Jul 292019
 

via StayLocal!

StayLocal! will host a business-themed trivia night and business showcase on Wednesday (July 31) to connect local independent businesses. The night will test knowledge of treasured New Orleans businesses, legendary brands and their founders, and questions about Amazon.com.

Trivia Night takes place at Port Orleans Brewing Company, 4124 Tchoupitoulas St. The B2B showcase and networking hour starts at 5:30, while trivia begins at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading »

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Jul 092019
 

Philippe Étienne, ambassador of France

The newly appointed ambassador of France to the United States, Philippe Étienne, has chosen Louisiana for his first field trip since his arrival at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., on June 17.

During his July 15 visit to New Orleans, a Bastille Day reception will be held at the Résidence de France, 2406 Prytania St.

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Jul 052019
 

Planning officials discuss the overhaul of the public transit system at a meeting for District B residents in the Dryades Public Market on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. (Jesse Baum, Uptown Messenger)

By Jesse Baum, Uptown Messenger

The Regional Transit Authority and the Regional Planning Committee hosted a community meeting Tuesday for District B at Dryades Public Market to gather feedback for a planned redesign of the public transit network that would include New Orleans and the surrounding communities.

Called New Links, the project also involves Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes’ transit agencies in an effort to make the transit network more efficient and user-friendly. Continue reading »

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Jul 012019
 

Eat NOLA Noir, hosts of Black Restaurant Week, and the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network will kick off “Dinner Club” showcasing “authentic creole cuisine” from around the city. The club series will visit a new restaurant each month, starting today (July 1) with The Munch Factory in the Lower Garden District.

Dinner Club at The Munch Factory will feature full servings of authentic Creole cuisine, such as the shrimp and beef skewers pictured (via Eat NOLA Noir)

“Join us as we explore the culinary scene in New Orleans and try new dishes, meet new people, and get full,” Eat NOLA Noir wrote of the event series. Continue reading »

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Jun 272019
 

A victim and a victim advocate talk with a New Orleans police officer investigating a recent crime. (Danae Columbus)

Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

The police labeled it a purse snatching, but to the victim it was a crime of opportunity and much, much more.

An out-of-town businesswoman was walking through the Warehouse District around 5 p.m. on a recent Sunday afternoon when a car carrying two women stopped on the corner. One grabs the woman from behind, throwing her to the ground. While the driver of the vehicle laughed, the perpetrator repeatedly kicked the businesswoman in the face and head. Blood oozing from her mouth, the terrified victim was crying and begging for mercy as the savage assault continued. Continue reading »

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Jun 222019
 

Members of the Lady Uptown Swingers dance down Magnolia Street in 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Uptown Swingers will parade Sunday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. through the Freret, Uptown, Milan, Central City, Hoffman Triangle and Broadmoor neighborhoods. Lineup is at 3 p.m.

It’s the last second-line before the clubs take a break for the summer. The second-line season will start up again at the end of August. Continue reading »

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Jun 192019
 

The NOLA Caribbean Festival features soca and reggae dance. (via nolacaribbeanfestival.com)

The NOLA Caribbean Festival at Central City BBQ is the biggest event of the biggest event of the NOLA Caribbean Experience taking place in June.

The second biggest event is the Colour Me Krazy Carnival Parade, complete with Caribbean Carnival masquerade costumes, bands, dancers, Caribbean DJ trucks, and a paint VS powder experience. The parade starts on June 22 at 4 p.m. on Canal Street and ends at the festival grounds. Continue reading »

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Jun 182019
 
Tuesday, June 18

Daniel Brook, “The Accident of Color”

7 p.m.
Antenna, 3718 St. Claude Ave.

Octavia Books is hosting an offsite launch of Daniel Brook’s new book, “The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction,” described as a “technicolor history of the first civil rights movement and its collapse into black and white.” Continue reading »

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Jun 042019
 

The 2018 New Orleans Film Festival opens with a second-line and a showing of “Green Book.” (courtesy of the New Orleans Film Society)

The New Orleans Film Society is gearing up for the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival to be held Oct. 16–23.

All-Access Passes for the festival are now on summer pre-sale with up to a $100 discount at neworleansfilmfestival.org.

Film and screenplay submissions for #NOFF2019 are open through June 21 via this link. The full film and event lineup will be announced in mid-August. Continue reading »

May 312019
 

The Peaches Records building on Magazine Street is a former F.W. Woolworth store and still has the original counter. (Zach Brien, Uptown Messenger)

By Emily Carmichael, Uptown Messenger

Peaches Records, a long-time stalwart of local music, is looking to try its hand at the culinary scene with the revival of the historic F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in its Magazine Street store.

On Monday, June 3, the record store that helped give Cash Money its start will host a Neighborhood Participation Program meeting at Rosa F. Keller Library in Broadmoor. The meeting is part of a process to gain the city’s approval to serve alcoholic beverages, but Peaches owner Shirani Rea also hopes to use it as an opportunity to introduce the project to the community.

The counter at the Peaches remains in its original location at 4318 Magazine St., a former F.W. Woolworth store. The counter was built in 1940, Rea said, but its historical significance dates to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Continue reading »

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May 182019
 

Cyril Neville beats his tambourine, painted in homage to his uncle George Landry, Big Chief Jolly fo the Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Friday marked the beginning of Tipitina’s Free Fridays series, which runs from May 17 to August 30. The series began with one of the most storied families in New Orleans music, the Nevilles. Omari Neville and the Fuel opened the night and his father, Cyril, closed with his band Swamp Funk. This is the first of this series since members of Galactic acquired the venue. Continue reading »

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May 182019
 

Bandzuch residence. (Michael Mantese, New Orleans Architectural Foundation)

The New Orleans Architecture Foundation, in partnership with New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, is holding a self-guided tour of contemporary homes Sunday in the Irish Channel and Lower Garden District.

The tour is May 19 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., beginning at the Modern Market, 1200 Annunciation Street.

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