Each year, the Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) hosts DANCING FOR THE ARTS, a fabulous gala featuring celebrity dancers, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, and fine fare. Modeled after the ABC Network’s popular reality television program Dancing with the Stars, our event will feature local community leaders and philanthropists competing on the dance floor with professional dancers in support of YALA’s afterschool and summer arts education programs.
The Voices of New Orleans Choir presents “Mosaic”, a vocal concert featuring some favorite pop tunes and beautiful classical vocal repertoire. With vocal arrangements by The Beatles, Billy Joel and even Tichelli and Ave Maria.
The Roots of Music, a New Orleans non-profit organization, will celebrate eight years of success with their annual fundraiser, “Band Together for The Roots of Music”. The festive evening, scheduled for Saturday, October 22, will include “tantalizing bites, libations, a silent auction, and live entertainment, including a special performance by The Revivalists, NOLA’s very own roots driven rock band currently claiming the #1 spot on Sirius XM’s The Spectrum.”
Magazine Street’s annual four-mile long art show, Art for Art’s Sake, will take place at galleries and shops up and down the corridor Saturday evening.
The Pikachu statue emblazoned with the hashtag #Pokemonument that suddenly appeared in a Lower Garden District fountain and then just as quickly disappeared sold at auction for $2,000 on Sunday, multiple media outlets reported.
Gasa Gasa and Beaucoup Juice have joined forces to create “Sonic Juice”, an original courtyard juice bar at Gasa Gasa, located at 4920 Freret Street. The grand opening for the juice bar takes place Friday, September 23 (today) until Sunday, September 25 and will feature performances by Big Freedia, The Tanglers, and more.
When journalist Ethan Brown began researching the interconnected, unsolved slayings of eight women in rural Louisiana for what would become his new book, “Murder in the Bayou,” he knew he had immersed himself in a chronicle of the abuse of police power and easily discarded lives.
What Brown didn’t know until much later, however, was that a central location in those women’s lives and deaths would lead him straight to a well-known employee of U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, in a connection that is now drawing more attention than the unsolved murders themselves.
“That was a really surprising moment, to say the least,” Brown said. “I never imagined it would be someone who works for a Congressman.”
PechaKucha Night is intended to be an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The New Orleans branch will present PechaKucha Night NOLA Vol. 21 this Thursday, September 22, at the Dryades Public Market, located at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
This event is free and open to the public. Doors open for 6 p.m., and slides begin at 6:30 p.m.
The annual Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series will open with Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret as he presents his best-selling memoir, “The Seven Good Years”. The Jewish Community Center (JCC) event will take place Monday, September 19 (tonight) at their Uptown location, located at 5342 St. Charles Ave.
The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, producers of the annual January 6th Joan of Arc Parade, will host their annual “Salon de Jeanne d’Arc” at Loyola University on Saturday, September 17. The all-day conference will focus on Jeanne d’Arc, her life & times, and current French culture in New Orleans, and will be followed by a medieval beverage-tasting fundraiser.
The Garden District Book Shop will present a book signing for author Ti Martin and her book, “Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace”. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Garden District Book Shop at 2727 Prytania Street, and will include a discussion with journalist John Pope.
On Wednesday evening (August 31), etiquette expert Carolyn Shelton held a book signing for Sybil Morial at Poseidon Restaurant on Saint Charles Avenue. Morial’s book, “Witness to Change”, discusses topics like education, the Civil Rights movement, and the Morial family’s political involvement. Morial is the wife of the late Ernest Dutch Morial, New Orleans’ first African-American mayor and the mother of former New Orleans mayor Marc Morial.
Earlier this week Monday evening arrived as it dutifully does, and as it did a twinge of uneasiness ping-ponged my internal clock on into the dusky dusk. Something was amiss from my weekly regime in the form of a cinematic excursion. You see, for more dates than not these summer months I attended the (largely free of charge) Orpheum film series; it crescendoed last Tuesday via a revival screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1980s masterpiece Raiders of the Lost Ark. And when the lights came up after Indy once again successfully avoided melting alongside the Nazis (thanks Ark of the Covenant!), the applause flew and fell, and that was that. Summer 2016 was over, at least from the point of view of free movies in a stunning, air-conditioned space.
Chef and etiquette expert Carolyn Shelton will host an etiquette class and book signing with Sybil Morial. Morial, widow to the late Ernest “Dutch” Morial, will be signing copies of her book “Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment”.
The class and book signing will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at Poseidon Restaurant, located at 2100 st. Charles Avenue.
The Republican Party has spent the 21st Century peddling off-base predictions and promises they can’t keep to the American people, culminating in the rise of Donald Trump, said strident Democratic consultant James Carville to an eager audience Friday night at Octavia Books.
The Lower Garden District stands out among New Orleans neighborhoods for its elegant parks and statuary, such as the elegant fountain at Coliseum Square, the historic Margaret Haughery statute dedicated to the “Mother of Orphans,” the classical “Birth of a Muse” … and now, Pikachu.
The quiet corner of Octavia and Laurel streets became a hive of magical activity Saturday night, as hundreds wizard-hat wearing, magic-wand waving fans of Harry Potter (and their parents) gathered for a midnight release party for the series’ eighth book, “The Cursed Child.”
The Salon Gallery at the Living Room Foundation will host an opening reception for the exhibition of Engrained, a series of wood panel paintings by artist Sarah Nelson. The reception will take place on Sunday, July 24 and will include champagne, music, and local cuisine.
The New Orleans Film Society will present the 19th Annual New Orleans French Film Festival, a summer showcase of contemporary and classic French cinema, in partnership with Le Consulat général de France à La Nouvelle-Orléans and the Prytania Theatre. The festival will take place July 7-14, with the Opening Night screening of “My Golden Days” (“Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse”) at the Orpheum Theatre and all other screenings at the Prytania Theatre.
New Orleans band Cha Wa held a memorial show for Steve Malinowski, the band’s pianist who recently passed away. The tribute took place at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street on Wednesday, June 22.
Malinowski controlled stages with ambidextrous skill and an infectious grin. The New York native died on Friday, June 17, less than a week before his 26th birthday.