Friday, Jan 17, 7-11 PM

Big Wig Ball 2020

Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera
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2504 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA
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Sylvain Society Young Professionals, the Young Professional organization of New Orleans Opera Association, is proud to host its fourth annual Big Wig Ball, chaired by Gabriel Virdure and Elliot Hutchinson. Themed “An Ode to Nola Legends”, the Big Wig Ball will kick off the Carnival season in style at the Opera Guild Home. The night will begin with a patron party from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the main Big Wig Ball party to immediately follow through 11:00 p.m. Stellar local sponsors will be providing sensational music, food, drink, and fun festivities for guests. Wigs are required upon entry, and guests are invited to wear either cocktail or costume attire. A panel of judges will select their favorite wig wearing guests, then choose who will be crowned the “Big Wig 2020”. Accompanying the night’s tasty bites and beverages, DJ Chris Stylez will provide dance music and the Sol Booth photo booth, while Elektra Cosmetics will return to set up its Glitter Buffet and Porter Lyons will once again host an onsite jewelry pull, along with The Merry Antoinettes joining the occasion to make merriment for all. Raffle tickets are sold ahead of the event and prizes include fantastic items such as jewelry and collectibles from Silver Lotus Records, a stay The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, plus tickets to NOOA's Joan of Arc production. Since 2017, the Big Wig Ball events have raised funding to directly support programming costs for Student Night Out performances of New Orleans Opera productions at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Each year the Student Night Out performances introduce more than 2,000 local K-12 students to the operatic arts thanks to loyal sponsors such as Pete R Brigandi and Xplore Federal Credit Union. Special Thank You to Sylvain Co-Chairs: Amanda Credeur, Cree Merriman-Jourdain, Alisha G Reed, Mike Roussel, Brian TwoDat Monk, Bianca Spears, & Sarah Murphy And Committee Members: Midori Tajiri-Byrd, Fransisca Medina-Hogan, Allison Joiner, Bryan D. Jourdain, Charlotte Neveaux , @torydean & @ClairePopovich For those interested in buying sponsor tickets, the information is below. For in-kind donations, email sylvain@neworleansopera.org $250 Big Wig Krewe Second Line Sponsor Two Patron level tickets to the Big Wig Ball Social media mentions on @sylvainsociety & @nolabigwig accounts Name on event webpage $500 Big Wig Krewe Riders Sponsor Four Patron level tickets to the Big Wig Ball Name on Big Wig Ball invitation (deadline is November 22, 2019) Social media mentions on @sylvainsociety & @nolabigwig accounts Name/live link on event web page $1000 Big Wig Krewe Court Sponsor Six Patron level tickets to the Big Wig Ball Logo on Big Wig Ball invitation (deadline is November 22, 2019) Social media mentions on @sylvainsociety & @nolabigwig accounts Logo/Name on Big Wig Ball media Logo/live link on event web page Two tickets to a New Orleans Opera production at Mahalia Jackson Theater $2500 Big Wig Krewe Captain Sponsor (Presenting Level) Eight Patron level tickets to the Big Wig Ball Logo on Big Wig Ball invitation (deadline is November 22, 2019) Social media mentions on @sylvainsociety & @nolabigwig accounts Logo on all Big Wig Ball media Logo/live link on event web page Four tickets to a New Orleans Opera production at Mahalia Jackson Theater Press release announcing presenting sponsorship Verbal and print acknowledgement at Big Wig Ball Custom Sponsorship Packages are available: email sylvain@neworleansopera.org