The Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans will honor Marjorie Bissinger and her daughter, Nancy Bissinger Timm, later this month at its annual Rhythm and Soul Fundraiser.
The New Orleans Recreation Department Commission Advisory Team that covers parks and playgrounds in the District A area is looking for new members before their next meeting later this month.
The 17th “PechaKucha” night in New Orleans — which features speakers who offer brief presentations on a variety of topics — focus on the theme of “Lost and Found” this week at Courtyard Brewery in the Lower Garden District.
First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans will be hosting its inaugural Rummage Fest this Saturday, featuring all sort of merchandise for sale, as well as live piano music and a bake sale.
Our usually right-on-point Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux has been in the news twice this week — first with his remarks that maybe more, better-paid police is not the answer to our crime problems and then about his proposed “divorce” with Police Monitor Susan Hutson. Now it is true that Quatrevaux is white and that Hutson, most of the police and the people they are sworn to protect are not. Does Quatrevaux just see things differently or is there more to his feelings than meets the eye?
Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, who received a Pulitzer Prize for reporting with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal, will be addressing Loyola University’s Class of 2015 during the spring commencement ceremony at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this Saturday.
Loyola’s College of Law will also hold a commencement ceremony. Both events are free and open to the public.
State Reps. Walt Leger, Helena Moreno, and Sen. JP Morrell invite the public to get updated on the current legislative session through a cocktails and politics event Thursday at Publiq House, with a suggested donation in support of Kingsley House.
Green Light New Orleans, a non-profit looking to make the city more environmentally friendly, will give away free spinach today and host a celebration in support of the Give NOLA fundraising efforts.
New Orleans will join the rest of the country in celebrating the first Independent Bookstore Day, just as soon as we get this little thing called Jazz Fest behind us.
Bridge House / Grace House will hold their 20th annual Women of Substance Luncheon next week to honor local women who are role models for those struggling with addiction.
New Orleans College Prep will present its spring concert to honor New Orleans’ musical legacy on Wednesday evening at Cohen High School.
The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans will dedicate Professor Longhair’s former home as a museum o Wednesday in a dedication ceremony complete, of course, with an array of local musicians.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold its annual 5K run Saturday morning at a new location in Audubon Park. A kid’s 1/2 mile run will start an hour later, and all finishers 6th grade and under will receive a free kids’ meal from Raising Cane’s.
Tipitina’s Foundation’s Instruments A Comin’ benefit concert and community festival uses its proceeds to purchase new musical instruments for New Orleans area school band programs. The outdoor event is free and open to the public early next week, and the indoor concert features several performing artists.
John Cummings, Loyola alumnus and retired lawyer, will speak at Loyola about the Whitney Plantation Museum he owns and the role of slavery in Louisiana.
This talk will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 in Nunemaker Auditorium in Loyola’s Monroe Hall.
On Friday, The Loyola University New Orleans Ballet will perform “An Evening of Divertissements”, a program of 19th century ballet, coupled with character dances and original work by local artists.
The performances, directed by Laura Zambrano, will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 in Roussel Hall on Loyola’s campus.
The Junior League of New Orleans will host its tenth annual kitchen tour next weekend, showcasing 12 different kitchens in the Uptown area to raise money for the organization’s programs supporting local families.
Dr. Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo, will give a lecture about the relationship between humans and animals, as seen through ancient Egyptian mummies.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade will celebrate Earth Day festivities in New Orleans this weekend with a festival and Solar Derby in Carrollton’s Palmer Park.