September 3
New Orleans Botanical
Garden Plant Sale
Benefits: New Orleans Botanical Garden
Event Info: Bring a wagon and arrive early for the best selection – all quantities are limited. Checks or cash accepted; sorry, no credit cards.
Location: Pelican Greenhouse, Just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive, South of the Interstate 610 underpass
Tickets: Free

September 9-11
New Orleans Seafood Festival
Benefits: Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
Event Info: The celebration will feature food from several New Orleans restaurants. Vendor booths will highlight original watercolors, photographs, jewelry and ceramics of local artists.
Location: Lafayette Square
Tickets: Free

September 9
Dress for Success Suits and Salads Luncheon
Benefits: Dress for Success
Event Info: The celebration will feature a wine tasting by Landmark Vineyards and a fabulous auction preview, followed by a luncheon with delicious food provided by local vendors.
Location: Windsor Court Hotel
Tickets: N/A
Contact: (504) 299-7157

September 9
“All You Need is Love” Gala
Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope
Event Info: The 1960s-themed evening will feature dinner by popular New Orleans area restaurants, libations and live entertainment by Sha’on and the Girls with Success. A silent auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: Donor Tickets: $5,000 for 20 tickets, $2,200 for 12 tickets, $1,500 for eight tickets, $700 for four tickets, $350 for two tickets. General admission: $100 per ticket.
Contact: (504) 957-3134

September 10
Pink Ribbon Fling:
“House of Pink”
Benefits: Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans’ Breastoration Fund
Event Info: The event will include a patron party with hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters will provide entertainment.
Location: House of Blues New Orleans
Tickets: $75 per ticket; $125 per ticket to patron party and event
Contact: (504) 293-2618

September 10
“Bets for Pets”
Benefits: Jefferson SPCA
Event Info: Low-cost spay/neuter, offsite adoptions and pet socialization volunteers on-hand.
Location: Boomtown Casino
Tickets: $20 per ticket in advance;
$25 per ticket at door
Contact: (504) 931-4777

September 11
Hands to Hearts, an Afternoon on the Square Benefiting BBBS
Benefits: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana
Event Info: This second annual fundraiser will feature cuisine by chef Gus Martin, entertainment by NOCCA jazz musicians and a silent auction featuring weekend stays.
Location: Muriel’s Jackson Square restaurant
Tickets: $75
Contact: (504) 568-1955

September 15
11th annual Celebration
of Life Auction
Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info: Honoring cancer survivors
in the community to raise funds for cancer research.
Location: Marriott New Orleans
Tickets: $60 and up
Contact: (504) 455-7065

September 16
Martini Madness
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info: Gather up your friends
and enjoy an evening of great music
and martinis.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: $45 per ticket for Friends of City Park members and $50 per ticket for non-members
Contact: Friends of City Park
Events, (504) 483-9376,

September 16
Scales & Ales
Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute
Event Info: Sample wine and beer from more than 20 bars as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the Audubon Aquarium at night and enjoy local cuisine and live music.
Location: Audubon Aquarium
of the Americas
Tickets: $35 per ticket
Contact: (504) 861-5107

September 17
Q’n for Kids
Benefits: Each One Save One
Event Info: Q’n for Kids will be the first annual barbeque team cook-off for Each One Save One. Teams will compete in eight categories, including People’s Choice. This family-friendly event
will include children’s activities,
entertainment, raffles, delicious food, beverages and fun!
Location: Palmer Park, 2299 Dublin Street
Tickets: Free: $10 sampling bracelet available. Food and beverages sold
Contact: (504) 896-9975

September 23
LOVE in the Garden
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: Every year LOVE in the Garden commemorates local artists who have strongly impacted the community with their works. Dining, an open bar and dancing under the stars and the oaks in the most romantic setting in New Orleans: NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: Patron Level Tickets: $85 per ticket for NOMA Members; $100 per ticket for non-members; $110 per ticket for everyone the day of the event; $350 for two tickets with reserved seats, $1,000 for one reserved table plus 6 tickets and event recognition; $2,500 for two reserved tables plus 12 tickets, signage and publicity; $5,000 for three reserved tables plus 18 tickets, exclusive signage, extensive publicity package and NOMA benefits. Garden Party only tickets are $75 the day of the event, $50 per ticket for NOMA members and $60 per ticket for non-members.
Contact:, (504) 658-4121

