Mar 142016
 
(via Alliance Française)

(via Alliance Française)

Alliance Française will host Speak Easy Language Exchange at Avenue Pub this Tuesday, March 15. The event will be a “speed-dating”-style evening of language exchange during International Francophonie month. Attendees will have the chance to network with other francophones and improve their French and/or English with native speakers.

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Mar 122016
 
Members of the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club pack Magazine street from curb to curb during the 66th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club parade on Saturday, March 12. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club pack Magazine street from curb to curb during the 66th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club parade on Saturday, March 12. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day club held their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 12. This year, the parade took a different route, beginning on Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas, going down Magazine to Jackson avenue and finishing on Jackson and Tchoupitoulas.

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Mar 112016
 
Raury performs on the Power Plant stage at BUKU in 2015. (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger.com)

Raury performs on the Power Plant stage at BUKU in 2015. (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger.com)

The threat of dangerous conditions from the storm causing deep flooding around Louisiana on Friday morning may have closed most schools in New Orleans, but two major weekend events — the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Irish Channel, and Buku festival in the Lower Garden District — are still scheduled to proceed despite the rain. Continue reading »

Mar 112016
 
Kristine Froeba

Kristine Froeba

The Irish House Pub, St. Patrick’s Day, Tracey’s, Parasol’s, Street Parties, and Parades! 

It’s that time again. Green Beer. Green Hair. Green Everything. Cabbages flying. Jameson poured straight from the floats. Street parties. Corned Beef and Cabbage. Even Corned Beef and Cabbage PoBoys.

New Orleans and Uptown’s proud love of their Irish Heritage will be on display all week. Expect the NYPD, NYFD, and Chicago police department to join the party in uniformed kilts. For a few days, our historic Irish Channel will once again be Irish, if not exactly authentic, then at least New Orleans’ own brand of Irish. Along the parade routes, expect to see ladies of all ages kissing marching club members in exchange for paper flowers and grandmothers going long to catch hurled cabbages and the accompanying carrots and potatoes. Continue reading »

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Mar 102016
 
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The Jewish Community Center will celebrate Purim with its 47th annual Adloyadah. The carnival takes place on Sunday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at their Uptown facility, located at 5342 St. Charles Ave. The free and open event will offer music, food, games, and activities for all ages. Continue reading »

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Mar 092016
 

Audubon Charter School will host its annual fundraising soirée this Saturday, March 12from 7 to 10 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Back on Broadway” as to commemorate the lower school’s return to its newly renovated campus on Broadway Street. Soirée proceeds directly benefit Audubon’s unique academic programs and the over 800 children that the school serves. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 
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On Tuesday, March 8, Poydras Home will host Executive Vice President Sharon Johnson of the Hearthstone Institute of Boston as she presents “Friends for Life”. The speaking event’s topic will be “strategies to manage difficult behaviors and to increase positive communication when your loved-one has dementia”. Continue reading »

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Mar 022016
 
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A neighborhood leaders roundtable on public safety this Saturday, March 5 will feature Chief Michael Harrison speaking about the NOPD’s new deployment strategy to place 94 more officers on New Orleans streets. The public safety millage on the ballot for voter consideration on April 9 will also be addressed because proceeds from the millage could be used to hire and pay for additional police officers, as well as to pay firefighters pension fund. Continue reading »

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Mar 012016
 
Dead Man Walking: The Opera symposium

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The Loyola University College of Law will be hosting a free symposium this Thursday, March 3, about the Dead Man Walking opera that is premiering in Louisiana on Friday, March 4, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. The symposium’s panelists will feature Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty author Sister Helen Prejean and New Orleans Opera General & Artistic Director Robert Lyall. Continue reading »

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Feb 262016
 
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The 3rd Annual Chili In The Channel cook-off competition & celebration takes place this Saturday February 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ReNEW SciTech Academy in the Irish Channel. Tickets for the event will be sold at the front gate, and proceeds will support programs for ReNEW Schools students. Continue reading »

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Feb 152016
 
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Loyola University New Orleans University will be hosting a presentation this Wednesday, Feb. 17 that will use data collected during more than 25 years of excavation and analysis of sacrificial sites on the north coast of Peru. The lecture will be by Ph.D. John Verano of the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University, and admission and parking on campus is free to the public. Continue reading »

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