Music Under The Oaks is a free fall concert series taking place on four Friday nights in Audobon Park. The concert series is presented by Bellwether Technology, staged in partnership with the Loyola College of Music + Fine Arts and WWNO, in order to celebrate the new Audubon Conservancy.
Young Aspirations/Young Artists Inc. is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 3, for the new YAYA Arts Center that will open on LaSalle Street in June 2015.
The Alliance Française adult fall French classes begin Sept. 8, but customers can get an early bird discount of $15 by signing up by Monday, Sept. 1.
The New Orleans Public Library Children’s Resource Center on Napoleon Avenue will hold a back-to-school fun fest and open house for children Saturday (Aug. 23), featuring special appearances by the New Orleans Fire Department and their fire truck, the Washitaw Mardi Gras Indians, and a reading of a bilingual Spanish/English book by Denise Woltering from the Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
The Ashé Cultural Arts Center will be holding celebrations for the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame’s 16th anniversary this weekend, including a Honors Breakfast by invitation and awards and memorial ceremony that will be free and open to the public.
The Alliance Française is hosting its second session of French language classes starting this week.
The New Orleans Public Library Foundation is inviting community members for an evening of support for the restoration of the mural in the Latter Library’s Green Room tonight.
Gasa Gasa will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Freret Street with an art show, barbecue and live album recording, and Freret residents will receive a 10-percent discount on their bar tabs all weekend.
Terry McMillan, a New York Times bestselling author, will read her new book “Who Asked You?” at Octavia Books tonight.
The event is scheduled at the bookstore on 513 Octavia Street at 7 p.m.
For more information, read the Octavia Books posting below:
Starting this Monday (June 23) until Aug. 30, the Alliance Française is offering French language courses in two-, five- and 10-week sessions to Francophones of all levels.
Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project, a national touring program, is stopping at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on June 26 to host a one-night-only showcase of 20 local artists’ work.
Southern Rep’s annual “Work Hard Play Hard” fundraiser at Il Posto on Dryades Street will feature live music, an all-you-can-eat buffet, an open bar, and a silent auction/raffle of donated items and services from local artists and businesses, all to benefit the 6×6 and 3×3 programs that support the development of new plays.
Hotel Indigo on St. Charles Avenue will hold a happy-hour fundraiser for the Tipitina’s Foundation on Thursday evening, donating 20 percent of sales from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to the nonprofit’s music education and outreach efforts.
Inspired by a true incident with his father surviving a Ku Klux Klan beating, local playwright Harold Ellis Clark will celebrating his birthday with a staged reading of his new play, Uncle Bobby ’63.
The Friends of the New Orleans Public Library are holding a major yard sale this weekend at the Latter branch library to clear out their entire inventory of surplus donated books, organizers said.
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra threw a block party on Saturday afternoon at the Central City fire station on Martin Luther King boulevard. Free food and activities were provided for attendees.
Tipitina’s Foundation youth music workshop will feature guests artists Stanton Moore Band on Sunday, followed by Johnny Vidacovich, Chris Severin, and Cliff Hines later in June.
Khaled Hosseini — whose novel “The Kite Runner” has sold seven million copies in the U.S. alone — will discuss his latest book “And the Mountains Echoed” on Sunday evening at Temple Sinai on St. Charles Avenue.