Audubon Aquarium gears up for its 10th annual Scales and Ales fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 4.
Scales and Ales is an adult-only event from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Adult guests are invited out for a “fintastic” time to support sharks — one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep — while enjoying food, drinks, and live entertainment.
Enjoy beer from local breweries, wine and cocktails along with delicious cuisine from 50 local restaurants.
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.
The entertainment lineup for this year’s event includes music by Flow Tribe on the Aquarium plaza main stage. The Electric Yat String Quartet will play for VIP guests aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ combining the sounds of modern rock/pop and jazz. WWOZ’s DJ Brice Nice will keep the event rocking inside the Aquarium lobby.
Guests can also expect Elektra Glitter Eko Glitter Bar, Reflective Moments Photomirror, Paperdoll Promotions, Magic Memories, the Sirens of New Orleans, Porter Lyons jewelry pull and more.
Grab the friends and plan for a night to enjoy the enchanting sights and sounds of the Aquarium on the riverfront after dark. Sponsors and Patrons can enjoy early admittance at 7 p.m. with access to the VIP Lounge aboard the Steamboat Natchez throughout the event.
The annual event has raised more than $1 million for the Aquarium.
“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.
Guests must be 21 to purchase a ticket. Scales and Ales is a sell-out event and admission is limited, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. The dress code is dressy casual.
General admission tickets are $75. Tickets for Audubon members are $65.
For more information about Scales and Ales, visit the website.