American Horror Story’s Naomi Grossman and local comedian D.J. Dougg Pound will be performing at the 8th Annual New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, which begins Wednesday evening at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street.
Now, members of the association are carrying her legacy forward, marrying that love of parades with her quest to build shade structures in the neighborhood’s park by creating a new “Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou” that plans to roll through the Irish Channel starting in 2016.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will once again fill St. Charles Avenue with up to 16,000 runners on Sunday morning, as well as four music stages to entertain them on the journey.
Children can decorate doughnut king cakes and learn about the history of the traditional Mardi Gras dessert Saturday morning at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, with free admission for Louisiana families.
The National Organization of Minority Architects will be holding its first annual year-end retrospective this evening (Thursday, Jan. 22) at the Tulane City Center on Baronne Street. The reception will celebrate achievements in 2014 and also look forward to launching programs and events in 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Midway Pizza will be hosting its second annual “Pizza for Peace” event all day today (Jan. 21). Midway Pizza will donate 20 percent of its sales to SilenceIsViolence Peace Clinics, and the event will feature performances by SIV Peace Clinics music students and victim resource distribution.
Green Light New Orleans, the nonprofit that installs energy-efficient light bulbs in area homes, recently installed its 500,000th compact fluorescent lamp, and is throwing a party tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 20) at Carrollton Station to celebrate.
The Krewe of Carrollton Carnival Club will host its Royal Walkabout this Saturday night, proceeding down Oak street with the Krewe of Carrollton’s King and Queen on a mini float led by a brass band.
Firelei Baez, one of the artists featured in the ongoing citywide Prospect.3 series of exhibits, will host a discussion of Junot Diaz’s novel “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” tonight at the Nix Library in Carrollton.
New Orleans’ Jazz Fest announced the 2015 lineup through a promotional video. Headliners include Elton John, Ed Sheeran, and Lady Gaga. Tickets to Jazz Fest will go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 13) through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m.
— New Orleans JazzFest (@jazzfest) January 9, 2015
With the 2015 JazzFest lineup set about to be revealed on Monday, my thoughts have escalated into the unknown and the possible for who and what might appear this season. In the past my notions have been met with mild success, what with HangoutFest and its line-up, now firmly affixed in mid-May, often casting a who’s who of who isn’t playing JazzFest. Somehow I feel like this is my year. The Who / Joan Jett are touring ensemble at this time with a mysterious void in their tour around JazzFest, same with Hozier and Wilco; so to say they’re all candidates exceeds likelihood. As such, I shall humbly exclude them from my top 10. Therefore without further delay: prognosticate this!
The Du Mois Gallery on Freret Street will host an opening reception this evening (Saturday, Jan. 10) for a new exhibit of work by Craig Berthold and Mark Grote entitled “La Isla Misteriosa.”
New Orleans attorney Stuart H. Smith will be at the Garden District Book Shop tonight (Thursday, Jan. 8) to sign his upcoming book Crude Justice: How I fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America.
Tuesday night, the Phunny Phorty Phellows rang in the 2015 Carnival season with their annual ride on the St. Charles avenue street car. Large crowds gathered at the Oak Street streetcar barn to see the Phellows depart down the line. The Phellows are a Mardi Gras crew that dates back all the way to 1878.
With those other holidays already behind us, the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line will yet again host the kickoff of the Carnival season with the annual Twelfth Night ride of the Phunny Phorty Phellows.
Today (Wednesday, Dec. 31) is the last day for neighborhood groups and other organizations to turn in applications to host a Movies in the Park event in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission during the spring season, which starts in March.
The life, passions, and humorous spirit of late comedian and activist Jonah Bascle — who died Dec. 2 from complications concerning muscle dystrophy — were honored Sunday by a memorial march with Mardi Gras zest and joy, a re-enactment of the protest that marked his run for mayor and a roast in Bascle’s home-base comedy club on Freret Street.
Family and friends of comedian and activist Jonah Bascle have planned a memorial march Sunday in his honor after his Dec. 2 death from complications relating to muscular dystrophy, concluding at his home-base comedy club on Freret Street for a roast to celebrate his humorous spirit.
Stone Rabbit, 35 PSI, and Voltra Volta will all perform at Gasa Gasa Friday night (Dec. 26) as part of Stone Star Productions benefit concert for CASA New Orleans (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). The event will feature raffle prizes and live painting.
The Israelite Baptist Church in Central City is producing a live nativity scene next week, supported by City Councilwoman Stacy Head, the NOPD Sixth District, the Central City Partnership, the Young Men Olympians Benevolent Association and others.