The 2013 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival kicks off with opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. See below for live coverage.
Comedian Bill Cosby and music groups En Vogue and The Commodores will all perform Friday evening at the Xavier University Convocation Center in support of the university’s scholarship fund.
The Fifth Annual Magazine Street Blues Festival in Lawrence Square park on Saturday will feature a music lineup headlined by Rockin’ Dopsie, plus food, an artist’s village and kids’ activities — all in an effort to raise money to support the officers of the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District.
The architect who initiated the Dutch Dialogues on New Orleans water management, a proponent of locally-produced Carnival throws and a Lafitte Greenway advocate will be honored as “Urban Heroes” on Friday evening at the Propeller Incubator in Broadmoor.
While the majority of its venues remain in the Marigny and Bywater areas, the Fringe Festival’s annual celebration of experimental theatre comes Uptown this weekend by way of five locations on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
Sheri Fink, whose book “Five Days at Memorial” recounts the efforts to save lives at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, will speak Wednesday evening as part of this week’s ongoing Jewish Book Festival.
Irvin Mayfield and the Jazz Playhouse Revue will headline the free Central City Festival on O.C. Haley Boulevard on Saturday, topping a lineup of traditional music, Creole food and local vendors showcasing the rebirth of the boulevard.
This weekend’s New Orleans Opera performance of “Noah’s Flood” at Trinity Episcopal Church will include veteran New Orleans news anchor Norman Robinson in the speaking role of God, a cast of professional artists and musicians, and a chorus of students from public and private schools around the city.
The fourth annual Children’s Book Festival will take place on the Latter Library lawn this weekend, with free concert of “music inspired by children’s literature” Friday night and free books and book-related activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Orleans Parish residents can get free native trees, hear a lecture on caring for trees in the yard and buy other plants in a sale Saturday morning at Parkway Partners in Central City.
Public housing and public works will be the topic of a discussion led by labor activist Jay Arena on Saturday morning at the monthly Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast at First Unitarian Universalist Church.
The Holy Name of Jesus School will host its 30th annual Gator Fest this weekend, bringing live music, food, rides and kids’ activities to Calhoun Street.
Lusher Charter School’s rendition of “Hello, Dolly” from this weekend’s production of the musical won the school a $10,000 first-place prize to enhance the school music program in Popeye’s “Love that Music” contest, the school has announced.
If you missed the premiere weekend of Loyola University’s production of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice,” you have a few remaining chances to catch it through Saturday.
The South Broad Community Health clinic — the new healthcare facility opening next year at Washington and Broad — will host a “sneak peek” of their renovated building during a fundraiser Thursday evening.
It’s time again to sample open-faced sandwiches and other delicacies at the annual Scandinavian Festival and Christmas sale this weekend at the Norwegian church in the Garden District in New Orleans.
Poydras Home will hold its 19th annual art show this weekend, with a patron party Friday evening followed by an array of artwork in a historic setting Saturday and Sunday.