For more months than I care to count, and for surely as many more to come, I have been watching and experiencing firsthand the utter madness that is the ongoing construction along Napoleon Avenue. All for the sake of what we all cross our fingers will be improved drainage. Hold your breath, boss! Residing where I do half a block off of the thoroughfare in the middle of the stretch just two short blocks to Freret Street, the impact has been a daily reminder to take nothing for granted and be ready for anything. Some weeks I can cross Napoleon at my street, most I can’t. Some days I do a U-turn at Loyola, others it’s like a whimsical journey into the unknown peppered with hungry potholes and vaporous boundaries. But with all these catch as catch U-turns, that’s when it hit me: why isn’t the Freret intersection a rotary anyway?
Dat Dog on Magazine Street will partner with the New Orleans Music Clinic for a happy-hour fundraiser today (Tuesday, March 31), donating 10 percent of its bar sales to support patient care at the clinic.
The International School of Louisiana is discussion a possible partnership with the University of New Orleans to host some of the school’s elementary-grade classes.
Collegiality and basic civility where in short supply this past week when the city council passed two controversial street name changes – as I originally predicted they would. Sadly, this is what happens when those elected scamps start to break the rules.
Usually, rules are there for a reason. They’re the bedrock of civilized discourse, the roux of the gumbo of organized government, and the something-something of something (note to self: think up more metaphors). With the run-up to the council’s decision, rules the rest of us learned in nursery school were broken left and right, to wit:
Music enthusiasts will have another opportunity to shop for cassettes, 45s, LPs and CDs this weekend when more than 20 record stores across the South participate in a one-day Record Raid event at Zeitgeist.
The New Orleans Opera Association will hold a round table discussion this weekend about the upcoming performance of the Marriage of Figaro.
The New Orleans City Council gave enthusiastic approval to a plan to remodel the former Blockbuster Video building at the edge of the Garden District into a CVS pharmacy, but several members said the city should be looking for a way to restrict the growing density of chain stores on Magazine Street.
The Neighborhood Development Foundation, which seeks to increase home ownership among moderate-income families in New Orleans, is hosting its 20th anniversary “House Party” fundraiser this weekend.
The Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans will open its facilities this weekend and give the public the opportunity to try out French classes, register for the Spring session and meet current teachers and students.
The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is proud to host its 3rd Annual Lemonade Day University. This unique experience empowers children to take ownership of their lives and grow into the business leaders, social advocates, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.
Lemonade Day University is a free workshop to help children ages 8 to 12 years old prepare for Lemonade Day Louisiana. Through interactive activities, students will learn how to make healthy lemonade, organize a business plan and budget, and develop marketing strategies to run a successful lemonade stand.
There’s a battle brewing in the Oct. 24 election for Secretary of State that will pit the Republican incumbent, former State Senator and De La Salle High School graduate Tom Schedler, against LSU law professor Chris Tyson, an African-American Democrat.
The Preservation Resource Center is hosting a shotgun house tour through the Irish Channel and Garden District neighborhoods this weekend.
After our report with Gambit this weekend on the role of the shrinking New Orleans police task forces in preventing violent crime by seizing guns, Eve Troeh of WWNO public radio invited Uptown Messenger reporter Robert Morris into the studio to discuss the issue.
Loyola University will host a free screening today of The Francis Effect, a documentary about Pope Francis, followed by a panel discussion with Catholic scholars.
Prytania Street has been closed for the next six weeks between Milan and Marengo streets for the installation of new water and sewer lines, New Orleans officials announced.