Loyola Medieval Studies and the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc are co-sponsoring the 5th Annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc, a full day conference of free lectures and theater performances about Joan of Arc and the medieval times she lived in. The conference will feature Nancy Goldstone, author of “The Maid and The Queen,” and performances by Porkchop Productions and Loyola Theater.
The Junior Committee of the Women’s Guild for the New Orleans Opera Association will present its “Masquerade: Running with the Bulls” costumed party event this Friday.
The “Light Up the Night” garden party at a home on St. Charles Avenue will raise money on Friday evening for Lighthouse Louisiana, a nonprofit organization that serves the blind and visually impaired.
Political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. will be the keynote speaker at an international conference on post-Katrina New Orleans at Tulane University Thursday night.
Entitled “The Myth of Authenticity and its Impact on Politics – in New Orleans and Beyond,” Reed’s keynote address is free and open to the public.
Following the launch of the Losing Ground project on coastal erosion in South Louisiana, journalists from The Lens and ProPublica are holding a panel discussion Tuesday about how they reported the story.
Yulman Stadium made some noise for the Tulane Green Wave in their well-deserved 35-20 victory over the Southeastern Lions. Tulane’s defense was tight, and quarterback Tanner Lee secured touchdowns through big plays.
The Du Mois gallery on Freret Street is holding an opening reception for Rachel DePauw and William DePauw’s exhibition “Collaborations: Vessels” on Saturday afternoon.
The fourth session in Home Care Solutions and Poydras Home’s six-part free lecture series on elder care will discuss long-term care insurance on Thursday evening.
The Tulane University Green Wave returns Uptown on Saturday, kicking off its inaugural game in the new on-campus Yulman Stadium against Georgia Tech at 3 p.m.
See below for live coverage of the stadium’s impact on the neighborhood before the game, and for live coverage of the game once it begins.
Music Under The Oaks is a free fall concert series taking place on four Friday nights in Audobon Park. The concert series is presented by Bellwether Technology, staged in partnership with the Loyola College of Music + Fine Arts and WWNO, in order to celebrate the new Audubon Conservancy.
Young Aspirations/Young Artists Inc. is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 3, for the new YAYA Arts Center that will open on LaSalle Street in June 2015.
The Alliance Française adult fall French classes begin Sept. 8, but customers can get an early bird discount of $15 by signing up by Monday, Sept. 1.
Surveillance video released by the New Orleans Police Department shows the robbery of the Magnolia Discount Market on Airline Highway, and police are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect, authorities said.
Retired Gen. Russell Honore will lead a Hurricane Katrina commemoration breakfast at Xavier University on Saturday with speakers from New Orleans and surrounding communities giving updates on the fight for environmental justice in Louisiana and the upcoming 2015 legislative session.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell will host a public meeting on the coming year’s budget tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 26) at Touro Synagogue, and residents of Council District B are encouraged to come and share their thoughts on how the city’s tax revenue should be allocated.
The New Orleans Public Library Children’s Resource Center on Napoleon Avenue will hold a back-to-school fun fest and open house for children Saturday (Aug. 23), featuring special appearances by the New Orleans Fire Department and their fire truck, the Washitaw Mardi Gras Indians, and a reading of a bilingual Spanish/English book by Denise Woltering from the Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
Environmental activist Mike Stagg, organizer of the March from Grand Isle to the Governor’s Mansion, will discuss Louisiana’s relationship with the oil and gas industry tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 19) in a public meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church on South Claiborne.
Residents and business owners who want bike racks in their neighborhoods have until Friday (Aug. 15) to request them from the city, New Orleans officials said.
The Ashé Cultural Arts Center will be holding celebrations for the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame’s 16th anniversary this weekend, including a Honors Breakfast by invitation and awards and memorial ceremony that will be free and open to the public.
After successfully rebuilding their membership over the past few years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in New Orleans is working towards renovating their meeting hall on Lyons Street with a pair of fundraisers this week at nearby bars.