The New Orleans Opera Association will hold a round table discussion this weekend about the upcoming performance of the Marriage of Figaro.
The Neighborhood Development Foundation, which seeks to increase home ownership among moderate-income families in New Orleans, is hosting its 20th anniversary “House Party” fundraiser this weekend.
The Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans will open its facilities this weekend and give the public the opportunity to try out French classes, register for the Spring session and meet current teachers and students.
The Preservation Resource Center is hosting a shotgun house tour through the Irish Channel and Garden District neighborhoods this weekend.
Loyola University will host a free screening today of The Francis Effect, a documentary about Pope Francis, followed by a panel discussion with Catholic scholars.
If you give a New Orleanian a festival, they will probably want some music to go with it. Without too much trouble, blues or brass ensembles will appear on a nearby stage and perform. And the New Orleanian will shake a leg, strut, and possibly queue a second line. This will surely take place outdoors, so, the New Orleanian will require loose fitting colorful clothing, hopefully some sunscreen, and ample regional fare found in fresh, seasonal food and craft beverages. But most importantly they will require dollar bills. Copious quantities of cold, hard cash. After all, even the free-est of festivals aren’t really free, are they?
De La Salle High School is collaborating with St. Paul’s School and Archbishop Rummel High School to host the second annual “Team Up Against Violence” peace rally at Notre Dame Seminary.
The Freedom Fighters, a community organization leading the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Mo., will host a panel this week at Tulane University about fair wages and racial justice with New Orleans fast food workers as part of the Show Me 15 campaign.
Children can learn about St. Joseph’s Day altars, as well as decorating and eating cannoli, on Saturday when the Southern Food and Beverage Museum offers its free monthly admission to Louisiana families.
The Ashe Cultural Arts Center will host the fourth annual Redd Linen Night this weekend to celebrate the legacy of its co-founder, visual artist Douglas Redd.
Loyola University will host Tulane University anthropology professor Christopher Rodning for a lecture called “Fort San Juan: (1568) and Found (2013).”
Loyola University will be holding an invitational band festival today, with Colonel John Bourgeois joining the Loyola University Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m. for a free, public concert.
The Junior Committee of the Women’s Guild for the New Orleans Opera Association will host a spring party for children.
On Thursday, churches across the greater New Orleans area celebrated St. Joseph’s Day. A celebration originated in New Orleans’ Sicilian community, the day pays homage to St. Joseph who, according to legend, saved Sicily from famine during the Middle Ages. St. Stephen’s church on Napoleon avenue had an elaborate altar while also serving free food outside the church.
Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans will host its wildly popular fundraising street party, the 16th annual Fête Française, on Saturday, featuring various musical performances and restaurants providing food and drink with a French flair.
Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law will partner this weekend with the ABA Journal and the Louisiana State Bar Association to host “Hackcess to Justice Louisiana 2015: A Social Justice Hackathon.”
As a part of its Biever Lecture Series, Loyola University is hosting a talk Thursday called “The Environment’s Challenge to Religion” given by philosophy professor Robert McKim.
The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will host their 3rd annual “Jazzin’ on Jackson” benefit Thursday evening at St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center. The gala will feature live music by Philip Manuel and special guests, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction. Funds from Jazzin’ on Jackson will go toward providing programs and services for the seniors of Mercy Endeavors Senior Center.