By Elizabeth Liberatore
Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. registration
Head to Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park for a private event of fashion, fare and giving back. Enjoy a lively party with champagne cocktails and tasty bites followed by a runway show, highlighting fall trends, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. The event will raise funds and awareness for cancer research at local nonprofit, TGen. TGen’s mission is to develop earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments for Valley patients battling with cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other complex diseases. Individual tickets, $150. www.tgen.org.
Oct. 12, 6:30–9 p.m.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Center for the Arts invites you to talk art in the park – the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza, to be exact. The evening celebrates outstanding leaders in a multitude of art disciplines, including visual arts, dance and choreography, literary arts, among others and will announce the winner of the second annual Lou and Evelyn Grubb Community Innovator Award. Funds raised from the event will enable Phoenix Center for the Arts to provide free art workshops tailored to the needs of veterans and their families. Artist ticket, $25; general admission, $75; general admission with comemorative poster, $100. phoenixcenterforthearts.org.
Oct. 14, 6–11 p.m.
Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels’ fifth Annual Night of Hope Gala will take place at the extravagant Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The evening is a celebration of the bravery and innocence of childhood cancer warriors and includes dinner, cocktails, mystery boxes, auctions, live entertainment and dancing. Last year’s event raised over $240,000, and this year’s affair is expected to raise even more. All proceeds will support the organization’s mission of bringing dignity and comfort into the harsh world of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Individual tickets, $250. www.amandahoperainbowangels.org.
Oct. 17, 11 a.m.
Claim your spot at the table for a delicious lunch at the Arizona Biltmore. The fifth annual event opens its doors to locals and visitors alike. Enjoy an afternoon of inspiring stories and networking opportunities with guests, table captains and community leaders. Learn about Feeding Matters’ mission– which is to further advances in pediatric feeding disorders by accelerating identification, igniting research, and promoting collaborative care for children and families – and vision as you meet children and families achieving success because of the work of the organization. Free. www.feedingmatters.org.
Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Don your chicest cocktail attire at Phoenix Theatre’s Applause! Gala. Enjoy an evening of show-stopping performances featuring original musical tributes celebrating this year’s honorees, which includes Michael Barnard; Judd and Billie Jo Herberger; Dr. Oliver and Sharon Harper; Dr. P. David Adelson; Jill and George Garcia; and Nan Howlett. The celebration also features a hosted cocktail reception, a Greek feast followed by decadent desserts, and dancing under the stars. The event supports Phoenix Theatre’s programs, services, education and outreach programs. Individual tickets, $500. www.phoenixtheatre.com.
Oct. 28, 6 p.m.
Experience the wonder and awe of the roaring ’20s at the Night of Gold Ball. This annual affair, hosted by HonorHealth Foundation, will take place at the Arizona Biltmore. The 1920s-themed event will be draped in gold from floor to ceiling and feature live music, dancing, delicious food, an exclusive auction and much more! Proceeds from the event will support the programs and services of HonorHealth Desert Mission, which offers a variety of integrated programs to the community including a food bank, neighborhood renewal, healthcare and early childhood education. Individual tickets, $550. www.honorhealth.com.