The coming weekend features a wide selection of home tours, school events and nonprofit fundraisers around Uptown New Orleans.
See our listings below for details and links.
- PJ’s Family Night at the Movies (weekly). 6:30 p.m. PJ’s Coffee, 5432 Magazine Street.
- Uptown Chess Club (weekly). 7 p.m. Pepperoni’s Cafe, 8123 Hampson St.
- Spirituality in Film series: “Friendly Persuasions,” starring Gary Cooper as a Quaker trying to remain a pacifist during the Civil War. 7:30 p.m., Parker Church, 1130 Nashville.
- Multiple Sclerosis Society fundraising walk. 8 a.m., Audubon Park.
- Garden-building day at Johnson School. 9 a.m., Johnson School community garden, 1800 Monroe Street.
- International School of Louisiana board will hold a retreat to discuss the school’s plans for the future. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ISL Campus, 1400 Camp Street.
- Secret Garden tours of private Uptown gardens, to raise money to support traumatic brain injury patients. 9 a.m., multiple locations Uptown
- Purple Knights and supporters will march on the Archdiocese of New Orleans to demand autonomy and self-governance for the school in its discipline policies. Background here. Begins at 9:30 a.m. at Palmer Park.
- Loyola Invitational Band Festival kicks off this weekend. 9:30 a.m., Loyola University’s Communications/Music Complex
- Friends of NOPL Weekly Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St Charles.
- Palmer Park Arts Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park at South Claiborne and South Carrollton.
- Lusher annual crawfish boil. 11 a.m., Lusher elementary campus, 7315 Willow St.
- Le Vert tour of environmentally-friendly homes. 11 a.m., includes homes on Freret, Constance and OC Haley.
- WTUL record raid. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Broadway and Zimpel
- Author Mark Childress discusses and signs his novel Georgia Bottoms. 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St.
- Beecher Memorial Quilt Group – a celebration of culture in black and white. 3-6 p.m., St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, 2538 Jackson Ave (at Magnolia).
- Flutist Sir James Galway gives masterclass at Loyola. 10 a.m., Loyola University, Roussel Hall
- Poetry Reading and Open Mic. 3 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak Street.
- Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans (LFNO) Presents Fête de la Musique, a fundraiser for the new school featuring performances by Dr. Michael White and Ellis Marsalis. 5 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive.