May 1
CureSearch Walk 2010
Benefits: CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation
Event Info: Guests will enjoy music, food, fun and prizes at Audubon Park while celebrating and honoring children from New Orleans and Louisiana who have been affected by childhood cancer.
Time: Registration at 8 a.m.; walk starts at 9 a.m.
Location: Audubon Park (Shelter 10 by the Newman Bandstand)
Tickets: $10
Contact: 324-2256

May 3
Holy Cross Alumni & Friends Golf Classic
Benefits: Holy Cross
Event Info: Join Holy Cross Alumni & Friends for this four-person scramble tournament complete with lunch, catered dinner and awards ceremony.
Time: Registration, lunch and photos at 11 a.m.; Shotgun Start at noon; dinner and awards at 5 p.m.
Location: Chateau Country Club, 1500 Stonebridge Drive, Gretna
Tickets: Player registration, $125; Players 18-25 and 60 and above, $100. Varying sponsorship levels.
Contact: 309-9426

May 4
Rite Aid Golf Tournament
Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: Features lunch, drinks, post-party and awards ceremony.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Stonebridge Country Club
Tickets: Various sponsorship levels available
Contact: 896-9373, email kleaumon@chnola.org

May 4
Arts Council’s Community Arts Award Patron Party
Benefits: The Arts Council of New Orleans
Event Info: A celebration of the Community Arts Award recipients.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St.
Tickets: $175 for Arts Council Members; $200 for Non-Members
Contact: 529-2430

May 5
Arts Council’s Community Arts Award
Benefits: The Arts Council of New Orleans
Event Info: This year’s recipients include Diana Bolston, Stewart Farnet, Mitchell Gaudet, Anthony Bean Community Theater and Acting School, Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble and the Newcomb Art Gallery. The Chairman’s award will be given to Lionel Ferbos, the oldest jazz musician in New Orleans.
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Tickets: $75 for Arts Council Members; $85 for Non-Members
Contact: 529-2430

May 6
Business Hall of Fame
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Event Info: Come help honor local businessmen and women who excel in the business, culinary arts, entertainment and art, medicine, public service and professional service industries.
Time: Reception at 6:30 p.m.; Dinner and Awards Presentation at 7:15 p.m.
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne Street
Tickets: 2 for $500; Table of 10 for $2,500 or $5,000 (visit the www.jagno.org for information on the different benefits of each)
Contact: 569-8658

May 6
Wines & Vines: “Travel South to Argentina!”
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info: Enjoy this educational series co-sponsored by Vega Tapas Café and Martin Wine Cellar about the different wines of Argentina. Chef Glen Hogh will teach about wine pairings while preparing small plates of delicious food.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
Tickets: $30 per person
Contact: Flora Williams, 488-5488 ext. 323

Through May 7
Text2Give Campaign for World AIDS Orphans Day
Benefits: AHOPE for Children
Event Info: Text “AHOPE” to 85944 and reply “Yes” to process your $10 donation to the Text2Give Campaign. Your money will go to benefit the 20 million children who are orphaned by AIDS, 2.2 million of whom are HIV positive. AHOPE for Children’s goal is to reach $100 million by May 7.
Time: now until May 7
Location: via text message
Tickets: $10
Contact: 413-3339

May 7
Whitney Zoo-To-Do 2010
Benefits: Audubon’s Cool Zoo Splash Park
Event Info: Make a splash with Audubon’s annual fundraiser, Whitney Zoo-To-Do, and enjoy the black tie event, complete with a silent auction, a raffle for a luxury 2010 Lexus, specialty cocktails, dinner and dancing. Also making an appearance is headline entertainer, Sister Sledge of “We are Family” fame.
Time: Sponsor and Patron Party 7:30 p.m.-midnight; Gala from 8:30 p.m.-midnight.
Location: Audubon Tea Room and Garden, 6500 Magazine St.
Tickets: $110-$195
Contact: 861-6160 or www.auduboninstitute.org

May 10
East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation 2010 Annual Golf Tournament
Benefits: East Jefferson General Hospital
Event Info: Proceeds from the tournament support programs for EJGH including diagnostic and treatment equipment, patient education, community wellness programs and nursing scholarships.
Time: 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Boulevard, Kenner
Tickets: Sponsorship and individual prices levels vary.
Contact: 456-5025 or rleonard@ejgh.com

May 10
Lunching for Longue Vue
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info: Three-course luncheon prepared by Chef Justin Devillier, known for his French cooking with a Southern twist. Proceeds will help support Longue Vue’s educational programs and community outreach efforts.
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: La Petit Grocery, 4238 Magazine St.
Tickets: $40 (Reservations are required.)
Contact: Flora Williams, 488-5488 ext. 323

