When Southern Rep opens its production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” at Loyola University this week, tickets sold for preview shows Wednesday and Thursday will benefit Children’s Hospital.
With little more than a a day of voting remaining, St. Michael Special School in the Irish Channel is in the lead to win a $10,000 event from Windsor Court hotel.
The Soul Rebels, students from the Trombone Shorty Academy, and a Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will play a free concert at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium next week, with a suggested donation of a new toy that will be given to children from the Treme neighborhood during the holiday season.
Musician Kermit Ruffins will headline a free fundraiser Thursday evening for the Kingsley House in the Lower Garden District.
With wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, the Sibley Gallery on Magazine Street will host the Seventh Annual Uncork the Cure fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Thursday evening.
Big Sam’s Funky Nation will headline a fundraising celebration Friday night at NOLA Brewing for The Roots of Music, an educational project that trains New Orleans schoolchildren to play the city’s traditional music.
A photography show featuring the work of children living with cancer will open Thursday evening at the Du Mois Gallery on Freret Street, and will be accompanied by a silent auction of work by other artists to benefit the program.
The Encore Shop’s annual “Fall into Fashion” fundraiser in support of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will be held Tuesday evening at an Audubon Boulevard home, organizers announced.
The Junior League of New Orleans will hold its second annual Freret 5K on Saturday morning, sending runners up the commercial corridor and through the university area, with an after party catered by some of Freret’s great restaurants.
The race starts and ends in the Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Store parking lot at 4645 Freret Street, just down from the Uptown Messenger offices at 4609 Freret. We’ll be out, cheering on the runners and enjoying the Samuel Green Charter School band, so stop by and say hello on your way to the race.
Tuesday night will feature block parties all across the Uptown area as neighborhood groups, churches and others celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime.
The New Birth Brass Band will lead participants in a second line benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness this Saturday (Oct. 11) in Audubon Park. The 5th Annual NAMIWalks will include a performance by Charmaine Neville prior to the second line and a community celebration in the park after the second line.
On Tuesday afternoon, UNITY of Greater New Orleans will commemorate founder Dr. Everett Williams’ birthday by celebrating The Dr. Everett and Melva Williams Building, UNITY of Greater New Orleans’ permanent supportive housing building.
The “Light Up the Night” garden party at a home on St. Charles Avenue will raise money on Friday evening for Lighthouse Louisiana, a nonprofit organization that serves the blind and visually impaired.
The Freret Neighborhood Center and the NOLA TimeBank are partnering to create a lending library of home-repair tools for Uptown residents, and Gasa Gasa is hosting a party this evening to help raise money for the project.
The former Benjamin Banneker campus will become home to KIPP Believe Primary this month, returning open-admissions elementary education to the Carrollton corridor after a number of recent school closings.
Kara Lynn Morgan died of melanoma July 15, the day before her 41st birthday, but the tireless neighborhood leader is far from finished with her battle against skin cancer.
She is still fighting it — she and her many allies in New Orleans and beyond — on the fields in the park of her beloved Irish Channel.
The Freret Street Publiq House is hosting a blood drive Sunday (July 27) sponsored by the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and the Organ Grinders marching group in response to the recent shooting on Bourbon Street.