Dec 142018

Gracious Bakery and Cafe, which has locations Uptown on Prytania Street and in the Garden District on St. Charles, has announced a partnership in New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute the upcoming Warehouse District restaurant NOCHI Café by Gracious.

Pastry Chef Megan Forman opened Gracious Bakery with her husband Jay in 2012. The company has since grown to include three locations across New Orleans, all supported by a centralized production kitchen. NOCHI Café by Gracious will be its fourth.

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Dec 122018

Palmer Park is located at South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, at the end of the St. Charles streetcar line. (Uptown Messenger archive)

The Carrollton Area Network is be hosting the 11th annual Caroling at Palmer Park on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Before the Christmas caroling, there will be Christmas shopping in the park. The Palmer Park Arts Market will be held both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Dec 122018

The jaguar habitat at Audubon Zoo. (via Audubon Nature Institute)

New Orleans voters will decide in May whether to reallocate a portion of the tax money now dedicated to the Audubon Commission, giving the zoo and aquarium long-term but sharply reduced funding, the New Orleans Advocate reports.

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Dec 102018

(via Irish Channel Neighborhood Association)

The Irish Channel Neighborhood Association is holding a Holiday Happy Hour on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Revelers will gather at Pete’s Out in the Cold, 701 Sixth St. at Chippewa, to celebrate the season, spend time with neighbors and wear an ugly Christmas sweater.

Pete’s will have happy hour prices during this event. They have pizza for sale as always, or feel free to bring a dish or snacks to share.

Dec 102018

(via NOPD)

Three robbed at gunpoint while doing laundry: The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect who was captured on surveillance video committing an armed robbery in a laundromat on South Claiborne Avenue.

The victim told police that on Dec. 6 at 6:05 a.m., he was inside of a laundromat located in the 8000 block of S. Claiborne Avenue when an unknown male reportedly pointed a gun in the victim’s back and demanded his wallet. The victim complied, at which time the subject proceeded to rob the other two victims inside of the location and demanded their belongings, before fleeing the scene.

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Dec 102018

A rendering of the Drive Shack golf facility at the former Times-Picayune site at Howard Avenue.

By Claire Byun, cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Future customers of the New Orleans Drive Shack — located in the former Times Picayune building on Howard Avenue — will pay 2 percent more in sales tax after City Council unanimously approved a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement. The city will receive a portion of the funds to pay for street improvements around the golf entertainment hub. Continue reading »

Dec 062018

Please Vote Yes on December 8th for continued security in the Touro Bouligny Neighborhood.

Did you know that the Touro Bouligny neighborhood was recently quoted as being the safest, with one factor being our Security Patrol? This safety record improves your property value and makes our area more desirable for all.

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Dec 042018

Marvin King, left, and Deron Torres (via NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested Marvin King, 18, and Deron Torres, 18, in connection with three vehicle burglaries reported between Nov. 28 and Nov. 29.

While on active patrol at about 1:30 a.m., Second District officers observed the two teens near Hillary and Pine streets. They matched the descriptions of two men reported breaking the window to a vehicle earlier that morning.

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Dec 032018

On Thursday, Dec. 6, the public is invited to a holiday happy hour at an exhibition of traditional American and Afro-Caribbean inspired quilts at CANO’s Creative Space at Myrtle Banks Building, above the Dryades Market on the third floor at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

CANO welcomes the Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective from Alabama to New Orleans as they prepare to give a three-day workshop for New Orleans quilters at Ashe’s Power House Theater at 1731 Baronne St.

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Dec 012018

Crowds line Napoleon Avenue near Tchoupitoulas Street outside Tipitina’s for the Instruments A-Comin benefit. (UptownMessenger.com archive)

Tipitina’s, the legendary music club on Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue, was purchased on Friday by the five members of the local funk band Galactic, the New Orleans Advocate reports.

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Nov 302018

St. Augustine Catholic Church holiday concert (courtesy of French Quarter Festivals Inc.)

Celebrating Christmas doesn’t have to involve opening your wallet. You can fill your ears and your spirit with sweet yuletide sounds, and enjoy a respite from holiday frenzy, at free concerts throughout the city during December.

Gospel choirs, jazz bands, classical artists and more perform in historic church settings during December. Here’s a list below — and if you know of others, please put the information in the comments section below or email uptown@nolamessenger.com.

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Nov 292018

The Louisiana Museum Foundation presents The Baroness de Pontalba and the Rise of Jackson Square hosted at the Cabildo

Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba

Cabildo Costume Ball will honor Pontalba legacy with Charles-Edouard and Isabelle, Baron and Baroness de Pontalba, from le château de Mont-l’Évêque, December 1, 2018!

The Louisiana Museum Foundation is excited to launch our Inaugual Founders Ball. The celebration will be another one for the history books that we know you won’t want to miss!

Limited tickets left for Saturday, December 1, 2018, as the inaugural Founders Ball in the Cabildo will open the Louisiana State Museum’s final tricentennial exhibition featuring Charles-Edouard’s forebears, the preeminent late 18th  century New Orleans philanthropist, Don Andrés Almonester and his daughter, Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba, who greatly contributed to our city 50 years later in the mid-19th century. Continue reading »

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Nov 292018

Omar K. Mason, Candidate for Civil District Court Judge

Voting for a judicial candidate is difficult. Often, the issues surrounding the bench aren’t as polarizing or pervasive as those found in other elections. Nevertheless, every six years, the citizens in New Orleans are faced with a critical question: who deserves to be elected judge of Civil District Court?

To that end, New Orleanians must elect a judicial candidate that is smart, compassionate, and above all experienced, because judgeships aren’t simply about the person seeking the bench; rather, judicial elections are about identifying a person prepared to use their legal acumen in the service of the public at large. Judgeships are about everyday people finding remedy to their disputes and being made whole in their times of need. Continue reading »

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Nov 282018

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This week, The Broad is going back in time for a very good reason. Due to huge popular demand we are bringing back a film that rocked you to your core and made you ask for more.

Bohemian Rhapsody

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY returns to The Broad for a return engagement complete with our special surprise gift from its first run. We will be playing Queen’s entire Live Aid set in front of each screening, so show up extra early to see the real Freddie Mercury tear down Wembley Stadium.

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