Fri., Dec. 1

Stray Rescue of St. Louis presents its 20th annual HOLIDAY GALA at The Chase Park Plaza. 6:30 p.m. (

The Central West End Association and Shriners Hospitals for Children present THE GALA at The McPherson. 6 p.m. (

Sat., Dec. 2

Friends of Wings presents its 16th annual BIG BEAR BRUNCH in The Chase Park Plaza’s Khorassan Ballroom. 9:30 a.m. (

COPE24 hosts its fourth annual GALA at the River City Casino & Hotel. 6 p.m. (