When: Thursday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m.
Where: Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Highway. $30; $15 children 10-17; kids under 10 free. Info: http://theleaf.org.
Why: New Orleans is coming to Asheville. LEAF will once again host its Benefit of Culture fundraiser, and this year will feature an evening of music, beer and fun on the theme of laissez les bons temps rouler.
The good times will indeed roll when the New Orleans-based Stooges Brass Band takes the stage, along with local favorites Empire Strikes Brass and the LEAF School and Streets Jazz Band at Delta House (pictured).
Through a twice-yearly festival, LEAF brings a wide range of multicultural experiences to Asheville and Buncombe county, as well as its two main outreach programs: LEAF Schools & Streets (LSS) and LEAF International (LI).
The proceeds will support several international and local LEAF programs, including Drumming at Delta House Life Development of Asheville and World Dance at Woodridge Apartments, in partnership with Children First/Communities in Schools.
Break out your beads and pretend its a late-summer version of Fat Tuesday while celebrating LEAF's good work in the community.
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