MAY

1  “GiveNOLA Fest 2018 Free Concert”

Benefits: Greater New Orleans Foundation
Event Info.: Celebrate GiveNOLA Day at the second annual GiveNOLA Fest, a free concert featuring Irma Thomas followed by The Soul Rebels.
Tickets: Free
Location: Center for Philanthropy: 919 St. Charles Ave.
Contact: 324-4242

 

4  46th annual “Whitney Zoo-To-Do”

Benefits: Audubon Zoo
Event Info.: The annual Audubon Zoo fund-raising black-tie gala will feature food from more than 70 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, more than 40 specialty and full-service bars, musical entertainment, a silent auction and a luxury vehicle raffle.
Tickets: $175/Ticket; $155/Zoo Members
Location: Audubon Zoo: 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 861-6160, AudubonNatureInstitute.org/ZTD

 

8  “MS Society On the Move Luncheon”

Benefits: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Louisiana Chapter
Event Info.: This year the annual luncheon honors the Hulin Family as the ”Family On the Move” and Kostmayer Construction as the ”Company On the Move” in recognition of their incredible support of the National MS Society. The uplifting day will also include Keynote Speakers Jennifer and Dan Digmann. The ”On the Move Luncheon” is a nationwide program created to empower communities with the knowledge, inspiration and relentless resolve to end multiple sclerosis forever.
Tickets: $75/Ticket; Tables and Sponsorships Available
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel: 130 Roosevelt Way
Contact: 322-3788

 

9  “Business Hall of Fame Gala”

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Event Info.: Established in 1984, the “Business Hall of Fame” honors local businessmen and women who have “embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship in our community.” This year’s honorees are: Ray Brandt, CEO, Ray Brandt Auto Group; Adolph Bynum Sr., Co-Owner, Bynum Pharmacies & Co-Owner, Doby Properties, LLC; Michelle Gobert, Owner, Image360; Matthew Schwartz & Chris Papamichael, Principals, The Domain Companies; and Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Phyllis M. Taylor, CEO, Endeavor Enterprises L.L.C., Chairman & CEO, Taylor Energy Company LLC and Chairman & President, Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.
Tickets: $700/Ticket Pair; $3,500-$5,000/Table of 10
Location: The Ritz-Carlton: 921 Canal St.
Contact: 569-8658, JuniorAchievement.org

 

10  “Dvash: a Celebration of Modern Israeli Cuisine”

Benefits: Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: The annual fundraiser will use the platform of Modern Israeli Cuisine to bring attention to mental health awareness, featuring 25 different restaurants and chefs and their dishes based on Modern Israeli Cuisine. High-level sponsors will be invited to an exclusive dinner on May 9th, the night before the main event, at Doris Metropolitan.
Tickets: $75/Ticket; $250-$18,000/Patron or Sponsor
Location: The Cannery: 3803 Toulouse St.
Contact: 831-8475

 

11  Ninth annual “Suits & Salads Luncheon”

Benefits: Dress for Success New Orleans
Event Info.: This annual luncheon features “A Toast To Mothers” and an Empowerment Fashion Show Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue featuring civic members of the New Orleans Community and two Dress for Success Clients to benefit their programs promoting economic independence of women in the community.
Tickets: $85/Ticket; $150/Patron; $700/Half-Table of 5
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans: 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 891-4337

 

11  “Guardian Angel Award Gala”

Benefits: Project Lazarus
Event Info.: This annual event features a cocktail hour, a three-course dinner, an award ceremony and a high-end silent and live auction. This year’s Guardian Angels are Maryam Bahman and Angie Bowlin. All proceeds benefit Project Lazarus’ mission of housing and supporting people living with HIV/AIDS in New Orleans.
Tickets: $175/Ticket
Location: Ace Hotel New Orleans: 600 Carondelet St.
Contact: 949-3609, extension 503

 

12  “Gator Run”

Benefits: Holy Name of Jesus School
Event Info.: A one-mile and three-mile Fun Run will be followed by a crawfish boil and cookoff at the school: 6325 Cromwell Place.
Tickets: $20/Ticket
Location: Audubon Park: 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 861-1466

