“Last Cookout of Summer”
Benefits: One Book One New Orleans

Event Info: OBONO’s inaugural gala is underwritten by WWNO’s “The Reading Life with Susan Larson.” Guests will enjoy food provided by chef Gilbert Torres, beer provided by the Rusty Nail, and tea and lemonade provided by Raising Cane’s. A raffle will feature prizes including a cut and color with stylist Selma Alamin; a signed copy of Crescent City Snow by Megan Braden-Perry (with gift card for Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls); a walker tour of the French Quarter from Know NOLA Tours; a set of books from Octavia Books; a hand-made necklace from Michaele Royce; and a gift basket from Raising Cane’s.
Tickets: $15/person
Location: The Rusty Nail

Third annual “Curtain Call Ball”
Benefits: Le Petit Théâtre

Event Info: The gala will celebrate the theater’s 101st season with performances by Casa Samba, a sneak peek of the season opener Once On This Island, a signature live auction and food and libations from Tableau Restaurant.
Tickets: $250/person; $450/couple
Location: Tableau Restaurant
Contact: 522-2081, extension 2

“Blue Rose Ball”
Benefits: St. Michael Special School

Event Info: An elegant evening featuring dinner and dancing to raise funds for St. Michael Special School, which provides a Catholic environment for students with special education needs to grow.
Tickets: $150/person
Location: Hyatt Regency
Contact: 524-7285

“Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires”
Benefits: Casa Argentina

Event Info: A tango opera featuring renowned singers, tango dancers and instrumental ensemble along with a dinner-dance organized by Casa Argentina in conjunction with The New Orleans Opera.
Tickets: $35/show; $120/dinner & show
Location: JW Marriott Hotel
Contact: 237-1093

“Great Neighborhood SELLabration”
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Event Info: This annual homebuyer fair educates attendees about historic neighborhoods by residents and neighborhood associations, and introduces Realtors, lenders, insurance agents, contractors and other housing professionals who can provide the knowledge and skills needed for homeownership.
Tickets: Free
Location: Café Reconcile
Contact: 581-7032

“Justice for All Ball”
Benefits: The Pro Bono Project

Event Info: This year’s annual fundraiser to provide pro bono legal services to the underserved in New Orleans and six surrounding parishes will be led by Honorary Chair chef Leah Chase. The preceding Patron Party will feature entertainment by Leah Chase-Kamata and food by Commander’s Palace, while the gala itself will feature food and drink by over 25 of the area’s finest restaurants and bars, and entertainment by the Bucktown All-Stars in addition to silent and live auctions.
Tickets: $75-$500/person
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact: 581-3480

“Light up the Night”
Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana

Event Info: An evening of food, cocktails, dancing and a live auction to raise awareness and support for Lighthouse Louisiana’s century of supporting people with disabilities.
Tickets: $100/person
Location: Old Ursuline Convent
Contact: 899-4501, extension 257

“‘Hope Grows Here’ Fall Gala”
Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans

Event Info: This year’s annual fundraiser will celebrate the success of BHGH’s scholars and collegians with delicious cuisine from local restaurants, specialty libations and a luxury auction.
Tickets: $125/person
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters at City Park
Contact: 484-7744

“Martini Madness”
Benefits: Friends of City Park

Event Info: Join Friends of City Park at the Arbor Room and Popp Fountain to taste over 25 specialty martinis from Republic National Distributing Company and enjoy cuisine from over 20 of New Orleans’ best restaurants. The evening will include a raffle, photobooth, DJ and more. Tickets cover food and drinks for the duration of the fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the restoration of Popp Bandstand, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Tickets: $45-$65/person
Location: Arbor Room & Popp Fountain in City Park
Contact: 483-9369

Seventh annual “Liberty’s Kitchen Come Grow With Us Chef Showdown”
Benefits: Liberty’s Kitchen

Event Info: An evening of food, fun and music to celebrate the achievements and potential of New Orleans youth, featuring cuisine from local chefs and music by T-Ray the Violinist and DJ RQ Away. Festive attire encouraged.
Tickets: $125/person
Location: Ace Hotel
Contact: 822-4011

31st annual “Role Models Awards Gala”
Benefits: Young Leadership Council

Event Info: This annual gala works to inspire through celebrating the achievements of this year’s class of 21 leaders.
Tickets: $200/person & up
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 585-1198

