May

May 1
Whitney Zoo-To-Do
Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute
Event Info: Guests will enjoy specialty cocktails, dinner from local restaurants and entertainment from Midnight Star, Joe Simon Trio, Topsy Chapman, Vieux Carré and the Wild Mohicans Mardi Gras Indians. There will also be a silent auction in the Tea Room Garden, plus a luxury vehicle raffle to win a 2009 Lexus 1S250 from Lexus of New Orleans
Time: Patron party at 7:30 p.m., event at 8:30 p.m.
Location: Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine Street.
Tickets: $110-$195.
Contact: 861-6160 or www.auduboninstitute.org.

May 2-3
Jazz Fest Weekend
Parking Fundraiser
Benefits: Delgado Community College Business and Technology Division
Event Info: Delgado’s City Park campus will provide secure parking in a well-lit area during the weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Time: Lot will be open for incoming vehicles at 10 a.m.
Location: Delgado City Park Campus, 615 City Park Avenue.
Tickets: $15 per vehicle.
Contact: Connie Boudoin,
671-5631.

May 5
Rite Aid Golf Tournament
Benefits: Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
Event Info: Features lunch, drinks, post-party and awards ceremony.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Stonebridge Golf Club of New Orleans, 1500 Stonebridge Dr., Gretna.
Tickets: $1,000 to sponsor a group.
Contact: Children’s Hospital Public Affairs Department, 896-9373.

May 5, 12, 19 and 26
Kinder-Garden: Creep,
Crawl and Fly
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info: Children 18 months to 3-years-old and accompanying adults are invited to explore the world of insects in this hands-on class for young, curious learners. Activities include insect exploration, sand play, singing, craft making and worm digging.
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Discovery Garden at Longue Vue House and Gardens,
7 Bamboo Road.
Tickets: $10 for members, $12 for non-members, $5 for each additional adult.
Contact: Lydia Vaughn at 488-5488 ext. 333 or lvaughn@longuevue.com.

May 6
Arts Council of New Orleans 26th Annual Community Arts Award Patron Party
Benefits: The Arts Council of
New Orleans
Event Info: A celebration of the recipients of the Community Arts Awards. The event will also provide the opportunity to view murals by Arts Award winner Auseklis Ozols.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The Grill Room at Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St.
Tickets: $150-$175, with sponsorship available.
Contact: 523-1465,
www.artscouncilofneworleans.org.

May 7
Arts Council of New Orleans 26th Annual Community
Arts Award
Benefits: The Arts Council of
New Orleans
Event Info: Luncheon to honor individuals, organizations and
corporations that have made outstanding contributions to
the arts in New Orleans.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Audubon Tea Room,
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans
Tickets: $50-$75, with sponsorship available.
Contact: 523-1465,
www.artscouncilofneworleans.org.

May 7
Lights Out NOLA
Benefits: MakeNewOrleansHome.com
Event Info: An outdoor movie screening at The Fly behind Audubon Zoo. The event is family friendly and open to the public.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Fly at Audubon Riverview Park (behind the zoo).
Tickets: Free
Contact: Diana Winingder at
561-0247 or makenolahome@bellsouth.net. 

May 9
Design in Time: Interior and Exterior Design Expo Presented by the Friends of Longue Vue
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info: Guests can bring photographs, paint swatches and other design inspirations and rotate through 15-minute “dates” with local landscape and interior designers for advice on current or upcoming projects. Guests can also visit the building and decorating expo or purchase new greenery from a plant sale.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road.
Tickets: $50 for members, $55 for non-members
Contact: Jen Gick at 488-5488 ext. 320, or jgick@longvue.com.

May 9
Get the Dirt – Second Saturdays with Gardner Graham: “Spring Forward!”
Benefits: Longue Vue House
and Gardens
Event Info: Join Longue Vue’s head gardener Amy Graham on an exclusive guided garden tour designed for plant enthusiasts
of all ages. Get the “dirt” on spring plants and learn other insider gardening tips from Longue Vue’s own plant “doctor.”
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road.
Tickets: Free for members and children under three; $8 for
non-members.
Contact: Jen Gick at 488-5488 ext. 320, or jgick@longvue.com.