 

12  “Art & Soul”

Benefits: The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Institute
Event Info.: This annual fundraising gala begins with a Patron Party featuring food prepared by NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students and by dozens of New Orleans’ great restaurants, entertainment from NOCCA’s Jazz, Musical Theatre, Creative Writing and Visual Arts students, and a silent auction. The gala begins directly after, spreading out into Press Street with more food, drink and entertainment, while Solomon Family Hall will have performances by NOCCA alum Trombone Shorty and Big Freedia, as well as a Mother’s Day bazaar.
Tickets: $100/Ticket
Location: NOCCA’s Chevron Forum: 5 Press St.
Contact: 249-5624

 

12  “Shotgun House Tour”

Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Event Info.: Tour seven private homes in historic Algiers Point showcasing the livability and versatility of one of New Orleans’ most recognizable architectural treasures.
Tickets: $25/Ticket; $20/PRC Members
Location: Algiers Courthouse: 225 Morgan St.
Contact: 581-7032, PRCNO.org/event/shotgun-house-tour-2018

 

15  “Magnolia Ball Kickoff Party at Bond Moroch”

Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info.: This kickoff is open to the public and includes a complimentary open bar and discounted patron tickets for the “Magnolia Ball” ($100; regularly $250)
Tickets: Free, Registration Required
Location: Bond Moroch: 3308 Magazine St., B
Contact: 539-9616

 

17  “Krewe Du Cure”

Benefits: Al Copeland Foundation
Event Info.: An evening of cocktails, culinary delights, live entertainment and a silent auction to raise funds to end cancer.
Tickets: $150/Ticket
Location: Copeland Tower: 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie
Contact: 620-3727, AlCopelandFoundation.org/KreweDuCure

 

18  23rd annual “Women of Substance Luncheon”

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: This annual luncheon honors prominent local women who serve as role models, as well as honoring a Volunteer of the Year, a Grace House Alumni of the Year and a Richard “Buzzy” Gaiennie Award. There will also be a silent auction and raffle.
Tickets: $100/Ticket; $1,000/Table
Location: Audubon Tea Room: 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 821-7134

 

19  “Once Upon a Party”

Benefits: Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: This all-ages event will feature activities for children and food and drink for all ages, music by DJ LizE from The Kids Show on WTUL, a 50/50 raffle and a parade of prizes. Kids (and parents) are welcome to come dressed as their favorite book character.
Tickets: Free/Kids 2 and Under; $15/Kids 3-12; $45/Adults; $100/Family of 4
Location: Audubon Central City BBQ: 1201 S. Rampart St.
Contact: 247-7221

 

20  “La Promenade en Nouvelle Orleans”

Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Society Leading Ladies Guild
Event Info.: This annual fundraiser features a buffet lunch with cash bar and a style show to raise funds for JPAS.
Tickets: $60/Ticket
Location: Metairie Country Club: 580 Woodvine Ave., Metairie
Contact: 885-2000, extension 212

 

23-27  26th annual “New Orleans Wine & Food Experience”

Benefits: NOWFE
Event Info.: Throughout the Memorial Day weekend event NOWFE will present more than a dozen wine and food seminars and unique hands-on experiences plus its Vintner Dinners, Royal Street Stroll, Vinola, the Grand Tastings and Sunday Brunches. One of the premiere culinary events in the country, NOWFE attracts over 10,000 gourmands and connoisseurs as well as art and music lovers alike, with 100 percent of proceeds going to local causes that support culinary education.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Multiple locations across the city
Contact: NOWFE.com

 

JUNE

 

1  “Innocence Project New Orleans 17th Anniversary Gala”

Benefits: Innocence Project New Orleans
Event Info.: This year’s gala will celebrate the Innocence Project’s freed, innocent clients and recognize the scores of innocent men and women still incarcerated and needing legal assistance. Dozens of their freed clients and with their loved ones will be in attendance.
Tickets: $150/Ticket; Tables and Sponsorships available
Location: The Cannery: 3803 Toulouse St.
Contact: 943-1902

 

1  “Juleps in June”

