15 events to round out Austin's spring social scene
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.