Events Calendar

January 12, 2020
Equest's Old Hollywood Gala Kick-Off Party

Get ready for a night of glitz and glam as Equest kicks off their 2020 Gala, An Evening in Old Hollywood. The evening, hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs Lynn and Allan McBee and Chair Elizabeth Fischer, will include light bites, refreshments and the opportunity to shop Stanley Korshak’s luxury apparel and accessories. 15 percent of proceeds from sales at Stanley Korshak will benefit Equest, a nonprofit that provides equine assisted learning, therapies and counseling to children and adults with diverse needs. The event is complimentary to attend. RSVP to Sarah Bibelhausen at sarahb@equest.org.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6pm- 8pm.

Stanley Korshak - 500 Crescent Ct #100, Dallas, TX 75201


January 27, 2020
Renoir: The Body, The Senses

Dallas art lovers will be thrilled about the Kimbell's partnership with the Clark Art Institute to bring us the first major exhibition of the great Pierre-Auguste Renoir's work focused on the human form. Titled Renoir: The Body, The Sense, the exhibit is composed of 60 paintings, drawings, pastels, and sculptures, including some remarkable international loans created by Renoir as well as his predecessors, contemporaries and followers. The goal of the exhibit will be to display the body as Renoir's central subject throughout the changing eras of his career.


February 1, 2020
Junior Symphony Ball

This event benefitting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community and outreach programs unites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in 35 Dallas area schools for a night of music, games, and prizes. Gilley’s, 1135 S. Lamar St., jsbdallas.com, 7:30 pm


February 5, 2020
36th Annual St. Valentine's Day Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show is turning 36 this year, and once again throwing a fun and fashion-filled event benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The luncheon features gorgeous spring fashions and helps to raise money and increase awareness
of finding cures for blood cancers. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., lls.org, TIckets from $300


February 5, 2020
A Noteworthy Night

An intimate Noteworthy Night event allowing guests and league members to hear beautiful music, meet DSO musicians and enjoy food and wine together. dallassymphonyleague.com


February 7, 2020
Silver Supper

Originally inspired by the DMA’s unmatched holdings of silver, Silver Supper raises funds to support the DMA's Decorative Arts Acquisition Fund. Silver Supper 2020 will continue our celebration of the Museum’s exceptional international collection of decorative arts and design. https://dma.org/support-fundraising-events/silver-supper


February 7, 2020
Unicef Gala

The UNICEF Gala welcomes back Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki to the spotlight as the philanthropic superstars will be honored for their dedication and advocacy of children. Funds raised at this third annual gala will support the agency’s work to improve the lives of children around the world. The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, 2121 McKinney Ave., unicefdallas.org, 6:30 pm, Tickets from $1,500, Tables $10,000


February 8, 2020
Highland Park Village Chinese New Year Celebration

Highland Park Village, Dallas’ landmark luxury shopping and dining destination, is thrilled to host an experiential Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 8, 2020. From exclusive shopping offers and festive promotions from fashion’s most renowned brands, to live cultural performances and themed holiday entertainment, guests from near and far are invited to enjoy the culture and customs of Chinese New Year. In addition, stroll and peruse a unique outdoor market around Livingston Court with Chinese inspired food and goods.


February 8, 2020
Junior League of Dallas Community Volunteer Fair

Learn more about the nonprofits supported by the Junior League of Dallas at this annual event. Attendees will also learn more about volunteer opportunities that benefit the greater Dallas community. NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, jld.net, 9 am - 12 pm


February 8, 2020
Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Presentation Ball

The Presentation Ball concludes a whirlwind season of community service and social events that support the DSO’s education and community outreach efforts. This magical evening honors the debutantes and their families, who have created their own bonds throughout the events leading up to the Ball weekend. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., dallassymphonyleague.com, 6:30 pm


February 10, 2020
Love Luncheon for Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer Foundation