Benefits: One Book One New Orleans
Event Info.: ”Juleps in June” will raise funds for literacy resources for the greater New Orleans area, as well as for One Book One New Orleans’ literary festival, “Words & Music,” which will take place in November.
Tickets: $175/Ticket; $300/Couple
Location: 1413 Philip St.
Contact: (205) 310-8537

 

2-3 & 9-10  “Parade of Homes” presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans

Benefits: The New Orleans Education League of the Construction Industry and its program, Jefferson Joining Forces
Event Info.: The Parade of Homes is a free event presented annually by the HBAGNO to give the public an opportunity to see inside the newest homes being built throughout the metro area. Attendees looking to buy or build a new home can meet with multiple builders over the course of two weekends and benefit from their expertise.
Tickets: Free
Location: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes
Contact: NolaPoh.org

 

3  “Made in Louisiana”

Benefits: Southern Food & Beverage Museum
Event Info.: A festival of food, beverages and culinary products made in Louisiana that will feature over 40 Louisiana purveyors offering samples and gifts of craft beers, snacks, andouille, breads, absinthe, rum, spices, Cajun caviar, jams, pies, sauces and more!.
Tickets: $15/Ticket in Advance; $20/ Ticket at Door; $12/SoFAB members
Location: SoFAB:M1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Contact: 569-0405

 

3  “Big Easy Brunch”

Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
Event Info.: A 21 and up event featuring food, specialty cocktails, bottomless mimosas, music and VIP perks. Attendance limited to 250. VIP includes entry into the event 30 minutes earlier (10:30 a.m.) than general admission, reserved seating and a VIP Gift Bag.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans: 500 Canal St.
Contact: 861-4500

 

7  “Soirée de Lumière”

Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana
Event Info.: Arnaud’s newly decorated Count’s Ballroom will serve as the setting for an evening beginning with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a seated, gourmet dinner and the surprise Dans Le Noir course. There will also be silent and live auctions, music and more.
Tickets: $150/Ticket
Location: Arnaud’s: 813 Bienville Ave.
Contact: 899-4501, extension 257

 

7  “Mid Mod NOLA”

Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Event Info.: An intimate Private Reception at the Curtis Home (the former residence of renowned Mid-Century architect Nathaniel “Buster” Curtis Jr.) with homeowners Lee Ledbetter and Doug Meffert. Special guests David Curtis and Nell Tilton will share stories of their experience growing up in the home. Catering by Laura Arrowood and libations will be provided. This event is part of the “Mid Mod NOLA” summer series, a collaboration between the Preservation Resource Center and the New Orleans Architecture Foundation exploring the Mid-Century Modern architecture of New Orleans. Learn more about the series at PRCNO.org.
Tickets: $125/Ticket, $75/Members (PRC, NOAF and DOCOMOMO)
Location: The Curtis Home
Contact: 581-7032

 

7-8  “American Spirit Awards”

Benefits: The National World War II Museum
Event Info.: This awards gala celebrates individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served our country during the World War II years. 2018 Spirit Award Recipients are Gary Sinise and Maurice Greenberg, and 2018 American Spirit Medallion Recipients are Archie Manning, Susan Hess and Adair Margo Proceeds will support educational programming at The National WWII Museum – including the ongoing development of classroom materials and professional-development opportunities for teachers in schools across the country, as well as online experiences that bring the museum and its resources to students around the world. To learn more about this event and to see a full list of honorees, visit NationalWW2Museum.org/american-spirit-awards.
Tickets: N/A
Location: National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St.
Contact: 528-1944, NationalWW2Museum.org/american-spirit-awards

 

9  “Magnolia Ball”

Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info.: The museum’s summer fundraiser will feature live music and DJs, food, open bars with craft cocktails and a silent auction with art from talented Southern artists. This year’s event will celebrate “The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction.”
Tickets: $100-$2,500/Ticket
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art: 925 Camp St.
Contact: 539-9616

 

11  “Men In Kilts, the Coronation Celebration”

