5 things to know about the fur, fun and funds at PALS Masquerade

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When a sea of masked partiers invades the Fox Theatre on Friday, it won’t be just another Halloween Weekend costume party. No, this seasonal masquerade is the annual gala that brings in big bucks for Pets Are Loving Support.

Welcome to Fur Ball.

The gay-founded, queer-run and LGBTQ-beloved agency that helps critically ill people feed, keep and care for their pets makes a chunk of their donation budget during the annual event. We thought it fitting to round up five fast facts that will get you to and through the door for the cause and the fun.

“It’s something PALS introduced last year, and it was such a success, we decided to make it a regular thing,” said Buck Cooke, executive director of PALS. “Everyone who went loved it, and we guarantee a good time.”


A dress-to-impress masked ball. Wear your own or wear one of the souvenir masks provided at the door. Look for a silent auction to boost fundraising as well. Items up for bids include travel, art, gifts, restaurant certificates and tons more goodies.

VIP tickets are $100 per person and include an early-admission cocktail hour, a gift bag, and all general admission benefits. General admission is $75.


PALS peeps and you, of course! But also the talents of DJ Sed the Saint, as well as sponsor representatives from Project Q and Q magazine, Piedmont Bark, and more.


The event takes place on Friday, Nov. 1, with a VIP cocktail reception at 7 p.m. and the main event at 8 p.m.


Fox Theatre’s fabulous Egyptian Ballroom sets the scene and provides the ambiance.


As if the PALS cause wasn’t enough! OK fine. Guests will definitely enjoy the open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment supplementing the DJ beats.

Visit palsatlanta.org for tickets and more information.

This article originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here:

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