September 23
18th Annual Golden Tassel Gala – “An Evening with the Stars”
Benefits: Jefferson Dollars for Scholars’ Scholarship Program
Event Info: Activities include dancing to the beats of the Bucktown All-Stars, chances to bid on different auction items and great food from local restaurants.
Location: Pontchartrain Center
Tickets: $75 per ticket for the gala and $125 per ticket for gala and patron party
Contact: (504) 831-1565

September 23
2011 Ezra Open
Benefits: Better than Ezra Foundation
Event Info: The star-studded event will feature New Orleans cuisine, open bar, silent and live auctions and performances by several musical guests as well as
Better Than Ezra.
Location: Harrah’s Theatre
Tickets: $150 per ticket
Contact: (504) 343-1442

September 23
Miracles Can Happen
Benefits: Mary Payton’s Miracle Foundation
Event Info: Help honor Mary Payton Vigil and work toward treating her rare neurological disease at Miracles Can Happen. Doug Mouton from WWL-TV will emcee. Guests will also be entertained with
music from 4 Unplugged, food and live
and silent auctions.
Location: 1144 North Causeway Blvd., Mandeville
Tickets: $75 per ticket before September 2 and $100 per ticket after September 2
Contact: (504) 382-2621

September 24 
Alexis de Tocqueville
Award Gala
Benefits: United Way for the Greater
New Orleans Area
Event Info: Each year, the Tocqueville Society confers a single award upon a recipient who exemplifies the ideals of generosity and service to the Greater
New Orleans community. This year, the husband-and-wife restaurateur and
philanthropic team of Henry and Karen Coaxum will be honored.
Location: Roosevelt Hotel
Tickets: Call for information
Contact: (504) 293-2647,

September 24
Art on Oak
Benefits: Symphony Volunteers, Inc.
Event Info: An art sale of affordable posters, prints and paintings.
Location: Symphony Book Fair, 8605 Oak St.
Tickets: Free
Contact: (504) 231-0204

September 24
Friends of the Poor Walk
Benefits: St. Vincent de Paul
Event Info: A 1-mile walk to raise money for the local St. Vincent de Paul, to raise funds for their local ministry to the poor.
Location: LaSalle Park
Tickets: Free, but will accept donations
of any amount
Contact: (504) 289-2465

September 24
Rockin’ with the NOLA Stars II
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: A “Dancing with the Stars”-type event with local celebrity dancers where the winner is the person who raises the most money.
Location: Generations Hall
Tickets: $30 general admission and
$50 for the VIP Special Viewing Area
Contact: (504) 821-7135

September 25
Garden District Association
Fall Affair
Benefits: Garden District Association
Event Info: This is an annual fundraiser for the Garden District Association, a neighborhood group that focuses efforts on historic preservation, zoning, integrity and beautification of the Garden District.
Location: Commander’s Palace Restaurant
Tickets: $250 per ticket
Contact: (504) 525-7608

September 27
Volunteer Activists
Award Luncheon
Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild
Event Info: The Volunteer Activists Award Luncheon is the primary fundraiser of the year for the St. Elizabeth’s Guild, which serves under Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The auction, parade of prizes, and special raffles
held at the luncheon raise money for programs at Catholic Charities.
Location: Sheraton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, Canal Street
Tickets: $60
Contact: (504) 454-3654

September 29
22nd annual New Orleans
Film Society Gala
Benefits: The New Orleans Film Society
Event Info: This annual event features live local music, presentation of this year’s “Celluloid Hero” awards and specialty food and cocktails.
Location: Eiffel Society
Tickets: N/A
Contact: (504) 309-6633,,







October 1
New Orleans on Tap
Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info: This event will feature over 200 beer samples, food, live music from Rotary Downs and Flow Tribe, a space-walk for the kids, beverages for non-beer drinkers and more! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome and can look forward to a dog VIP tent.
Location: Big Lake Boathouse Area,
City Park
Tickets: Free admission with beer
samples starting at $1
Contact: (504) 762-3307

October 1
24th United Negro College
Fund Walk for Education
Benefits: UNCF
Event Info: Family-friendly community event to help deserving students get to and through college.
Location: Audubon Riverview Park
Tickets: Adults $30 per ticket; $15 per ticket for students 12 and under
Contact: 581-3794