May 9
University of New Orleans 50th Anniversary Gala
Benefits: University of New Orleans
Event info: A celebration of University of New Orleans’s 50th anniversary, featuring entertainment from Irvin Mayfield and Dr. Michael White and his trio. 
Time: Patron party 6 p.m., general party 7 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St.
Contact: Susan Hess at 615-5294.

May 11
East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation Annual Golf Classic
Benefits: East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation
Event Info: Features a lunch buffet, food served throughout the day,
four-person scramble golf play
with awards presented to the
first, second and third place teams and a post-tournament cocktail party at the Chateau Country
Club ballroom. 
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner.
Tickets: Through sponsorship.
Contact: Foundation president
Stan Maher, 780-5800.

May 11
Sean Payton’s Play It
Forward Foundation
Celebrity Kid’s Classic
Benefits: The West Jefferson Hospital Foundation, The Play it Forward Foundation and the Fore! Kids Foundation.
Event Info: This golf tournament signals the first partnership of the West Jefferson Hospital Foundation and Saints coach Sean Payton and wife Beth Payton’s Play it Forward Foundation. The event will feature on-course food and drink.  Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, John Besh
and other celebrities will also
be in attendance.  
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Tournament Players Clubs Louisiana, 11001 Lapalco Boulevard, Avondale.
Tickets: Through sponsorship.
Contact: Karen Hegner,
(214) 529-6681.

May 12
Tea on Tuesday: “Nell Nolan Presents Newspaper Daze: My Life and Times with the Times”
Benefits: Longue Vue House
and Gardens
Event Info: Social columnist Nell Nolan dishes on her 30-year journey following the New Orleans social scene for the Times-Picayune. A traditional tea with scones, pastries, lemon curd and finger sandwiches will follow the presentation.
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road.
Tickets: $25 for members; $30
for non-members.
Contact: Anna Bell Jones at
488-5488 ext. 339 or ajones@longuevue.com.

May 4-16
Symphony Book Fair
Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Event Info: A huge sale of used books, art and DVDs.
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Student Life Center, Delgado Community College.
Tickets: $10 entry fee (first
day only).
Contact: 861-2004.

May 15
Sippin’ in Seersucker
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info: An evening of Southern art, music, cocktails, fashion and shopping. Features a contest for best seersucker outfit, deluxe raffles and specialty mint juleps
and mojitos.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St.
Tickets: $25 for museum members; $35 for non-members.
Contact: 539-9618.

May 15
A Night at the Museum
Benefits: The Legal Aid Bureau
Event Info: Features food from various New Orleans restaurants, entertainment from local artists
and a silent auction.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Musee Conti Wax Museum, 917 Conti St.,
New Orleans.
Tickets: $75.
Contact: 324-6706

May 15
Allfax Specialties
Golf Tournament
Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: Registration includes
18 holes of golf, lunch, food and beverages along the course, a goodie bag, draw prizes and two tickets to the pre-tournament party. The pre-party will feature heavy hors d’ouevres, a live band and auctions for items including Saints memorabilia. Tickets to the pre-party will be available to the public. 
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Beau Chene Country Club, 602 N. Beau Chene Dr., Mandeville.
Tickets: $200 per golfer, with sponsorship available.
Contact: Children’s Hospital Development Department,
896-9375.

May 16
A Community Celebration of Public Schools
Benefits: Save our Schools NOLA
Event Info: A community celebration of public schools that includes parents, students, community and civic leaders. The event will feature performances by public school students, Charmaine Neville, The Roots of Music Marching Band and To Be Continued Brass Band.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Federal Reserve Bank Ballroom, 147 Carondelet St.
Tickets: $50, 309-8509.
Contact: Dana Greenup at 309-8512 or dgreenup@sosnola.org.

