Mark K. Shriver, the son of Peace Corps creator Sargent Shriver and nephew to President John F. Kennedy, will talk about his personal story of rediscovering his father’s life and his plans to follow his legacy in a guest appearance Tuesday evening at Loyola University.
Tracy K. Smith, the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will read from her work, answer questions and sign books Monday evening as this year’s Florie Gale Arons Poet at Tulane University.
Candidates running for Criminal Court Judge will discuss criminal law and public safety in a forum sponsored by the Home Defense Foundation of New Orleans. The debate takes place this Monday (Sept. 29) at The Eiffel Society and is free and open to the public.
The Irish Network of New Orleans will hold a social this evening (Friday, Sept. 26) at the Publiq House on Freret Street to discuss the events leading to the upcoming International Irish Famine Commemoration.
State Representative Helena Moreno has turned out to be a savvy lobbyist for issues important to women and families and easily able to cross the political aisles to get the votes she needs. That’s the sentiment of the Legislative Agenda for Women (LAW), a coalition of organizations including the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, the Independent Women’s Organization, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the National Organization for Women, who hosted a reception in her honor, courtesy of attorney Pamela Gibbs.
In March, two women were caught in the crossfire of a gun battle on South Saratoga Street that left them both dead. Earlier this month, gunfire broke out again, and the victim staggered through the same Foucher Street intersection before collapsing and dying a block away.
Neighbors have long complained about the violence and lawlessness that grips the corner of Foucher and Saratoga, where five other people have also been wounded over the past year. After the most recent slaying, neighbors are banding together to look for solutions to end it by asking for more police presence, installing more anti-crime cameras, targeting blighted properties and trying to meet the health needs of people in the neighborhood.
The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire and Bricolage Academy are hosting a launch party tonight for the science, engineering and arts event that’s been dubbed “the greatest show-and-tell on Earth.”
Held at NOLA Brewing’s Taproom from 6 to 8 p.m., the education fundraiser and launch event will benefit Bricolage Academy, a tuition-free, open-enrollment public school in Uptown New Orleans.
Join Tipitina’s this Saturday, September 27, for the 3rd annual Rhythm & Blues 5K Run benefiting Tipitina’s Foundation.
The first 500 registrants get goody bags and T-shirts, and the first 500 finishers receive finisher medals. An outside festival on the neutral ground outside of Tipitina’s Uptown will follow the run. Enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment, all sponsored by East Jefferson General Hospital, Fest Cola, and New Belgium Brewing. Costumes are encouraged and prizes for “Best Individual Musical Costume” and “Best Musical Group Ensemble” will be announced at the post-race party.
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This Saturday from 6pm to 9pm, Habitat ReStore and Coq Rouge Gallery present ReStore Art! This unique art auction features donated artwork created by local artists using salvaged items from the New Orleans Area Habitat ReStore. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Admission is free, and there will be food provided by Elizabeth’s, McClure’s BBQ, Five Happiness & more!
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.
For years, as celebrated New York City restaurateurs Sean Josephs and Mani Dawes made visits to see Dawes’ mother in New Orleans, the idea of opening a restaurant in Dawes’ hometown was never far from their minds.
“There were a lot of runs around Audubon Park where we fantasized about leaving New York and moving here,” Josephs said. “I didn’t understand that if you marry someone from New Orleans, they’ll always bring you back.”
Sure enough, Josephs and Dawes are now planning a restaurant just a stone’s throw from her mother’s house and Audubon Park, anchoring a redevelopment already underway at the corner of Magazine Street and Nashville Avenue.
All nine of New Orleans’ craft breweries will be coming together at The Irish House for Louisiana Craft Brewers Week this Wednesday (Sept. 24) to offer guests tastes of their new beers.
All the streetlights on St. Charles Avenue from Carrollton to the Lower Garden District will be repaired and replaced with new LED lights over the next two weeks, city officials said Monday morning as the work began.
Cedric Grant and Mayor Landrieu want everyone to know that they plan to repair New Orleans’ chronically ill-maintained street infrastructure. They also want you to know that they have no creative plans for funding it.
Grant is New Orleans’ new grand poobah of public infrastructure. He is simultaneously the executive director of the Sewerage and Water Board and the head of the Department of Public Works. He gets to serve two masters – Mayor Landrieu and the quasi-independent S&WB.
A man was fatally shot Sunday evening just outside a chicken restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans police said.