St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

January-April 2017


Jan. 6

Big Wig Ball

Benefits: The Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info: Grab a wig and join the Junior Committee for the inaugural “Big Wig Ball” to benefit the New Orleans Opera Association. This will be a night of local cuisine, libations, entertainment and a wig contest to crown New Orleans’ official “Big Wig 2017.”
Tickets: $75; Patron $100; $125 per couple
Location: Opera Guild Home

Jan. 7

Bal Masqué

Benefits: The Link Stryjewski Foundation
Event Info: A black tie or costume, mask-required party, to raise money for the Link Foundation. Featured chefs will include Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski, Maggie Scales and many more from New Orleans and around the country. Entertainment for the evening will be Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Cha Wa, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the Roots of Music, as well as a live auction.
Tickets: $1,000
Location: The Orpheum Theatre
Contact: 583-5550

Jan. 19

Victorian Garden Party

Benefits: WYES
Event Info: Celebrating the new PBS series Masterpiece “Victoria” which will air in the usual Downton Abbey time slot. The event begins with a Patron champagne reception at 2 p.m., with general reception at 3 p.m.
Tickets: Reception $100; Patron $175
Location: Opera Guild Home
Contact: 486-5511, extension 294

Jan. 19

Good Apple Gala

Benefits: Louisiana Appleseed
Event Info: Celebrating its eighth anniversary, Louisiana Appleseed is hosting their annual “Good Apple Gala.” The patron party starts at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by the gala at 7:30 p.m., with drinks and live music.
Tickets: $175
Location: Civic Theater
Contact: 561-7318

Jan. 21

Corsets & Cowboys

Benefits: Autism Society of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: The Mystic Krewe of Nyx will raise money for the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans at their “Corsets & Cowboys” event. The evening will feature a mechanical bull, bourbon tasting, photo ops, both silent and live auctions and more.
Tickets: $75; $135 per pair
Location: Metropolitan Nightclub
Contact: 261-5905

Jan. 29

L’Chayim Award

Benefits: Touro Synagogue
Event Info: Kathy and Hal Shepard are being honored by Touro Synagogue with the biannual L’Chayim Award this year. Every two years the synagogue presents a member whose generosity of spirit, devotion of time and commitment of energy has played an important part of building their community.
Tickets: Starting at $125
Location: Touro Synagogue
Contact: 895-4838

Jan. 29

King Cake Festival

Benefits: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Event Info: Spend the day sampling some of the finest King Cakes from the area’s greatest bakers, all benefiting babies and children.
Tickets: Free
Location: Champions Square
Contact: 842-7113


Feb 2.

Go Red for Women Luncheon

Benefits: American Heart Association
Event Info: Part of the Go Red For Women movement, the luncheon encourages local women to take charge of their heart health by making it a top priority. Guests can participate in free health screenings and a silent auction, a heart-healthy lunch and hear stories of local women affected by heart disease.
Ticket: $100
Location: Hyatt Regency
Contact: 830-2300

Feb. 4

Cookies & Cocktails Gala

Benefits: Girl Scouts Louisiana East
Event Info: Smooth jazz and unique Girl Scout cookie-inspired dishes and drinks will define this year’s annual gala, Cookies and Cocktails and All That Jazz. The event will feature 20 local chefs and bartenders, live music, a photo booth and a silent auction.
Tickets: $75; Gala & Patron $100
Location: XLIV Club
Contact: 355-5885

Feb. 11

Get Yah Praise On

Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute
Event Info: Annual gospel music experience in the Audubon Zoo’s Capital One Performance Pavilion.
Tickets: Free with Zoo admission
Location: Audubon Zoo
Contact: 581-4629

Feb. 11

WYES Orpheus Den Tour

Benefits: WYES
Event Info: An exclusive viewing of the Krewe of Orpheus floats. Participants will learn how they pick themes, design their floats, secure celebrity monarchs, and coordinate the creation of their parade and party.
Tickets: $40
Location: Mardi Gras World
Contact: 486-5511

Feb 12.

