Tulane University’s long-running series presenting women writers will this year host Susan Choi, a novelist and Pulitzer finalist, for a public reading and interview session on March 17.
Meet authors Susan Larson and Rebecca Snedeker and learn about their favorite literary hotspots and memorable sites in New Orleans during a discussion at Loyola University on Thursday, March 13.
An upcoming redevelopment slated for three buildings on the corner of Magazine and Nashville streets means that a handful of local shops are moving to make way for a New York City-based business, small business owners and the location’s development company said this week.
Butler Callahan Holdings development company bought the property on the 5700 block of Magazine, in an area that currently houses the three specialty shops Rare Cuts, Vom Fass and Parcels and Post. Ben Butler, a managing partner of the company, said Thursday that while he can’t yet announce the name of any new businesses slated to take over the spot, he can say that the company is “in lease negotiations with a very exciting tenant out of New York City.”
Enjoy drink specials and a raffle during a Launch Party Happy Hour at the Eiffel society on St. Charles Avenue with the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans on March 12. The EPNO is celebrating the launch of their new 2014 applications, and anyone in membership — as well as alumni, grantees and friends — is welcome.
Before the Krewe of Thoth rolls on the Uptown route Sunday morning, New Orleans musician Luke Winslow King will perform at a jazz worship service at The Norwegian Church in the Lower Garden District.
The Ashé Cultural Arts Center will host a free screening of “The Trials of Muhammed Ali” tonight (Friday, Feb. 21) and a number of other events now through the end of the month, including The New Orleans Jazz Marketplace celebration, The African Presence in Venezuela since President Hugo Chavez exhibit & film screening, and fun fitness sessions.
A range of visual and musical artists will perform in free events today (Friday, Feb. 21), Saturday and Sunday as part of the Tulane Black Arts Festival.
Learn about the healing powers of comedy improv to help make sick children in hospitals smile and laugh with local non-profit, Funny Bones Improv. Participant applications for the Ha!Spital specialist training sessions that will teach you how to bring joy to kids and families during difficult times are due Friday (Feb. 21).
The Jesuit Tampa Schola and Chamber Orchestra, a touring group from Jesuit High School in Tampa, will perform Gregorian Chant and polyphony, promoting Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI’s “vision of the liturgy”, during the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Stephen Church on Sunday (Feb. 16).
Learn fermentation techniques for homemade sourdough bread and kefir with culinary expert, Tara Whitsitt at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 15).
Still haven’t put your costume together for Krewe Du Vieux? If you are looking for what you need to “Macgyver” a unique Mardi gras costume, Cree’s Cheap Chic is having a costume sale blow-out for a limited time this weekend.
Eat bacon and listen to mouth-watering “pig tales” with your children at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on O.C. Haley Boulevard with Nancy Wilson, a culinary expert and former teacher, on Saturday morning (Feb. 15).
As part of the city’s “NOLA for Life” initiatives, New Orleans residents can visit the Audubon Zoo for free Saturday — the same day as the zoo’s “Get Yah Praise On” gospel celebration.
“I play the cello, but I’m not a cellist,” clarifies Keller Strings’ Paula Keller Smith. Paula, her husband John, and their charming 10 year old Boston terrier Cooper became Riverbend’s newest New Orleanians June 1, 2013, transplanting their decades-old business in stringed instrument restoration and repair from Kansas. To meet them and hear their story is at once refreshing and uplifting: one part love story, two parts musical passion, and a liberal sprinkling of creativity and drive and voila! (or viola!), you have New Orleans’ latest — for lack of a better descriptor — “violin shop.”
Award-winning Iranian-American poet and writer Roger Sedarat will be doing a poetry reading at Tulane University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 13). Sedarat is known for his works, “Ghazal Games” and ”Letters to the Islamic Republic”.
The New Orleans Comedy and Arts festival has become larger and funnier every year, and this year headliners include Danny Pudi from NBC’s “Community” and his “Siblings of Doctors” sketch group, comedian Neil Hamburger and several MTV stars.