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Brad Pitt's Make It Right Shindig; Home Tours; Pothole Woes

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NOLA— Brad Pitt's Make It Right organization, which has now built 100 houses in the Lower Ninth Ward, is throwing quite the fundraising gala Saturday, May 17 with comedian Chris Rock hosting the shindig. Artist and event designer David Stark built some giant installations (using green building materials, of course) and they'll be re-used to build future Make It Right homes. There are a limited number of $1,000 tickets left, along with $2,500 individual VIP tickets and table reservations for ten going for $10,000 and $25,000. []

MARIGNY— The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association's Spring Home Tour is Sunday, May 18 with self-guided tours of seven bed-and-breakfasts and guest houses starting at noon. Tickets are $20 and sold the day of at Washington Square Park. []

NOLA—Property taxes certainly aren't the most enjoyable things to think about, we know. But there's a bill pending that could cause a hike, so here now is a handy calculator to sort out where your property taxes go. [The Lens]

FRENCH QUARTER—Here's a chance to sneak a peek at some Quarter homes and courtyards in a self-guided tour Sunday, May 18 from 4 to 7 p.m., put together by the Friends of the Cabildo. The $40 ticket includes a wine tasting and tour at Madame John's Legacy (632 Dumaine St.) and admission to a Newcomb pottery exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum. []

LAKEVIEW—Pissed about the potholes that pockmark city streets, Robert Lupo started a "Fix My Streets" campaign. Now the Gambit has joined in with a "Pimp My Pothole" photo contest with the tagline, "If the city can't fix our streets, we're going to pimp our potholes." [Gambit]