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!



Jan. 30

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

Ernest Gaines Litarary Award Gala: 6 p.m., Manship Theatre,

Feb. 1

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

Mid City Gras Ball: 7 p.m., Council on Aging,

Feb. 7

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

KNOCKturnal Nights: Grown-Ups at Play “GAME ON!”: 5:30 p.m., Knock Knock Children's Museum,

Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Mardi Gras Ball: Raising Cane's River Center, invitation only

Krewe of Assisi Mardi Gras Ball: Hemmingbough, St. Francisville, invitation only

Feb. 8

Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball: 6 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Exhibition Hall

Krewe of Romany Mardi Gras Ball: 6 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Arena, invitation only

Krewe of Cypress Mardi Gras Ball: Carl F. Grant Civic Center, invitation only

Feb. 14

Brotherhood-Sisterhood Awards Breakfast: 8 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library,

Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade: 6 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge -- after-party for krewe follows 

Feb. 15

Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade & Masquerade: parade rolls at 6:30 downtown, invitation-only masquerade follows at Raising Cane's River Center Exhibition Hall

Krewe of Tucumcari Mardi Gras Ball: 6 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Ballroom, invitation only

Feb. 22

Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade: noon, downtown Baton Rouge 

Feb. 25

Mardi Gras

Feb. 29

AADY Awards: 7 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center

March 5

LSU Museum of Art 15th anniversary celebration: more details TBA

March 6

Manners of the Heart "Heart in Hand" Awards: 6:30 p.m.. Renaissance Hotel,

March 6-8

Inner Wheel Club’s Attic 30th anniversary Trash & Treasure Sale: former Royal Furniture Building, 1900 Main St., Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

March 7 

BR Symphony's Pennington Great Performers in Concert starring Trisha Yearwood: more info TBA,

March 8

BR Epicurean Society's Crawfête: 2 p.m., Perkins Rowe,

March 12

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

March 13

LRCE Late Night Comedy Event: more details TBA

March 19

BR Symphony League's Mad Hatter's Luncheon: Renaissance Hotel, more info TBA

9th annual Bella's Ball: 6 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center,

March 20

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

March 21

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

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

March 22

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center event: more details TBA

March 24

Great Futures Gala: 7:30 p.m., Shaw Center's 4th Floor Terrace,

March 26

McMains Children's Development Center's Sips 'n Suds: 6 p.m., details TBA,

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

March 27

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

March 27-28

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

March 28

LSU Textile & Costume Museum Opening: 7 p.m., more details TBA

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

April 2

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

April 16

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

April 22

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

April 23

CAUW Power of Women luncheon: 11:30 a.m., L'Auberge Event Center,

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 Gala: Marriott, more details TBA

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

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 9

Back at Emerge Gala: 6 p.m., 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: time TBA, 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. 25

LASM Gala: 7 p.m., LASM,

Oct. 13

Blue Ribbon Soirée: time & location TBA

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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