Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367) is hosting a Debutante Trunk Show Tuesday through Saturday, featuring gowns from Chris Kole, Catherine Reqehr, Marisa Baratelli and Watters and Watters. Special orders for one-of-a-kind debutante dresses are available only during the show.
More than 60 wedding professionals will participate in the 11th annual Bridal Expo at Lakeside Shopping Center (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie). The expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Admission is free, but those who visit are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Second Harvesters Food Bank.
Join in the "Remnant Riot" at Fabrixx (755 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-1118) Aug. 4-13 and enjoy 10 to 50 percent off the entire inventory, with fabric prices as low as $1 a yard.
Le Galerie Des Gateaux, an exhibit of decorated cakes at the 30th annual International Cake Exploration Societe (ICES) show and convention, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the New Orleans Marriott (555 Canal St.). Admission is $7, and proceeds will be donated to charity. A one-day shopper's pass, which allows entry to the La Galerie des Gateaux and exhibitors at the convention, is available for $50.