Not since Tony Oursler and William Wegman was honored at the early Aurora Picture Show Awards Dinner in 2001 and 2002 have we been so excited about an APS honoree’s personal appearance. This month, we’ve saved the date and secured a seat for the ultimate evening for the celebrated mistress of dolls and dollhouses, Laurie Simmons. Miz Simmons will be fêted at this swell cocktail and dinner party, then presented with an award by Texas artist/former Core Fellow Gabriel Martinez while her contributions to cinema are screened. Gallerist Allison Ayers and collectress Leigh Smith chair this not-to-be-missed night — limited to just 80 guests — with PaperCity as media sponsor. We know one thing for sure: Everyone will be very dolled up. 12th Annual Aurora Picture Show Award Dinner, Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm; Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett St., 713.868.2101; tickets from $350; contact Rachel Blackney Tepper, email@example.com.