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Upcoming Community Events in the New Orleans Area

Below are upcoming single-day Community Events in and around New Orleans. For events with multiple dates please see our Ongoing Events page.

Non-Profit Organizations: WWOZ broadcasts PSAs on-air in our "Community Notebook" segment. If you would like us to consider including your event, please submit a brief description of your organization, the details of your event and proof of 501(c) 3 status to help@wwoz.org. We recommend submitting your request at least 3 weeks in advance.

Single-Day Events  |  Ongoing Events

CrescentCare Open House

DATE
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
TIME
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the new CrescentCare Health and Wellness Center in celebrating its grand opening at 3308 Tulane Ave. on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The facility recently opened its doors in Mid-City, bringing patient-centered health and wellness services to the traditionally underserved populations that need them most: the foodservice and hospitality industry, the LGBT community and residents in neighborhoods that have limited access to healthcare facilities.

Tour the facility, meet physicians and clinical staff, learn more about services and sign up for health and wellness appointments on the spot. This event will feature light refreshments and live music. Explore the new test kitchen and learn about community cooking demonstrations that will happen there. FREE and open to the public.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

CrescentCare Health and Wellness Center
3308 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

CASA Volunteer Orientation

DATE
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
TIME
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Become a CASA New Orleans Advocate! CASA New Orleans fights for the rights of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers advocate on behalf of children (birth to 18+) in foster care. A CASA volunteer offers a child trust and advocacy during complex legal proceedings. Interacting and explaining to the child what is going on, the CASA may be the only stable and continuous presence in the child’s life.

Come to one of our orientations to learn more:
Wednesday Sept.17th from noon - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 30th from 5:30-6:15 PM
Monday, Oct. 6th from 5:30-6:15 PM

All orientations are located at 1340 Poydras St. NOLA 70112 in our office on the 21st floor.

The duties carried out by a CASA are extremely important. No special education or skills are required. We provide thorough training and continual support.

For more information, please e-mail us at info@casaneworleans.org .

LOCATION

CASA New Orleans
1340 Poydras St. Suite 2120
New Orleans, LA 70112

EVENT WEBSITE

Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

DATE
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
TIME
2:00pm - 4:30pm

Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, September 18
2:00-4:30 p.m.
Details and registration at www.thefundingseed.com

Are you involved with a nonprofit?
Does your job require you to raise funds for your department or position?
Do you want to add a valuable skill to your resume?

Consider grantwriting!

Grantwriting for Beginners is an engaging workshop that gives you the basic tools you need to start writing grants. Participants will learn how to find funding opportunities, tools and tips for writing proposals and ways to make a program competitive for repeat funding.

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation after completing the workshop.

Registration $35 per person. Student, group and AmeriCorps discounts available.

Email info@thefundingseed.com to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door. For more on services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

LOCATION

Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

LOW ROAD Art Walk - September 18

DATE
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

A new monthly art walk every 3rd Thursday with participating lower Royal street galleries.

We'll be here till 8 with wine and good conversation at the ready!

Participating Galleries:

Antieau Gallery

Gallery Burguieres

La Madama Bazarre

Red Truck

Starling Books and Crafts

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery and Other Royal Street Galleries
1109 Royal Street United States
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Annual Community Event

DATE
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Alliance for Affordable Energy is a local non-profit organization that advocates for fair, affordable, environmentally responsible energy policy for Louisiana.

Join us on the rooftop and learn about how you can be a part of a clean energy future!

We'll be discussing the successes of the past year, and our upcoming goals and challenges. We invite your participation in our progress.

It's a party, so we'll have have refreshments and music of course!

LOCATION

The New Orleans Healing Center - Rooftop
2372 St. Claude Avenue 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Annual Community Event on the Rooftop!
Join us for music and drinks, and learn about clean energy!

Voodoo Jazz Poetry Night Open Mic

DATE
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

WELCOME all poets and lovers of poetry/spoken word to Msaniart Gallery's first community event to bring the people of New Orleans together!! On Friday, September 19, 2014, 6pm to 10pm, there will be a Voodoo Jazz Poetry open mic night at Msaniart Gallery located at 823 Royal St. in the French Quarter. Wine and refreshments will be served. With a 10.00 donation you will automatically enter the raffle and receive a FREE greeting card and a chance to win a 35.00 prints signed by M.Sani! Note this is a free event so come on enjoy the evening.

