A collection of essays about actor Brad Pitt may seem a little off-topic for an English professor, but Dr. Chris Schaberg of Loyola University New Orleans describes his new book as more about American views on celebrity and masculinity.
Schaberg will discuss and sign “Deconstructing Brad Pitt” at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 21) at Octavia Books, and he is well aware of the range of reactions to his subject matter, according to a news release from Loyola:
A shooting reported Monday night on General Taylor Street has been deemed an accident after New Orleans police determined the victim shot himself in the leg, authorities said.
October 24th and 25th marks the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Weekend at Dat Dog Magazine featuring live music, Abita Oktoberfest beer on tap, German Bratwurst dogs and our famous Canine Costume Contest.
Friday’s festivities include: live music by Miss Claudia and Her Bier Gartners from 6-9pm in the authentic European beer garden, the once-a-year Oktoberfest German-style Dog (lightly smoked, thinly ground pork sausage with saurkraut, diced onions and yellow mustard) and $1 off all German beers (there’s 5 of them!).
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 Loyola University College of Law will host a panel discussion Tuesday evening called “The Justice Gap: Civil Legal Access in Louisiana” moderated by Loyola professor Luz M. Molina and based on her research.
New Orleans police have released a surveillance video with new images as they continue looking for the man who allegedly tried to kidnap a woman at knifepoint in the university area, authorities said.
With certain issues, there’s often a central figure whose opinion you always want to know. If there’s a foreign policy incident, the Secretary of State should probably be consulted. If there’s a disease outbreak, the head of the Center for Disease Control should probably be on board. Want to gauge response to a major crime? Let’s see what the chief of police has to say.
And if you want to take some radical step pertaining to city streets, like taking out a traffic lane in the middle of downtown New Orleans, surely you’d want to know what Chief Traffic Engineer Allen Yrle thinks of it. Heck, you might think his support would be considered crucial.
Alas, you would be wrong.
The New Orleans Jewish Community Center is hosting its fall Harriet Kugler Memorial Mah Jongg Tournament today (Sunday, Oct. 19). Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and also their own mah jongg game.
Gasa Gasa will be accepting new and gently-used costumes and accessories at the Berenice Monday Weekly Happy Hour this Monday (Oct. 20), in order to support the Freret Neighborhood Center’s 8th annual Freret Halloween Festival occurring Oct. 28. The Gasa Gasa event will feature performances by DJ Rqaway and DJ Otto Orellana, and anyone who donates a costume will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 bar tab.
At a private home on St. Charles Avenue, author and 1812 historian Timothy Pickles hosted the “Call to Arms” gala. The event was a fundraiser for the Battle of New Orleans reenactment that is to take place during the battle’s bicentennial in January of 2015. The gala included politicians and people who traced their heritage directly back to the Battle of New Orleans.
Covenant Presbyterian Church held the annual Helping Mothers Heal conference, a two-day long summit addressing issues of violence and its effect on loved ones left behind. After Saturday’s meeting, family members walked around the block near the church in silence at the request of the mothers in commemoration of lost loved ones.
Saturday morning, the Junior League of New Orleans put on the Freret Street 5K. The event included a half-mile walk/run, 5K run, complimentary food and beverages and children’s activities.
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.
Louisiana History Alive is holding auditions this Saturday (Oct. 18) for actors to portray figures that have influenced New Orleans history such as Marie Laveau, Jean Lafitte and Andrew Jackson.
The Record Raid pop-up music store will make its way to Tulane University this Saturday (Oct. 18) where people can buy music on classic platforms from vinyls to cassettes and interact with several private record collectors.