Ru­fus Wain­wright on his his­tor­i­cal epic Hadrian

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Hey Noties, ready to frock it out and show lots of tux love to some of the best ben­e­fits and fundrais­ers this city has ever scene (word­play in­ten­tional)? Good, be­cause this crammed cal­en­dar is go­ing to keep you par­ty­ing well into the new year. The count­down is also on for next week’s su­per­sized, high-volt­age sea­sonopener col­umn. So­cial never looked so fine! In the mean­time, for all things party, see di­ary­ofaso­cial­gal.com, where so­cial is our oxy­gen.

(Please note that some sub­mis­sions may have been re­as­signed to other, more fit­ting Mon­treal Gazette cal­en­dar list­ings.)


Oct. 13: Lewis Rosen of Ray­mond James Presents An Evening Out With LEV — Déjà Vu: Ve­gas Nights, 7:30 p.m., Spinelli In­finiti, 347 Brunswick Blvd. $150; in­cludes $75 cover and $75 gift to the 2018 Com­bined Jewish Ap­peal Cam­paign. 514-624-5005, Lo­cal 221; fed­er­a­tioncja.org/de­javu; west.is­land@fed­er­a­tioncja. org. Oct. 13: La­chine Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion an­nual fundrais­ing break­fast at Bar­bie’s, sup­port­ing the pal­lia­tive care unit, Bar­bie’s Restau­rant, 15 Bouchard Blvd. $15 for adults, $5 for chil­dren un­der 11. 514-637-2351, Lo­cal 77333; fon­da­tion.chl@muhc. mcgill.ca. Oct. 14: Hun­gar­ian Catholic Com­mu­nity cel­e­brates its 90th an­niver­sary and 55th year of Our Lady of Hun­gary Church’s con­se­cra­tion, 11 a.m. mass, fol­lowed by a meal, 90 Guizot St. W. 514-387-9503. Oct. 14: Cedars Run for Ovar­ian Cancer, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Roo­sevelt Park, 60 Roo­sevelt Ave. Ben­e­fit­ing the Da­ge­nais JolySmith Fund in sup­port of the DOvEE Project un­der Dr. Lucy Gil­bert’s lead­er­ship. 10K, 5K and 2K walk/run op­tions avail­able, with 10K and 5K runs timed and scored. Natalia Kal­bar­czyk, 514-656-6662, Lo­cal 228; natalia. kal­bar­czyk@cedarscancer.ca, cedars.ca. Oct. 14: Shav­ing and Sav­ing, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Restau­rant Bel­lis­simo, 484 Lakeshore Drive. Ben­e­fit­ing the JGH’s Dr. Cris­tiano Fer­rario with a view to in­creas­ing clin­i­cal tri­als for a cure to end breast cancer. An­nette, 514-2334380; alud­die@icloud.com. Oct. 14: B’nai Brith Mu­sic Brunch for Se­niors, 10:30 a.m., Adath Sy­n­a­gogue, 223 Har­row Cres. Kosher brunch fol­lowed by danc­ing and en­ter­tain­ment by the Ab­so­lutes. Reser­va­tions: 514482-4252. Oct. 14: Alzheimer Groupe (AGI) Amaz­ingly Fun Race. In­spired by The Amaz­ing Race, the fundraiser for fam­ily and cor­po­rate teams com­bines ad­ven­ture and chal­lenges. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit AGI’s dementia sup­port ser­vices for fam­i­lies. 514-485-7233; teri@ agiteam.org. Oct. 15: B’nai Brith fundraiser dî­na­toire, fol­lowed by the Dora Wasser­man Yid­dish Theatre pro­duc­tion of A Bin­tel Brief, 6 p.m., Se­gal Cen­tre. In­cludes post­per­for­mance dessert. $90; par­tial tax re­ceipt is­sued. Arina Har­ris, 800-274-2310; bnaib­rith.ca/abin­tel­brief. Oct. 16: Cen­taur Soirée, cel­e­brat­ing 50 years of theatre in the heart of Mon­treal, Cen­taur Theatre, 453 St-François-Xavier St. Cock­tail dî­na­toire, jazz, auc­tion. 514-288-1229, Lo­cal 240, cen­tau­rthe­atre.com/hap­pen­ings. html. Oct. 16 to 19: Par­adis Ur­bain and MMFA present the sixth Au Con­traire Film Fes­ti­val. Fea­tur­ing aware­ness, ed­u­ca­tion, dis­cus­sion and en­ter­tain­ment as ACFF show­cases films ex­plor­ing men­tal health is­sues. 514-7980791; acff.ca. Oct. 17: Cedars Pri­vate Shop­ping Night at Holt Ren­frew. Shop to help stop cancer, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Holt Ren­frew, 1300 Sher­brooke St. W. Ten per cent of net sales ben­e­fit the Cedars Cancer Foun­da­tion in sup­port of pa­tient care, re­search and ed­u­ca­tion. Stephanie Clax­ton, 514-656-6662, Lo­cal 227; stephanie.clax­ton@cedarscancer.ca; cedars.ca. Oct. 17: Château Ramezay Her­itage 375 Gala. His­tor­i­cal site and mu­seum con­cludes its three­year fundrais­ing cam­paign, Le Wind­sor, 1170 Peel St. Chair: Éric Lachaîne, ex­ec­u­tive vi­cepres­i­dent, Des­jardins Group. $225. agent­d­if­fu­sion@chateau­ramezay.qc.ca; chateau­ramezay. qc.ca/en/fundrais­ing-events. Oct. 17: CHW Mon­treal VIP evening. Pre­sen­ta­tion by Whati­sadam, live fire art by Spazuk, guided mu­ral tour (weather per­mit­ting), wine and canapés, Sta­tion 16, 3523 St-Lau­rent Blvd. $185; in­cludes ad­mis­sion to VIP evening and CHW an­nual art auc­tion Nov. 1 (see below). 514-933-8461; chw.ca/ar­tauc­tion2018. Oct. 18: AMI- Que­bec Ac­tion on Men­tal Ill­ness fundrais­ing event — Food for Thought, elab­o­rat­ing on the preva­lence of men­tal ill­ness in the food in­dus­try, Lo­cale 514, 5765 Paré St. Key­note speaker: New York chef/writer Kat Kins­man, who will share per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences. Host: ra­dio per­son­al­ity Lee Haberkorn. Chair: Kathy Lem­pert- Stein. $100; in­cludes cock­tails and raf­fle. 514-486-1448; amique­bec. org.

