St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

September – December 2021
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As we return to celebrating together, this fall will be unlike any other we’ve experienced! Please note that we’ve done all we can to make certain that the information herein is correct as of August 6, though details are subject to change. Additionally, should the event take place as planned, certain aspects which rely on community support (for example food, beverages, auction donations, etc.), may be altered or unavailable. Please check with the nonprofit host before making plans. We will be continuing to update this calendar online at StCharlesAvenue.com as more information and events become available. It’s more important than ever to support our city and the nonprofits that lift it up. Whether it’s enjoying your favorite annual gala, discovering a new soirée or revisiting a fête you haven’t attended in years, this is the time to dust off your dancing shoes!

Looking forward to 70+events!

*All events marked in color are new or have been updated.

 

September 2  

Fourth annual Groove Gala

Benefits: WWOZ 90.7FM

Event Info.: This benefit is a one-of-a-kind indoor festival that will include music on three stages with food and drink by Tableau; a mainstage show at Le Petit Theatre; a set by WWOZ DJ Neil Pellegrin and a dessert bar – and Mango Freeze!

Tickets: $250-$600/Ticket

Location: Dickie Brennan & Company’s Tableau

Contact: 504-330-6683, WWOZ.org/wwoz-groove-gala

September 10  

Curtain Call Ball presented by IBERIABANK | First Horizon

Benefits: Le Petit Theatre

Event Info.: This event kicks off Le Petit’s 105th Season with performances by Broadway Star Kathleen Monteleone as well as a cast of local favorites. Silent and live auctions will offer art, jewelry and experiences with Mark Romig serving as Auctioneer and Emcee.

Tickets: $150-$10,000/Ticket levels

Location: Le Petit Theatre

Contact: 504-558-9238, LePetitTheatre.com

September 12  

Soirée in the Vieux Carré

Benefits: Beauregard-Keyes House

Event Info.: This evening of merriment will include live entertainment by The Last Straws and Bon Bon Vivant and food from Palate New Orleans. As part of its ongoing capital improvements project, proceeds from this year’s event will support the restoration of the Ursulines Avenue garden-facing façade of the building.

Tickets: $75/Ticket

Location: Beauregard-Keyes House

Contact: 504-523-7257, BKHouse.org/soiree

September 17  

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute

Event Info.: This year’s event will feature a more intimate setting. Sponsor and Patron Admission begins at 7 p.m., and the party goes until 11 p.m. Hancock Whitney is once again the Title Sponsor for the adults-only fundraiser that features delectable cuisine from local restaurants and Audubon Catering and premium cocktails.

Tickets: $275/Ticket

Location: Audubon Zoo

Contact: ZooToDo.org 

September 17  

Fall Treequinox 

Benefits: Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL)

Event Info.: This year’s annual “Fall Treequinox” fundraiser is themed “A Tailgate Under the Stars.” It will be an intimate, elegant, offbeat affair complete with live jazz, elevated tailgate beverages and local fare including a raw oyster bar, craft cocktails and home brewed beer. Live and silent auctions, a wine pull and a fund-a-need for trees will all be in support of reforesting New Orleans.

Tickets: $50/Ticket; $100/Patron Ticket

Location: Etoile Polaire Lodge No. 1

Contact: 504-616-6888; SoulNola.org/treequinox

September 17  

Sip to Save: Pretty in Pink

Benefits: Karen T. Stall Research + Breast Institute

Event Info.: Last year’s COVID-19 pandemic forced the Karen T. Stall Research + Breast Institute to pivot to an online event called “Click to Save,” and the results were tremendous. This year, “Sip to Save: Pretty in Pink” will be a hybrid event with in-person and streaming options. Along with the silent auction, there will be live music broadcast as well. Because KTSRBI doesn’t have administrative costs, nearly all funds raised go directly to partnerships with Ochsner, LSU and Tulane medical centers; the Cancer Advocacy Group of Louisiana; or individual grants.  

Tickets: $100/Ticket; Limited VIP tables remaining

Location: 13 Nassau Drive

Contact: KTSRBI.org 

September 17  

2021 Excelencia Gala

Benefits: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

Event Info: During this annual event, the HCCL will honor outstanding individuals and corporations with its “Excelencia Awards” to recognize their achievements, leadership, inspiration and active engagement with the Hispanic community. The event will consist of a dinner dance with silent auction and raffle; featured entertainment will be Julio y Cesar y Su Banda. Funds raised will help to provide essential programs and services to further Hispanic equity and inclusion and, in turn, economic development. 

Tickets: $150/Ticket; $2,000/ Amigos Sponsorship; $3,500/ Hermanos Sponsorship; $5,000/ Presenting Sponsorship

Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans & Zoom

Contact: Business.hccl.biz/events/details/excelencia-gala 

September 18  

UNCF Virtual Walk for Education

Benefits: UNCF

Event Info.: This is a nationwide initiative to raise the critical funds UNCF needs to fulfill its mission of supporting member HBCUs and helping students pursue their educational endeavors to prepare for active participation in society. Make a difference while practicing social distancing – walk, run, cycle, dance – all in honor of UNCF, its students and its schools. Then, celebrate at a nationwide virtual event featuring celebrities, member presidents, students, alumni and others.

