8 PUPPY LOVE AND CAT KISSES, The Big Chill, 103 Cherokee Blvd., 6-8:30 p.m., benefits 4 Paws Pantry, which provides temporary pet food assistance to struggling pet owners. 423-267-2445.
9 NIGHT TO SHINE PROM, Colonnade Center, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga., 6-8 p.m., free, Spring Creek Road Baptist Church hosts prom for special-needs people sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Reservations: 423-894-0700.
9 MARDI GRAS GALA, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 7-11 p.m. hors d'oeuvres, Dixieland jazz, crowning of king and queen followed by dancing at benefit for Chambliss Center for Children. $60 individuals, $100 couples. chamblisscenter.networkforgood.com
10 BACH TO BROADWAY, Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, 6 p.m. warm-up party, 7 p.m. dinner, $100 per person, Bach Choir's annual Mardi Gras masquerade party with auction, dancing to music of Nancy Westmoreland Group and party royalty King Warren Barnett and Queen Barbara Kelley. 423-902-9191.
10 SAVE WATER, DRINK WINE, The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th St. Place, 6-9 p.m., $45-$50, taste regional wines from Dahlonega, Ga., and Ocoee, Tenn., tapas from local restaurants, bid in silent and live auctions in benefit for regional watershed protection efforts. 423-698-2276.
11 MARDI GRAS BRUNCH, Walden Club, 633 Chestnut St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $50, benefits McKamey Animal Center. Reservations required by Feb. 6: 423-305-6507.
18 STAND UP FOR CONSERVATION, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $23.16, stand-up comedy show to support conservation efforts and teaching arboretum. Tickets at Comedy Catch box office, 1400 Market St., or arrange payment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 AMUSEUM, Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 7-11 p.m., $125, "License To Thrill" with casino games is theme of party for adults to benefit children's museum. cdmfun.ejoinme.org
3 ENCORE: CHARM OF CHARLESTON, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 7-10 p.m., $50 individual, $400 table, Low Country boil to benefit Chattanooga Boys Choir. 423-634-2299.
17 HULLABOWLOO, The Venue, 4119 Cummings Highway, 6-10 p.m., $100, $125 VIP, live auction, tasting of dishes by local restaurants and music to benefit Chattanooga Area Food Bank. chattfoodbank.networkforgood.com
17 FORK AND GAVEL, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 7-11 p.m., $25, food, drinks and auction to benefit Normal Park Museum Magnet School. 423-498-6880.
24 RESCUES ON THE RUNWAY, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 6-10 p.m., $85 in advance, $90 at door, formal gala with silent auction, dinner and runway show of shelter pets and their new owners. www.hes.org.
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