Oct. 18: En­chan­tée, a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the MUHC Foun­da­tion and Cedars Cancer Foun­da­tion, 6 to 8 p.m., Le Mount Stephen, 1440 Drum­mond St. In sup­port of breast health and the MUHC Breast Clinic’s Well­ness Pro­gram. Hosted by chairs Cyn­thia Price Ver­reault, Jo Anne Kelly Rudy and Anna Capo­bian­coSkip­worth. 514-843-1543, Lo­cal 35633; muhc­foun­da­tion. com/event/en­chantee.

Oct. 18: Ben Wei­der Ed­u­ca­tional Cen­tre’s an­nual Feast of the Na­tions Gala, fea­tur­ing the trio Kol Esper­anza singing opera, Broad­way, pop, Jewish, Is­raeli and Ital­ian favourites, Shaar Hashomayim, 450 Kens­ing­ton Ave. Hon­ouree: Pa­tri­cia Sa­puto, CFO Place­ment Ital­can Inc. 438800-1062. Oct. 19 to 21: Bea­cons­field High School 60th Year Di­a­mond Ju­bilee All-Year Re­union, ben­e­fit­ing the school, Bea­cons­field High School. To con­tact grad year rep: bea­cons­field­high­school.ca. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion sug­gested to avoid line­ups. Oct. 18: A Bril­liant Night, fourth an­nual gala ben­e­fit sup­port­ing the Mon­treal Neu­ro­log­i­cal In­sti­tute and Hos­pi­tal, Wind­sor Sta­tion, 1100 des Cana­di­ens-deMon­tréal Ave. $200. 514-3981851; abril­liant­night.com. Oct. 19: Trafal­gar School for Girls home­com­ing and re­union events: Trafal­gar Ross Lec­ture, cock­tail re­cep­tion for all Old Girls, Ris­torante Beatrice, 6 to 8:30 p.m. $50; $30 for re­cent grads (2008-18). All events ben­e­fit the Trafal­gar Ross Foun­da­tion and bur­saries. Kelly Car­rier, 514935-2644, Lo­cal 219; kcar­rier@ trafal­gar.qc.ca. Oct. 23: Con­certs dans les grandes maisons, fundraiser ben­e­fit­ing the Mon­treal Cham­ber Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, 5:30 p.m., 2064 Mar­lowe Ave. Pre­sented un­der the aus­pices of Phyl­lis Lam­bert, fea­tur­ing artists Blake Pouliot, Barry Shiff­man and De­nis Brott, in­cludes cock­tail dî­na­toire. $300; $550 for two (tax-de­ductible re­ceipt). Julie Brott, 514-4897444, info@fes­ti­val­montreal.org, fes­ti­val­montreal.org. Oct. 24: Youth Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices’ an­nual Tune in to YES ben­e­fit event and silent auc­tion, 6 to 9 p.m., Grévin Mon­tréal mu­seum. Bring­ing to­gether busi­ness ex­ec­u­tives and com­mu­nity lead­ers in­ter­ested in mak­ing a dif­fer­ence and rais­ing aware­ness to sup­port job seek­ers, en­trepreneurs and artists in Que­bec. Open bar ( beer, wine, soda), food, silent auc­tion, prizes, etc. $150; par­tial tax re­ceipts is­sued. VIP Ex­pe­ri­ence pack­ages also avail­able. Chair: Sa­man­tha Bateman. Honorary chair: Evan Bush. 514-878-9788, Lo­cal 307; fa@yesmon­treal.ca; tunein­toyes.com. Oct. 24: Mon­treal Lakeshore Uni­ver­sity Women’s Club an­nual schol­ar­ship fundraiser, Laugh­ter for the Soul with Bowser and Blue, 7:30 p.m., D.D.O. Civic Cen­tre, Ban­quet Hall, 12001 de Sal­aberry Blvd. $38. 514-6379598; mluwc.com. Oct. 24: Camp Amy Mol­son fundraiser wine and cheese tast­ing, 6 to 9 p.m., Mount Royal Ten­nis Club, 2106 Grey Ave. Shauna Joyce, 514-484-9919; cam­pamy­mol­son.com. Oct. 25: Fed­er­a­tion CJA’s Women’s Phi­lan­thropy, MTL Chal­lah Bake, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 6600 Côte-de-Liesse Rd. $36; in­cludes $18 cover and $18 gift to the 2018 Com­bined Jewish Ap­peal Cam­paign. Deb­bie Blond, 514-345-2645, Lo­cal 3295; deb­bie.blond@fed­er­a­tioncja.org; fed­er­a­tioncja.org/mtlchal­lah. Oct. 25: A New York State of Mind — evening with vo­cal­ist/pi­anist Chris­tian Marc Gen­dron, 7 p.m., Gel­ber Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, 5700 West­bury Ave. Mem­bers $36; guests $45. 