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January 2019- Houston

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SPRING 2019 DATEBOOK 60 (continued on page 62) (continued from page 58) and silent art auctions Tariff: $250; sponsorships from $5,000 Contact: Amber Waska, 713.986.3572, artparty@ FEBRUARY CONCERT OF ARIAS WITH HOUSTON GRAND OPERA When: Friday, February 1, 6 pm Where: Wortham Theater Center Who: Chairs Elizabeth and Richard Husseini Note: 31st Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers; future opera stars from around the globe in live competition, performing iconic opera arias; Audience Choice Award selected by popular vote; post-concert seated dinner; black tie Tariff: From from $600; tables from $6,000 Contact: Brooke Rogers, 713.546.0271, brogers@, INPRINT POETS AND WRITERS BALL When: Saturday, February 2, 6:30 pm Where: The Houstonian Who: Chairs Anne and Albert Chao Note: Guest speaker National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko; salon- style readings by Inprint fellowship and prize recipients; seated dinner, curated by Cafe Annie's chef Robert Del Grande; black tie Tariff: From $500; tables from $5,000 Contact: 713.521.2026,, PARK LOVERS' BALL: LA JETE DU JARDIN, THE GARDEN PARTY When: Saturday, February 2, 7 pm Where: Hilton Americas Who: Co-chairs Jennifer and Scott Allison, Megan and Brian Cushing, Stephanie and Ryan Fleck, Caroline and Kevin Walter; honoree Conway MacKenzie Note: Benefitting West U Parks and green spaces; seated dinner; entertainment Doppleganger; live, silent and big board auctions; cigar bar Tariff: $300; tables from $3,000 Contact: Donna LaMond, 713.622.7430, dlamond@, SEVEN ACRES 76TH GALA: FOOTLOOSE & FANCY FREE When: Saturday, February 2, 7 pm Where: Hilton Americas Who: Co-chairs Sandy Rubin, Karen and Buster Freedman; honorary co- chairs Shelly and Brian Hendry, Limor and Stuart Smith Note: Seated dinner; cocktails; silent auction; entertainment Richard Brown Orchestra Tariff: $375; tables from $3,750 Contact: 713.778.5781, THE RIENZI SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER When: Tuesday, February 5, 7 pm Where: Rienzi Who: Courtnay and Mark Elias Note: Rienzi Society members select future acquisitions; seated dinner Swift & Company; entertainment Bob Luna and the Richard Brown Orchestra; black tie Tariff: $2,500 Contact: 713.639.7581, NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION EVENING OF TRIBUTE When: Thursday, February 7, 6 pm Where: River Oaks Country Club Who: Chairs Gary Petersen, John Rutherford Note: Benefitting Navy SEAL Foundation; cocktails; seated dinner; guest speaker Britt K. Slabinski, Ret. former United States Navy SEAL and medal of honor recipient and a Navy SEAL gold star widow; business attire Tariff: From $1,250; tables from $10,000 Contact: Carrie Eickenroht, 713.467.2812, ceickenroht@, houston/ PICNIC FOR THE PARK: MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY GALA When: Thursday February 7, 6:30 pm Where: The Forest Club Who: Co-chairs Emily and Robert Clay Note: Benefitting Memorial Park Conservancy; buffet dinner; casual (sans ties); media sponsor PaperCity Tariff: $500; tables from $5,000 Contact: 713.863.8403, memorialparkconservancy. org HOUSTON SYMPHONY WINE DINNER AND COLLECTOR'S AUCTION: AN EVENING WITH GREAT COMPOSERS When: Friday, February 8, 6 pm Where: The Astorian Who: Chairs Catherine Callaway and Brian James; auction chair Bob Weiner Note: Benefitting Houston Symphony; collector's auction magnum pull; seated dinner paired with wines from Spec's Wines; black tie; media sponsor PaperCity Tariff: $1,250; tables from $10,000 Contact: Timothy Dillow, 713.337.8538, timothy. dillow@houstonsymphony. org, wine/ JUNIOR LEAGUE OF HOUSTON 71ST ANNUAL CHARITY BALL: FIRE & ICE When: Friday - Saturday, February 8 - 9, 7 pm Where: The Junior League of Houston Who: Chair Tanya Merla Leiber Note: Cocktails; seated dinner by Tea Room chef Michael Smith; silent auction; black tie Tariff: $500; tables from $5,000 Contact: Tanya Merla Leiber, 713.871.6670, charityball@ BALLET BALL When: Saturday, February 9, 7 pm Where: Houston Ballet Center for Dance Who: Co-chairs Kelley and Stephen Lubanko, Leigh and Reggie Smith; honoree Leticia Loya; corporate honoree ConocoPhillips Note: Heroes, Gods, Stars theme; seated dinner City Kitchen; dancing among Houston Ballet's dancers and friends; entertainment The Big Beyond; black tie; media sponsor PaperCity Tariff: $1,500; tables from $15,000 Contact: Rachael Niederhauser, 713.535.3230, rniederhauser@, HEARTS OF HOPE BO'S PLACE LUNCHEON When: Tuesday, February 12, 11:30 am Where: Royal Sonesta Who: Chairs Courtney and Jeremy Brynes, Claudine and David Hartland; Robin Bush Award honoree Kathy O'Neil Note: Benefitting Bo's Place; guest speaker, Will Reeve, son of Christopher and Dana Reeve Audrey Defforey, Hayden Lasher McGuiness, Opera Ball, 2018

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