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 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!


March 12

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

March 13

POSTPONED LRCE Late Night Comedy Event: 6:30 p.m., Louisiana Resources for Educators,

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,

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,

March 20

POSTPONED Atlas Foundation's 16th Annual Dialogue & Friendship Dinner, 6 p.m., Boudreaux's,

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

March 21

POSTONED Junior League's Touch a Truck event: 9 a.m., State Fairgrounds,

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

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

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,

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

POSTPONED Of Moving Colors Gala: 7 p.m., 2715 Windrush Way,

March 27

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

March 27-28

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

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, 

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,

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,

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,

April 16

BR Epicurean Society's Fête du Vin: 6:30 p.m., Juban's Restaurant,

April 19

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

April 20

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

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,

POSTPONED Gourmet in the Garden: 6 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens,

Louisiana Special Olympics Capital Area 5th annual Trivia Night: 6 p.m., Ashley Manor,

April 24

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

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

April 25

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

May 2

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

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

May 7

Alzheimer's Services Memories in the Making Luncheon: noon, Reniassance,

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

May 9

POSTPONED until Aug. 22, Viva Emerge! Gala: 6 p.m., The Emerge Center,

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,

Aug. 8

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

Aug. 15

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

Aug. 22

Viva Emerge! Gala: 6 p.m., The Emerge Center,

Aug. 28

BR Epicurean Society's Fête Rouge Food & Wine Fête: 7 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center,

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,

Oct. 1

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

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,

Oct. 29

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

Nov. 13

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

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