“Bubbles and Bubbly for Beethoven”
Benefits: This elegant evening will feature ready-to-purchase designer accessories including handbags, shoes, scarves, jackets and jewelry from the Encore Shop.
Location: 1931 State St.
“Wine, Dine & Design”
EVENT INFO.: This eighth annual Preview Party and Luncheon, hosted by St. Charles Avenue magazine, features the most over-the-top tablescapes, and the live auction will offer staycations, trips a Terrance Osborne original painting and more.
TICKETS: $50/Preview Party Ticket; $200/Luncheon Ticket
LOCATION: Audubon Tea Room
CONTACT: 830-7264, WineDineNDesign.com
“Scales & Ales”
Benefits: Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Event Info.: This year celebrating sharks, this annual event offers beer, wine and delicious cuisine from local restaurants with live entertainment and a unique aquatic atmosphere are highlights of the event as it flows throughout the Aquarium and onto the plaza overlooking the Mississippi River
Location: Audubon Aquarium
of the Americas
“Signature Chefs Auction”
Benefits: The March of Dimes
Event Info.: Over 250 guests will attend this annual event offering a variety of spirits, music, culinary offerings from many of New Orleans top restaurants and a premier silent/live auction with alluring auction items. Chef Tom Wolfe of The Omni Royal will serve as lead chef.
Tickets: Entrance to event only available through sponsorship
Location: Omni Royal Orleans
Seventh annual “The Greenway Soirée”
Benefits: Friends of Lafitte Greenway
Event Info.: The trailside event will offer food from some of the city’s best restaurants, live local music, sample craft cocktails, beer and wine and an auction.
Tickets: Various Levels
Location: The Cellar on St. Louis
Benefits: Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College
Event Info.: This annual gala features dining, entertainment and an auction. All proceeds from this event benefit the Seminary College, the largest seminary college in the country.
Location: Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College
Contact: (985) 867-2264
Benefits: Tres Doux Foundation
Event Info.: From traditional sweet treats covered in powdered sugar to savory options bursting with seafood, cheese and more, Beignet Fest will feature more than 30 beignet dishes from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants and food trucks. The festival also features live, local music performances, a Kid’s Village, Artist Market and VIP Experience.
Tickets: $5/Ticket; $40/Adult VIP Ticket; $15/Child VIP Ticket
Location: Festival Grounds at New Orleans City Park
24th annual “Pasta & Puccini”
Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Event Info.: The black-tie soirée features world-class vocalists accompanied by the JPAS’ Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Dennis Assaf. Guests can enjoy complimentary libations, appetizers, dinner catered by the Sheraton New Orleans, live and silent auctions, a wine raffle and a destination vacation raffle. Proceeds benefit the JPAS Youth Programs and cultural endeavors.
Tickets: $200/Ticket; $260/Ticket Pair; $1,350/Table of 10
Location: Sheraton New Orleans
“2019 Catholic Community Foundation Annual Dinner”
Benefits: Catholic Community Foundation
Event Info.: The annual dinner brings the Catholic community together for an evening of fellowship and allows the foundation to publicly thank and recognize those who have contributed to the success of their mission.
Tickets: $150/Ticket; $1,500/Table
Location: New Orleans Hilton Riverside
“Celebration of Life Luncheon”
Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info.: This annual luncheon with over 100 silent auction items, a parade of over 100 prizes, jewelry and trip raffles will honor cancer survivors.
Location: New Orleans Marriott Hotel
“Magic In the Moonlight”
Benefits: The Botanical Garden
Event Info.: This annual three-course, seated al fresco dinner is served under the beautifully lit oaks on the grounds of the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
Location: Botanical Garden at City Park
32nd Annual “Walk for Education”
Event Info.: This anticipated family-oriented 5K (3.1 mile) walk and certified run is for corporate teams, fraternities, sororities, groups, churches, organizations and individuals who realize that “a mind is a terrible thing to waste”® and understand the importance of “giving back.”
