Event: “Business Hall of Fame Gala”

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Event Info.: Established in 1984, the Business Hall of Fame honors local businessmen and women who have “embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship in our community.

Tickets: $350/Ticket; $3,500/Table of 10; $5,000/Chairman’s Table

Location: Roosevelt New Orleans: 130 Roosevelt Way

Contact: 569-8658,


Event: “Instruments A Comin’”

Benefits: Tipitina’s Foundation

Event Info.: A free outdoor festival, silent auction and battle of the bands featuring performances by marching bands from four IAC recipient schools, The Tipitina’s Interns and induction ceremonies for Tipitina’s Wall and walk of Fame. A star-studded benefit concert will follow. All proceeds benefit Tipitina’s Foundation’s efforts to place instruments in local area school band programs.

Tickets: Free; $50/Concert Ticket; $200/VIP

Location: Tipitina’s Uptown: 501 Napoleon Ave.

Contact: 895-8477,


Event: “GiveNOLA Fest”

Benefits: Greater New Orleans Foundation Center of Philanthropy

Event Info.: Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Irma Thomas and Rebirth Brass Band will headline the first ever “Give NOLA Fest,” a free outdoor concert with food and drink available from myriad local restaurants. This event will be a “celebration of giving,” benefiting more than 700 nonprofits that have signed up to participate in the fourth annual “GiveNOLA Day.”

Tickets: Free

Location: GNOF Center of Philanthropy (at Lee Circle): 919 St. Charles Ave.



Event: 40th annual “Whitney Zoo-To-Do”

Benefits: Audubon Zoo (specifically expansion of the Jaguar Jungle”

Event Info.: This year’s event will feature food by 70 restaurants, as well as 40 specialty and full-service cocktail bars and Luxury Vehicle Raffle of a 2017 Lexus RX350 donated by Lexus of New Orleans. There will also be a silent auction featuring staycations, dining experiences, jewelry and more. (The auction site will be available two weeks prior to the event; to inquire about making a donation to the auction, please contact Lawton Fabacher by emailing Headline entertainment will be by Jessie’s Girls, with additional entertainment Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns and Julio y Cesar.

Tickets: $85-$175/Ticket; $225-$550/Patron; $1,650-$12,500/Sponsor

Location: Audubon Zoo: 6500 Magazine St.

Contact: 861-6160,


Event: “Suits and Salads Luncheon”

Benefits: Dress for Success New Orleans

Event Info.: This annual event begins with a silent auction and features craft cocktails, raffles and giveaways, a Style Setters Fashion Show and a motivational speech by Ashley Longshore, as well as a champagne toast to mothers and the presentation of Dress for Success New Orleans’ Client of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Tickets: $85/Ticket; $125/Patron; Sponsorships available

Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans: 601 Loyola Ave.

Contact: 891-4337


Event: “Guardian Angel Award Gala”

Benefits: Project Lazarus

Event Info.: The gala celebrates the contributions of Project Lazarus’ friends and supporters. The Guardian Angel Award 2017 will be given to Vincent Saia Jr. and Bruce Gallassero. The event, hosted by Bryan Batt, will feature a cocktail hour, a three-course dinner, an awards ceremony and high-end live and silent auctions.

Tickets: $175/Ticket

Location: Ace Hotel New Orleans: 600 Carondelet St.

Contact: 949-3609, extension 503


Event: 22nd annual “Women of Substance Luncheon”

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House

Event Info.: This year’s event is centered around the theme “Inspiring Grace Through Mind, Body and Spirit,” and will honor Molly Kimball, Erin Romney and Parker Sternberg. In addition, a Volunteer of the Year, Grace House Alumna of the Year and a Richard “Buzzy” Gaiennie Award recipient will also be honored.

Tickets: $100/Ticket; $1,000/Table

Location: Audubon Tea Room: 6500 Magazine St.

Contact: 821-7134


Event: “Gator Run”

Benefits: “Holy Name of Jesus School”

Event Info.: This annual run/walk for all ages will be followed by a crawfish boil at the school.

Tickets: $20/Ticket

Location: Audubon Park: 6500 Magazine St.

Contact: 861-1466


Event: “Art & Soul”

Benefits: The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Institute

Event Info.: This year’s event will feature food from NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students as well as some of New Orleans’ favorite restaurants; music by Preservation Hall All-Stars, Sweet Crude and Cha Wa; and both silent and live auctions featuring artwork, vacation packages and more.

Tickets: $100/Ticket; $250/Patron; $50/Twilight Ticket (35 and under)

Location: NOCCA’s Chevron Forum: 2800 Chartres St.

Contact: 940-2851


Event: 15th annual “Golf Classic”

Benefits: The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital

Event Info.: Begun by community volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the lives of EJGH patients, this has “evolved into one of the premier golf tournaments in the region.” An awards ceremony and reception will follow the tournament.

Tickets: Sponsorships available

Location: Metairie Country Club: 580 Woodvine Ave.

Contact: 503-5025


Event: “16th Anniversary Gala”

Benefits: Innocence Project New Orleans

Event Info.: This year’s gala will include a cocktail party, catered buffet dinner, open bar, silent auction and more to celebrate the Innocence Project’s freed, innocent clients and to recognize the scores of innocent men and women still incarcerated and needing legal assistance.

