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Galas & Fundraisers: 2013 Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide

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Fore! Recovery Golf Tournament
Bridge House and Grace House host the tournament to benefit their substance abuse recovery programs.
www.bridgehouse.org
English Turn Golf & Country Club, 1 Clubhouse Drive
Sept. 27

Golden Tassel Gala
The Jefferson Dollars for Scholars program holds its 20th anniversary fundraiser featuring food from more than 40 local restaurants and caterers, the Red Hot Jazz Band, an auction, a raffle and more.
www.jeffersondollars-forscholars.org
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner
Sept. 27

Love in the Garden
The annual fundraiser marks the 10th anniversary of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden with food and dancing in the garden.
www.noma.org
City Park
Sept. 27

Black and Gold Gala
Sean Payton's Play It Forward Foundation's event features celebrity guests, dinner, entertainment and an auction. Proceeds benefit Feed the Children, the John Besh Foundation and Saints Courage House.
www.paytonsplayit- forward.com
Superdome, 1500 Poydras St.
Sept. 28

Crimestoppers La Masque Carnivale
The party featuring music by Crescent City Soul, food and an auction benefits Crimestoppers.
www.crimestoppersgno.org
Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Sept. 28

Hugs and Kisses Chocolate Ball
The benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater New Orleans features a four-course dinner, dancing and chocolate.
www.rmhc-nola.org
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Sept. 28

New Orleans Film Society Gala
The gala features food from Galatoire's and an auction.
www.neworleans-filmsociety.org
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Patrick Taylor Library, 925 Camp St.
Sept. 28

Rhythm and Blues 5K Run
The Tipitina's Foundation hosts a fun run and post-run party to raise funds for school band uniforms and instruments.
www.tipitinas- foundation.org
Tiptina's, 501 Napoleon Ave.
Sept. 28

Rhythm & Soul Jazz Brunch
The brunch honors Deena Gerber and benefits Jewish Family Service programs.
www.jfsrhythmandsoul.org
Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Sept. 29

Helluva Hullabaloo Auction and Party
The fundraiser supports Tulane University athletics programs and students.
www.tulane.edu/auction
Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life
Oct. 4

Childhood and Family Learning Foundation Gala
The foundation provides comprehensive health screenings for children in Orleans Parish. The gala is held at a private residence. Contact the foundation for details.
www.childrenare- waiting.org
Oct. 9

Reds, Whites and the Blues
The Gambit-affiliated Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education's fundraiser features food from local restaurants, wine and spirits tastings, music by Alexis and the Samurai and a raffle.
www.bestof- neworleans.com
City Park, Pavilion of the Two Sisters, 101 Victory Ave.
Oct. 9

Pasta and Puccini
Also known as the Headdress Ball, the event features hat designs by Jefferson Performing Arts Society's (JPAS) friends and performers. The evening includes performances by the JPAS Big Band Orchestra and dancing.
www.jpas.org
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.
Oct. 11

Feast with the Stars
The jazz brunch features live music, a silent auction and a raffle and benefits Parkway Partners.
www.parkwaypart-nersnola.org
Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave.
Oct. 13

Key to the Cure Kickoff Gala
The event kicks off the shopping weekend (Oct. 17-20) during which 2 percent of proceeds from store purchases benefit the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.
www.louisianacancer-center.org
Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.
Oct. 16

BASH
Southern University at New Orleans honors students and raises fund its annual BASH event (named for the late chancellor Emmett Bashful). The Renaissance Band performs.
www.suno.edu
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Oct. 18

Glitz, Glamour and Giving Gala
The United Way of Southeast Louisiana's gala features a 1960s theme, a fashion show, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit youth programs and the St. Tammany Suicide Prevention Support Program.
www.unitedwaysela.org
Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell
Oct. 18

Magic in the Moonlight
Al fresco dining and an auction raise funds to support the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
www.magicinthe-moonlightnola.com
City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden
Oct. 18

Up on the Roof Beer Tasting
Sample local, national and international beers and listen to music by The Boogie Men at the fundraiser for East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH).
www.ejgh.org
EJGH Esplanade Garage, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie
Oct. 18

Halloween Costume Cruise
Alternatives Living hosts a costume party with live entertainment and a silent auction to support its programs for people and families coping with homelessness, emotional, physical, developmental and medical challenges.
www.alternativesliving.org
Creole Queen Riverboat
Oct. 19

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The annual walk raises funds for the American Cancer Society and its programs to fight breast cancer.
www.makingstrides-neworleans.org
Lakeshore Drive at Franklin Avenue
Oct. 19

Unmasking Domestic Violence
The event features music, food and a silent auction and benefits the New Orleans Family Justice Center and its work to support victims of domestic violence and their children.
www.nofjc.org
Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Oct. 20

The Power of 10
Tulane University President Scott Cowen addresses the luncheon that raises funds for scholarships and celebrates diversity in education and the workplace.
www.possefoundation.org
Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St.
Oct. 23

