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Gambit's Guide to Fall Entertainment - Galas & Fundraisers 

Justice for All Ball
Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers entertain at the annual benefit for the Pro Bono Project.
Audubon Tea Room
www.probono-no.org
Oct. 1

Black & Gold Gala
Sean Payton's Play It Forward Foundation's gala raises funds for Feed the Children, the Dr. Phil Foundation and ProtectOurCoastline.org.
Louisiana Superdome
www.paytonsplayitforwardfoundation.com
Oct. 1

Victory on the Bayou
The Jewish Community Center holds its annual fundraiser at the National World War II Museum with food by John Besh's American Sector and swing-era music.
www.victoryonthebayou.org
Oct. 2

Music for Matt
The fundraiser named for Tulane University graduate Matt Costa benefits the Peace Corps and a memorial scholarship fund.
Tipitina's
www.musicformatt.org
Oct. 8

Top Chef NOLA
Local chefs help raise awareness of the need for healthy school lunch programs, and funds support recognition of teachers.
University of New Orleans
www.unocharternetwork.net
Oct. 8

O What a Night
Jessica Lange and T.G. "Teddy" Solomon will be honored at the Ogden Museum's annual fundraising gala.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
www.ogdenmuseum.org
Oct. 9

Touro Here for Life Gala
Irma Thomas headlines a gala to support the Touro Family Birthing Center.
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
www.touro.com/gala
Oct. 9

Return to the Bali Hai
The Polynesian-themed event recalls the Lakefront's Bali Hai restaurant and raises funds for the St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center.
St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center, 2025 Constance St.
information: 524-8116.
Oct. 16

Golf Ball
The Fore Kids Foundation raises funds for area service organizations.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
www.forekidsfoundation.com
Oct. 22

All Saints Soiree Masked Gala
The event supporting Save Our Cemeteries is held at a private residence.
www.saveourcemeteries.org
Oct. 23

Pasta and Puccini
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society Orchestra entertains at the annual JPAS fundraiser.
Hotel Intercontinental, 444 St. Charles Ave.
www.jpas.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. 31

Evening at Emeril's
The event supports Covenant House of New Orleans.
Emeril's Restaurant, 800 Tchoupitoulas St.
www.covenanthouseno.org
Nov. 4

Howling Success
Bryan Batt is the celebrity chairperson for the 1940s-themed gala to support the LA/SPCA.
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
www.la-spca.org/howlingsuccess
Nov. 6

Historic Houses Gala
The event supports the Hermann-Grima and Gallier historic houses.
525-5661; www.hgghh.org
Nov. 11

The Odyssey Ball
The gala raises funds for the New Orleans Museum of Art.
New Orleans Museum of Art
www.noma.org
Nov. 13

Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert
Bill Cosby performs along with singers Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Howard Hewitt and Freddie Jackson at an event marking the 40th anniversary of Xavier University president Dr. Norman C. Francis.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tickets: 520-4252
www.xula.edu
Nov. 19

Alexis de Toqueville Award Gala
The society recognizes William Goldring for his leadership and philanthropy.
The Roosevelt Hotel
www.unitedwaynola.org
Nov. 20

Signature Chef Auction
Ritz-Carlton chef Matt Murphy headlines the fine dining soiree benefiting the March of Dimes.
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.
www.marchofdimes.com/louisiana
Nov. 21

Home for the Holidays
Named for NOCCA grad Daniel Price, the fundraiser supports scholarships at the school.
House of Blues
www.danielpricememorial.org
Dec. 23
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