A panel of prosecutors, federal officials, Loyola University professors and social-justice advocates will discuss the United States immigration detention system at Loyola University in an all-day symposium Friday (Nov. 30) called “Dialogues on Detention: Applying Lessons from Criminal Justice Reform to the Immigration Detention System”.
PhotoNOLA, the seventh annual citywide festival of photography, kicks off Thursday (Nov. 29) with opening weekend events through Sunday. More than 40 exhibitions will run throughout December, including openings Saturday in several Uptown galleries.
Tulane University will host a free family concert of “Peter and the Wolf” next week.
Loyola University will premiere “El Nogalar,” a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” set in Mexico, Wednesday (Nov. 28) with five performances running through Dec. 2.
A single-night photo and film exhibit Friday evening will focus on a remote region of Indonesia where a team of health care workers treated over 1,000 people this summer.
Tipitina’s Foundation is presenting three Sunday Youth Music Workshops in December.
The Original Men, Original New Orleans Ladies and Junior Buck Jumpers will start their annual second line on Earhart Boulevard near Carrollton at noon and head down the Washington and Louisiana avenue corridor to finish at Seventh and Dryades in Central City at 4 p.m., according to a route sheet published by Gambit’s Big Red Cotton.
As they handed out hundreds of turkey plates, each with all the fixings, volunteers at the annual Bridge House / Grace House Thanksgiving dinner described Thursday morning as their chance to give back.
“I’ve done this for a few years,” said volunteer Dat Nguyen from the serving line. He added, “My family lives all over the country, so this is my time to help out.”
See below for live coverage, photos and comments from the festival.
Perfect weather, a strong music lineup and an ideal location at one of the most prominent intersections in Uptown New Orleans combined Saturday to draw what by all accounts was the largest crowd yet for the Magazine Street Blues Festival.
Bridge House and Grace House will host a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22, for New Orleans’ homeless population.
Now in its fourth year, the Magazine Street Blues Festival returns to Laurence Square on Saturday with performances by Rockin’ Dopsie, the Soul Rebels and other bands, as well as food trucks, art sales and a kids’ area — all to raise money for a citizens’ group that supports the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District.
Academy of the Sacred Heart will host more than 70 vendors and two book signings during its Avenue Marketplace all day Friday (Nov. 16).
The Fleur De Lys Chamber Orchestra will hold a free performance of works by four Scandinavian composers at 7:30 p.m. tonight at ENCORE Academy, 2301 Marengo Street.
The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival returns this weekend for its sixth year, inviting the city’s best restaurants to show their appreciation for the New Orleans’ signature sandwich — often by reinventing it completely. In addition to the dozens of vendors, live music, history discussions and children’s areas, the festival has again modified its layout on the street to better accommodate the thousands of po-boy enthusiasts.
James Carville and Mary Matalin will co-host “Beyond the Ballot: A Government in Transition,” the Bipartisan Policy Center’s symposium of national political leaders, journalists and other experts Thursday (Nov. 15) at Tulane University.
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio will perform Monday (Nov. 12) at Tulane University as part of the New Orleans Friends of Music series.