Thursday, September 25, 2008

BERG pin-up Calendar Release Party

Start the season out right by hanging out with your favorite flat track ladies at the 2008-2009 BERG Calendar release party on Saturday, September 27, 2008! Festivities start at 9p with doors opening at 8p at Old New Orleans Rum at 2815 Frenchmen Street.

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Entertainment will include dance music with DJ Facial Hair, burlesque, a fashion show with BERG and Dirty Coast Press merch and BERG Dance Troupe. There will also be a raffle with prizes including gift certificates to Mulate's - The Original Cajun Restaurant, $100 to Olivier's Creole Restaurant, $50 gift certificates to Sun Ray Grill, several gift cards to The Ember's Steak House and passes to the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours all generously donated by New Orleans TV. Read a full list of raffle prizes here.

It's only $20 for entrance, entertainment AND all-you-can-drink beer and rum. We're even serving a rum drink inspired by Big Easy's finest roller babes! More details to come on the Big Easy Rollergirls' blog.

Pre-order the Big Easy Rollergirls '2009 Pinup Calendar: Rollergirls Through Time' 12 month calendar in vibrant 12x12 glossy format shot by Scott Stuntz of Muttshotz Photography. Hair and makeup was done by the Aveda Institute of New Orleans. The calendar features over 60 of our rollergirls and refs. Get yours for only $20 online today.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Win BIG with BERG raffle tickets!

Here's a complete list of prizes to be won at the Big Easy Rollergirls' 2008-2009 Calendar release party at Old New Orleans Rum (2815 Frenchment Street) this Saturday, September 27, 2008! Tickets are 2 for $53 for $7,  5 for $10 or 15 for $20. Buy multiple tickets to increase your chances of winning.

Items to be won include:

4 tickets to the opening bout on Saturday October 11, 2008 and a Big Easy Rollergirls 2009 pin-up calendarvalued at $60

gift basket and 2-hour private tour for 10 including all you can drink rum from Old New Orleans Rum

1 $50 gift certificate from Dirty Coast Press

$100 gift certificate from Scott Allen from Freaky Tiki Tattoo

$100 gift certificate and basket from Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans

Coleman Budweiser themed stainless steel cooler

$25 bar tab from the 700 Club

BERG girls' favorites basket, with items donated by all of your favorite roller girls and refs

2 Miller High Life Camo cooler chairs1 Miller Lite Voodoo Music Experience cooler backpack, donated by Miller High Life

Clad asparagus steamer pot with insert from Williams-Sonoma, valued at $50

2 $25 gift certificates gift certificates from Dirty Coast Press

The following prizes were generously donated by:  New Orleans Television
$50 gift certificate to W.I.N.O

$25 gift certificate to Hipstix

6 tickets to the National World War II Museum

$100 gift certificate to Bombay Club

2 $50 gift certificates to Mulate's: The Original Cajun Restaurant

$100 gift certificate to Olivier's Creole Restaurant

2 $50 gift certificates to Sun Ray Grill

2 $75 gift certificates to The Ember's Steak House

$25 gift certificate to Ye Olde College Inn AND two admissions to Rock and Bowlbowling, shoes for two for one hour and two drinks of your choice - valued at $42

MS150 cycling team fundraiser TONIGHT!!!

Mahony’s Po-Boys on Magazine Street is sponsoring MS150 cycling Team Broken Racket and is having a party to support them! Team Broken Racket is riding for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in their annual 150-mile bike event on October 4-5, 2008!

To help raise money, Mahony’s is donating 10% of sales during happy hour tonight! Also, there will be a drink special just for the night! Come to a happy hour party while also supporting a great cause! The more you eat and drink, the closer the Multiple Sclerosis Society gets to a cure!

The event will be from 5:30p to 7:30p on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Mahony’s which is located at 3454 Magazine Street. Team Broken Racket will be accepting direct donations as well.

Team Broken Racket is Scott Galante, Elizabeth Galante, Jason Kuczek, Sherri Montz, Will Trufant and Art Murray. See you there!

Save money with season tickets!

Season tickets are now on sale for only $60. Purchasing a season ticket gets you into all eight home bouts this season which feature two separate matches, four teams in total with appearances by visiting leagues from Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Texas! Buying single bout tickets costs $10 per adult, so purchasing a season pass is a savings of $20!

