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The Hit List: 5 Fall Galas Not to Miss

Ray Dennison | September 2, 2016 | Feature Features

As the summer temperatures finally start to cool, Houston puts on the black tie and prepares for gala season. Here are five fall parties worth attending.
HEAD TABLE Both the Symphony Opening Night Gala and Taste of the Nation are at The Corinthian.

1. Big Black-Tie Ball
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring group honors Mike Feinberg at its formal fundraiser Sept. 23. After dinner and a program, grab some chips for the late-night casino. Tables from $5,000

2. MFA’s Grand Gala Ball
Often noted as the fall’s most prestigious and exclusive event, this year’s royalty-ready ball celebrates Degas and his dancers—nodding to the museum’s current exhibition on the painter. Oct. 7, tables from $10,000

3. PetSet Soiree
Join local animal lovers at Wash Ave’s Astorian banquet hall for this canine nonprofit’s cocktail party, this year honoring Don Sanders. Sept. 9, tickets $350

4. Symphony Opening Night
After a concert featuring Peter and the Wolf—narrated by Oscar winner Ben Kingsley—black-tie guests leave the concert hall for an extravagant gala at The Corinthian. Sept. 17, tickets starting at $1,000

5. Taste of the Nation
Join 40 of Houston’s hottest chefs and mixologists as they donate their time, talent and passion with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger in America. Sept. 20, tickets $125


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