Welcome’s to Pam’s Party Calendar! We hope this information makes your event planning easier. In an effort to prevent multiple events from taking place on the same night, competing for the same fundraising dollar, we’re trying to maintain a comprehensive list of all upcoming nonprofit fundraisers and related events in the Greater Baton Rouge area. We’ve even included LSU and Southern football schedules. So, as soon as you know the date of your event, please send me an email at pbordelon@theadvocate so we can get it on the calendar. See you at a party soon!!


Jan. 11

Opéra Louisiane "Sing & Swing" Celebrity Karaoke Gala: 7:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza, operalouisiane.com

Jan. 13

Karnival Krewe Debutante Brunch: 11 a.m., BR Country Club, invitation only

Jan. 16

Classes begin, Southern

Jan. 17

Forum 35's Community Impact Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., Juban's Restaurant , forum35.org

Jan. 18

BR Green's Arbor Day Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., batonrougegreen.com

Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's King Cake Party: 7 p.m., Oak Lodge Reception Center

Jan. 19

Krewe of Artemis Soirée: Raising Cane's River Center

Krewe of Achilles Mardi Gras Ball: Raising Cane's River Center

Jan. 22

Prevent Child Abuse "Our Children, Our Future" fundraising breakfast: 7:30 a.m., Drusilla Place, pcal.org

Jan. 24

Magnolia Mound Plantation's 19th annual Petite Antiques Forum: 9:15 a.m., Louisiana State Archives, 225-271-4187

Women Wine & Connections Mothzilla Ball: 6:30 p.m., Time Out Lounge, eventbrite.com/e/women-wine-and-connections-mothzilla-ball-tickets-51728260620

Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence: 6 p.m., Manship Theatre, braf.org

LSU Museum of Art's Director's Circle Soirée: 6 p.m., University Residence, invitation only

Jan. 25

Capital Area United Way's Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., Main Library, cauw.org/BHSHAwards

Jan. 26

Krewe of Apollo's Bal Masque XXXVIII: 6 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center

BR Gallery's Surreal Salon Soirée: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

Mystik Krewe of Louisianans Mardi Gras celebration: Washington, D.C. 

Feb. 1

American Heart Association's Go Red for Women luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Raising Cane's River Center, BatonRougeGoRed.heart.org

Feb. 2

Krewe of Iduna Mardi Gras Ball: Raising Cane's River Center

Feb. 7

Alzheimer's Services Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: noon, Drusilla Place, invitation only

Feb. 9

Krewe of Southdowns Mardi Gras Ball: 8 p.m., The Lyceum, eventbrite.com

Feb. 10

BR Generals 26th annual Father Daughter Dance: 4 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Ballroom, 


Feb. 11

LABI Free Enterprise VIP reception: 7 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, invitation only

Feb. 13 & 14

Special benefit performance of A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" starring Peggy Sweeney-McDonald and Scott Jefferson: 6:45 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, preserve-louisiana.org

Feb. 15

Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Mardi Gras Ball: River Center Exhibition Hall

Manners of the Heart 'Heart in Hand' Awards Gala: 6:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, mannersoftheheart.org

Feb. 16

Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball: River Center Exhibition Hall

Krewe of Romany Mardi Gras Ball: River Center

Feb. 19

Multiple Sclerosis Society's On the Move Luncheon: 11 a.m., Baton Rouge Marriott, invitation only

Feb. 22

Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade: 6:30 p.m., downtown, kreweofartemis.net/parade

Family Services' Sapphires & Spurs: 6:30 p.m., LSU 's Parker Coliseum, fsgbr.org

Feb. 23

Rural Life Museum's Tea, Fashion & Fancies: 2 p.m., LSU Rural Life Museum, lsu.edu/rurallife/

Krewe Mystique de la Capitale Mardi Gras Parade: 2 p.m., downtown

Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade & Masquerade: parade rolls downtown 6 p.m., followed by ball at Raising Cane's River Center Exhibition Hall

Krewe of Tucumcari Mardi Gras Ball: Raising Cane's River Center Ballroom

American Advertising Federation of BR ADDY Awards: 7 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center, aafbr.org/addy-awards

Krewe of Maringouin Mardi Gras Ball: 8 p.m., North Iberville Center, Rosedale

March 1

Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade: 7 p.m., southdowns.org

March 2

Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade: noon, downtown

Krewe of Maringouin Mardi Gras Parade: 1 p.m.