Tickets: $25/Ticket

Location: Virtual

Contact: 504-581-3794, UNCF.org/neworleanswalk

September 18  

Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy Screening

Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana

Event Info.: This is a free one-day health screening designed to identify individuals who are at a greater risk of developing kidney failure and inform them of their risk, so they can seek appropriate medical attention in order to delay or prevent the on-set or progression of renal disease. The goal of the event is to educate those individuals at increased risk for developing kidney disease about early detection, early intervention and the prevention of complications of hypertension and diabetes so the development of kidney disease and/or failure can be identified at the earliest possible stages.

Tickets: Free 

Location: St. Joseph the Worker Church, Marrero

Contact: 504-861-4500, KidneyLA.orgFacebook.com/NKFLA

September 24  

12th annual Paint the Town Green Gala

Benefits: Raintree Children & Family Services

Event Info.: Enjoy cuisine from top local restaurants, music from Yat Pack and exciting auction items to benefit foster children and families and provide early intervention services for disabled and developmentally delayed babies and toddlers.

Tickets: N/A

Location: Pavilion of Two Sisters at City Park

Contact: 504-899-9045, RaintreeServices.org

September 24

Black and White Gala

Benefits: The Hispanic Apostolate of New Orleans

Event Info.: This year, this annual event will celebrate and honor the 44 years of service of Fr. Pedro Nunez. Entertainment will include Latin music, dancing, an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds from this even will help support the St. Thomas Aquinas School Aid Fund.

Tickets: $100/Ticket

Location: Magnolia Plantation

Contact: 504-467-2550

MOVED TO FEBRUARY 18, 2022

September 24  

20th annual Celebration of Life Luncheon

Benefits: Cancer Crusaders

Event Info.: At this annual event, doors will open at 10 a.m. when a Parade of Prizes and raffle tickets will be available for purchase and silent auction bidding will be offered. The presentation of the 2021 Cancer Survivors will follow at 11:45 a.m. by Mistress of Ceremonies Angela Hill. Entertainment by Kenneth Kerth Jazz Band, lunch and the announcement of the winners will follow.

Tickets: $90/Ticket

Location: New Orleans Marriott

Contact: 504-231-8476, CancerCrusadersLA.com

September 24  

LOVE in the Garden 2021 presented by Hancock Whitney

Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art

Event Info.: NOMA’s annual fall soirée celebrates the visual and culinary artists of New Orleans with a festive evening offering the best of New Orleans cuisine, spirits and entertainment. Funds raised at “LOVE in the Garden” provide crucial general operating support to NOMA, allowing the museum to keep staff employed, create innovative virtual content and serve the New Orleans community with educational initiatives.

Tickets: Patron Party: $100/Member Ticket, $125/Non-Member Ticket; Garden Party: Tickets: $50/Member Ticket, $75/Non-Member Ticket

Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Contact: 504-658-4121, NOMA.org/event/love2021

September 24  

Party with the Angels – Heart of Gold

Benefits: Angels’ Place

Event Info.: This annual signature fundraiser supports children with heart issues. The event will be hybrid, featuring an online auction and raffles, and in-person Patron and Sponsor guests can enjoy the ever-popular Angel Pull, food, drinks and dancing.

Tickets: $100/Ticket

Location: Courtyard on the Ridge, Harahan

Contact: 504-455-2620, bidpal.net/pwta

September 25  

Colors of the Mind

Benefits: Ochsner Health

Event Info.: Participating in the 2021 Colors of the Mind Car Raffle directly supports the patients and programs of the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute. You can win a 2021 Chevy Tahoe in Satin Steel Metallic SUV featuring a Jet Black interior, third row seat, Sirius XM Radio and more. The Ochsner Neuroscience Institute is a nationwide destination center for patients with a wide variety of neurological conditions.

Tickets: $100/Raffle Ticket; Donations of any amount accepted

Location: Virtual

Contact: Ochsner.org/colorsofthemind 

September 25  

Blue Rose Ball

Benefits: St. Michael Special School

Event Info.: This annual event gathers friends of St. Michael Special School gather for dining and dancing to support the education of more than 200 area students with intellectual and developmental disabilities within a nurturing Catholic environment. The event will feature a three-course meal, libations and live entertainment performed by Four Unplugged. Highlights of this year’s event will include silent and live auctions, a paddle raise, raffles and artwork created with love by St. Michael students

Tickets: $150/Ticket, $350/Friends Level, $1,500/Special Blessings Level, $2,500/Guardian Angels Level, $5,000 Archangels Level, $10,000/Blue Roses Level

Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans Empire Ballroom

Contact: 504-524-7285, StMichaelSpecialSchool.com

September 27  

31st annual New Orleans Invitational Golf Tournament

Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana

Event Info.: The general tournament format is a four-man scramble. Teams may be composed of players of any ability and compete for prizes. The event will include lunch and food on the course from local restaurants, as well as drinks and an awards banquet after the tournament.

Tickets: $1,200/Team Ticket, Sponsorships available

Location: Lakewood Golf Club

Contact: 504-861-4500, KidneyLA.org

September 30  

WYES Worlds of Hemingway Gala Auction 2021 presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

Benefits: WYES-TV

Event Info.: This event will be an evening inspired by the American novelist, short-story writer, journalist and sportsman Ernest Hemingway. The “WYES Worlds of Hemingway Gala Auction 2021” will include travel and sporting adventures, such as fishing in Key West, fly fishing in Jackson Hole, big game fishing in Belize, white water rafting and golfing, as well as resort stays in Hilton Head, Sedona, Cabo and more. There will also be Bourbon tours, wine trips, staycations and an array of home furnishings, accessories and gift certificates to local restaurants and boutiques. For over 64 years, WYES has worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire our entire community. The weeklong online auction will benefit WYES, your local PBS member station. 

