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A&E Fall Preview: Galas & Fundraisers


Love in the Garden
John Boutte, Sasha Masakowski and DJ Soul Sister entertain at the gala for the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Sept. 28

New Orleans Film Society Gala
Theresa Andersson and others perform, there's food from Tamarind by Dominique, cocktails from Bellocq and an auction.
Hotel Modern, 936 St. Charles Ave.
Sept. 27

Justice for All Ball
Big Sam's Funky Nation and Ovi-G and the Froggies entertain at the fundraiser for the Pro Bono Project.
Audubon Tea Room
Sept. 28

Rhythm and Blues 5K Run
The Tipitina's Foundation hosts a fun run and post-run party to raise funds for equipment for area high school bands.
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave.
Sept. 29

Ochsner Goes Pink
Robin Thicke headlines the benefit gala for Ochsner Hospital's Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Oct. 5

Louisiana Legends Rock and Roll Gala
The Louisiana Museum Foundation gala is 1950s themed and Broadway actors Levi Kreis and Brandon Bennett impersonate Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, respectively.
Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.
Oct. 5

An Evening of Champions
The Jewish Community Center (JCC), Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans and Tulane Hillel host a sports themed gala to raise money to support a variety of community programs.
Champions Square
Oct. 6

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The annual walk raises funds for the American Cancer Society and its programs to fight breast cancer.
City Park
Oct. 7

Up on the Roof Beer Tasting
Dozens of local, national and international beers will be available to taste at the fundraiser for East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH), and Bag of Donuts performs.
EJGH Esplanade Garage, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie
Oct. 12

Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation Gala
Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South, will be honored at the gala.
FNBC Building, 210 Baronne St.
Oct. 13

Here for Life Gala
The gala benefiting Touro features entertainment by the Preservation Hall-Stars with Leroy Jones, a gourmet meal, open bar and silent auction.
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.
Oct. 13

O What a Night
Artist Lin Emery will be honored at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's gala, and there will be cocktails, dinner, dancing and a live auction.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp st.
Oct. 13

British pianist Danny Driver performs at the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans' annual fundraiser, which also features a Champagne reception and dinner.
Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St.
Oct. 14

Key to the Cure Kickoff Gala
The event kicks off the shopping weekend (Oct. 18-21) in which proceeds from store purchases benefit the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.
SAKs Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.
Oct. 17

Reds, Whites and the Blues
The party featuring wine, food and live music by Mas Mamones benefits
Gambit's Big Easy Awards Foundation.
Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Oct. 18

Magic in the Moonlight
Al fresco dining and music by Jeremy Davenport raise funds to support the Botanical Garden.
City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden
Oct. 19

Pasta and Puccini
JPAS hosts its annual fundraising dinner featuring the music of Puccini, entertainment and auctions.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Oct. 19

Halloween Costume Cruise
Alternatives Living hosts a costume party to support its programs for people and families coping with emotional, physical, developmental and medical challenges.
Creole Queen
Oct. 20

Howling Success Patron Party & Gala
The LA/SPCA hosts its annual fundraiser with live music, food from local restaurants, a silent auction and more.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Oct. 20

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana Anniversary Gala
The advocacy hosts its annual awards ceremony and gala.
Basin Street Station
Oct. 20

Parkway Partners 30th Anniversary Gala
The community beautification program presents awards to honorees and celebrates its 30th anniversary with dinner, dancing and a silent auction.
Hyatt Regency
New Orleans,
601 Loyola Ave.
Oct. 25

Voodoo on the Bayou
The fundraiser for the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association features live music, food and an open bar.
Pitot House, 1440 Moss St.
Oct. 27

Boudin & Beer
Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali and Donald Link host the Emeril Lagasse Foundation fundraiser in which 50 chefs present artisanal sausages paired with Abita beers.
The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St.
Nov. 2

Helluva Hullabaloo Auction and Party
The fundraiser supports Tulane University athletics programs and students.
Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life
Nov. 2

Signature Chef Auction
The party features local chefs, gourmet food and an auction and benefits the March of Dimes.
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.
Nov. 2

Crimestoppers Carnivale
The party featuring music, food, raffles and an auction benefits Crimestoppers, which offers rewards to citizens who provide tips to solve crimes.
Gallier Hall,
545 St. Charles Ave.
Nov. 4

Cocktails for Kid smART
The event benefits Kid smART's arts education programs.
Private Residence
Nov. 8

All Saints Soiree
The 1920s themed party raises funds for Save Our Cemeteries.
FNBC Building, 210 Baronne St.
Nov. 10

Odyssey Ball
The New Orleans Museum of Art's fundraiser features food, dancing, a silent auction and the opening of Lifelike, an exhibition organized by Walker Arts Center.
Nov. 10

Xavier University of Louisiana's Benefit Concert
The O'Jays and Stephanie Mills headline the benefit for Xavier's scholarship fund.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Nov. 16

Home for the Holidays
The annual concert fundraiser supports scholarships for students graduating from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.
Dec. 21

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