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Short Work of a Long Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend Events in NOLA



If you haven’t noticed by the gradual slowdown in work, Memorial Day Weekend is nearly upon us. Although some locals may be leaving town there is plenty to do here including three fests, a big boil, movies, and a more somber celebration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.


Barman's Holiday


January in New Orleans is a month of rituals. Not all of them involve Carnival. On Tuesday (1.19), the Barman’s Fund will host their big annual soiree at the House of Blues (225 Decatur Street). Of course, there will be lots of drinking… for a good cause.


Bittermens & Barman’s Team Up for RevealNOLA Fundraiser


Most local bartenders have jumped on the bitters bandwagon, and they’ll be praising the spirit even more tonight during the benefit for the New Orleans’ chapter of the Barman's Fund.  Bittermens owners Avery and Janet Glasser are hosting the Reveal NOLA fundraiser and photo shoot at Lucky Rooster (515 Baronne St.) from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. 


Barman's Fund Celebrates 2nd Anniversary


Most local bartenders are known for generous pours, but a group of local service industry folks have been taking their charity outside the bar for the past two years. The Barman’s Fund is celebrating their second anniversary with a big gift for one local kid. Everyone is invited to drink, swim, and tip the night away for charity. 


Clean Tab of Health: Cheap Check Ups for Bartenders


The Big Easy’s Musicians' Clinic keeps our artists healthy, but we can't neglect another vital demographic--our bartenders. Health insurance costs a pretty penny, and thanks to Tales of the Cocktail and the  Barman's Fund, cocktail builders can head to the corner of Canal and Jefferson Davis tomorrow for $40 doctors visits, blood work, and more.


Pints, Pisces and a Piñata

Blue Nile Bash Benefits Barman's Fund



Just by indulging in the city’s favorite of pastimes, locals can support a group of unlikely activists who are putting their Piscean penchant for reason to use by “drinking with a purpose.” On Monday March 11, beginning at 8 p.m., the fourth annual Pisces Party will take place at Frenchmen Street's Blue Nile to benefit the New Orleans Barman’s Fund. 


Today in New Orleans: 6.11.12


Today, the Barman’s Fund (local charities) is at Maison, Irish open jam session at The Irish house, Blue Grass Pickin’ Party at Hi-Ho Lounge, and Black Kold Madina raps at Siberia. On this day in history, soldier and explorer Louis J. de St. Denis dies in Natchitoches (1744), and Alabama Gov. George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama to halt two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending the school, whom were later admitted by the National Guard’s escort (1963). Plus, Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame" hit number 1 on the R&B charts (1955). Now make the most of this Monday:


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