Jun 272018

Get a $100 Gift Card for only $50

The Shard Shop is a friendly, make-your-own glass art boutique offering daily classes, birthday parties, and private events. We are pleased to offer a truly unique New Orleans experience that visitors won’t be able to find anywhere else.

To celebrate our one-year anniversary today (YAY US!), we’re offering $100 gift cards for only $50. No special code needed, but the deal will be active only for today. Just visit this link or come by the shop at 3138 Magazine Street where we’ll have treats and giveaways all day! Continue reading »

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Jun 212018

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It was an incredible weekend this past week (pun intended) as Incredibles 2 proved that maybe 14 years was just the right time for a sequel. With that big movie entering its second weekend, we are doubling down with two new movies that have been highly requested.

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM is the fifth entry in the Jurassic Park/World franchise and by now you know the formula: man messes with nature and nature messes with man much harder. The reason why we’re excited for this one is simple, that formula works really really well. Most of the gang from Jurassic World returns, and one Dr. Ian Malcolm comes back to the franchise that made him the most memeable man in the world. We’ve got two sneak previews of this film coming this Thursday and tickets are still available. Continue reading »

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Jun 142018

The beloved characters from children’s author Mo Willems sing and dance their way through an hour-long vaudevillian romp suitable for the smallest theatre-goers and priced for families.

An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means “very best”) friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She’s even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time.

And so begins a day when anything is possible. Pachydermal peril and swiney suspense ensue! Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, it’s a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre. Continue reading »

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Jun 072018

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Do you know what we do on slow Tuesday afternoons at The Broad? We like to tell scary stories around the daiquiri machine (did you know we have a new daiquiri machine?). This week’s new film is scarier than any story the bartenders have whipped up and that’s saying quite a lot.

HEREDITARY is getting lots of comparisons to The Exorcist, and that’s high praise for fans of scary movies. Toni Colette stars in this thriller about family secrets that were best left secret. Continue reading »

May 252018

Dominique McClellan (MLK) & Jason Kirkpatrick (LBJ) in Tony award-winning play ALL THE WAY presented by Southern Rep Theatre

The regional premiere of Tony Award-winning play ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan is running now until June 3 at Loyola University Theatre with special events every day this weekend.

Presented by Southern Rep Theatre, the political drama follows Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and a huge cast of historical figures through the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Johnson’s re-election campaign.

ALL THE WAY received national acclaim in its 2014 run on Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play. Star Bryan Cranston—also a Tony Award winner—then reprised his role as LBJ in a 2016 HBO film adapted by playwright Robert Schenkkan.

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May 102018

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This week is devoted to a certain segment of our audience base that we love dearly. This week is for the ladies. We’ve got two new movies this weekend about women who refuse to lay down and accept the status quo. Whether it’s a mom trying to save her family or a judge trying to save the Constitution, you will find some great inspiration in our picks this week.

RBG is about the Supreme Court justice who is notorious for all the right reasons. We may all be aware of the power she wields with great responsibility on the court, but this movie tells us how she got there with great respect and honesty. Continue reading »

May 012018

If every community member bought just one cup of coffee at Stella’s each month, that $1.50 per person would be enough to sustain the Community Commitment Education Center.

The CCEC is founded on the premise of one neighbor helping another. Our primary goal is to connect the people of our community with the available resources: Community Advocacy, Communication/Literacy Skills, Social Skills Training, Emergency Financial Assistance.

We’ll be keeping busy with a health fair this month and summer camp starting in June, so here are some ways people like you can get involved and support: Continue reading »

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Apr 122018

Springtime and warmer weather means it’s time to revel in all that New Orleans holds most dear: our vibrant music culture, delectable cuisine, and our youthful spirit! The Hootenanny on Friday, April 20th is Grow Dat Youth Farm’s party with a purpose that benefits Grow Dat Youth Farm’s programs. Tickets at growdatyouthfarm.org.

The event will showcase the captivating talents of New Orleans’ own Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble followed by ToBeContinued Brass Band. Guests will enjoy hometown brews, craft cocktails and small bites from 27 beloved local restaurants like Pagoda Cafe, Marjie’s Grill, Barrel Proof, and Restaurant R’evolution. Youth will also be leading farm themed games and speaking about their experience at Grow Dat.

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Apr 122018

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This April has felt like Summer, Spring, and Fall are all duking it out for weather supremacy. One of the great joys of going to the movies however has always been the joy of 72 degrees no matter what month it is. This week, we have a new independent film to entertain you as well as the continuation of our hugely popular $2 Tuesday series. Read on for more details.

FOXTROT comes to us from Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz, whose previous film Lebanon was one of the most acclaimed films of 2009. This new film takes us into a world of grief and war with spellbinding visuals and a strength of vision that you won’t find in many filmmakers. Continue reading »

Mar 292018

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April is on the way, and with it comes our personal busy season of special events. We have concert films, sing-a-longs, $2 Tuesdays, and even a Film Festival all lined up next month. It is a veritable smorgasbord of cinema-related events. We kick things off this week with two special events and a brand new film added to our lineup.

TYLER PERRY’S ACRIMONY is led by Taraji P. Henson, who just might be one of Hollywood’s fastest rising stars. You all saw her incredible performance as Katherine Johnson in HIDDEN FIGURES, and she has fed off that success to lead a number of films in 2018 including this latest film from Tyler Perry. If you’re looking for a nice thriller to spice up your weekend, we think this is the one. Continue reading »

Mar 262018

The editors at Automobile magazine have selected the Honda Accord and Civic Type R as 2018 Automobile All-Stars. To qualify to be an Automobile All-Star, the vehicle must be an all-new, heavily revised, or newly significant model variant on sale in the U.S. within 12 months of All-Stars testing. Honda has the most vehicle models on this distinguished list compared to any other car brand. Both of this year’s high-performance Honda vehicles have exceeded expectations in terms of style and drivability. In case you missed how these cars splashed on the scene in 2018, let’s take a look at what they have to offer.

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Mar 232018

Southern Rep Theatre kicks off its Spring 2018 season in residence at
Loyola University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

In partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, Southern Rep is currently presenting A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS DOUBLE BILL in a limited engagement from March 21 – April 1 in Loyola’s Marquette Theatre. This pairing of two rare one-act plays – AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS, directed by Ricky Graham, and THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY, directed by Austin Pendleton – showcases two very different sides of one of New Orleans’ favorite playwrights. Continue reading »

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Mar 212018

The Louisiana Museum Foundation presents the Jump, Jive an’ Jazzin’ Gala
featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Saturday, March 24th at
the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade.

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s arrival onto the music scene.
Since their formation in the early nineties in Ventura, Ca., the band has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. The band was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

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