This year’s headliner features Barbara Pierce Bush at the fifth annual luncheon benefiting Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer Foundation. The event will include a meet-and-greet and photo op beginning at 10:45am, followed by a moderated conversation with Bush, healthcare activist and daughter of President George W. Bush. The foundation provides assistance for low-income parents who have kids with terminally ill cancer. They provide last wishes, family trips and financial assistance with bills so that parents can take time off work. Dallas Country Club, 4155 Mockingbird Lane, claytondabney.org, 10:45 am


February 11, 2020
Dallas Chamber Symphony presents “Tchaikovsky Serenade”

The third concert of the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s season, “Tchaikovsky Serenade,” led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, will send listeners on a musical journey. Tchaikovsky’s late-Romantic Serenade for Strings anchors this program, which also features groundbreaking works by two American masters. Samuel Barber’s Serenade Op. 1, and Franz Waxman’s Goyana Sketches, featuring acclaimed pianist Kyle Orth, round out the evening.

Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dcsymphony.org, by calling 214-449-1294, or in the lobby on concert nights.


February 17, 2020
Nancy Lieberman Dream Ball Charities Gala

Help further the mission of providing educational and sports opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth.This evening will include a red carpet, cocktail hour and dinner with a silent and live auction. The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St., nancyliebermancharities.ejoinme.org


February 20, 2020
Jennifer Staubach Gates to Receive 18th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award

Dallas City Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates has been named the recipient of the 18th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, presented by Bank of Texas, Texas Woman’s University and the Texas Woman’s University Foundation. Texas Woman’s Chancellor Carine M. Feyten will honor Councilmember Gates on Feb. 20, 2020, at the Dallas Leadership Luncheon chaired by Ralph Hawkins, chairman emeritus with HKS, Inc. and recipient of the 2015 Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award.

This year’s luncheon will be held at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion, 2101 Ross Ave. Tickets are $175. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 940-898-3865, visit twu.edu/dallasleadership or email kquinones@twu.edu.


February 20, 2020
Cristo Rey Dallas CEO Breakfast

More than 150 business leaders will gather to honor Gunnar Rawlings, founding executive director of Cristo Rey Dallas Corporate Work Study Program. The organization, located in Pleasant Grove, provides college prep education for students in underserved communities. Dallas Country Club, 4155 Mockingbird Lane, cristoreydallas.org, 7:30 am, Tables $1,600


February 20, 2020
TWU Dallas Leadership Luncheon

Jennifer Staubach Gates will receive the 18th annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award at this luncheon. This award was established in 2002 in recognition of the life work of TWU alumna Virginia Chandler Dykes. It is given to Dallas leaders with a lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life in the community and to furthering the importance of education. Proceeds provide scholarships to outstanding graduate students. Belo Mansion and Pavilion, 2101 Ross Ave., twu.edu/dallasleadership, 12 pm


February 22, 2020
4 Word Conversation with Laura Bush

The conversation with the former first lady Laura W. Bush, an advocate for literacy education and women’s rights, will be moderated by Charity Wallace, senior
advisor to the George W. Bush Institute. 4word is a faith-based community organization that empowers and inspires women in the workplace. Proceeds will benefit the agency’s mentoring program. Dallas Renaissance Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway, 4wordwomen.org


February 22, 2020
Genesis Young Leaders Masquerade Ball

Be transported to Monaco and the famous Monte Carlo Casino at this gala evening to raise funds for Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support. Game tables will offer big raffle prizes and silent auction items, and the Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra will bring everyone out onto the dance floor. Sixty Five Hundred, 6500 Cedar Springs Road, Ste. 200, genesisshelter.org/events/masquerade


February 24, 2020
Symphony of Chefs

KidLinks, an organization that raises money for kids to have musical experiences, will host its 10th annual Symphony of Chefs fundraiser at Sixty-Five Hundred
in Dallas.The evening includes an hors d’oeuvres reception and a four-course wine-paired dinner prepared table-side, followed by
a decadent dessert.After dinner, enjoy musical entertainment and a live auction featuring opportunities for chef experiences. Sixty Five Hundred, 6500 Cedar Springs Road, Ste. 200, Kidlinks.org, 6 pm


