcharlesavenue.com, and fill out the
Charitable Events Form; email morgan@renpubllc.com: or fax (504) 828-1385.
Also, if you have any scheduled events for 2009, please send them in now.

SEPTEMBER

September 6
Cultural Second Line
Benefits: Overture to the Cultural Season
Event info.: Opening gala for the
cultural season featuring music by Deacon John and The Ivories and Ingrid Lucia, catering by Hilton Riverside Hotel, flowers by Fabulous Flowers, silent auctions, fun and drinks from 8-11 p.m. The event will also feature a patron party at 7 p.m.
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Tickets: Call for info.
Contact: 488-5424

September 7
13th Annual Pasta & Puccini Patron Party
Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Event info.: Patron party for 13th Annual Pasta & Puccini.
Location: Home of Dr. and Mrs.
Henry Andressen
Tickets: Call for info.
Contact: 908-4600

September 10
ZOObilation
Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute
Event info.: ZOObilation visitors enjoy opportunities not offered during regular public hours, such as tours of the elephant barn, visits to the animal hospital and a look at what goes on out of public view at the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit. Billy Iuso & Restless Natives, Bayou deVille and Julio & Cesar will all entertain. There will be special feedings of Audubon residents, such as the Komodo dragon, African pelicans, giraffes and gators, along with chats by the Zoo’s expert education staff about jaguars, sea lions, gorillas and bobcats. For green-thumbed members, the Zoo’s horticulture staff will offer a plant sale. Gift shop items and refreshments will be discounted 20 percent and train rides will be free. The adventurous can try out the Zoo’s rock climbing wall or bounce around the spacewalks. Make-and-take craft stations will be set-up so visitors will have something to take home reminding them of the terrific time they had at ZOObilation.
Location: Audubon Zoo
Tickets: Free for members
Contact: 861-5105 to become a member, AudubonInstitute.org or member booths at the event

September 12
Le Coeur d’Orleans
Benefits: Children’s Hospital’s Caps for Kids program
Event info.: Black tie event featuring a gourmet dinner. Cocktails at 7 p.m.; Dinner at 8 p.m.
Location: Windsor Court Hotel
Tickets: $250 per person.
Contact: Jack Tittle, 885-6657

September 12
13th Annual Pasta & Puccini
Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Event info.: International and local artists will perform selections from their Andre Chenier performances, along with other operatic offerings, accompanied by the JPAS Orchestra. Live and silent auctions will offer an array of beautiful and desirable items, including framed paintings and prints, for bid.
Location: Harrah’s Theater-Ballroom
Tickets: $100 per person to $10,00 for sponsorships; call for info.
Contact: 908-4600

September 13
Stop Drop Rock N Roll
Benefits: Covington Volunteer Fire Department
Event info.: Live music, local cuisine, Bucket Brigade, children’s activities and fireworks.
Location: Bogue Falaya Park, Covington
Tickets: $5
Contact: (985) 966-1112

September 13
“Canstruction” Awards Ceremony Gala
Benefits: AIA New Orleans
Event info.: Architects, designers and engineers will construct sculptures made entirely of nonperishable food items for the 10th annual Second Harvesters Food Bank “Canstruction” event. Winners of the final sculpture
presentation will be honored on Saturday, September 13, at the Awards Ceremony Gala, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, New Orleans benefiting the Architect
Pairing Program-providing homeowners and businesses in need with design
professionals.
Location: The Shops at Canal Place
Tickets: $15-$25
Contact: 525-8320, aianeworleans.org

September 13
Fifth Annual Wine & Roses Gala: Arabian Nights
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event info.: The Uptowner will provide a spectacular setting as the Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents its fifth annual Wine & Roses Gala with an Arabian Nights theme. Guests will be treated to food prepared by some of New Orleans finest chefs, wines from around the world and the chance to bid on fabulous auction items. Participating chefs at this year’s event will be orchestrated by Mary and Greg Sonnier. Participating restaurants will include Cuvée, Herbsaint, G.W. Fin’s and Patois. The gala will also feature a live and silent auction, Fleur de Tease and high end raffles
Location: The Uptowner, 438 Henry Clay Ave.
Tickets: $125 for gala; $200 VIP Level
Contact: 455-5194

