Scales & Ales to offer ‘green alternatives’ at popular fundraising party set for Oct. 5

Party-goers can party for a good cause at Audubon Aquarium’s annual Scales & Ales celebration on Friday, Oct. 5.

What’s better than a treat to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas? Saving our ocean, that’s what! Luckily, you won’t have to choose between both. The adult-only event takes place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Organizers for the popular fundraising party release details about what guests can expect at year’s event.

Photo courtesy: Audubon Nature Institute

The 9th annual Scales & Ales celebration allows you to party and fight plastic pollution in a one-of-a-kind night. Guests will enjoy brews from Abita Brewing Company, wine, specialty cocktails, and delicious cuisine from more than 50 restaurants and bars. You’ll also enjoy exceptional sights and sounds of the Aquarium on the New Orleans riverfront after dark.

The 2018 event will highlight the Aquarium’s campaign to address plastic pollution, one of the gravest threats facing marine wildlife today. This year, Scales & Ales will offer guests green alternatives, such as water served in aluminum cans. YLC Recycles will be assisting with recycling efforts during Scales & Ales throughout the night.

The entertainment lineup for this year’s Scales & Ales includes The Mixed Nuts, DJ Brice Nice, Electra Glitter Eko Glitter Bar, The Sirens of New Orleans, Magic Memories and more.

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Photo courtesy: Audubon Nature Institute

Tickets are $65 for Audubon members and $75 for non-members. Patron tickets are $125 per person. All food and drinks are included in the ticket price.

Guests must be 21 to purchase a ticket. No children or babies allowed. The dress code is dressy casual. The party will go on rain or shine.

Admission is limited and purchasing tickets in advance is recommended because Scales & Ales may sell out. Tickets can be purchased online here.


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