Dylan sang about a debutante who just knows what you need, but DiverseWorks knows what you want: a formal-style fund-raiser with a sense of humor. DW's administrative manager Tracey Morton says Debutantes Run Wild Gala was inspired by the party's venue, Garden Oaks's Bell Tower on 34th Street. "Right when you walk into the entrance, there's a grand staircase, and we all kind of joked about how great it would be to be introduced coming down the staircase like a debutante," she says. But don't worry, things are sure to stay far from stuffy - the name is meant to inspire playfulness, so feel free to mix pieces from your track suit into that of your tux or gown. The celebration includes a silent auction, dinner and dancing with music by DJ Tierney Malone. 7:30 p.m. to midnight. 901 West 34th Street. For information, call 713-223-8346 or visit www.diverseworks.org. $175 to $1,000.
Fri., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., 2010