Tickets: $35/Ticket Before October 10; $15/Under 12 Ticket Before October 10; $40/Adult Ticket After October 10; $20/Under 12 Ticket After October 10
Location: Audubon Park
Fifth annual “2019 Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk”
Benefits: LSU Department of Neurosurgery’s Brain Tumor Center
Event Info.: The Half-Mile Kids Run will be followed by the Adults 5K Run/Walk, with live music, refreshments and an award presentation after. All proceeds go toward funding a chair in pediatric neuro-oncology at LSU Neurosurgery in New Orleans.
Tickets: $30/Pre-Registration Entry Fee
Location: Audubon Park Shelter #10
“Research for the Cure”
Benefits: Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Event Info.: Formerly “Key to the Cure,” the annual Research for the Cure gala will feature some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants and caterers providing fine cuisine while local musicians serenade guests as they shop and browse at Canal Place shops, including Saks.
Location: Canal Place
“Spirit of the Vieux Carré Gala”
Benefits: Vieux Carré Commission Foundation
Event Info.: Featuring cuisine from Broussard’s and music by Sweet Crude, join the VCCF to support the national importance of the Vieux Carré Historic District and the foundation’s essential role in its preservation.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; $75/Junior Ticket (Under 40); “$250/Patron Ticket; Sponsor Levels Available
Location: Broussard’s Restaurant
Contact: 342-4760, firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits: Kickin’ Parkinson’s, a Team Fox in support of the Michael J. Fox Foundation
Event Info.: This annual event will feature live music from Flow Tribe, food from Northshore restaurants, open bars and live and silent auctions. This year’s theme is “Equestrian, Race for the Cure,” and guests are encouraged to wear their best derby hats and take a photo with a real thoroughbred. This event will be preceded by “The Winner’s Circle,” a sponsor reception starting at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit Parkinson’s research done by the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF).
Location: Stone Creek Club and Spa, Covington
“City Stars Soirée”
Benefits: Junior Achievement of
Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: This social gala will feature food, libations, music, a silent auction and more, while celebrating the “Rising Stars:” young entrepreneurs, 40 and under, who are the founder, co-founder, owner and/or integral key person of a growing entrepreneurial business who have demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills with high moral and ethical standards.
Location: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
“Cocktails for KID smART”
Benefits: KID smART
Event Info.: This event will celebrate 20 years of artful learning in New Orleans schools with local music, culinary artistry and the art and science of mixology, courtesy of Sazerac Company. The party favor for sponsors and patrons is a limited edition print from acclaimed artist Marjorie Brown Pierson.
Location: Home Christa and Matt Schwartz
“Boo at the Zoo”
Benefits: Audubon Zoo
Event Info.: This annual extravaganza is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, a Ghost Train, a haunted house, activities, entertainment and more. All games and treats, except concessions, are free with admission.
Tickets: $20/Ticket; Free/Under 1 Year
Location: Audubon Zoo
“A Haunting Affair”
Benefits: Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info.: Costumes are preferred at this black tie optional affair that begins at 7 p.m. with wicked libations, delectable food, dancing to The Yat Pack, fortune tellers and a costume contest.
Tickets: $125 & $150/Ticket
Location: New Orleans Women’s Opera Guild House
“2019 Tour de Cure New Orleans”
Benefits: American Diabetes Association
Event Info.: For riders, runners and walkers of all abilities, and featuring three well-marked cycling routes with safety marshals and safety vehicles, and fully stocked rest stops to fuel your journey, this event will also have a celebration party for all to enjoy.
Location: UNO Lakefront Arena, 6901 Franklin Ave., New Orleans
Benefits: New Orleans Garden Society
Event Info.: This annual event will begin with a Champagne Patron Party in the gardens followed by sumptuous luncheon with a Fashion Show hosted by Yvonne Lafleur, featuring local models, a hat and costume contest, a parade of prizes, a raffle and a silent auction.
Location: Audubon Tea Room
“Juliette Low Leadership Luncheon”
Benefits: Girl Scouts Louisiana East
Event Info.: Five community leaders, organizations and businesses who exemplify the legacy of Girl Scout founder Juliette Low will be honored at the luncheon, annually held on Low’s birthday.
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans
Contact: 733-8220, GSLE.org/LeadershipLuncheon