October 6
CADA “Carnivale”
Benefits: The Council on Drug
and Alcohol Abuse (CADA)
Event Info: CADA will hold a special fundraising event for the agency’s substance abuse prevention and early intervention programs.
Location: Patron Party: home of honorary chairs Donna and Paul Flower; Carnivale: City Park
Tickets: $450 for four tickets to patron party and 5 tickets to CADA “Carnivale;” $225 for two tickets to the patron party and five tickets to CADA “Carnivale.”
Contact: Alan Brickman, (504) 362-4272 or

October 9
The Garden Party at
Summergrove Farm
Benefits: New Heights
Event Info: The Garden Party at Summergrove Farms raises funds for
New Heights to provide therapeutic horseback riding services for children
and adults with disabilities. 
Location: 18379 Highway 40, Covington
Tickets: $100
Contact: (985) 796-3677

October 10
Fore! Recovery Golf Tournament
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: A golf tournament with all proceeds benefitting the Bridge House and Grace House substance abuse treatment programs for men and women.
Location: English Turn Golf & Country Club
Tickets: $175 per individual and $700 for a foursome
Contact: (504) 821-7135

October 13
On Broadway – Fall Gala
Benefits: Lambeth House Foundation
Event Info: Lambeth House’s 13th anniversary celebration will include cocktails, dinner, music and entertainment. Come dance on the patio to the music of the Dark Water Jazz Band and enjoy a cabaret performance in the parlor, as well as a lavish buffet by Chef John Joffe. Open bar wine and champagne.
Location: Lambeth House
Tickets: $150 per ticket and patron level for $250 per ticket
Contact: (504) 865-1960 extension 170

October 13
Heritage Club Luncheon
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center
Event Info: Renaissance Publishing and the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans host the Heritage Club Luncheon with guest speaker Charlotte Moss, noted author and interior designer.
Location: The Roosevelt New Orleans
Tickets: Call for more information
Contact: (504) 581-7032

October 14
Get Fired Up for Kingsley House with Kermit Ruffins!
Benefits: Kingsley House
Event Info: Entertainment by Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, drinks, raffle prizes and food by
Voodoo BBQ and Grill. 
Location: Kingsley House
Tickets: N/A
Contact: (504) 523-6221 extension 127,

October 14
“Magic in the Moonlight”
Benefits: Botanical Garden
Event Info: A dinner prepared by chefs Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Aaron Burgau of Patois. Julio y Cesar will provide romantic Latin music.
Location: Botanical Garden, City Park (In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be held in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters)
Tickets: Patron tickets: $5,000 for 10 tickets, 4 season passes to Thursdays at Twilight 2012 concert series and $150 gift certificate to Patois and Le Petite Grocery; $2,500 for eight tickets and two season passes to Thursdays at Twilight; $1,000 for four tickets; $500 for two tickets;
$250 per ticket.
Contact: (504) 483-9386

October 15
“O What a Night”
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info: An evening of art, music and cuisine with Southern flair. The silent and live auctions showcase some of the best works by Southern artists.
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Tickets: $300 and up per ticket
Contact: (504) 539-9616

October 15
Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer
Benefits: American Cancer Society
Event Info: A noncompetitive, family-friendly 5K to raise money to fight
against breast cancer.
Location: Roosevelt Mall, City Park
Tickets: Donations suggested
Contact: (504) 833-4024

October 15
“Once Upon a Paw”
Benefits: St. Francis Animal Sanctuary
Event Info: The event will include a silent auction, cuisine and libations as Supercharger and soloist Alysha Black Wimberly perform music. Masters of Ceremonies include WDSU-TVs Margaret Orr and Norman Robinson.
Location: Tchefuncta Country Club, Covington
Tickets: $125 per ticket and $225
for two tickets
Contact: (504) 338-1739

October 15, 2011
Fight for Air Walk
Benefits: American Lung Association
Event Info: Walk to help a child suffering from asthma; walk to fund research to treat and cure lung cancer; walk to help those coping with COPD; and walk to protect your family from the harmful effects of air pollution and second-hand smoke.
Location: Audubon Park, Shelter 10
Tickets: Pledge walk
Contact: (504) 828-5864