LOCATION

MSANIART GALLERY
823 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Light up the Night presented by Superior Energy Services

DATE
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

A garden party to raise funds for Lighthouse Louisiana (formerly Lighthouse for the Blind). There will be music by DJ Ronnie Roux, food and drinks from various local restaurants, and valuable prizes at auction. Come eat, drink, and be merry for a good cause!

LOCATION

home of Jim Ashbee and Jim Perrier
2618 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA

EVENT WEBSITE

FREE Guided Tour of NOLA's Vietnamese Farmer's Market with Silk Road Collection!

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
5:30am - 11:00am

Join Silk Road Collection and Suzanne Pfefferle, author of Vietnamese Cuisine in New Orleans, on Saturday, September 20th, as we set out to explore the Vietnamese Farmer's Market in New Orleans East!

During our free two-hour guided and translated tour, we'll sample fresh produce, learn how to use wonderful and sometimes exotic ingredients, and discover more about New Orleans' vibrant Vietnamese history and culture. The tour concludes with breakfast at one of the market's cafes, followed by a book signing by Suzanne upon our return to Silk Road Collection.

ITINERARY
• 5:30am: Participants gather at Silk Road Collection (2109 Magazine Street) and car pool to the New Orleans East Vietnamese Farmer's Market
• 6:00am - 8:00am: Market tour
• 8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast
• 9:30am: Return to Silk Road Collection
• 10:00am - 11:00am: Book signing

Space is limited; RSVP today at info@SilkRoadCollection.com or (504) 894-8540.

LOCATION

Silk Road Collection
2109 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Orleans Public Education Network 5th Annual Convening

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 4:30pm

Orleans Public Education Network’s 5th annual Convening brings together parents, students, teachers and engaged citizens to create a force of community educators that New Orleans schools deserve. Through panel discussions and hard data on what works and why, OPEN seeks to expand residents’ awareness of education reform, engage them in the issues, and amplify their voices in the conversation.

In addition to the opening festivities, you can also catch panel discussions on:

- Juvenile Justice and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
- Common Core
- Early Childhood
- School Governance
- Jump Start and High School Diploma Changes

Plus child care, refreshments, facepainting, community exhibitions and more.

Join OPEN for a day of fun and learning as New Orleans unites to support our schools! RSVP today at http://communityeducators2014.eventbrite.com

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Mahalia Jackson Elementary School
2405 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 4:00pm

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc co-sponsored by the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc and Loyola Medieval Studies, is a one-day series of performances and lectures related to Joan of Arc, medieval history, and New Orleans' French heritage. Featuring Nancy Goldstone, author of "The Maid and The Queen," theatrical performances by Loyola and Porkchopp Productions, and lecture on medieval Twelfth Night traditions. Open to the public, free lectures and theater performances; pre-register to purchase a lunch. Details online at www.joanofarcparade.org

LOCATION

Loyola University
6363 St Charles Ave Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc poster
Book cover for "The Maid and The Queen" by Nancy Goldstone.
The rare hot new revelation on a 600-year-old topic, this book and its author will be the keynote for the Salon

NOLA Aikido Fall Open House

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
11:30am - 12:30pm

We at NOLA Aikido would like to welcome you to an Open House in our beautiful location in Mid-City which promises to be a fun afternoon outing for the whole family!
See a demonstration by chief instructor Brian Levy, third-degree blackbelt, as well as our other teachers and current students who will show the beauty, grace, and martial effectiveness of Aikido.
Hear about the physical and mental benefits of a truly meditative and healing martial art.
For those who wish, try a short sample class.
Participate in a Q and A session with current students and teachers.
Enjoy some healthy and delicious refreshments.

We look forward to sharing with you what we have to offer you to help you meet your personal fitness and well-being goals!