Tickets: $100-$500/Ticket, Donations accepted

Location: WYES

Contact: 504-486-5511, WYES.org/events

September 30 

Crescent City Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Free Public Concert No. 1 Opening Night BYOB Gala

Benefits: The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival

Event Info.: The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (will commemorate its sixth anniversary with seven free public concerts at venues throughout New Orleans. This year’s festival is themed “(Over)come Together” and will bring together 21 world-class chamber music artists as well as prominent New Orleans classical musicians.

At this concert, music lovers will be treated to performances by Grammy-winner and elite classical guitarist Jason Vieaux, described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.”

Ticket: Free

Location: Felicity Church

Contact: CrescentCityChamberMusicFestival.com

October 1  

Fore! Recovery Invitational

Benefits: Bridge House / Grace House

Event Info.: The “Fore! Recovery Invitational Golf Tournament” is a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Arrival begins at 11 a.m. for lunch, beverages and registration. Golfers have the opportunity for prizes throughout the day in a putting contest, longest drive contest and a closest to the hole competition, as well as trying their luck at a Hole-in-One to win a new car. The Fore! Recovery Invitational also includes a silent auction, and a registration gift will ensure that no one goes home empty handed. The event offers even more with lunch before tee off, multiple restaurants on the course and an Awards Party following. Complimentary chair massages and cigars will be offered at arrival. There is also a Bloody Mary Bar, aMargarita Beach Bar on the Front 9 and you can grab a John Daly’s on the Back 9 at the NOLA Ya’t Club Bar.

Tickets: $250/Player, $1,000/Foursome

Location: English Turn Golf & Country Club

Contact: 504-821-7134, BridgeHouse.org/events/fore-recovery-invitational

October 2  

Mission Possible 2021 Gala

Benefits: New Orleans Medical Mission Services

Event Info: This annual event will feature both silent and live auctions helmed by Auctioneer Chuck Mutz, entertainment by the Yat Pack and a $10,000 draw down for $100 per ticket, as well as a wine pull and other events. The Patron Party, 6:30-7:30 p.m., will be followed by the Gala, 7:30-11 p.m. 

Tickets: $75-$5,000/Ticket

Location: Generations Hall

Contact: 504-392-1934, NOMMS.org

October 2 

Crescent City Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Free Public Concert No. 2

Benefits: Crescent City Chamber Music Festival

Event Info.: The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (will commemorate its sixth anniversary with seven free public concerts at venues throughout New Orleans. This year’s festival is themed “(Over)come Together” and will bring together 21 world-class chamber music artists as well as prominent New Orleans classical musicians.

This concert will be: “Music for the End of Time” featuring music by Strauss, Barber and Messiaen performed by The Escher Quartet and the Manhattan Chamber Players.

Ticket: Free

Location: St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church

Contact: CrescentCityChamberMusicFestival.com

October 3  

Sixth annual Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Benefits: LSU Neurosurgery New Orleans

Event Info.: Runners and walkers of all ages can register to race in Audubon Park or choose to participate virtually, from any location, at any time prior to October 3. All registrants receive a commemorative T-shirt and race bib. All proceeds from the event will go toward expanding pediatric neuro-oncology care at LSU Neurosurgery New Orleans. 

Tickets: $30-$35/Ticket, Sponsorships available

Location: Audubon Park Shelter 10 & Virtual 

Contact: 504-340-6976, KelseysGoal.com

October 3 

Crescent City Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Free Public Concert No. 3

Benefits: Crescent City Chamber Music Festival

Event Info.: The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (will commemorate its sixth anniversary with seven free public concerts at venues throughout New Orleans. This year’s festival is themed “(Over)come Together” and will bring together 21 world-class chamber music artists as well as prominent New Orleans classical musicians.

This concert will be “…in the Age of Noise” featuring music by Dvořák, Bartók, George Walker and Andrea Casarrubios performed by The Escher Quartet and Friends.

Ticket: Free

Location: UNO Performing Arts Center

Contact: CrescentCityChamberMusicFestival.com

October 5  

Stake Out for Justice Patron Party

Benefits: New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation

Event Info.: Patrons will be able to view all the NOPD chemical munitions, SWAT team gear, vehicles, canines, etc., that are generally not available for the public to see. The foundation’s mission is to make New Orleans a safer place to live, work and visit by providing new technology and equipment, Officer Wellness and Safety Programs and Community Policing Programs that aren’t covered in the department’s annual budget.

Tickets: N/A, Sponsorships available

Location: Home of Katherine and Tony Gelderman

Contact: 504-236-5630, NOPJF.org

October 5 

Crescent City Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Free Public Concert No. 4

Benefits: Crescent City Chamber Music Festival

Event Info.: The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (will commemorate its sixth anniversary with seven free public concerts at venues throughout New Orleans. This year’s festival is themed “(Over)come Together” and will bring together 21 world-class chamber music artists as well as prominent New Orleans classical musicians.

This concert will be “Treasures of NOLA” featuring music by Brahms, Schubert and Vaughan Williams performed by local New Orleans Classical musicians.