October 15-16
Fall Garden Festival
Benefits: Botanical Garden
Event Info: Includes exhibits, plant sales, arts and crafts, educational programs
and music.
Location: Botanical Garden, City Park
Tickets: $8 per ticket, $4 per child’s
ticket (ages 5-12) and free for the
Friends of City Park
Contact: (504) 483-9386,

October 19
Key to the Cure
Benefits: The Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium
Event Info: Key to the Cure 2011 is a four-day charity shopping weekend during which 2 percent of sales at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans will be donated to the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. The gala will feature local cuisine; beverages compliments of Republic National Distributing Co.; and New Orleans-style entertainment on every level. Complimentary parking the night of the gala.
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.
Tickets: $75, buy online at; or at the door for the same price (cash or check only)
Contact: Gillian Stagg, (504) 293-2618 or;

October 21
Friends of the New Orleans Council on Aging Masquerade Party
Benefits: New Orleans Council on Aging
Event Info: Show your support for senior citizens by participating in our 3rd annual Masquerade Party Fundraiser. The event will fund services and programs for senior citizens in Orleans Parish.
Location: 5100 Tchoupitoulas St.
Tickets: $20 per ticke;, $200 per reserved eight-person table
Contact: (504) 821-4121

October 21
Ochsner Goes Pink Gala
Benefits: Ochsner Health System
Event Info: The evening’s festivities will begin with a walk down the pink carpet followed by the cocktail reception, which will feature the “No. 1 Modern Mixologist” in the country, Tony Abou-Ganim. Dinner and dancing under the stars will follow.
Location: Le Foret Restaurant
Tickets: $1,000 for two patron tickets; $5,000-$10,000 per table
Contact: (504) 842-7134

October 21
Ghosts in the Oaks
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info: Friends of City Park’s annual non-scary Halloween party in the Amusement Park and Storyland featuring food, candy, rides, music and crafts to entertain all.
Location: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park
Tickets: $12 per ticket for Friends of City Park members; $15 per ticket for non-members; $20 for early admission per ticket
Contact: (504) 483-9376,

October 21
Hullabaloo Auction
Benefits: Tulane University
Event Info: The Hullabaloo auction features an array of silent and live
auction items with regional, national
and international appeal. Lee Zurik
will serve as auctioneer.
Location: Lavin-Bernick Center,
Tulane University
Tickets: $50 per ticket in advance
and $60 per ticket at the door
Contact: (504) 314-7639

October 22
15th anniversary Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure
Benefits: Susan G. Komen for the Cure New Orleans Affiliate
Event Info: The Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure is more than an event for runners – it’s an extension of Komen’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Location: City Park
Tickets: $25 per ticket for adults and $15 per ticket for children (ages 17 and younger)
Contact: (504) 455-7310

October 22
Here for Life Gala:
“Where the Hope Begins”
Benefits: Touro Infirmary Foundation
Event Info: Patron party will provide entertainment by Javier Olando and Rebirth Brass Band. The event will include a cocktail reception and seated gourmet dinner as well as dancing to the music of Deacon John and the Ivories. There will also be a raffle and silent auction of luxury items. Michael Berenson will receive the Judah Touro Society Award.
Location: Sheraton Hotel
Tickets: $200 per ticket; sponsorships begin at $2,500
Contact: (504) 897-8435

October 22

Prospect.2 New Orleans
Benefits: Prospect New Orleans
Event Info: Prospect New Orleans is
the premiere biennial of international contemporary art in the United States. Exhibitions will be on view at sites throughout various neighborhoods
of New Orleans.
Location: Various New Orleans
Tickets: $10 per ticket for day pass;
$20 per ticket for weeklong pass
Contact:, (212) 675-1800

October 22
“You Are Here” Annual Fundraiser
Benefits: The Urban Conservancy
Event Info: Celebrate the vibrant commerce and culture of our city and
 our region. Attendees will enjoy a
night of live music, tasty fare from great local restaurants and caterers, drinks
from local bars and breweries and live
and silent auctions.
Location: 2803 St. Philip St.
Tickets: $25
Contact: (504) 561-7474