514-734-1831. Oct. 25: Gala des Ém­i­lie, ben­e­fit­ing Mon­tréal Sacré-Coeur Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, 6 p.m., Ho­tel Sher­a­ton Laval, 2440 Au­toroute des Lau­ren­tides. Honorary chair: Raed Bechara, CEO, In­dus­trie de Pal­ettes Stan­dard Inc. MC: Péné­lope McQuade. Cock­tail, four-course din­ner, danc­ing with live band. 514-338-2303, Lo­cal 9. Oct. 25: Sav­ing Sta­tion Foun­da­tion fundrais­ing gala, 5:30 p.m., Omni Mont-Royal Ho­tel, 1050 Sher­brooke St. W. Funds sup­port the Cana­dian char­ity, ded­i­cated to elim­i­nat­ing youth sub­stance abuse. Evening with Alvin Pow­ell, fea­tur­ing MC Terry DiMonte, live and Chi­nese auc­tions, spe­cial guest. Kathy Hol­land, 514-4215510; sav­ingsta­tion­foun­da­tion. com. Oct. 26: Dé­jeun’aide, break­fast with lead­ers in sup­port of the Mon­treal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, Cen­tre Mont-Royal. An op­por­tu­nity for young pro­fes­sion­als to net­work with busi­ness, so­cial and cor­po­rate lead­ers. To re­serve: de­je­u­naide.ca. Oct. 26: Pink in the City Mas­quer­ade Ball, ben­e­fit­ing the MUHC Breast Clinic, Em­bassy Plaza, 1003 Curé-La­belle Blvd. Lisa Mas­troianni, 514-934-1934, Lo­cal 35633; events@muhc­foun­da­tion.com. Oct. 27: Car­mosino Wealth Man­age­ment presents Icon, Hal­loween event ben­e­fit­ing the CURE Foun­da­tion. At­tire: your favourite Hol­ly­wood icon. See @cos­tumes­for­cure on In­sta­gram for cos­tume ideas and de­tails. Cock­tail dî­na­toire; open bar. 514-381-CURE; fo­janansariguer­rera@cure­foun­da­tion.com. Oct. 27: Kids for Life Foun­da­tion’s Night of the Giv­ing Dead, an­nual Hal­loween fundrais­ing party, sup­port­ing the Mon­treal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal’s So­cial Ser­vices of the Child Life De­part­ment, 7:30 p.m., Plaza Uni­versel, 5000 Sher­brooke St. E. $100. 18 and over. Ge­orge Theodor­opou­los, 514-262-8811; jmardreams@ hot­mail.com; face­book.com/ kids­for­life­foun­da­tion. Oct. 29: Read for the Cure, unit­ing book lovers and best­selling au­thors, sup­port­ing the Cancer Re­search So­ci­ety, 6:30 p.m., StJames Theatre, Old Mon­treal. Fea­tur­ing Lisa Gabriele, El­iz­a­beth Hay and Kim Thúy. Host: De­bra Ar­bec. Read­fortheCure.ca.


Nov. 1: “Friend-rais­ing ” event at the Jewish Pub­lic Li­brary, 5151 Côte-Ste-Cather­ine Rd. Pri­vate re­cep­tion for Friends of JPL at 6 p.m. with JPL Jewish Book Month key­note speaker Sir Si­mon Schama, fol­lowed by pub­lic lec­ture at 8 p.m. in which the Bri­tish his­to­rian, au­thor and doc­u­men­tary se­ries writer/broad­caster will dis­cuss his lat­est book. JPL Friend mem­ber­ships; $500 an­nu­ally; in­cludes such ben­e­fits as two free tick­ets to all JPL events and pri­or­ity seat­ing. To be­come a Friend of the JPL and at­tend the in­vi­ta­tion-only event: Edna Men­del­son, 514-343-3520. Nov. 1: CHW Mon­treal an­nual art auc­tion, 7:30 p.m., Kandy Gallery, 5629 Fer­rier St. Hors d’oeu­vres, cock­tails. Gen­eral $118; VIP $185, in­cludes art auc­tion with valet and Oct. 17 VIP evening (see above). 514-933-8461; chw.ca/ ar­tauc­tion2018. Nov. 1: Festa Ital­iana lun­cheon for the ben­e­fit of Mariners’ House of Mon­treal, catered by Le Mus­cadin restau­rant, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grand Quay, Port of Mon­treal. Carolyn Os­borne, 514-849-3234, man­ager@ mariner­shouse.ca.

