10 Crucial Steps to Announcing Your Events on Social Media

Got the event launching jitters? Sasha from our promo team gives solid advice on the most effective way to announce an event on social media. This strategy will help you get all those likes, shares, “going” and “interested” pouring in. Use steps 1-5, before announcement and steps 6-10 at announcement. 1. Choose an ideal date
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Q&A with Sophie Gergaud, Co-Founder of Festival Ciné Alter’Natif

Created in Nantes in 2009, the Festival Ciné Alter’Natif fights stereotypes pertaining to Native Americans by only screening films made or produced by Native American filmmakers. The festival has grown over the years and screenings take place in three different cities: Nantes, Paris and La Turballe. The 2017 edition celebrates music. Reserve tickets for the
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Charity Spotlight: Cancer Connection, a Place to Find Community

“Providing services that should be a human right for free.” We received this note along with the recommendation that Cancer Connection of Northampton, MA become a Brown Paper Tickets’ monthly charity recipient. The message intrigued us. It is essential that folks battling illness, as well as their friends, family, and caregivers find strength from community.
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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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Arts >

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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