Dec. 7


Sixth Annual Black Fret Ball


What: Black Fret celebrates this year’s nominees, which include recent Grammy nominees Black Pumas, as well as Cilantro Boombox, Erika Wennerstrom and more, with over a dozen of these nominees performing live.


Cost: Memberships are $125 monthly or $1,500 for the full season


Where: ACL Live, 310 W. Second St.


Information: blackfret.org


Snow Ball: Project Transitions Runway


What: A holiday fundraising fashion show highlighting amazing “Project Runway” designers, talented local designers, light bites, entertainment and a cash bar, all to benefit Project Transitions, a local nonprofit providing hospice care, housing and support to people with HIV.


Cost: $85 general admission, $125 VIP tickets


Where: Hotel Van Zandt, 605 Davis St.


Information: projecttransitions.org/snowball


Well Aware’s Winter Wonderland Gala


What: This annual holiday party fundraiser will share the annual Global Impact Award and the Ambassador of the Year Award, along with updates from the field, live music, a seated dinner and a look back at Well Aware’s first water project implemented 10 years ago.


Cost: Individual tickets start at $200; sponsorships start at $1,400.


Where: South Congress Hotel, 1603 S. Congress Ave.


Information: one.bidpal.net/waterland2019/welcome


Dec. 14


Dancing With the Stars Austin


What: A fresh group of Austin philanthropists compete for your applause and the coveted mirror ball trophy at this Center for Child Protection benefit that will also have dinner, drinks and merriment.


Cost: Individual tickets start at $300; sponsorships start at $2,500.


Where: JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. Second St.


Information: centerforchildprotection.org/2019-dancing-with-the-stars-austin


Jan. 18


UMLAUF Auction: A Burlesque Ball


What: The elegant evening features cocktails and Champagne, aerialists and burlesque performances, as well as unique auction packages for attendees to bid on, including a trip for two to the Grammy Awards with award winner Mela Sarajane Dailey.


Cost: $500 general admission, $1,000 VIP tickets


Where: Sky Candy, 1023 Springdale Road, Suite 8A


Information: umlaufsculpture.org/auction


Feb. 1


CASAblanca Gala


What: Join CASA of Travis County for a night of celebration, reflection and life-changing impact, raising money toward the goal of providing a volunteer advocate for every child in need in the Austin community.


Cost: Individual tickets available in a limited amount on request; sponsorships start at $2,500.


Where: Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, 8212 Barton Club Drive


Information: casablancagala.com


Feb. 8


Rodeo Austin Gala


What: The evening includes a cocktail hour, a gourmet dinner, one-of-a-kind silent and live auctions, and boot-tapping live music entertainment as provided by Gary Allan and special guest Bri Bagwell.


Cost: $250 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $2,000. Pricing is through Dec. 15, when tickets go up by $50 and tables by $500.


Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road


Information: rodeoaustin.com/events/special-events/gala