To help ring in the end of the world, the ball features a performance by the group ICONS - M.J., a Michael Jackson cover band, and guests can learn of their impending doom from a practicing fortune-teller. That’s the fun; the fundraising part is an auction of original work by Texas-based artists. 8 p.m. La Colombe d’Or, 3410 Montrose. For information, call 713-850-0939 or visit www.houstonartball.org. $100 to $10,000.
Fri., Jan. 27, 8 p.m., 2012