St. Henry’s Church will follow an anniversary mass with a reunion block party this Saturday night, July 11. The event is free and open to the public and will feature drinks, food, and live music by the J. Monque’D Blues Band, as well as other special guests.
Gasa Gasa will be hosting a 4th of July pig roast this Saturday, featuring live music by electronic artists PYMP, Lucas Wylie, and DJ erlbot. The concert is open to those 21 and older.
Three free workshops next week sponsored by StayLocal will address helping businesses prepare for natural or man-made disasters, as well as recover from them.
Gasa Gasa will be hosting their Summer Blast free concert this Saturday, June 20. Dead Marshes, redrawblak, Erin Miley, and Pat Fee will be performing. The concert is open to those 21 and older.
Loyola University’s Department of Music Education is hosting their ninth annual International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (ISSME) together with the MayDay Group (MDG) Colloquium 27 research conference for the first time this Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19. Full registration for the collaborative event is $125 and $85 for students; banquet registration is $30.
Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are invited to attend Loyola University’s Writing Institute’s summer workshops for young writers, held from June 8 to June 26. The cost of the workshop is $400, and need-based scholarships are available.
The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance is hosting a community Housing Summit this Saturday, June 6, to launch the HousingNOLA planning process. The event will be an opportunity for community members to share and receive information on current housing realities. Family-friendly activities and free food will also be included.
The 610 Stompers’ “Sixth Annual Ball Crawl: Back to the Ball Crawl” charity fundraiser next weekend will allow participants to be a Stomper for a night and dance through Uptown streets with stops at The Kingpin, F &M’s, Fat Harry’s, Superior Seafood, and Le Bon Temps, featuring dance-offs, prizes, Back to The Future-themed costumes and 80s attire.
Wilson Charter School offers a daily summer camp for children 4 to 6 years old who are entering kindergarten or first grade in August 2015. The five-week summer camp starts Monday, June 1, and includes free breakfast and lunch, as well as activities in art, literacy, music, and field trips.
First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans will be hosting its inaugural Rummage Fest this Saturday, featuring all sort of merchandise for sale, as well as live piano music and a bake sale.
The second session of Spring French classes for adults will begin May 11. The session lasts until June 13th, and classes are provided for all levels of language learning.
Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, who received a Pulitzer Prize for reporting with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal, will be addressing Loyola University’s Class of 2015 during the spring commencement ceremony at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this Saturday.
Loyola’s College of Law will also hold a commencement ceremony. Both events are free and open to the public.
State Reps. Walt Leger, Helena Moreno, and Sen. JP Morrell invite the public to get updated on the current legislative session through a cocktails and politics event Thursday at Publiq House, with a suggested donation in support of Kingsley House.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold its annual 5K run Saturday morning at a new location in Audubon Park. A kid’s 1/2 mile run will start an hour later, and all finishers 6th grade and under will receive a free kids’ meal from Raising Cane’s.
Tipitina’s Foundation’s Instruments A Comin’ benefit concert and community festival uses its proceeds to purchase new musical instruments for New Orleans area school band programs. The outdoor event is free and open to the public early next week, and the indoor concert features several performing artists.
Southern Rep Theatre will begin offering preview performances this week and the official opening night on Saturday of “Boudin: The New Orleans Music Project,” an original musical production inspired by asking locals in New Orleans the question: “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?”
Marcus St. Julien, a music professor at Loyola University, will present a free “Bach at the Organ” concert this Sunday, April 12, at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church.
Irish Channel residents have a full slate of neighborhood activities to join over the next three evenings, with a meeting with City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell tonight, a discussion with the developers of the Turnbull Bakery site on Friday, and a Burke Park cleanup day on Saturday.
Tulane University’s English Department is sponsoring a spring symposium Thursday featuring a panel of distinguished critiics discussing the latest work in Eudora Welty studies and criticism, as well as a performance of Welty’s short story “Why I live at the P.O.”
Pianist Jeannette Fang and virtuoso bassoonist Scott Bartlett will perform a free concert of both solo and chamber works at Loyola University’s Roussel Hall.