October is a time for many throughout Los Angeles to gather for the sake of art and community. LA natives flock to various galas and exhibitions to enjoy art, wining and dining and most importantly, raise money for a worthy cause. Here are some of the upcoming events in Los Angeles supporting worthwhile causes of all kinds.

18th Annual Access to Justice Dinner

Date: October 20, 2016

Sponsor: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Cost: $175 – $3,500

Location: JW Marriot Los Angeles

This years Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles honors defenders of justice Fr. Gregory Boyle, Beth Wilkinson and the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld. This dinner has raised over 8 million dollars through the 17-year history to help fund vital programs and services.

2nd Annual Best of the Best 2016 Awards Gala

Date: October 20, 2016

Sponsor: HSMAI Los Angeles

Cost: $85- $800

Location: Sheraton Universal Hotel

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The Best of the Best gala offers patrons the opportunity to walk the red carpet to unveil the best Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) that Los Angeles has to offer. There is also a silent auction to benefit HSMAI LA and the scholarship fund for up and coming hospitality students.

2016 Ending Youth Homelessness Gala and Fundraiser

Date: October 19, 2016

Sponsor: My Friend’s Place

Cost: $100 – $25,000

Location: The Taglyan Complex

This fundraising event combines more than 300 business leaders, philanthropists, community members and advocates for homeless youth. This event celebrates My Friend’s Place and those in the community who create opportunities for homeless youth in Los Angeles to achieve their dreams.

2016 Imagine Awards

Date: October 15, 2016

Sponsor: Inner – City Arts

Cost: $250 – $1000

Location: California Science Center / Samuel Oschin Pavilion under Space Shuttle Endeavour

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The 2016 Imagine Awards will be an evening of wining, dining and dancing under Space Shuttle Endeavour. The gala aims to help Inner-City Artists by providing the opportunity to engage in their creative process. Come celebrate the work of Inner-City Arts, and honor the charitable vow of the Boeing Company and Susan Emerling-Torres.

All Peoples Live 74th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser 

Date: October 27, 2016

Sponsor: All People Community Center

Cost: $100- $2,500

Location: The Palm Court at The Alexandria

The 74th Anniversary of the All Peoples Community Center Celebration and Fundraiser has been named “All Peoples Live – All Access.” Those in attendance will enjoy excellent dining, awards, a silent auction and more. They hope to raise money for these neighborhood centers that assist thousands of children, youth and adults through after school programs, emergency food distribution and parenting support groups.

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Past, Present, Future: CAPE’s 25th Anniversary Gala

Date: October 22, 2016

Sponsor: Coalition of Asian Pacific’s in Entertainment (CAPE)

Cost: $25 – $125

Location: The Belasco Theater

This annual gala has been known to attract celebrities and industry heavy hitters. You will dine on exquisite dishes from some of the areas best restaurants, all while bidding on amazing experiences, and enjoy talks from industry leaders.

Piece by Piece – Gala and Exhibition

Date: October 20, 2016

Sponsor: Piece-by-Piece

Cost: $100

Location: Los Angeles Times Building

Come enjoy a night of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while experiencing an exhibition of beautiful mosaic art and a musical performance by Urban Voices.  The goal of this gala is to introduce LA to the artists of Skid Row and South Los Angeles who are working to change their world through art and music.

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