Tickets: $150/Ticket; Tables and Sponsorships available

Location: The Cannery: 3803 Toulouse St.

Contact: 943-1902


Event: “Heart & Soul Gala”

Benefits: American Heart Association

Event Info.: This event will help raise funds to help create education outreach programs to benefit the New Orleans community, including CPR training and certification; placement of Automated external defibrillators; and funding for groundbreaking medical research. The American Heart Association, the oldest and largest voluntary health organization in the nation, works to fight cardiovascular diseases and defects, the No. 1 killer in Louisiana.

Tickets: N/A

Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans: 601 Loyola Ave.

Contact: 830-2300


Event: Third annual “New Orleans Cat Art & Film Festival”

Benefits: Louisiana SPCA and Art for Cat’s Sake

Event Info.: A day to enjoy internet cat videos, purchase original feline art, jewelry, food and drinks and much more, including music by “Music by Request,” workshops, adoptable kittens and contests.

Tickets: $5/Presale; $12/Presale and Film; $25/VIP

Location: Delgado Student Life Center: 5518 General Diaz St.

Contact: 368-5191,


Event: “Rhythm & Soul Gala”

Benefits: Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

Event Info.: This year’s gala will celebrate the achievements of honorees Ellie Wainer and the Teen Life Counts program, and empower the agency to continue its community work. Patron-level sponsors will be treated to a champagne reception followed by a jazz dinner and special presentation.

Tickets: $125/Ticket

Location: Audubon Tea Room: 6500 Magazine St.

Contact: 831-8475


Event: 27th annual “Le Gala de la Bonne Vie”

Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana

Event Info.: At this year’s event eight community leaders will be honored for their support of the foundation. The gala will also feature cocktails, a silent auction, food from some of New Orleans finest restaurants and Master of Ceremonies Mark Romig.

Tickets: $100/Ticket; $75/Ticket for 35 and under

Location: New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center: 859 Convention Center Blvd.

Contact: 861-4500


Event: “Architectural & Historical Presentation”

Benefits: Holy Name of Jesus Parish

Event Info.: In celebration of its 125th year, the parish is hosting an architectural and historical presentation of the church and its history by Bill and Sally Reeves. Light refreshments will follow.

Tickets: Free

Location: Holy Name of Jesus: 6267 St. Charles Ave.

Contact: 865-7430


Event: 25th annual “New Orleans Wine & Food Experience”

Benefits: NOWFE

Event Info.: One of the premiere culinary events in the country, attracting over 10,000 gourmands and connoisseurs as well as art and music lovers alike, NOWFE is a nonprofit with 100 percent of proceeds going to local causes that support culinary education. This year’s four-day event will showcase the culinary excellence of the New Orleans community alongside national and international wines at wine dinners, seminars, special events and the Grand Tasting.

Tickets: N/A

Location: Multiple locations across the city




Event: “Kendra Gives Back”

Benefits: Alzheimer’s Association

Event Info.: Kendra Scott will donate 20 percent of proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association Louisiana Chapter on “The Longest Day.”

Tickets: Free

Location: Kendra Scott: 3757 Magazine St., Suite C

Contact: 613-6505


Event: “Opening Night Party”

Benefits: The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University

Event Info.: This annual event informs people about the upcoming festival season and its educational components, including The Performance for the Schools.
Tickets: $75/Ticket

Location: Tulane University Lupin Hall: 16 Newcomb Blvd.

Contact: 865-5105


Event: “Tour de Cure & Walk”

Benefits: American Diabetes Association

Event Info.: The American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising event offers four routes, which enable cyclists of all levels to participate.

Tickets: $25/Registration

Location: Tammany Trace, Mandeville

Contact: 889-0278


Event: “Parade of Homes” presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans

Benefits: New Orleans Education League of the Construction Industry/Jefferson Joining Forces home renovation project

Event Info.: This annual event gives the public an opportunity to see inside the newest homes being built throughout the metro area.

Tickets: Free

Location: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes



Event: “‘Let’s Go On With the Show’ 50th Anniversary Gala”

Benefits: Tulane Summer Lyric Theater

Event Info.: Tulane Summer Lyric Theater celebrates 50 years of artistic excellence with a retrospective gala including a VIP cocktail party and auction prior to the performance.

Tickets: $50/Performance Ticket; $250/VIP Patron Party

Location: Tulane University Dixon Hall: 102 Dixon Hall

Contact: 737-2377

3, 10, 17 & 24

Event: “JA Bowl-A-Thon”

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans

Event Info.: Employees from local companies form teams of five to raise funds, and includes complimentary drinks, food, prizes and more.

Tickets: $750/Team of Five

Location: Rock ‘N’ Bowl: 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.

Contact: 569-8657


Event: “Dine Out for Paws”

Benefits: Louisiana SPCA

Event Info.: Eat lunch or dinner at one of the participating restaurants, and that restaurant will donate 20 percent of their proceeds to the Louisiana SPCA.

