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New Orleans Weekend Guide: September 6 – 7, 2013

Friday, September 6

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Gleason Gras 2012 in New Orleans (Photo Courtesy of: www.neworleanssaints.com)


Presented by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, GleasonGras will take place at New OrleansChampions Square. In addition to plenty of food and live music, attendees will also enjoy participating in the year’s first Saints Pep Rally. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Team Gleason, which is dedicated to supporting those with ALS and other neuromuscular diseases. Read the full Miss A event profile here.

WHEN: Friday, September 6, 2013, 4 p.m.

Champions Square
Lasalle Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
Ph. 504-587-3663

General Admission: Free
VIP and Tailgate Zone tickets available.
Please click here to purchase.


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Concert at Tipitina’s New Orleans (Photo Credit: blog.nola.com / Michael Democker)

Tipitina’s Foundation Free Friday

The Tipitina’s Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting “Louisiana and New Orleans’ irreplaceable music community”, will host its final Free Friday of the Summer season. Doors will open at 8:00p.m., and attendees (18+ years) will enjoy performances by both Flow Tribe and the Mike Dillon Band.

WHEN: Friday, September 6, 2013, 8 p.m.

501 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Ph. 504-895-8477

TICKET: Admission is free.


Friday, September 6 – Saturday, September 7

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Bridal Party in New Orleans (Photo Credit: www.theknot.com)

Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Sale

The Hyatt French Quarter will host Brides Against Breast Cancer‘s Charity Wedding Gown Sale in New Orleans. While Friday evening will showcase a VIP reception and cocktail party, Saturday will feature an all-day shopping event. Proceeds from the two-day fundraiser will go to support education programs and support services for breast cancer patients and their loved ones. Read the full Miss A event profile here.

VIP Party: Friday, September 6, 2013 from 6-10p.m.
General Event: Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 11a.m.-6p.m.

Hyatt French Quarter
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

TICKETS: VIP: $20, General Admission: $5
Please click here to purchase tickets.


Saturday, September 7

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Golden Feather Mardi Gras Indian Restaurant Gallery (Photo Credit: invadenola.com)

The Art of Birthing – A Fundraiser

The Art of Birthing will be presented by Sista Midwife Productions, LLC, an organization “dedicated to bringing full transparency to childbirth education”. Proceeds from the event, which will feature a performance of the nationally-recognized play “Birth”, works by local artists, and a silent auction, will provide scholarships for women seeking to start careers in birth work.

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2013, 5-9p.m.

Golden Feather Mardi Gras Indian Restaurant Gallery
704 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

$20/ticket, $30 for 2 tickets, $50 for 4 tickets
Please click here to purchase tickets.

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