The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center is one step closer to moving out of the old St. Alphonsus convent and into a new home, after recently breaking ground on the new facility on Jackson Avenue.
The Nix Public Library and Carrollton Area Network (CAN) are inviting all amateur shutterbugs to submit photos that capture the “Spirit of Carrollton” for their 2015 photo contest.
Academics and artists alike will gather on Saturday afternoon at Tulane University to celebrate the life of the New Orleans-born “Queen of Gospel,” Mahalia Jackson, with panel discussions and a concert in her honor featuring some of the city’s most celebrated musicians.
The Freret Market will make its annual spring reappearance Saturday afternoon, and it will be followed by a showcase of music, art and film at a variety of venues along the corridor into Saturday evening.
ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy will be hosting its second annual “Chili in the Channel” cookoff this Saturday, raising money for end-of-the-year college trips for ReNEW students.
Maple Leaf Bar is hosting a night of music, spoken word, and comedy this Saturday night (Mar. 7) in support of CommensenseNOLA, an advocacy group that works towards legalizing marijuana.
The second annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will be held this Saturday at Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center in New Orleans. The event will feature over 70 participants exhibiting their creations, and proceeds will benefit the academic program of the presenting sponsor and nonprofit beneficiary Bricolage Academy.
Students from ReNew Cultural Arts Academy in the Irish Channel will recreate the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” — but informed by current events — in a march on Constance Street on Friday afternoon, school officials said.
Loyola University’s College of Law will host a discussion framing low-wage jobs and prison labor as a reintroduction of slavery in a conference called “Work in the South: Dixie Cotton, American Steel and a Hurricane Named Katrina – A Reinvention of Bondage” this Friday and Saturday.
The New Orleans chapter of Bread for the World will be holding its 34th annual Walk for the Hungry on Saturday morning (March 7). The 4-mile walk starts at Holy Name of Jesus School, and a T-shirt is included in the entry fee.
Rickey Mathews, president of and publisher of NOLA Media Group, parent company of The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com, will speak Thursday at the Loyola University School of Mass Communication’s lecture “Digital Innovations and the Future of Journalism.”
Keith Sonnier, a postminimalist, performance, video and light artist, will speak about the development of his art at Loyola University this week as a part of the Mark Grote Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
New Orleans Opera Association’s Women’s Guild and Junior Committee will host an opera orientation and roundtable discussion Sunday.
Novelist Lorrie Moore, author of “A Gate at the Stairs” and a finalist for the Story Prize, will give a public reading from her work this week as this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Tulane University.
Opera star and 2001 Loyola graduate Bryan Hymel will return to campus Sunday afternoon to celebrate the release of his debut CD Héroïque with a free performance and discussion about his experience creating it.
Dillard University host a public forum Saturday morning on providing safe school environments for children, especially as the Recovery School District moves forward with plans to rebuild Booker T. Washington High School on the site of the former Silver City dump in Central City.
With the Lenten season now upon us, Friday-evening fried-fish dinners will resume at the Blessed Pauline Center this week, parish officials said.
Loyola University will host the Valentina Kozlova International Semifinal Ballet Competition this weekend, as well as master classes by the Soviet-born dancer from the Bolshoi Ballet who defected more than 35 years ago.
The Ashé Power House will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with live performances by The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Jupiter Funk, Tank and the Bangas, and more.