May 16
The Young Leadership Council Streetcar Soiree
Benefits: The Downtown Development District
Event Info: The grand finale for the YLC’s Streetcar Named Inspire project, featuring auctions for streetcars from the project, plus never-seen-before streetcars, 40 “garden sized” streetcars, blank streetcars, Streetcar Named Inspire merchandise and other surprises.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Hilton Riverside Hotel, Grand Ballrooms A and B,
2 Poydras St.
Tickets: $50-$75 with sponsorship available.
Contact: 585-1500,
www.youngleadershipcouncil.org.

May 16
Chloe Dao Fashion Show
Benefits: www.theacy.org
Event Info: Project Runway winner Chloe Dao will bring her fashions to New Orleans in a runway show sponsored by Renaissance Publishing.
Time: TBD
Location: Republic New Orleans,
828 S. Peters St.
Tickets: TBD
Contact: Republicnola.com

May 17
Spring Home Tour
Benefits: Friends of the Cabildo 
Event Info: Guests will enjoy
self-guided tours through private homes and courtyards in the
French Quarter, and will even
have a chance to meet local authors along the way. 
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: 1020 Esplanade Ave.
Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 on
the day of event; 523-3939.
Contact: Executive director
Kaitlin Ryan at 523-3939.

May 17
Art & Soul
Benefits: The NOCCA Institute  
Event Info: The patron party will feature food from New Orleans chefs, as well as from NOCCA Culinary Arts Students. Entertainment includes Hot Club of New Orleans, Nola Nova and the NOCCA Alumni All-Stars. There will also be a silent auction and a small live auction.
Time: 6 p.m. patron party,
7 p.m. gala.
Location: 2800 Chartres St.
Tickets: $100 general; $200 patron.
Contact: 940-2900.

May 19-23
The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
Benefits: Various local charities
Event Info: Top Chef Season 5 winner Hosea Rosenberg will be the featured guest at FEASTiVAL, the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience’s newest addition to the annual event. Other celebrity chefs in attendance will be John Besh, Top Chef contestants Leah Cohen, Jamie Lauren and Jeff McInnis; as well as Next Food Network Star winner Reggie Southerland. 
Time: Various
Location: Various
Tickets: Various packages available
at nowfe.com.
Contact: 529-WINE or nowfe.com.

May 21
60th Anniversary of the Carousel Bar
Benefits: The New Orleans carousel in City Park.
Event Info: The Carousel Bar has been welcoming celebrities, local and tourists to the 24-seat revolving bar since 1949. Hotel Monteleone is closing down the 200 block of Royal Street and taking the celebration to the street to coincide with the New Orleans Wine and Food Experiece’s Royal Street Stroll. The carnival-themed celebration with feature Johnny Angel and the Swingin Deamons, swing dancers, prizes
and 1940s anniversary cocktails
at 1940s prices. 
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: The Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St.
Tickets: Free
Contact: Linzy Roussel Cotaya at 299-7151 or lcotaya@keatingmagee.com.

May 21
Pontchartrain Park Photography Project Opening
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info: Longue Vue, the students of Coghill Elementary School and the residents of Pontchartrain Park welcome you to the opening of the Pontchartrain Park Photography Project, which will be on display through summer 2009. Funded by a History Channel Save Our History Grant, this project is executed by Longue Vue and its project partners, the New Orleans Kid Camera Project, Tulane University and Delgado Community College. Project partner members worked with seventh and eighth graders at Coghill Elementary School to document the history
of the school’s neighborhood Pontchartrain Park.
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road.
Tickets: Free
Contact: Jen Gick at 488-5488 ext. 320 or jgick@longuevue.com.

May 22-23
Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
Benefits: MotherShip Foundation
Event Info: The 4th annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival is held on the banks of beautiful Bayou St. John. This year’s event will be completely “green.”
Time: Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday
at 11 a.m.
Location: Orleans Avenue at Jefferson Davis Parkway.
Tickets: Free
Contact: Jared Zeller at 488-3865 or jared@mothershipfoundation.org

May 22-24
36th Annual Greek Festival
Benefits: Holy Trinity Cathedral Greek Orthodox Community
Event Info: Featuring Greek cuisine, desserts, live music, family entertainment, shopping and a Greek grocery.
Time: Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
Location: 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans.
Tickets: $5.
Contact: 282-0259

May 29
Youth Change Campaign: Change Maker Awards Dinner
Benefits: Gulfsouth Youth Action Fund
Event Info: The Youth Change Maker Awards honor outstanding young people, ages 7 to 25, who have shown exemplary leadership in recovery, education, entrepreneurship and community service initiatives in the Gulfsouth region. 
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Xavier University Ballroom, 1 Drexel Dr.
Tickets: $50 a person, $500 a table.
Contact: Anthony Ray at 529-1922. 
 
