Tick tock. You only have two days to buy advance tickets to the third annual red carpet My Darlin’ New Orleans Auction and Celebrity Gala — hosted by the cast and crew of HBO’s Treme — March 31 at Generations Hall (310 Andrew Higgins Drive).
Advance ticket sales end March 9; admission is $125 per person. (A few tickets may be available for $150 each between 5 p.m. March 9 and midnight March 29, according to the ticket website.) (http://mydarlinneworleans.eventbrite.com)
The gala benefits the nonprofit New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Assistance Foundation, The Roots of Music and Sweet Home New Orleans. Grammy Award-winning singer Irma Thomas headlines a music lineup that includes Little Freddie King, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, The Roots of Music Crusaders Marching Band and others. The event also features specialty cocktails and food from celebrity chefs including Susan Spicer (Bayona and Mondo restaurants), Tory McPhail (Commander's Palace) and Alon Shaya (Domenica).
Live, silent and online auctions offer one-of-a-kind items, autographed memorabilia, a chance to be an extra on Treme and more.
When you purchase admission, make sure you read all details including required attire (cocktail attire/ black tie optional), ID required for the “list only” (read: no tickets) entry process, age restrictions, etc.