January 17

The Good Apple Gala

Benefits: Louisiana Appleseed
Event Info: At this cocktail-style event, featuring the music of Dr. Michael White and catering by Chef John Besh, raise a glass in celebration of the past and future success of Louisiana Appleseed.
Tickets: $100 and up per individual tickets
Location: National World War II
Museum’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St.
Contact: 561-7312

January 17

Proudly Pro-Life Award Dinner

Benefits: NORTL Educational Foundation
Event Info: Fourteenth annual dinner honoring the 2012 recipient of the Proudly Pro-Life Award, Retired Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes and a special, posthumous recognition of Jane Silva for her years of service for children.
Tickets: Lifesaver $2,500 (table of 10); Benefactor $1,000 (table of 10); Patron $800 (table of 8); Donor $100 (individual)
Location: Chateau Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner
Contact: 834-5433, ProLifeLouisiana.org/events/dinner.html

January 29

Children’s Hospital Guild Mardi Gras Mambo Bingo

Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: Join the Children’s Hospital Guild for Mardi Gras-themed Bingo, a wonderful Parade of Prizes, a 50/50 raffle and festive fun.
Tickets: $40 for guild members; $45 for non-members
Location: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner
Contact: 896-9373

January 31

2013 Hall of Fame Players Classic Super Bowl Event

Benefits: Hall of Fame Players Classic
Event Info: The 2013 Hall of Fame Players Classic Super Bowl event is one of the many exciting and prestigious events that set the stage for America’s greatest sporting event. To date, over 25 Pro Football Hall of Fame Legends will be participating in this special event as each foursome’s team captain.
Tickets: $500 and up per individual ticket; sponsorships from $1,500 to $75,000
Location: Metairie Country Club, 580 Woodvine Ave., Metairie
Contact: (770) 478-2096






February 2

Party with a Purpose

Benefits: Taste of the NFL
Event Info: Twenty-second annual event will feature Commander’s Palace chef Tory McPhail and Saints alumnus Morten Andersen, who will host culinary stars representing each NFL city, as well as 32 past and present legends of the game. Guests will have the opportunity to sample fine cuisine with wine accompaniments from Gallo, meet nationally recognized chefs, rub elbows with NFL all-stars and cap off the evening with world-class entertainment.
Tickets: $600 per individual ticket
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, Hall J, 900 Convention Center Blvd.
Contact: (952) 835-7621

February 5

IHOP National Pancake Day

Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: Please consider making a donation to Children’s Hospital as you enjoy a free short stack of three buttermilk pancakes. There is a limit of one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes per guest. The offer is valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last, and isn’t valid with any other offer, special, coupon or discount.
Tickets: N/A
Location: All IHOP locations in Louisiana and the Gulf South
Contact: 896-9373

February 21

Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner

Benefits: Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: This event is open to major donors within the New Orleans Jewish community and is being hosted by chairs Morris and Cathy Bart, Richard and Vivian Cahn, and Dana Shepard and Henry Miller.
Tickets: $36 per individual ticket
Location: Windsor Court Hotel, La Chinoiserie Room, 300 Gravier St.
Contact: N/A

February 22

Go Red for Women Luncheon

Benefits: American Heart Association
Event Info: Guests can participate in free health screenings, free educational seminars and a silent auction from 10 to 11:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., the ticketed heart-healthy luncheon program begins with the stories of local women affected personally by heart disease.
Tickets: $100 per individual ticket
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 830-2300

February 24

Celebration: An Evening of Marvels!

Benefits: Children’s Museum of St. Tammany
Event Info: This fundraiser will feature live entertainment by Soul Revival, a culinary showcase from over 40 area restaurants, dessert from Zoë’s Bakery, live and silent auctions, youth artists, a raffle, prizes and much more.
Tickets: $100 per individual ticket; $1,200 reserved table for eight
Location: Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Blvd., Mandeville
Contact: 460-3247





March 1

Amazing Grapes Fine Wine and Entertaining Auction

Benefits: Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info: Seated three-course dinner with wine pairings and both silent and live auctions.
Tickets: $200 per individual ticket
Location: Westin Canal Place, 100 Iberville St.
Contact: 525-5661

March 1

Recycled Fashion Show

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: Fourth annual fashion show featuring clothing from the Bridge House Thrift Store that has been “tweaked” by local designers into fashionable outfits. Each designer creates two outfits to be modeled and sold at the event. There is also a cash bar, a DJ, silent auction and more!
Tickets: General Admission: $25 in advance; VIP: $40
Location: Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Contact: 821-7288

March 1-2

The Sporting Clays Classic Fun Shoot

Benefits: The Chartwell Center
Event Info: Meet Chartwell staff and students at Cajun Night, a casual “Cajun” dinner Friday at 7 p.m. at the home of Linda and Tommy
Westfeldt. The Fun Shoot on Saturday at High Point Shooting Grounds begins promptly at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served.
Tickets: $250 to $10,000
Location: High Point Shooting Grounds, Belle Chasse
Contact: 899-2478

