CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
4th Annual Garrett Temple Father & Son Basketball Camp
Fri, Jun 19, 2020, 6:00 PM –
Sat, Jun 20, 2020, 4:00 PM CDT
BREC's Lester Roberts Sports Academy
1002 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Garrett Temple is hosting his 4th annual Father & Son Basketball Camp. This is a camp that you won't want to miss. It is an opportunity for the bond to grow stronger as fathers and sons compete as a team. Dads get the opportunity to lace those shoes up and give it one more go. If you have attended before, you understand, if you haven't it is a must participate event. The event will include food, fun, and fellowship with motivational speaking from some of Baton Rouge's top athletes and coaches and skill development for the sport. Register today!!!!
2020 New Orleans Salsa Bachata Festival
Fri, Aug 7, 2020, 8:00 AM –
Mon, Aug 10, 2020, 5:00 AM CDT
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
$110 – $150
The Largest Latin Dance Festival in Louisiana - The New Orleans Salsa Bachata Festival 2020
NolaSBF is a 3 day festival taking place in the jewel city of the South; the one and only... New Orleans.
With 30,000 square feet of ballroom space, including 3 rooms dedicated each to Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba/Zouk, this festival features international Latin artists that will not only give World-Class Shows, but offer:
-over 70 hours worth of Workshops and Classes
-Dance Performance Challenges
- (NEW FOR 2020) ROOFTOP POOL PARTIES! :)
-Silent Headphone Parties
- the originator of the Silent Headphone Flashmob/ Bourbon Street Takeover;
PLUS over 20+ hours of out of this world social dancing.
ALL located in the heart of New Orleans; the French Quarter on the infamous Canal Street!
Book NOW! This is the MUST ATTEND event of 2020!
Essence Festival 2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM - Monday, July 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)
From the mainstage to intimate performances in the Superlounges, see all-star collabs you won’t find anywhere else!
Add new flavors to your cookbook in live demos with celeb chefs and cooking experts. Get a taste of more than 50 ESSENCE Eats™ vendors and save when you dine at NOLA’s best Black-owned restaurants with Passport25.
ESSENCE AFTER DARK
After the evening concerts, hit after hours comedy shows, live podcasts, and underground performances. Stay tuned for updates on 2020 performances, parties, and shows.
GLOBAL BLACK ECONOMIC FORUM (GBEF)
Hear from pioneering thought leaders, innovative founders and global leaders in an intimate one-of-a kind environment. Explore globalization and technology trends that will anchor new frameworks for multi-generational Black wealth across industries and continents. Network with other power players to create collaborations with long term impact for our global communities.
Ladies! Make major headway in your career in an intimate setting for senior-level women in business. Listen, learn, and level up! Plus, explore our online E Suite membership platform for more events, business development forums, mentorship, networking and more!
Explore the topics that impact and inform our culture with powerful keynotes, panel discussions & interviews. Join the conversation each day with community leaders, politicians and pop culture icons live on the Power Stage.
SB Steppers Flappers & Dapper Dons 4th Dance Conference
Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 2:00 PM –
Sun, Aug 23, 2020, 2:00 AM CDT
Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, Shreveport
315 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101
$35 – $130
Do you know the Password to get into the best Speakeasy in Town? You won’t want to miss this event! We have Artists from across the country who are more than ready to have you on your feet All Night Long!!!
We got Line Dance Instructors, Angela Craven from Oklahoma, Bernard Smith from Ohio, Lori Brown from California, Christopher Mark from Louisiana and Swing Out Instructor, Dony Chism from Texas/Louisiana, Two Fantastic DJs, DJ Derrick Greene from Louisiana and the one and only Rhondi Hackett, aka Da Professor, from South Carolina and to keep the party going, your Host, Donald "DJBigStuf" Jones from Mississippi! You won't want to miss these Amazing Instructors, DJs and THE HOST!!!!!
Make sure to register early to get your money’s worth!!!!
Trolley Ride is in full effect this year for those who register early!!!! And we all know what goes on on the Trolley…STAYS on the Trolley! LOL
NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! MUST PAY THROUGH EVENTBRITE.
NO ONE UNDER 21 YEARS OLD WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE EVENT.
NO REFUNDS ALLOWED AT ANY TIME!
Hotel is Sam's Town Casino & Hotel. Cost of the room per night is $100. Please use the hotel registration code SH20SBS to receive the discounted rate. Reserve your room BEFORE August 20, 2020. Phone number is 1-877-429-0711.
If you will travel with a large group by bus, please contact Tarmara Flentroy for information for bus parking and special itinerary NO LATER than August 1, 2020.
Superheroes For Autism 5K Run/Walk
Sat, August 15, 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
Ike Hamilton Expo Center
501 Main Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
$0 – $25
6th Annual Superheroes for Autism 5K Run/Walk
8AM- Onsite Registration
10AM - 5K Run/Walk
This is NOT a timed event!
All Proceeds will go to Families Helping Families of NELA http://fhfnela.org/
MORE INFORMATION LISTED BELOW....
*$25 Registration Fee - this will include a t-shirt through July 17th.
*FREE Registration for ALL Autistic Superheroes - shirt included through July 17th.
*FREE Registration for Children 5 yrs & Under - If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for the child, the cost of shirt will be $15. Shirts will be availabel through July 17th. (Youth sizes XS - M will be available)
Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM (CDT)
Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2020 is a multi-day festival & symposium about contemporary collage & its role in art, culture, and society.
25th Annual Coastal Stewardship Awards
Fri, July 24, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
Historic Lyceum Ballroom
327 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
CELEBRATING OUR COASTAL STEWARDS
Restoring and protecting the natural treasure of Louisiana’s coast are duties embraced by many people with diverse backgrounds. They are volunteers, students, researchers, sportsmen, governmental and business leaders, and sometimes simply coastal residents who care enough about the future of our state to take action.
Every year the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is proud to honor individuals and organizations demonstrating extraordinary commitment to the coast with CRCL Coastal Stewardship Awards. These awards are CRCL’s highest form of recognition for those who go above and beyond for our coast.
Attendees will need to purchase tickets to attend the 25th anniversary awards ceremony. Tickets will be $50 per person. The event will include a cocktail reception with heavy finger food, two complimentary drinks, live music and networking with the leading coastal restoration professionals in Louisiana.
ATTIRE: CAJUN COCKTAIL
We request that attendees dress as they feel comfortable for the cocktail reception, but generally people wear above-the-knee hem dresses or evening pant suits. Others tend to wear suits without ties. But again, come as you feel most comfortable.
The Lyceum Ballroom does not have a parking lot. Street parking Downtown Baton Rouge or 3rd Street Parking (201 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801) will be the closest locations to the event.
FUNDRAISER INSIDE THE OLD BANK VAULT
During the evening, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana will have a special fundraising opportunity within the Lyceum Ballroom's old bank vault. Each person will have the opportunity to purchase 'pulls' from the historic lock-boxes inside the vault for a chance to win several incredible prizes!
Be sure to bring some extra cash. You will not want to miss these prizes! All proceeds from the evening are in support of CRCL.
This year's award winners were announced in February 2020. Visit for a full list of this year's winners.
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