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Temple Ruff is a native of Virginia, and holds a BA of Classical Civilizations from William and Mary and an MS of Communications Strategy from the Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to her passion for writing, Temple enjoys visiting museums, attending live music shows, and running in the park.

New Orleans Weekend Guide: August 16 – 17, 2013

Friday, August 16

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Garden Party at City Park (Image Courtesy of: www.fsjna.org)

City Park Garden Party

At City Park‘s beautiful Botanical Garden, enjoy the sounds of Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the Brass-A-Holics. Rain or shine, the performance will take place on the Haspel Stage with gates opening at 6:30p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase; however, attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. While admission is free, donations are welcome.

WHEN: Friday, August 16, 2013, 6:30p.m.

Botanical Garden at City Park
New Orleans, LA 70124
Ph. 504-483-9488

TICKETS: Admission is free.


Saturday, August 17


daiquiri festival in new orleans

Attendee at New Orleans Daiquiri Festival (Photo Credit: www.nolavie.com)

Daiquiri Festival

This coming Saturday, the 3rd Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival will take place at Michalopoulos Studio in NOLA’s Bywater. Featuring live music, soul food, and of course, daiquiris, the event is described as a collaboration of local businesses and organizations “to celebrate and preserve New Orleans’ Go-Cup Culture.” Read more about the event on Facebook.

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2013, Noon-9p.m.

527 Elysian Fields
New Orleans, LA 70117

TICKETS: $5 in Advance, $8 at Door
Please purchase tickets here.


emily riche design at alegria fashion show

Emily Riche Design at the 2012 Alegria Fashion Show (Photo Credit: Susan Langenhennig, NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune)

Alegria Fashion Show

For a fifth year, New Orleans’ Alegria Fashion Show will feature both up-and-coming and established design talent, as well as celebrity hosts and models. Beyond the fresh fashion, attendees can take further pleasure in knowing that proceeds will benefit the Louisiana SPCA. Read the full Miss A event profile here.

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2013

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ph. 504-581-4367

TICKETS: General Admission: $25
To see and purchase all ticket packages, please click here.

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