Benefits: Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Details: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave. Attire: Festive casual. Tickets: $180; $250; $1,000 VIP party and concert; $36-$80 concert only; hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/news_events. What that gets you: Specialty drinks, small plates, meet-and-greet with band members, live guitar auction of artist autographed Paul Reed Smith guitars from Carlos Santana to Slash, concert by the Doobie Brothers. Note that it's the classic '70s band without its '70s lead singer, Michael McDonald.
Karen Jackson, BALTIMORE SUN