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5 Events to Kick Off October

CarleeAnn Allen | September 27, 2016 | Feature Features

Human rights activist Ronan Farrow speaks at the Texas Trailblazer Luncheon; the Russian Grand Ballet brings a classic fairy tale to the stage; and more.
EN POINTE "The Sleeping Beauty" premieres at the Eisemann Center Oct. 6.

1. Black Tie Dinner
The 35th Annual Black Tie Dinner Oct. 1 will be the best party in town with entertainment by multiplatinum recording artist Deborah Cox and a special appearance by Emmy-nominated actress Connie Britton. The event is the largest fundraising event for the LGBT community in the nation, and supports North Texas Beneficiaries and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. 5:30pm. Tickets from $400. Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas Arts District, 972.865.2239

2. Zoo To Do Silver Safari

The Dallas Zoo hosts the 25th annual Zoo To Do party Oct. 1. Watch the sun set on the African Savanna while enjoying culinary creations from the finest chefs and restaurants in Dallas, including Abacus, Bolsa and Parigi. Participate in interactive animal demonstrations, bid on exciting prizes at the live and silent auctions, and party in the Wilds of Africa to end the evening. 5:30pm. Tickets $3,000. Marsalis Park



3. 2016 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon
Ronan Farrow, influential human rights activist, journalist and son of Mia Farrow, is the keynote speaker at the annual Texas Trailblazers Luncheon Oct. 4, which supports The Family Place, an organization that helps survivors of domestic violence. 11:30am. Tickets from $200. Hilton Anatole, Dallas Design District, 214.443.7708

4. The Giving Gala 2016

Join The Real Estate Council for its biggest party of the year Oct. 6, as the Anatole Sculpture Park transforms into a jazzy New Orleans-style party for Giving Gala 2016: Joy of Giving. The night provides the chance to network with industry leaders while enjoying first-class entertainment and raising funds for TREC Foundation’s work. 6pm. Tickets from $412. Dallas Design District, 214.692.3600



5. The Sleeping Beauty
The Russian Grand Ballet troupe brings the fairy-tale story of Princess Aurora to life Oct. 6. The performance will dazzle every generation with majestic sets, Renaissance-inspired costumes and Tchaikovsky’s acclaimed score. 7pm. Tickets from $17. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson, 972.744.4650



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