Recycled Fashion Show

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: At this eighth annual event, clothes from the Bridge House Thrift Store will be transformed into fashionable outfits by local designers and showcased. The evening will also include food from local restaurants, a cash bar, live entertainment and a silent auction featuring the items modeled on the runway.
Tickets: $25 in advance; $35 at the door
Location: Rock ’N’ Bowl
Contact: 821-7288


March 10

Lark in the Park

Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info: Delectable dishes from over 40 local restaurants, live music, an open bar with specialty cocktails, auctions and more make up this premier party in the park. Proceeds from the event will benefit the restoration of the Tad Gormley Stadium field.
Tickets: 483-9369
Location: Tad Gormley Stadium
Contact: 483-9369

March 15

Art in Bloom Patron Party

Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: This much-anticipated springtime event showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that will remain on display for five days (March 15-19). This year’s theme is “Rhythm ‘n’ Blooms” and proceeds will benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of the Garden Study Club of New Orleans.
Tickets: Various
Location: NOMA
Contact: 658-4121

March 17

When the Stars Align: Stars of American Ballet Meet Stars of New Orleans Cuisine and Philanthropy

Benefits: Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization of the New Orleans Ballet Association
Event Info: BRAVO’s formal event will transport guests back to the glamor of Hollywood in the 1940s and ’50s, as guests dance the night away, alongside the Stars of American Ballet. The Hollywood walk of fame will feature star New Orleans chefs (to be named) and luminaries of the philanthropic community.
Tickets: $250
Location: Port of New Orleans
Contact: 522-0996, extension 208

March 18

Opus Ball

Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Event Info: The LPO’s annual signature event. This year’s orchestra will present A Tribute to Louis Prima.
Tickets: $250; $5,000 per table
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Contact: 523-6530

March 18

UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

Benefits: United Negro College Fund
Event Info: This elegant event will showcase national live entertainment, elegant dining prepared by celebrity chefs, dancing, student testimonials and a parade of masks. Proceeds from the event help to provide funding to local UNCF schools, Xavier and Dillard Universities and to assist hundreds of Louisiana students attend college.
Tickets: $500
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 523-6312

March 22 

Mad Hatter’s Luncheon

Benefits: Women’s Guild of New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info: Wear your most glamorous, whimsical or outrageous hat for “A Day at the Races,” luncheon and Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show. The afternoon will include a hat contest, lunch and a silent auction.
Tickets: Starting at $75
Location: New Orleans Hilton Riverside, Grand Ballroom
Contact: 267-9527

March 22-26

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Benefits: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Event Info: A five-day festival that features theater events, literary panels, master classes, a scholar’s conference, music events, food events, literary walking tours, a book fair and more. Events will take place at the Hotel Monteleone, the Historic New Orleans Collection and other venues in the French Quarter and around the city.
Tickets: $10-$45
Location: Hotel Monteleone, THNOC and other venues in the French Quarter
Contact: 581-1144

March 23

WYES 60 Years and Still Groovin’ Gala

Benefits: WYES
Event Info: To celebrate 60 years at the region’s editor and storyteller, WYES is throwing a festive 1960s-themed gala.
Tickets: Junior Gala $100; Gala or Junior Patron $250; Patron $500
Location: Home of Dana and Steve Hansel
Contact: 486-5511

March 24

15th annual Next Generation Golf Tournament

Benefits: Next Generation
Event Info: A four-man scramble event to benefit the 49 Next Generation School Clubs around the Gulf South Region.
Tickets: $150; $600 per foursome
Location: Beau Chêne Country Club
Contact: 885-0980

March 24

“Keeping Our Promises” Gala

Benefits: Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans
Event Info: DCFNO’s sixth annual gala will honor individuals who share their vision and work to promote healthy communities with their “Inspired Cross Award.” The event will include a silent auction and a live fundraiser, as well as live music and entertainment.
Tickets: Gala $100; Patron Party $175
Location: Messina’s at the Terminal
Contact: 231-0659