March 2

Celebration 2013

Benefits: Jesuit High School of New Orleans
Event Info: Silent and live auctions with food provided by various New Orleans restaurants, libations, and music provided by Jesuit students.
Tickets: $150 per couple general admission; $275 per couple for patron party
Location: Student Commons on Jesuit’s campus, 4133 Banks St.
Contact: 483-3947

March 2

Touch a Truck

Benefits: Junior League of New Orleans
Event Info: This inaugural event will provide children and families with a unique and interactive one-day chance to get an up-close look at their favorite “big trucks” and vehicles, as well as meeting the personnel who protect, serve and build our community.
Tickets: $5 per individual ticket; $20 per family
Location: Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.
Contact: 891-5845

March 6

Taste New Orleans – Savor Literacy

Benefits: Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)
Event Info: Support literacy while sampling signature dishes from New Orleans’ most celebrated restaurants. Brass band music will be provided courtesy of the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation.
Tickets: $20
Location: Pocket Park, Tulane University campus, 6823 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: 899-0820

March 8

Mike Fernandez Memorial Golf ‘n Bayou Bash

Benefits: Legacy Donor Foundation
Event Info: The third annual Golf ‘n Bayou Bash will be a celebration of life. Funds raised from this event support the foundation’s education programs and awareness activities.
Tickets: Bayou Bash: $75; Golf: $150
Location: Tchefuncta Country Club, 2 Country Club Park, Covington
Contact: 558-8900

March 8

Sugarplum Ball

Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: The 2013 Sugarplum Ball, with the theme “Midnight in Paris,” will benefit the Autism Center at Children’s Hospital.
Tickets: $300 Patron Level to $10,000 Major Gift Sponsor
Location: Old Ursuline Convent, 1100 Chartres St.
Contact: 896-9373

March 9

Home and Art Tour

Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: The Home and Art Tour will feature magnificent Garden District homes with an eclectic mix of personal family treasures and unique décor.
Tickets: NOMA members: $25; non-members: $30; day of: $35
Location: Garden District
Contact: 658-4121

March 9

“A Little Knight Music” Soirée and Auction

Benefits: St. George’s Episcopal School
Event Info: The 30th annual soirée and auction, “A Little Knight Music” – the school’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year – will be a festive evening of food, entertainment and shopping, with an auction featuring fabulous creations from St. George’s students.
Tickets: $75; sponsorship packages available
Location: St. George’s Episcopal School, 923 Napoleon Ave.
Contact: 891-5509

March 9

“Keeping Our Promises” Gala

Benefits: Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans
Event Info: In its second year, the annual gala will feature food and drinks, live music and a silent auction. The prestigious “Inspired Cross” Award will be presented to a deserving individual and organization.
Tickets: $100 to $175
Location: 210 Baronne St.
Contact: 212-9544

March 13

Mad Hatters Goes Broadway

Benefits: Women’s Guild Home
Event Info: A luncheon and fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue, celebrity hat contests, silent auction and featuring celebrity judges who will include Gail Benson, Terrance Osborne and Randi Rousseau.
Tickets: $75 per individual ticket; Patron: $85; Special Patron: $100
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St.
Contact: 267-9527

March 15

Julia Jump

Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Event Info: Expect a great auction and good music at this 36th annual festive party.
Tickets: Start at $75
Location: The French Market, 1008 N. Peters St.
Contact: 581-7032

March 15

Lark in the Park – Cabana Nights

Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info: An evening featuring cigar rolling, live Latin music, 40 of New Orleans’ best restaurants and plenty of premium liquor in order to help build furnished cabana tents for The Splash Park at City Park.
Tickets: FOCP Member Admission: $90; $100 per individual ticket
Location: New Orleans City Park
Contact: 483-9376

March 16

NOMA Egg Hunt

Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: Egg hunt, art activities, face painting, balloon making, refreshments, music and more, sponsored by Catherine Burns Tremaine.
Tickets: NOMA members $10; non-members $12; $15 at the door
Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle
Contact: 658-4121

March 16-22

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2013

Benefits: The Idea Village
Event Info: This culmination of The Idea Village’s annual Entrepreneur Season – where for seven days nationally renowned venture capitalists, angel investors, business professionals, corporate volunteers and policy leaders along with visiting MBA student teams from the nation’s leading business programs come together to support local entrepreneurs and the growing New Orleans entrepreneurial ecosystem – celebrates and supports the network of talent that has enabled New Orleans to become a hub of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Tickets: Free
Location: Downtown
Contact: N/A

