Two leaders of the Greater New Orleans Organizers’ Roundtable — which holds monthly meetings to promote social-justice issues and the voices of the oppressed — will speak Saturday morning at the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast at the First Unitarian Universalist Church.
The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series will continue Saturday evening and into the rest of April with free performances of works by great classical composers and contemporary jazz musicians.
Spring has sprung and, at Zeus’ Place on Freret Street, that means tons of kittens and puppies looking for homes.
I’ve got to give a tip of the hat to my fellow columnist Jean-Paul Villere for his recent piece about real estate and which neighborhoods around the city are next in line for gentrification.
Restaurants and other food operations usually follow but can sometimes lead the redevelopment of neighborhoods. Indeed, New Orleans East and some other areas are still sadly lacking in full-service grocery operations. But this summer’s planned reopening of the Circle Food Store will be a beacon in Treme, and the original Juan’s Flying Burrito on Magazine was one of the landmarks in the comeback of the Lower Garden District.
The Tulane University Senate voted this week to ban the use of tobacco products on all its campuses in three phases: starting by publicizing the policy, issuing warnings starting in August 2014, and writing $25 citations for violations beginning in 2015, according to an article in the Tulane Hullabaloo.
The Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association will discuss the April 1 shooting death of AmeriCorps volunteer Joseph Massenburg at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, April 11). The meeting is open to the public, and will be held this month in the cafeteria of the Stuart Hall School for Boys, 2032 S. Carrollton Ave.
Celebrate the happy moments with family and friends at New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Company’s The Next Level. This upstairs private party room is ideal for special events such graduations, Mother’s Day, First Communions, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and whatever else you can imagine. You can reserve The Next Level at our St. Charles location Uptown or at our restaurant on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.
A Wednesday morning fire at a Central City apartment complex was contained to the unit where it started, but 38 residents had to be evacuated because of the smoke and water damage throughout the building, authorities said.
But some residents who live closest to the avenue had a slightly more exotic concern: What would become of the little green monk parakeets that have colonized the palms along Jefferson Avenue?
A new performance space hopes to open on Freret next month; the late-night pizza at Dough Bowl on the edge of Tulane’s campus now has new owners, and Dat Dog’s Magazine Street location will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday.
Update, 4:47 p.m. Tuesday: Kelly has been ordered back to jail with a new bond of $2.5 million, Perlstein reports.
I’ve always been in awe and a bit intimidated by poetry. Bards have the gift for defining the abstract and manipulating the literal into newfangled perspectives. They illuminate the political with their verses and stanzas and wordplay. Poetry can be lyrical, yet still. Profound and pretty. Poetry can expose the ugly while dazzling. Poetry is symmetrical and incongruous at the same time. Poetry is the definitive expression of an era.