March 24

40th annual Julia Jump

Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Event Info: This 40th annual event will feature live music and dancing, creative cocktails, an open bar and a silent auction to benefit the PRC’s mission of promoting the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods.
Tickets: Starting at $75
Location: The Cannery
Contact: 581-7032

March 24-25

Fêtes Fest

Benefits: John Besh Foundation
Event Info: The third annual Fêtes des Chefs Weekend includes a Friday night party with food by world-renowned chefs, music and fun. Saturday night features eight chef’s table dinners around the city culminating in a dessert after party at Pigeon & Prince.
Tickets: Various
Location: Various
Contact: 323-7642, extension 31

March 24-26

Saints and Sinners Literary Festival

Benefits: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Event Info: A three-day festival that brings together a who’s who of LGBT publishers, writers and readers from across the country. It will feature panel discussions and master classes around literary topics that provide a forum for authors, editors and publishers to talk about their work for the benefit of emerging writes and the fans of LGBT literature.
Tickets: $150
Location: Hotel Monteleone
Contact: 581-1144

March 25

Un Bal Guinguette

Benefits: Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans
Event Info: This year’s annual gala kicks off the Alliance’s tricentennial celebrations and will benefit their mission of promoting the knowledge and appreciation of French language and cultures. Raphaël Bas and his band, Harmonouche, will transport guests to a time when ‘bal guingeuttes’ were the place to be, with their blend of French Gypsy Swing and early American Traditional Jazz.
Tickets: Gala $100; Patron Party $200
Location: Loyola University, St. Charles Ballroom
Contact: 568-0770

March 25

Paint the Town Green

Benefits: Raintree Children and Family Services
Event Info: Food from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants, libations, silent and live auctions and the music of Brass-a-Holics make up this event, as well as a chance to continue making a difference in the lives of the children Raintree serves. Ruth’s Chris Steak House will host the Patron Party.
Tickets: Under 35 $60; Gala $85; Patron & Gala $160
Location: Harrah’s Theater
Contact: 899-9045, extension 235

March 25

Soul Revival 2017

Benefits: Legacy Donor Foundation
Event Info: Soul Revival works to raise funds to support the Legacy Donor Foundation’s mission and to celebrate the gift of life.
Tickets: $150
Location: B.B. King’s Blues Club
Contact: 558-8900

March 25

Children’s World’s Fair

Benefits: Next Generation
Event Info: A daylong journey exploring cultural diversity in the STEM fields. Young travelers can enjoy the cultural performances and interests of more than nine countries.
Tickets: Patron $30; $20
Location: Louisiana Children’s Museum
Contact: 266-2415

March 26

ACCESS Jazz Brunch

Benefits: Catholic Charities
Event Info: Benefiting the ACCESS Pregnancy and Referral Center, this jazz brunch includes live music, a silent auction and raffles.
Ticket: $75
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact: 888-1223

March 27

10th annual Cancer Crusaders Mark Mitchell Golf Tournament

Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info: Thirty-six teams will play for prizes and enjoy lunch, dinner, a parade of prizes and silent and live auctions.
Tickets: $250 per player; $1,000 per team
Location: English Turn Golf and Country Club
Contact: 913-3041

March 29-31

Artists in the Park

Benefits: New Orleans Botanical Garden
Event Info: Works of local artists that were created on site at the garden will be exhibited and auctioned after the show. A reception to celebrate will follow.
Tickets: N/A
Location: New Orleans Botanical Garden at City Park
Contact: 483-9386

March 30

An Edible Evening

Benefits: Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
Event Info: Langston Hughes Academy’s Dreamkeeper Garden transforms into one of the spring’s premier garden parties. As guests stroll through the school’s three-acre garden, they will enjoy the tasting menu from more than 30 restaurants, as well as the exquisite Presqu’ile Wines.
Tickets: $50; various additional patron and sponsorship levels available
Location: Langston Hughes Academy
Contact: 421-1060

