Apr 292016


givenolalogoGiveNOLA Day, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is the community’s third annual, 24-­hour online-charitable giving event, created to inspire people to give more to nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger and creating a vibrant community for all.

New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra (NOVO) is proud to be a participating nonprofit this year as we host a Nonprofit Happy Hour this Tuesday in conjunction with GiveNOLA Day. The free fundraising event will include musical entertainment by members of NOVO, refreshments for all ages, and representatives from several other nonprofits also discussing their organizations. Continue reading »

Apr 262016

Join The Historic New Orleans Collection as it toasts its 50th anniversary at Soirée d’Or, a black-tie gala on Wednesday, May 4. A museum, research center, and publisher, THNOC is hosting anniversary events throughout 2016, and the gala presents a unique opportunity to celebrate in style with live, local music and with food from an iconic New Orleans restaurateur, all at the beautifully renovated Orpheum Theater.

French Opera House, interior (detail); 1902; photograph by John N. Teunisson; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1999.60.12

French Opera House, interior (detail); 1902; photograph by John N. Teunisson; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1999.60.12

Guests will enjoy performances by the Preservation Hall All-Stars, JMO – The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra and Joe Lastie Jr. and the Lastie Family Gospel as well as menu selections from Ralph Brennan Catering. Continue reading »

Apr 252016

Superior Honda Image for Both Messengers

Superior Honda is a family owned car dealership located on the New Orleans Westbank that has been proudly serving New Orleans and the surrounding communities for over 40 years. We have enjoyed getting to know our customers on a personal level and seeing generations of Honda buyers come through our doors and drive off in their new vehicles. If you are searching for a new vehicle and are frustrated with your car buying experience, then head over to Superior Honda in Harvey on Westbank Expressway to see what quality customer care really looks like.

Superior Honda first opened in 1973 and is one of the first Honda dealerships in the country. Since our opening, we have been proud to offer New Orleans residents reliable automotive advice, quality Honda parts and a wide selection of vehicles. Superior Honda is currently offering amazing deals on new and leased vehicles to get you ready for the summer in a brand new car. Continue reading »

Apr 212016

Tipitina’s foundation is holding their 15th annual Instruments A Comin’ benefit on Monday, April 25th at Tipitina’s uptown. All of this year’s proceeds will be used to purchase new instruments for school marching band programs in the Greater New Orleans area. The outdoor portion of the event is free and open to the public and will include a silent auction as well as a performances by Donald Harrison Jr. and the Tipitina’s Interns,  Roots of Music, Mary D Coghill, and a battle of the bands performance by Edna Karr and Sophie B. Wright.

Tickets are still available for purchase to attend the indoor portion of the event which will include performances by Galactic, Honey Island Swamp Band, and more! The family-friendly event starts at 6 p.m. Monday, April 25 at Tipitina’s on 501 Napoleon Avenue. General Admissions tickets and VIP experience passes are still available for purchase. Join us! Continue reading »

Apr 202016

poseidon-sushiWe at Poseidon Oyster & Sushi Bar have extended our menu offers to include not only our New Orleans-style seafood and sushi, but also a variety of Asian foods from the kitchen of AJ&J Bistro, formerly on Magazine Street.

We also offer our Party Rooms for large parties and special events like:

  • Karaoke
  • Business meetings & luncheons
  • Watch parties for sports
  • And general celebrations

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Apr 192016

Energy Breathing Exercises 

Improve Balance
& Flexibility
Reduce Stress

Tamashii is the Japanese word for Spirit or Heart. At King Lam’s Tamashii Karate and Tai Chi Center, it’s our goal to improve your mind, body, and spirit by way of the martial arts so you can excel in all endeavors of life.

Registration is now open for our six-week Qi Gong course for seniors. Build strength, improve mental alertness, and more starting May 4.

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Apr 042016

BeSentimentalAtLongueVueHave you been following Uptown Messenger’s posts about the #BeSentimental projections throughout the city? Light projections with the phrase have been mysteriously popping all over the New Orleans area. Peaking interest and prompting questions, the phrase has been seen shining everywhere from Magazine Street, One Shell Square, Uptown restaurants, to St. Charles Avenue.