Nov. 2: Theresa Foun­da­tion ben­e­fit concert, fea­tur­ing the Stephen Barry Band, Linda Mor­ri­son, etc., 7:30 p.m., West­mount Park Church, 305 Lans­downe Ave. Ben­e­fits the grand­moth­ers and chil­dren of Mn­jale, Fuze and Chilundu in Malawi. Gen­eral $30; stu­dents $20. Ann Lam­bert, info@there­safoun­da­tion.com; there­safoun­da­tion.com. Nov. 2: St. Mary’s Ball, ben­e­fit­ing the fifth-floor in-pa­tient cancer care and pal­lia­tive care fa­cil­ity, 6:30 p.m. Cham­pagne cock­tail, Wind­sor Sta­tion, 1100 des Cana­di­ens-de-Mon­tréal Ave. Un­der the lead­er­ship of Alain Belle­mare, pres­i­dent/CEO, Bombardier. Fea­tur­ing Paul Chacra and 1945, silent auc­tion, danc­ing, Ris­torante Beatrice cater­ing, etc. Black tie, evening gown. Erin Mathe­son, 514-734-2694; erin. mathe­son.comtl@ssss.gouv. qc.ca. Nov. 3: 17th Splash and Dash, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., McGill Uni­ver­sity Sports Com­plex, 475 des Pins Ave. W. Sig­na­ture event for Sarah’s Fund at the Cedars Cancer Foun­da­tion, sup­ports pro­grams and ser­vices im­prov­ing the lives of young cancer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies on Sarah’s Floor at the MCH. Wendy Lutfy, 514-6566662, Lo­cal 226; wendy.lutfy@ cedar­se­v­ents.ca; cedars.ca. Nov. 3: 58th Mon­treal Mu­seum of Fine Arts Ball — Nuit Cou­ture, 6 p.m., 1379 Sher­brooke St. W. Ball in­spi­ra­tion is de­rived from the colour­ful fash­ion world. Co-pres­i­dents: Is­abèle Che­va­lier, Mitch Gar­ber, Mark Pathy. $1,350. Ém­i­lie Lu­cas, 514-2851600, Lo­cal 105; elu­cas@mbamtl. org; mbam.qc.ca/en/foun­da­tion/ mu­seum-ball. Nov. 3: My Cup of Tea/Fun-rai$er by ARTS, 1 to 5 p.m., 550 Dé­carie Blvd. Sam­ple nat­u­ral lo­cal teas and ti­sanes while dis­cov­er­ing kitchen­ware by ar­ti­sans. Place­mats, aprons, tea tow­els, etc. Guests keep a cup. face­book. com/ar­tracines. Nov. 3 and 4: Fête Polon­aise, Nov. 3 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 4 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., St-An­tonin Church, 5391 Snow­don St. Funds sup­port re­lief for chil­dren and se­niors with dis­abil­i­ties. Hot and cold tra­di­tional Pol­ish dishes and desserts, dis­play and sale of am­ber and hand­made jew­elry, folk art, Peru­vian al­paca prod­ucts, cloth­ing, books, cos­met­ics, etc. 450-433-1321. Nov. 4: Share the Warmth an­nual fundraiser — Share the Spirit, 625 For­tune St. Cock­tail re­cep­tion; silent auc­tion. 514933-5599; fax 514-933-7270; sharethe­warmth.ca. Nov. 4: Cum­mings West hosts A West Is­land Women’s Art Show, noon to 9 p.m., Or Shalom Sy­n­a­gogue, 96 Fred­mir St. An op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal fe­male artists to dis­play their work and for mem­bers and guests to get to know them. Par­tic­i­pa­tion: Claude Aimée Vil­leneuve, 438-936-7306; Lisa Wiltzer, 514-683-3761. Nov. 7: At­wa­ter Li­brary an­nual ben­e­fit cock­tail party, 6 p.m., At­wa­ter Li­brary, 1200 At­wa­ter Ave. Guests of hon­our: Alan and Grace Hogg of the Ge­orge Hogg Fam­ily Foun­da­tion. Ben­e­fits the At­wa­ter Li­brary’s com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tional and cul­tural pro­grams. Mu­sic by Dave Turner Jazz Trio; silent auc­tion; smoked meat. $150, with $125 tax re­ceipt. Tanya May­hew, 514-935-7344; at­wa­ter­li­brary.ca. Nov. 7: Emu­nah Mon­treal fall gala, sup­port­ing so­cial clown­ing ther­apy in Emu­nah projects in Is­rael, Le Liv­ing Room, 5687 Paré St. Lisa Ha­maoui, 514-4852397; mon­treal@emu­nah­canada. org; emu­nah­canada.org. Nov. 7: Tiny Sur­vivors cock­tail at the Bell Cen­tre, ben­e­fits the Mon­treal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal’s neona­tal in­ten­sive care unit, for the province’s sick­est