Loyola University will host a free screening today of The Francis Effect, a documentary about Pope Francis, followed by a panel discussion with Catholic scholars.
De La Salle High School is collaborating with St. Paul’s School and Archbishop Rummel High School to host the second annual “Team Up Against Violence” peace rally at Notre Dame Seminary.
The Freedom Fighters, a community organization leading the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Mo., will host a panel this week at Tulane University about fair wages and racial justice with New Orleans fast food workers as part of the Show Me 15 campaign.
Children can learn about St. Joseph’s Day altars, as well as decorating and eating cannoli, on Saturday when the Southern Food and Beverage Museum offers its free monthly admission to Louisiana families.
Loyola University will be holding an invitational band festival today, with Colonel John Bourgeois joining the Loyola University Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m. for a free, public concert.
Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans will host its wildly popular fundraising street party, the 16th annual Fête Française, on Saturday, featuring various musical performances and restaurants providing food and drink with a French flair.
The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will host their 3rd annual “Jazzin’ on Jackson” benefit Thursday evening at St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center. The gala will feature live music by Philip Manuel and special guests, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction. Funds from Jazzin’ on Jackson will go toward providing programs and services for the seniors of Mercy Endeavors Senior Center.
The BUKU Music + Art Project came to a close Saturday evening (Mar. 14) with performances by Raury,Ghostface Killah with BADBADNOTGOOD, and ILoveMakonnen, as well as performances by Passion Pit, Bassnectar and other acts.
McClure’s Barbecue will open another location in NOLA Brewing’s new taproom this spring; the menu of Adolfo Garcia’s new Primitivo restaurant on 1800 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will feature what an open fire grill can cook and will open after Lent, and the former Boucherie space on 8115 Jeannette Street will open with a new restaurant called Bourrée at Boucherie.
The BUKU 2015 experience opened at Mardi Gras World last night (Mar. 13) with performances by Empire of the Sun, Gramtik, as well as Jamie Jones. Other performances included Musa, Thomas Jack, and Flosstradamus.
The Nix Library will be hosting several different events in the month of March, which will include a career workshop with Jessica Rareshide and also a wine tasting and poetry reading by Nigirerian poet Niyi Osundare.
The Nix Public Library and Carrollton Area Network (CAN) are inviting all amateur shutterbugs to submit photos that capture the “Spirit of Carrollton” for their 2015 photo contest.
Lusher Charter School’s literary magazine Street — which includes students’ creative writing, artwork, photography, and graphic design — has received Louisiana’s highest award from the National Council of Teachers in English for 2014.
Academics and artists alike will gather on Saturday afternoon at Tulane University to celebrate the life of the New Orleans-born “Queen of Gospel,” Mahalia Jackson, with panel discussions and a concert in her honor featuring some of the city’s most celebrated musicians.
ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy will be hosting its second annual “Chili in the Channel” cookoff this Saturday, raising money for end-of-the-year college trips for ReNEW students.
Maple Leaf Bar is hosting a night of music, spoken word, and comedy this Saturday night (Mar. 7) in support of CommensenseNOLA, an advocacy group that works towards legalizing marijuana.
The second annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will be held this Saturday at Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center in New Orleans. The event will feature over 70 participants exhibiting their creations, and proceeds will benefit the academic program of the presenting sponsor and nonprofit beneficiary Bricolage Academy.
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.”