March 31-April 1

Hogs for the Cause

Benefits: Hogs for the Cause
Event Info: This annual two-day fundraising event features nationally recognized musical talent alongside amateur and professional barbecue competitors. “Hogs for the Cause” operates as the premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the U.S. and has given grants to over 400 families in need.
Tickets: Varies
Location: UNO Lakefront Arena Fields
Contact: 583-5550


April 1

NOMA Egg Hunt and Family Festival

Benefits: NOMA
Event Info: This fun and festive event features arts and crafts, games, face painting, a petting zoo, food, drinks, sweets, music and more.
Tickets: $10 for members; $12 for non-members
Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Contact: 568-4121

April 1

Jewish Roots of Past, Present & Future Gala

Benefits: Jewish Children’s Regional Services
Event Info: A cocktail reception and seated dinner, a moving testimonial from a JCRS “success story,” entertainment and a silent auction, featuring once-in-a-lifetime vacations and more.
Tickets: $250
Location: Hyatt Regency
Contact: 828-6334

April 1

Sugarplum Ball

Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: This black-tie event is the hospital’s largest fundraiser and features over 35 local restaurants, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, live band and much more.
Tickets: $350; $15,000 sponsorship levels
Location: Public Belt Railroad
Contact: 896-9373

April 1-2

2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta

Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info: After the race and regatta, join 24 local restaurants that will supply a taste of New Orleans cuisine, a Gosling Rum bar and music by Refried Confuzion for a post-race party.
Tickets: $75; $1000 per table
Location: Southern Yacht Club
Contact: 837-0945

April 2

Parkway Promenade XXVI

Benefits: Jefferson Beautification, Inc.
Event Info: This year’s theme, “April in Paris,” will include a sit-down dinner, open bar, live music, dancing, entertainment, an ensemble contest, raffles and a live auction featuring artwork by Honorary Chairman James Michalopoulos.
Tickets: $75
Location: Chateau Country Club
Contact: 887-8992

April 5

Prix d’Elegance Luncheon & Fashion Show

Benefits: New Orleans Ballet Association’s Youth Ballet Program
Event Info: The Men and Women of Fashion’s 45th annual “Prix d’Elegance” will honor 10 men and 10 women who exemplify a unique personal style and are significant contributors in helping the community. A delicious lunch, silent auction, raffle and performance by students of the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance will make up the event, as well as a glamorous fashion show.
Tickets: $100
Location: Hilton Riverside
Contact: 522-0996

April 6

French Quarter Festival Opening Night Gala

Benefits: French Quarter Festivals
Event Info: Antoine’s signature dishes, libations by Brown-Forman, music by French Quarter Festival all stars and a surprise kickoff will raise funds for the 34th annual French Quarter Festival. A portion of the proceeds will benefit New Orleans’ Roots of Music and Jackson Square beautification.
Tickets: $125-$5,000
Location: Antoine’s
Contact: 522-5730

April 9

Ezra Open

Benefits: BTE Foundation
Event Info: This 14th annual event features a casino night Patron Party and concert featuring Better Than Ezra and special guests.
Tickets: N/A
Location: House of Blues

April 10

Aces Against Aneurysms

Benefits: Brain Support Nola
Event Info: A women’s one-day tennis tournament to raise money for research and the distribution of information to patients recovering from an aneurysm. A silent auction, raffle and courtside food by a local chef will also be included. The format is round robin and a partner will be provided.
Tickets: $50
Location: Pelican Athletic Club, Mandeville
Contact: 626-3706

April 22

Take Steps New Orleans

Benefits: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Event Info: Fundraising walk to raise money for research for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Participants are encouraged to form teams and raise money leading up to the walk.
Tickets: Free to register
Location: Audubon Park
Contact: 225-955-0959


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