All are welcome!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

NOLA Aikido
3909 Bienville Street Suite 103
New Orleans, LA 70119

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Mid City Art Market

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come one, come all to the Mid City Art Market in Comiskey Park (D'Hemecourt and Jeff Davis) on September 20th from 12-5 pm. Over 30 art vendors, two food trucks and the musical stylings of Maggie Belle! Free beer while supplies last! For more info contact midcityartmarket@gmail.com or check out our facebook: www.facebook.com/midcityartmarket. See you in the park!

LOCATION

Comiskey Park
501 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119

Mid City Art Market

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come one, come all to the Mid City Art Market in Comiskey Park (D'Hemecourt and Jeff Davis) on September 20th from 12-5 pm. Over 30 art vendors, two food trucks and the musical stylings of Maggie Belle! Free beer while supplies last! For more info contact midcityartmarket@gmail.com or check out our facebook: www.facebook.com/midcityartmarket. See you in the park!

LOCATION

Comiskey Park
501 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119

PEACE is POWER PARADE ! ! ! !

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
12:30pm - 5:00pm

SATURDAY SEP. 20, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm parade begins A.L.Davis Park, 2445 D street & ends with a Youth Showcase @ Duncan Plaza, 343 Loyola Ave. New Orleans
THIS IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT FOR ALL AGES. Go to this link to register.
https://www.facebook.com/peacebypiecenola

LOCATION

Duncan Plaza
343 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

Inane Clown Posse Presents: Cirque D'So-Lame 4

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
1:00pm - 7:00pm

Hot off last year's rainbow medal victory at the Winter O'Lympdicks Krewe du Vieux's own Inane Clown Posse brings you Cirque D'So-lame 4!

Just when you thought last year's Shartnado had blown this gaggle of miscreants into the swamps and backwoods, they're back and they've picked up a few more tricks along the way! RIDE THE SNAKE with the sexiest One Eyed Snake Charmers this side of Westwego! Find out what the Hell a Nipple-less cage match is?! Finally Beat the Beet!

A $10 donation to the Mystic Krewe of Inane grants you entry to this 4th annual natural disaster, access to kegs of beer, performances and debauchery. Bring cash for food and games chances! VIP entrance including luxury tent, unlimited access to waterslide and bounce house rides, and VIP dranks is available at the door.

Cirque D'So-Lame is a 21+ event. Mystic Krewe of Inane is not responsible for any physical injury or PTSD you experience as a result of this event. Play at your own risk.

LOCATION

St Patrick's Park
440 S Street Patrick Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Bridal Crawl

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
2:30pm - 12:00am

Join us for the second annual pub crawl through the French Quarter in wedding dresses—September 20. Party in style, help break the world record for the largest gathering of brides and raise money for Covenant House! The brides congregate at 2:30 p.m. for the official world record count. A referee and notary will officiate it while The Creativity Collective award the classiest, craziest and most creative ensembles and throw the bouquet. The pub-crawl will commence through the French Quarter stopping for drink and food specials as well as mechanical bull rides, dancing and Bourbon balcony access. This year, The Collective is adding The Bachelorette Party, a pre-registration event September 12th at the House of Broel. Help support Covenant House that serves at-risk and homeless teens and young adults. Tickets: www.creativitycollective.com/store.

LOCATION

Galvez
914 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

New Orleans Banned Books Week 2014

DATE
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The New Orleans literary community has held a Banned Books week event for over 20 years (except for 2005), and we are pleased to announce the 2014 event will be taking place on Monday evening, September 22, 2014, starting at 6:00 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the New Orleans Public Library, the Jefferson Parish Public Library, the ACLU of Louisiana, and the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association, the evening promises to inform and entertain attendees with a stellar roster of participating authors and local luminaries.

