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CANO & PhotoNOLA…

Jan 18 - Feb 28, 2017
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Clarence John…

Jan 18 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Jan 18, 2017 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Conversation with…

Jan 18 - 18, 2017
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David Hansen's Garden…

Jan 18, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Exhibition to feature…

Jan 18 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Historic New Orleans…

Jan 18 - Apr 9, 2017
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Rashaad Newsome:…

Jan 18 - Feb 12, 2017
New Orleans-born artist Rashaad Newsome returns for this interdisciplinary… more

Saenger Theatre…

Jan 18 - 22, 2017
Experience the phenomenon of Grammy and Tony Award Winning Disney's The Lion… more

The Historic Carver…

Jan 18 - 18, 2017
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The Maison Presents -…

Jan 18 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

Heart of the House

Jan 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Lilith in Loa…

Jan 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

Thursdays at Twilight…

Jan 19 - 19, 2017
This very popular series with an array of musicians and Mint Juleps will begin… more

Happier Hour Wine…

Jan 20 - Jun 30, 2017
Each week, we feature several wines from around the world along with small… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 20 - 20, 2017
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for The Wild Magnolia's Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr's… more

Rashaad Newsome:…

Jan 20 - 20, 2017
New Orleans-born artist Rashaad Newsome returns for this interdisciplinary… more

Shen Yun Chinese…

Jan 20 - 21, 2017
A Gift from Heaven IN ANCIENT TIMES, China was known as the Land of the… more

Backyard Grooves

Jan 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
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Corsets and Cowboys…

Jan 21 - 21, 2017
A mechanical bull, a bourbon tasting, a silent auction and good times are on… more

CANO & PhotoNOLA…

Jan 18 - Feb 28, 2017
CANO is proud to announce our first photography exhibition in conjunction with… more

Whitney Zoo-To-Do Legendary Fundraiser Sparks Over-The-Top Fun!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Sarah Burnette
(504) 212-5335
sburnette@auduboninstitute.org

Whitney Zoo-To-Do Legendary Fundraiser Sparks Over-The-Top Fun!

Elegant and unique, Audubon Zoo's Whitney Zoo-To-Do is legendary around New Orleans and across the country. Whitney Zoo-To-Do, May 4, 2012, is the fantastic party everyone wants to attend - and what happens on the gorgeous grounds of Audubon Zoo during the celebration always has the town buzzing for weeks.

The food and drink are the best New Orleans has to offer from the city's most famous restaurants. Entertainment from the stage this year is The Family Stone, certain to have the glittering crowd dancing. Everyone's been to Audubon Zoo during the day, but seeing the Zoo decked out for Whitney Zoo-To-Do at night has a whole different vibe, with starry lights twinkling from ancient oaks and sparkling decorations transforming the familiar Zoo into a magical, moonlit wonderland, setting a romantic and inviting mood. The champagne starts flowing before guests even get in the front gate, and fun continues well into the wee hours.

In this happy atmosphere, guests clamor to buy one more raffle ticket to take a chance on winning a Lexus CT200h donated by Lexus of New Orleans - if there are any raffle tickets left to be sold, that is. Only a thousand tickets at $100 each are offered, so the guest who feels especially lucky should make sure to buy at least one raffle ticket online before the party starts, in case raffle tickets sell out. The winner is announced from the stage just before the main act begins.

All this party fun has a purpose, as Whitney Zoo-To-Do routinely raises more than a million dollars each year to benefit the world-class Audubon Zoo. This year, the spotlight is on Cooper Plaza, being refurbished to make an arrival at Audubon Zoo even more warm and welcoming.

Everyone's invited! Attire is black-tie, and the people-watching is beyond compare. Visit www.auduboninstitute.org/ztd for tickets, or phone (504) 861-6160. No tickets are sold at the gate that evening.

Sponsor and Patron Party | 7:00 pm - Midnight
Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room
Garden and Patron Lounge
Gala | 8:00 pm - Midnight
Audubon Zoo Grounds
Black Tie or White Linen Suit for Gentleman
Cocktail Dresses for Ladies
Proper attire required for admittance.

Proceeds from the 2012 Whitney Zoo-To-Do will help support Audubon Zoo. This is the Zoo's largest fundraising event.
www.auduboninstitute.org for details.