The Fourth Annual Backyard Cut Session will be held this Saturday, July 11 to support NOLA Mix, a program that teaches turntablism, and Seniors Connecting Seniors, an organization of elders based in the Freret Neighborhood. Five city DJs will be featured at the event.
They finally won. Live entertainment at Mimi’s in the Marginy is no more. After fighting for three years, first with the city and then with its neighbors, Mimi’s finally threw in the towel this past Wednesday.
St. Henry’s Church will follow an anniversary mass with a reunion block party this Saturday night, July 11. The event is free and open to the public and will feature drinks, food, and live music by the J. Monque’D Blues Band, as well as other special guests.
Gasa Gasa will be hosting a 4th of July pig roast this Saturday, featuring live music by electronic artists PYMP, Lucas Wylie, and DJ erlbot. The concert is open to those 21 and older.
Gasa Gasa will be hosting their Summer Blast free concert this Saturday, June 20. Dead Marshes, redrawblak, Erin Miley, and Pat Fee will be performing. The concert is open to those 21 and older.
Loyola University’s Department of Music Education is hosting their ninth annual International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (ISSME) together with the MayDay Group (MDG) Colloquium 27 research conference for the first time this Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19. Full registration for the collaborative event is $125 and $85 for students; banquet registration is $30.
Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are invited to attend Loyola University’s Writing Institute’s summer workshops for young writers, held from June 8 to June 26. The cost of the workshop is $400, and need-based scholarships are available.
The 610 Stompers’ “Sixth Annual Ball Crawl: Back to the Ball Crawl” charity fundraiser next weekend will allow participants to be a Stomper for a night and dance through Uptown streets with stops at The Kingpin, F &M’s, Fat Harry’s, Superior Seafood, and Le Bon Temps, featuring dance-offs, prizes, Back to The Future-themed costumes and 80s attire.
The Broadmoor Improvement Association’s long-awaited renovation of the former St. Mathias School on General Taylor Street into a new Arts & Wellness Center will open to the public Monday, June 1., officials announced.
First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans will be hosting its inaugural Rummage Fest this Saturday, featuring all sort of merchandise for sale, as well as live piano music and a bake sale.
The second session of Spring French classes for adults will begin May 11. The session lasts until June 13th, and classes are provided for all levels of language learning.
New Orleans will join the rest of the country in celebrating the first Independent Bookstore Day, just as soon as we get this little thing called Jazz Fest behind us.
New Orleans College Prep will present its spring concert to honor New Orleans’ musical legacy on Wednesday evening at Cohen High School.
The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans will dedicate Professor Longhair’s former home as a museum o Wednesday in a dedication ceremony complete, of course, with an array of local musicians.
Adrienne McFaul, a New Orleans artist, will showcase her new science-inspired artwork at Cafe Luna through the month of May.
Tipitina’s Foundation’s Instruments A Comin’ benefit concert and community festival uses its proceeds to purchase new musical instruments for New Orleans area school band programs. The outdoor event is free and open to the public early next week, and the indoor concert features several performing artists.
It all happened so innocently, my love for riotgrrl queens Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and Carrie Brownstein, collectively and arguably better known as Sleater-Kinney. While living in Austin in the late 90s, I wanted to attend an in-store performance at Waterloo Records by this well-regarded female rock trio which at the time I had never heard of. Unable to make the event I sprung for a copy of their third studio album, Dig Me Out, and lost my mind. Just lost it. What was this sound? Who were these ladies? The hungry, urgent beats, the sharp, frenetic guitar work, and the layered, waling vocals. And the lyrics? Each song was a visual field infused by carefully chosen wording arcing in harmony. I was hooked, taken, even smitten, and I wanted more.
Southern Rep Theatre will begin offering preview performances this week and the official opening night on Saturday of “Boudin: The New Orleans Music Project,” an original musical production inspired by asking locals in New Orleans the question: “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?”
The Rosa Keller library in Broadmoor will host a reading and book signing tonight (Monday, April 13) with two New Orleans authors who were awarded the 2014 Library Choice Awards for fiction and non-fiction.