Scheduled to read: Thomas Beller, Nancy Dixon, Bill Lavender, Constance Adler, Bill Loehfelm, Rebecca Snedeker, Kim Marie Vaz, Stephanie Grace, Charles Brown, Nevada Barr, Amanda Boyden, and Maurice C. Ruffin

Please join us for the important annual event which focuses on the perils of censorship and celebrates the freedom to read!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

New Orleans Public Library - Main Branch
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

Free Screening of 'Waiting for Superman'

DATE
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

'Waiting for Superman' is an award-winning documentary about the current, ailing state of public education in the U.S., once considered the best in the world. Oscar®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim ('An Inconvenient Truth') follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits academic growth. The exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” also offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools. (2010, 111 min. rated PG)

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Tulane Reading Project, Newcomb-Tulane College, and Center for Public Service at Tulane University. For more info, contact the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs at donuts@tulane.edu or 504-865-5728.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Tulane University: Jones Hall, room 102
6801 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Seasons of Change Day of Service

DATE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 12:30pm

To commemorate 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, volunteers will distribute information to residents to better prepare their families for natural disasters before they happen. Join HandsOn New Orleans, Evacuteer.org, St. Anna's Episcopal church, and Volunteer Louisiana in this local service day effort. Volunteers will help assemble print material packets before distributing them to houses throughout the neighborhood, training families on how to prepare for hurricanes and prevent fires. Free hurricane preparedness starter kits will also be given out to families in the surrounding neighborhood.

HandsOn New Orleans connects the passions of volunteers to their purpose; Evacuteer.org recruits and trains New Orleanians to assist in the event of a future evacuation; Volunteer Louisiana builds and sustains high quality programs that meet the needs of Louisiana's citizens and promote an ethic of service.

TOPICS
Education and Health

LOCATION

Dodwell House
1519 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Green Apple Day of Service

DATE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

A city wide volunteer day in New Orleans, Green Apple Day of Service also brings a community recycling day where glass, paint, batteries, electronics, and standard commingle are accepted. Contact adrianne.gaudet@usgbclouisiana.org to volunteer at one of the following sites:

Ben Franklin High School
2001 Leon C Simon Dr, NOLA 70122
*Community Recycling Drop Off Site

RENEW Schuamberg Elementary School
9501 Grant St.. NOLA 70127
*Community Recycling Drop Off Site

Edward Hynes Elementary School
990 Harrison Ave, NOLA 70124
*Community Recycling Drop Off Site ONLY

The Green Project
2831 Marais St, NOLA 70117
*Community Recycling Drop Off Site ONLY

Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development, 2014 Legacy Project
5227 Chartres St, NOLA 70117

The Homestead Project with FutureProof
1233 Kerlerec St, NOLA 70116

New Orleans Botanical Gardens with the LSU AgCenter
3 Victory Drive, NOLA 70124

Samuel J. Green Charter School
2319 Valence St, NOLA 70115

TOPICS
Rebuilding

LOCATION

Various Citywide New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Volunteers work at the CSED's Energy Efficiency Education Center in the Lower 9th Ward for Green Apple Day of Service in 2013

Community Recycling Drive

DATE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 12:00pm

USGBC Louisiana and Republic Services partner on Green Apple Day of Service to bring a community recycling drive to various locations across the city of New Orleans.

MATERIALS ACCEPTED: Plastics, Paper, Aluminum/ steel, Glass, Batteries, Latex Paint, and Electronics.

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS (9AM-12PM):
Ben Franklin High School
2001 Leon C Simon Dr, New Orleans, LA 70122
*Also Green Apple Day of Service Volunteer Site

RENEW Schuamberg Elementary School
9501 Grant St. NOLA70127
*Also Green Apple Day of Service Volunteer Site

Edward Hynes Elementary School
990 Harrison Ave, NOLA 70124
*Community Recycling Drop Off Site ONLY

The Green Project
2831 Marais St, NOLA 70117
*Community Recycling Drop Off Site ONLY

Please contact jolie@usgbclouisiana.org or marcusrozbitsky@usgbclouisiana.org for any additional questions.

LOCATION

Various Citywide New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Refrigerator Art Auction and Gala

DATE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Refrigerator Art Auction and Gala
Presented By: International School of Louisiana
September 27, 2014 at Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr. New Orleans, LA 70130
6 p.m. Patron Party and 7-10 p.m. Gala
For more information email development@isl-edu.org
or call(504)229-4375
Sponsorship opportunities available

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Funny Bones Improv 3rd Annual Pregame Playdate

DATE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 2:00pm

The 3rd Annual Pre-Game Playdate FUNdraiser is scheduled to kick off at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 28th at Elmwood Kidsports. This year, the 610 Stompers will teach participants their “extraordinary moves” and then perform for the crowd. Kids and parents can enjoy a magic show by award-winning magician Michael Dardant and a performance by Funny Bones Improv. Other fun activities include face painting, crafts, costumes, and more. The event will wrap up at 2:00 p.m., well before the 7:30 p.m. Saints vs. Cowboys game in Dallas. Advance tickets are $8 for adults/$10 at the door, $5 for children, and can be purchased at www.funnybonesimprov.com. There will also be a silent auction featuring Saints tickets, an iPad mini and other electronics, jewelry, hotel stays, restaurants, and more.

