32nd annual “Role Model Awards Gala”

Benefits: Young Leadership Council
Event Info.: This annual gala will honor 15 exemplary New Orleanians and their contributions to the community while raising funds for the YLC’s volunteer-led community service projects and leadership development curriculum.
Tickets: $200 and up/Ticket; $3,000 and up/Table
Location: The Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way
Contact: 585-1198



“Light Up the Night”

Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana
Event Info.: An evening of live music, signature cocktails, great food and a live auction
Tickets: $100/Ticket
Location: Home of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Grace Jr.
Contact: 889-4501 extension 257



18th annual “Celebration of Life Luncheon”

Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info.: This annual luncheon with over 100 silent auction items, a parade of prizes and raffles will honor cancer survivors while raising money for cancer research.
Tickets: $85/Ticket
Location: New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St.
Contact: 454-7869



“‘Making History’ Fall Gala”

Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: This gala will feature cuisine from local restaurants, specialty libations, a luxury auction and raffle and more.
Tickets: $125/Ticket
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Contact: 484-7744



Fifth annual “NOLA Bluedoo”

Benefits: Tulane Cancer Center
Event Info.: A festival-like celebration of prostate cancer survivorship offering New Orleans-style food, drink, music, a silent auction, a survivors’ tent, a kids’ tent, awards costuming and a competitive two-mile walk/run, held in conjunction with the New Orleans Track Club.
Tickets: $15-$35/Ticket
Location: Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: 988-6592



“Doris Ulmann Panel Discussion”

Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info.: This will be a panel discussion of the “Doris Ulmann: From the Highlands to the Lowlands” exhibition. Panelists include Joshua Mann Pailet, Founder/President of A Gallery for Fine Photography; Jessica Lange, Collector, Photographer and Actress; and Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Tickets: Free
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Contact: 539-9631



“A Blind Taste”

Benefits: WRBH Radio for the Blind
Event Info.: An annual fundraising five-course dinner created by James Beard Award-winning Chef Justin Devillier with wine pairings where guests wear blindfolds, in order to gain awareness of some of the challenges that WRBH listeners experience on a daily basis.
Tickets: $200-$5,000/Ticket
Location: Le Petite Grocery, 4238 Magazine St.
Contact: 899-1144



“Almost Fall Bus Crawl Y’all!”

Benefits: Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation
Event Info.: This take on a bar crawl begins at Central City BBQ, moving on to The Shop @ the CAC, then to Art Klub and finally to Paradigm Gardens. There will be cocktails and auctions on the bus, and each stop will feature food, adult beverages and live music.
Tickets: $100/Ticket
Location: Originating at Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St.
Contact: 895-2800,,



“Martini Madness”

Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: This annual young professional-aimed event hosts over 1,000 guests and offers 30 creative martinis and cuisine from 25 different New Orleans restaurants, as well as raffle prizes, a photo booth, a DJ and more.
Tickets: $55/ Member Ticket; $65/ Non-member Ticket
Location: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, City Park
Contact: 483-9676



“Curtain Call Ball”

Benefits: Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré
Event Info.: The year’s ball, a celebration to support Le Petit’s mission of providing the highest quality theatrical performances while nurturing up-and-coming talent, will be a celebration of the American musical.
Tickets: $150-$450/Ticket
Location: Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St.
Contact: 522-2081



Ninth annual “NOLA on Tap Beer Fest sponsored by Port Orleans Brewing Co.”

Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info.: The largest beer fest in the region is dog-friendly and will offer live music from the GIVERS, Sexual Thunder and Cha Wa; 400+ local, national and homebrewed beers; Homebrewers Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) competition and People’s Choice Awards; food; contests; art and merchandise vendors; non-beer drinks; and games.
Tickets: $5/Ticket; $25/VIP Ticket
Location: New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds



22nd annual “Dinner at Emeril’s”

Benefits: LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry
Event Info.: Emeril Lagasse generously donates his entire restaurant and waitstaff for a multi-course dinner and personally attends this annual gala event.
Tickets: $500/Ticket
Location: Emeril’s, 800 Tchoupitoulas St.
Contact: 568-6004



“Diaper Need Awareness Week”

Benefits: Junior League of New Orleans
Event Info.: Diaper Need Awareness Week shares online resources, holds in-person events and encourages diaper drives to raise awareness of the one in three families who experience diaper need.
Tickets: Free
Location: Online
Contact: 891-5845



“Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon”

Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild
Event Info.: This annual luncheon will recognize 10 community activists and two hall of fame activists, and will also feature a fashion show, lunch, silent auction and parade of prizes.
Tickets: $75/Ticket
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 301-4321



“Belles and Beaus Ball”

Benefits: American Cancer Society
Event Info.: This annual ball will feature cuisine from more than 40 local restaurants, dancing and special guests, an auction, a sapphire and diamond ring raffle and surprises around every corner as Mardi Gras World is transformed into multiple gardens.
Tickets: $150-$5,000/Ticket
Location: Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Contact: 219-2282



“Taste America New Orleans”

Benefits: James Beard Foundation
Event Info.: Four benefit dinners will feature an exciting lineup of local chefs offering ideal entertaining opportunities for executives, clients, media and VIPs.
Tickets: $500/Ticket
Location: Various
Contact: 583-5550



“LOVE in the Garden"

2018 presented by Whitney Bank”
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: NOMA’s annual fall soirée honors artists while offering a night of cuisine from 50 local restaurants, a cocktail competition, entertainment by The Boogie Men and Otto, a Kendra Scott jewelry pull and a late-night party complete with food trucks.
Tickets: $50-$150/Ticket
Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
Contact: 658-4100,



“Blue Rose Ball”

Benefits: St. Michael Special School
Event Info.: This ball will offer dining and dancing in support of the students attending St. Michael Special School along with live and silent auctions and entertainment by Four Unplugged.
Tickets: $150/Ticket; Patron Levels and Sponsorships available
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 524-7285





“City Stars Soiree”

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: A social gala featuring food, libations, music, a silent auction and more while honoring young entrepreneurs 40 and under who have demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills with high moral and ethical standards.
Tickets: $75/Ticket
Location: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, 5100 Orleans Ave.
Contact: 569-8657



30th annual “The Justice For All Ball”

Benefits: The Pro Bono Project
Event Info.: This year’s theme for the annual gala is theme “One Friday Night at The Justice For All Ball …” Will offer entertainment by Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, with music by Nayo Jones at the Patron Party; food and drink from more than 25 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants and bars; silent and live auctions feature art, jewelry, travel and some special surprises; and a raffle offering gifts from local and regional business.
Tickets: $200/Ticket; Sponsorships available
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 581-3480,



“Greenway Soirée”

Benefits: Friends of Lafitte Greenway
Event Info.: An elegant evening of dining, dancing and drinks to support the Greenway with cuisine from local restaurants, live local music and live and silent auctions.
Tickets: Check website for prices
Location: The Cellar on St. Louis, 2500 St. Louis St.



Third annual “Beignet Fest”

Benefits: Tres Doux Foundation
Event Info.: From traditional sweet treats covered in powdered sugar to savory options bursting with seafood, cheese and more, Beignet Fest will feature more than 20 beignet dishes; live, local music performances; a kids village; artist market; and a VIP experience.
Tickets: Free-$50/Ticket
Location: Festival Grounds, City Park



“‘Newton Howard: Painter of the Sportsman’s Paradise’ and ‘New Southern Photography’ Opening Reception”

Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info.: Celebrating the opening of two exhibitions.
Tickets: Free/Members; $13.50/Ticket
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Contact: 539-9631



“Baubles and Bubbly for Beethoven”

Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Event Info.: This cocktail party will offer shopping opportunities from the Encore Shop with a designer boutique and a super sale table, along with music by a combo of LPO musicians.
Tickets: $85/Ticket; $100/Patron Ticket
Location: Home of Mary Matalin and James Carville
Contact: 861-9028



“Susan G. Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure”

Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans
Event Info.: This annual event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Tickets: $40/Survivors and Adult Tickets; $30/Youth Ticket; $45/Virtual Ticket
Location: City Park Practice Track, 1 Palm Drive
Contact: 455-7310



“2018 Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure”

Benefits: Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Event Info.: Saks Fifth Avenue will celebrate 20 years and $2,200,000 raised for cancer research at this annual gala since 2006. Cuisine from local restaurants and caterers, local music and a designer fashion show.
Tickets: $75/Ticket
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.
Contact: 888-7608



“Magic in the Moonlight & the Moonlighters”

Benefits: Botanical Garden Foundation
Event Info.: This annual al fresco dinner served under the lit oaks will showcase the new Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden and the new entrance to the Botanical Garden and Storyland.
Tickets: $300/Ticket; Sponsorships available
Location: New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park
Contact: 483-9386



Fifth annual “WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival 2018”