Benefits: Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana
Event Info.: The crowning event of a month-long online fundraiser, “Men In Kilts, the Coronation Celebration” will see the crowning of the King of the Kilts: the contestant who has raised the most money for RMHC of South Louisiana. For more information visit kilts.rmhc-sla.org.
Tickets: $20/Ticket
Location: NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St.
Contact: 486-6668

 

14  “The Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala”

Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info.: This event is a celebration of all the candidates’ efforts as a collective class. Surrounded by team members and friends, guests enjoy a seated dinner, cocktails, music and an outstanding live and silent auction. At the conclusion of the evening, the Man & Woman of the Year are announced, and the grand fundraising total for 2018 will be revived. Mark Romig will emcee.
Tickets: $2,000/Table
Location: U.S. Freedom Pavilion, National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St.
Contact: 758-3210

 

16  “Heart & Soul Gala”

Benefits: American Heart Association
Event Info.: Funds raised at the ”Heart & Soul Gala” will help the American Heart Association to continue the fight against cardiovascular diseases and defects – the No. 1 killer in the state of Louisiana and in the country. This year alone, the American Heart Association invested over $2 million into rebuilding research here in New Orleans at such institutions as: Louisiana State University, Ochsner and Tulane.
Tickets: $250/Ticket
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans: 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 830-2300

 

16 & 30  “JA Bowl-A-Thon”

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: Junior Achievement’s largest peer-to-peer fundraiser consists of employees from local companies forming a team of five bowlers to raise $750 to benefit JA programs. The sessions include food, drinks, bowling and door prizes.
Tickets: $750/Team of Five
Location: Rock ‘N’ Bowl: 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.
Contact: 569-8657

 

21-24  “FestiGals Women’s Weekend Experience”

Benefits: FestiGals
Event Info.: This eighth annual event will include a Tricentennial Women’s Day, seminars, a Keynote Luncheon, FestiTalks, the Step Up Second-Line Parade with Pre- and After-Glow Parties, special tours, culinary experiences and more. Visit FestiGals.org for more.
Tickets: $25-$100/Ticket
Location: Various locations throughout the French Quarter
Contact: festigalsnola@gmail.com, FestiGals.org

 

22  “Welcome Back to School”

Benefits: Hispanic Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Event Info.: Funds raised at this adults-only event will be used to support Hispanic Children attending Catholic schools.
Tickets: $85/Ticket; Sponsorships Available
Location: Sheraton Metairie: 4 Galleria Blvd., Metairie
Contact: 881-7645

 

22  “Step Up Second-Line Parade”

Benefits: The New Orleans Family Justice Center
Event Info.: The city’s largest women’s second-line parade to “Step Up” to stop domestic violence benefiting the New Orleans Family Justice Center. The events begin with a “Pre-Party” at the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture; followed by the second-line through the French Quarter complete with bands, dance krewes and a Grand Diva; ending with an “After-Glow Party” at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino Theater with a guest emcee and live music. A FestiGals event.
Tickets: $25/Ticket
Location: Various
Contact: festigalsnola@gmail.com

 

23  “NOMMS Mission Possible Gala”

Benefits: New Orleans Medical Mission Services, Inc.
Event Info.: This event will raise money for equipment and services for the mission to serve underdeveloped countries. NOMMS is a group of over 600 volunteers with a wide range of skills and knowledge who share a common set of values. The services provided include various surgeries, physical therapy, eye examinations and free eye glasses plus dental examination and treatment.
Tickets: $75/Ticket; $250/Couple for Patron Party
Location: Generations Hall: 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd.
Contact: 392-1934

 

JULY

 

1  “Opening Night Party: All’s Well That Ends Well”

Benefits: The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University
Event Info.: Patrons, special guests and the cast and crew of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane will celebrate the festival’s 25th Anniversary.
Tickets: $75/Ticket; $120/ Package Price for Two
Location: Tulane University Lupin Hall: 16 Newcomb Blvd.
Contact: 865-5105

 

6  “Opening Night Party: Macbeth”

