“Jazz & BBQ”
UMKC Jazz Friends presents Jazz & BBQ, featuring a buffet, music, silent auction and jazz band. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the concert at 7:30 in the Student Union, 5100 Cherry. Concert tickets are $30; dinner and concert tickets are $75.
816.235.2452  |

V’s Italiano will team up with Total Beverage Solutions, the Missouri Mavericks and First Downs for Down Syndrome for wine tasting, raffles and hors’ d’oeuvres in a benefit for the Down Syndrome Guild. Tickets are $20.
816.353-1241 |

“Bishop Spencer Benefit”
This benefit for Bishop Spencer Place includes a cocktail reception and dinner, starting at 7 p.m. at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Tickets are $100.
816.595.5015  |

“Holiday Mart”
Junior League of Kansas City again to host the Holiday Mart, an upscale shopping event with more than 200 specialty retailers. This year’s event is at Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center and each day’s sales
start at 9 a.m. Daily tickets are $10.
913.850.8290  |

“ArtsKC Breakfast”
The fourth annual ArtsKC Inspiration Breakfast, a benefit for the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, starts at 7:30 a.m. at The View at Briarcliff.
816.944.9220  |

“BOTAR Ball”
The Belles of the American Royal present their 64th Annual BOTAR Ball at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Call for information about ticket prices.
913.206.7427  |

“Think Pink”
The Providence Saint John Foundation’s Think Pink!, a benefit for women’s health in Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties, features food, drinks and an auction, all starting at 5:30 p.m. at Painted Hills Golf Club. Tickets are $40.
913.596.4151  |

“Prime Time Champions”
Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City
Central presents its Prime Time Champions awards gala, with cocktails, dinner and music, starting at 6 p.m. at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Tickets are $120; business attire.
816.444.1121  |

“Off the Wall”
Sheffield Place’s “Off the Wall,” a business-casual fund-raiser, will feature dinner, cocktails, raffles, and a silent art auction. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at Drexel Hall. Tickets are $50.

“Urban Rendezvous”
The Urban Ranger Corps presents Urban Rendezvous IV, with food and fund-raising auction, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Tickets are $150.
816.769.7534  |

“Black and Orange Bash”
The Child Abuse Prevention Asso-ciation’s Black and Orange Bash will feature Boulevard Brewing Co. products, food, and prices for best costumes, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the brewery. Tickets are $45.
816.252.8388  |

“Stand Up For Synergy”
Synergy Services’ “Stand Up For Synergy,” a benefit for the Zona Rosa Community Foundation, with actor Jim Belushi, plus a live auction and a cocktail reception at the Improv Comedy Club at Zona Rosa. It starts at 5:30 p.m.
816.587.4100  |

“Down Syndrome Walk”
First Downs for Down Syndrome will sponsor this fund-raiser for various organizations. This family festival, presented by the Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Lineman Charity, includes food, entertainment, appearances by members of the Chiefs, and a one-mile walk around Arrowhead Stadium, all starting at 9 a.m. Tickets are $20.
913.620.4191  |

“Boo Ball”
Saint Luke’s Foundation for Saint Luke’s East Hospital presents Boo Ball, the annual Halloween-themed costume ball, featuring live music, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, contests for best costumes and dancing. It gets going at 6:30 p.m. at the Pavilion at John Knox Village; tickets are $75.