Inaugural dinner event
Benefits: Friends of BIALA

Event Info: This event will feature entertainment by Queen Kitty D’ Litter and her entourage, guest speaker Nicole Marquez, food and beverages from local businesses and a preview of the new “Queens in the Garden” event to benefit BIALA. In addition, this “Fantasy Indoor Garden” event, will feature decor compliments of Sapphire Events and Royal Artists. Friends of BIALA is a new philanthropic giving circle to support traumatic brain and spinal cord injury survivors throughout Louisiana.
Tickets: $500/Charter Members
Location: Home of Kathleen and Ben Waring
Contact: 982-0685;

“A Blind Taste”
Benefits: WRBH Reading Radio

Event Info: A blindfolded dinner gala heightening the sense of taste and one’s ability to discover unique flavors through a five-course dinner with wine pairings created by chef Justin Devillier in order to gain awareness of some of the challenges that listeners experience on a daily basis.
Tickets: $200/person; $1,000/table of four; $3,000/table of eight; $5,000/table of 10
Location: La Petite Grocery
Contact: 899-1144

“LOVE in the Garden” presented by Whitney Bank
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art

Event Info: NOMA’s annual fall soirée in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden will feature a night of dining and dancing under the stars, art and oaks.
Tickets: $50-$150/person
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Contact: 658-4163

17th annual “Belles and Beaus Ball”
Benefits: American Cancer Society

Event Info: This annual event attracts over 800 attendees to fund local education, advocacy, research and patient services, including the ACS’ Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, to a night packed with dancing, entertainment by the band KARMA, tastings from over 40 local restaurants and bars, mobile bidding and more.
Tickets: $150/person
Location: Mardi Gras World
Contact: 219-2282

“NOLA on Tap”
Benefits: Louisiana SPCA

Event Info: Taste more than 400 beers and enjoy food and live music all while helping to save animals’ lives at the annual “NOLA on Tap” beer festival presented by The Bulldog and Louisiana SPCA. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate.
Tickets: $5/person; $25/VIP
Location: New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds
Contact: 762-3307;

23-October 15
“Sound the Alarm; Save a Life”

Benefits: American Red Cross of Louisiana
Event Info: This recurring national event involves Red Cross volunteers partnering with fire departments and community groups to install free smoke alarms, educate families about fire prevention and map fire escape routes.
Tickets: Free
Location: Across New Orleans

“Baubles and Bubbly for Beethoven”
Benefits: LPO Volunteers Encore Shop

Event Info: A cocktail party with a boutique featuring designer and upscale accessories from the Encore Shop, including handbags, scarves, shoes, belts and jewelry.
Tickets: $50-$85/person
Location: Private home
Contact: 861-9028

Fifth annual “Unmasking Domestic Violence Soiree”
Benefits: New Orleans Family Justice Center

Event Info: Beginning with cocktails and dinner, the evening will progress through a program including survivor testimonials and honoring domestic violence champions to live entertainment and dancing.
Tickets: $100/person
Location: Civic Theater
Contact: 874-8778

“Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon”
Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild

Event Info: This event will honor 10 outstanding community activists and two Hall of Fame activists, and will feature a fashion show by Dillard’s, entertainment by the Victory Belles, a silent auction, a parade of prizes, raffles and more. The proceeds of this event will support children’s charities under the umbrella of Catholic Charities.
Tickets: $75/person; sponsorships available
Location: Hyatt Regency
Contact: 352-3417

“Moonlight Market”
Benefits: Crescent City Farmers Market

Event Info: There will be a Patron Party preceding the night market-themed annual event, which will feature food from some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, garden-to-glass cocktails, local beer from Urban South, live music from the Tin Men and a silent auction.
Tickets: $50-$150/person
Location: Contemporary Arts Center & Crescent City Farmers Market
Contact: 861-4485

“Notre Dame Seminary Gala”
Benefits: Notre Dame Seminary

Event Info: This year’s gala will honor Deacon Carlo and Debbie Maniglia, and will include silent and live auctions, raffles, live music and food and beverages from local restaurants.
Tickets: $125/person; $200/Patron
Location: Notre Dame Seminary
Contact: 236-0776;


“Susan G. Komen NOLA Goes Pink”
Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans

Event Info: Dine at any of the participating restaurants for NOLA Goes PINK and a percentage of proceeds from a signature dish or beverage will be donated to the Susan G. Komen® New Orleans Affiliate during the month of October.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Various
Contact: 455-7310;

“Galatoire’s Goes Pink”
Benefits: Breastoration

Event Info: Galatoire’s will be a sea of pink at this cocktail and dinner event to raise funds for Breastoration, which works with women requiring breast reconstruction following mastectomies from breast cancer. The evening will include an auction and Galatoire’s will serve a special four-course meal paired with wine for this fundraising event. This year’s event will recognize Dr. Rebekah Gee for breast cancer advocacy.
Tickets: $1,000/person
Location: Galatoire’s Restaurant
Contact: 293-2618

“Wings & Watts”
Benefits: Energy Wise Alliance

Event Info: Chef Brandon Muetzel (formerly of Palace Cafe) will lay out a spread of chicken wings, crudité and beer from NOLA Brewery to the tunes of the Red Hot Jazz Band. There will also be a small silent auction of hand-made lamps so you can take a memento home; each lamp will feature a story representing the impact the Alliance has had improving the lives of local families.
Tickets: $20/person
Location: Energy Wise Alliance
Contact: 656-6224

“Taste America: A Night of Culinary Stars”
Benefits: James Beard Foundation

Event Info: A one-night-only event with a unique and unforgettable menu prepared by James Beard culinary stars. The evening will begin with a reception filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and restaurateurs, including Zachary Engel, Michael Stolzfus, Kristen Essig, Martha Wiggins, Nick Lama and Michael Sichel. Afterward, guests will be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by a Taste America All-Star, Local Star Rebecca Wilcomb along with Host Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto. Bread service will be served by chef Kelly Fields, dessert for the evening will be provided by chef Michael Regua and a special cocktail will be served during the reception by Arnaud’s French 75.
Tickets: $300-$1,000/person
Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Contact: 583-5550,

14th annual “JA Rising Stars/City Stars Soirée”
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans

Event Info: Presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, the celebration will include cuisine courtesy of New Orleans’ finest restaurants and libations provided by Cure, Republic National Distributing and Crescent Crown Distributing. Guests can also enjoy a silent auction featuring a wide selection of items including a signed Drew Brees jersey and football. The event will honor the 2017 Rising Star honorees: Jennifer Bond, partner, Bond Moroch; Edgar “Dooky” Chase IV, owner and president, Chase Catering and Concessions, LLC and Dook’s Place Restaurant and Seafood Bar; Greg Dietz, Ted Neikirk and James “Jammer” Orintas, owners, Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza; Chase Mullin, founder and president, Mullin Landscape Associates, LLC; Donny Rouse, CEO, Rouses Supermarkets; and Scott Wolfe, founder, zlien.
Tickets: $50/person
Location: JA BizTown
Contact: 569-8657

Second annual “Beignet Fest”
Benefits: Tres Doux Foundation

Event Info: Serving up the best traditional sweet treats to savory delicacies featuring seafood, cheese and more. Proceeds will benefit the Tres Doux Foundation, which makes grants to nonprofits serving children with developmental delays.
Tickets: Free
Location: City Park Festival Grounds
Contact: 324-4242

Inaugural “Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk”
Benefits: LSU Department of Neurosurgery

Event Info: Open to all ages, this run/walk will support brain cancer treatment.
Tickets: $30/registration
Location: Audubon Park Shelter 10
Contact: 568-6120

“The Feast at the Board of Trade”
Benefits: Parkway Partners Program

Event Info: This seated jazz brunch raises funds for Parkway Partners, which supports New Orleanians’ quality of life through greenspace preservation and education.
Tickets: $75/person
Location: New Orleans Board of Trade
Contact: 620-2224

“Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure Gala”
Benefits: Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium

Event Info: The “Key to the Cure Gala” is the kickoff event for Saks Fifth Avenue’s four-day charity shopping weekend. The gala will feature many of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers, local music and a designer fashion show. October 12-15, Saks Fifth Avenue will donate 2 percent of all sales to the cancer research programs of Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.
Tickets: $75/person
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue
Contact: 293-2618

“Magic in the Moonlight”
Benefits: Botanical Garden Foundation

Event Info: This magical evening will include an al fresco dinner served under the lit oaks of the New Orleans Botanical Gardens.
Tickets: $300/person
Location: Botanical Garden Grounds at City Park
Contact: 483-9386

“Celebration of Life Luncheon”
Benefits: Cancer Crusaders, Inc.

