Keith Sonnier, a postminimalist, performance, video and light artist, will speak about the development of his art at Loyola University this week as a part of the Mark Grote Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
New Orleans Opera Association’s Women’s Guild and Junior Committee will host an opera orientation and roundtable discussion Sunday.
Novelist Lorrie Moore, author of “A Gate at the Stairs” and a finalist for the Story Prize, will give a public reading from her work this week as this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Tulane University.
Opera star and 2001 Loyola graduate Bryan Hymel will return to campus Sunday afternoon to celebrate the release of his debut CD Héroïque with a free performance and discussion about his experience creating it.
Loyola University will host the Valentina Kozlova International Semifinal Ballet Competition this weekend, as well as master classes by the Soviet-born dancer from the Bolshoi Ballet who defected more than 35 years ago.
The Ashé Power House will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with live performances by The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Jupiter Funk, Tank and the Bangas, and more.
On Sunday evening, the 87th annual Oscar Awards were screened at the Prytania theatre. Complimentary food and beverage were provided for attendees. There were also glam and costume contests, as well as cinema trivia during commercial breaks.
The Southern Beverage Museum will be welcoming La Galerie d’Absinthe to its new home inside SoFAB this Saturday (Feb. 28), featuring absinthe punch and tasting of a variety of anise flavored spirits and liqueurs. The event is free with museum admission.
Dr. Kristen L. Buras, a member of the Educational Policy Studies faculty at Georgia State University, will be featured in Tulane’s “The New Orleans Education Market a Decade Later: Reflections on Race & the Politics of Dispossession” discussion this Monday night (Feb. 23).
Warren Perrin, attorney and author of Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History, will give a free lecture next week at Loyola Law School commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Cajun culture.
Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery will feature an exhibition called “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle,” with an opening reception the day after Mardi Gras.
With plans for a rooftop lounge and a restored Silver Whistle coffee shop on the first floor, The Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Avenue is intent on reclaiming its historic prominence in New Orleans, its owners say — right down to the classic blueberry muffins.
“Above Canal: Rights and Revival,” a P.3 exhibit sponsored by the Creative Alliance of New Orleans, will continue to be shown through February.
Seasons Center and Ashe Cultural Arts Center are teaming up to celebrate Women’s Month by presenting “Soul Full: Sunday Brunch Theater. “
Loyola University will host a forum on the role of women in Mardi Gras this afternoon (Monday, Feb. 9) featuring leaders from Carnival krewes such as Iris, Muses, DIVAs and the Society of St. Anne.
Loyola University New Orleans’ Visual Arts Department is holding an opening reception this evening (Thursday, Feb. 5) for its two new exhibitions, “Mementos” and “stop thinking so much.”
The authors of two new books from History Press — one chronicling events in New Orleans leading up to the infamous Super Bowl power outage in 2013, and the other a history of Hattiesburg, Miss. — will read from and discuss their works at Tulane University tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 4).
Loyola University New Orleans’ Theatre Arts and Dance Department is performing an original interpretation of “Alice in Wonderland.”
American Horror Story’s Naomi Grossman and local comedian D.J. Dougg Pound will be performing at the 8th Annual New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, which begins Wednesday evening at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street.
The Lyons Center will hold free painting workshops for people of all ages on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings this week, according to the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.