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Gala Celebration 2013 with Pink Martini (pictured), Sept. 7
Benefits: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Details: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.
Attire: Black tie
Tickets: $500-$5,000; contact Megan Beck at 410-783-8035
What that gets you: Tented pre-concert reception with open bar and food stations. Concert by Pink Martini & BSO. Post-concert dessert reception with BSO artists. It's proof you're in the "in crowd," back in town from vacation and ready to swing at the unofficial kickoff of the party season.