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A&E Fall Preview - Galas & Fundraisers 

GALAS & FUNDRAISERS

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New Orleans Film Society Gala
John Goodman will be honored at the film society's annual gala.Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave .Sept. 29

Magic in the Moonlight
The al fresco dinner benefits New Orleans Botanical Garden.New Orleaans Botanical Garden, City Park; www.neworleanscitypark.com Oct. 14

O What a Night
George Dureau will be honored at the Ogden Museum's annual fundraising gala.Ogden Museum of Southern Artwww.ogdenmuseum.org Oct. 15

Strides Against Breast Cancer
The annual walk raises funds for the American Cancer Society and its programs to fight breast cancer.City Parkwww.makingstridesneworleans.org Oct. 15

Reds Whites and the Blues
The event featuring wine, food and live music benefits Gambit's Big Easy Awards Foundation.The Pavilion of Two Sisters, City Parkwww.bestofneworleans.com Oct. 20

Helluva Hullabaloo Auction and Party
TV anchor Lee Zurik hosts the event benefiting Tulane athletics.Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Centertulane.ejoinme.org/register2011 Oct. 21

Music for Matt
The fundraiser named for Tulane University graduate Matt Costa benefits the Peace Corps and a memorial scholarship fund.Le Bon Temps Roule, 4800 Magazine St.www.musicformatt.org Oct. 21

Touro Here for Life Gala
Deacon John and the Ivories headlines a gala to support the Touro Family Birthing Center.Sheraton New Orleans Hotelwww.touro.com/gala Oct. 22

Halloween Costume Ball Fundraiser
Alternatives Living hosts a costume party to support its programs.Riverboat Creole Queen; www.alternativesliving.org Oct. 29

Feast with the Stars
Parkway Partners' annual fundraiser supports improved green space in New Orleans.Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave. Oct. 30

Cocktails for Kid smART
The event benefits Kid smART's arts education programs.Private residencewww.kidsmart.org Nov. 3

Jazzin' in the Moonshine
The gala benefits Crimestoppers, which offers rewards to citizens who provide tips to solve crimes.Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave.www.crimestoppersno.org Nov. 4

Justice for All Ball
Jon Cleary and the Philthy Phew entertain at the annual benefit for the Pro Bono Project.Audubon Tea Roomwww.probono-no.org Nov. 4

Louisiana Museum Foundation
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band and Roots of Music perform at the gala benefitting the Louisana Museum Foundation.www.thelmf.org Nov. 4

Signature Chef Auction
The New Orleans Marriott hosts the fine dining soiree benefiting the March of Dimes.New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.www.marchofdimes.com/louisiana Nov. 4

Howling Success
The gala to support the LA/SPCA features a Motown theme.Hyatt Regency New ORleanswww.la-spca.org/howlingsucceess Nov. 5

Pasta & Puccini
Opera performances highlight this fundraiser for Jefferson Performing Arts Society.Hotel Intercontinental, 444 St. Charles Ave., www.jpas.org Nov. 11

The Odyssey Ball
Deacon John entertains at a gala beneftting the New Orleans Museum of Art.NOMA; www.noma.org Nov. 12

Swingin' on a Star
The Jewish Community Center holds its Rat Pack-themed fundraiser at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain in New Orleans City Park.www.swinginonastar.org Nov. 12

Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert
Al Jarreau and John Boutte perform at the annual scholarship fundraiser.Ernest N. Morial Convention CenterTickets 520-4252.; www.xula.edu Nov. 18

All Saints Soiree
The event supports Save Our Cemeteries.FNBC Building, 210 Baronne St.www.saveourcemeteries.org Nov. 19

Golf Ball
The Fore Kids Foundation raises funds for area service organizations.Roosevelt New ORleanswww.forekidsfoundation.com Nov. 19

Home for the Holidays
John Boutte, Kermit Ruffins and many others perform at the fundraiser to support scholarships at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.House of Blueswww.danielpricememorial.org Dec. 23

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