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.
Toby Miller, a social scientist and author, will speak at Tulane tonight about uses for electronic waste.
On Sunday afternoon, plumes of feathers, the ring of tambourines and the vibrant colors of Mardi Gras Indians’ hand-stitched suits filled the streets of Central City under pristine blue skies. Mardi Gras Indians from all over the city met at A.L. Davis park on LaSalle and Washington for the annual Super Sunday celebration.
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet will speak Monday night as a part of Loyola University’s Ed Renwick Lecture Series.
The BUKU Music + Art Project came to a close Saturday evening (Mar. 14) with performances by Raury,Ghostface Killah with BADBADNOTGOOD, and ILoveMakonnen, as well as performances by Passion Pit, Bassnectar and other acts.
The BUKU 2015 experience opened at Mardi Gras World last night (Mar. 13) with performances by Empire of the Sun, Gramtik, as well as Jamie Jones. Other performances included Musa, Thomas Jack, and Flosstradamus.
The Nix Library will be hosting several different events in the month of March, which will include a career workshop with Jessica Rareshide and also a wine tasting and poetry reading by Nigirerian poet Niyi Osundare.
The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center is one step closer to moving out of the old St. Alphonsus convent and into a new home, after recently breaking ground on the new facility on Jackson Avenue.
The Nix Public Library and Carrollton Area Network (CAN) are inviting all amateur shutterbugs to submit photos that capture the “Spirit of Carrollton” for their 2015 photo contest.
Academics and artists alike will gather on Saturday afternoon at Tulane University to celebrate the life of the New Orleans-born “Queen of Gospel,” Mahalia Jackson, with panel discussions and a concert in her honor featuring some of the city’s most celebrated musicians.
The Freret Market will make its annual spring reappearance Saturday afternoon, and it will be followed by a showcase of music, art and film at a variety of venues along the corridor into Saturday evening.
ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy will be hosting its second annual “Chili in the Channel” cookoff this Saturday, raising money for end-of-the-year college trips for ReNEW students.
Maple Leaf Bar is hosting a night of music, spoken word, and comedy this Saturday night (Mar. 7) in support of CommensenseNOLA, an advocacy group that works towards legalizing marijuana.
The second annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will be held this Saturday at Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center in New Orleans. The event will feature over 70 participants exhibiting their creations, and proceeds will benefit the academic program of the presenting sponsor and nonprofit beneficiary Bricolage Academy.