and tini­est babies. fon­da­tion­duchil­dren. com/en/events/tiny-sur­vivors. Nov. 8: Hôpi­tal Maison­neu­veRose­mont Foun­da­tion’s La soirée À Votre Santé!, in sup­port of the fu­ture Hôpi­tal Maison­neu­veRose­mont In­te­grated Cancer Cen­tre Re­search, 6 p.m., Grand Quay, Port of Mon­treal, 200 de la Com­mune St. W. Cham­pagne cock­tail event, fea­tur­ing pair­ings of Veuve Clic­quot Cham­pagnes with bite-size sam­ples. Kicks off Mon­tréal Pas­sion Vin week­end while cel­e­brat­ing spokesper­son Do­minique Michel’s sev­enth year of re­mis­sion. Eliane Tessier, 514-252-3435; etessier@fon­da­tionhmr.ca. Nov. 9: Ro­tary Club of Mon­treal West and N.D.G. All-You-Can-Eat Oys­ter Party, 6 p.m., Mon­treal West Town Hall, 50 West­min­ster Ave. S. Buf­fet of cold meats and salad, cash bar, silent auc­tion. $60; par­tial tax de­duc­tion. Doug@wes­t­end­pi­ano.com. Nov. 10: Share the Warmth’s Parta­geons La Puck with Marc Bergevin, Cen­tre St-Charles, 1055 Hiber­nia St. 514-933-5599; fax 514-933-7270; sharethe­warmth. ca. Nov. 10: Sev­enth an­nual A Night to Re­mem­ber Im­pact Gala 2.0, sup­port­ing the Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Mon­treal, 7 p.m., the Belvedere, 2 de la Com­mune St. W. Scott Broady, 514-516-1579; sbroady@key­stonecat­e­go­ry­de­sign.com; night­tore­mem­ber. goowi.com. Nov. 12: 60 Mil­lion Girls’ an­nual fundrais­ing con­fer­ence, sup­port­ing girls’ ed­u­ca­tion projects in the de­vel­op­ing world, 6 to 9 p.m., BAnQ, 475 de Maison­neuve Blvd. E. Cock­tails and canapés. $100; tax re­ceipt $75. 514-234-1174; 60mil­lion­girls.org. Nov. 14: JDRF Dia-Beat-It Gala, in sup­port of Type 1 di­a­betes re­search, 6 p.m., the Wind­sor Ball­rooms, 1170 Peel St. Honorary pres­i­dent: Maarika Paul, ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent and CFO, Caisse de dépôt. $600; ta­bles also avail­able. Dona­tions matched by CIHR. Cock­tails (6 p.m.), din­ner (7 p.m.), live mu­sic, danc­ing, raf­fle and silent auc­tion. 514-744-5537; lchar­bon­neau@ jdrf.ca; di­a­beatit.ca. Nov. 15: Laugh­ing My Di­a­per Off, com­edy fundrais­ing event with head­liner Bob Saget of Full House, sup­ports neona­tal care at Shaare Zedek Med­i­cal Cen­tre in Jerusalem, Corona Theatre, 2490 Notre-Dame St. W. Also fea­tur­ing com­mu­nity lead­ers and per­son­al­i­ties in­clud­ing spir­i­tual leader Rabbi Ja­cob­son, Deloitte se­nior con­sul­tant David Chi­tayat and Mon­treal Gazette So­cial Notes colum­nist Jen­nifer Camp­bell, who will be per­form­ing standup rou­tines. Tick­ets from $100. 19+ event. lmdo.ca. Nov. 16: West Is­land Women’s Shel­ter launches 40th an­niver­sary at Pumps and Pearls Gala, 6 p.m., Château Vau­dreuil Pavil­ion, 21700 Trans-Canada High­way. Bev­erly, 514-833-1294; wiws. shel­ter@gmail.com. Nov. 16: 12th an­niver­sary of Rock for Dimes Mon­treal, ben­e­fit­ing March of Dimes Canada’s pro­grams and ser­vices for chil­dren and adults with dis­abil­i­ties, 7 p.m., Corona Theatre, 2490 Notre-Dame St. W. Cor­po­rate bat­tle of bands fea­tures am­a­teur mu­si­cians com­pet­ing for the ti­tle of their city’s best cor­po­rate band be­fore a ros­ter of Cana­dian mu­sic in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als. 800-263-DIME (3463), Lo­cal 7258; mstew­art@mar­chofdimes. ca. Nov. 17: Mon­treal Chi­nese Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion an­nual gala — The For­bid­den City, Wind­sor Sta­tion, 1100 des Cana­di­ens-deMon­tréal Ave. $350. Linda Yee, 514-871-0961, Lo­cal 248; linda. yee.cc­smtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca. Nov. 17: Soirée En Or Gala, 6:30 p.m., La Gare Viger, 755 Berri St. Fundrais­ing event by the Mon­treal Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Cedars