Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal Place, 301 Canal St., 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com) hosts the Key to the Cure Gala and Charity Shopping Weekend. Shop at Saks Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 21-23, when 2 percent of sales benefit the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. The weekend kicks off with a gala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Tickets are $75, and there will be food from more than 35 restaurants, drinks and live music. Call 293-2618 or visit www.lcrc.info/news/updates/kttc2011.html for more information or to buy tickets.