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Balling Out

Houstonians got gala glam for an Italy-themed celebration at The Corinthian benefiting Mercury, the chamber ensemble music group. Jackson & Company catered the affair, which included a performance by the Mercury orchestra and raised a quarter-million for the organization. ... Following a preview party and cocktail evening on Thursday and Friday, the Junior League’s 69th annual Charity Ball included a rousing auction with items like a chance to hang out with Simone Biles, and diamonds galore courtesy of Tenenbaum Jewelers. The total till reached $740K. ... And at the Good Samaritan Foundation gala, supporters of the nursing profession gathered at the River Oaks Country Club for dinner and dancing, and a moving speech by nurse Mark Barr, whose experience as an amputee called him to the line of work.

  • Lester and Penelope  Marks at MFAH
    Lester and Penelope Marks at MFAH
  • Antoine Plante,  Ginny Hart and  Robert Navo at ‘Mercury’
    Antoine Plante, Ginny Hart and Robert Navo at ‘Mercury’
  • Good Samaritan Foundation presents the 29th annual Pearl Ball Space City Gala
    Brian Benoit and Natalie Pappas at ‘Samaritan’
  • Anthony and Cynthia Petrello at ‘Mercury’
    Anthony and Cynthia Petrello at ‘Mercury’
  • Antoine Plante directing the orchestra at ‘Mercury’
    Antoine Plante directing the orchestra at ‘Mercury’
  • Good Samaritan Foundation presents the 29th annual Pearl Ball Space City Gala
    Bill and Courtney Toomey at ‘Samaritan’
  • Good Samaritan Foundation presents the 29th annual Pearl Ball Space City Gala
    Bryan and Katie Leonard at the Junior League
  • Gary Tinterow and Christopher Gardner at MFAH
    Gary Tinterow and Christopher Gardner at MFAH
  • Steve and Betty Newton at MFAH
    Steve and Betty Newton at MFAH
  • JLH Members perform at the Junior League
    JLH Members perform at the Junior League
  • Lance and Meghan Baker, with Layne and Chris Childs at the Junior League
    Lance and Meghan Baker, with Layne and Chris Childs at the Junior League
  • Mercury Gala, Junior League’s 69th annual Charity Ball, Good Samaritan Foundation gala
    Mercury Gala, Junior League’s 69th annual Charity Ball, Good Samaritan Foundation gala
  • Brittany & Kevin Kushner
    Brittany & Kevin Kushner
  • Good Samaritan Foundation presents the 29th annual Pearl Ball Space City Gala
    Raspberry “power pops” and Manhattans at ‘Samaritan’
  • 0V3A8950- Trey & Kimberly Wilkinson
    0V3A8950- Trey & Kimberly Wilkinson