All home bouts will be held at the Human Performance Center on the main campus of the University of New Orleans, located at the corner of Leon C. Simon and Elysian Fields. The HPC offers nearly 15,550 square feet of playing surface, telescopic bleacher seating for up to 1,200 fans, concessions booths, and a balcony area for aerial viewing.

The Big Easy Rollergirls' home schedule is full of visiting leagues and non-stop derby action:

Saturday, October 11, 2008 - Confederacy of Punches v. Crescent Wenches; StoryVillains v. Mississippi Rollergirls
Sunday, November 9, 2008 - StoryVillains v. Crescent Wenches; Confederacy of Punches v. Capital City Rollergirls
Saturday, December 13, 2008 - Confederacy of Punches v. StoryVillains; Crescent Wenches v. Tallahassee Rollergirls
Saturday, January 24, 2009 - BERG All-Stars v. Houston Rollergirls; exhibition match up during halftime TBA
Sunday, February 8, 2009 - Confederacy of Punches v. Crescent Wenches; StoryVillains v. visiting team TBA
Saturday, March 21, 2009 - BERG All-Stars v. Assassination City Roller Derby; exhibition match up during halftime TBA
Saturday, April 18, 2009 - StoryVillains v. Crescent Wenches; Confederacy of Punches v. Mobile Roller Derby
Saturday, May 16, 2009 - Confederacy of Punches v. StoryVillains; Crescent Wenches v. Red Stick Roller Derby

Keep an eye on the Big Easy Rollergirls' website for upcoming events and bout info!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Krewe of Oak rescheduled for this Saturday, September 20!

Your favorite New Orleans derby girls will be rolling with the Krewe of OAK (standing for Outrageous And Kinky) tomorrow - Saturday, September 20, 2008 - starting at 8:30 p.m.! Krewe of OAK's Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade starts at the Maple Leaf at 8316 Oak St. and will meander from the Maple Leaf to Carrollton Station and Snake and Jake's before it returns to the club for the afterparty! 
Other guests include The Pussyfuooters and the Bearded Oysters marching group as well as a slew of neighborhood celebrities.
Get there early, stay late, drink lots of beer and be sure to chat up your favorite local rollergirls! See you there!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Come back for more?

More outtakes from the calendar shoots this summer to hold you over until our calendar release party on September 27! More information on that in the next post!

You know the calendar photos in high gloss 12x12 format have got to be amazing if these super sexy pictures that weren't even included in the calendar. Pre-order your calendar for only $20 today on the BERG website.

Friday, September 12, 2008

504 What Style's Rock Art Circus this Saturday!!

Come out to the 504 What Style's Rock Art Circus on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Big Top (1638 Clio Street, between St. Charles Avenue and Carondelet). The party starts at 6p.

The fun includes art, music, performances, and hanging out with lots of cool people. Best of all - its free!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Quench your derby-merch thirst

Big Easy's very own Ibeatya Amber has an unparalleled flair for art and design. She crafted these super-trendy shirts for her calendar group, including Ruffit, SmasHer, Blaze Scarr and herself. They're such a hit, she's decided to make them available for derby fans everywhere!

You, too can snag one of these derby-style tees online! Check out her online store through CafePress and get yours today!

They're selling like hotcakes, so order early - they make great gifts. Andy Warhol would totally wear one!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Happy Talk Band with Alex McCurray and Bailey Smith TONIGHT!!!

Gustav tried to put a cramp in our style but the show MUST go on - tonight! The Happy Talk Band with Alex McCurray and Bailey Smith are playing at the HiHo Lounge (2239 Saint Claude) tonight at 10 p.m.! Come on out and party with your favorite women-on-wheels! Got no power? What better reason to come on out and beat the heat with a nice cold beer and some cool tunes? See you TONIGHT!!!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

BERG Calendar release party postponed

Unfortunately, we have to be the bearers of bad news, but due to damage done by Hurricane Gustav the Big Easy Rollergirls' 2008-2009 Calendar release party on September 6 at the HiHo Lounge will be postponed until further notice. We'll keep you updated as we have more information on rescheduling this event.

In the meantime, we're going to post a second helping of outtakes from our lovely league members' photo shoots. Stay tuned!!

Shoves and kisses!