Cancer Foun­da­tion ben­e­fits the Pro­gram for In­no­va­tive Ther­a­peu­tics in Chest and Esophageal- Gas­tric Can­cers. Natalia Kal­bar­czyk, 514-656-6662, Lo­cal 228; natalia.kal­bar­czyk@ cedarscancer.ca; cedars.ca. Nov. 17: Lakeshore Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion Ball, ben­e­fit­ing the hos­pi­tal, 6 p.m., Mon­treal Air­port Mar­riott In-Ter­mi­nal Ho­tel, 800 Place Leigh-Caprel. Food, wine, live en­ter­tain­ment. Rox­ane Au­bin, 514-630-2081; fon­da­tion­lakeshore.ca. Nov. 17: Le Bal de Dia­mant, cel­e­brat­ing the di­a­mond an­niver­sary of the Aus­trian So­ci­ety of Mon­treal, ben­e­fit­ing SOS Chil­dren’s Vil­lages, McGill’s Schulich School of Mu­sic, LOVE (Leave Out Vi­o­lence), Alexan­der von Hum­boldt In­ter­na­tional School, DSQ Ger­man lan­guage schools and other youth ini­tia­tives, 7 p.m., Mar­riott Château Cham­plain, 1 Place du Canada. Danc­ing in tra­di­tional Vi­en­nese style. Live or­ches­tras, debu­tante pre­sen­ta­tion, opera and bal­let per­for­mance, door prize, casino, silent auc­tion, Vi­en­nese Heuriger wine tav­ern un­til 3 a.m. Ball pres­i­dent: Astri Prug­ger. Gen­eral $275; 30 and un­der $175. Tick­ets 800-304-0193; debu­tantes 514426-5272; as­triprug­ger@gmail. com; balvi­en­nois­de­mon­treal.org (tick­ets also avail­able on­line). Nov. 18: MAB-Mackay Foun­da­tion presents an I Medici ben­e­fit concert with con­duc­tor Gilles Auger, ben­e­fit­ing the Adapted Driv­ing Pro­gram at Con­stance Leth­bridge, 4 p.m., Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Red­path St. Tick­ets: bit.ly/2EcueNL. Véronique, 514-488-0043, Lo­cal 1408; vcourey@mab­mackay.ca. Nov. 18: Shield of Athena Fam­ily Ser­vices’ art auc­tion, Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Sup­port­ing the Shield’s net­work of ser­vices and new Sec­ond Step Re­source for women and child vic­tims of fam­ily vi­o­lence. Ex­hibit and silent auc­tion from 3 to 4:30 p.m., live auc­tion from 5 p.m. Am­bas­sadors in­clude real es­tate bro­ker Ta­tiana Lon­dono and So­cial Notes colum­nist Jen­nifer Camp­bell. $75; in­cludes ex­hibit and silent auc­tion, live auc­tion, el­i­gi­bil­ity for door prize and cock­tail. Polly, 514-274-8117; shield­o­fa­thena.com. Nov. 18: Spec­trum Pro­duc­tions an­nual gala and screen­ing, 5 to 9 p.m., Rialto Theatre, 5723 Parc Ave. Fam­ily-friendly screen­ing show­cas­ing achieve­ments of over 60 youth on the autism spec­trum who cre­ated short films at Spec­trum’s 2018 sum­mer camps. pro­duc­tion­sspec­trum.com. Nov. 18: ICRF Women of Ac­tion’s 13th an­nual lun­cheon, Le Wind­sor, 1170 Peel St. Hon­our­ing De­bra Mar­gles, pres­i­dent, Michael Kors Canada; Dale Boid­man, mem­ber, board of di­rec­tors, Blad­der Cancer Canada, for­mer ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Bronf­man Jewish Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre; pe­di­atric hemato-on­col­o­gist Dr. Nada Jabado. Co-chairs: El­yse Rosen, Alana Geller, Lind­say Hollinger, Shari Gor­don Black. Key­note speaker: Pulitzer Prize-win­ning Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist Jodi Kan­tor. 514-481-2723; icrf­mon­treal.org. Nov. 21: Gala des Grands Chefs gourmet din­ner. Ded­i­cated to the Mon­treal busi­ness com­mu­nity, or­ga­nized by the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Palais des con­grès. Fea­tur­ing seven gas­tro­nomic cour­ses for 550 guests, pre­pared by top chefs in the re­gion, with wine ser­vice by prom­i­nent som­me­lier. Honorary pres­i­dents: Benoit Du­rand, chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer, CAE; Anne Mar­chiori, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, large busi­ness, Telus. $550; ta­bles $4,900. Spon­sor­ship avail­able. Michelle