February 28, 2020
Go Red for Women Luncheon

Go Red For Women is an annual event by the American Heart Association that encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. Join 2020 chair Judy Hendrick to learn how you can improve your own heart health and the health of those you love. Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar Street, goredforwomen.org


March 2, 2020
Art in Bloom

The Dallas Museum of Art League will host their signature fundraiser, Art in Bloom 2020, on Monday, March 2, chaired by Therese Rourk. Art in Bloom benefits the Dallas Museum of Art’s education and exhibition programs, as well as the League’s Floral Endowment Fund. Net proceeds from this event continue the League’s tradition of more than 80 years of Museum support. The League supports, both with volunteers and funding, a number of Museum programs and exhibitions. The League leads the Floral Endowment Fund and provides fresh floral arrangements throughout the Museum. https://www.dmaartinbloom.org/


March 7, 2020
Bonne Santé

The National Kidney Foundation and chef William Koval of the Lakewood Country Club are pleased to announce their 10th annual Bonne Santé Chef Showcase, featuring top chefs from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and around the country. Each chef will prepare a signature dish paired with fine wines, and guests can sample while mingling, enjoying entertainment and bidding on auction items. Westin Galleria, 13340 Dallas Parkway, kidney.org/events


March 10, 2020
TACA Silver Cup Luncheon

Celebrated annually, the TACA Silver Cup Award recognizes two individuals for their outstanding volunteer leadership and contributions to the arts in North Texas.This year’s honorees are Matrice Ellis-Kirk and former Mayor Mike Rawlings. Fairmont Dallas, Regency Ballroom, 1717 N. Akard Street, taca-arts.org


March 25, 2020
Orchestra Appreciation Luncheon

Dallas Symphony League members coordinate a special luncheon in honor of Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians. dallassymphonyleague.com


March 27, 2020
Recess!

Recess! is the signature fundraising event for Dallas Afterschool. Proceeds support Dallas Afterschool and its mission to improve the quality and availability of afterschool and summer programs in the community. The Empire Room, 1225 N. Riverfront Blvd., dallasafterschool.org/recess


April 3, 2020
Cherish the Children

The Cherish the Children luncheon raises funds for Dallas CASA by auctioning artfully- designed children’s furnishings. Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St., dallascasa.org


April 3, 2020
Aware Affair

Celebrate the Moments: Unmask the Myths benefits Aware Dallas, a 40-year-old organization fighting against Alzheimer’s.The gala evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and dancing. awaredallas.org, tickets from $500


April 4, 2020
Nasher Prize Award Gala

The Nasher Sculpture Center’s prize, now in its fifth year, is an international award for a living artist who understands and brings distinction to the art of sculpture. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., nashersculpturecenter.org


April 6, 2020
The Auxiliary of Nexus Spring Luncheon

Sports writers describe Thomas Henderson as an “outrageous, witty and talented athlete.” Regarded as one of the best linebackers in NFL history, he was a first-round draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys and an All-Pro Bowl linebacker. Thomas describes himself as a “miracle” because despite being a notorious substance abuser, he was blessed with fame, glory and talent. Thomas played in three Super Bowls, was on the cover of Newsweek in 1979. It wasn’t all trophies and triumphs for Thomas. Sometime later, alcohol and drugs quickly took over and brought his career to a halt. He lost it all. In 1983 things began to change slowly and with the help of therapy and 12 step programs, he got his life back.

Join Nexus Recovery Center, Inc. for an informative and inspiring luncheon featuring keynote speaker Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson. www.nexusrecovery.org


April 15, 2020
Room to Grow Luncheon

The fourth annual luncheon and fashion presentation returns this spring benefiting DEC My Room, Chaired by Done Grinner and Tarra Nagaork, the evening will include a seated luncheon and a dynamic fashion show. Dec My Room creates healing places for patients admitted to Children's Health with extended stays by decorating their hospital rooms with colorful and personalized items.