May 30
Wendy’s Corporate Volleyball Tournament 
Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: Co-ed teams compete in beginning, intermediate and advanced categories in round-robin play. Registrants receive t-shirts and complimentary food and beverages. Best of net prizes are awarded and everyone is entered to win a variety of draw prizes. 
Time: Registration at 3 p.m., play begins at 4 p.m.
Location: Malibu Rum Coconut Beach Complex, 7360 W.
Roadway St.
Tickets: $350 per team.
Contact: Children’s Hospital Development Department,
896-9375.

May 29
Peoples Health Art Venture 2009
Benefits: Louisiana ArtWorks
Event Info: ArtWorks resident artists are taking over the building for their final show. Guests can enjoy cocktails and fine cuisine as three floors of “ArtVenturous” environs are unveiled at this celebration.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Louisiana ArtWorks,
 725 Howard Ave.
Tickets: $125 for general admission, with patron level tickets available.
Contact: Karen Louise Crain at
571-7373 or
klcrain@louisianaartworks.org.

May 30
“King Lear” Opening Night
Benefits: The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Event Info: Celebrate the start of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane’s 16th season with the opening night performance of “King Lear.” Following the show, join the cast for a reception with wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lupin Theatre, Tulane University’s Dixon Annex, 215 McWilliams Hall.
Tickets: $35, 865-5105 ext. 2
Contact: Brad Robbert at 865-5105 ext. 2 or brad@tulane.edu.

May 30-31
Children’s Hospital Telethon
Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: WDSU NewsChannel 6 broadcasts live from Children’s Hospital and their studio. Telethon will feature patient stories and testimonials from hospital supporters.
Time: 6 to 11 p.m.
Location: WDSU Studios, 846 Howard Ave.; and Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave.
Tickets: Donations accepted via telephone.
Contact: Children’s Hospital Public Affairs Department, 896-9373.

May 31
Celebrity Waiter III
Benefits: Bridge House
Event Info: Sunday brunch featuring waiters from the NFL Retired Players Association and
the Retired Saints Players.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Andrea’s Restaurant,
3100 19th St., Metairie.
Tickets: Ticket prices TBD, but sponsorship is available.
Contact: 522-2124 ext. 13.

June

June 5
Palettes & Palates
Benefits: Ochsner Health System
Event Info: Features a wine tasting, art auction and patron party.
Time: Patron party at 7 p.m. with food from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel; wine tasting and art auction
at 8 p.m.
Location: 120 Audubon Blvd.
Tickets: $50 for the wine tasting and auction, $125 for patron
party, as well as the wine tasting and auction.
Contact: Ochsner special events, 842-7113.

June 5-6
14th Fishing Rodeo
Benefits: Rummel Alumni Association, Inc.
Event Info: The 14th annual rodeo is back at Shell Beach for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.
Time: TBD
Location: Blackie Campo’s in
Shell Beach.
Tickets: TBD
Contact: Catherine Campanella at 838-8787 or rufus@raiderpride.com.

June 19-21
Bonsai Clubs International Annual Symposium
Benefits: Bonsai Clubs International
Event Info: The New Orleans Botanical Garden will be host to the Bonsai Clubs International’s three-day symposium, which will have top “Bonsai masters” on
hand to lead workshops and demonstrations on Japanese gardening. 
Time: 9 a.m
Location: New Orleans Botanical Gardens, 1 Palm Drive.
Tickets: $6 for general Botanical Gardens admission; see bci2009.com for ticket options.
Contact: Bonsai Clubs International chairwoman Donna Banting at
832-8071 or bci2009@cox.net, www.bci2009.com.

