Freret Street will host two different rallies tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 4), a Christmas-themed roundup of food trucks at Dat Dog, and a $50-per-person fundraiser for Mayor Mitch Landrieu at Publiq House headlined by the Brass-A-Holics.
Terrance Osborne, the New Orleans painter 2012 Jazz Fest poster was described by Times-Picayune art critic Doug MacCash as “an explosively colored clarion call to Crescent City music lovers and art lovers alike … [and] among the best of the long-running series,” will open a new exhibit of his art at the Isidore Newman School at a reception Wednesday evening.
If the mall-induced delirium of Black Friday isn’t your holiday shopping style, “Merriment on Magazine Street” offers an alternative from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight (Saturday, Nov. 30) — dozens of local merchants offering sales on local art, high fashion and designer home furnishings accompanied by refreshments and appetizers.
As the holiday shopping season begins, the Arts Market of New Orleans will bring 170 local artists to Palmer Park this weekend (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), plus live music from Margie Perez and others, and hands-on activities for children.
The Loyola Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from the work of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 23) at the university.
While the majority of its venues remain in the Marigny and Bywater areas, the Fringe Festival’s annual celebration of experimental theatre comes Uptown this weekend by way of five locations on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
I have always had a fascination with the written word in public places. Not street signs, business names or general advertising or billboards: you know, the traditional, formally executed kind via a municipality or organized venture, spreading whatever message usually of an identifying or sales nature. I mean the taggers, whether via graffiti by marker on a bathroom wall or spraypaint under a bridge, or those working in fresh concrete getting the last laugh (no grey ghost will come around and buff out what’s set in mortar, at least not with any expediency). What happened to Fred Ratke anyway? I notice a lot of new work he’s leaving up longer than I’d expect.
Sheri Fink, whose book “Five Days at Memorial” recounts the efforts to save lives at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, will speak Wednesday evening as part of this week’s ongoing Jewish Book Festival.
The Southern Rep production of Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” is entering the first weekend of its run at Ursuline Academy on State Street, and every performance is themed with special events and promotions.
This weekend’s New Orleans Opera performance of “Noah’s Flood” at Trinity Episcopal Church will include veteran New Orleans news anchor Norman Robinson in the speaking role of God, a cast of professional artists and musicians, and a chorus of students from public and private schools around the city.
The fourth annual Children’s Book Festival will take place on the Latter Library lawn this weekend, with free concert of “music inspired by children’s literature” Friday night and free books and book-related activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
A recital at 2:30 p.m. today (Sunday, Nov. 10) in honor of the late faculty member Phil Frohnmeyer will continue the Montage and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University.
Lusher Charter School’s rendition of “Hello, Dolly” from this weekend’s production of the musical won the school a $10,000 first-place prize to enhance the school music program in Popeye’s “Love that Music” contest, the school has announced.
If you missed the premiere weekend of Loyola University’s production of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice,” you have a few remaining chances to catch it through Saturday.
Sufi Second Line, a band that “performs traditional New Orleans folk and gospel music in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan,” will offer a free concert tonight (Thursday, Nov. 7) at the Bea Field Alumni House at Tulane University, according to the New Wave university news service.
It’s time again to sample open-faced sandwiches and other delicacies at the annual Scandinavian Festival and Christmas sale this weekend at the Norwegian church in the Garden District in New Orleans.