April 15, 2020
Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society

This year’s luncheon features mom-and-daughter duo Christine and Gillea Allison, publisher and president of D Home. Proceeds benefit the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society and will be used to support the Park Cities House at Dallas HeritageVillage, the new archives at the University Park Library, landmarking activities, scholarships and the distinguished chair for history at Highland Park High School. Brook Hollow Golf Club, 8301 Harry Hines Blvd., pchps.org, Tickets from $150


April 15, 2020
Room to Grow Spring Luncheon

The fourth annual luncheon and fashion presentation returns this spring benefiting DEC My Room, chaired by Done Grinner and Tarra Nagaork.The event will include a seated luncheon and a dynamic fashion show. Dec My Room creates healing places for patients admitted to Children’s Health by decorating their hospital rooms with colorful and personalized items. Neiman Marcus Courtyard, NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, decmyroom.org


April 16, 2020
Mad Hatter's Tea

Now celebrating its 32nd year, the fun and fashionable event, this year themed The Art of Chic, benefits the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical
Garden. The morning begins with a Champagne reception and judging of the best hats, followed by a luncheon in elegantly draped tents. Rosine Hall at the Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, womenscouncildallasarboretum.org, 10 am, Tickets from $350


April 16, 2020
Dallas Art Fair

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, April 16-19


April 17, 2020
23rd Annual Pot of Gold Luncheon

The annual event featuring inspiring stories benefits Rainbow Days, an organization dedicated to helping kids overcome adversity and develop resilience. Omni Dallas, 555 S. Lamar St. rainbowdays.org, Tickets from $150


April 17, 2020
An Evening with Docstars

Join co-chairs Grace Cook and Alexandra Kahn for an evening of discovery and intrigue at Dallas’ jewel of medical innovation, UT Southwestern Medical Center. All net proceeds benefit the early stage research of young investigators at UT Southwestern.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Prothro Plaza and Gardens, 2201 Inwood Road, swmedical.org/docstars-2020, Tickets from $150


April 17, 2020
Children's Cancer Fund Annual Gala

This annual fundraiser for pediatric oncology research includes a dinner, auction and program with musical entertainment, dancing and a fashion show presented by Dillard’s and produced by RSC Show Productions. Children undergoing treatment for cancer at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas are models, escorted down the runway by celebrity guests and sponsors. Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach are honorary chairs. Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, childrenscancerfundgala.com, Tickets $300, Tables $2,750


April 18, 2020
Art Ball 55

Art Ball 55: Seeing the DMA is the 55th annual gala, chaired by Brian Bolke. It will feature a cocktail reception, seated dinner and glam club after party.All proceeds benefit the DMA’s exhibitions, educational and public programs, and 25,000 art objects. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., dmaartball.org, Tickets $2,500, After Party $500


April 18, 2020
Echelon Gala

The Echelon 30M Gala is named in honor of the 30 million people The Salvation Army serves in the United States every year. Echelon serves their local Salvation
Army Corps with volunteers and monetary donations, while also bringing a general awareness of The Salvation Army and its mission to the young adults in our community.The multigenerational event is an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of The Salvation Army’s supporters and a chance to raise awareness. The Ritz- Carlton, Dallas, 2121 McKinney Ave., dallas.salvationarmyechelon.org


April 18, 2020
Park Cities 2020 Historic Home Tour

The annual historic home tour showcases architecturally significant homes of the Park Cities and illustrates how they’ve been restored and remodeled to serve today’s needs. Proceeds benefit the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, which supports many cultural and education projects in Highland Park and University Park. pshps.org, Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door


April 22, 2020
Battle of the Chefs

Dining Out in Dallas, in its 25th year, holds this event to celebrate culinary collaborations with creative chefs from the finest restaurants in Dallas. Join chefs Samir Dhurandhar and John Kleifgen of Nick and Sam’s and founding chef David Holben
to sample specialties and enjoy music, featured spirit bars, and silent and live auctions. Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., texasnf.ejoinme.org


