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

Dec 26, 2017
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.