This weekend, Longue Vue House and Gardens revealed why we should all “be sentimental” when the light shined on the historic home itself. Continue reading »

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Mar 282016


After writing last week’s post about the #BeSentimental light projection, I was delighted and even more curious when I found the lights spotted in two additional places in the city. Several of my friends who were leaving work last Wednesday night mentioned they saw the hashtag on the front of One Shell Square on Poydras Street, and then later on Easter Sunday, I saw it again on the side of Midway Pizza on Freret Street. Continue reading »

Mar 242016

I’m writing this in the hopes of solving a mystery I have noticed in my neighborhood. After finishing another delicious dinner at Rum House on Magazine Street, I decided a little gelato would be the perfect way to end my evening. As I left Sucre with a cupful of delicious pistachio gelato, I noticed something on The Orphanage Building across the street. Being projected on the wall of the historic apartment building was a light display showing the phrase “#BeSentimental”.

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Mar 182016

Industry-Insights_badge-2-color-revOn Wednesday, March 23, LCIA is hosting an Industry Insights lunch for the transportation industry, “The BASICs of the CSA.” We will be joined by guest presenter Coastal Truck Driving School, who will discuss safety guidelines put in place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

This workshop is for anyone with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), anyone employed in the transportation industry, and managers at companies that employ individuals with CDLs. Lunch will be served at this event.

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Mar 172016

hpkTamashii is the Japanese word for Spirit or Heart. At King Lam’s Tamashii Karate and Tai Chi Center, it’s our goal to improve your mind, body, and spirit by way of the martial arts so you can excel in all endeavors of life.

Registration is open for six-week Yoga courses for both adults and children. We also have Karate classes for adult and children, and Tai Chi for adults only. Continue reading »

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Mar 112016

Revelers mix combine Emerald green attire with their skivvies in preparation for the inaugural Shamrock'n Underwear Run outside Tracey's bar in the Irish Channel. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration all weekend long from Saturday, March 12 to Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Irish Channel Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration begins at 10 a.m. on the corner of Third Street and Magazine Street this Saturday. Tracey’s serves up its world-famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and green beer!

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Mar 102016

The Best Oysters & Sushi Uptown!


Poseidon offers a wide array of New Orleans-style seafood, including our seafood gumbo, shrimp pasta and oysters (charbroiled, fried or raw), not to mention our carefully selected sushi and sashimi dishes. For large parties and special events, you can reserve one of our Karaoke rooms free of charge. Our goal at Poseidon is to provide an unforgettable dining and entertaining experience for all our patrons. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016

The largest consumer home show in the southeastern U.S. takes over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, Mar. 11 – Sunday, Mar. 13. Celebrating its 61st anniversary, the show is like no other: an unparalleled variety of home-related services and products under one gigantic roof, with everything needed for home remodeling, outdoor living, decorating and landscaping.

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Again this year, Uptown Messenger gets the pleasure of giving away three pairs of free tickets to the show this weekend. Visitors will enjoy over hundreds of vendors displaying some the latest home and outdoor products. Continue reading »

Feb 232016

Original artworks—many by renowned New Orleans painters and other regional artists—and over 225 lots of stunning estate jewelry pieces, to include diamonds, rubies, sapphires, tanzanites and more, are just part of a two-day estates auction slated for Feb. 27–28 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans.

Pair of rare French Gothic Revival bronze 12-light chandeliers, 65 inches tall and made circa 1900 (est. $6,000-$12,000).

Pair of rare French Gothic Revival bronze 12-light chandeliers, 65 inches tall and made circa 1900 (est. $6,000-$12,000).

In all, more than 1,400 lots will come up for bid, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. The auction will feature Part 2 of fine jewelry items from Peacock’s Estate Jewelry–the iconic and longstanding fine jewelry store on Royal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter–plus French furniture, clocks, lamps and lighting and other items from numerous local and Southern estates. Continue reading »

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Feb 222016



Hi everyone! This is Tina Tran, formerly of Elegant Nails & Spa at 3134 Calhoun Street. Due to an unexpected situation that wasn’t intended, my sisters, mother and I are no longer at that location.

But you’re in luck! We’re now in business at Pinky’s Nail Salon, 1861 Rousseau Street, New Orleans, 70130.



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Feb 182016

Do you like classic and custom cars and bikes? Join us this Saturday as we view luxury cars customized by Hi Class Customs and the luxurious fleet for sale at Carbine Motors. We’ll have dozens of custom, exotic, and classic cars & bikes on display.

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Feb 172016

Six-Week Courses Starting Feb. 19 & 20, 2016

king-lamPractice concentration, improve your balance, find inner peace and more with the fundamentals of yoga. King Lam’s Karate & Tai Chi Center now offers yoga classes for adult beginners and kids age 6 to 11. All yoga instructors are registered, trained and certified. Six-week courses begin this Friday and Saturday. Learn more about the benefits of yoga and our classes and instructors below:
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