At a celebratory reception and awards presentation, Texas Women’s Foundation elevates and celebrates the voices of women leaders. The organization presents the Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards to these exemplary trailblazers in our community: Dana Blankenship, Tracey Doi, Beverly Hill, Kathleen M. LaValle, Jennifer Stimpson and 2020 Young Leader Award Recipient, Karla Guadalupe García.
Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207, 5-7 pm
In the heart of the downtown arts district, the Dallas Art Fair offers collectors, arts professionals and the public the opportunity to engage with a rich selection of modern and contemporary artworks presented by leading national and international galleries. Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave., dallasartfair.com, October 1-4
Curing Kids Cancer funds cutting-edge research for treatments of childhood cancers. The 15th annual Golf Classic will feature a VIP party, auctions and PGATour-style golf. The Classic has raised $4.2 million since 2006, benefiting UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital. Lakewood Country Club, 6430 Gaston Ave., curingkidscancer.org, Oct. 4-5
A black-tie pre-performance dinner and after party will celebrate the Linda and Mitch Hart season opening night performance of “The Marriage of Figaro.” Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., dallasopera.org, Tickets from $1,000
Treasure Street is the signature fundraising event for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and helps the hospital carry forward its legacy of providing premier health care to children regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., treasurestreeet.org, Tickets from $100
TWO xTWO for AIDS and Art is an annual contemporary art auction benefiting two organizations—the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. TWO xTWO has raised over $92 million in its 21-year history in support of amfAR’s AIDS research initiatives and the DMA’s contemporary art acquisition program. The Rachofsky House, 8605 Preston Road, twoxtwo.org, Invitation only.
The event starts with a silent auction, followed by a luncheon and live auction with fall fashions from Stanley Korshak and Kid Biz modeled by League members and their families, and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra family. The Fashion Notes Designer Award will be presented to a local Dallas designer. The Ritz- Carlton, Dallas, 2121 McKinney Ave., dallassymphonyleague.com, November TBA
The Dallas Opera will welcome superstar mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato for its fall gala. She will perform Hector Berlioz’s “La mort de Cléopâtre” and Jake Heggie’s “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire,” both conducted by The Dallas Opera’s own Emmanuel Villaume. A dinner will follow the concert. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., dallasopera.org/gala
Presented by The Greater Dallas Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Dallas’ National Philanthropy Day celebration brings together area nonprofits, volunteers, funders, foundations, businesses and community members to honor many of this city’s finest who give selflessly in support of numerous worthy causes. Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd. afpdallas.org
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the SPCA of Texas’ most magical event. The event at NorthPark Center features pets ready for their forever homes at the Adoption Pavilion. The event also showcases state-of-the-art dog homes and cat condos designed through their Bark + Build partnership with AIA Dallas and TEXO. The homes will be auctioned to help support the SPCA’s mission to provide every animal with exceptional care and a loving home. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, spcaholidays.com, November 29-December 23
Enjoy this family tradition featuring a festive day of activities and
entertainment, including photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, games and snow flurries. The day will culminate with a live show featuring performances of holiday music, visits from Santa’s friends Frosty and Rudolph, and Klyde Warren Park’s annual tree lighting. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, klydewarrenpark.org, 2-6 pm