Benefits: The National WWII Museum, Commemorative Air Force and Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation
Event Info.: This annual three-day historic WWII aircraft show will honor the legacy of the WWII generation and highlight the machines that contributed to Allied victory on air, sea and land. It includes: a two hour air show featuring WWII aircraft from around the country; dockside tours on the museum’s fully restored PT-305; an expanded Kid Zone complete with a challenge course, a rock-climbing wall and hands-on history stations; a military vehicle parade; and a WWII fashion show.
Tickets: $20/Ticket for Child, Student, Senior, Military and Museum Member; $25/Ticket; Sponsorships available
Location: New Orleans Lakefront Airport: 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.
Contact: 528-1944 extension 313,



“Dancing Grounds Showdown”

Benefits: Dancing Grounds
Event Info.: The Dancing Grounds Showdown is a new citywide dance competition produced by Dancing Grounds with dual goals of fundraising for DG’s transformative youth programs and showcasing the incredible dance talent in greater New Orleans.
Tickets: N/A; Sponsorships available
Location: The Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave.
Contact: 535-5791,



“Louisiana Walks for Parkinson’s”

Benefits: Davis Phinney Foundation
Event Info.: Louisiana Walks for Parkinson’s is a multi-route walk with a silent auction, a parade of prizes, live music, a kids craft corner, local food and beverages and more.
Tickets: Free/Children; $25/Adult Ticket
Location: Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie
Contact: (720) 259-0907,,



“UNCF Walk For Education”

Benefits: UNCF
Event Info.: One of the largest walks for education in the state, the race course begins and ends on the Riverview directly behind Audubon Zoo and winds its way through Audubon Park. The family fun event will include children’s activities and local food.
Tickets: $35/Ticket over 12; $15/Ticket 12 and younger
Location: Audubon Park and Zoo Riverview
Contact: 581-3794



“Feast at the Board of Trade”

Benefits: Parkway Partners Program
Event Info.: This seated Jazz Brunch will honor Dr. Lake Douglas as the 2018 Green Spirit Award Winner.
Tickets: $100/Tickets; Sponsorships and Tables available
Location: New Orleans Board of Trade, 316 Magazine St.
Contact: 620-2224



“Ghosts in the Oaks”

Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: This family friendly Halloween fundraiser asks that children of all ages dress in their Halloween best for unlimited rides, air-brush face painting, live music, arts and crafts, balloon animals, a pumpkin patch and trick-or-treating.
Tickets: $12/Member Ticket; $15/Non-member Ticket
Location: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland, City Park
Contact: 483-9376



“Center Celebration: A Sweet and Saucy Night at the J”

Benefits: New Orleans Jewish Community Center
Event Info.: This event will include cocktails, Kansas City Kosher Barbecue with all the trimmings, an open bar and live music by Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers – all poolside.
Tickets: $75/Ticket under 35;$150 and up/Ticket over 35
Location: New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: 897-0143



“O What a Night!”

Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info.: The black-tie event celebrates the mission of the Ogden Museum and includes a live auction led by auctioneer Robbie Gordie of Christie’s and a gala dinner provided by chef Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Balise.
Tickets: $600/Supporting Ticket
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Contact: 539-9631



“Fete du Jardin – Big Fun on the Bayou”

Benefits: Louisiana Landmarks Society
Event Info.: Louisiana Landmarks Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year features food, music and dancing. This year’s theme, “Big Fun on the Bayou,” celebrates New Orleans’ tricentennial and cultural connections to Cajun country.
Tickets: $35/Ticket 35 and under; $75 and up/Ticket with Benefits Packages
Location: Pitot House, 1440 Moss St.
Contact: 482-0312



“Crescent City Chamber Music Festival”

Benefits: Young Leadership Council
Event Info.: This third annual festival is a mission-centric event presented by Artistic Director Luke Fleming, a Juilliard-trained New Orleanian who travels the world performing Classical music. Fleming recruits other world-class musicians and ensembles to perform in New Orleans for the event. This year, the festival is offering five free public performances and 20 more outreach concerts at various locations, such as nursing homes, schools, churches, homeless shelters and other helping organizations in the Greater New Orleans area, providing exciting, interactive musical performances.
Tickets: Free
Location: Various locations



“Bewitching! Luncheon & Fashion Show”

Benefits: New Orleans Garden Society
Event Info.: This annual event features a style show presented by Yvonne LaFleur, costume contests, a silent auction and a parade of prizes. Tickets: $60/Ticket; $80/Patron Party Ticket
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact: 430-4937