September 19
Martini Madness
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event info.: A casual fun-filled fundraiser. Try a martini from various flavors.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters
Tickets: Call for info.
Contact: 483-9376

September 20
Shake, Rattle & “Rolls”
Benefits: Children’s Bureau of New Orleans
Event info.: The fundraiser will be held at Henry Shane’s Cars of Yesteryears museum, featuring over one hundred classic cars. Singer Sharon Martin will be providing the entertainment; Ernst Café will provide delicious New Orleans food. The event will also feature a live auction.
Location: 4625 Fairfield St., Metairie
Tickets: $150 per couple
Contact: 525-2366

September 26
Love in the Garden
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event info.: Delectable dining, open bar, and dancing under the stars and the oaks in the most romantic setting in New Orleans – the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA
Tickets: Patron Party & Garden Party (7-11 p.m.): $85 (member); $100 (non-member); $350 (two tickets and reserved seats); $1,000 (one reserved table, six tickets, event recognition); $2,500 (two reserved tables, 12 tickets, signage and publicity); and $5,000 (three reserved tables, 18 tickets, exclusive signage, extensive publicity package and NOMA benefits).
Garden Party only (8-11 p.m.): $50 (members) and $60 (non-member).
Contact: Kristin Jochem, 658-4121, noma.org

September 26
Think Pink! Night
Benefits: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Event info.: Magic 101.9 FM and WEB 97.1 FM will host music, dancing, a silent auction and fun.
Location: Generations Hall
Tickets: Call for info.
Contact: 455-7310

September 26
Under Angels’ Wings
Benefits: Angels’ Place
Event info.: Dinner, Saintsations entertainment and silent and live auctions.
Location: Airport Hilton, Kenner
Tickets: $75 per person
Contact: 455-2620

September 27
Walk for the Poor
Benefits: St. Vincent de Paul
Event info.: This two-mile walk will
provide assistance for St. Vincent de Paul to serve the poor, while music, food, drink and more will entertain
the crowd.
Location: Audubon Park
Tickets: Donations will be accepted.
Contact: 289-2466 or 831-8809

September 27
Circus, Circus, Circus
Benefits: 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center
Event info.: First annual celebration of the circus arts organization featuring three stages of music (two circus rings on Clio Street and one in The Big Top), delicious food and whimsical circus snacks by local restaurants, refreshing spirits, revelry, circus games; live and silent art auctions; fabulous raffle prizes and fun for everyone who’s a kid at heart. The 3 Ring Circus is a 10-year old nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization, which provides arts education and fosters community development by presenting Visual Arts, Film, Theater, Music, and other forms of creative expressions.
Location: The Big Top
Tickets: $25 in advance; $35 at door; $50 VIP
Contact: 569-2700, 3RCP.com

OCTOBER

October 2
Ten Outstanding Persons Gala
Benefits: Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Event info.: Black tie event which honors 10 persons in the community for their volunteer, charitable and civic service to the community.
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Tickets: $125
Contact: 827-4002

October 2
New Orleans Film Festival Patron Party
Benefits: New Orleans Film Society
Event info: Dinner Gala with catering by the John Besh Restaurant Group including Restaurant August, Lüke, The Besh Steak House at Harrah’s and La Provence, also cocktails, jazz entertainment featuring the Sasha Masakowski Jazz Trio and the presentation of the New Orleans Film Society’s Celluloid Heroes Award (presented each year to a Cinema Luminary, in recognition of Outstanding Service to the Art of Motion Pictures) to Stephanie Samuel Durant.
Location: Home of Pam and Duke Dongieux (call for address)
Tickets: $300 per person valet parking, entry to Festival Opening Night Gala and Film (Friday, October 10, and access to all festival screenings and events ($250 value)
Contact: 309-6633
October 3

