L’Extravagance promises whimsical evening

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans proudly presents Extravagance, an annual soirée featuring fine food and music from some of New Orleans’ most celebrated restauranteurs and entertainers. This year’s event is themed “Le Cirque” and occurs on Sunday, March 19 at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans, LA 70130. Patrons Party begins at 5:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM for the main event. The celebration ends at 9:30 PM.

Extravagance features an all-star line-up. Gracing the stage are Ivan Neville & Friends, Squirrel Nut Zippers, indie pop outfit Royal Teeth, gypsy French jazz group Harmonouche, and up-and-coming French musician Sauveterre. Fitting this year’s circus theme, acrobatic aerialist Liza Rose, stilt walker extraordinaire Nicole Blair, The Merry Antoinettes, and more will wow the crowds. The exclusive Patron Party features an intimate performance from Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott. Patron Party attendees also enjoy unlimited champagne, first dibs on dining and a limited edition gift.

Revelers may explore various offerings from local gastronomy darlings like Angeline, Arabella Casa di Pasta, Blue Oak BBQ, Chiba, Mopho, Patois, Shank Charcuterie, Toups Meatery, and many more. The fully-stocked bar features signature drinks as well as old favorites.

All tickets include food, silent auction and entertainment, with options for cash or open bar. Early bird ticket prices are as follows: $65 cash bar, $85 open bar and $125 patron party until Sunday, February 26. Regular ticket prices are as follows: $75 cash bar, $100 open bar and $150 patron party. Table reservations are also available beginning at $600. To purchase tickets, sponsor the event or access more information, visit www.501auctions.com/lfno. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans.

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans, a free public French immersion charter school serving all of Louisiana, educates students in the French curriculum. The school currently serves 723 students in grades Pre-K4 through sixth. Each year a grade is added, culminating with the introduction of 12th grade. When the school is finished growing, it will be the only public French high school in Louisiana, open to students of all civil parishes, with students graduating with both the French baccalaureate as well as a Louisiana state high school diploma. A unique hallmark of Lycée’s curriculum is its Thinking Outside the Classroom (TOC) program, a creative way to educate students through experiential, hands-on learning throughout New Orleans. The program is designed to inspire a passion for learning through practical application, interactive projects and capstone presentations. Students spend between one and four weeks in a TOC module, which are separate from one-day field trips.

For more information, please contact Joanna Sese, Director of Communications, at 504.620.5500 ext.1734 or jsese@lfno.org.