Tuxes & Tails Gala

Devoted dog owners—and the term excludes Paris Hilton—typically choose to spend their downtime at home rather than attending glitzy social functions. This evening, make an exception. Guys, rent a tux. Ladies, don your most glamorous dress, high heels, and lipstick to attend the Seattle Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Tuxes & Tails Gala. Join 600-plus guests for a silent auction, four-course gourmet dinner, and plenty of wine. Then watch several dogs—many up for adoption—strut their stuff on a runway. Yours will have to sit this one out, unfortunately, so remember to bring home some of your bourbon-braised beef as a treat. Your tablemates will certainly understand if you ask for a doggie bag. In fact, they’ll likely do the same. ERIKA HOBART

Sat., April 24, 5-9:30 p.m., 2010