Benefits: The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University
Event Info.: Patrons, special guests and the cast and crew of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane will celebrate the festival’s 25th Anniversary.
Tickets: $75/Ticket; $120/ Package Price for Two
Location: Tulane University Lupin Hall: 16 Newcomb Blvd.
Contact: 865-5105

 

6  “Chicken Jam”

Benefits: Al Copeland Foundation
Event Info.: Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day with entertainment by Bag of Donuts and Me and My Friends; Copeland’s Fried Chicken and food trucks; and a Kids Area.
Tickets: $10/Ticket; $5/Kid 6 & Up; Free/Kid 5 & Under; Sponsorships Available
Location: UNO Lakefront Arena: 6801 Franklin Ave.
Contact: 620-3727, AlCopelandFoundation.org/chicken-jam-tickets

 

14  “Mr. Legs XVIII”

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: More than 15 contestants will compete for the coveted title of Mr. Legs by entertaining the crowd with their costumes and performances set to music. The title is awarded to the contestant who raises the most funds for Bridge House/Grace House. Food, bar, a silent auction and a raffle complement the evening.
Tickets: $40/Ticket in Advance; $50/Ticket at Door
Location: Generations Hall: 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Contact: 821-7134

 

8  “Rock, Ride and Rescue ”

Benefits: Louisiana SPCA & multiple animal groups
Event Info.: This event will feature music by Sunpie Barnes & the Sunspots, silent auctions, raffles, bake sales, dancing, bowling and more.
Tickets: $10/Ticket in Advance; $15/Ticket at Door
Location: Rock ‘N’ Bowl: 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.
Contact: 453-3048

 

26  ”You Night Cancer Survivor Runway Show & Celebration”

Benefits: You Night Events
Event Info.: Cancer survivor warriors will be celebrated at this year’s event themed “Fierce Beauty: Revolution.”
Tickets: $125/Ticket; $250/VIP Experience
Location: Contemporary Arts Center: 900 Camp St.
Contact: (877) 591-5936, extension 3

 

AUGUST

 

3-5  “2018 New Orleans Antiques Forum”

Benefits: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Event Info.: This year’s events will
explore the items used and valued in daily life long ago. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from noted experts, tour private collections and experience the fascinating sights, sounds and flavors of the region. Registration opens Monday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets: $250/Ticket; Additional Options Extra
Location: The Historic New Orleans Collection: 410 Chartres St.
Contact: 523-4662

 

10  17th annual “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner”

Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans
Event Info.: This annual event will honor five outstanding chefs who each prepare a course paired with Wine Importers Extraordinaire.
Tickets: $275/Ticket; $3000+/Sponsor Table
Location: Windsor Court Hotel: 300 Gravier St.
Contact: 455-7310

 

11  Sixth annual “Mom’s Night Out”

Benefits: New Orleans Moms Blog
Event Info.: Make a night of it with plentiful food and sweet treats, a variety of adult beverages, shopping and an evening of fun without the kids to provide New Orleans moms a chance to cut loose, eat good food and dance the night away. Tickets are all inclusive and grant access to unlimited food, beverages and sweets. You only need cash to shop.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Mardi Gras World: 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Contact: NewOrleansMomsBlog.com

 

25  Seventh annual “Senior Moments”

Benefits: Jefferson Council on Aging
Event Info.: An elegant evening affair with an exclusive Patron Party, live music by Lost in the 60’s, a full buffet dinner, open bar, an extensive auction and parade of prizes, including a fine jewelry raffle.
Tickets: $75/Ticket; $175/Patron
Location: Chateau Golf & Country Club: 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner
Contact: 207-4691

 

25  20th annual “CHAIRish the Children”

Benefits: Louisiana Children’s Museum
Event Info.: Partygoers will enjoy a fun and festive evening featuring gourmet cuisine and spirits, silent and live auctions, whimsical, one-of-a-kind chairs, live entertainment and more. This will be the last ”CHAIRish the Children” event held at the museum’s 420 Julia St. location (The LCM will open its new museum in New Orleans City Park in summer of 2019.).
Tickets: $75/Ticket; $175/Patron Ticket
Location: Louisiana Children’s Museum: 420 Julia St.
Contact: 266-2415, LCM.org