May
4
Sat
ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPRING BENEFIT @ The Fairmont
May 4 all-day
ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPRING BENEFIT @ The Fairmont

The Atlanta International School community will celebrate Journey to Martiniques at The Fairmont. The evening features a seated dinner, dancing, entertainment and exciting live and silent auctions. aischool.org. 404/841-3869.

DERBY DAY PARTY @ Chastain Horse Park
May 4 all-day
DERBY DAY PARTY @ Chastain Horse Park

The Shepherd Center Junior Committee’s big bash features a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, as well as music, food and silent and live auctions at Chastain Horse Park to benefit the center’s Therapeutic Recreation Program. 404/350-7778. derbyday.com.

CARS AND ‘Q FOR THE CAUSE
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CARS AND ‘Q FOR THE CAUSE

4-7 PM. Choate Construction’s 10th annual benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation features 120-plus stellar cars, tasty BBQ and craft brews, a silent auction and live music at 8200 Roberts Dr., Atlanta. Tickets: $30-$50 ($20-$40 adv.); free for children under 8. carsnq.com.

CARE AFFAIR FOR CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER @ Atlanta Athletic Club
May 4 @ 4:30 pm
CARE AFFAIR FOR CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER @ Atlanta Athletic Club

4:30 PM. Annual gala of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer. Enjoy a seated dinner with piano accompaniment, live and silent auctions, and an inspiring speaker from CURE. This all-volunteer Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter is CURE’s second largest benefactor. care-affair.com.

DOWN HOME DERBY @ Iron Horse
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
DOWN HOME DERBY @ Iron Horse

5-9:30 PM. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at Iron Horse with a live viewing of the derby, wine pull, games, dancing, food and beverages, and live and silent auctions. 16470 Westbrook Road, Milton. Benefits the Children’s Development Academy. cdakids.org.

DANCING STARS OF ATLANTA @ Cobb Galleria Centre
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DANCING STARS OF ATLANTA @ Cobb Galleria Centre

6-11 PM. Experience the glamour of ballroom dancing at this fun-filled night at Cobb Galleria Centre to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. Local celebrity “stars” are paired with professional dancers to raise money by gaining votes in a one-night dance competition. alz.org.

JDRF HOPE GALA @ InterContinental Buckhead
May 4 @ 6:00 pm
JDRF HOPE GALA @ InterContinental Buckhead

6 PM. Enjoy a cocktail party, seated dinner and a live and silent auction at the InterContinental Buckhead at the annual gala of the Georgia Chapter of JDRF. 404/420-5996. georgia.jdrf.org. 

BEASTLY FEAST @ Zoo Atlanta
May 4 @ 6:30 pm
BEASTLY FEAST @ Zoo Atlanta

6:30 PM. Zoo Atlanta transforms into a sultry soiree for its annual black-tie benefit, featuring a sunset stroll through the grounds with festive fare and cocktails, a seated dinner and dancing under a lavishly-appointed pavilion, designed by Tony Brewer & Company, and a spectacular silent auction. Contact Amy Walton at 404/624-5826 or visit zooatlanta.org/beastly_feast.

May
11
Sat
ROCKIN’ AT THE RIVER @ Chattahoochee Nature Center
May 11 @ 6:30 pm
ROCKIN’ AT THE RIVER @ Chattahoochee Nature Center

6:30 PM. Experience a lovely evening outdoors on the beautifully lit grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell with a patron party, gourmet dinner and live auction at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion, followed by dessert and dancing at the Green Roof Discovery Center. Supports CNC’s efforts to connect people to nature. 770/992-2055. chattnaturecenter.org.

May
18
Sat
VENERALIA 100
May 18 all-day
VENERALIA 100

Celebrate the Carlos Museum’s 100th anniversary at this Egyptian-style benefit gala, themed “Bridging the River of Time,” with fabulous food by a guest chef and the unveiling of a special centennial gift. carlos.emory.edu/veneralia100.