St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host the Bayou Bell Choir from Lake Charles on Saturday afternoon, playing over 18 selections of songs from favorite films and Broadway stages. The free hour program will be followed by a brief question and answer period and reception with refreshments.
Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop, Maple Street Book Shop and Tubby & Coo’s in Mid-City will all celebrate Independent Bookstore Day together on Saturday morning with a variety of special events at each location.
NOLA Brewery won initial approval from city planners recently on its plan to add a permanent space for live music in its new taproom area.
The Magazine Street Merchants Association, along First NBC Bank, will host the 6th Annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll this Saturday, May 7. Participating shops will stay open until 9 p.m., and the event will feature live music, complimentary refreshments, store sales and discounts, and more on Magazine Street.
Tipitina’s will host a family-friendly, free outdoor block party, as well as an indoor concert, this Monday, April 25 for their annual benefit and community festival event Instruments A Comin’. The outdoor block party will include performances by Donald Harrison, Jr. & The Tips Interns, The Roots of Music, Mary D. Coghill Charter School, and a battle of the marching bands featuring Edna Karr High School and Sophie B. Wright Charter School.
Ursuline Academy students will celebrate the arts at their second annual Ursuline Arts Festival this Wednesday, April 20 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The student-led festival will offer audiences the opportunity to stroll through the Academy’s 11.5-acre Uptown campus to experience diverse expressions of music, visual arts and performing arts. The festival is free and open to the public.
The Broadmoor Improvement Association will be hosting both their annual Metamorphosis benefit event and their annual Eatmoor food truck round-up event at the Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center this month.
Clear skies and mild temperatures cleared the way for the 2016 Freret Street Festival. The festival featured 35 food vendors, 200 arts and crafts vendor and 18 artists on three stages.
Despite a rainy Friday, organizers of the Freret Street Festival are relying on forecasts of perfect New Orleans springtime weather Saturday for their three music stages (headlined by James Andrews, Tank and the Bangas, and Tribe Nunzio), 200 vendors and festival food courts with picnic seating.
The Whimsie 2016 Spring Art Show will take place this Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, in the garden of Louise S. McGehee School. Now in its 45th year, the art show will feature over 30 local artists displaying original paintings, ceramics, sculpture and drawings.
This year’s Super Sunday event will take place this Sunday, March 20 with a festival at A.L. Davis Park and a parade route. New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians tribes and special guests with live music performances will be featured.
The premiere performance of “Visions of Genius: Jung, Joyce and Lucia”, a play written by Jungian Analyst Del McNeely, will take place this Friday, March 18. Tickets for the performance are $20 each and will benefit the C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans.
Congregation Temple Sinai will present tenor Bryan Hymel in concert on Sunday, March 13, at 6 p.m. The concert, “Love Infinite”, will benefit the Rabbi Emeritus Chair of Temple Sinai,Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn, and the Cantor Colman Concert fund of New Orleans.
The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will be hosting its 2016 spring season of Movies in the Park with starting tonight, March 4. The free, family-friendly movie screenings will also feature fitness activities before the showings start at sunset.
The Loyola University College of Law will be hosting a free symposium this Thursday, March 3, about the Dead Man Walking opera that is premiering in Louisiana on Friday, March 4, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. The symposium’s panelists will feature Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty author Sister Helen Prejean and New Orleans Opera General & Artistic Director Robert Lyall.
Gasa Gasa will be hosting David Bowie: A Tribute this Sunday, Feb. 14. Doors are open from 6 p.m. until close, and admission is $8.
St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church will host its 22nd Annual Jazz Service this Sunday, Feb. 7. The service, led by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, begins at 9 a.m. at the church, located at 7100 St. Charles Ave. The worship service is free and open to all, and a king cake reception will follow.
Forty-one years ago, the first Peaches Records opened in a shop in a corner of the Carrollton Riverbend. This month — after a journey that has taken the persistent brand across the New Orleans and around the world — Peaches has returned Uptown, departing the French Quarter for a massive new space in the center of Magazine Street.
Loyola University New Orleans Opera Theatre presents Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of “star-crossed lovers”. The two performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. The opera will be performed in French with English supertitles.
A lifetime ago, I worked as a counter server slinging lattes at PJ’s on Maple St. I was a punk 19 year-old kid that found a fun group to grow in, my co-workers a lot like family—many of whom are still today only an email away or closer. We had a shorthand as close compatriots often do and inside jokes too of course.
We’d often go out together, drinking, catching a show. But none of us, not one of us, really, truly dug Motorhead—at least not enough to go to see them play live. But we had a little fabricated vignette we would trot out periodically specifically about Lemmy. And that was, if only he’d do a set in one of our living rooms while we sat couchside, then, yes, we’d go. That was over 20 years ago, and damn if I don’t regret never having seen Motorhead now.