Registry of Charitable Events
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Sept. 7. 2012 Ezra Open
Benefits: Better Than Ezra Foundation
Event Info.: The popular band Better Than Ezra began in New Orleans, and every year they give back to the community with this unforgettable charity event. In its 11th year, the Ezra Open will feature both live and silent auctions, great food and an open bar. As always, Better Than Ezra will perform, as well as other special guests.
Location: Harrah’s New Orleans Casino Theater, 228 Poydras St.
Sept. 8. CADA Carnivale
Benefits: The Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse (CADA)
Event Info.: This exciting family festival will have music, entertainment, carnival rides and family resources.
Location: City Park Carousel Gardens, 1 Palm Drive
Tickets: Door: $10; Advance: $8; Student: $8
Sept. 13. Celebration of Life Luncheon
Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info.: Cancer Crusaders will honor 14 cancer survivors who are active in our community. This year’s theme is “Cancer Can’t Bug US!” Angela Hill will serve as mistress of ceremonies, and there will be raffles, a silent auction, a parade of prizes and a special performance by Paul Sanchez dedicated to cancer survivors.
Location: Marriott New Orleans Hotel, 614 Canal St.
Tickets: Starts at $65
Sept. 14. MADGALA
Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope
Event Info.: Inspired by the popular show, “Mad Men,” this gala will feature sounds of The Yat Pack as well as swanky food and libations from some of the best local establishments.
Location: The Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Contact: 484-7744, email@example.com
Sept. 14. Scales & Ales
Benefits: Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Event Info.: The third annual “Scales & Ales” is presented by Louisiana Seafood and will include wine, beer and cuisine from great local restaurants. Guests can also enjoy live music and raffle prizes while strolling through the Aquarium and onto the plaza overlooking the Mississippi River.
Location: Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St.
Tickets: VIP: $100; General: $55
Sept. 15. Tango Celebration 2012
Benefits: Casa Argentina New Orleans
Event Info.: Casa Argentina invites you to enjoy some of the world’s best tango dancers and a renowned tango musical ensemble. There will be three couples of dancers under the artistic direction of Miriam Larici, a gold medal winner of the International Dance Stars on NBC’s “Superstars of Dance.” Special guests at the event will include Octavio Brunetti and his Tango quartet.
Location: Marriott Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd.
Tickets: Dinner, show & dance: $85; Show & dance: $40
Sept. 15. Q’n for Kids 2012
Benefits: Each One Save One
Event Info.: This annual barbecue cook-off will include beer, drinks, music by Kermit Ruffins and Gina Brown, kids’ activities and more for the entire family to raise awareness and funds for youth mentoring in the Greater New Orleans area.
Location: Palmer Park, corner of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues
Contact: 896-9979, EachOneSaveOne.com
Sept. 21. 19th annual Golden Tassel Gala
Benefits: Jefferson Dollars for Scholars
Event Info.: The “Starry Night”-themed event will raise money for scholarships and educational programs for Jefferson Parish Public School students – the future stars of our community. A silent auction will feature autographed memorabilia from the New Orleans Saints players, jewelry from Gore’s Art and much more. There will also be a dance competition, live music and local cuisine.
Location: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner
Tickets: Couple: $100; Individual: $75
Sept. 21. Martini Madness
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: Taking place from 7 to 8 p.m., “Before the Madness” is an hour exclusive to the Friends of City Park Members. The Martini Madness official event begins at 8 p.m. and is full of high-quality, bottomless martinis and live music.
Location: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, City Park
Tickets: “Before the Madness:” $75; Gala: $50, FOCP members: $45
Sept. 21. Gold Classic and ‘Cap’ture the Night Party
Benefits: Caps for Kids
Event Info.: The event begins with an afternoon golf outing at the Audubon Golf Clubhouse followed by a casual evening under the oak trees at Audubon Park. The event celebrates Caps for Kids’ national home base offices in New Orleans.
Location: Audubon Golf Clubhouse, 600 Magazine St.
Tickets: $75 and up
Sept. 21. A Masquerade for Health
Benefits: Common Ground Health Clinic
Event Info.: This will be the second year for this bowling fundraiser complete with food, drinks, live music, special guests, a silent auction and contests.
Location: Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.
Tickets: Team: $240; Individual: $45
Sept. 21. Festival Extraordinaire
Benefits: New Orleans Opera Association Women’s Guild
Event Info.: Celebrating Placido Domingo’s forthcoming performance in true Latin style, there will be endless Spanish culture foods and spirits from local restaurants and entertainment.
Location: Women’s Opera Guild, 2504 Prytania St.
Tickets: Door: $30; Advance: $25
Sept. 22. 25th Anniversary Gala and Auction
Benefits: RHINO Contemporary Craft gallery and KID smART
Event Info.: A festive anniversary party and live auction of artwork by members and items from the community.
Location: Second level, Canal Place, 333 Canal St.
Tickets: Couple: $25; Individual: $15