"CIRQUE DE SHREVE" BENEFIT - Buy Your Tickets or Become a Sponsor Now

"Cirque de Shreve"

The Mighty Meadows Renaissance

Cirque de Shreve Acrobat by Debbie Unverzagt.jpg

Saturday, November 1, 2014
6:30 - 10 p.m.
Pinewold Manor
2745 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA
Costume, Festive, or Casual Attire
Forecast: 44°F

Shreveport’s legendary Mighty Haag Circus is returning to its original wintering grounds at Pinewold Manor.  Join us as we celebrate the legend of the Mighty Haag Circus and embrace the magical aura of vintage circus entertainment, live music, and gourmet fare. Proceeds from the event and art auction will benefit the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art, whose mission is to support and encourage the advancement of art in Shreveport-Bossier and in the surrounding regions by establishing the Algur Meadows Museum as a center of art and culture in the South.

Cash, check, and credit card will be accepted for the art auction - payment by check is recommended.

Members* of the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art can buy tickets for $75 each, while non-members can buy tickets for $100 each. Tickets purchased with a credit card include a processing fee. You can also feel the magic up close by becoming a sponsor as a "Ringmaster", "Strongman", or "Magician". Read our sponsor letter and see below to make your donation. Please note that reservations close on Wednesday, October 29. Find this event on Facebook and share the invitation with your friends.

"Greatest Show in Town"

as heard on
Red River Radio
"Red River Radio Spotlight: 'Cirque de Shreveport'" by Bill Beckett & Robert Trudeau, Oct. 29

AND
"Cirque de Shreve benefit honors Shreveport's circus ties" by Kate Archer Kent, Oct. 23

as seen on
KSLA News 12
"Cirque de Shreve coming to Shreveport on Nov. 1", Oct. 24

KTAL NBC 6
"Cirque de Shreve", Oct. 28

as seen in
The Shreveport Times 
"Cirque de Shreve is coming to town" by Maggie Martin, Sept. 10 
AND
"Meadows benefit to auction more than 120 works of art", by Michele Marcotte, Oct. 23
AND
"Museum benefit aims to bring awareness to circus history", by Michele Marcotte, Oct. 30

The Forum News
"Manor of Fact", by Derick Jones, Oct. 13


Member Ticket 
($75 + $1.75 processing fee each)


Non-Member Ticket
($100 + $2.50 processing fee each)


Ringmaster Sponsor
($1000)
Includes:

- Four Tickets
- Meadows Friends Membership 
for 2014-2015
- Marquee recognition
- A special invitation to a cocktail party honoring famed photographer Keith Carter on November 7th (ahead of the opening at the Meadows Museum on November 8)
- The Circus Book, 1870s - 1950s, an exquisite hardcover art book by Taschen


Strongman Sponsor
($500)
Includes:

- Two Tickets
- Meadows Friends Membership
for 2014-2015

- Marquee recognition
- A special invitation to a cocktail party honoring famed photographer Keith Carter on November 7th (ahead of the opening at the Meadows Museum on November 8)


Magician Sponsor
($250)
Includes:

- Two Tickets
- Meadows Friends Membership
for 2014-2015
- Marquee recognition


Ticket requests and checks can also be mailed to:
Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art
Cirque de Shreve
P.O. Box 4386
Shreveport, LA 71134

(Make check payable to Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum; please note ticket or sponsor level in memo line. Pick up tickets at event.)


The Mighty Haag Shows - "Cirque de Shreve" Benefit November 1

ABOUT THE HAAG CIRCUS
The Mighty Haag Circus was owned by Ernest Haag and was one of the best known and loved southern circuses.  The show started in the 1890’s in Shreveport, Louisiana, as a wagon show.  A two-mile street pageant of elaborate, hand-carved tableau wagons, chariots, elegant band wagons, steam calliopes, elephants, bears, tigers, camels, giraffes, clowns, fine horses, and circus artists paraded down Texas street every year to their wintering quarters between Fairfield and Line Ave. The spectacle was free for all Shreveport viewers. 

The Mighty Haag Parade - "Cirque de Shreve" Benefit November 1

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR CONTRIBUTING THEIR SERVICES: