The Tulane School of Liberal Arts and the Gia Maione Prima Foundation will host a benefit concert this Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Tulane University. Tunes for Toys is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of a toy to be given to children at the Whole Foods at 300 N. Broad Street on Dec. 21.
The art boutique Miette will feature Mardi Gras float artists displaying and selling their works and pieces this Saturday, Nov. 28 to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to speak with the artists about their craftsmanship, as well as take pictures with the displayed float art.
The Light up NOLA Arts Fête will be have outdoor light installations along Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard as part of the second annual Luna Fête, starting this Sunday, Nov. 29, and running to Dec. 5. New Orleans is one of the only three American cities along with New York and Boston that participate in a similar “festival of lights” inspired by the Fête des Lumières in Lyon, France.
The theme of this year’s St. Catherine’s Day Hat Parade is “The Hat Pack”. There will be prizes for the best hats, and live music by Bart Ramsey on French accordion with members of the swing band Zazou City. The parade is free and open to the public.
The 2nd District’s 7th Annual Blues Festival will be held at Palmer Park this year, due to construction at Magazine and Napoleon. The event this Saturday, Nov. 21, is free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) will host Dr. Jee-Yeoun Ko’s Coats for Kids Concert, an annual benefit concert featuring jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more. Though the event is free and open to the public, attendees are encouraged to donate new or gently used winter coats.
The Axiom Artist Collective will host “Delivering Culture”, an art show featuring the Jazz Stork Series by artist Bryan Brown, this Saturday, Nov. 14. The series represents the birth of the culture and traditions of New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public.
The Record Raid pop-up store gives vinyl lovers and music vendors the chance to buy and sell LPs, 45s, CDs and cassettes. The event takes place this Saturday, Nov. 7, and will include DJs and raffles throughout the day.
Bounce + Belly Dance Fitness will hold a pop-up class on Freret Street this Saturday, Nov. 7. This one-hour pop-up dance/fitness collaboration merges the support for unique neighborhood business ventures in dance wellness/adult performance and creative real-estate buying.
Wilson Charter School will hold its “A Family Night of Inspiration In Broadmoor” event this Thursday, Nov. 5. The event is free and will feature a live performance by Kermit Ruffins, as well as free food.
The Thibodeaux School of Music is hosting a spooky fun night for children of all ages today, Oct. 29. There will be trick-or-treating in the Thibodeaux classrooms, and the Thibodeaux faculty will be playing spooky musical sounds.
The New Orleans Public Library will hold a Community Input Session in Uptown this Wednesday, Oct. 21. The sessions are to help plan for the future and prioritize library services.
The Encore Shop is a women’s resale clothing shop that supports the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The Encore Shop is having a fundraiser this Tuesday, Oct. 20, and the event will include a designer boutique, live music, food and drink.
Irish Fest 2015 will feature live music, food, face painting, activities for children, and the 2nd Annual Irish Channel Feis.
Like many of the people who get a chance to talk to Chelsea Clinton, the first questions that students at Lusher Charter School asked the former First Daughter on Tuesday afternoon was about life in the White House and her own future political aspirations.
But Clinton — author of a new book, “It’s Your World,” aimed at inspiring young teens to think globally — wasn’t there to talk about herself. Instead, she redirected the students to focus on themselves.
Tonight will feature many neighborhoods, churches, and businesses across Uptown hosting block parties to celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime. Some of the biggest celebrations include a park party at the Lawrence Square Basketball Court and 24 Magazine street businesses holding sales and Crime Stoppers give-a-ways.
The Coliseum Square Association is hosting its annual house tour of houses in the Lower Garden District. The tour will visit five architecturally unique houses Sunday, Oct. 18, and Coliseum Square will have food trucks, as well as exhibit and sell paintings and photographs inspired by the Lower Garden District.