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2015 Fall Entertainment Preview: Fundraisers & galas 

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Sept. 24
There's No Place Like Home
New Orleans Women's Shelter benefit features dinner and dancing. Call (504) 962-6697 for information.
Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave.; www.nolawomensshelter.org

Sept. 25
Belles and Beaus Ball
The event featues dinner, dancing to live music, an appearance by the 610 Stompers, an auction and more to benefit the American Cancer Society. Seventies clothing is encouraged. Call (504) 219-2282 for information.
Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place; www.nolabellesandbeausball.org

Fore! Recovery
There is a golf tournament, lunch, a raffle and more to benefit Bridge House and Grace House's substance abuse recovery programs. Call (504) 821-7134 for information.
English Turn Golf & Country Club, 1 Clubhouse Drive; www.bridgehouse.org

Love in the Garden
The gala honors local artists and there's music by Helen Gillet, Mojeaux and DJ Jubilee and food from local restaurants.
Syndey and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 658-6100; www.noma.org

Wings & Wine
There's a slideshow featuring birds, plus wine, food, contests and prizes at the benefit for the Northlake Nature Center. Call (985) 626-1238 for information.
Wild Bird Center, 2033 N. Highway 190, Covington; www.northlakenature.org/wings-and-wine-2015

Sept. 26
Hamp Fest
Cameo headlines the St. Augustine High School benefit named for its longtime band director Edwin Harrell Hampton.
St. Augustine's High School, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave.; www.staugnola.org/2015-hamp-fest

NO/AIDS Walk
The walk supports NO/AIDS Task Force. Following the walk, there's a festival with live music, airbrush tattoos, snowballs and more. Call (504) 821-2601 ext. 256 for information.
Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St.; www.noaidswalk.com

Rhythm & Blues 5K
The New Orleans Track Club event features costumed runners and a post-run festival and benefits the Tipitina's Foundation.
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave.; www.runnotc.org

Salvations!
The benefit for The Green Project includes a furniture exhibition and auction, music by the Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, food from local restaurants, Abita beers, cocktails and more.
The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St.; www.thegreenproject.org/salvations

Sept. 27
Nocturne XIII
The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans gala features a recital by pianist Gabriela Montero and a Champagne reception.
Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St.; www.masno.org

Oct. 1
Kenner Wine & Food Event
There is food from local restaurants, more than 100 wines for tasting, music by Groovy 7 and more. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.
Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-1351; www.chateaugcc.com

Oct. 3
Antoine's Restaurant gala
A Prohibition-themed gala, including a gaming room and a speakeasy, celebrates the 175th anniversary of Antoine's Restaurant. Proceeds benefit the Historic New Orleans Collection.
Antoine's Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines-175th-gala.eventbrite.com

Oct. 4
Better Than Ezra Tailgate Party
The Better Than Ezra Foundation event includes an acoustic performance by the band, a second line with Treme Brass Band, an appearance by the 610 Stompers, food, drinks, an auction and more.
Walk-Ons, 1009 Poydras St.; www.btefoundation.org

Oct. 8
Reds, Whites and the Blues
Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses performs and there are more than 200 wines to sample and food from local restaurants at the fundraiser for Gambit's Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education. Call (504) 483-3129 for information.
Arbor Room at Popp Fountain; www.bestofneworleans.com

Oct. 10
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The run/walk supports the American Cancer Society programs to fight breast cancer.
Champions Square, 600 Lasalle St.; www.makingstrides.acsevents.org

Walk for Education
The United Negro College Fund hosts a 5K run/walk to raise funds for students at Dillard and Xavier universities.
Audubon Park Riverview; www.uncf.org/new- orleanswalk

Oct. 11
Feast with the Stars
The brunch features food from local restaurants, jazz and a performance by the Pussyfooters. Proceeds support Parkway Partners' tree-planting projects and school gardens.
Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave.; www.parkwaypartnersnola.org

Oct. 16
Magic in the Moonlight
The gala features an outdoor dinner with food by Susan Spicer and music by the Leroy Jones Quintet. Proceeds go toward construction of the New Orleans Botanical Garden's new arrival garden.
New Orleans Botanical Garden, Victory Avenue; www.magicinthemoonlightnola.com

Pasta & Puccini
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society fundraiser features opera, food and more. Call (504) 885-2000 for information.
Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie; www.jpas.org

Oct. 17
Renaissance Bleu
Dillard University celebrates its arts and culture with performances and art displays by students and professional artists, and there's a five-course dinner and music. Tickets are available for each event separately or the entire evening.
Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 816-4091; www.dillard.edu

Oct. 18
Burgers, Bourbon & Beer
Second Harvest Food Bank's fundraiser features food from local restaurants, a best bur- ger contest, Abita beers, bourbon cocktails and more. Call (504) 734-1322 for information.
Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive; www.no-hunger.org

Oct. 21
Allen & Irma Sing the Hits
St. Jude Community Center's fundraiser features entertainment by Allen Tousaint and Irma Thomas, food, cocktails and more.
Pavilion of Two Sisters City Park; Victory Avenue;bestofneworleans.com/stjudecenterbenefit

Oct. 23
Ghostly Gallivant: Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party
Bobby Moore and the Rhythm Aces perform and there is food and drink at the Friends of the Cabildo benefit.
Cabildo, 701 Chartres St.; www.friendsofthecabildo.org

