Big Class Presents ‘A Dark And Stormy Night’ For Literacy

NEW ORLEANS – ‘A Dark and Stormy Night’ fundraiser for literacy will benefit Big Class’s build-out of their Youth Writing Center, a new space of creative possibility for New Orleans’ youth, educators and families, opening in Summer 2016.

         The party will take place Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, in City Park, at 7:30 p.m. A Patron Party will precede the event from 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m., hosted by Wayne Amedee and Julie and Ted George, featuring an improvised ghost story performance by Goat in the Road and Friends, as well as cocktails by 12 Mile Limit.

         From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., there will be a cocktail and dance party with DJ Brice Nice. Throughout the evening, Big Class will present a “Pop-Up Haunting Supply Company” featuring original haunting supplies by local artists and Big Class students, as well as books from the Maple Street Book Shop.

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         Local bars, including Bacchanal, Balise, Eiffel Society, The Franklin, The Mayhaw at St. Roch Market, Movers and Shakers and Tiki Tolteka will compete for the best haunted cocktail in New Orleans.

         We’ve Got Soul and Killer Po’Boys will be serving delicious, spooky food, Shotgun Cinema will be projecting ghost movies, and you can expect all sorts of ghostly surprises!

         In addition, there will also be a unique silent auction featuring several authors. The winning bidder will receive a telephone call from authors such as Dave Eggers, Michael Cunningham, George Saunders and more, who will tell you a ghost story written by themselves or one of our students.

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         Funding for the Youth Writing Center will enable Big Class to add several new programs, allowing the organization to serve more than 3,500 students annually through their innovative approach to literacy.

         The Youth Writing Center will also feature a creative storefront, The New Orleans Haunting Supply Co., supplying the ghostly denizens of the Crescent City (the most haunted city in the country) with soul soup, boo in a can, human disguises, T-shirts, and other goods and services for the non-corporeal. The storefront will also provide a creative portal to Big Class programming, street-level accessibility to their services, a dependable and unique revenue stream for the organization and new opportunities to increase our profile with the community.

         Tickets for ‘A Dark and Stormy Night’ start at $40.

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