March 20-24

Art in Bloom

Benefits: Garden Study Club of New Orleans and the New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: This colorful, fragrant event, this year themed “Celebrating Steel Magnolias,” showcases over 75 exhibitors, including floral designers, garden clubs, artists and interior decorators. A patron and preview party kicks things off on March 20. On March 21, there will be a series of lectures and demonstrations at the museum, including one by Susan Haltom on Eudora Welty’s mother’s garden, followed by an elegant luncheon at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park featuring a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue. For more information, visit noma.org/events/detail/386/Art-In-Bloom.
Tickets: Preview Party: $125; Lecture & Luncheon: $150; Patron Party: $150
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
Contact: 658-4121

March 20-24

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Benefits: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Event Info: The five-day fête features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars’ conference; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; a breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and parties to celebrate the literary arts and honor the legendary Tennessee Williams, his works and creative life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home.”
Tickets: $10 to $100
Location: French Quarter
Contact: 581-1144, TennesseeWilliams.net

March 22

UNCF/Liberty Bank Ball in the City

Benefits: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Event Info: Set in motion by Alden and Rhesa McDonald more than 19 years ago and presented annually by Liberty Bank and Trust Company, the “Ball in the City” has raised millions for education and will feature live music and libations.
Tickets: $300
Location: Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, 228 Poydras St.
Contact: 581-3794

March 22-23

Hogs for the Cause

Benefits: Hogs for the Cause
Event Info: Eighty-two teams will compete for the title of Louisiana’s pork champion, and two live stages will showcase the hottest musical acts in the South, all while raising funds for families whose children have been diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer at this annual pork cook off and musical festival.
Tickets: $5 to $500, visit HogsForTheCause.org/Tickets for more information (coming soon)
Location: Festival Grounds at City Park
Contact: 554-5123

March 23

Dancing for the Arts

Benefits: Young Audiences of Louisiana
Event Info: This one-night event, modeled after “Dancing with the Stars,” will feature local community leaders competing on the dance floor with Young Audiences’ performing artists.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Harrah’s Casino Theater, 228 Poydras St.
Contact: 523-3525

March 23

Fête Française

Benefits: Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans
Event Info: The only French festival in New Orleans is a unique opportunity to celebrate the French heritage of the city and showcase all things French: language, cuisine, art and music.
Tickets: Free
Location: Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans, 821 General Pershing St.
Contact: 896-4500

March 23

2013 Secret Gardens Tour

Benefits: The Secret Gardens Tour
Event Info: Take a peek at New Orleans’ hidden gardens and meet the landscape professionals. The tour will include guided and self-guided tours of private gardens open to the public for one day only, as well as the SGT Serenity Garden, open to the public year-round. Free yoga classes will also be offered during the event.
Tickets: $25 to $60 (group rates available)
Location: Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: (215) 378-7014

March 28

An Evening Benefiting Lighthouse Louisiana

Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana (formerly The Lighthouse for the Blind)
Event Info: This annual event features sumptuous food, delightful live music and a silent auction filled with treasures.
Tickets: Ages 30 and under: $100; over 30: $150
Location: Arnaud’s Restaurant, 813 Bienville Ave.
Contact: 899-4501






April 5

2013 Harry Tompson Center Gala

Benefits: Harry Tompson Homeless Center
Event Info: Fletcher and Travers Mackel will serve as honorary co-chairs of the eighth annual benefit, which offers cocktails and cuisine from a variety of local restaurants and features live music and a live auction of valuables, among them art, travel and sports paraphernalia. The highlight of the evening is the raffle of a $10,000 cash prize.
Tickets: $75 per individual ticket; sponsors: $350 to $5,000
Location: Jesuit High School Student Commons
Contact: 344-2116

April 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Benefits: The National Council of Jewish Women
Event Info: A dressy casual Hawaiian Luau featuring a silent auction, a ukulele player, a DJ and hula dancers doing authentic Hawaiian-themed dances, as well as a tropically themed menu.
Tickets: Big Island: $500; Maui: $250; Kaui: $150; O’ahu: $75; Waikiki (35 and under): $50
Location: Sun Ray Grill, 1051 Annunciation St.
Contact: 782-4091

April 7

Dog Day Afternoon

Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info: A walk-a-thon and festival celebrating our furry friends and featuring live music, pet-friendly vendors, food, drinks, games and more.
Tickets: Free Admission; donation suggested for walk-a-thon
Location: New Orleans City Park
Contact: 762-3307

April 8

Prix d’Elegance Luncheon

Benefits: BRAVO, the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization
Event Info: Men and Women of Fashion will host the 41st annual Prix d’Elegance Luncheon to introduce the 2012 Best Dressed honorees, complete with both silent and live auctions, as well as a fashion show.
Tickets: $100 per individual ticket
Location: New Orleans Hilton Hotel, 2 Poydras St.
Contact: 522-0996

