Thursday, December 17, 2009

Who Dat in the Oaks?

Come celebrate the holiday season and The New Orleans' Saints (the city's second-favorite team next to The Big Easy Rollergirls) at Celebration in the Oaks in City Park.

On Saturday, December 19th, cheer The Saints on to their next victory against the Dallas Cowboys. Stroll through the 23rd annual Celebration in the Oaks and then watch the big game at 7PM on two big screen TVs at The Holiday Cafe and Celebration Cafe. Those dressed in Black & Gold get $1 off the $7 admission.

Celebration in the Oaks includes the fabled Carousel and the train, which will take patrons on an enchanted journey highlighted by an electrifying light display along City Park Avenue, and the Botanical Garden decked out in its holiday glory.

New favorites will include exhibits such as the Musical Light Harps, Cone, and Venusian Swamp Lily in the Botanical Garden and the Himalaya in the amusement park.

Open nightly through December 30 Friday and Saturday 6pm-11pm
Sunday-Thursday 6pm-10pm
Closed December 24 and 25

$7 per person, children under 3 and Friends of City Park enter free.

Cocktails for K9s and Felines

Please support The Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) in their annual fundraiser. ARNO is an organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi, including responding to the immediate needs of those animals in need of medical care, or who have been neglected, abused and deprived of love. ARNO promotes the foster, adoption and reunion of pets with caretakers, as well as spaying/neutering of all companion animals.

This Friday, December 18th from 6 to 9PM they are hosting a Cocktails for K9s and Felines at the Creole Gardens Guest House located at 1415 Prytania.

Tickets are $20 at the door and they include some wonderful edibles, one free drink, a chance at a grand prize, and music by Jumpin' Johnny Sansone.

There will also be a raffle for many fabulous prizes, and a cash bar. All of the proceeds will benefit ARNO.

For more information, please call 504-289-2777

Friday, December 04, 2009

Roller Derby Clinic & Tryouts!


It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it and that someone could be you!

We are offering a skating clinic December 10th at The Westbank Skate Country located at 1100 Terry Parkway from 6:00 to 8:30pm. This clinic will help you get started on the basic skills of derby: falling, stopping, crossovers, maneuvering around objects, and, of course, skating! The cost is only $15.

Our rollergirls will let you use their skates, pads, but please provide your own mouth guard. We will teach you how to skate, you just need to bring your drive and determination.

We are holding our next
league tryouts on January 14th from 6:00 - 8:30pm at Skate Country.

So, if you can commit to regular skating practices, monthly participation in bouts, pay dues and get your own gear... Then contact us to reserve your spot for the clinic and tryouts!

That next rock-star on the rink could be you!

Please email:

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Canal Street Krewe of Kringle Parade

Come out for The Canal Street Krewe of Kringle Parade on Saturday, December 5th.

The parade rolls at 11AM from the Convention Center Blvd up Canal Street and past the Roosevelt Hotel Grand Reviewing Stands at Baronne Street.

Aside from your favorite rollergirls on skates, the parade will also include sky-high, stilt walking candy canes, marching bands, mascots from the Hornets, Saints, and Zephyrs, the Honeybees and the pint-sized Stingers, the Rolling Elvi, pageant queens, Muff-A-Lottas, and of course, the most venerable Canal Street character of all,
Mr. Bingle!

The outdoor holiday concert will begin at approximately 12:00 noon, directly following the parade.

Jeremy Davenport of the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Tim Laughlin of the Roosevelt Hotel will be joined by local female vocalists as well as the gospel music group Shades of Praise.

Kermit Ruffins will also make a special guest appearance!