Pat Browne Golf Tournament
The tournament benefits WRBH, reading radio for the blind, and there are contests for the longest drive and blindfolded shot.
Lakewood Golf Club, 4801 General DeGaulle Drive; www.wrbh.org

Unmasking Domestic Violence Soiree and Fundraising Event
The New Orleans Family Justice Center fundraiser features food, an auction and entertainment by Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, DJ Kay Gee, Young Men Olympia and Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs.
Harrahs New Orleans, 8 Canal St.; www.nojfc.org

Up on the Roof
The beer tasting event supports The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital.
East Jefferson General Hospital Esplanade Garage, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-5800; www.ejgh.org/upontheroof

Oct. 24
Strike for STEM
The benefit for Core Element (www.core4kids.org), which advocates for improved math and science education, features bowling, music, a raffle, food, drinks and more. Call (504) 274-3611 for information.
Rock 'n' Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.; www.strikefor- stem.org

O What a Night! Gala
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art fundraiser features an auction, dinner by chefs Donald Link and Ryan Prewitt, music and more.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org/events/owan

Oct. 25
Harvest Cup Polo Classic
There are polo matches, food from local restaurants, entertainment, silent auctions and more at the benefit for the Junior League of Greater Covington.
Summergrove Farm, 16191 Highway 40, Folsom; www.jlgc.net

Oct. 27
Son of a Saint Golf Tournament
The event benefits Son of a Saint, a nonprofit organization that provides mentorship and educational support to boys.
Chateau Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner; www.sonofasaint.org

Oct. 28
Cocktails for KID smART
The cocktail party supports art programs for New Orleans school children.
Held at a private residence.
www.kidsmart.org

Oct. 30
The Bash
Named for late Chancellor Emmett Bashful, the Southern University fundraiser supports scholarships and academic programs.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.; www.suno.edu

Oct. 31
Voodoo on the Bayou
The benefit for the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association features costumes, live music, food from local restaurants, an open bar and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Desmare Playground.
Pitot House, 1440 Moss St.; www.fsjna.org

Nov. 4
Out of Sight Women's Tennis Tournament
The doubles tournament includes food and drinks and benefits WRBH, reading radio for the blind.
Audubon Park Tennis Courts, 6320 Tchoupitoulas St.; www.wrbh.org

Nov. 6
Moonlight on the River
There's food, drinks, dancing, entertainment by the Pussyfooters and The Mixed Nuts and auctions at the fundraiser for Magnolia Community Services. Proceeds support the construction of a Wellness Center.
Magnolia Community Services, 100 Central Ave., Jefferson, (504) 733-2874; www.mcs-nola.org

Nov. 7
Howling Success
The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals fundraiser's theme is "I 'Heart' the 70s" and features music by The Wiseguys, food from local restaurants, celebrity guests and more.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.; www.la-spca.org/ howlingsuccess

Nov. 13
Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation event features 50 local and visiting chefs serving boudin, pork dishes and more.
Champions Square, Lasalle Street; www.bourbonboudinandbeer.com

Moonlight and Miracles
The gala benefiting the Ochsner Cancer Institute features live music, celebrity guests, dinner, football games, raffle and more.
Call (504) 842-7125 for more information.
Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive; www.ochsner.org/miraclesgala

Odyssey Ball
The New Orleans Museum of Art's black-tie gala celebrates the museum's collection of masterworks and includes dinner, a performance by Patti Austin and an afterparty with music by DJ Soul Sister.
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org

Nov. 14
Carnivale du Vin
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation black-tie gala and wine auction features chefs Jose Andres, Kristen Kish, Art Smith, Jacques Torres and many others.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.; www.carnivaleduvin.com

Green Room Gala
The NOLA Project fundraiser includes entertainment by Andrew Duhon, food, an open bar and a tribute to Robin Larimer.
Falstaff Beer Garden, 2600 Gravier St.; www.nolaproject.com

Purple Pants Party
The I.G. Thompson Foundation event raises awareness about pancreatic cancer and proceeds go to the Ochsner Health System's Shirley P. and James Wray Bush Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Fund.
New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.; www.igthompson.org

Touro Foundation Gala
The gala dinner honors Dr. Jay M. Shames.
Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place; www.touro.com/gala

Nov. 19
Tocqueville Award
The Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana presents its leadership award to David H. Fennelly at the gala. Call (985) 827-9258 for information.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.; www.unitedwaysela.org/tocqueville

Nov. 21
Azucar Ball
The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 25th annual black-tie gala features dinner, dancing, live music and more. Proceeds support scholarships for Hispanic students.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.; www.nohhf.org

Nov. 30
What You Give Will Grow
New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead is joined by other players as celebrity waiters at a steak dinner fundraiser for his organization, which supports area children's charities and cancer initiatives.
Desi Vega's Steakhouse, 628 St. Charles Ave.; www.wygwg.com

Dec. 4
Glitz, Glamour & Giving
The United Way of Southeastern Louisiana gala features a fashion show, music, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Call (985) 778-0815 for information.
Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell, 100 Harbor Center Blvd.; www.unitedway- sela.org

Dec. 15
Home for the Holidays
An all-star lineup of local musicians performes in the benefit for the Daniel Price Memorial Fund, which provides scholarships to NOCCA students.
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.; www.danielpricememorial.org




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