Dec 172015
 
(via New Orleans Opera)

(via New Orleans Opera)

The annual Hansel & Gretel Children’s Opera, hosted by the Junior Committee of the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera,will be a 45-minute costumed performance by the MetroPelican Opera. The event will take place Sunday, December 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Opera Guild Home, located at 2504 Prytania Street.

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Dec 152015
 
Third Annual Calvin Johnson christmas concert

(courtesy of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity)

 

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. Continue reading »

Dec 152015
 
The shade structure at Palmer Park. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The shade structure at Palmer Park. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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. Continue reading »

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Dec 132015
 

Sugar Plum celebration Rosa F. Keller

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.  Continue reading »

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Dec 122015
 
A shopper at the Frereststivus market in December 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

A shopper at the Frereststivus market in December 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

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. Continue reading »

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Dec 102015
 
(via irishnetworkneworleans.org)

(via irishnetworkneworleans.org)

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. Continue reading »

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Dec 082015
 
St. Paul's UCC christmas concert

(via St. Paul’s United Church of Christ )

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. Continue reading »

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Dec 072015
 
(via New Orleans Ballet Association)

(via New Orleans Ballet Association)

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.  Continue reading »

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Dec 042015
 
 Families navigate around the construction area on Napoleon Avenue to clamor for beads from the Krewe of Carrollton in January 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Families navigate around the construction area on Napoleon Avenue to clamor for beads from the Krewe of Carrollton in January 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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. Continue reading »

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(courtesy of Bounce Fitness)

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. Continue reading »

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Dec 032015
 

Gloria Steinem as photographed by Annie Leibowitz (via octaviabooks.com)

Gloria Steinem as photographed by Annie Leibowitz (via octaviabooks.com)

Author and women’s-rights advocate Gloria Steinem will discuss her new memoir, “My Life on the Road,” in an appearance Sunday at the Jewish Community Center, presented by Octavia Books. Continue reading »

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