October 25
Fall Into Fashion
Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Event Info: The Encore Shop is an upscale resale shop. Each fall, the store hosts a week-long fashion event to introduce the new “line” of fall clothes. This year, the shop has decided to allow those who pay a little extra to have an opportunity to shop before the clothes are available for sale.
Location: The Encore Shop
Tickets: $50 per ticket for preview shopping and party; $35 per ticket for the party; and no charge for daily shopping
Contact: (504) 861-9028

October 28
Christmas in October Luncheon
Benefits: Metairie Woman’s Club
Event Info: The luncheon will include a silent auction, a parade of prizes, a boutique, a pantry of homemade goodies and a jewelry raffle fashion show.
Location: Airport Hilton
Tickets: $35 per ticket
Contact: Cindy Garic, (504) 834-9054

October 29
Alternatives Living
Costume Cruise
Benefits: Alternatives Living Incorporated
Event Info: Inaugural benefit costume cruise with music by Craig and a silent auction to raise funding for the local homeless population.
Location: Creole Queen Riverboat
Tickets: $75 per ticket
Contact: 400-3583

October 30
15th annual Harvest
Cop Polo Classic
Benefits: Junior League of Greater Covington’s community projects
Event Info: A Parade of Breeds; a
“Meet and Greet” with horses and presenters; live and silent auctions; culinary samples and adult cocktails; entertainment by Cowboy Mouth;
and more.
Location: Lea Farm, Folsom
Tickets: $100 per ticket, $125 per
ticket for VIP lounge
Contact: (985) 892-5258,

October 30
“Feast with the Stars”
Benefits: Parkway Partners
Event Info: Come party in costume (or not) while sampling the fare of 20 famous New Orleans restaurants. The patron party will honor the Mumfords, and will take place a week prior.
Location: Gallier Hall
Tickets: $75 per tickets with patron packages starting at $250
Contact: (504) 620-2224







November 3
9th annual “Cocktails
for KID smART”
Benefits: KID smART
Event Info: KID smART’s signature fundraising event includes a champagne reception for sponsors and patrons followed by a cocktail party. Joel Event Planning and Catering will provide food and featured artist Charles Bohn will present a hand-thrown ceramic bowl to each sponsor and patron.
Location: 4730 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $125 per ticket and $750 per ticket at the patron level
Contact: (504) 410-1990

November 4
23rd annual
“Justice for All Ball”
Benefits: The Pro Bono Project
Event Info: This annual fundraiser brings some of the best food, beverage and music all under one roof for attendees; a raffle and live auction will offer prizes from local and regional businesses and artists.
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Tickets: $150 per ticket in advance,
$175 at the door; young attorneys $100
in advance, $125 at the door; students: $75 in advance, $100 at the door.
Contact: (504) 581-3480

November 4
“Signature Chefs Gala”
Benefits: March of Dimes
Event Info: Dine among the stars as celebrity chefs from New Orleans’ best restaurants treat guests to delicious delights. While diners enjoy their great night out, celebrity auctioneers will
start the bidding to raise funds for the March of Dimes.
Location: New Orleans Marriott,
Tickets: $150 per ticket and
$1,500 per table
Contact: (504) 836-2087

November 4
Preservation Hall at Fifty: Celebrating Jazz and Old U.S. Mint Jazz Venue Debut Gala
Benefits: Louisiana Museum Foundation
Event Info: Lt. Gov. Dardenne will be present to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Preservation Hall with a beautiful jazz exhibit and the opening of the new Jazz Venue at the U.S. Old Mint. Honorary chairs include Ben Jaffe, Irvin Mayfield and Jeremy Davenport.
Location: Old U.S. Mint
Tickets: $50 per ticket in advance and $60 per ticket at the door for the gala; $250 per ticket for members and
$300 per ticket for non-members
for the patron party
Contact: (504) 558-0493

November 4-6
17th annual Poydras Home
Art Show & Patron Party
Benefits: Poydras Home   
Event Info: This organization’s patron party will feature indoor art and photography exhibitions and an outdoor show and sale. There will be over 2,500 original works of art by Louisiana and regional artists featured. Guests can
also enjoy food and libations, as well
as entertainment by Deacon John.
Location: Poydras Home
Tickets: $100 per ticket for the patron party; Art Show is free
Contact: (504) 897-0535