Event Info: Honor cancer survivors who have given back to the community at this luncheon, presented by the Cancer Crusaders. This year’s honorees are: Mary Lynn Alltmont, Lee Baraldi, Elaine Deshotel Dick, Susan Hankel, Kevin McConnell, Leila McConnell, Alfonso Vargas, M.D., Katherine D. Vicari and Kathy Walsh.
Tickets: $85/person; $120/Patron
Location: New Orleans Marriott
Contact: 455-7065

30th annual “Walk for Education”
Benefits: UNCF

Event Info: The race course begins and ends on the Riverview behind Audubon Zoo and winds its way through Audubon Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. rain or shine and the 5K walk/run begins at 8:30. The family friendly event will have activities sponsored by Home Depot, Audubon Zoo Mobile and more.
Tickets: $35/adults; $15/children under 12
Location: Audubon Park and Zoo Riverview Area
Contact: 581-3794

“Hannah G. Solomon Award Luncheon”
Benefits: National Council of Jewish Women

Event Info: This year Kim Sport will be honored at the annual luncheon to benefit the National Council of Jewish Women, a grassroots organization of volunteers who turn progressive ideals into action, which will also feature a full-service sit down lunch.
Tickets: $65/person
Location: Marriott Hotel
Contact: 861-7788

“Cocktails for KID smART”
Benefits: KID SmART

Event Info: This annual event is a celebration of arts integration in schools. This year’s event will feature and honor New Orleans artist Alex Beard, who will create an original painting for the event. The evening will begin with a Patron Party, followed by the cocktail party.
Tickets: $375-$5,000/person
Location: Private home
Contact: 940-1994,

“Autumn Affair”
Benefits: Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful

Event Info: A three-hour cocktail reception with both live and silent auctions, and food by Bravo, Green Fork and Martin Wine Cellar to raise funds for the beautification of the green spaces and landscape of Jefferson Parish.
Tickets: $250+/person
Location: Home of Jackie and M.J. Wolfe
Contact: 833-8733

10th anniversary “Lambeth House Foundation Gala”
Benefits: Lambeth House

Event Info: Commemorating a decade of the foundation’s mission this evening will consist of a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres donated by Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, and Calcasieu, followed by a dinner buffet featured by Lambeth House’s Executive chef Jacques Saleun (formerly of Chateau du Lac), silent and live auctions and entertainment by local band 5 eaux 4.
Tickets: $150/Person
Location: Lambeth House
Contact: 865-1960 extension 170

22nd annual “Pasta & Puccini”
Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Center

Event Info: Featuring a performance by the JPAS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Dennis Assag with vocals and music from JPAS’ fall productions, the evening will also include an art auction and a silent auction.
Tickets: $200/person; $1,500/table
Location: Sheraton New Orleans
Contact: N/A

18th annual “Golf Ball Gala”
Benefits: Fore!Kids Foundation

Event Info: The evening features unique and valuable auction items, live entertainment by Louisiana Spice and food to assist in the foundation’s mission of raising money for area children. This year, the foundation is partnering with the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and Acme Oyster House to bring a taste of the Zurich Classic’s hugely popular Champions Club and Acme Oyster House venues to the event. The evening’s food will be provided by a number of local fine dining restaurants including Acme, Drago’s, Galatoire’s, Meril and Mr. B’s.
Tickets: $100/person
Location: Club XLIV
Contact: 342-3000

“Ghosts in the Oaks”
Benefits: Friends of City Park

Event Info: This family friendly Halloween event has trick or treating, rides, arts and crafts and a pumpkin patch. Children of all ages can enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions. Proceeds from this year’s Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland.
Tickets: $20/early admission; $12/members; $15/person
Location: Amusement Park & Storyland in City Park
Contact: 483-9369

“O What a Night!”
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Event Info: This year’s honoree is Pamela Joyner, whose collection of modern and contemporary work by African and African Diasporan artists will form the basis for the upcoming exhibition “Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection,” presented by The Helis Foundation. The evening will begin with a large silent auction in the Patrick F. Taylor Library with cocktails and appetizers followed by live musical and artistic surprises before a seated dinner and a live auction to feature major works by important Southern artists.
Tickets: $600+/person
Location: The Ogden Museum
Contact: 539-9618

