Plugged In: March 2015
6 March – TwinWest Mystical Masquerade Gala
The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, with 3,000-strong membership, celebrates its 30th annual gala. Members and non-members are welcome to attend this evening of gourmet food, dancing to live music and a silent auction. Each guest will take home a complimentary swag bag; proceeds go to scholarships and grants.
6:30 p.m., $85 for one or $850 for 12 tickets,DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis – Park Place, St. Louis Park, twinwest.com
7 March – Gala 4 Goals
The Sanneh Foundation’s gala is back for soccer fans and friends. Celebrity auctioneer Karen Sorbo will lead the silent and live auctions, followed by an awards ceremony and dancing. Socialize with professional athletes, business leaders and local media personalities, and debate whether Lionel Messi truly deserved the Golden Ball from last year’s World Cup.
5:30 p.m., $150 individual-$500 for VIP experience, the Depot, Minneapolis, gala4goals.com
11 March – Entrepreneurs Rally IV
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization hosts this event, designed to offer “no-holds-barred speed mentoring” for early-stage entrepreneurs. Established entrepreneurs will be dispensing advice at this annual gathering that attracts about 250 people. A dinner will be served.
5 to 9 p.m., $15, Aria Event Center, 105 N. First St., Minneapolis, eorally.com
23 March – Chefs for Change
Chefs and Oceanaire restaurant team up to serve great food for a good cause. Savor a four- to five-course chef’s table experience, with proceeds benefiting People Serving People, a comprehensive family-focused shelter in Minneapolis. Event is limited to 50 attendees.
7 p.m., $85, People Serving People, 614 Third St. S., Minneapolis, peopleservingpeople.org
26 March – Mobile March 2015
Looking to build your business’ mobile presence? Mobile March offers insights from around the technology industry addressing challenges associated with Androids, Windows phones, iPhones, tablets and even smartwatches. Breakout session rooms will be designated for networking among attendees. Limit of 250.
8 a.m., $115, Earle Brown Heritage Center, mobilemarchtc.com