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Scales And Ales To Support Audubon Aquarium Of The Americas

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Scales and Ales at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (Photo Credit: bestofneworleans.com)

For a fourth year, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host its Scales and Ales fundraising gala. On the evening of Friday, September 20, you will have the opportunity to partake in cocktails, cuisine, and live entertainment – all for a good cause. Proceeds from the event, set within the aquarium and across its surrounding Woldenberg Park, will go to support the organization’s conservation initiatives and educational programs.

With over thirty restaurants featured, attendees will find a multitude of appetizers, desserts, and heartier dishes to enjoy. Among the culinary talents to contribute their creations to this year’s event will be representatives from Chiba, Gordon Biersch Brewery, Swiss Confectionary, Angelo Brocato’s, and Deanie’s Seafood.

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Underwater Tunnel (Photo Credit: Steven Hronek / myneworleans.com)

Exclusive beer sponsor Abita will present nine different options, including specialty favorites Seersucker and Andygator. For those who don’t drink beer, other beverage offerings will include options from Cordina Cocktails and CoolBrew Coffee by New Orleans Coffee Co.

The evening’s entertainment will be headlined by Atlanta’s premiere party-dance band, Simply Irresistible. Also, adding flare with their candy-colored wigs and unrivaled enthusiasm will be one of New Orleans’ favorite dance troupes, The Sirens.

Finally, not to be missed, Scales and Ales will feature a Fly.Drive.Stay raffle with tickets for $10/each. A limited number of tickets will be sold and prizes include a stay-cation at The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Mississippi Beach escape, and an unlimited flight-fueled getaway.

The Aquarium of the Americas is part of New Orleans’ Audubon Nature Institute. Dedicated to preservation, conservation, research, and education, the not-for-profit organization offers extensive opportunities for members of the community to enjoy and learn about their natural surroundings. To read more these initiatives, as well as the Aquarium and other attractions, visit the Institute’s website here.

WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2013, beginning at 8 p.m.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ph. 504-581-4629

TICKETS: $45 Members, $55 Non-Members
Please click here to purchase tickets.


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