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Charity Spotlight: Wild About the Wild Bird Fund

When we think of the hustle and bustle of New York City and the animals that live there, what comes to mind? Well-groomed poodles? Pizza Rat? Along with its 8.6-million human residents, there are a whole lot of wild creatures in need of care and protection from the booming city. Every month, Brown Paper Tickets
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Your Complete Guide to Event Appetizers

Tasty, unique hors d’oeuvres set the right impression at the beginning of your event.  But doing them well takes some work. From budget to staff to timing, here’s everything you need to know to create amazing hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Budget Before you decide on your menu, determine your budget. Be realistic and flexible. Local,
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Q&A: Scott Hillier, President of the European Independent Film Festival

Searching for untold stories and fresh perspectives? Look no further. From May 4 until May 6, the Cinema Les 7 Parnassiens in Paris will host the 13th edition of ECU. Highlights include 80 films from 37 countries, as well as 4 workshops with industry professionals. The European Independent Film Festival has become a reference for
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Charity Spotlight: Voices Against Violence

Did you know we make a contribution to a praise-worthy cause each month? If you’d like to suggest one, we would love to hear about it. Our most recent donation goes to Voices Against Violence, an amazing organization that supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and harassment, stalking, human trafficking and bullying. Voices Against
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10 Steps to a Better Restaurant Event, Just in Time for Mother’s Day Brunch

Valentine’s Day dinner. Mother’s Day brunch. New Year’s Eve. Pop-up night. If you’re in the restaurant industry, you know these days are all about efficiency. You need to get as many diners in and away from their tables as possible without a hitch. Look at your tables as well-planned events and you can increase profits
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She Said Yes! World’s Cutest Ticket Proposal

Two love birds, one ticket stub, so many shows… Brown Paper Tickets has ticketed just about everything, but this is our first engagement. Jamie Clark and Mike Altman went on their first date to a concert, and kept all of their ticket stubs from the following events. Mike says it just made sense to add
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How to Take Your (Boring) Corporate Snack Table to the Next Level

You’ve seen this setup at everything from networking events to author readings to workshops: a table with platters of cheese, crackers, crudités, and other assorted munchies. If you’re lucky, hot water for tea and coffee. If you’re really lucky, cheap wine or beer. As long as the vegetables are crisp and the coffee, caffeinated, there’s
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Planning Your First Festival? Start Here

Have you spent winter dreaming up a summer festival – but you’re not quite sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Festival event planning may not be the easiest item on your springtime to-do list, but with a few basics, you’ll be on the road to success in no time. 1. Determine Your Festival’s
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The Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Press Releases for Events

Press releases (often called media releases) are a great way to disseminate information to the media for them to use in a variety of different ways, including for interviews or in-depth articles. Writing a press release sounds daunting, so we’ve got you covered with a few tips. If you have any additional questions, you can
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Charity Spotlight: Ending Hunger with Food For Thought

Every month Brown Paper Tickets donates to worthy causes. We select our charity from a list of online suggestions that our users submit. We’re excited to introduce our most recent charity donation pick: Food for Thought Denver. This passion project is run entirely by volunteers and supplies local kids with PowerSacks. Their mission is to
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