April 25, 2020
Classic and Antique Car Show

Classic and antique cars from all over the Dallas-FortWorth area gather to show their vehicles and win trophies in different categories. This event is sponsored by the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society. Burleson Park, 3000 University Blvd., pchps.org, 10 am - 3 pm


April 25, 2020
Day to Play

Day to Play brings families together for an event filled with activities and discoveries geared specifically to children. Entertainment is paired with a focus on volunteerism and community service, including a basic overview of the scope of family homelessness in our community. Proceeds support Family Gateway’s mission to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness in Dallas. AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Annette Strauss Artist Square, 2403 Flora St., familygateway.org/dtp


April 25, 2020
Equest Gala: An Evening in Old Hollywood

The classic Hollywood-themed affair, hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs Lynn and Allan McBee and Chair Elizabeth Fischer, will include a Champagne reception, seated dinner, much-desired live and silent auction items, and entertainment featuring the exhilarating and energetic 11-piece Walton Stout Band of the Jordan Kahn Group. Hyatt Regency Dallas Landmark Ballroom, 300 Reunion Blvd., equest.org/gala


April 25, 2020
The Great Create

The Great Create transforms the Nasher Garden into an interactive space for kids and families, featuring hands-on art activities led by special guest artists, live entertainment and kid-friendly food. Proceeds directly support the Nasher Sculpture Center’s education programs that collectively impact thousands of children, students and families each year. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., nashersculpturecenter.org


April 26, 2020
2020 Equest Gala: An Evening in Old Hollywood

Lights, camera, action! An evening of glitz and glam awaits at Equest’s 2020 Gala, An Evening in Old Hollywood, hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs Lynn and Allan McBee and Chair Elizabeth Fischer. The classic Hollywood-themed affair, will include a champagne reception, decadent seated dinner, much-desired live and silent auction items, and entertainment featuring the exhilarating and energetic 11-piece Walton Stout Band of the Jordan Kahn Group, and much more! The glamorous evening will celebrate Equest’s remarkable 39-history of enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs by bringing hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

https://www.equest.org/gala


April 27, 2020
Family Compass North Star Luncheon

Join Family Compass at the Dallas Country Club on Monday, April 27th 2020 for the 2nd Annual North Star Luncheon benefitting Family Compass Co-Chaired by Natalie Lesikar and Kelly Piland. Sponsorship and tickets available beginning January 9th, 2020. For further information, please contact Chad Black at cblack@family-compass.org. https://family-compass.org/events/


April 30, 2020
Texas Women's Foundation Leadership Forum & Awards Dinner

This annual event brings high profile leaders together for engaging conversations and presentations, Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards to exemplary trailblazers. The keynote speaker is Adriana Goscoigne, founder and CEO of Girls inTech and author of Tech Boss Lady. Co-chairs are Laura Maxwell of Frito-Lay and Nina Vaca of Pinnacle Group, a former Maura Award recipient. Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St., txwf.org, 5:30-8:30 pm


May 1, 2020
2020 Visionary Women Luncheon

Juliette Fowler Communities announces Kimberly Williams-Paisley will headline the 2020 Visionary Women Luncheon on Friday, May 1, at noon, at the OMNI Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St. Williams-Paisley is an award-winning actor, author, columnist, director, producer, spokesperson, radio-host, and social advocate. She has starred in film, television, and theater for over 25 years and is known for her co-starring roles on According to Jim and Nashville, as well as her breakthrough performance in Father of the Bride, for which she was nominated for several awards, and its sequel, Father of the Bride Part II. In 2016 she became a New York Times best-selling author for her book Where the Light Gets In, that explores how her family coped with her mother Linda’s dementia, her care, and losing her. The book was developed after she wrote an essay for Redbook magazine in 2014 called “Is My Mother Gone?” that chronicled the impact of her mother’s dementia.

Luncheon tickets are $200, and sponsorships are available. Contact Jamie Rodgers, jamier@fowlercommunities.org, 214-515-1342. Visit https://fowlercommunities.org/visionary-women-luncheon/