Loyola University’s College of Law will host a discussion framing low-wage jobs and prison labor as a reintroduction of slavery in a conference called “Work in the South: Dixie Cotton, American Steel and a Hurricane Named Katrina – A Reinvention of Bondage” this Friday and Saturday.
The New Orleans chapter of Bread for the World will be holding its 34th annual Walk for the Hungry on Saturday morning (March 7). The 4-mile walk starts at Holy Name of Jesus School, and a T-shirt is included in the entry fee.
Rickey Mathews, president of and publisher of NOLA Media Group, parent company of The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com, will speak Thursday at the Loyola University School of Mass Communication’s lecture “Digital Innovations and the Future of Journalism.”
Kin, a Vietnamese restaurant, will be opening on 4600 Washington Avenue in upcoming weeks; the Southern cuisine Boucherie has reopened on 1506 South Carrolton Avenue, while Danny’s No. 2 on Magazine has closed, and Baie Rouge has changed its name to Saveur Cuisine & Cocktails, according to recent reports.
Opera star and 2001 Loyola graduate Bryan Hymel will return to campus Sunday afternoon to celebrate the release of his debut CD Héroïque with a free performance and discussion about his experience creating it.
Dillard University host a public forum Saturday morning on providing safe school environments for children, especially as the Recovery School District moves forward with plans to rebuild Booker T. Washington High School on the site of the former Silver City dump in Central City.
The Ashé Power House will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with live performances by The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Jupiter Funk, Tank and the Bangas, and more.
The Southern Beverage Museum will be welcoming La Galerie d’Absinthe to its new home inside SoFAB this Saturday (Feb. 28), featuring absinthe punch and tasting of a variety of anise flavored spirits and liqueurs. The event is free with museum admission.
Dr. Kristen L. Buras, a member of the Educational Policy Studies faculty at Georgia State University, will be featured in Tulane’s “The New Orleans Education Market a Decade Later: Reflections on Race & the Politics of Dispossession” discussion this Monday night (Feb. 23).
Loyola University will host a forum on the role of women in Mardi Gras this afternoon (Monday, Feb. 9) featuring leaders from Carnival krewes such as Iris, Muses, DIVAs and the Society of St. Anne.
American Horror Story’s Naomi Grossman and local comedian D.J. Dougg Pound will be performing at the 8th Annual New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, which begins Wednesday evening at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street.
The Coliseum Square Association is seeking volunteers to help with its annual breakfast and snacks for the Sixth District New Orleans Police officers to thank them for their service during Mardi Gras.
The National Organization of Minority Architects will be holding its first annual year-end retrospective this evening (Thursday, Jan. 22) at the Tulane City Center on Baronne Street. The reception will celebrate achievements in 2014 and also look forward to launching programs and events in 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Midway Pizza will be hosting its second annual “Pizza for Peace” event all day today (Jan. 21). Midway Pizza will donate 20 percent of its sales to SilenceIsViolence Peace Clinics, and the event will feature performances by SIV Peace Clinics music students and victim resource distribution.
The Krewe of Carrollton Carnival Club will host its Royal Walkabout this Saturday night, proceeding down Oak street with the Krewe of Carrollton’s King and Queen on a mini float led by a brass band.
New Orleans’ Jazz Fest announced the 2015 lineup through a promotional video. Headliners include Elton John, Ed Sheeran, and Lady Gaga. Tickets to Jazz Fest will go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 13) through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m.
New Orleans attorney Stuart H. Smith will be at the Garden District Book Shop tonight (Thursday, Jan. 8) to sign his upcoming book Crude Justice: How I fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America.
Today (Wednesday, Dec. 31) is the last day for neighborhood groups and other organizations to turn in applications to host a Movies in the Park event in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission during the spring season, which starts in March.
The life, passions, and humorous spirit of late comedian and activist Jonah Bascle — who died Dec. 2 from complications concerning muscle dystrophy — were honored Sunday by a memorial march with Mardi Gras zest and joy, a re-enactment of the protest that marked his run for mayor and a roast in Bascle’s home-base comedy club on Freret Street.
Family and friends of comedian and activist Jonah Bascle have planned a memorial march Sunday in his honor after his Dec. 2 death from complications relating to muscular dystrophy, concluding at his home-base comedy club on Freret Street for a roast to celebrate his humorous spirit.