Gasa Gasa will be hosting another annual holiday party and second line show today (Sunday, Dec. 27) featuring DJ RQ Away and New Orleans brass bands.
The Mount Zion Lutheran Church is hosting a living nativity scene of Jesus Christ this Saturday, December 19. The event will feature caroling and is free and open to the public.
Trinity Episcopal Church will host the third annual Christmas concert for local sax player and bandleader Calvin Johnson, this Sunday, December 20. The Christmas concert titled “Calvin Johnson with Strings Winter Wonder Jam: a Benefit for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity” is free and will feature special guests Glen David Andrews and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Choir members of Mater Dolorosa and Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ will lead the Carrollton Area Network’s annual holiday caroling at Palmer Park this Sunday, Dec. 20, with free eggnog, hot chocolate, popcorn and other snacks in an effort to support Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center in Broadmoor will feature “Sugar Plum Celebration” this Saturday, Dec. 19, free children’s and teen’s books with holiday treats and activities.
The corner of Freret and Napoleon will once again become a hub of holiday shopping and free music today with the annual Freretstivus sale. The gift market will take place from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature 96 vendors and 2 bands.
The Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel will host a concert this Sunday, December 13, to officially reopen the newly-restored church. The event is free and open to the public and will feature the 14th Archbishop of New Orleans, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond.
The St. Alphonsus Catholic Church will host an Irish Christmas party presented by the Irish Network New Orleans (IN-NOLA) this Saturday, December 12. The event is free for IN-NOLA members and children, and members may bring guests for $10 per guest.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will host a free Christmas concert this Saturday, Dec. 12, featuring performances by The Shades of Praise Gospel Choir, pianist Mark Coleman, and guitarist Todd Duke. The concert will be free and open to the public.
The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) will host two youth holiday performances in Uptown this week. The events will feature students ages 6 to 18 performing dances learned throughout the semester, as well as excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite danced by pre-professional students of the nationally award-winning NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance.
Additionally, NOBA invites students ages 6 to 18 to register for free after-school dance classes for the spring semester.
Despite construction underway on nearly every major transporation artery in Uptown New Orleans less than two months away from Mardi Gras, the City Council approved a 2016 parade schedule this week that suggests krewes follow their traditional routes.
Bounce + Belly Dance Fitness will hold a pop-up class on Freret Street this Saturday, Dec. 5. This one-hour pop-up dance/fitness collaboration merges the support for unique neighborhood business ventures in dance wellness/adult performance and creative real-estate buying.
The New Orleans Public Library Children’s Resource Center on Napoleon Avenue will celebrate the holidays this weekend with free books for young readers and teens, live music, games, crafts and refreshments.