November 5

33rd Annual “Howling Success”
Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info: The Louisiana SPCA’s 33rd annual Howling Success Patron Party & Gala brings a Motown theme to the Empire Ballroom in the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Hotel. Festivities include live music, a silent auction, cocktails and cuisine.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Tickets: $125 per ticket for the gala and $250 per ticket for patron party and gala
Contact: (504) 762-3308

November 5
2011 New Orleans Step Out:
Walk to Stop Diabetes
Benefits: American Diabetes Association
Event Info: Walk amongst the majestic oaks of beautiful Audubon Park. After your relaxing stroll around the park, you’ll be our guest for more fun, great music and delicious food.
Location: Audubon Park
Tickets: No registration; donations accepted
Contact: (504) 889-0278 extension 6073

November 10
Historic Houses Society Fall Gala
Benefits: Hermann-Grima/Gallier
Historic Houses
Event Info: The Fall Gala honors the Leadership Circle of The Historic Houses Society and acknowledges the extraordinary commitment of these donors and the impact their gifts have every day on every visitor who walks through the doors.
Location: TBA
Tickets: The Fall Gala is exclusively for donors who have given $1,000 and up to the Historic Houses Society Annual Fund.
Contact: Lisa B. Samuels, (504) 274-0747,, or Jennifer Daly (504) 274-0744,

November 10
“Uncork the Cure”
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event Info: Champagne and sparkling wines will be available for sipping while chefs from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants sample signature dishes at testing stations. The evening will feature a silent auction as well as live entertainment.
Location: Republic New Orleans
Tickets: $45
Contact: (504) 455-5195

November 11
La FEte 284: Wishes Come
True on State Street
Benefits: Ursuline Academy
Event Info: The evening begins with a champagne patron party featuring Kermit Ruffins. Afterward, enjoy silent auctions, local cuisine, an open bar, and live music at the gala. 
Location: 2635 State Street
Tickets: $100 per ticket; $150 per ticket to patron party and gala; $284 per couple to patron party and gala; $1,500 per table Contact: (504) 861-9152

November 11
Avenue Marketplace
Benefits: Academy of the Sacred Heart
Event Info: A day full of festivities, food, music and shopping. The marketplace features more than 80 vendors selling unique jewelry, clothing, gifts, holiday decorations, and more.
Location: Academy of the Sacred Heart
Tickets: $5 per ticket and $45 per ticket for the luncheon
Contact: (504) 891-1943

November 11
A SAVvy Affair
Benefits: St. Andrew’s Village
Event Info: The fundraising event will consist of live music, food from some of the finest restaurants from around the New Orleans area, a silent auction featuring an array of luxury items and an open bar.
Location: St. Andrew’s Village
Tickets: $50 per ticket in advance and $60 per ticket at the door
Contact: (504) 432-8552

November 11-13
“Gator Fest” Parish/School Fair
Benefits: Holy Name of Jesus School
Event Info: All proceeds benefit the children of Holy Name of Jesus School. There will be carnival-type rides; game and food booths; Cajun bands; and much more. This year’s theme is “TailGators.”
Location: 1900 block of Calhoun Street
Tickets: Free
Contact: (504) 861-1466

November 12
7th annual “Carnival Du Vin”
Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info: The 7th annual Carnivale du Vin features a seated with wine pairings and a “Top Ten U.S. Charity Wine Auction.” The Krewe du Vin, which prepares this feast, includes some of the top names in food and wine. New Orleans artists will be featured throughout the weekend.
Location: New Orleans Convention Center
Tickets: $1,000 per ticket
Contact: (504) 212-2222

November 12
“Odyssey Ball”
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: This year’s Odyssey Ball will mark the opening of 100 4 100: Gifts for NOMA’s Second Century. It will be an exhibition of extraordinary additions to the permanent collection, given in celebration of their first century and the commencement of our second. Deacon John will take center stage at the Ball and will provide the best musical sounds around.
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Tickets: $500/ for two patron and ball tickets and recognition in invitation and program; $250 per single patron ticket; $150 per gala ticket for NOMA members; $200 per gala ticket for non-members; $95 per ticket for the Junior Fellow’s Ball; and $190 for two tickets for the Junior Fellow’s Ball
Contact: (504) 658-4106

November 15
“Celebrity Waiters V”
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: A luncheon sponsored by the NFL Retired Players Association with all proceeds benefitting the Bridge House and Grace House substance abuse treatment programs for men and women.
Location: Sheraton Hotel
Tickets: $100 per ticket; various
sponsorships available
Contact: (504) 821-7135

