How to Create a Suitcase Kitchen for Tours or Road Trips

Life on the road takes a toll on your body and wallet. Musicians, performers, traveling chefs and anyone living the van or RV life knows that. But it doesn’t have to. Bring in the Suitcase Kitchen and say goodbye to unhealthy hot dogs, burritos and instant noodles. Cooking just one or two meals per week
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6 Essentials to Pack for DragCon (Hint: Leave the Shade at Home)

DragCon NYC is this weekend, and we’re here to make sure that you don’t get left in the dust (…or rather, the glitter). During all the hustle and bustle, our LGBT event specialist Victor shared some tips for getting ahead of the stress. Visit Victor and our New York crew at vendor booth #423. There
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Charity of the Month: The Beatitude House

Each month, Brown Paper Tickets donates 5% of profits to a charity submitted through our charity donation page. See our previous donation recipients. Ursuline Sister Margaret Scheetz was so inspired by the film God Bless the Child that she opened the Beatitude House. The film tells the tale of a mother and daughter caught in
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You’re Invited: Community Radio Volunteer Fair in Seattle

Calling all radio fans in the Emerald City: on August 20, in honor of National Radio Day, we’re co-hosting a volunteer recruitment fair with KEXP. Discover what LPFM stations are near you, what ones are coming soon, and how they could use your help. WHEN: Sunday, August 20 | 1-4PM WHERE: The Gathering Space at
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Introducing IndyHumane, Our Charity Pick for June

I spent the last 10 minutes watching cats sleep on the IndyHumane’s Live Cat Cams. It was magical. The live feed is just one of many awesome things about the independently run Humane Society of Indianapolis, our charity pick for June. Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates 5% of profits to a charity recommended that
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No Plans for World Roller Derby Week? Make Some

Put on your party boutfit. Roller derby turns 82 this year and we’re celebrating in a big way during the inaugural World Roller Derby Week (August 13-19). Join us at two exciting events in Chicago or come out in summer and fall to donate at one of our Red Cross roller derby blood drives. How
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6 Tips to Sourcing Sustainable Seafood for Your Next Event

As spring swings into summer, food events featuring seafood menus pop up around the country. Whether it’s a New England clambake, Southern-style fish fry or crawfish boil, Maine lobster fest or Pacific Northwest salmon tasting, seafood is a beautiful meal to share outdoors. However, despite big strides by local food movements to make ethically raised
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May Charity Pick: Homeless Prenatal Program

Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates at least 5% of profits to a charity from a pool of online charity submissions. See last month’s selection. I’m thrilled to announce our May charity: The Homeless Prenatal Program.  This San Francisco-based organization partners with families to break the cycle of childhood poverty. As a new mother, I
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Are Derby Fundraisers Worth Your Time? How to Find Out

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “The moment you sell your first ticket, you are no longer a club; you are a business.” Because leagues are volunteer organizations, it’s easy to lose focus on business responsibilities. Don’t confuse business with boring. I promise this post on fundraising will not put you to
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Q&A with AGNI, a Co-Creative, Transformational Yoga Festival

From June 2nd to 5th, AGNI Festival will take place on the outskirts of Barcelona. The festival comprises four days and three nights of yoga practices, shamanic ceremonies, ecstatic dance, meditations, healing arts and a range of workshops. It will include an open space for anyone who wants to offer a class, workshop, talk or
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