By Mona L. Bronson-Fuqua
Taste of Simone's, for SUMA (Services United for Mothers & Adolescents). 5:30-8:30 p.m., Simone's Restaurant, 1544 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills. $25 Reservations required. 487-7862, Ext. 24.
Jazz Cruise Party and Buffet Luncheon, for Cincinnati Symphony Association's Multicultural Awareness Council. 2-5:30 p.m., BB Riverboats' River Queen, Covington. $45. Reservations required.
2nd Annual Hair Affair, for Caracole, Inc. 6:30-9 p.m., 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $30 562-2777.
'Footloose,' benefit performance for the Cincinnati Young People's Theater and the Women's Connection. 8 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., $15, $12 children. 471-4673.
"A Day with Dale's Racing Team," for Health Foundation Fund. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kentucky Speedway, Ky. 35 North, Sparta. $800. Reservations required. 929-4263 or www.adaywithdale.com.
Gala of International Ballet Stars, for ballet tech ohio. 8 p.m. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., downtown. $35, $45, $55 for performance, $25 black tie reception following the performance. 621-2787.
Abracadabra, gala kick-off fundraiser running Aug. 19-22 for Playhouse in the Park. $150-$250. Reservations required. 345-2242.
"Come to the Garden of the August Moon," benefit for Caracole Inc. 6:30 p.m., the Phoenix, 812 Race St., downtown. $150. Reservations required by Aug. 6. 761-1480.
Wine & Rhinestones Gala, for Memorial Inc. 8 p.m.-midnight. Coconut Grove, 18 E. Fifth St, Newport. $55 per person, $100 per couple in advance. $60, $105 at the door. 621-3032, Ext 2117.
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