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Drag Talents to Perform Benefit Show in Support of Assault Victim

Tonight, members of the city’s drag community will band together to perform a show for a cause. Bud Rips will play host to Billy Gotta Booboo, a drag and dance party to benefit the recovery of a local New Orleans resident who was the victim of a brutal assault. 

Brush Rush

Paint The Town Green Raises Funds With Eats & Drinks

The Green Project might be a product of their own success. While many locals equate the non-profit with post Federal Flood rebuilding efforts, the organization and their triumph is rooted in paint recycling. And right now, the Green Project has more paint than they can handle. So, they are launching “Paint the Town Green” to raise money to keep up the good work.

Seersucker Soiree

Ogden Annual Benefit Returns Friday

On Friday (4.15), the Ogden Museum is busting out some southern summer swagger with their 13th annual Sippin’ in Seersucker benefit. The sartorial soiree at the Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St.) will feature live music, free food, open bars, and some outrageous sartorial stylings.

Fest Toast

Brunch Fest is Coming

NOLA offers a fest for almost every occasion except our celebrated brunches—until now. The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (La-SPCA) announced that first annual Brunch Fest NOLA will be held on April 3rd.

The Love You Give

GiveNOLA Day Drops 2016 Details

A new NOLA tradition emerged three years ago a little after Carnival Season. The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) introduced GiveNOLA Day, a massive fundraising drive for hundreds of local nonprofits. Today, the GNOF announced details for 2016’s GiveNOLA Day on May 3rd.

Raising the Bars

LeBlanc & Bodenheimer Team Up for a Cause

A pair of local restauranteurs are hosting a fundraiser, and there will not be beaux-arts theaters or large foundations involved. Instead, Robert LeBlanc (LeBlanc & Smith) and Neil Bodenheimer (CureCo) are doing what they do best, throwing a party with great food and cocktails, to help a child battling Leukemia.

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.

Spirits' Soiree

This time of year, the ghost tours in the Quarter are not just for tourists. Today, the Friends of the Cabildo announced details for their popular Ghostly Tours and their 5th Annual Hostly Gallivant fundraiser.

Missing Link: Boudin, Bourbon, & Beer Headliners Announced

As the name suggests, much of the focus at Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer is on, well, boudin, bourbon, and beer. However, this is New Orleans; so, there is also music! Today, organizers released the music lineup for November 13th event. Alabama’s St. Paul and the Broken Bones will headline the event.

Tomb Zone: Save Our Cemeteries Announces Ball

by Lucy Leonard

New Orleans non-profit Save Our Cemeteries announced their annual fundraising soirée, the 2015 Soirée De La Société Internationale on Thursday (7.30). The event will be hosted on Wednesday, September 9 at the Audubon Tea Room. Save Our Cemeteries runs the fundraiser in partnership with the National Association for Catering and Events in order to benefit the organizations preservation and restoration projects in cemeteries across the city.

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