“Revelry on the River”
Benefits: Women’s Guild of New Orleans Opera Association

Event Info: This year’s event is themed “Bubbles and Boas,” and the guild encourages you to wear your best black-and-white outfit while enjoying gourmet food, libations and dancing to Jimmy Maxwell’s Orchestra.
Location: Westin Hotel
Tickets: $175/person
Contact: 267-9527

“Susan G. Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure”
Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans

Event Info: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the “world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.” The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Location: City Park
Tickets: $40/survivors & adults; $25/youth
Contact: 455-7310

Fourth annual “Fête du Jardin – Jazz in the Garden”
Benefits: Louisiana Landmarks Society

Event Info: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording, the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble will perform, and food from some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, wine and music will delight.
Location: Pitot House
Tickets: $75+/person; $35/35 and under
Contact: 482-0312

“A Bewitching Affair”
Benefits: New Orleans Garden Society

Event Info: This year’s Civic Awardee is the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society’s maintenance of the Antique Rose Garden in Armstrong Park. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for the Patron Champagne Reception, followed by the gala at 11; attendees are encouraged to wear witches’ hats and attire to participate in the general frivolity and for the judging of the most creative hats and outfits, which will occur during a lunch and fashion show.
Tickets: $80/patron; $60/person
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact: 430-4937

“Poydras Home Celebratory Bicentennial Gala”
Benefits: Poydras Home

Event Info: Poydras Home is celebrating 200 years of continuous operations with a Bicentennial Gala and Juried Art Competition, which will feature the “best of the best indoor juried hanging art” from more than 33 wining artists from the past 10 years, and more than 10 select fine craft artists.
Tickets: $100/adult; $65/21-35 years old
Location: Poydras Home
Contact: 897-0535

“Crescent City Corporate Championship Golf Tournament”
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans

Event Info: The tournament is hosted by Blessey Marine Services, Inc. and Blessey Charities. It is a unique tournament that allows guests an opportunity to entertain their best clients and network with local business executives while enjoying a relaxing, yet competitive day on the golf course. Participants enjoy a multitude of food and beverages throughout the day and a first-class tee package.
Tickets: $500+/sponsorships
Location: Beau Chêne Country Club
Contact: 569-8658

“Deo Gratias”
Benefits: Saint Joseph Seminary College

Event Info: The evening will begin with vespers in the Abbey Church with the Benedictine monks, illuminated by murals painted by renowned artist-monk Dom Gregory de Wit. The outdoor gala will follow, featuring dining, entertainment and an auction.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Saint Joseph Abbey
Contact: (985) 867-2284;

“Bottoms Up 5K”
Benefits: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Event Info: This 5K fundraising event will also feature post-race food, refreshments and entertainment.
Tickets: $30+/person
Location: Fountainebleau State Park


“Stake Out for Justice”
Benefits: New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation

Event Info: The largest fundraiser for the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, “Stake Out for Justice” is a luncheon featuring Honorary Chair Frank Stewart, an award ceremony and recognition of the NOPD. The NOPJF channels private support into programs that yield tangible results including more officers, better technology, effective community partnerships and less crime – you can even “adopt” a police horse. The event will feature keynote speaker Heather MacDonald, American political commentator and journalist, and author of the book War on Cops.
Tickets: $150/person; $2,500/table
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Contact: 432-1717

“SOUPer Bowl 2017”
Benefits: Salvation Army

Event Info: This event annual event is held to fight homelessness, hunger and poverty. This year’s honoree is C. Allen Favrot. Each guest will take home a handmade pottery bowl.
Tickets: $150+/person
Location: Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum
Contact: 913-3906

“Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Gala”
Benefits: University of New Orleans International Alumni Association

Event Info: This cocktail event will honor alumni and celebrate UNO’s impact and leadership on our community with food, live music, an open bar and its signature silent auction.
Tickets: $125/person in advance; $150/person at door
Location: National WWII Museum
Contact: 280-2586

“Just Say YAYA: Central to the City”
Benefits: YAYA: Young Artists, Young Aspirations

Event Info: YAYA’s annual benefit event supports YAYA’s free arts and entrepreneurship training for local youth, featuring a showcase of art by the YAYA teen artists, a silent auction, live music, hors d’oeuvres and spirits.
Tickets: $150/Patron
Location: YAYA Arts Center
Contact: 529-3306

“CADA Carnivale Soirée”
Benefits: Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Event Info: Kick off “CADA Carnivale” with an evening of food, spirits, music, entertainment and a live auction.
Tickets: $100-$500/Patron Party; $8-$10/Gala
Location: Patron Party will be at a private St. Charles Avenue home
Contact: 821-2232

“Moonlight Magic at the Monastery”
Benefits: French Quarter Citizens, Inc.

