Men of the Hour

A pair of black-tie bashes toasted dapper dudes with great food, wine and cigars. The Museum of Fine Arts’ annual One Great Night gentlemen-only fundraiser featured a surprise appearance by the World Series trophy. And at Festari for Men’s Una Notte in Italia gala and fashion show, sports stars — like Jeff Bagwell and Whitney Mercilus — gathered in support of the Houston Area Women’s Center. Thanks to a rowdy live auction, the night raised $320,000 for the organization.

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