Scales & Ales

A FINtastic Party for a Good Cause

Data News Staff Edited Report

It’s time to get your tickets for the 10th Annual Scales & Ales Fundraiser on Friday, October 4th, at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, where partygoers can support sharks – one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep – while enjoying a memorable evening of food, drink, and live entertainment.

Guests will enjoy beer from local breweries, wine, specialty cocktails and delicious cuisine from 50 local restaurants and bars as well as the enchanting sights and sounds of the Aquarium on the New Orleans Riverfront After Dark.

Scales & Ales is an adult-only event on Friday, October 4th, 8 –11 p.m. Sponsors and Patrons enjoy early admittance at 7 p.m. with access to the VIP Lounge aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ throughout the event.

Scales & Ales is a sell-out event and admission is limited, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Please call (504) 861-5107 for additional information.

This year’s event theme will inspire an appreciation for sharks ¬– an often-misunderstood, but essential species. Sharks may be one of the greatest predators to ever live, but they have more to fear from humans than humans do from them, and Scales & Ales is a perfect opportunity for the community to learn why they should love sharks.

“Support of Scales & Ales is an investment in critical conservation efforts that inspire millions of people each year to make a difference for wildlife,” said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman. “For many years, Scales & Ales has raised more than $1 million for the Aquarium.”

Cox Communications is the Going Green Sponsor for this event – their support will provide partygoers with reusable cups, cup rinse stations, recycling bins, and the opportunity to learn more about Going Green initiatives from volunteers.The entertainment lineup for this year’s Scales & Ales includes:

  • Flow Tribe on the Aquarium Plaza Main Stage.
  • WWOZ’s DJ Brice Nice inside the Aquarium lobby.
  • The Electric Yat String Quartet will play for VIP guests aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ.
  • Elektra Glitter Eko Glitter Bar, Reflective Moments Photo mirror, Paperdoll Promotions, Magic Memories, the Sirens of New Orleans, Porter Lyons jewelry pull, and more.

To prepare for Scales & Ales on Friday, October 4th, the last showing at Entergy Giant Screen Theater will be at 1 p.m. and the Aquarium will close at 2 p.m. The Aquarium will be open during Scales & Ales and guests can stop by the sea otter and penguin exhibits before their bedtime at 8:30 p.m.

Guests must be 21 to purchase a ticket. No one under 21 will be admitted. The dress code is dressy casual. The party will go on rain or shine. Should you be unable to attend the event, please consider your ticket purchase a contribution to Audubon’s mission; there will be no refunds.

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