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On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31, view the latest fall collection from Agave Denim and let designer and founder Jeff Shafer help you pick out the perfect pair of jeans for your shape, all while sipping cocktails provided by Herradura tequila at Rubensteins (102 St. Charles Ave., 581-6666;

Help your kids come up with their most creative costumes for the Halloween Hobgoblin Tea in the Lobby Lounge of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (921 Canal St., 524-1331; at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Children will be able to craft their own cookies, cupcakes and candies with the help of the hotel's chefs. The event is $39 per person, and reservations are required.

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ampersand (1100 Tulane Ave., 587-3737;, Southern Animal Foundation (1823 Magazine St., 671-8235; will host a party to launch its first calendar, an effort to raise funds for its Spay NOLA program. The calender, titled Culinary Canines, will feature local chefs, their dogs, a recipe and a suggested wine pairing. All 12 featured chefs will be on hand to sign calendars. The event features wines courtesy of Majestic Fine Wine & Spirits and dishes prepared by each chef. Tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling the Southern Animal Foundation at 416-8361. Each guest will receive one calendar; additional calendars will be available for sale at the event for $15 each.

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