April 26

One Reason Why 2019: A Fair Trade Art Show and Fundraiser

What: Celebrate 15 years of fair trade in Austin with Ten Thousand Villages. Sip wine, shop incredible art, meet artisans from Haiti, and enjoy live music and both live and silent auctions of fabulous goodies.

Cost: $50 individual tickets

Where: Ten Thousand Villages of Austin, 4803 Burnet Rd.

Information: eventbrite.com/e/one-reason-why-a-fair-trade-gala-tickets-58752354875

April 27

Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma’s 4th Annual Gala

What: A cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and live music from local group the Newsboyz, along with featured melanoma survivors who will share their stories about their personal battles with the disease.

Cost: $115 individual ticket; sponsorships start at $1,500

Where: Hilton Austin, 500 E. Fourth St.

Information: meredithsmission.org/gala2019-tickets.html

4th Annual Stand Up for CareBOX Program

What: A fun-filled night of stand-up comedy, live auction, music, tasty finger foods and libations all for a great cause, with laughs provided by local comedians Aaron Cheatham, Ashley Overton and Symply Courtney.

Cost: $50 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $1,000

Where: For the City Center, 500 E. St. Johns Ave

Information: classy.org/event/4th-annual-stand-up-for-carebox-program/e211796

April 28

Ballet Austin Guild’s An Afternoon of Enchantment

What: A fundraiser tea, serving as a prelude to Ballet Austin’s final performance of the season, “Giselle,” delectable treats, themed decor, costumes and festivities for people of all ages.

Cost: $40-$80 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $1,500

Where: The Line Hotel, 111 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Information: balletaustin.org/contribute/spring-fundraiser

April 30

Champions of Justice Gala

What: A benefit for the provision of civil legal aid for low-income Texas veterans, this year's Texas Access to Justice Commission gala features speaker Marine Corps veteran and short story writer Phil Klay.

Cost: Sponsorships start at $5,000

Where: AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Ave.

Information: texasatj.org/gala

The iAct Hope Awards

What: The evening will feature an intimate conversation about friendship and giving back with two very inspiring givers, Earl Maxwell and Bobby Jenkins, moderated by Rev. Joseph Parker.

Cost: $225 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $500

Where: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

Information: interfaithtexas.org/hope19/

May 1

Taste of Mexico 2019

What: Benefiting Mexic-Arte Museum’s art education programs, the one-of-a-kind culinary event explore the diversity and richness of Mexican cuisine.

Cost: $55-$65 general admission; $80 VIP tickets

Where: Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth St.

Information: mexic-artemuseumevents.org/taste-of-mexico-2019

May 2

CARY's 20th Anniversary Gala: An Evening At The Thinkery

What: The Council on At-Risk Youth hosts a benefit that will explore the Thinkery and will have drinks, appetizers, a silent auction and a fascinating look at the brain from professors Art Markman and Bob Duke

Cost: $75 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $750

Where: The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Information: cary4kids.org/event/carys-20th-anniversary-gala-an-evening-at-the-thinkery/

May 3

The OneParty Benefiting JDRF

What: With cocktails, a seated dinner and a DJ Mel after-party, it’s big fun with big heart. All funds raised go directly toward research to cure Type 1 diabetes.

Cost: $400 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $1,000

Where: Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave.

Information: jdrf-austin.ejoinme.org/oneparty

May 4

Club Blue's 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Shindig

What: Activities at this fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Austin include lawn games, such as corn hole, derby watching, derby hat contest and a silent auction, with free food and drink provided.

Cost: $40 individual tickets

Where: Atelier 1205, 1205 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Information: app.hellofund.com/view/4a17yVPl

Happiest Ever After Party

What: Benefiting Zach Theatre's artistic and education programs is this late-night party on stage at Topfer Theatre, featuring a dance party, themed photo booth, Zach entertainers and drag artists, and an open bar.

Cost: $100 individual tickets

Where: Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.

Information: zachtheatre.org/events/happiest-ever-after-party

May 5

A Marvelous Party with Penfold Theatre

What: Penfold Theatre's ninth annual fundraising gala is a magical evening featuring a sweeping tour of Broadway’s best, with songs from Tony Award-winning musicals over the last 70 years, from the Golden Age to the hottest hits today.

Cost: $75 individual tickets

Where: Lone Oak Barn, 1810 N. CR 122

Information: penfoldtheatre.org

May 11

The Paramount Theatre’s 2019 Anniversary Gala

What: With a vintage 1960s theme, this electric evening will highlight amazing music from the B-52s, dancing, incredible food and essential community support.

Cost: $500 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $4,000 (wait list only)

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.

Information: austintheatre.org/paramount-gala-2019/

May 17

The Child Development Center's Spring Fling

What: A fun, family-friendly evening to celebrate and enjoy the center's newly renovated playgrounds. Expect live music, cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a special announcement about the center's future.

Cost: $15 per adult or $25 per couple in advance; $20 per adult or $35 per couple at the door. Cost includes two drink tickets per adult. Children are $5 in advance or $7 at the door; ages 3 and under are free.

Where: The Child Development Center, 5917 La Crosse Ave.

Information: thechilddevelopmentcenter.org/springfling

Aug. 24

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ice Ball 2019

What: A night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and more with the goal of changing children's lives for the better.

Cost: $175 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $5,000

Where: Fairmont Austin, 101 Red River St.

Information: bigmentoring.org/ice-ball/