Ticket: Free

Location: UNO Performing Arts Center

Contact: CrescentCityChamberMusicFestival.com

October 7  

2021 Virtual Celebration of Catholic Generosity

Benefits: Catholic Community Foundation 

Event Info.: Join the Catholic Community Foundation for its annual “Celebration of Catholic Generosity” with an evening of fellowship and thanks. During the televised event, Archbishop Gregory Aymond and the foundation will present the Saint John Paul II Award to Lloyd and Jan Tate. The award, established in 1996, recognizes the generosity and Christian stewardship exhibited by a Catholic layperson(s) of high moral character and exemplary values, who has rendered unselfish volunteer service to the institutions and programs of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Tickets: N/A

Location: Broadcast live on WLAE-TV

Contact: 504-596-3045, CCFNOLA.org/annual-dinner

October 7 

Crescent City Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Free Public Concert No. 5

Benefits: Crescent City Chamber Music Festival

Event Info.: The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (will commemorate its sixth anniversary with seven free public concerts at venues throughout New Orleans. This year’s festival is themed “(Over)come Together” and will bring together 21 world-class chamber music artists as well as prominent New Orleans classical musicians.

This concert will feature relaxed classical music with beer pairings.

Ticket: Free

Location: Urban South Brewery

Contact: CrescentCityChamberMusicFestival.com

October 8 

Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon

Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild

Event Info.: This annual luncheon will honor nine Community Activists and two Hall of Fame Honorees, and will feature a fashion show by Dillard’s, a silent auction, raffles and a parade of prizes.

Tickets: $90/Ticket

Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Contact: 504-236-8720, StElizabethsGuild.org

October 8  

Annual Golf Fest

Benefits: Al Copeland Foundation

Event Info.: ACF “Golf Fest” will offer chef-prepared food; on course libations and food; player gifts and awards; course contests and much more! All proceeds will support new local cancer research, education and patient programs at the Copeland-LSU Health Science Center Partnership in Viruses, Cancer and Immunotherapy.

Tickets: $250/Player, $1,000/Team, Sponsorships available

Location: Beau Chene Country Club, Mandeville

Contact: 504-620-3727, AlCopelandFoundation.org/join-us/golf

October 8 

Crescent City Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Free Public Concert No. 6

Benefits: Crescent City Chamber Music Festival

Event Info.: The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (will commemorate its sixth anniversary with seven free public concerts at venues throughout New Orleans. This year’s festival is themed “(Over)come Together” and will bring together 21 world-class chamber music artists as well as prominent New Orleans classical musicians.

This concert will be a “A Celebration of Virtuosity” performed by the Manhattan Chamber Players.

Ticket: Free

Location: Dixon Concert Hall,

Contact: CrescentCityChamberMusicFestival.com

October 10

Crescent City Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Free Public Concert No. 7

Benefits: Crescent City Chamber Music Festival

Event Info.: The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (will commemorate its sixth anniversary with seven free public concerts at venues throughout New Orleans. This year’s festival is themed “(Over)come Together” and will bring together 21 world-class chamber music artists as well as prominent New Orleans classical musicians.

This will be the 2021 Season Finale Concert: “A Hymn to Music” featuring music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland and Andrea Casarrubios, with a reception to follow.

Ticket: Free

Location: Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church

Contact: CrescentCityChamberMusicFestival.com

October 16-17 & 23-24  

Boo at the Zoo

Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute

Event Info.: This event is a Halloween tradition that benefits Children’s Hospital New Orleans and Audubon Zoo featuring safe, fun-filled, family-friendly Halloween activities. This daytime celebration will provide fun for the whole family and some of Audubon Zoo’s animals, too, ensuring that guests create spooktacular memories. “Boo at the Zoo” guests are invited to wear their favorite costume. 

Tickets: N/A

Location: Audubon Zoo 

Contact: AudubonNatureInstitute.org 

October 20 & 27  

YLC Wednesday at the Square

Benefits: Young Leadership Council

Event Info.: “YLC Wednesday at the Square” is a free concert series in the heart of New Orleans Central Business District. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the YLC’s community projects, designed not only to improve the quality of life in the Greater New Orleans area but also to foster leadership skills in young professionals.

Tickets: Free

Location: Lafayette Square

Contact: 504-585-1500, YLCWATS.com

October 21  

Southern Dominican Gala

Benefits: Southern Dominican Province, USA

Event Info.: This annual gala will offer auction items, food and entertainment.

Tickets: N/A 

Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters

Contact: 504-837-2129 extension 8, OPSouth.org

October 21  

Stake Out for Justice

Benefits: New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, Inc

Event Info.: This annual signature fundraising event honors the members of the New Orleans Police Department who have gone above and beyond the call of duty throughout the year. This annual event provides the necessary funds that allow the foundation to continue our mission to make New Orleans a safer place to live, work and visit by providing new technology and equipment, Officer Wellness and Safety Programs and Community Policing Programs that are not covered in the department’s annual budget.

Tickets: N/A

Location: NOPD Special Operations Division

Contact: 504-558-9944, NOPJF.org

October 21  

Fifth annual Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Luncheon 

Benefits: Girl Scouts Louisiana East

Event Info.: This annual event recognizes leaders who have made a positive impact on girls or women in our community. More than 100 years ago, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts to create an organization for young women that integrates leadership, equality for all, self-confidence, responsibility, integrity, decision-making, teamwork, outdoor skills and philanthropy. Girl Scouts of the USA continues Juliette’s legacy today by enabling girls to grow into responsible, caring, independent citizens.

