Oct 052018
 

Three Weekends of das Oktoberfest!

German beers on tap at Deutsches Haus’ Oktoberfest

German beers on tap at Deutsches Haus’ Oktoberfest (Kristine Froeba)

Prost! Deutsches Haus and Oktoberfest are back in town.

Das Deutsches Haus, New Orleans’ German cultural and heritage center, aka the German house, is back in the city proper and celebrating Oktoberfest. This year marks the organizations 90th anniversary and its inaugural Oktoberfest at its new location in Mid-City.

If you think about it, it makes perfect sense that New Orleanians celebrate the most Bavarian of holidays down on dah bayou—Bayou St. John to be exact. Continue reading »

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Oct 052018
 

Join Us for The Party of the Season!

5th Annual Greenway Soirée benefitting Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Demetric Mercadel & Parkway Bakery’s Justin Kennedy at 5th Greenway Soirée (Photo Credit: InstaPix Photography)

Thoughtfully located trailside, the 6th Annual Greenway Soirée will return to the Cellar on St. Louis—an adaptively repurposed warehouse venue overlooking the Lafitte Greenway. The Soirée for Friends of Lafitte Greenway is tonight, October 5, from 6 to 11 p.m. and is expected to bring together some of the best in food, drink, and entertainment for an evening of celebration.

via Friends of Lafitte Greenway

The Soirée will feature musical entertainment by Mario Abney and the Abney Effect and DJ Slick Leo. Proceeds from the event will support Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s work to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.

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Oct 022018
 

Corey Henry plays trombone with Galactic during their Halloween show at Tipitina’s on October 28. Galactic and the Soul Rebels will play a benefit show at Tipitina’s on October 4 for victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com

On Thursday, October 4, Galactic and The Soul Rebels will perform at Tipitina’s in a benefit show for victims of Hurricane Florence, a category four hurricane that hit North Carolina and the east coast in September. The storm caused upwards of $38 billion in damage according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading »

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Sep 252018
 

Urban Conservancy logoA philanthropic fall event series—named “trepwork for good” and hosted by trepwise & Eiffel Society—highlights two local non-profits monthly with Pay it Forward Happy Hour events to increase awareness and fundraising opportunities for each participating organization.

This month’s event will have a “Community Sustainability” theme and will showcase two sustainability-driven non-profits: Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Urban Conservancy. Continue reading »

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Sep 182018
 

“The God Inside My Ear,” which was filmed in Louisiana, will open the eighth annual Horror Film Fest on Thursday at the Prytania Theatre. (publicity photo)

By Nicholas Reimann for UptownMessenger.com

It may still be over a month to Halloween, but the NOLA Horror Film Fest is set to bring in some scares a little earlier as it opens for its eighth annual event Thursday at the Prytania Theatre. Continue reading »

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Sep 172018
 

Volunteers paint a new bike lane near the ferry terminal on Canal Street. (photo via Bike Easy on Facebook)

By Samuel Kahn, Loyola Student News Service

Bike lanes are being added to Baronne Street by safety-vest wearing volunteers to demonstrate how bike lanes promote bike riding and bike safety as New Orleans hosts the 20th Walk Bike Places conference this week. Continue reading »

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Sep 142018
 


Dr. Oliver Sartor, center, medical director of the Tulane Cancer Center, holds a sign at the start of the 2017 NOLA Bluedoo run with former New Orleans Saints linebacker and NFL Hall-of-Famer Rickey Jackson, left, and A.P. Sanchez, president of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. (submitted photo)

One thousand runners are expected to dash across the Tulane Uptown campus on Saturday evening as part of the Fifth Annual Blue Doo Run, a fundraiser for prostate cancer research. Continue reading »

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Aug 252018
 

Queen Keri Lee, left, and King Robustus XXXII Paul Bel, right, lead the Krewe of O.A.K. back down Oak street to the Maple Leaf Bar for their ball. The 31st annual parade rolled with the theme “Hard Oak for your Tongue and Groove.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Outrageous and Kinky (O.A.K) rolled their 31st annual midsummer Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, August 25. The parade began at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak, down Oak, left on Carrollton and stopped at Palmer Park. They finished back at the Maple Leaf where O.A.K. held their ball. O.A.K.’s theme this year was “Hard Oak for your Tongue and Groove.” Their King Robustus XXXII was Paul Bel and queen was Keri Lee. Bel, a contractor, maintains Jacque-Imo’s and part of the Maple Leaf.

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Aug 212018
 

A happy hour fundraiser tonight at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue will benefit two New Orleans education nonprofits, one that recruits more black male teachers to provide positive role models in the classroom, and one that promotes success in science and technology. Continue reading »

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Aug 072018
 

Aaron Ackerson flips sausages on the grill for Vaucresson during the 2017 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

This year’s Oak Street Po-Boy Festival will take place Sunday, Nov. 11, and will continue requiring a $5 wristband for po-boy purchases under new management from the founder of the Bayou Boogaloo in Mid-City, organizers announced Tuesday.

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend, and more than 50 varieties of po-boys will be available. For more information, see the full event announcement from the Oak Street merchants’ association: Continue reading »

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Aug 072018
 

The Pitot House Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair will show what it might have been like to live in New Orleans’ earliest settlement on the banks of Bayou St. John 300 years ago, especially connections to Native Americans, with demonstrations, entertainment, storytelling, re-enactments, children’s activities and tours of the historic Pitot House, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday August 11.

Children of all ages, parents and adults are invited to experience this one-day special event featuring more than twenty local artisans and craftsmen at work using centuries-old techniques, including re-enactors in period costume.
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Jul 302018
 

(via NOLA Caribbean Festival)

The NOLA Caribbean Festival will celebrate the pulsating rhythms of Soca music and mouth-watering tastes of Trinidadian street food this Saturday night.

Their Soca Fête Mini Festival will feature top Caribbean DJs, New Orleans DJ Raj Smoove, and international Soca artist Imani Ray. The event is set for Saturday, August 4, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Roux Carré, 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Continue reading »

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Jul 232018
 

Magazine Street’s annual summertime shindig — now called “Moonlight on Magazine” after years as the “Cool Down Block Party” — returns this weekend with a special birthday performance by jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis showcasing his new album, alongside a host of late-evening shopping and dining specials from local businesses.

The party runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday (July 28) on the 3900 to 4600 blocks of Magazine Street, between Austerlitz and Valence streets.

“Shops and restaurants will be staying open late and celebrating with complimentary drinks and appetizers, live music, special sales and exclusive activities,” according to the event announcement from Magazine Street Merchants. “Explore Magazine Street by moonlight, discover new favorite shops and rediscover old favorites while supporting local businesses.”

Marsalis will perform at Peaches Records. Other events during the party include live glassblowing demonstrations by Pollack Glass Studio and karaoke at Buddha Belly. The New Orleans Public Library Bookmobile will put in an appearance for kids, and Tipitina’s and the House of Blues will also participate.

See the list of participating businesses below:

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Jul 232018
 

StayLocal is hosting a free “Office Hours” consultation Thursday featuring local experts in marketing and technology, as part of its broader effort to encourage New Orleans businesses to seek these services from firms in the city. Continue reading »

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Jul 162018
 

(image via the New Orleans Public Library on Facebook)

Two New Orleans music journalists, Alison Fensterstock and Alex Rawls, will discuss the city’s role in shaping the sound of rock ‘n’ roll on Wednesday evening as part of an ongoing series on the history of New Orleans for its 300th birthday. Continue reading »

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