Barn­abé, 514255-5151, Lo­cal 25100; michelle. barn­abe@que­bec.cancer.ca. Nov. 22: Ben­e­fit concert for the Kid­ney Foun­da­tion of Canada, doors 6 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m., Mai­son sym­phonique. $250. In­cludes cock­tail party; desserts and Cham­pagne served af­ter the concert. Kid­ney.ca/concert. Nov. 25: Just for Kids Foun­da­tion’s Glee High School Show­down, 1 to 4 p.m., Os­car Peter­son Concert Hall, 7141 Sher­brooke St. W. High school stu­dents take part in singing and danc­ing com­pe­ti­tion to raise funds for med­i­cal equip­ment for the MCH and sup­port ini­tia­tives im­prov­ing qual­ity of care. Chair: A. Green­berg. 514-989-7673; glee@ jfk­foun­da­tion.ca; jfk­glee.com. Nov. 25: ORT gala, ben­e­fit­ing ORT Mon­treal, 6 p.m., Salle Wil­frid-Pelletier, Place des Arts. En­ter­tain­ment by Clas­si­cal Mys­tery Tour, a trib­ute to the Bea­tles in concert with the McGill Schulich School of Mu­sic and a sym­phony orches­tra. In­cludes re­cep­tion dî­na­toire. Em­manuel Kalles, 514481-2787; em­manuelk@ort­mon­treal.org; ort­mon­treal.org. Nov. 27: Cedars auc­tion and raf­fle soirée, 6 p.m., Le Wind­sor, 1170 Peel St., Suite 110. Culi­nary sta­tions. Sup­ports MUHC psy­choso­cial on­col­ogy pro­gram. Estelle Dus­sault, 514-656-6662, Lo­cal 221; Estelle.Dus­sault@cedarscancer.ca; cedars.ca. Nov. 27: La­chine Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion presents Chap­leau and Ais­lin Live — Deux Solid Dudes, L’En­trepôt, 2901 St-Joseph Blvd. $95. 514-637-2351, Lo­cal 77333; foun­da­tion.chl@muhc.mcgill.ca. Nov. 28: Tem­ple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Hanukkah raf­fle, 7 p.m. Raf­fle draw, silent auc­tion, bal­loon pop­ping, en­ter­tain­ment. Pro­ceeds go to­ward the tem­ple’s spir­i­tual, cul­tural and ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams. 514-937-3575, Lo­cal 214; teb­sraf­fle2018@gmail.com. Nov. 30: St. Andrew’s So­ci­ety Ball, cel­e­brat­ing 183 years of Scot­tish her­itage, silent auc­tion pro­ceeds sup­port Dou­glas In­sti­tute, cock­tails 6:30 p.m., din­ner 8 p.m., Mar­riott Château Cham­plain, 1 Place du Canada. Hon­ourees: Mr. and Mrs. Ron­ald Munro Fer­gu­son, of No­var. Chair­per­son: Mar­i­lyn Meikle Rochford. For­mal evening dress, High­land dress, minia­tures. Tick­ets: stan­drews­ball.com; 514-842-2030; dou­glas­foun­da­tion.qc.ca.


Dec. 2: Hel­lenic Ladies Benev­o­lent So­ci­ety an­nual Christ­mas lun­cheon, ben­e­fits those less for­tu­nate in the com­mu­nity, 12:30 p.m., 40 Westt, 2305 Trans-Canada High­way. Mag­gie Pag­o­nis, 514-969-0000.

Dec. 2: B’nai Brith Mu­sic Brunch for Se­niors, 10:30 a.m., Adath Sy­n­a­gogue, 223 Har­row Cres. Kosher brunch; danc­ing and en­ter­tain­ment by Andy An­tonacci. Reser­va­tions: 514-482-4252. Dec. 4 and 5: Don­ald Ber­man Mai­monides Bat­tle of the Bands, VIP cock­tail 5:30 p.m., MTelus, 59 Ste-Cather­ine St. E. Pre­sent­ing spon­sor: Na­tional BankPri­vate Bank­ing 1859. Spe­cial guest: Steven Page, for­merly of Bare­naked Ladies. Karen Flam, 514-483-2121, Lo­cal 2307. Dec. 6: Cedars Cancer Cen­tre gala, 6:30 p.m., Plaza CentreVille, 777 Robert-Bourassa Blvd. Ben­e­fits cancer care mis­sion of MUHC’s team at Cedars Cancer Cen­tre. Stephanie Clax­ton, 514656-6662, Lo­cal 227; stephanie.clax­ton@cedarscancer.ca; cedars.ca. Dec. 10: LOVE (Que­bec) 25thanniver­sary ben­e­fit concert with Kent Nagano and OSM mu­si­cians, 6 p.m., Bourgie Hall, MMFA. 514-938-0006; info-qc@ love­or­ga­ni­za­tion.ca; love­or­ga­ni­za­tion.ca. Dec. 12: Toy Tea, pro­vid­ing toys for 5,000-plus chil­dren in Que­bec shel­ters, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Vic­to­ria Hall, 4626 Sher­brooke St. W. Per­for­mances by