Tickets: $100/Ticket

Location: Audubon Tea Room

Contact: one.bidpal.net/gsle21jgl 

October 21  

Second Annual Games in the Gardens

Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens

Event Info.: This annual event will combine fresh air festivities, friendly competition and a chance to preserve and enhance Longue Vue’s historic site and education programs. The Friends of Longue Vue support group is proud to have played an essential role in the development of this event; faced with the impossibility of hosting their usual indoor fundraisers in 2020, Friends created a new, outdoor event to celebrate the gardens and raise funds for garden education programs.

Tickets: $100/Ticket

Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens

Contact: 504-293-4722, LongueVue.com

October 21-22  

Ghosts in the Oaks

Benefits: Friends of City Park

Event Info.: This family friendly Halloween fundraiser typically hosts over 6,600 people. Children of all ages dress in their Halloween best for unlimited rides and many types of entertainment.

Tickets: N/A

Location: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

Contact: 504-483-9376, FriendsOfCityPark.com

October 22-23  

You Night New Orleans

Benefits: You Night Events

Event Info.: You Night’s Annual Cancer Survivor Runway Show and Celebration will feature three runway shows and more than 100 models (all cancer survivors). This year’s theme is “DREAMGIRLS” – a Motown-inspired celebration featuring high energy music, Motown décor, costumes and choreography. “You Night” is a year-round empowerment program that addresses the critical need of emotional care for women diagnosed with cancer.

Tickets: $20-$250/Reserved Seating Ticket

Location: Jefferson Performing Arts Center, Metairie

Contact: 877-591-5936, extension 3, YouNightEvents.com

October 23  

19th annual Louisiana Sporting Clays Classic

Benefits: The Chartwell Center

Event Info.: This annual clay shoot fundraiser benefits children and adults with autism in New Orleans. At this year’s shoot, teams will shoot clays across 14 different stations. Two flights of winners will be awarded prizes. There will be breakfast, lunch, drinks, a raffle and a silent auction. Children of participants with proper supervision are welcome to this family event with cornhole and outdoor games set up at the main lodge.

Tickets: $800/Team of 4

Location: Covey Rise Lodge, Husser 

Contact: 504-899-2478, TheChartwellCenter.salsalabs.org/LSCC2021

October 28

Drag Bingo

Benefits: Dress for Success New Orleans

Event Info.: Dress for Success New Orleans is partnering with Kookie and the Queens to host “Drag Bingo” to raise needed funds to continue vital DFSNO programs promoting economic independence of women in the community. This bingo event will feature Miss Kookie Baker and her Queens providing exciting entertainment between four rounds of bingo with fabulous prizes. One hundred percent of tickets sales from “Drag Bingo” will help Dress for Success New Orleans meet its goal of suiting over 400 local women annually.

Tickets: $150/Ticket, Sponsorship opportunities for VIP tables of 8 guests with 40 bingo cards

Location: The Cannery

Contact: 504-891-4337

MOVED TO JANUARY 20, 2022

October 29  

26th annual Women of Substance Luncheon

Benefits: Bridge House / Grace House

Event Info.: This annual event honors local female role models for the many women in the BHGH substance use disorder treatment program who are striving to become sober and self-sufficient. Three outstanding women from the New Orleans community are chosen as the honorees. The event also recognizes three other individual honorees: a “Richard ‘Buzzy’ Gaiennie Award” recipient, a “Volunteer of the Year Award” recipient and a Grace House “Alumna of the Year” recipient.

Tickets: $100/Ticket, $1,000/Table of 10

Location: Audubon Tea Room

Contact: 504-821-7134, BridgeHouse.org/events/women-of-substance

October 29  

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Benefits: French Quarter Citizens

Event Info.: This “Halloween Masquerade Ball” will feature live music, cocktails and fine cuisine.

Tickets: N.A

Location: New Orleans Jazz Museum

Contact: 504-588-2929, FrenchQuarterCitizens.org 

October 30  

Deo Gratias

Benefits: Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College

Event Info.: The evening begins with Vespers in the Abbey Church at 6 p.m. with the gala following at 7 p.m. A Patron Party exclusive to sponsors begins at 5 p.m. in the Monastic Refectory. Proceeds benefit the Seminary College and will go toward the formation and education of the next generation of Church leaders in the Gulf South region.

Tickets: $100/Ticket

Location: Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College

Contact: 985-867-2264, SaintJosephAbbey.com

November 3 & 10  

YLC Wednesday at the Square

Benefits: Young Leadership Council

Event Info.: “YLC Wednesday at the Square” is a free concert series in the heart of New Orleans Central Business District. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the YLC’s community projects, designed not only to improve the quality of life in the Greater New Orleans area but also to foster leadership skills in young professionals.

Tickets: Free 

Location: Lafayette Square

Contact: 504-585-1500, YLCWATS.com

November 4  

American Cancer Society Honoree Ball

Benefits: American Cancer Society

Event Info.: This annual event (formerly the “Belles & Beaus Ball”) honors an elite group of individuals who have shown support for the fight against cancer in the New Orleans community, while raising funds for the Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge. The Hope Lodge provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers, saving families over $40 million dollars over the last 13 years. This event will fully fund the operating costs of Hope Lodge.

This year’s event will include a three-course dinner, libations, live music, online auction, raffle and more.

Tickets: N/A, Sponsorship, Table and Ticket Opportunities Available

Location: Audubon Tea Room

Contact: ACSHonoreeBall.com

November 4  

Celebrating The Kohlmaier Legacy!