20th Annual Justice for All Ball
Benefits: The Pro Bono Project
Event info.: Music by Deacon John & The Ivories, featuring food from a variety of premier local restaurants, a raffle and a special auction featuring a variety of premier prizes.
Location: Gallier Hall
Tickets: $125 in advance, $150 at the door, $1,000 for sponsors, $1,500 for patrons, $2,500 for benefactors.
Contact: 581-3480

Oct. 4
Art for Arts’ Sake
Benefits: Event at Contemporary Arts Center benefits CAC
Event info.: Galleries all around town open for this celebration of art in New Orleans. Special events at the CAC and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Location: Throughout New Orleans
Tickets: CAC event: call for info.
Contact: CAC Box Office, 528-3800

October 4
Deo Gratias
Benefits: St. Joseph Abbey
Event info.: Guests will enjoy dancing under the stars to the music of Jubilation and the delectable cuisine of Chef John Folse. A Deo Gratias favorite, the signature Abbey-tini beverage makes a return. An auction and raffle will feature unique religious art and antiques, in addition to fabulous vacation and restaurant packages.
Location: St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict
Tickets: $75
Contact: (985) 867-2242

October 5
Southern Dominican New Orleans Gala
Benefits: Southern Dominican Province
Event info.: Cocktails and an expansive silent auction, followed by a seated gourmet dinner, awards presentation to Harry Connick Jr. and Harry Connick Sr., and dancing to the New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Tickets: Tickets range from $175 for an individual at the Friend level to $10,000 for a table of 10 at the benefactor level
Contact: 837-2129, ext. 16
 
October 11
Jazz Extravaganza
Benefits: St. Peter Claver Church
Event info.: The Jazz Extravaganza is a jazz concert featuring a galaxy of New Orleans musical luminaries. In addition to the jazz concert, local jazz greats will be in attendance, celebrity bartenders will be shaking, silent auction for bidding and more.
Location: 1020 N. Prieur St.
Tickets: $50 to $5,000
Contact: 822-8059

October 11
Middendorf’s Manchac 10 Mile/5K Race
Benefits: Middendorf’s Restaurant
Location: Middendorf’s Restaurant
Tickets: Call for info.
Contact: runNOTC.org

October 13
Sixth Annual JL Memorial
Golf Classic
Benefits: The JL Foundation
Event info.: A shotgun start at noon kicks off this golf tournament that benefits the JL Foundation, which assists leukemia patients with select items while being treated. At the event there will also be a chance to win designer vehicles and a dinner and silent auction afterwards. Par 3 hole in one cars are: Porsche, Mercedes, Cadillac CTS and Toyota Tundra. 4 man scramble, bag lunch, food and drinks on the course.
Location: Carter Plantation, Springfield
Tickets: Sponsorships range from $1,000-$10,000; single tickets, $200.
Contact: (225) 698-1010

October 15
Key to the Cure 2008 Kickoff Gala
Benefits: Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans
Event info: Key to the Cure 2008 is a four-day charity shopping weekend — Thursday, October 16, through Sunday, October 19 — during which 2% of sales at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans will be donated to the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.  The event begins with a Kickoff Gala at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans, 301 Canal St., Wednesday, October 15,
6 – 9 p.m.
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans, 301 Canal St.
Tickets: $50 per person
Contact: 988-6592

October 16
On Broadway
Benefits: Lambeth House Foundation
Event info.: The Lambeth House, a
continuing care community for senior
citizens, will celebrate its 10th
anniversary “On Broadway” with
an open bar and dinner.
Location: Lambeth House – 150 Broadway St.
Tickets: $150 per person; $300
per couple
Contact: 865-1960, ext. 112

October 17
Unmask the Cure
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event info.: Masked costume event with adult trick-or-treating, Michaul’s food, specialty drinks and a silent auction.
Location: Michaul’s, 840 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $35 per person; $50 per
couple
Contact: 455-5194

October 18
Hook-A-Cure
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event info.: Fishing Rodeo
Location: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale
Tickets: $35 per angler
Contact: 455-5194

