The Louisiana SPCA hosted its 38th annual benefit to raise operating funds for the more than 43,000 owned and abandoned animals seen annually. This year, LASPCA honored Bryan Subaru with the Humanitarian Award.
Gala patrons were encouraged to dress in a costume of their favorite pop culture category; Andy Warhol was a frequent character of the night. The festive event also featured a contortionist, Gretchen in Motion, and drag queen performance battles of Gia GiaVanni and Coca Mesa, as well as dance routines of pop culture through the decades with Mardi Gras dance troupes Roux La La, The Disco Amigos, The Jailhouse Rockers and the Amelia Earhawts. Courtesy of Bryan Subaru, there was additionally a social media photo booth and a red carpet.
Robin Barnes & Her Jazz Trio entertained at the Patron Party, and the No Idea Band kept the music going at the gala. Restaurant catering selections included Salon by Sucré, 1718 Hyatt Regency, Galatoire’s, Mizado Cocina and Vessel NOLA. Special patron drinks were provided by Café Henri/CureCo. The Bulldog provided specialty beers, and the open bar was courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company.
Silent and online auction highlights included Mardi Gras riding spots from Krewe of Tucks and Krewe of Alla; stays in Napa Valley wine country and the Cayman Islands; and one-of-a-kind art designed furniture for people and pets.
Event Co-Chairs were Colleen Timmons, Kimberly Bradley, Mike Atwater, Christie Anderson and Dean Howard. The celebrity chair committee included Lisa Arnold, Jon Donahue, Demetrius Grosse, Toni Tennielle, Aaron Willamson and Necar Zadegan.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Howling Success,” benefiting Louisiana SPCA
When: Friday, November 11, 2016
Where: Hyatt Regency