Benefits: Louisiana Museum Foundation

Event Info.: This event will feature a sumptuous cocktail reception to open “A Century on Harmony Street: The Kohlmaier Cabinetmakers of New Orleans,” an exhibition showcasing the exquisite artistry of the premier New Orleans furniture maker. Guests will be treated to sensory delights of fine cuisine and libations, lively music and the finest bespoke furniture bought to life through this extraordinary opportunity to celebrate with the living legend Rupert Kohlmaier Jr. The Louisiana Museum Foundation is pleased to present this Louisiana State Museum exhibition and accompanying catalogue, curated by Cybele Gontar, and sponsored by Mary Kay and Gray Parker.

Tickets: $175+/Ticket, $150/LMF Member Ticket

Location: The Cabildo

Contact: 504-558-0493; TheLMF.org

November 5–21

32nd annual New Orleans Film Festival 

Benefits: New Orleans Film Society

Event Info.: The year’s festival will take place in venues across the city as well as a Virtual Cinema accessible globally. The festival lineup will be announced on September 22.

NOFF brings together more than 160 films and hosts nearly 500 filmmakers in New Orleans each year celebrating works of emerging and established filmmakers from New Orleans, Louisiana, the South and beyond. Audiences get a chance to meet filmmakers in person at talkback sessions after screenings while filmmakers get to network with each other and industry professionals flying in from Los Angeles and New York to discover emerging talent.

Tickets: $325/Ticket

Location: Multiple Venues

Contact: 504-309-6633, NewOrleansFilmFestival.org

 November 5  

Gala Celebration

Benefits: Jefferson Community Foundation

Event Info.: This event is JCF’s premiere event for Jefferson Parish. Guests will experience a joyful evening that includes a Sponsors’ Patron Party, music, live auction, open bar and a buffet dinner.

Tickets: $250/Ticket

Location: The Moore, Elmwood

Contact: 504-264-1237, JeffersonCommunity.org 

November 6

CHAIRish the Children

Benefits: Louisiana Children’s Museum

Event Info.: This signature gala will offer dining from Dickie Brennan & Co. (operators of Acorn) at the water’s edge amid the “firefly lighting” reflecting off the lagoon, cocktails on the floating classroom, dancing on the event lawn and bidding in an auction featuring the event’s signature chairs by local artists. All proceeds provide integral financial support of LCM’s year-round educational programs and exhibits.

Tickets: $74/Member Ticket, $100/Non-Member Ticket, $200/Patron Ticket

Location: Louisiana Children’s Museum

Contact: 504-266-2421, LCM.org/2020-chairish-the-children

November 7  

Ninth annual Moonlight and Miracles

Benefits: Ochsner Health

Event Info.: This annual gala will support the patients and programs of the Ochsner Cancer Institute. This year’s Mercedes-Benz Car Raffle vehicle is a 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 300 and features a V6 engine, beige interior, moon roof and seating for up to six people. Tune in to the broadcast following the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs Game on Fox 8. Each year, Ochsner honors a physician and a member of our community who are fighters, undaunted in the eliminating cancer. The 2021 Miracle Makers are Mr. David Griffin, New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations and Dr. Zoe Larned, Chair, Hematology/Oncology, Director of Inpatient Hematology/Oncology at the Ochsner Cancer Institute.

Tickets: $100/Ticket

Location: Virtual

Contact: Ochsner.org/moonlight

November 7  

NOCTURNE XVIII

Benefits: Musical Arts Society of New Orleans

Event Info.: MASNO’s annual gala and fundraiser will include a champagne reception, recital by internationally acclaimed pianist Angela Cheng and a sit-down dinner.

Tickets: $150/Young Patron Ticket (40 and under), $250/Patron Ticket

Location: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

Contact: 504-899-4826, MASNO.org 

November 8  

Gleason Golf Classic

Benefits: Team Gleason Foundation 

Event Info.: Please visit website for more information. Team Gleason Foundation was founded by former New Orleans Saints player, Steve Gleason, after his diagnosis with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2011. Team Gleason’s mission is to improve life for people living with ALS by delivering innovative technology and equipment, as well as providing and empowering an improved life experience.

Tickets: N/A

Location: Bayou Oaks Golf Course

Contact: 504-453-7102, TeamGleason.org

November 11  

Judah Touro Society Award Reception

Benefits: Touro Infirmary Foundation

Event Info.: The Judah Touro Society Award is given annually to a living individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the welfare of Touro Infirmary. The award may be given to an honorary board member, a past chairman, a member of the medical staff, a volunteer or an employee. The JTS Award Reception will be an evening honoring Fr. Doug Brougher’s commitment and passion serving Touro.

Tickets: $75/Ticket

Location: Audubon Tea Room

Contact: 504-897-8435, Touro.com/jts

November 12-13  

Greenway Supernova

Benefits: Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Event Info.: The Greenway Supernova will be a light experience held at The Station. The first night will be the “Supernova Soiree” Patron Party and the second night will be a free, community event.

Tickets: N/A

Location: 500 Norman C. Francis Parkway

Contact: 504-702-6776, LafitteGreenway.org 

November 12-13

Supernova

Benefits: Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Event Info.: This two-night event is “in celebration in support of the Greenway you love.” Friday will be the Greenway’s biggest annual fundraiser, the “Supernova Soirée & Patron Party,” featuring dining, dancing and drinks with the Greenway’s premier patrons and supporters. Saturday follows with the “Supernova Block Party;” a free, community festival celebrating the Greenway with fun activities for all, live music, arts activities, food, drink and an arts market.