March 5

Mardi Gras

March 8

LSU Greek Excellence Gala: 5:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom

March 8-10

Inner Wheel's 29th annual Attic Trash & Treasure Sale: Cortana Mall

March 14

McMains Children's Developmental Center's Sips & Suds: 6 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, mcmainscdc.org

March 15

BR Symphony's Pennington Great Performers in Concert Gala & Performance: details TBA

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Denim & Diamonds Imagine Gala: time TBA, L'Auberge Event Center, jdrf.org/louisiana/

March 21

Bella's Ball: 6 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center, bellabowman.org/events

March 22

"Unmasking ALS Together" Black & White Ball Masque: time TBA, Baton Rouge Marriott, alslams.org

March 23

Boys & Girls Club Great Futures Gala: 7:30 p.m., Shaw Center for the Arts, brclubs.org/news-events/great-futures-gala

March 30

Zapp's International BeerFest: 3 p.m., Rural Life Museum, lsu.edu/rurallilfe/events

April 4

BR Symphony League's Mad Hatters "Symphony of the Sea" Luncheon: Renaissance Hotel, brsymphonyleague.org

City Year's School House Rock Gala: 6 p.m., Hilton Capitol Center, cityyear.org 

Of Moving Colors Gala: 6 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, ofmovingcolors.org

April 5

LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction: lsualumni.org 

April 6 

Friends of City Park & Red Stick Croquet Great Gatsby Soirée: BR Gallery

April 11

Gourmet in the Garden: 6 p.m., Burden Gardens, lsuagcenter.com/portals/burden/events#title9

April 12

The Answer benefiting Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation: 6 p.m., Renaissance, pbrf.org/events/the-answer-2019/

April 15

Louisiana Young Heroes Banquet: 6 p.m., Hilton Capitol Center

April 15-22

LSU spring break

April 15-19

Southern spring break

April 22-26

EBR schools spring break 

April 27

12th annual Dancing for Big Buddy: doors open 6 p.m., program begins at 7, LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center, dancingforbigbuddy.com

May 4

Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship Derby Day: time & location TBA

May 7

Volunteers of America's Celebration for Change: 5:30, Manship Theatre, voagrb.org

May 9

Life of a Single Mom Impact Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza, thelifeofasinglemom.com

Louisiana Legends Gala: 6 p.m., Old State Capitol, lpb.org

May 10

LSU & Southern graduations

May 11

The Emerge Gala: more details TBA

May 18

Companion Animal Alliance's Fur Ball: Celtic Studios, more info TBA

May 20

The Advocate's 34th annual Star of Stars Awards: L’Auberge Event Center, Red Carpet Experience at 5:30 p.m. followed by awards ceremony at 7 p.m., TheAdvocate/Stars.com

May 27

Last day of school EBR

Aug. 23

BR Epicurean Society's 13th annual Food & Wine Fête: L'Auberge Event Center, bresbr.org

Aug. 31

LSU v. Georgia Southern, Tiger Stadium

Southern v. McNeese State, Lake Charles

Sept. 5

Quota Club's Eyes on the Ties: 6 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center

Sept. 7

LSU v. Texas, Austin

Southern v. Memphis, Memphis

Sept. 12

Mary Bird Perkins -- Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center's The Gala Goes...: time & location TBA

Sept. 13

WRKF Founders Luncheon: *tentative date

Sept. 14

LSU v. NW State, Tiger Stadium

Sept. 21

LSU v. Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Southern v. Florida A&M, Tallahassee

Oct. 5

LSU v. Utah State, Tiger Stadium

Oct. 19

LSU v. Mississippi State, Starkville

Oct. 26

LSU v. Auburn, Tiger Stadium

Nov. 2

Walk to Defeat ALS: time TBA, Pennington Biomedical Research Center grounds, alslams.org

Nov. 9

LSU, v. Alabama, Tiger Stadium

Nov. 23

LSU v. Arkansas, Tiger Stadium

Nov. 30

LSU v. Texas A&M, Tiger Stadium

Southern v. Grambling, New Orleans Super Dome

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