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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.

Shakedown Street

It’s easy to associate Krewe du Vieux with their satire alone. (A parade renowned for their giant penises can have that effect). Still, KdV does a lot of good for the community. On Thursday (1.21), krewe members and an entourage of Naughty Nurses will hit up local businesses for donations to the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC).

Peak of Generosity: NOLA Rallies for Nepal

New Orleans is no stranger to disasters, natural or manmade. So, it is not surprising that the local community is rallying to help other areas in their time of need. On Saturday (5.09), locals are invited to help out earthquake victims at a benefit for Nepal.

A Little Help From Our Friends: Beatles Piano Fetches 99K for Habitat

Ebony and ivory are capable of far more than perfect harmony. With a little help from the remaining Beatles, the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build Program raised $98,888 by auctioning off a hand painted piano signed by Sir Paul and Ringo.

Something Beautiful: Shorty Fest Reveals 2015 Lineup

In the midst of Jazz Fest madness, New Orleans favorite son Trombone Shorty hosts his own star-studded celebration. Troy Andrews is headlining his own festival for the third year. The concert for a cause just released their impressive 2015 lineup which will also includes John Boutte, Sweet Crude, and an all-star salute to Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.

Bar Hop: Bunarchy 2015

Saturday (4.04) night, hundreds of costumed revelers in the Marigny will be multiplying like bunnies. Clad in latex and leather masks, some PoMo rabbits will be bar crawling for a cause. The scene is all part of Bunarchy 2015.

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

After Mardi Gras, more than one New Orleanian might be considering retiring a pair of shoes. The Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association is asking locals to think twice about their old kicks. The group announced the launch of a seven week campaign to collect shoes for the needy in conjunction with global non profit Soles4Souls. 

Tip's Ready to Race

By Ashley Rouen

On your mark, get set…go! The Third Annual Rhythm & Blues 5K run hosted by Tipitina’s starts tomorrow at 5 p.m. Along the route, four local marching bands will keep runners’ adrenaline pumping with brass beats until they reach the finish line at Professor Longhair Square. Goody bags await the first 500 registrants. 

Tips Announces Race Details

Tipitina’s is getting in the race—literally. The uptown music mecca just announced the details of their Third Annual Rhythm & Blues 5K. The September 27th event is held in conjunction with the New Orleans Track Club and will benefit the Tipitina’s Foundation. NOLA style, bands will be stationed along the route to provide a soundtrack, and the finish line will welcome the weary with a “festival”.

Beyond Campari: Negroni Finale

Negroni Week is nearing the proverbial bottom of the glass. The cocktails for a cause fundraiser is set to end at midnight tonight, but before the event ends, one bar has a plan to agitate one last burst of donations. Downtown hotspot Cane & Table (1113 Decatur St.) is planning a fire sale this evening.

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