October 18
Party 4 Peds
Benefits: Ochsner Health System
Event info.: Party 4 Peds is a family event featuring great New Orleans food, a fantastic silent auction and activities for children of all ages including large inflatables, Paint-the-Pottery, jewelry making and more! Radio Disney will also be on hand to keep the party moving.
Location: Ochsner Children’s Health Center
Tickets: $50 adult ticket; $20 child
tickets
Contact: 842-7113

October 18
O What a Night
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event info.: Wine will be flowing at this event of art, music and good company where architect Arthur Q. Davis will be honored with the Opus Award and the silent and live art auctions are the most prestigious in the city.
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Tickets: Call for info.
Contact: 539-9613

October 19
12th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Benefits: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Event info.: Twelfth annual race: one-mile run/walk, 5K run/walk, music, awards, food, pink boutique and giveaways. Survivors recognition program at 8 a.m., one mile run/walk at 8:30, 5K run/walk at 9 a.m.
Location: City Park – Behind NOMA on Rosevelt Mall
Tickets: Adult registration, $25. Pre-registered adult, $20. Youth (17 & under) registration, $15. Pre-registered youth, $10.
Contact: 455-7310, komenneworleans.org

October 19
Feast With The Stars
Benefits: Parkway Partners
Event info.: A fun Sunday Jazz Brunch with silent auction.
Location: Gallier Hall
Tickets: Start at $75
Contact: 620-2224

October 21
Pack the Place in Pink Night
Benefits: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Event info.: Special program to honor breast cancer survivors at the Hornet’s second pre-season game.
Location: New Orleans Arena
Tickets: Call for info.
Contact: Hornets Box Office,
525-HOOP

October 21
Jazz N’ Roll
Benefits: St. Paul’s School
Event info.: Silent and live auction,
live music, free food from over 50 restaurants.
Location: 917 S. Jahncke, Covington
Tickets: $60
Contact: (985) 892-3200 ext. 1270

October 23
Patron Party for Annual Gala
Benefits: Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful
Location: 10 Farnham Place, Metairie
Tickets: $250 per couple
Contact: 833-TREE

October 24
Crescent City Corporate Championship
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Event info.: Sponsored by Blessey Charities, this corporate golf experience is designed around the players, providing the finest in customer appreciation, entertainment and networking.
Location: 602 N. Beau Chene Drive, Mandeville
Tickets: $2,500 per foursome
Contact: 569-8658 or 913-8786

October 25
Great Strides Slidell
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event info: Costume walk-a-thon through Slidell neighborhoods wrapping up with a picnic, costume contests and fun and games for all ages.
Location: John Slidell Park
Tickets: Free
Contact: 455-5194

October 25
VooDoo on the Bayou
Benefits: Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association
Event info: Fundraiser with food tastings presented by local restaurants, open bar, and live music. Attire is costume or black tie.
Location: Pitot House, 1440 Moss St. on Bayou St. John
Tickets: Tickets $40 in advance or $45 at the door.
Contact: Visit fsjna.org

October 30
Louis Theodore Schwander, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament
Benefits: Children’s Hospital Cardiac Care Unit
Event info: Golf tournament with food and beverage stations set up throughout the course. Post-party to follow. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; Tee-off begins at 10 a.m.
Location: Stonebridge Golf Club of New Orleans
Tickets: $125 per player. Sponsorship packages available.
Contact: 896-9375

NOVEMBER

November 3
Marriott Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament
Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event info.: 18-hole foursome scramble with a pre-tournament dinner and auction on Sunday, Nov. 2.
Location: English Turn Country Club
Tickets: $250 per player and $1,000 per foursome. Corporate sponsorships available.
Contact: 553-5696
November 7
City Stars Soiree
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Event info.: The City Stars Soiree celebrates Junior Achievement programs – which inspire and prepare young New Orleanians to successfully participate in our economy through workforce development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy – and honors five outstanding young entrepreneurial Rising Stars in the New Orleans community.
Location: 5100 Orleans Ave.
Tickets: $100 per person; $150 for couple
Contact: 569-8658 or 913-8786

