Citing an overflow crowd at its originally scheduled location, the Green Party of Louisiana has moved its state convention on Saturday to the Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
As part of July Jubilee, a month-long celebration of dance in New Orleans, the city’s dance community will host a $5 Dance Class Challenge and the National Dance Day Celebration.
The $5 Dance Class Challenge, which runs from July 25 to August 6, will offer $5 classes for all skill levels in a range of genres including African, ballet, belly dance, bounce, contemporary, hip hop, and salsa. Participating dance studios and programs include Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, Bounce Fitness, Crescent Lotus Dance Studio, Dance Quarter/NOLA Spaces, NORDC/NOBA, and more.
The Hookah House Cafe on Magazine Street is on track to extend its legal operating hours until midnight on weekends, after overcoming an unusual objection from the building’s owner.
Lusher Charter School is considering adding three new members to its governing board, and may need a fourth after another recent resignation, officials said Wednesday morning.
An apartment building on lower Magazine Street caught fire Tuesday morning, but the blaze was extinguished and none of the occupants were harmed, authorities said.
A retired federal judge has been appointed to mediate $86 million in damage claims from property damage from the ongoing SELA drainage projects along four major Uptown corridors, attorneys announced Monday.
LCIA is set to host two business operations workshops to help Louisiana businesses evaluate their operations and prepare for change. The workshops—Wednesday, July 27th in Baton Rouge and Friday, July 29th in New Orleans—will feature a presentation by business consultant OpEx Realization Group.
With every twist and turn in the market, businesses need to be able to implement change easily before finding themselves in a bind, but usually it’s hard for businesses to find the time and money to evaluate, identify problems, and find solutions to issues. A business consultant like OpEx makes that process easier and efficient, and keeps businesses moving forward. This allows businesses to change before they have to.
The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners. Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here.
While drainage system improvements and road construction make “shopping local” a bit more challenging in the short term, the critical improvements mean our city will be safer and stronger for generations to come. We hope you are inspired and continue to shop small and shop local—even if it takes a little extra time!
Shopkeeper: Belinda Wharton
Zen Pet Retail & Grooming
On Thursday, July 28, Southern Eye Bank will host the Strikes for Sight Blindfold-Bowling Night, a family-friendly event meant to draw attention to the challenges of corneal blindness and help promote Southern Eye Bank’s mission of providing ocular tissue to those in need. Tickets include lane and ball rental, food, beer, and more.
Two men were robbed at gunpoint Saturday night on Magazine Street, New Orleans police said.
The 143-year-old former church at 2517 Jackson Avenue is slated to become a private home with a swimming pool and gardens, following the approval of permission to demolish an old home next door.
Tales of the Cocktail came Uptown on Sunday evening. The event, Freret Street Funday, included restaurants and bars up and down Freret street including Ancora, Bar Frances, Company Burger, Gasa Gasa, Cure and High Hat cafe. Dynamic Duo bartenders were at each bar serving up signature cocktails.
A woman believed to be an exotic dancer known as “Money Mantanna” is wanted by police in connection with a shooting Saturday evening on General Ogden Street in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
Did you know it’s actually illegal to sell, purchase or possess a stun gun in New Orleans?
The day after their indictments on a slew of armed robbery charges around Uptown and the rest of New Orleans, two teens escaped from custody at the Youth Study Center in Gentilly and then were recaptured the following day, police said.
Just a month after contemplating the creation of a new security district, with 24-hour manned patrol cars, residents of the Lower Garden District are now exploring another way to increase safety: a widespread installment of crime cameras.
Members of the Coliseum Square Neighborhood Association took a preliminary survey at their monthly meeting this week to see how many residents would be interested in one or both measures, in order to beef up security in the area.
About a dozen people — the majority of those in attendance at the meeting — indicated they’d like to have crime cameras installed around the neighborhood. Nine raised their hands when asked if they wanted private patrol, too.
If you follow Magazine right after it forks above Camp, there’s a tiny gem of a place you may have missed. The Tasting Room, hidden amongst several bars and shops in the LGD, is easy to miss but worth a visit. The décor is elegant, of the shabby chic variety, deep azure velvet sofas, candlelight, chandeliers, refurbished wood, and antique mirrors. The night I arrived, “Casablanca” was being shown on the historic brick wall above the patio. The perfect date place.
The wine, however, is serious.
A Carrollton neighborhood leader and education consultant will challenge incumbent Woody Koppel in his bid for a third term on the Orleans Parish School Board.
The victim in a fatal shooting Monday evening on Delachaise Street has been identified as a 21-year-old man, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office announced.
Political insiders are shaking their heads this week as to why Paul Bonin, a widely-popular 4th Circuit Court of Appeals judge who has more than five years remaining on his current term, would decide to run for a lower-paying judgeship in the rough-and-tumble Criminal District Court.