November 15
National Philanthropy
Day Patron Party
Benefits: The Association of Fundraising Professionals
Event Info: The luncheon will honor the 2011 National Philanthropy Day winners. The Sheraton Hotel will sponsor a champagne reception just prior to the luncheon. Guests will be treated to champagne and light hors d’oeuvres.
Location: Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street
Tickets: $60 per ticket for AFP members; $75 per ticket for non-members
Contact: Katie Fauquier (504) 324-4242 or, or

November 19

New Orleans Heart Walk
Benefits: American Heart Association
Event Info: The walk is a healthy and fun family event that will feature a variety of health screenings and information. Post-walk festivities will include free food, entertainment and activities for the kids.
Location: Audubon Park – Shelter 10, Newman Bandstand
Tickets: Free
Contact: Register online at or call (504) 830-2308

November 19
2011 “All Saints Soiree…
A Masked Gala!”
Benefits: Save Our Cemeteries
Event Info: The event, which is held
each fall, includes a patron party,
gourmet food and drinks, live entertainment and an auction. Several unique
and beautiful masks will be available
for sale and auction.
Location: First NBC Building, Lobby
Tickets: $100 per ticket at the patron level; $75 per ticket at the junior patron level; and $65 per Soiree ticket
Contact: (504) 525-3377

November 19
“Azucar Ball” – Perlas del Caribe (Pearls of the Caribbean)
Benefits: New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Event Info: The event will include the NOHHF’s presenting of the Galvez Cup, which recognizes an individual or individuals who have made an impact on the Hispanic community in New Orleans.
Location: InterContinental Hotel
Tickets: $150 per ticket; $200 per ticket to patron party and ball; $100 per junior ticket (30 years and under)
Contact: Rosa Rodriguez, (504) 595-5139







December 1
“You Can Ring Our Bell” Christmas Kettle Kick-off Party
Benefits: The Salvation Army
Event Info: With the help of Dickie Brennan and his Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar, The Salvation Army will be hosting a benefit to raise money for the Christmas Emerge program. The benefit will feature live and silent auctions, food, cocktails and music.
Location: Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon
House Seafood and Oyster Bar
Tickets: $70 per ticket
Contact: (504) 899-4569 extension 317

December 8
Just Say YA/YA 2011
Benefits: Young Aspirations/
Young Artists
Event Info: Holiday art sale (with commissions available); patron party includes hors d’oeuvres and music by Charmaine Neville.
Location: Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World (east bank)
Tickets: N/A
Contact: (504) 529-3306

December 9
Renaissance Party
Benefits: National Multiple
Sclerosis Society
Event Info: Experience an evening of fine food, drink, entertainment, artwork and incredible auction packages to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenge of everyone affected by MS. Entertainment provided by Louisiana Spice.
Location: Renaissance Arts Hotel
Tickets: $150 per ticket and $100 per ticket for participants under 35
Contact: (504) 322-3790

December 10
Cornette Gala
Benefits: Daughters of Charity Services New Orleans
Event Info: The Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans’ Cornette
Gala is an event designed to raise
funds to provide health care services to the underserved.
Location: First NBC Bank, 210
Baronne Street
Tickets: $100 per ticket;
$150 per patron ticket
Contact: (504) 212-9519

December 10-11
36th annual Holiday Home Tour
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center
Event Info: This annual event is a self-guided tour through seven Garden District homes, all dressed up for the holidays. The tour also includes a Holiday Boutique and café at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church
Tickets: $30 per ticket for PRC members; $35 per ticket for non-members
Contact: (504) 581-7032

December 14
“Fête De Nöel”
Benefits: Ladies Leukemia League
Event Info: As it has done each year
since 1969, the Ladies Leukemia League will once again host its annual luncheon and fashion show on Wednesday, December 14.
Location: New Orleans Hilton Riverside
Tickets: $65 per ticket with tables from $650 to $1,000
Contact: (985) 703-0831

December 23
“Home for the Holidays”
Benefits: The NOCCA Institute
Event Info: Home for the Holidays
is a spectacular night of art and
music benefitting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists.
The fund provides scholarships for outstanding visual arts and music stu