9 upcoming galas to thaw out Austin’s current social season

12:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 Things to Do
The Avett Brothers are performing at the Long Center as part of the venue’s 10th anniversary celebration. Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Jan. 20

Roaring 20s Gala for St. Gabriel’s Catholic School

What: A roaring good time filled with delicious food, live music, delightful entertainment, a silent auction, and the company of St. Gabriel’s fabulous families and faculty

Cost: $250 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $1,500

Where: The Four Seasons Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd.

Information: sgcsgala.com

Austin Smiles’ Somewhere Down in Texas

What: Don your cowboy boots for this gala with a live auction, raffle, delicious food, live music and more to benefit a nonprofit that provides craniofacial surgery for children in Latin America countries.

Cost: $300 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $1,200

Where: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the University of Texas, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd.

Information: austinsmiles.org/event/2018-austin-smiles-gala

Jan. 27

Dell Children’s Believe Gala

What: A cocktail reception, dinner, live and silent auction, live music, dancing and casino to benefit the hospital’s young patients and their families.

Cost: Sponsorships start at $2,000

Where: Fairmont Austin, 101 Red River St.

Information: dellchildrens.net/support-dell-childrens/dell-childrens-gala

Human Rights Campaign’s Austin 2018 Gala Dinner and Auction

What: A cocktail reception, an extensive silent auction, an elegant dinner, live entertainment and thought-provoking speakers and guests.

Cost: $250 early bird individual tickets; sponsorships start at $2,500

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

Information: hrcaustin.org

Feb. 3

2018 CASAblanca Gala

What: Join CASA of Travis County for an evening of inspiration with interactive art and performance, live music by Beatles tribute band the Eggmen, exciting auction packages and a fabulous casino after-party.

Cost: $200 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $2,000

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

Information: casatravis.org/events/casablanca

Feb. 23

Unmasked Masquerade Gala

What: A celebration of the unique work Wonders & Worries has done in the past 16 years, with eye-catching entertainment, raffle and live auction packages, a delicious three-course meal by the JW Marriott and a lounge-after party with DJ beats

Cost: $250 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $2,500

Where: JW Marriott, 110 E. Second St.

Information: wondersandworries.org/events/unmasked

March 3

The Long Center’s 10th Anniversary Party

What: The Long Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year is a lively evening of dinner, drinks and a live performance from the Avett Brothers plus Asleep at the Wheel.

Cost: $500 individual tickets; $250 after-party package

Where: The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

Information: thelongcenter.org.

April 29

An Afternoon in Neverland with the Ballet Austin Guild

What: The guild’s second annual Sunday tea is a prelude to Ballet Austin’s performance of “Peter Pan” and will have fun decor, costumes, raffles and more.

Cost: TBA

Where: Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St.

Information: balletaustin.org/contribute/spring-fundraiser

May 3

6th Annual I Heart HealthStart Gala

What: Enjoy bites to nourish every part of your body, live music, dancing, a mini-farmers market, and silent auction while mingling with others committed to helping children build healthy futures.

Cost: $50 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $500

Where: Gather (Vuka), 5540 North Lamar Blvd.

Information: healthstartfoundation.org

This post has been corrected to reflect the Austin Smiles gala is on Jan. 20.