ClawCrib, a safer system for boiling crawfish, is teaming up with Southern Hospitality Catering to host “Tchoup, Drop & Roll”, a fundraiser in support of fire safety. The event will take place on Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Tchoupitoulas Yard & Zanzabar Annex, located at Tchoupitoulas & Third Streets, and proceeds will benefit Friends of the New Orleans Fire Department.
New Orleans band Cha Wa held a memorial show for Steve Malinowski, the band’s pianist who recently passed away. The tribute took place at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street on Wednesday, June 22.
Malinowski controlled stages with ambidextrous skill and an infectious grin. The New York native died on Friday, June 17, less than a week before his 26th birthday.
The 3rd Annual NOLA Caribbean Festival, a celebration of Caribbean culture, will take place this Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Roux Carre, located at 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
The festival will feature vendors offering Caribbean-themed food, drinks, arts and crafts, along with 11 hours of top local and international music artists.
New Orleans Elite, a youth basketball organization, and #504KidsLivesMatter Mentoring Program will host their first annual “Get Fit” Fundraiser on Saturday, June 18 at the Rosenwald Recreation Center. The event will feature a Zumba class, DJ, and refreshments, and proceeds will go to programs and classes for local males ages 12 to 15.
The courtyard of Dat Dog on Freret Street will be named the official gathering place for the Krewe of Freret in a dedication ceremony today that will also serve as a membership drive for the krewe and a fundraiser for the Son of a Saint organization.
Parkway Pakery, Tracey’s Bar, and other local po-boy shops will host a Po-Boy Street Party to support the recovery of Guy’s Po-Boys after two fires and a car crash (see Magazine Street crash sends truck into Guy’s Po-Boys). The party will take place on Saturday, June 18 at Guy’s, located at 5259 Magazine Street, from 12 to 4 p.m.
The City of New Orleans will host a community listening session on Wednesday, June 15 to launch #EquityNewOrleans, a citywide initiative to assess the role of equity in City government. The session will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ashé Powerhouse Theater, located at 1731 Baronne Street.
StayLocal, Greater New Orleans’ independent business alliance, will host NOLA Know-How, an event to showcase business-to-business (B2B) companies. The free event takes place on Thursday, June 16 at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market and will feature TED-style talks by local business thought leaders based on the theme “Survival of the Fittest”.
Audubon Zoo will host Dinner and a ZOOvie, a weekly series featuring a family-friendly movie and food trucks inside the Zoo.
The featured movie for Friday, June 10 (tonight) is “Inside Out”, while Ironsides, Burgers Ya Heard, and La Concinita will be the food trucks.
New Beginnings Schools Foundation will host a Teacher Recruitment event on Wednesday, June 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resume for possible on-site interviews.
The NOPD and McDonald’s restaurant owners will host “Coffee with Cops” this Saturday, June 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. At the event, community members get the chance to meet the officers who serve in their neighborhood, and enjoy a free cup of coffee as well.
WYES will pay homage to Chef Paul Prudhomme with a tribute dinner on Friday, June 3, which will include an open bar, four-course menu created by Chef Ryan Hughes of Purloo, and tribute video from Chef Prudhomme’s close friends, family and colleagues.
New Orleans Public Library will kick off their Summer Reading Program with snacks, activities, and free books at their library locations. The Uptown celebrations will take place on Friday, June 3 in Central City and Saturday, June 4 in Broadmoor.
The Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants & Business Association will host First Fridays on the Boulevard this Friday, June 3. The monthly event features art exhibits, live music, food and drink specials from restaurants, and more, starting in the afternoon.
The Historic District Landmarks Commission staff is hosting an informative stroll in the Uptown New Orleans area this Thursday evening, May 26, in celebration of National Preservation Month.
The Martin Wine Cellar location on Baronne Street will host an anniversary open house event this Tuesday, May 24 to celebrate the exact date the original Martin’s location on Baronne Street opened in 1946. The event is free and open to the public and will feature live music, giveaways, and hors d’oeuvres.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host the Bayou Bell Choir from Lake Charles on Saturday afternoon, playing over 18 selections of songs from favorite films and Broadway stages. The free hour program will be followed by a brief question and answer period and reception with refreshments.
The New Orleans Film Society and the Coliseum Square Association will continue their annual early-summer love affair with the free outdoor showing of another cult film, “The Princess Bride,” on Saturday evening.