11th annual “Fall Gala: Lambeth House Foundation Toasts the Tricentennial” presented by Guardian Angel Hospice

Benefits: Lambeth House
Event Info.: This dinner buffet features classic New Orleans cuisine, an open bar, silent and live auctions and entertainment.
Tickets: $150 and up/Ticket
Location: Lambeth House, 150 Broadway St.
Contact: 865-1960 extension 170



“Cocktails for KID smART”

Benefits: KID smART
Event Info.: KID smART’s signature fundraiser is held in a private home of an art patron and features the work of a local artist at each event through a commemorative giclée for sponsors and patrons that serves as a reminder of the rich artistic and cultural environment in which local children live.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; $375 and up/Sponsor and Patron Ticket
Location: Home of Walton and Jeffrey Goldring
Contact: 940-1994



“61st annual “Weiss Awards’”

Benefits: New Orleans Council for Community and Justice
Event Info.: The “Weiss Awards” recognizes members of the Greater New Orleans community whose civic and humanitarian contributions to the furtherance of human dignity were outstanding and an example to be followed.
Tickets: $300/Ticket
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 522-3760



“Signature Chefs Auction”

Benefits: March of Dimes
Event Info.: This year’s event marks the 80th anniversary for March of Dimes, and they’re celebrating with their annual gathering of culinary talent, including Lead Chef Tom Wolfe. This black-tie gala begins with a 90-minute tasting experience followed by a live auction and “Fund the Mission.”
Tickets: Varies, see website
Location: Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis St.
Contact: 470-5936,



“Deo Gratias”

Benefits: Saint Joseph
Seminary College
Event Info.: Saint Joseph Seminary College, the largest seminary college in the country, will host its annual fundraising gala with by award-winning chef John Folse.
Tickets: $100/Ticket
Location: Saint Joseph Seminary College, 75376 River Road, Covington
Contact: (985) 867-2284,





“2018 Annual Patron Party & Art Exhibition”

Benefits: Poydras Home
Event Info.: Artist Billy Solitario and pottery artisan Evelyn Jordan will each be showcased with 15 to 20 select pieces of their work displayed gallery-style within Poydras Home’s Historic Hall and 1857 Hall for several weeks prior to the Patron Party event, where Deacon John will entertain while guests dine on fine restaurant offerings.
Tickets: $100/Ticket; $65/Young Adult Ticket
Location: Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine St.
Contact: 897-0535



“New Orleans Then and Now”

Benefits: French Quarter Citizens
Event Info.: Honoring legendary French Quarter entertainer, club owner and entrepreneur Chris Owens and former Vieux Carré Commissioner and long-time French Quarter resident C. J. Blanda, the event will feature delicious cuisine, an open bar, music by Phillip Manuel and a chance to bid in both live and silent auctions led by auctioneer Angela Hill.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; Sponsor and Patron Tickets available
Location: The Jung Hotel, 1500 Canal St.
Contact: 588-2929



“Magnolia Moonlight Gala”

Benefits: Magnolia Community Services
Event Info.: This annual event will feature cuisine from over 50 restaurants, a silent auction and entertainment by the Rockenbraughs. All proceeds will go towards helping adults with developmental disabilities lead meaningful, independent lives.
Tickets: $125/Ticket
Location: Magnolia Community Services, 100 Central Ave., Jefferson
Contact: 731-1387



“Tour de Cure New Orleans 2018”

Benefits: American Diabetes Association
Event Info.: This annual 5K asks participants to walk, run or bicycle, and also features breakfast, lunch, entertainment, activities and a wellness festival for the community.
Tickets: $15/Registration
Location: Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 889-0278



33rd annual “STAIR Affair”

Benefits: Start the Adventure in Reading
Event Info: Paying homage to the Tricentennial, this annual event’s theme draws from Alexandre Dumas’ book The Three Musketeers. Guests will enjoy cocktails, cuisine donated by local restaurants, music and a silent auction.
Tickets: $60/Ticket; Sponsorships available
Location: Home of Anna Beth and John Goodman
Contact: 899-0820,



“An Evening in the Garden of Eden”

Benefits: Eden House
Event Info.: This annual gala will begin with a wine and cheese reception followed by a one-hour program to share the accomplishments and goals of Eden House, a movement to eradicate the trafficking and selling of human beings.
Tickets: Free
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 407-0943



“Boudin, Bourbon & Beer”

Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info.: The South’s biggest boudin bash offers hand-crafted spirits and cusine from more than 60 of the country’s best chefs.
Tickets: $98/Ticket until September 1; $99/Ticket after September 1; $5,000-$25,000/Sponsor Levels
Location: Champions Square, Lasalle Street



“Victory Ball”

Benefits: The National WWII Museum
Event Info.: This open house, reception-style cocktail party is a salute to the men and women who have and continue to dedicate their lives to our freedom. As a “Salute to the Military,” the event will have a 1940s USO theme in the main area of the event (US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, Battle Barksdale Parade Grounds and American Sector Restaurant + Bar) and guests are encouraged to wear military dress, cocktail or period attire.
Tickets: $80/Early Bird Ticket; $100/Ticket; $150/ Military and Museum Member Patron Ticket; $175/Patron; Sponsorships available
Location: The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St.
Contact: 528-1944 extension 363,



“All Saints Soirée”

Benefits: Save Our Cemeteries
Event Info.: The Patron Party kicks off the evening with live entertainment by the Truffle Honeys, specialty cocktails and cuisine. The gala will feature libations, music by the Courtyard Kings, photo opportunities and  live and silent auctions.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; $150/Junior Patron Ticket; $175/Patron Ticket; $2,000/Patron Party Table for 6
Location: Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
Contact: 525-3377



“Carnivale du Vin”

Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info.: Elected as a 2017 “Top 10 U.S. Charity Wine Auction” by Wine Spectator Magazine, the black-tie gala offers food, wine and entertainment while raising crucial funds for children’s charities.
Tickets: $1,000/Ticket; $6,00-$30,000/Sponsor and Table Ticket
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St.



“Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala”

Benefits: Touro Infirmary Foundation
Event Info.: The gala – themed “Touro, Baby”, modeling a Sinatra-era Vegas – includes a cocktail reception, Patron Party, seated dinner and after party, this year honoring Allan Bissinger with the Judah Touro Society Award, benefiting Women’s Services and the Family Birthing Center at Touro.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Contact: 897-8435



“Odyssey 2018: All That Glitters in partnership with IBERIABANK”

Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: The “Odyssey Ball” celebrates and enhances the New Orleans Museum of Art in an evening of unparalleled elegance.
Tickets: $150-$2,500/Ticket
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
Contact: 658-4106



23nd annual “Pasta and Puccini”

Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Event Info.: Themed “Mi Amore,” this event will feature some, of your favorite love songs performed by vocalists accompanied by the JPAS Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Dennis Assaf. In addition, there will be a performance by Tango and Tarantella; complimentary appetizers, libations and dinner; a silent auction; and both wine and destination vacation raffles.
Tickets: $200/Ticket; $360/Couple Ticket; $1,350/Table
Location: Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St.
Contact: 214-7177,



“SOUPer Bowl Gala”

Benefits: The Salvation Army
Event Info.: This event features a reception followed by dinner and a program.
Tickets: $150/Ticket
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 509-7790



“Historic Houses Society Gala”

Benefits: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info.: This event honors Historic Houses Society members of the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses.
Tickets: $1,000/Ticket
Location: Home of Anne and Sandy Villere
Contact: 274-0744



“Just Say YAYA 30th Anniversary Gala”

Benefits: YAYA
Event Info.: YAYA will celebrate 30 years of creativity with a cocktail party celebrating the generations of artists who have passed through their doors with fabulous food and drinks, live music, a silent auction, an exhibition of work by YAYA artists past and present and honoring Founder Jana Napoli and 30 years of YAYA Artists.
Tickets: $50 and up/Ticket; Sponsorships available
Location: YAYA Arts Center, 3322 LaSalle St.
Contact: 2529-3306



Ninth annual “Dancing for the Arts”

Benefits: Young Audiences of Louisiana
Event Info.: This event features celebrity dancers, cocktails, a silent auction and fine fare. Camille Whitworth will preside as the Mistress of Ceremonies welcoming our extraordinary dancers who will take to the dance floor for a rug-cutting competition. Vote for your favorite dancer in advance online or at the gala.
Tickets: $75 and up/Ticket
Location: Harrah’s New Orleans Theater, 8 Canal St.
Contact: 523-3525



32nd annual “Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party”

Benefits: New Orleans City Park
Event Info.: This soirée will kick off the light festival with a first glimpse of the lights and exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route.
Tickets: $100/Ticket
Location: New Orleans City Park
Contact: 483-9417



Seventh annual “Touch a Truck”