O What a Night Gala
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art event honors George Rodrigue and features food by chefs John Folse (Restaurant R'evolution), Donald Link (Cochon, Herbsaint), Tariq Hannah (Sucre) and others, as well as music and an art auction.
www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Oct. 26

Ghostly Galavant
The Friday night fundraiser kicks off the Friends of the Cabildo's annual costumed history tour weekend. Costumes are encouraged for the gala, which includes food from local restaurants and music.
www.friendsof- thecabildo.org
The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St.
Oct. 25

Voodoo on the Bayou
Costumes are encouraged for the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association's fundraiser featuring music by Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, food from local restaurants, a silent auction and more.
www.voodooon- thebayou.com
Pitot House, 1440 Moss St.
Oct. 26

Big Easy Speakeasy
The Louisiana Museum Foundation gala is a Bonnie-and-Clyde jail and jazz themed soiree.
www.thelmf.org/bigeasyspeakeasy
Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.
Nov. 2

Celebrating 65 Years on the Avenue
The Jewish Community Center gala features a musical tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, dinner and a live auction.
www.nojcc.org
New Orleans Jewish Community Center,
5342 St. Charles Ave.
Nov. 2

Here for Life Gala
The gala benefiting Touro Infirmary features entertainment by the Victory Belles, food by chef John Besh and a raffle.
www.touro.com/gala
The National World War II Museum
Nov. 2

Howling Success Patron Party & Gala
The LA/SPCA hosts its annual fundraiser with music by Sasha Masakowski, food from local restaurants, a silent auction and more.
www.la-spca.org
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Nov. 2

Harvest Cup Polo Classic
The day features polo matches, a "Pretty Woman" hat contest, food and music, and it benefits the Junior League of Greater Covington.
www.jlgc.net
Leah Farm of Louisiana, 16191 Hwy. 40, Folsom
Nov. 3

ARTDOCS Fundraiser & Auction
The event features an art auction, music and more, and it supports ARTDOCS' medical and dental services for artists who do not have health insurance.
www.artdocs.com
The Art Club, 513 Elysian Fields Ave.
Nov. 7

Boudin and Beer
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation fundraiser features celebrity chefs, Abita Beer, Buffalo Trace bourbon, artisanal sausages, music by the Lost Bayou Ramblers and more.
www.boudinandbeer.com
The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St.
Nov. 8

Cocktails for KIDsmART
The cocktail reception benefits Kid smART's arts education programs.
www.kidsmart.org
Private residence
Nov. 7

Moonlight on the River
The event features food, music, an appearance by the 610 Stompers, live and silent auctions and it supports Magnolia School's programs for adults with developmental disabilities.
Magnolia School, 100 Central Ave., Jefferson
www.magnoliaschool.com/moonlight-on-the-river
Nov. 8

All Saints Soiree
Save Our Cemeteries' fundraiser features music, dancing, food and a silent auction.
www.saveour- cemeteries.org
St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Ave.
Nov. 9

Carnivale du Vin
John Besh, Cat Cora, Rick Moonen and Aaron Sanchez are among the chefs preparing food for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation's annual fundraiser. There's also an auction and music by Sammy Hagar and the Wabos and Locos Por Juana.
www.carnivaleduvin.com
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Nov. 9

Odyssey Ball
The New Orleans Museum of Art gala features a preview of the show
Photography at NOMA, music by Luv Sexy and Anais St. John, food by the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group and more.
www.noma.org
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
Nov. 9

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana's Fete de Justice
The advocacy groups hosts its annual awards ceremony and fundraising gala, which includes live music, food and cocktails.
www.jjpl.org
Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave.
Nov. 15

Moonlight and Miracles Gala
Ochsner Health System's fundraiser includes dinner, dancing, entertainment, a live auction and car raffle and benefits the Ochsner Cancer Institute.
www.ochsner.org/miraclesgala
Superdome, 1500 Poydras St.
Nov. 15

Signature Chef Auction
The party features local chefs, gourmet food, music and an auction and benefits the March of Dimes.
www.marchof- dimesnola.com
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Nov. 22

Xavier University of Louisiana Benefit Concert
The benefit for Xavier's scholarship fund features The Commodores, En Vogue and special guest Bill Cosby.
www.xula.edu
Xavier University Convocation Center, 7910 Stroelitz St.
Nov. 22

Nocturne
The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans' fundraiser features music by pianist Awadagin Pratt, a Champagne reception and dinner.
www.masno.org
Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St.
Nov. 24

Home for the Holidays
Irma Thomas and others perform at the annual fundraising concert for the Daniel Price Memorial Fund, which supports scholarships at NOCCA.
www.danielprice- memorial.org
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.
Dec. 23

Cinderella Ball & Bash
The Y'at Pack entertains at the ball presented by the Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association.
Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St.
Dec. 31

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