May 10-15
Landscaping Our City
Benefits: Build Now
Event Info: Build Now, a New Orleans nonprofit homebuilder, is holding this judged competition and fundraiser for Delgado Horticulture Technology students to design and landscape the front yards of Build Now homeowners. On the final day, May 15, the public is invited to tour the landscaped homes and meet the contestants at a crawfish boil at a Build Now model home.
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Location: 5713 Elysian Fields Ave., Gentilly
Tickets: free
Contact: 324-3964

May 11
Tea on Tuesday: Hiller Jewelers Present “Fine to Fashion: Jewelry for All Occasions”
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info: Joe and Lisa Biderman and Patti Lengsfield of Hiller Jewelry will teach about classic, casual and high fashion jewelry designs. A traditional tea will follow the lecture so you can enjoy scones, pastries and sandwiches.
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
Tickets: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-members
Contact: Flora Williams, 488-5488 ext. 323

May 13-15
Symphony Book Fair
Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Event Info: Join co-chairs Mary Jo Brown, Phyllis Jordan and Bev Churchill for several great events including the book sale as well as framed and unframed art and music, from CDs to sheet music.
Time: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Delgado College Student Life Center
Tickets: $10 for the first day, free for the next two days
Contact: 866-1672

May 14
Grace House 15th Annual Women of Substance Luncheon
Benefits: Grace House
Event Info: Enjoy a silent auction and fashion show at this luncheon honoring local female role models.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Tickets: Individual tickets, $10; Table, $800
Contact: 899-2423 ext. 12

May 14
Sippin’ in Seersucker
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info: An evening of Southern art, live music, delicious cuisine, fashion and shopping. There is a raffle and a “Best Seersucker Ensemble” contest.
Tickets: $25 for museum members, $35 for nonmembers
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St.
Contact: 539-9616

May 15
Bartendering By the Book
Benefits: the Museum of the American Cocktail
Event Info: New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society and Cure have come together to bring classic New Orleans cocktails – the St. Charles Punch, the Daiquiri Cocktail, the Stinger and the Vieux Carré Cocktail – prepared by professional mixologists.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Cure, 4905 Freret St.
Tickets: Drink prices range from $6 to $9, all benefitting the museum
Contact: 948-0511

May 15
Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2010
Benefits: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana
Event Info: Come bowl to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters! Includes food, drinks and a goody bag for everyone who plays.
Time: First shift at noon; Second shift 2 p.m.
Location: All Star Lanes, 3636 Williams Blvd., Kenner
Tickets: Minimum pledge to participate, $50
Contact: 231-7733 or visit www.bbbs.org/sela

May 21
Delgado Roast of the Town
Benefits: Delgado Community College Foundation
Event Info: Chef John Besh will be honored at the seventh year of this fundraising event. Enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner and silent and live auctions to benefit Delgado Culinary Arts and other program scholarships.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Location: The Theatre at Harrah’s, 228 Poydras St.
Tickets: Individual tickets, $150; tables of 8, $2,500-10,000
Contact: 671-5631

May 21-23
5th Annual Mid-City
Bayou Boogaloo
Benefits: The MotherShip Foundation
Event Info: Come “Shake-a-Tail Feather” and celebrate the start of summer with food, art, music and fun down on the bayou
Time: Friday, May 21, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, May 23, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Location: The Banks of Bayou St. John in New Orleans
Tickets: free to the public
Contact: 210-2558

May 22
High Heels for High Hopes
Benefits: Forget Me Not NOLA
Event Info: Forget Me Not NOLA, a nonprofit organization benefitting impoverished children, is holding its first fundraiser to benefit Sentebale, which provides aid to hundreds of thousands of orphans in Lesotho, Africa. Forget Me Not NOLA has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to hold a fashion show and elegant sit-down dinner with a live band and dancing.
Tickets: TBA
Time: Patron Party at 7 p.m.; Fashion Show Gala at 8 p.m.; Champagne Dinner at 8:45 p.m.
Location: The Roosevelt Grand Ballroom, The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St.
Contact: 302-2542

May 22
The O-Mazing Race
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info: Come experience this interactive scavenger hunt through the French Quarter, CBD and Warehouse Arts District in search of clues and answers. Teams will travel in mule-drawn carriages starting at the Ogden Museum and ending at Republic New Orleans, where participants will enjoy live music and food and drink specials.
Tickets: $125 per person for race and after party; $20 for after party only
Time: Registration at 5:30 p.m.; Race at 6 p.m.; After Party at 8:30 p.m.
Location: Race starts at 925 Camp St.; After Party: 828 South Peters St.
Contact: 539-9616

