The New Orleans Jewish Community Center is hosting its fall Harriet Kugler Memorial Mah Jongg Tournament today (Sunday, Oct. 19). Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and also their own mah jongg game.
Gasa Gasa will be accepting new and gently-used costumes and accessories at the Berenice Monday Weekly Happy Hour this Monday (Oct. 20), in order to support the Freret Neighborhood Center’s 8th annual Freret Halloween Festival occurring Oct. 28. The Gasa Gasa event will feature performances by DJ Rqaway and DJ Otto Orellana, and anyone who donates a costume will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 bar tab.
Louisiana History Alive is holding auditions this Saturday (Oct. 18) for actors to portray figures that have influenced New Orleans history such as Marie Laveau, Jean Lafitte and Andrew Jackson.
The Record Raid pop-up music store will make its way to Tulane University this Saturday (Oct. 18) where people can buy music on classic platforms from vinyls to cassettes and interact with several private record collectors.
The New Orleans unit of The Herb Society of America will be holding a plant sale this Saturday (Oct. 18) at a yard in the Milan neighborhood certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, and all proceeds will benefit projects and educational programs of The Herb Society.
The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will offer a free screening of Iron Man 3 in Norwood Thompson Playground this Friday (Oct. 17), hosted by the Norwood Thompson Playground Booster Club. The event will include pre-show field games and fitness activities led by Fit NOLA Parks instructors.
Kirk Coco, the founder and CEO of NOLA Brewing, will lead a discussion about beer and Prohibition in New Orleans at the Irish House on Thursday evening as a prelude to month-long discussion of John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath,” followed by a kickoff party Friday at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
The Junior League of New Orleans is throwing a street party at the Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop tonight (Thursday, Oct. 9) with food, drinks and live entertainment by the 610 Stompers and The Sirens of New Orleans. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase signature Mardi Gras throws, like shoes and purses.
The New Birth Brass Band will lead participants in a second line benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness this Saturday (Oct. 11) in Audubon Park. The 5th Annual NAMIWalks will include a performance by Charmaine Neville prior to the second line and a community celebration in the park after the second line.
The opening night gala of IN-NOLA’s 3rd Annual Irish Film Festival will feature the film My Left Foot this Friday, Oct. 10.
The Axiom Artist Collective, a new art gallery on Freret Street showcasing the work of young native New Orleanians, will hold its first opening tonight (Sunday, Oct. 5) presenting the work of Courtney “Ceaux” Buckley.
“We just want to bring newness to the art scene,” said Buckley.
Playwright John Biguenet’s “Broomstick” will debut at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center this Saturday, Oct. 4, though 8 p.m. preview shows will begin tonight through Friday.
The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University will host a free lunch lecture Tuesday, Sept. 30, by Rebecca Gordon on her book Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States.
On Tuesday afternoon, UNITY of Greater New Orleans will commemorate founder Dr. Everett Williams’ birthday by celebrating The Dr. Everett and Melva Williams Building, UNITY of Greater New Orleans’ permanent supportive housing building.
Mark K. Shriver, the son of Peace Corps creator Sargent Shriver and nephew to President John F. Kennedy, will talk about his personal story of rediscovering his father’s life and his plans to follow his legacy in a guest appearance Tuesday evening at Loyola University.
Tracy K. Smith, the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will read from her work, answer questions and sign books Monday evening as this year’s Florie Gale Arons Poet at Tulane University.
Candidates running for Criminal Court Judge will discuss criminal law and public safety in a forum sponsored by the Home Defense Foundation of New Orleans. The debate takes place this Monday (Sept. 29) at The Eiffel Society and is free and open to the public.
The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance kicks off the season this week with Samuel Beckett’s tragic comedy “Endgame.” The production debuts this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 26-27) at 7:30 p.m in the Lower Depths Theatre on 6363 St. Charles Avenue.
All nine of New Orleans’ craft breweries will be coming together at The Irish House for Louisiana Craft Brewers Week this Wednesday (Sept. 24) to offer guests tastes of their new beers.