The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance kicks off the season this week with Samuel Beckett’s tragic comedy “Endgame.” The production debuts this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 26-27) at 7:30 p.m in the Lower Depths Theatre on 6363 St. Charles Avenue.
Political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. will be the keynote speaker at an international conference on post-Katrina New Orleans at Tulane University Thursday night.
Entitled “The Myth of Authenticity and its Impact on Politics – in New Orleans and Beyond,” Reed’s keynote address is free and open to the public.
The board of directors overseeing Lycée Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans have decided to make an offer to buy the old Alfred C. Priestley Junior High School building from the Orleans Parish School Board.
“We’re excited about the property and what we can do there,” said board member Mary Jacobs Jones, who is chair of the school’s facilities committee.
The board unanimously voted to submit an offer letter for the long-shuttered west Carrolton school building Friday, the day the bid closes to schools. Under state law, charter schools have first dibs at the Priestley building, because it is currently considered surplus by the OPSB and slated for public auction.
Most of the busy intersection of Magazine and Napoleon closed for several hours Thursday after a multiple-vehicle traffic crash.
See below for live coverage.
New Orleans police are investigating an unexplained death in Broadmoor, authorities said.
Learn about the healing powers of comedy improv to help make sick children in hospitals smile and laugh with local non-profit, Funny Bones Improv. Participant applications for the Ha!Spital specialist training sessions that will teach you how to bring joy to kids and families during difficult times are due Friday (Feb. 21).
Temperatures will drop below freezing
by 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Tuesday, followed by freezing rain, sleet and even snow throughout the day, officials said at a news conference at City Hall on Monday afternoon. Ice will cover the roads and the trees, potentially knocking out power as limbs fall, they said.
Every Sunday from 1:00-3:00 PM, the Tipitina’s Foundation puts on a free music clinic for middle and high school kids and their parents. Sunday, January 26th, local band Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns led the weekly workshop.
The Arts Market, presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans, takes place the last Saturday of each month 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Palmer Park on the corner of S. Claiborne and S. Carrolton. The Market has pottery, painting, clothing, photography and jewelry.
The Prytania Theater is showing movies nominated for best picture from now until March 2, when the theater will end the series with its annual Academy Awards Viewing Party.
This year, the Prytania will also showcase classic movies that were nominated for best picture, according to a release.
See the complete list of events in the press release below:
Purloo, a pop-up restaurant run by Chef Ryan Hughes, will feature Latin American food at its next event, scheduled for Friday at the New Orleans Cooking Experience on 1519 Carondolet Street.
For more information, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page, or see the release below:
The New Orleans Fire Department will speak about fire safety and vacant property safety at the Livaudais Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday night.
The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Street Peck Wesley United Methodist Church on 2309 Dryades St.
See the agenda below for more information:
Bricolage Academy and the Bricolage Community Association, a parent-teacher organization, will host the new school’s first fundraiser this Thursday.
“Drinkolage for Bricolage” will benefit students of Bricolage Academy, which just opened its doors to kindergarteners in the 2013-14 school year. Twenty percent of the event’s proceeds will go directly to the school, according to a release issued by the academy’s CEO, Josh Densen.
The fundraiser, to be held at the Rusty Nail on 1100 Constance Street from 4-8 p.m., will feature the local funk band Sticky Wig, according to the release.
A new petition protesting a plan to reroute freight trains through Hollygrove has gained 1,000 signatures, according to a report in Mid-City Messenger. “We Won’t Be Railroaded,” the coalition of Hollygrove and Mid-City residents behind the petition, hopes to have 10,000 signatures by mid-Spring, according to the story.
Okay Louisiana lawmakers, I give up! The pelican state’s recent but maybe not altogether surprising archaic approach to finessing legal uses of handheld devices while driving has me questioning the logic over in Baton Rouge. As of last week, motorists (and presumably bicyclists too) are prohibited from use of social media while operating their vehicles, and while texting under similar circumstances was recently banned, general use of handheld devices and / or the internet remains legal. Whiskey – Tango – Foxtrot elected officials and boo on you. Isn’t this a little like saying you can hold a cigarette while driving but you can’t put it to your lips? Or you can totally hit the drive thru and grab some artery clogging fare, and again hold it in your hand, but don’t eat it!
The Times-Picayune has adopted a new crusade – renter’s rights.
It started with a series of pieces from Times-Pic staff writer Richard Webster regarding the limited rights tenants have in Louisiana. Webster noted that housing advocates are pushing for Louisiana to adopt the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act of 1972, which has only been adopted in a minority of states with significant variations (hence, it isn’t very “uniform”).
The Uptown Jewish Community Center will hold its 44th annual Adloyadah Community Wide Purim Carnival on Sunday afternoon.
The owner of Jimmy’s Music Club may be taking his fight to reopen his renowned club straight to City Hall, but a group of Carrollton neighborhood residents told him Thursday night that they aren’t his problem.
In fact, the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association said, they’d like to sit down and try to figure out a way to support him.
Defying predictions of torrential storms in New Orleans — and amid reports of a destructive tornado in nearby Hattiesburg, Miss. — the Krewe of Bacchus presented its 2013 theme of “Bacchus Sails the Seven Seas” on Sunday evening under relatively clear skies.