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.
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.
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.
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.
Gasa Gasa will be hosting David Bowie: A Tribute this Sunday, Feb. 14. Doors are open from 6 p.m. until close, and admission is $8.
The Krewe of Zulu celebrated 100 years since its incorporation and the Krewe of Rex explored the world’s royal gardens to close out the 2016 Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday on St. Charles Avenue.
The Krewe of Proteus presented the “Hindu Heavens” and the Krewe of Orpheus explored “The Wizard’s Bestiary” as both rolled on the Uptown route for Lundi Gras.
Gunfire broke out Sunday night on St. Charles Avenue in the crowd gathered to watch the Krewe of Bacchus roll, but no one was injured in the shooting, New Orleans police said.
The Krewe of Okeanos “put on a fright,” the Krewe of Mid-City delivered “champagne wishes and foil-wrapped kisses,” and the Krewe of Thoth showed off “things with wings” as all three rolled under spotless blue Sunday morning skies on the Uptown route.
The white-gloved ladies of the Krewe of Iris showed the Uptown parade route how “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” on Saturday, followed by a frolicking tour of New Orleans neighborhoods by the naughty friars of the Krewe of Tucks.
The Krewe of Hermes performed Shakespeare on the Avenues, Le Krewe d’Etat brought its blend of satire and skeletal spectacle, and the Krewe of Morpheus took a New Orleans “staycation” as all three rolled on the Uptown route Friday night.
The krewes of Babylon, Chaos and Muses presented parade-goers with three different visions of Carnival on Friday night — Babylon’s meditation on antiquity, Chaos’ no-holds-barred satire, and Muses’ blend of visual spectacle and social commentary.
The Krewe of Ancient Druids put on their “best behavior” — satirizing controversy over previous year’s floats by replacing them with mostly generic images — while the Krewe of Nyx celebrated their fifth birthday with a series of puns around the number ‘5.’
St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church will host its 22nd Annual Jazz Service this Sunday, Feb. 7. The service, led by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, begins at 9 a.m. at the church, located at 7100 St. Charles Ave. The worship service is free and open to all, and a king cake reception will follow.
On Sunday afternoon four parades rolled along the uptown route, Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale, Krewe of Carrollton, Krewe of King Arthur and Krewe of Alla. Femme Fatale sought thrill with their theme “The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale Visits Theme Parks.” Carrollton rolled with the theme “A Krewe for All Seasons,” each float representing a time of year. King Arthur kept things secret with the theme “King Arthur’s Classified Information.” Alla got in touch with their patriotic side, rolling with the theme “A Salute to American Icons.”