Event Info: This year’s event will feature live and silent auctions, music by The Yat Pack, premium full bar, food, desserts, specialty drinks and ample seating.
Tickets: $125/person; $250/Patron; $500-$10,000/sponsorships
Location: The Monastery

“Boudin, Bourbon & Beer”
Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Event Info: This year’s event will feature more than 60 of the best chefs in the region, craft beers from Abita, bourbon cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace and multiple live music performances.
Tickets: $99/person
Location: Champions Square
Contact: 212-2222,

“Carnivale du Vin”
Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Event Info: A highly acclaimed group of chefs and vintners come together to form the 2017 Krewe du Vin for the Emeril Lagasse’s 13th annual “Carnivale du Vin” black-tie gala. The evening will include live and silent auctions, a five-course dinner and musical entertainment.
Tickets: $1,000-$10,000/person
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 212-2222;

“Odyssey 2017” presented by IBERIABANK
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art

Event Info: “Odyssey” celebrates NOMA’s photographic exhibition, “East of the Mississippi,” on view October 8-January 7, 2018, with “an evening of unparalleled excellence.”
Tickets: $155-$2,500/person
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Contact: 658-4121

Fashion Gala”
Benefits: Dress for Success

Event Info: Themed “A Salute to Coco Chanel: The First Feminist of Fashion,” this evening will feature local boutiques exhibiting mannequins in designs from their stores, a silent auction, food and beverages from more than 15 local restaurants, music and dancing.
Tickets: $85/person; $150/Patron; $500+/sponsorship
Location: Generations Hall
Contact: 891-4337    

“Nocturne XV”
Benefits: Musical Arts Society of New Orleans

Event Info: This annual gala and fundraiser is a black-tie event that will include a champagne reception, salon recital by a world- renowned pianist and a fabulous dinner. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans’ ongoing work to provide a wide variety of musical programming and events.
Tickets: $200/person; $125/age 40 and under
Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Contact: 899-4826

“Historic Houses Society Gala”
Benefits: The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses Museums

Event Info: This year’s annual gala to thank and honor the Society’s Circle Level donors will include music, drinks and food, and all proceeds will go towards preservation efforts for the Hermann Grima and Gallier museums.
Tickets: $1,000/person
Location: Home of Mathilde and Richard Currence

“Southern Dominican Gala”
Benefits: Southern Dominican Province

Event Info: This annual gala raises funds to the care of the elderly priests and the education of the students of the Southern Dominican Province.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Lakefront Airport
Contact: 837-2129, extension 8

“STAIR Affair 2017: The Tale of Peter Rabbit”
Benefits: Start the Adventure in Reading

Event Info: This year’s annual cocktail party will feature food from local restaurants and a silent auction, which will raise funds to provide free volunteer reading tutors for public elementary school students in danger of failing reading.
Tickets: $60/person
Location: Home of Liz and Terry Creel
Contact: 899-0820

“Victory Ball”
Benefits: The National WWII Museum

Event Info: Join our National WWII Museum on the eve of Veterans Day for a lavish event featuring cocktails, an open bar, food stations, three stages of live music and unlimited access to the museum’s pavilions and exhibits in salute of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to our freedom.
Tickets: N/A
Location: The National WWII Museum
Contact: 528-1944, extension 365

“Moonlight & Miracles Gala”
Benefits: Ochsner Cancer Institute

Event Info: Ochsner’s fifth annual event will be held on the grounds of the Superdome and will benefit services and research at their Cancer Institute, the largest nonprofit system in the Gulf South.
Tickets: $400/person
Location: Superdome
Contact: 842-7113

“Howling Success Patron Party & Gala”
Benefits: Louisiana SPCA

Event Info: Themed “Out of This World!” this annual gala features a silent auction, live music, specialty performances, food, open bar, photobooth, dancing and mingling while supporting the animals in the Greater New Orleans area.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 762-3307;

“An Evening in the Garden of Eden 2017”
Benefits: Eden House

Event Info: This event is an opportunity for community members, and current and future donors to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of Eden House and learn more about the organization’s mission and goals, including a wine and cheese reception followed by a one-hour program.
Tickets: Free
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact: 407-0943

“Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party”
Benefits: New Orleans City Park

Event Info: This dazzling soirée will kick off the 31st annual light festival with a first glimpse of the lights and exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route.
Tickets: $100/person
Location: New Orleans Botanical Gardens
Contact: 483-9417

“2017 Essence of Style Design Symposium”
Benefits: Friends of Longue Vue

Event Info: Since 1991, the Friends of Longue Vue Steering Committee has hosted the symposium to benefit our treasured National Historic Landmark, Longue Vue House and Gardens, and their creative programs for children, adults and families. The 2017 symposium keynote speaker is acclaimed interior designer and author Richard Keith Lagham. The two-day event begins with an opportunity to enjoy fare, libations and conversation with the speakers on Thursday, November 2 at the Designer Reception to be held at Longue Vue, which will be catered by Brennan’s. On Friday November 3, the symposium will be held at The Cannery, also catered by Brennan’s, and will feature Langham in an engaging program showcasing his master designs in a presentation entitled, “Other People’s Rooms.”
Tickets: $125-$145/person
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens & The Cannery
Contact: 293-4722

“Jingle Bells and Beer”
Benefits: New Orleans City Park

Event Info: This annual holiday event is for those 21 and up.
Tickets: $40/person
Location: New Orleans Botanical Gardens
Contact: 483-9417

“Celebration in the Oaks Family Preview Party”
Benefits: New Orleans City Park

Event Info: Kids get the royal holiday treatment at their own “Celebration In the Oaks Preview Party” that mom and dad can also attend without lifting a finger.
Tickets: $30/person
Location: New Orleans Botanical Gardens
Contact: 483-9417

“2017 Azúcar Ball”
Benefits: New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Event Info: The black-tie event will include music, dancing, food, entertainment, the awarding of the Gálvez Cup and a silent auction. Proceeds from the evening will go towards the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit community organization to cultivate and promote Hispanic heritage of New Orleans.
Tickets: $150-$250/person
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 636-0107


49th annual “Fete de Noel”
Benefits: The Ladies Leukemia League

Event Info: This festive event will usher in the Christmas season and honor children fighting leukemia. The luncheon will include a fashion show by Dillard’s, door prizes, auction items, a visit from Santa and a parade of prizes.
Tickets: $75-$100/person; $750-$1,000/table
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Contact: 836-2470

Eighth annual “Dancing for the Arts”
Benefits: Young Audiences of Louisiana, Inc.

Event Info: This gala will feature celebrity dancers, cocktails and food and a silent auction. Media personality Camille Whitworth will preside as the Mistress of Ceremonies, welcoming the celebrity dancers who will take to the dance floor “in the round” for a rug-cutting competition in support of YALA’s after school and summer arts education programs.
Tickets: $75-$5,00/person
Location: The Civic Theatre
Contact: 304-5197

“Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge Press Conference”
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans

Event Info: Junior Achievement and the Brees Dream Foundation will present the semi-finalists at a press conference open to the media and invited guests.
Tickets: Free
Location: JA BizTown
Contact: 569-8652

“A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Dinner”
Benefits: Anti-Defamation League

Event Info: The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’s annual “A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award” this year will go to Robert Merrick and Arthur Roger. Their accomplishments will be celebrated with a festive dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Anti-Defamation League, a 104-year-old civil rights agency that fights against discrimination and bigotry of all kinds.
Tickets: $200/person
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Contact: 780-5602

“Holiday Home Tour Patron Party”
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Event Info: Kick off the holidays and the PRC’s “Holiday Home Tour” in style with a lavish cocktail reception in one of New Orleans’ premier private residences.
Tickets: $325/Jingle Bells Patron; $600/Sleigh Bells Patron
Location: N/A
Contact: 581-7032;

“Holiday Home Tour”
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Event Info: Tour seven stunning private residences all dressed up for the holidays in the Garden District, while enjoying performances by local musicians, shopping at a festive holiday boutique and viewing New Orleans’ historic architecture.
Tickets: $35/PRC members; $40/non-members; $45/day-of tour
Location: N/A
Contact: 581-7032;

“Home for the Holidays”
Benefits: The NOCCA Institute

Event Info: A night of spectacular art and music benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, which honors the memory of NOCCA alumnus Daniel Price.
Tickets: $45+/person
Location: House of Blues
Contact: 310-4999