Ticket: N/A

Location: Greenway Station & Plaza

Contact: LafitteGreenway.org/supernova

November 12  

Odyssey Ball 2021 presented by First Horizon

Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art

Event Info.: The annual “Odyssey Ball” celebrates and enhances the New Orleans Museum of Art in an evening of unparalleled elegance. Critically important to the museum and the wide community it serves, “Odyssey” raises the funds necessary to support NOMA’s nationally recognized exhibitions and educational programs.

Tickets: $300-$2,000/Ticket

Location: New Orleans Museum of Art

Contact: 504-658-4121, NOMA.org/event/odyssey2021

November 12  

Victory Ball: Celebrating Those Who Serve presented by Ray and Jessica Brandt Family Foundation

Benefits: The National WWII Museum

Event Info.: The 2021 “Victory Ball” will be a lavish reception featuring cocktails and culinary creations by The American Sector Restaurant & Bar, live music, entertainment and dancing, as well as unlimited access to the museum’s pavilions and exhibit galleries throughout the evening.

Tickets: $50-$100/Ticket

Location: The National WWII Museum

Contact: 504-528-1944 extension 508, Victory-ball.org/home

November 12  

Signature Chefs Auction

Benefits: The March of Dimes

Event Info.: This annual event is The March of Dimes’ premier fundraising event. Lead by Chef Thomas Wolfe of The Rib Room, the event promotes culinary excellence with top New Orleans chefs featuring tastings of their creations for supporters. A dynamic, interactive cocktail party atmosphere reflects regional styles and local flavors with event components that include a live and silent auction and a compelling appeal to support the mission of March of Dimes.

Tickets: $150/Ticket, Sponsorship opportunities Available

Location: The Omni Royal

Contact: SignatureChefs.org/NewOrleans2021 

November 12 

Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute

Event Info.: This annual event will feature children’s entertainment, tasty snacks and sips and fun activities for the kids.

Tickets: $25-$40/Ticket

Location: Audubon Zoo

Contact: KidsZooToDo.org

November 13  

March for Recovery

Benefits: Bridge House / Grace House

Event Info.: All are invited to “Second Line for a Second Chance at the March for Recovery,” a community celebration honoring those recovering from addiction – a treatable disease, not a moral failing – while remembering the lives that have been lost. The event will feature food, music, inspiring speakers and a second line around the park. 

Tickets: Free, Advanced registration requested

Location: Marsalis Harmony Park 

Contact: 504-821-7134, BridgeHouse.org/events/march-for-recovery

November 14  

New Orleans Kidney Walk

Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana

Event Info.: The New Orleans Kidney Walk is a fundraiser and non-competitive walk that brings the community together for a day of kidney health education and organ donation awareness. The Kidney Walk includes food, drinks, entertainment, a wellness area, giveaways and activities for children.

Tickets: $5+/Donation

Location: Al Copeland Concert Meadow at Lafreniere Park

Contact: 504-861-4500, KidneyLA.org/kidney-walk, Facebook.com/NKFLA

November 14 

Boys Hope Girls Hope Golden Gala

Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope

Event Info.: The “Golden Gala” will begin with Patron Party featuring a live demo by New Orleans beloved chef Frank Brigsten followed by a gala full of foods and cocktails, a live Saints viewing party, live music and entertainment and much more.

Ticket: N/A

Location: Botanical Garden, City Park

Contact: 504-484-7744, BHGHNola.org

November 16  

48th annual Prix d’Elegance Luncheon and Fashion Show

Benefits: Men and Women of Fashion / Ballet Resource And Volunteer Organization

Event Info.: This annual event will introduce the 10 men and 10 women honorees selected by the memberships. Additionally, two honorees, one man and one woman from the memberships of Men and Women of Fashion, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame – the highest honor awarded by the memberships recognizes the recipients’ steadfast support of the organization and noteworthy civic engagement. This year also marks the introduction of the Presidents’ Choice Award, presented to Mayor LaToya Cantrell for her extraordinary contributions to the city of New Orleans. BRAVO provides critical funds for the nationally award-winning education programs and scholarship funds of the New Orleans Ballet Association | NOBA. 

Tickets: $125+/Ticket

Location: Grand Ballroom of Hilton Riverside New Orleans

Contact: 504-522-0996, NOBADance.com

November 18  

Historic Houses Society Gala

Benefits: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses

Event Info.: The “Historic Houses Society Gala” honors top museum members and donors. This annual event is held in a private historic home in New Orleans and features live music and the best of local food and drink.

Tickets: $1,000+/ Historic Houses Society level memberships

Location: TBD Uptown

Contact: 504-274-0744, HGGHH.org

November 19  

Just Say YAYA

Benefits: YAYA (Young Aspirations Young Artists)

Event Info.: This annual event includes food and drink, live music, glassblowing demonstrations and artwork for sale including ceramics, sculpture, paintings, YAYA chairs and more.

Tickets: $50-$150/Ticket

Location: YAYA Arts Center

Contact: 504-529-3306, YAYAINC.org

November 30–December 30

Closet Tours

Benefits: Dress for Success New Orleans

Event Info.: Dress for Success New Orleans will host the “#DFSPowerPiece Closet Tour” virtual campaign via online videos. DFSNO supporters will open their closets and share what empowers them with host Aimée Gowland of ALG Style. Explore videos displaying the closets of several local style makers to fashionably fundraise for DFSNO’s mission to empower local women. Supporters vote with their financial donation for New Orleans’ Best Closet. Donations ensure DFSNO’s always free and vital programming can continue. 

