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Costume contest winners at Baton Rouge Gallery's Surreal Soirée.

Welcome to Pam’s Party Calendar, a comprehensive listing of all the fundraisers, galas, Mardi Gras Balls, etc. happening in and around the Capital City. The idea is to prevent multiple events from taking place on the same night, splitting that all-important dollar needed to keep all our nonprofits up and running. So, check dates before you plan your event to make sure it’s open. I’ve even included LSU and Southern football games as well as local school holidays to make things easier. As soon as you’ve settled on a date, shoot me an email at pbordelon@theadvocate.com and I’ll add your event to this master calendar. Don’t worry if all you have is a date, send it ASAP and we can fill in the details once you have that information.

Look forward to hearing from you!

2020

March 12

POSTPONED City Year's School House Rock Gala: 6 p.m., Hilton Capitol Center, cityyear.org/baton-rouge/events

March 13

POSTPONED LRCE Late Night Comedy Event: 6:30 p.m., Louisiana Resources for Educators, lrcelatenight.zohobackstage.com/LateNightwithLRCE-2020

March 15

Dancing for Big Buddy's "Stars on Social Sunday": 3 p.m., The Edge Bar, L'Auberge Casino Hotel, invitation only

March 19

POSTPONED BR Symphony League's Mad Hatter's Luncheon: 10:30 a.m., Renaissance Hotel, charityauction.bid/MadHatters2020

POSTPONED Music Club of Baton Rouge's Scholarship Luncheon: 11 a.m., LSU's Lod Cook Alumni Center, moved to Sept. 24

POSTPONED until May 12, 9th annual Bella's Ball: 6:30 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center, bellabowman.org/events

March 20

POSTPONED Atlas Foundation's 16th Annual Dialogue & Friendship Dinner, 6 p.m., Boudreaux's, eventbrite.com/e/annual-friendship-and-dialogue-dinner-tickets-91220108801

POSTPONED BR Ballet's Dancing at the Mansion: 7 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, batonrougeballet.org

March 21

POSTONED Junior League's Touch a Truck event: 9 a.m., State Fairgrounds, juniorleaguebr.org/touch-a-truck/

POSTPONED Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge Sapphires 'N Spurs: 3 p.m., LSU Parker Coliseum, fsgbr.org

POSTPONED Our Lady of Mercy School Auction: 5 p.m., olomschool.org/

March 22

POSTPONED Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Lipsey Legacy Society Dinner: 6 p.m., City Club, invitation only

March 26

POSTPONED until Oct. 1, McMains Children's Development Center's Sips 'n Suds: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, mcmainscdc.org

POSTPONED Friends of LPB Louisiana Legends Gala: 6:30 p.m., Old State Capitol, lpb.org/legends, moved to Oct. 22.

POSTPONED Of Moving Colors Gala: 7 p.m., 2715 Windrush Way, ofmovingcolors.org/gala

March 27

POSTPONED JDRF Denim & Diamonds Imagine Gala: 6:30 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center, jdrf.org

March 27-28

POSTPONED Capital Correspondents Girdiron Show: 6:30 p.m., Nicholson Post, gridironshowbr.org

March 28

POSTPONED LSU Textile & Costume Museum Opening: 7 p.m., LSU School of Human Ecology

POSTPONED Boys & Girls Club Great Futures Gala: 7:30, Shaw Center for the Arts, greatfuturesgalabr.com 

March 29

POSTPONED Friends of the Animals "Pawty with the Dogs": noon - 3 p.m., LSU Parker Coliseum

POSTPONED BREC's "Art Unleashed": 2 p.m., City-Brooks Community Park, benefits local dog shelters & adoption agencies, brec.org/artunleashed

March 30

POSTPONED LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame gala: 6 p.m., Capitol Hilton, moving to fall

April 2

Dancing for Big Buddy Star Dancer Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Walk-On's, invitation only

POSTPONED VIPS debut "Egg-Stravagana" adult Easter Egg Hunt: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, vipsbr.org

April 4

Gonzales Area Foundation's 5th annual Gala benefiting Mary Bird Perkins -- Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center: 6 p.m., Houmas House, gonzalesareafoundation.org/gala-2

April 16

BR Epicurean Society's Fête du Vin: 6:30 p.m., Juban's Restaurant, bresbr.org/fete-du-vin

April 19

POSTPONED Kids Orchestra Bluezzy Brunch: 11;30 a.m., Capitol Hilton Center, kidsorchestra.org

April 20

Esprit de Femme Sunrise Celebration & 25th anniversary of the LSU Women’s Center: 8 a.m., Boudreaux's, lsufoundation.org

April 22

Dancing for Big Buddy Line-Up Party: time & location TBA

April 23

CAUW Power of Women: 7 a.m., L'Auberge Event Center, cauw.org

POSTPONED Gourmet in the Garden: 6 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, calendar.lsu.edu/event

Louisiana Special Olympics Capital Area 5th annual Trivia Night: 6 p.m., Ashley Manor, flipcause.com/secure/cause

April 24

ALS Association Black & White Gala, 'Toast to the Silver Screen": 6:30 p.m., Marriott, webla.alsa.org

Gala honoring Timothy Muffitt: 8 p.m., Hilton Capitol Center, brso.org

April 25

Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation’s “The Answer: A Night at the Movies”: 6 p.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, theanswerbr.com

May 2

POSTPONED 14th annual Dancing for Big Buddy: 6 p.m., Pete Maravich Assembly Center, dancingforbigbuddy.com

St. Elizabeth Foundation Founders Ball: 7 p.m. L'Auberge Event Center, stelizabethfoundation.org/events

May 7

Alzheimer's Services Memories in the Making Luncheon: noon, Reniassance, alzbr.org/

OLOL Children's Hospital's "The Big Bash: Babes in Toyland," 7 p.m., LSU Indoor Practice Facility, ololchildrens.org/bigbash

May 9

POSTPONED until Aug. 22, Viva Emerge! Gala: 6 p.m., The Emerge Center, spark.adobe.com/page/WxdSEEUHbwqZ2/

May 12

BR Area Chamber's Diversity in Business Award: time & location TBA

June 18

BR Epicurean Society's Fête Rouge Grace "Mama" Marino Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner: 6 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, bresbr.org/fete-rouge

Aug. 8

Best Dressed Ball benefting the American Cancer Society: 6 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, acsmsbr.ejoinme.org/bestdressedball

Aug. 15

Emerge Center's 60th anniversary Alumni Reunion: 10 a.m., Emerge Center, emergela.org

Aug. 22

Viva Emerge! Gala: 6 p.m., The Emerge Center, spark.adobe.com/page/WxdSEEUHbwqZ2/

Aug. 28

BR Epicurean Society's Fête Rouge Food & Wine Fête: 7 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center, bresbr.org/fete-rouge

Sept. 10

The Gala Goes...: details TBA

Sept. 24

Music Club of Baton Rouge's Scholarship Luncheon: 10:30 a.m., Lod Cook Alumni Center

Sept. 25

LASM Gala: 7 p.m., LASM, lasm.org

Oct. 1

McMains Children's Development Center's Sips 'n Suds: 6:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, mcmainscdc.org

Oct. 13

Blue Ribbon Soirée: 6:30 p.m., Renaissance

Oct. 22

Friends of LPB Louisiana Legends Gala: 6:30 p.m., Old State Capitol, lpb.org/legends

Oct. 29

Old State Capitol Gala: 6:30 p.m., OSC

Nov. 13

Volunteer Activists Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Renaissance, emergela.org


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