An Evening in Tuscany is the theme for this year’s Heart Ball hosted by the American Heart Association on Saturday, March 11 at the MCM Eleganté beginning at 6 p.m. The Heart Ball is a black-tie event that attracts several hundred community leaders in medicine, business and philanthropy, and is the American Heart Association’s premiere fundraising event in the region to drive critical ongoing cardiovascular and stroke research.

It’s dinner, dancing and an exciting auction as the AHA celebrates local volunteers, supporters and honors individuals dedicated to serving the community

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Following a sold-out concert with Tracy Byrd, the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) continues its “Symphony Fantastique” season by going back to the classics and performing great works from Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann. The SOST Chorus also joins in for a traditional choral concert Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Julie Rogers Theatre.

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Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo will perform at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles on Saturday, March 11, at 8:30 p.m. Caliendo was best known for his work on the FOX weekly comedy show MADtv then for two seasons on his own weekly comedy sketch show Frank TV, which aired on TBS. He also headlined in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo. Some of Caliendo’s most famous impersonations are of Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Morgan Freeman, William Shatner, Charles Barkley and Bill Clinton. Tickets are $45-$55 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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