Benefits: Junior League of New Orleans
Event Info.: This event will provide the opportunity to interact with the wide variety of businesses and vehicles that protect, serve and build South Louisiana. Children will connect these gigantic vehicles to our economy and possible careers in construction, manufacturing, emergency response and many others.
Tickets: $10/Ticket; $40/Family Pack of 5 in Advance
Location: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner
Contact: 891-5845



“Salvations Gala + Auction”

Benefits: The Green Project
Event Info.: New Orleans-based environmental nonprofit The Green Project  is proud to announce the return of its gala after a three-year hiatus. It will include the Salvage Design Competition, silent auction, locally crafted food, an open bar and live music.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, City Park



“‘BIG’ Opening Reception”

Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info.: Celebrate the opening of the Ogden Museum’s latest exhibition during the museum’s weekly concert series, Ogden After Hours.
Tickets: Free/Members; $13.50/Ticket
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Contact: 539-9631



“Son of a Saint Gala”

Benefits: Son of a Saint
Event Info.: In partnership with The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, attendees will be welcomed with a Patron Cocktail Party, followed by the gala, which will include live performances and special guests, silent auctions, a three-course dinner, a premium open bar and an after party.
Tickets: $250 and up/Ticket
Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 921 Canal St.
Contact: 561-7508





“Inaugural Founders Ball”

Benefits: Louisiana Museum Foundation
Event Info.: This inaugural ball will open an exhibition in the Cabildo on the legacy of Don Andres Almonester and his daughter, Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba. Micaela’s descendants, Charles-Edouard and Isabelle, Baron and Baroness de Pontalba from the family’s ancestral chateau of Mont-l’Évêque, France, and other family members will be in attendance as guests of honor to represent the family legacy. The family has also agreed to loan family heirlooms once owned by Micaela for the exhibition. This lavish costume ball will be reminiscent of the parties that Micaela hosted in the 19th century at her Paris mansion, which is now the residence of the American Ambassador. This gala is the Louisiana State Museum’s closing tricentennial exhibition and celebration.
Tickets: $300/Ticket
Location: The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St.
Contact: 558-0493



“Azúcar Ball”

Benefits: New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Event Info.: Presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group and themed Una vez en Nueva Orleans (Once upon a time in New Orleans), the event will start with a Patron Party followed by the ball, featuring food, great Latin music and a silent auction.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 636-0107,




Benefits: Musical Arts Society of New Orleans
Event Info.: Honoring Anderson & Roe Piano Duo (Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe), the evening includes a champagne reception, salon recital by a world-renowned pianist(s), and a sit-down dinner.
Tickets: $200/Ticket; $150/Young Patron Ticket
Location: Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St.
Contact: 899-4826



Fifth annual “Latkes with a Twist”

Benefits: Jewish Children’s Regional Service
Event Info.: A community-wide Hanukkah party that will feature food by Adam Biderman, chef and owner of Company Burger, who will be cooking up latkes and other amazing items all evening. The evening will also feature live music by the Joe Gelini Trio, drink specials and a silent auction.
Tickets: $25/Ticket
Location: N/A
Contact: 828-6334,



“Holiday Home Tour & Patron Party”

Benefits: Preservation Resource Center
Event Info.: Tour seven private Garden District residences all dressed up for the holidays while listening to local musicians and shopping at a festive holiday boutique.
Tickets: Home Tour Tickets: $30/Member Ticket; $45/Non-Member Ticket; $50/Day-of Ticket
Location: Tour headquarters: Trinity Church, 1329 Jackson Ave.
Contact: 581-7032



“Fete de Noel”

Benefits: Ladies Leukemia League, LLC
Event Info.: This annual event will feature a silent auction, door prizes, a parade of prizes, lunch and a fabulous fashion show by Dillards.
Tickets: $110 and up/Ticket; $850-$1,100/Table
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St.
Contact: 458-4288



“32nd annual “Home for the Holidays’”

Benefits: The NOCCA Institute & the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists
Event Info.: The NOCCA Institute, The New Orleans Advocate and the family of Daniel Price invite you to this annual night of spectacular art and music benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, which honors the memory of NOCCA alumnus Daniel Price. In keeping with Daniel’s twin passions of art and music, the fund provides scholarships for outstanding visual arts and music students at NOCCA.
Tickets: $45 and up
Location: House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.
Contact: 310-4999



“It’s A Wrap”

Benefits: LA SPCA
Event Info.: LA SPCA volunteers will be on hand to wrap your holiday gifts for donations.
Tickets: Donation for Service
Location: Clearview Mall, 4426 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie
Contact: 453-3048