"Dare to be Different" declares the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, presenting its Bold Expression Gala to introduce the fall art exhibition Fritz Bultman: An American Abstractionist. Guests will enjoy an opulent array of food and drink from Baton Rouge’s top restaurants and caterers, music by Ned Fasullo and his Fabulous Big Band Orchestra, and a silent auction featuring hundreds of items, and a raffle of a John Hardy 18K gold and diamond pavé bracelet, donated by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry and valued at $5,500. And a first look at that feature exhibition, of course. Admission to the gala is $100 for LASM members and $150 for nonmembers. Admission tickets, raffle tickets, auction items and memberships are available at lasm.org/gala or by calling (225) 344-5272 ext. 151.