school choirs. Ad­mis­sion: one new non­vi­o­lent toy or do­na­tion. 514-7928961. FE­BRU­ARY Feb. 2: Black Theatre Work­shop’s Vi­sion Cel­e­bra­tion Gala, 5:30 p.m., Omni Ho­tel, 1050 Sher­brooke St. W. Martin Luther King Jr. Achieve­ment Award hon­ouree: Fa­bi­enne Colas. Dr. Clarence Bayne Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award re­cip­i­ent: Nancy Oliver McKen­zie. Cock­tails, din­ner, en­ter­tain­ment, danc­ing. Early birds $125; gen­eral $130; tax re­ceipts avail­able. Adele Benoit 514-932-1104, Lo­cal 221; Kym Do­minique-Fer­gu­son 514-9321104, Lo­cal 223. Feb. 4: Just for Kids Foun­da­tion’s Danc­ing With the Stars event, in­di­vid­ual and group dancers, rais­ing funds for med­i­cal equip­ment for the MCH and to sup­port ini­tia­tives im­prov­ing qual­ity of care, Le Wind­sor, 1170 Peel St. Chairs: Allyson Kassie, Ara­bella Decker. 514-989-7673; re­cep­tion@jfk­foun­da­tion.ca; jfk­foun­da­tion.ca. Feb. 8: Mon­treal AHEPA Fam­ily’s 20th an­nual St. Valen­tine’s Ball, ben­e­fit­ing P.K.’s Help­ing Hand at the MCH Foun­da­tion, Plaza Vo­lare Re­cep­tion Hall, Ho­tel Crowne Plaza Mon­treal. ahep­a­mon­treal.org. Feb. 8: West Is­land Pal­lia­tive Care Res­i­dence 20th an­nual Valen­tine’s Ball, 6:30 p.m., Château Vau­dreuil Pavil­ion, 21700 Tran­sCanada High­way. Silent auc­tion. At­tire: black tie, evening gown. Jes­sica Newey, 514-693-1718, Lo­cal 227; jnewey@wipcr.ca. Feb. 10: B’nai Brith Mu­sic Brunch for Se­niors, 10:30 a.m., Adath Sy­n­a­gogue, 223 Har­row Cres. Kosher brunch; danc­ing and en­ter­tain­ment by Michael Rien. Reser­va­tions: 514-482-4252. Feb. 14: Fon­da­tion Je­unes en Tête St. Valen­tine’s Ball, ben­e­fit­ing the foun­da­tion, 6 p.m., Wind­sor Sta­tion, 1100 des Cana­di­ensde-Mon­tréal Ave. Cava Rose, 514-282-0767. Feb. 16: CHW Mon­treal fundraiser, fea­tur­ing BOOM X: The Mu­sic, Pol­i­tics and Cul­ture of Gen­er­a­tion X, plus food and drink, 7:30 p.m., Se­gal Cen­tre for Per­form­ing Arts, 5170 CôteSte-Cather­ine Rd. Chair: Su­san Ber­cov­itch. Gen­eral $118; un­der 35 $65. 514-933-8461. Feb. 21: Open Minds/Ou­verts d’esprit Smash the Stigma fundraiser, ben­e­fit­ing Dou­glas Men­tal Health Uni­ver­sity In­sti­tute Foun­da­tion, 6:30 p.m., Théâtre Para­doxe, 5959 Monk Blvd. Co­pres­i­dents: Anne-Marie Boucher, De­bra Mar­gles. Dress code: jeans chic. $200; $135 for 35 and un­der. 514-762-3003; fon­da­tions.rsvp@dou­glas.mcgill.ca. Feb. 21: Tuques Bleues, Les amis de la montagne’s night­time ad­ven­ture on snow­shoes, for the ben­e­fit of Mount Royal, 5:45 to 10 p.m. Snow­shoes, gas­tro­nomic buf­fet, drinks. $250; tax re­ceipt $125. Spon­sor­ships avail­able. 514-843-8240, Lo­cal 243; kwhite­head@lemon­troyal.qc.ca, tuques­bleues.com. Feb. 23: 12th-an­niver­sary Women of Hope Mas­quer­ade Gala, ben­e­fit­ing the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety, 6 p.m., Le Crys­tal, 5285 Henri-Bourassa Blvd. W. Danc­ing, full-course meal, open bar, raf­fle, door prizes, etc. $130 tick­ets/dona­tions: 514-696-9873; womenofhope.ca. $20 tax re­ceipt is­sued per ticket and char­i­ta­ble tax re­ceipt for all dona­tions.


Erika Lud­wick, left, and Paulina Flores-Ruten­berg sort through a moun­tain of dona­tions at last year’s Toy Tea. The event re­turns in De­cem­ber, col­lect­ing toys for chil­dren in Que­bec shel­ters.


Les amis de la montagne’s snow­shoe event Tuques Bleues re­turns in Fe­bru­ary.


Bob Saget of Full House fame will take part in the Shaare Zedek Med­i­cal Cen­tre neona­tal-care fundraiser Laugh­ing My Di­a­per Off on Nov. 15 — as will So­cial Notes colum­nist Jen­nifer Camp­bell.


Mon­treal Mu­seum of Fine Arts Ball will be held Nov. 3.

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