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. 381-3300.
2nd Annual Hair Affair, for Caracole, Inc. 6:30-9 p.m., 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $30 562-2777.
Fat Fish Blue Wine Tasting, for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fat Fish Blue, Newport on the Levee. $50 421-4120.
'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.
Dinsmore Gala and Auction, for Dinsmore Homestead. 6:30 p.m. Richwood Manor, 1067 Richwood Road, Richwood. $60. Reservation deadline Friday. (859) 586-6117.
The Wine Opener, for the Greater Cincinnati Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 7:30 -10:30 p.m., Pendleton Art Gallery, 1310 Pendleton St., Over-the-Rhine. $50. 533-9300, Ext. 13.
Antique Appraisal Fair & Auction, for ROSAS (Rescue Our Shelter Animals & Strays), 12:30 p.m. Gator's Auction House, 52R Carothers Road, Newport. (859) 694-7672 or (859) 291-1048.
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.
Crown Jewels of Jazz, concert and gala for Books Alive!, Fore Kids and INSTEP. 5:30 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $150. Reservation deadline Aug. 16.
An Evening of Retail Therapy, for Pink Ribbon Girls, the Breast Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and the Sisters Network. $10. Reservations preferred. E-mail email@example.com, 942-1805 or 207-7975.
Lightborne provided sets for the Contemporary Arts Center's recent Silk and Spike Gala. The production company was misidentified in a Seen story July 11.
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