June 20
Third Annual Bourbon & Burlesque
Benefits: Contemporary Arts Center
Event Info: Guests can enjoy complimentary specialty cocktails created with premium bourbons, bourbon-inspired cuisine and a burlesque review.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.
Tickets: TBD
Contact: 528-3805

June 21
Each One Save Father’s Day Race
Benefits: Each One Save One
Event Info: The Father’s Day Race is a 5K run/walk through New Orleans City Park. The event will start and finish in Lasalle Park in Metairie, and will feature events and games for children of all ages.
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Lasalle Park, 6600 Airline Dr., Metairie.
Tickets: $20, 599-5904.
Contact: Lavonzell Nicholson
at 599-5904 or
nicholson@eachonesaveone.org.

June 25
Chase Bank Business Hall
of Fame
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Event Info: Honors local businesswomen and men who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship in the community.
Time: Chairman’s reception at
6:30 p.m., dinner and awards
presentation at 7:15 p.m.
Location: Audubon Tea Room,
6500 Magazine St.
Tickets: Two tickets for $500,
tables of 10 for $2,500 and $5,000; www.jagno.org.
Contact: Melissa Binder at
569-8658 or melissa@jagno.org.

June 27
The Comedy of Errors
Opening Night
Benefits: Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Event Info: Continue the celebration of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane’s 16th season with the opening night performance of “The Comedy of Errors.” Following the show, join the cast for a reception with wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lupin Theatre, Tulane University’s Dixon Annex, 215 McWilliams Hall, Tulane University.
Tickets: $35, 865-5105 ext. 2.
Contact: Brad Robbert at 865-5105 ext. 7.

July

July 3-5
Greater Mandeville Seafood Festival
Benefits: Various Mandeville area charities.
Event Info: Established in 1978, the Mandeville Seafood Festival is the oldest festival held in St. Tammany Parish. This year’s festival will feature 20 food booths serving seafood and other dishes, plus arts and crafts booths, a children’s entertainment area, live musical entertainment and a Fourth of July fireworks show. A concert on Thursday night will feature Mark Chesnutt and Sammy Kershaw.
Time: Thursday at 5 p.m.,
Friday-Sunday at 11 a.m.
Location: Fountainbleu State Park, Mandeville.
Tickets: $10/day or $25 for a three-day pass in advance or $15 at the gate each day; concert night tickets will be $30 in advance, $40 at the gate; (985) 624-9762.
Contact: Dawn Clark at
985-624-9762 or dawn.clark@seafoodfest.com.

July 8-12
Tales of the Cocktail
Benefits: The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Event Info: The seventh annual cocktail and culinary festival celebrating the history and
culture of dining and drinking
in New Orleans.
Time: Various
Location: The Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., and other French Quarter locations.
Tickets: Various ticket levels available.
Contact: www.TalesoftheCocktail.com

July 19
Red Hat Society Meet and Greet for Prospective New Members
Benefits: New Orleans tourism
Event info: Those interested in becoming a member of the Red Hat Society can join the New Orleans chapter for gospel brunch at the House of Blues.
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: House of Blues,
225 Decatur St.
Tickets: $38.
Contact: Judith Faye, 273-5055.

July 11
Mr. Legs IX
Benefits: Bridge House
Event Info: Parody of a beauty contest, featuring guys in shorts; the winner is the contestant that raises the most money. 
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.
Tickets: $25, VIP tickets for $50.
Contact: 522-2124 ext 13.

August

August 1
White Linen Night
Benefits: The New Orleans Arts District/Contemporary Arts Center
Event info: The annual event that draws droves of white linen-wearing guests to the New Orleans Arts District for art openings, live music, cuisine and drinks. There will also be an after party at the Contemporary Arts Center.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: 300-600 blocks of
Julia Street.
Contact: 528-3805.

August 29
11th Annual CHAIRish the Children
Benefits: The Louisiana Children’s Museum
Event info: Auction gala featuring one-of-a-kind chairs, plus food, entertainment and more.
Time: Patron party TBD,
8 p.m. gala.
Location: Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St.
Contact: 586-0725 ext. 206. F