November 7
La Fête 281
Benefits: Ursuline Academy
Event info.: Named for the number of years the school has been in operation (281) La Fête is an annual gala to benefit Ursuline, the oldest girls’ school and oldest Catholic school in America. Food from local restaurants, open cocktail stations, music and silent and live auctions will keep you dancing.
Location: 2635 State St. (in courtyard)
Tickets: Single gala ticket $75; single patron party and gala ticket $150; table of 10 can be sponsored or reserved for $1,200.
Contact: 861-0592

November 7
Portraits of Poydras Art Show Patron Party
Benefits: Poydras Home
Event info.: This is the kick off to the Poydras Home Art Show Weekend.  Event goers will be able to take part in a silent auction, view art for purchase prior to the event opening, listen to music by The Charmaine Neville Band and sample gourmet delights.
Location: Poydras Home
Tickets: $100
Contact: 897-0535

November 7-9
14th Annual Poydras Home Art Show & Patron Party
Benefits: Poydras Home
Event info.: Art show benefiting Poydras Home and its mission to respect and preserve the dignity of the human spirit among the elderly.
Location: Poydras Home
Tickets: Free
Contact: 897-0535
November 8
Rx Gala 2008
Benefits: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Event info.: Annual fundraiser dinner, dance and silent auction to raise funds for the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.
Location: 917 Conti St.
Tickets: $125
Contact: 565-8027

November 8
43rd Annual Odyssey Ball
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event info.: Music by a very special guest to be announced, cuisine by Palate New Orleans.
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Tickets: Patron Party & Ball: $250 (ticket and recognition in invitation and program); $1,500 (two Patron & Ball tickets with reserved seats and recognition in invitation and program); $3,000 (four Patron & Ball tickets with reserved seating, recognition in invitation and program and on noma.org, exclusive signage at Ball and four invitations to exhibition preview reception Nov. 9); $5,000 (six Patron & Ball tickets with reserved seating, recognition as a sponsor in invitation and program and on noma.org, exclusive signage at Ball and six invitations to exhibition preview reception on Nov. 9); $10,000 (10 Patron & Ball tickets with reserved seating and dedicated waiter, recognition as a sponsor in all publicity, invitation, program and on noma.org, exclusive signage at Ball, advertisement in Arts Quarterly, complimentary exhibition catalogue and 10 invitations to exhibition preview reception on Nov. 9).
Ball only: $150 member; $200
non-member
Contact: Kristin Jochem, 658-4121, noma.org

November 9
Kidney Walk
Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
Event info.: Walkers and volunteers solicit pledges from family, friends and businesses while educating the public about kidney disease and the urgent need for organ donors. This entertaining event also features music, food, a
wellness tent and more.
Location: Audubon Park
Contact: 861-4500

November 13
Historic Houses Society
Fall Gala
Benefits: Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses
Event info.: This elegant event honors the members of the Historic Houses Society, a group of our most dedicated donors. The evening features cocktails and dinner by Bacco, Redfish Grill and Ralph’s on the Park.
Location: 100 Audubon Blvd.
Tickets: $1,000
Contact: 525-5661

November 13
National Philanthropy Day
Benefits: Association of Fundraising Professionals
Event info.: National Philanthropy Day will recognize the local winners including:
Outstanding Foundation – The Greater New Orleans Foundation; Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist – The New Orleans Saints; Outstanding Philanthropist – Shirley K. Haspel; Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Joseph S. Exnicios; Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – Madeline Baay; Outstanding Fundraising Professional – Peter Quirk; and Board of Directors Award – Fleur-de-lis Ambassadors
Location: 444 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $50 per person and $500
per table
Contact: 348-3500

November 14
Country Day Home and
Garden Tour
Benefits: Metairie Park Country Day School
Event info.: Tour six wonderful home in Metairie Club Gardens and shop in a boutique for upcoming holidays.
Location: Metairie Club Gardens
Tickets: Call for info.
Contact: 835-6641