May 22
Patriotic Red Hat Day
Benefits: Big Easy Queens Council, Red Hat Society
Event Info: All New Orleans Red Hatters are invited to join Big Easy Queens Council to enjoy a theater, brunch and show honoring America’s troops around the world.
Time: Theater, 10-11 a.m.; Canteen Brunch & USO Show, 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Location: National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St.
Tickets: $5 for Theater, $50 for Canteen Brunch & USO Show
Contact: 273-5055

May 23
Celebrity Waiter IV
Benefits: Bridge House
Event Info: Sunday brunch featuring waiters from the NFL Retired Players Association and the Retired Saints Players.
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., Metairie
Tickets: Tables of 4, 6, 8 and 10 available at $100 per person. Bargain sponsorship rates available.
Contact: Wayne Olivio, 522-2124 ext. 13

May 25-29
New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
Benefits: Various local charities
Event Info: More than 30 prestigious New Orleans restaurant will participate in this “Five Day Feast for All the Senses” by hosting Wine Dinners on Wednesday, May 26. Then, on Thursday, May 27 enjoy a premium Wine Tasting VINOLA and the popular Royal Street Stroll. Finally, on Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29 event-goers can experience various seminars with the Louisiana Superdome as the site of the Grand Tastings.
Time: Various
Location: Various
Tickets: Various packages available at nowfe.com
Contact: 529-WINE or nowfe.com

May 29
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Benefits: Tulane University
Event Info: Come experience a performance of Love’s Labor’s Lost at the Festival’s 17th season.
Location: Tulane University, Lupin Theatre Mainstage
Tickets: $40
Contact: 865-5106

June 3
12th Annual CHAIRish the Children
Benefits: Louisiana Children’s Museum
Event Info: This auction gala will feature one-of-a-kind chairs, food, entertainment and more.
Time: 8-11 p.m.
Location: 420 Julia St., New Orleans
Contact: 586-0725 ext. 210

June 3
Great Friend to Kids Award
Benefits: Louisiana Children’s Museum
Event Info: The Children’s Museum is proud to honor this year’s award recipients for their many contributions to Greater New Orleans area children.
Time: Noon
Location: Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St.
Contact: 586-0725 ext. 210

June 4-5
Annual Fishing Rodeo
Benefits: Rummel Alumni Association, Inc.
Event Info: The 15th annual fishing rodeo returns to Shell Beach.
Time: TBD
Location: Shell Beach
Tickets: Sponsorship levels vary.
Contact: 838-8787

June 5
Children’s Hospital Telethon
Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: WDSU NewsChannel 6 broadcasts live from Children’s Hospital and their studio. Telethon will feature patient stories and testimonials from hospital supporters.
Time: 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
Location: WDSU Studios, 846 Howard Ave.; and Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave.
Tickets: Donations accepted via telephone
Contact: Children’s Hospital Public Affairs Department, 896-9373

June 5
New Orleans Heart and Soul Gala
Benefits: The American Heart Association
Event Info: Come support the American Heart Association as it generates funds to support education and research to prevent heart disease and stroke in New Orleans. Enjoy a Tipitina’s Live Musical Review, including dinner and dancing late into the night. The gala will honor LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane University Medical School for their joint endeavors in cardiology.
Tickets: Starting at $250
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, 614 Canal St.
Contact: 830-2300

June 10
Project Lazarus Guardian Angel Awards Dinner
Benefits: Project Lazarus
Event Info: Join Project Lazarus in honoring Jim Mounger and Sister Ann Roddy with the Guardian Angel Award.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Armstrong Ballroom, 500 Canal St.
Contact: 949-3609, www.projectlazarus.net/annual-dinner-1

June 12
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Benefits: Tulane University
Event Info: Come enjoy the premiere of Jim Fitzmorris’ The Everlasting Bonfire.
Location: Tulane University, Lab Theatre
Tickets: $40
Contact: 865-5106

June 19
Bourbon & Burlesque
Benefits: Contemporary Arts Center
Event Info: Guests can enjoy complimentary cocktails created with premium bourbons, bourbon-inspired cuisine and a burlesque review.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Location: 900 Camp St.
Tickets: TBD
Contact: 528-3828 or lross@cacno.org

June 24
“Let’s Get Organized” with the Amandas of Organized Affairs
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info: Professional organizer Amanda Le Blanc will show you how to clean up, pare down and get organized. She’ll give tips on efficiency and getting rid of clutter.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
Tickets: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members
Contact: Flora Williams, 488-5488 ext. 323

July 12
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Benefits: Tulane University
Event Info: The Festival will present the classic tale Macbeth at the Festival’s 17th season.
Location: Tulane University, Lab Theatre
Tickets: $40
Contact: 865-5106