Tickets: Donations welcome, Sponsorships available

Location: Virtual

Contact: 504-891-4337, bidpal.net/closettours

December 2  

Casino Night

Benefits: Touro Infirmary Foundation

Event Info.: Casino night will feature live music and multiple gaming tables, as well as a bourbon auction. This year’s fundraising will support Touro’s new Breast Care Center.

Tickets: $100-$150/Ticket

Location: Audubon Tea Room

Contact: 504-897-8435, Touro.com/casino

December 4  

Ballo di Natale

Benefits: Elenian Club

Event Info.: The Debutantes and Ladies-In-Waiting will be presented alongside a sit-down dinner and music provided by the Jerry Embree Band. Each member and female guest will receive an Engraved Elenian Club ornament from Santa Claus. This year’s beneficiary is ACCESS.

Tickets: $100/Ticket

Location: Doubletree Hotel

Contact: 504-450-9443

December 4  

La Isala del Encanto – Azúcar! Celebration

Benefits: New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation

This year’s annual event will feature a Caribbean Dinner and Puerto Rican cocktails to honor the historical culture of Puerto Rico while presenting the Gálvez Cup recipient. “La Isla del Encanto – Azúcar Celebration” will be presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group and will commemorate the delightful traditions, music and flavors of this enchanted island and its people. There will also be a live auction and a VIP party for major sponsors. 

Location: Hyatt Regency

Tickets: $175/Ticket, Sponsor opportunities available

Contact: 985-259-1177, NOHHF.org/azucar-ball

December 4 

Fourth annual Improvisations Gala

Benefits: New Orleans Jazz Museum

Event Info.: This annual event will feature an exciting mix of some of the finest local and national musical talents, New Orleans cuisine, a selection of coveted auction items and a dazzling Sound Collage installation in conjunction with the “LUNA Fête Celebration of Light.”

Tickets: N/A

Location: New Orleans Jazz Museum

Contact: NOLAJazzMuseum.org/gala

December 5  

Eighth annual Latkes with a Twist

Benefits: Jewish Children’s Regional Service

Event Info.: This annual community-wide Hanukkah party will include Chef Austin Kirzner of Covey Rise Lodge and Farm as the featured Latke Master along with assistance from NOCCA culinary program students. The evening will also offer live music by jazz vocalist Meryl Zimmerman, an open bar featuring a Vodka Latke Punch, a Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned Hanukkah Hi-Ball, wine and beer.

Tickets: N/A

Location: N/A

Contact: 504-828-6334, JCRS.org

December 7  

Fete de Noel

Benefits: Ladies Leukemia League

Event Info.: This annual luncheon and fashion show is enhanced by unique prizes donated by local and regional supporters. All proceeds from this fundraiser are used to fund research grants. To date, LLL has awarded over $4 million in grants to leukemia research.

Tickets: $85/Ticket, $110/Preferred Seating Ticket, $850/Table of 10

Location: New Orleans Hilton Riverside

Contact: 504-458-4288

December 9  

Son of a Saint 2021 Annual Gala 

Benefits: Son of a Saint

Event Info.: The gala is this 501c3 nonprofit’s largest and most premier signature event year over year. The event hosts 500 attendees in the grand ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. The main event is preceded by a champagne cocktail hour and is later followed by a dynamic after party.

Tickets: $500/Ticket

Location: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans 

Contact: 504-561-7508, SonOfASaint.org

December 10  

IPNO’s 20th Anniversary Gala 

Benefits: Innocence Project

Event Info.: IPNO will celebrate its 20th anniversary gala themed “In Solidarity” with food, drinks and art auction. Since 2001, IPNO has freed or exonerated 36 innocent prisoners who served over 873 years in prison between them in Louisiana and Mississippi. Their work supporting our clients after they are freed and advocating for a smaller, fairer, more accurate and more humane criminal justice system has grown significantly in recent years. This work especially is made possible by a growing army of allies and advocates who raise the community’s awareness of the problem while raising money for our work and clients.

Tickets: N/A

Location: The Fillmore

Contact: 504-943-1902, IP-NO.org 

December 11-12  

47th annual Holiday Home Tour  

Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Event Info.: This annual event will throw open the doors to six private homes in the Garden District and Lower Garden District, all decorated for the holidays. In addition to the in-person tour, the event will also feature three video tours of gorgeous, historic homes around New Orleans.

Tickets: $30/Member Ticket, $30/Ticket for Non-Member Groups of 10 or More, $45/Non-Member Ticket, $50/ Day-Of-Tour Ticket, $25/ Video Series Only

Location: The Rink on Prytania

Contact: 504-581-7032, PRCNO.org

December 22  

Home for the Holidays

Benefits: NOCCA Foundation

Event Info.: This annual event features a live concert and art-filled auction at the House of Blues to benefit the institute’s Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. In keeping with Daniel’s passions for art and music, the fund provides scholarships for outstanding visual arts and music students at NOCCA. 

This year’s concert will include performances by Irma Thomas, John Boutté, Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers and more!

Tickets: $60+/Ticket

Location: House of Blues

Contact: 504-940-2914, NOCCAFoundation.org