ROCK OF AGES: Get ready for this hit Broadway musical and jukebox built around 1980s glam rock ‘n’ roll hits at the Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell from September 9th to October 1st. All shows at 8 p.m. Watch it to relive it. It’s the end of the big, bad 80s in Hollywood, and the party is heating up. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the last legendary spots on the Sunset Strip, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily-clad groupies line up to make their fantasies come true. Amidst the madness, budding rock star (and resident lavatory cleaner) Drew yearns to hit the stage as the next big thing. But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers invade the city with plans to turn the legendary Strip into another capitalist strip mall. Drew, Sherri – a small-town girl fresh off the Kansas bus with stars in her eyes – and the gang can save the gang – and themselves – before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and others hold the answer. Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., in Slidell.
MTV: A special presentation of “I Want My TV” traces the cultural phenomenon that defined a generation: MTV. The show weaves a look at what the MTV generation grew up on, songs and videos with tribute artists performing the music of Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, Annie Lennox, Nancy Wilson, Kate Bush Blondie, Boy George, Madonna and Moreover. August 19-20 and August 26-27. All shows at 8 p.m., with tickets from $32 to $45, at 767, boul. Robert. at Slidell.
A GUMBO OF EVENTS
LINEN: Covington’s first White Linen event since 2019 will take place from 6-9 p.m. on August 20 in downtown Covington; parts of North New Hampshire, Gibson and Columbia streets will be blocked off to traffic. There will be live music at multiple venues as restaurants, bars, shops and businesses open their doors to the event, featuring special meals, drinks, featured artists and other surprises. A corridor of food vendors will be set up along Gibson Street, and the St. Tammany Art Association will set up its “Arts under the Oaks” market on Boston Street, and neighborhood galleries will exhibit their work.
SOCCER: The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce and Silver Slipper Casino present the annual Fan-Up Luncheon on August 24 at Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., near Slidell. The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. event will feature Mike Detillier to discuss the upcoming football season, including a new Saints head coach, healthy quarterback and some great draft picks. Includes lunch by The Sadie Jane. The cost is $45 for Chamber members and $55 for future members. Register on stammanychamber.org.
RAFFLE: There’s only one week left to buy Rotary Club of Northlake-Mandeville Big Game raffle tickets to raise money for local charities. A $20 ticket offers more than 40 chances to win tickets to sporting events, including the LSU-Alabama contest and other SEC games; Games of saints; Zurich Open pass; and other jackpots. The draw is August 25. Buy your tickets online at afflecreator.com/pages/30553/2022-rotary-big-game-raffle or contact Tom Quinn at (985) 789-2316 or firstname.lastname@example.org to handle check or cash sales.
DEVOUR: The second annual Great American Legion Banana Division celebration in Covington to raise funds for the Northshore Foodbank will be August 20 from 1-3 p.m. and again from 5-8 p.m. at the Robert H. Burns Post No. 16 Legion Hall. , 20131 Ronald Reagan Highway. Tickets are $5 and food donations will also be accepted at the event. Dine in or buy and take homemade banana splits. Call (985) 892-0677 for tickets, to make reservations or for more information.
GAMES: Our Friend’s Closet will be sponsoring a fundraising bunco tournament on August 19 at Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd., in Slidell. Get advance tickets for $25 or $35 at the door. Must be 18 or older. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. In addition to the bunco, there will be a raffle, light catering and a cash bar.
TO BALANCE: The Chalmette High School Alumni Association is hosting its annual golf tournament on August 20 at the Oak Harbor Golf Course in Slidell. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. departure. To register, contact David Fernandez at email@example.com or (504) 818-8935. All proceeds will directly benefit the students of Chalmette High School.
PROMOTE: The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce will host a business networking event from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on August 25 at 610 Hollycrest Blvd. office in Covington. Chamber members attend for free only to give a one to two minute presentation about their businesses and then network with each other. Registration is required at stammanychamber.org.
WOMEN: The next meeting of the Widows’ Social Club of Slidell will be at 10 a.m. on August 27 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Genesis Hall, 360 Robert Blvd. The guest speaker will be Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal. All widows are welcome to attend meetings and join one of the small group adventures that take place in small groups each month. Call Cindy Alberts at (985) 707-7676 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RMA: The Military Road Alliance will hear a report from Slidell Memorial Hospital CEO Sandy Badinger at their 7:30 p.m. meeting on August 17 at the Boyet Jr. High Cafeteria, just off North Pearl Street, next to East Gause. St. Tammany Parish Council members Mike Smith and Jake Airey will also update residents on local issues. Additionally, the alliance will discuss plans for a tentative St. Tammany Parish School Board Candidates Forum, likely on Oct. 19, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters. Alliance meetings are open to the public.
EDF: Slidell Chapter 1396 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at First Christian Church, 102 Christian Lane, Slidell. Monique Grégoire of NAMI-St. Tammany will be the guest speaker. The Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 a.m. for a pre-meeting meal at KY’s Olde Towne Bicycle Shop, 2267 Carey St. For dining, notify Elroy Noel at (985) 290-0757 or email email@example.com.
BOOK THE DATES
DEPARTURE : The second annual Holes for Hospice Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 14 at Oak Harbor Golf Course, 201 Oak Harbor Blvd., near Slidell. four-person stampede; 11 am departure. For more information, call (985) 643-5470.
SHOW OFF: The Northshore Mustang Club will host its annual Open Car Show on October 15 at Banner Ford, 1043 N. Causeway Blvd., in Mandeville to benefit the scholarship the club and Banner award to deserving students enrolled in automotive and diesel engine technology equipment technology programs offered at Northshore Technical and Community College. The show, open to all years, makes and models of cars and trucks, will award prizes in several categories. There will also be food and drink, music, a silent auction and door prizes. Judging from noon to 2 p.m.; awards at 3 p.m. Register for $25 at www.northshoremustangclub.com; for more information, call (504) 427-3450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.