Tickets: Varies

Location: Various participating restaurants

Contact: 368-5191


Event: “Soirée de Lumière”

Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana

Event Info.: A cocktail reception in honor of the work of Lighthouse Louisiana, which has been providing jobs and services for people who are blind or who have other disabilities for the past 100 years.

Tickets: $150/Ticket; $250/Couple

Location: Arnaud’s: 813 Bienville Ave.

Contact: 899-4501, extension 257


Event: “Stray Cat Strut”

Benefits: Louisiana SPCA

Event Info.: Music by 30X90, Some Like It Hot, Gallivan Burwell and the Predatory Drifters and Gigi; a raffle; a costume contest; and a Trap-Neuter-Return demo round out this evening for the Louisiana SPCA Feral Cat Fund.

Tickets: Free; Donations to Louisiana SPCA Feral Cat Fund are encouraged

Location: The Maison: 508 Frenchmen St.

Contact: 368-5191


Event: “FestiGals – New Orleans Women’s Weekend Experience”

Benefits: FestiGals

Event Info.: The “premier women’s weekend experience” offers the Women’s Leadership Conference and charitable events such as “Bodacious Bras for a Cause” and the “Stiletto Stroll.” Since its start in 2011, it has raised more than $130,000 with 100 percent of proceeds dedicated to women’s causes.

Tickets: $399/Weekend Package; Individual Tickets available

Location: JW Marriott: 614 Canal St.

Contact: 524-1227,


Event: 31st annual “Spotlight On Success”

Benefits: March of Dimes

Event Info.: This event pays tribute to a select group of outstanding professionals in the greater New Orleans area and includes a silent auction where patrons bid on Honoree Auction Packages designed by the honorees.

Tickets: $75/Ticket; $125/Patron Party

Location: Mardi Gras World: 1380 Port of New Orleans Place

Contact: 264-9290



Event: “Mr. Legs XVII”

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House

Event Info.: This fun event features male contestants who don costumes and perform on stage to solicit funds from the crowd; whoever raises the most is crowned “Mr. Legs.” Bridge House/Grace House provides long-term, gender-specific treatment to people in the community who have become dependent on drugs or alcohol.

Tickets: $40/Presale; $50/Ticket; $75/VIP

Location: Generations Hall: 310 Andrew Higgins Drive

Contact: 821-7134


Event: “Rock, Ride & Rescue”

Benefits: Louisiana SPCA

Event Info.: Benefiting Louisiana SPCA’s Off-Site Adoption Team’s Special Needs Fund, The Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center, the Molly the Pony Foundation, Louisiana Boxer Rescue and Mid-City Mutt Mama’s Dog Rescue, this event will feature music by Sunpie Barnes & the Sunspots, a silent auction, raffles, a bake sale, dancing, bowling and a cash bar.

Tickets: $10/Ticket in Advance

Location: Rock ‘N’ Bowl: 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.

Contact: 453-3048,


Event: “You Night Cancer Survivor Runway Show and Celebration”

Benefits: You Night Events

Event Info.: Themed “British Invasion,” cancer survivors will take the runway to celebrate their lives with an audience of friends, family and medical providers.

Tickets: $125/Ticket

Location: Mardi Gras World’s River City Ballroom: 1380 Port of New Orleans Place

Contact: 591-5936



Event: Fifth annual “Mom’s Night Out”

Benefits: New Orleans Moms Blog

Event Info.: Throw on your yoga pants or pajamas or bathrobe and make a night of it with plentiful food and sweet treats, spirits courtesy Sazerac, a variety of adult beverages, shopping and an evening of fun without the kids.

Tickets: N/A

Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art: 925 Camp St.



Event: “101 Donations Presents ‘Bow Wow Luau’”

Benefits: City Bark

Event Info.: This year’s event will feature a tropical theme with music, a silent auction and specialty drinks and food with the goal of raising $60,000 for continued dog park improvements and amenities and ongoing major grounds and gate maintenance, as well as the start of an endowment and pet memorial area project.

Tickets: $75/Presale Ticket; $101/Ticket; Tables available

Location: Arbor Room at City Park: 30 Zachary Taylor Drive

Contact: 483-9377


Event: Sixth annual “Senior Moments”

Benefits: Jefferson Council on Aging

Event Info.: An elegant affair featuring a Patron Party, live Latin jazz by Julio y Cesar and a Latin-themed celebration incorporating cuisine, décor and specialty Latin American cocktails. A full dinner will be served alongside specialty hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. The silent auction will include deluxe destination vacation packages from around the world.

Tickets: $70/Ticket; $175/Patron

Location: Chateau Golf & Country Club: 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner

Contact: 207-4691


Event: 18th annual “CHAIRish the Children”

Benefits: Louisiana Children’s Museum

Event Info.: The main attraction of this festive fundraiser, from which the event took its name, is the grand display of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted chairs from artists and organizations around the city. The chairs, as well as artwork, jewelry, travel packages and other exciting items, will be available for purchase during the event through live and silent auctions. There will also be food and beverages from some of New Orleans’ favorite restaurants, live entertainment and access to the museum’s exhibits.

Tickets: N/A

Location: Louisiana Children’s Museum

Contact: 266-2415,