Two New Orleans music journalists, Alison Fensterstock and Alex Rawls, will discuss the city’s role in shaping the sound of rock ‘n’ roll on Wednesday evening as part of an ongoing series on the history of New Orleans for its 300th birthday.
New Orleans & Company is hosting its July Job Fest in partnership with District B City Councilmember Jay Banks and . The event is Wednesday, July 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha C. Haley Blvd.
Jobs include Electrical Apprentice for Audubon Nature Institute, Concessions Managers for the Zoo & the Aquarium, and more.
A series of weekly chess classes for elementary and middle-school aged children will start Thursday evening at the Lyons Center.
A new book about the New Orleans Baby Dolls marching groups will be featured at an upcoming launch party that will double as a fundraiser for the “One Book One New Orleans” citywide reading campaign.
Oakland California residents Teila Evans, Destiny Bennett and Zena Dave’ couldn’t be more excited about the 24th Annual Essence Music Festival which opened Thursday and runs through Sunday. “This is our first time to attend Essence. We’ve been planning this trip for months and are going to take in as many activities as possible,” said Evans, who manages client partnerships at a California company called Envoy. Dave’ is a marketing manager and Bennett works in social media. Female professionals are Essence’s target audience.
Since the Essence Festival began in 1994 almost 500,000 people have attended the empowerment seminars and marketplace at the Morial Convention Center, the evening concerts at the Louisiana Superdome and the myriad special events. This year will be no different. The empowerment seminars have become so popular that they are now dubbed the “Essence Empowerment Experience” and will occupy an even larger footprint. Already 70,000 people have signed up for one of the eight conference tracks.
Due to the success of the annual culinary series in other cities, Black Restaurant Week (BRW) has decided to expand to New Orleans. Diners can enjoy casual dining options for $15 to $25 per person, and fine dining options from $35 to $45 per person.
BRW, created in Houston, TX, is a culinary series that celebrates the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine. For one week, New Orleans foodies and local influencers can satisfy their culinary cravings with signature events and restaurant menu specials.
As part of the city’s ongoing 300th birthday celebrations, residents of the Milan area are planning a neighborhood cleanup one morning next month, followed by a party at the Atkinson-Stern Tennis Center in the afternoon.
The Uptown Swingers Social Aid and Pleasure club closed out the second line season on Sunday, June 24 with their annual parade.
The beloved characters from children’s author Mo Willems sing and dance their way through an hour-long vaudevillian romp suitable for the smallest theatre-goers and priced for families.
An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means “very best”) friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She’s even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time.
And so begins a day when anything is possible. Pachydermal peril and swiney suspense ensue! Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, it’s a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre.
“Tee Eva” Perry, who was widely known for both her Magazine Street praline shop and her representation of the New Orleans baby doll tradition, was memorialized Monday night with a second line in her honor after her death last week at age 83.
“The Lost Boys,” the 1987 movie that the New York Times hailed as a “hip, comic twist on classic vampire stories” set in a beachfront California town, will be screened for free Wednesday night on Broad Street as part of the Carpark Cinema film series.
There’s No Place Like Home, presented by Leslie & Scott Jacobs, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter (NOWCS).
The gala on Thursday, May 17 will feature live music by Caren Green & Cornbread and a silent auction. NOWCS will honor Debbie Rees with the inaugural Jackie & Dan Silverman Homeless Champion Award as they celebrate 10 years of service to the community.
YAYA, the non-profit arts community for local children and youth, will host their spring fundraiser Brass ‘N Glass this Friday, May 18. The free event will feature a glass demonstration by Juli Juneau, live music by CoolNasty, and an arts market with work by YAYA artists.
More than 90 musicians will assemble tonight as the New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra to perform Gabriel Faure’s choral masterpiece, “Requiem,” at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church.
The Rotary Club of New Orleans will hold its first-ever wine-tasting competition, “Sippin’ for Scholarships,” tonight to raise money to send seniors from the New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School and other schools to college.