July 17
Mr. Legs IX: “A Different Kind of Pageant”
Benefits: Bridge House
Event Info: Come experience this hilarious all-male pageant. Whoever raises the most money through donations and raffles wins the title of Mr. Legs! Other awards go to the contestants with best costume as well as the hairiest, sexiest and skinniest legs.
Time: 6 -10 p.m.
Location: Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd.
Tickets: $30, $35, $50
Contact: Wayne Olivio, 522-2124 ext. 13

July 21
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Benefits: Tulane University
Event Info: All Things Shakespeare is proud to present The Tempest, featuring the talents of local thespians.
Location: Tulane University
Tickets: $15
Contact: 865-5106
July 21-25
Tales of the Cocktail: “The New Orleans Cocktail Tour”
Benefits: The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Event Info: Explore famous bars and restaurants of the French Quarter with this twist on a historical tour.
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: Lobby, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St.
Tickets: $35 presale, $40 on-site (Tales of the Cocktail is also offering a Native Spirits package for $135, which includes a ticket to Cocktail Hour, The N.O. Cocktail Tour and either the Bar Room Brawl or Margarita Competition as well as a T-shirt and invitation to the Tales of the Cocktail brunch.)
Contact: 948-0511

July 22
Komen SummerCure Chefs Wine Dinner
Benefits: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Event Info: Five famous chefs each bring a signature course to this wine dinner and silent auction, featuring wine and the chefs themselves!
Time: Cocktails 6 p.m; Dinner 7 p.m.
Location: Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St.
Tickets: $225 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10
Contact: 455-7311

July 22
Tales of the Cocktail: “Cocktail Hour presented by Diago”
Benefits: The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Event Info: Enjoy samples of classic cocktails from the last century, tasting a variety of gin, tequila, whiskey, vodka and rum concoctions.
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Tickets: $45 presale, $50 on site (Tales of the Cocktail is also offering a Native Spirits package for $135, which includes a ticket to Cocktail Hour, The N.O. Cocktail Tour and either the Bar Room Brawl or Margarita Competition as well as a T-shirt and invitation to the Tales of the Cocktail brunch.)
Contact: 948-0511

July 22
Just Say YAYA
Benefits: Young ASpirations/Young Artists
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: TBD
Tickets: $15
Contact: 529-3306

July 23
Tales of the Cocktail: “Bar Room Brawl” Presented by Grand Marnier
Benefits: The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Event Info: Instead of fist fighting, this barroom brawl will consist of a drink competition between four teams of experienced mixologists to create cocktails using Grand Marnier and secret ingredients.
Time: 10 p.m.-12 a.m.
Location: Generations Hall
Tickets: (Tales of the Cocktail is also offering a Native Spirits package for $135, which includes a ticket to Cocktail Hour, The N.O. Cocktail Tour and either the Bar Room Brawl or Margarita Competition as well as a T-shirt and invitation to the Tales of the Cocktail brunch.)
Contact: 948-0511

July 23
Tales of the Cocktail: “USBG Milagro Tequila Margarita Competition”
Benefits: The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Event Info: The U.S. Bartenders Guild will bring 28 bartenders from 14 different cities to compete for the best south-of-the-border concoction.
Time: 7:30-10 p.m.
Location: Board of Trade, 316 Trade Winds Court
Tickets: (Tales of the Cocktail is also offering a Native Spirits package for $135, which includes a ticket to Cocktail Hour, The N.O. Cocktail Tour and either the Bar Room Brawl or Margarita Competition as well as a T-shirt and invitation to the Tales of the Cocktail brunch.)
Contact: 948-0511

July 24
Tales of the Cocktail: “Worldwide Cocktail Excursion presented by Beam Global Spirits and Wine”
Benefits: The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Event Info: Experience the official Pre-Party to the Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards, complete with cocktail destinations from around the world, including Scotland, France, Mexico and Canada.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Sugar Mill, 1101 Convention Center Blvd.
Tickets: $45 presale, $50 on-site
Contact: 948-0511

Aug. 21
Young Leadership Council Role Model Gala
Benefits: Young Leadership Council
Event Info: The YLC will salute 25 New Orleans “Role Models” who make a difference through civic engagement and professional achievement. Participants in the dinner, dancing and silent auction will enjoy music from Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
Tickets: Patron Table (Patron Party, Dinner & Program): $2,500; Supporter Table (Dinner & Program): $1,500; Patron Ticket (Patron Party, Dinner & Program): $300; Supporter Ticket (Dinner & Program): $175. All tickets include admission to After Party with Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
Time: Patron Party at 6 p.m.; Program and Dinner at 7 p.m.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St.
Contact: 585-1500 F