November 15
Carnival du Vin
Benefits: The Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event info.: Carnivale du Vin is the Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s signature annual fundraising event. The annual celebration brings together the most revered names in the culinary and wine worlds for a once-in-a-lifetime dining event, a live auction of rare wines, unique travel and lifestyle experiences, musical entertainment and dancing. The auction has ranked in Wine Spectator magazine as one of the “Top Ten U.S. Charity Wine Auctions” since 2005. Over its first three years, Carnivale du Vin has raised a total of $5.8 million for children’s education.
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Tickets: $1,200 per person; Sponsorship Levels from $10,000-$60,000.
Call for sponsorship details.
Contact: 212-2222

November 15
Howling Success
Benefits: LA/SPCA
Event info.: The 2008 Howling Success proudly presents “The Great Catsby,” a roaring 1920s tribute to the animals of the LA/SPCA that have come through their doors over the past 120 years. The event includes silent and live auctions, casino gaming in the “Gin Room,” a celebrity chair – CNN’s Rob Marciano – music from Deacon John and Jeremy Davenport, cuisine from Celebrity Gautreau’s chef Sue Zemanic, Commander’s Palace, Galatoire’s and more.
Location: 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.
Tickets: $100, $125 and $250
Contact: 762-3300

November 15
Pajama Jam 2008
Benefits: Pajama Program – Louisiana Chapter
Event info.: Pajama Jam 2008 is an Adult Pajama Party to benefit the Pajama Program, pajamaprogram.org. There will be live music, delicious food, signature cocktails, a pajama contest and a great silent auction. It’s an event worth staying up for!
Location: 233 N. Peters St.
Tickets: $100 in advance; $125
at the door
Contact: 458-0526

November 15
New Orleans Start! Heart Walk
Benefits: American Heart Association
Event info: Registration at 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 10 a.m.
Location: Audubon Park
Tickets: Call for info.
Contact: Neworleansheartwalk.kintera.org or call 830-2300

November 15-16
Covington Three Rivers Art Festival
Benefits: Covington Three Rivers Art Festival
Event info.: Fine art festival, music, food and children’s area.
Location: Columbia Street, Covington
Tickets: Free
Contact: (985) 705-7968

November 17
Stake Out for Justice
Benefits: New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation
Event info.: Stake Out for Justice honorees are: Fred Sawyers, General Manager of the Hilton Riverside; John Wieland, President and CEO of John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods; Keynote speaker is Wendell Pierce of The Wire and HBO pilot Treme.
Location: Hilton Riverside New Orleans
Tickets: $150 per person; sponsorship opportunities available
Contact: 232-0890

November 21
Celebration in the Oaks
Preview Party
Benefits: City Park
Event info.: The sparkling holiday party features a preview of the “Celebration in the Oaks” light display and fine food and libations from over 130 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants and spirit providers.
Location: New Orleans City Park
Tickets: $100 per person
Contact: 483-9415
November 22
Azucar Ball 2008
Benefits: The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Event info.: This black-tie event will take place in the Lasalle Ballroom at the InterContinental New Orleans. There will be non-stop music by Julio y Cesar and Rumba Buena. Other features will be a patron party, a silent auction and fabulous food.
Location: 444 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $100; Patron ticket $150
Contact: 523-2600

November 23
Celebration in the Oaks Children’s Preview Party
Benefits: City Park
Event info.: A special party for “pint-sized” patrons and parents to enjoy the start of the holiday season.
Location: City Park Amusements
Tickets: $25 per person
Contact: 483-9415

DECEMBER

December 4
Ladies Leukemia League Fête de Nöel
Benefits: Ladies Leukemia League
Event info.: The Fête de Nöel Luncheon and Fashion Show, presented by Dillard’s, has become the most successful and well attended charity luncheon in New Orleans.
Location: New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel
Tickets: $50 and $65
Contact: (985) 703-0831

December 13
Caroling in the Vines
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event info.: Guests will enjoy caroling from the Northshore Children’s Choir, local food and craft booths and a concert by Benny Grunch and the Bunch.
Location: Pontchatrain Vineyards, Bush
Tickets: $10
Contact: 455-5194

December 29
Uncork the Cure
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event info.: Champagne party with live entertainment, food and desert stations and a silent auction.
Location: Republic New Orleans
Tickets: $40 per person; $65 VIP
Contact: 455-5194 a