Good Work Wednesday

SF: PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) hosts their 20th Annual Celebration tonight, October 17th, at the Federal Reserve Building. “The evening will include a sit down dinner for 400, entertainment, a special Founder’s Award presentation, a full-color program with a detailed narrative of the PAWS story, a live auction with select high-end packages to be auctioned off by San Francisco’s renowned Mayor Willie Brown, a photographic retrospective, and excerpts from a new PAWS documentary that is currently in production.” Tickets: $250.

NYC: The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund will hold its second Young Professionals for Victory event at Cain Nightclub on Oct. 25 from 8:00-11:00. The event will include a live DJ, open bar and a silent auction featuring items from B.R. Guest Restaurants, Paragon Sports, the NY Rangers, the NY Knicks, Natrona Furniture, Xac Anthony Salon & Spa, Aussiebum and more. Ticket sales benefit the Victory Fund, the nation’s largest LGBT political action committee and the only national organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government. Purchase tickets online here.

NYC: GLAAD holds its outAuction NYC 2007, “An evening to celebrate established and emerging artists”, on October 21st at Metropolitan Pavillion. “Bid on 100 unique pieces of art. Last year’s live auction featured work from Pablo Picasso, Herb Ritts, Steven Klein, Dan Bleier and Jan Aronson. Past artists include: Ross Bleckner, Patrick McMullan, Annie Leibovitz, Karim Rashid, Mario Sorrenti, Peter Max, Rosie O’Donnell, and many others.” Tickets $125 general, $175 VIP.

NYC: Gay Men’s Health Crisis hosts Fashion Forward With Tim Gunn, November 1st at the Altman Building, 135 W.18th Street. “Join us as we celebrate the fashion industry’s commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS and their support of GMHC for over two decades. FASHION FORWARD will present the looks of such celebrated designers as John Bartlett, Andrew Buckler, Heatherette, Perry Ellis, Rag & Bone and Peter Som among others. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, a runway show and a live and silent auction.” Purchase tickets here.

LA: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Center 36th Annual Gala & Auction takes place on November 17th at the Hyatt Regency Century City. “Singer and Activist Jenifer Lewis and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles to be Honored; Chorus to Perform “duet” with the iconic Linda Ronstadt.” Tickets: $300 for individuals, $400 for VIP admission which includes preferred seating; $3,000 for a table of 10, and $4,000 for a VIP table of 10. Purchase tickets here.

NYC: The Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project will stage their 2007 Courage Awards at Gotham Hall on November 19th, hosted by B.D. Wong. This year’s honorees: New York State Assembly Member Daniel J. O’Donnell, Ms. Verna Eggleston of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, and Sundance Channel.