April 11

City Year New Orleans Annual School House Rock

Benefits: City Year New Orleans
Event Info: Jazz, gourmet recreations of your favorite cafeteria fare and signature cocktails celebrate the tremendous work and idealism of the City Year corps members.
Tickets: $100 per individual ticket
Location: Rosy’s Jazz Hall, 500 Valence St.
Contact: 561-1290

April 11-14

Big Book Sale

Benefits: Friends of the Jefferson Public Library
Event Info: More than 60,000 used books, CDs, DVDs, records and audio and video tapes for sale at fantastic prices, including children’s, history, fiction and cook books of all kinds.
Tickets: Free admission and parking
Location: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner
Contact: 455-2665

April 13

Cochon Cotillion XVII

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: The Krewe of Pork and Beads presents the first Mardi Gras Ball of the 2014 season. Costume or tacky attire is requested, and food will be compliments of many of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, a complimentary bar, silent auction, raffle, music by ELS and dancing. This year’s royalty includes King Michael Hecht and Queen Raquel Smith.
Tickets: $100 per individual ticket
Location: Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World Eastbank, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Contact: 821-7135

April 13-14

Annual Rummage Sale

Benefits: St. Martin’s Episcopal School – Mother Club
Event Info: The school’s annual rummage sale to support on-campus improvements.
Tickets: Free
Location: N/A
Contact: 289-0621

April 17

Guardian Angel Award Gala

Benefits: Project Lazarus
Event Info: The gala and patron party honor Jerry Purcell and Frances Smith as two “angels” who have helped Project Lazarus prosper, survive and reach its full potential to serve people with HIV/AIDS. In addition, Paris Winn will receive the Paul Desrosiers Award for his incredible contributions to Project Lazarus throughout its existence
Tickets: $150
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Contact: 949-3609 extension 505

April 18

The Big Beat

Benefits: The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Event Info: A star-studded musical event including dinner, a silent auction and Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra along with many special guests.
Tickets: $325 per individual ticket
Location: Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St.
Contact: 444-3527

April 19

Sentimental Journeys 2013: Venetian Carnevale

Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info: The Venetian Carnevale will include a Ferrari display, champagne by Taittinger, a cigar bar, fire-eaters, a string quartet, a live band and a performance by Irvin Mayfield. Galatoire’s Executive Chef Michael Sichel will be creating a menu that will be paired with fine wines.
The curated live and silent auctions will feature unique and priceless travel experiences, antiques, art and jewelry.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Home of Mr. & Mrs. Andre Robert on Audubon Place in Uptown
Contact: 293-4723

April 19

Tulane Council of Entrepreneurs Awards Gala

Benefits: Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship
Event Info: Honoring the Tulane distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year, the Tulane Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year, winners of the Tulane Entrepreneur Association and the Domain Companies Business Plan Competitions Winners. Note: The gala is invitation only.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact: N/A

April 20

JLNO Kitchen Tour

Benefits: Junior League of New Orleans eighth 8th annual “Kitchen Tour” is a tour of 13 kitchens in the Uptown and Garden District neighborhoods. The tour is kicked off with a party, “Cocktails and Cuisine, the Thursday evening before the tour, April 18, honoring the homeowners and tour sponsors.
Tickets: Advance: $35 per individual ticket; Door: $40
Location: N/A
Contact: 891-5845

April 20

Soul Revival New Orleans

Benefits: Legacy Donor Foundation
Event Info: This 14th annual fund-raiser will feature “jazzy food,” music and celebrities. Attire is backyard casual.
Tickets: $150
Location: 1530 Third St.
Contact: 558-8900

April 20

Tour de Cure

Benefits: American Diabetes Association
Event Info: Part of a national event, the 2013 cycling tour will offer 10 mile (Family Ride), 25 mile, 50 mile and 100 mile routes as riders cover over 185 miles of the Northshore.
Tickets: $15 registration; $150 fundraising minimum
Location: Tammany Trace, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville
Contact: 889-0278 extension 607

April 21

Shakespeare Festival Season Preview Party

Benefits: The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University
Event Info: The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane celebrates its 20th season.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: 865-5105

April 26

Zoo-To-Do for Kids

Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute, Inc.
Event Info: A dream party for the little ones with all their favorites – hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, inflatables, prizes and J-Red & The Superstars. “Spring casual” attire.
Tickets: $20 and up per individual ticket
Location: Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 861-6160

April 30

Fourth annual Friendraising Luncheon

Benefits: Kingsley House
Event Info: Celebrating 117 years of service to Southeast Louisiana, chef Donald Link and the Link Restaurant Group will serve lunch, board member Miles Thomas will serve as Master of Ceremonies and there will be theatrical and dance performances by Kingsley House Heard Start and Adult Services participants.
Tickets: Donation requested
Location: Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St.
Contact: 523-6221 extension 127