LOCATION

Elmwood Kidsports
1200 S. Clearview Parkway
Jefferson, LA 70121

Grand Golden Gamble Fundraiser

DATE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
TIME
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Eat drink and win at Longue Vue’s newest fall fundraiser featuring food, booze and football. Each ticket holder will be entered into a reverse raffle where three lucky winners will split a $5,000 gold coin prize! Proceeds will go toward the Lucy C. Roussel Discovery Garden for children. $75 per ticket; only 325 tickets will be sold and guests need not be present to win. CONTACT Barkley at 504.293.4726 or brafferty@longuevue.com for more information or visit www.longuevue.com

LOCATION

Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124

SKYY Vodka and Freedom to Marry Present: Toast to Marriage New Orleans

DATE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
TIME
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Toast To Marriage is a national campaign which aims to raise awareness and funds for marriage equality in places where same-sex couples are still excluded from marriage. At each event, photographers will take portraits of couples toasting in support of marriage equality. The photos will be available at www.toasttomarriage.com and @toasttomarriage on Instagram using the hashtag Toast To Marriage.

SKYY has also created a cocktail, "The Proposal," to celebrate the campaign .

Toast To Marriage will be taking over The Country Club on Sunday, September 28.

WHERE:
The Country Club
634 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA

WHEN:
Sunday, Sept. 28
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

SKYY Vodka and Freedom to Marry has hosted a series of events across the country to raise awareness and funds for Freedom to Marry— New Orleans is the final destination.

LOCATION

The Country Club
634 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA

EVENT WEBSITE

CASA Volunteer Orientation

DATE
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
TIME
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Become a CASA New Orleans Advocate! CASA New Orleans fights for the rights of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers advocate on behalf of children (birth to 18+) in foster care. A CASA volunteer offers a child trust and advocacy during complex legal proceedings. Interacting and explaining to the child what is going on, the CASA may be the only stable and continuous presence in the child’s life.

Come to one of our orientations to learn more:
Tuesday, Sept. 30th from 5:30-6:15 PM
Monday, Oct. 6th from 5:30-6:15 PM

All orientations are located at 1340 Poydras St. NOLA 70112 in our office on the 21st floor.

The duties carried out by a CASA are extremely important. No special education or skills are required. We provide thorough training and continual support.

For more information, please e-mail us at info@casaneworleans.org .

LOCATION

CASA New Orleans
1340 Poydras St. Suite 2120
New Orleans, LA 70112

EVENT WEBSITE

Hope Stone New Orleans Dinner for Dance

DATE
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Hope Stone New Orleans will host Dinner for Dance, a night of local creole inspired food and live entertainment to benefit youth arts scholarships. The dinner will be on Wednesday October 1 from 6-9:30pm. The evening will begin at River House (New Orleans, 625 Marigny St., New Orleans, LA) and then guests will “Second Line” to The Franklin (2600 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA) to conclude the evening.
The menu features scrumptious and locally made New Orleans cuisine! Live performances will keep guests entertained all evening long. Guests will not want to miss the extravagant raffle package of an all expensed paid voyage of The Big Easy. Three lucky hopefuls will each win a package!
All proceeds from Dinner for Dance will benefit youth art scholarships by allowing every child and youth, regardless of his or her economic background, the opportunity to participate in Hope Stone New Orleans programs. Help make Hope Stone’s mission, Art for All, a reality.

LOCATION

NOLA Spaces
1719 Toledano
New Orleans , LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

Women Performing For Women (With Amanda Shaw & Charmaine Neville)

DATE
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 10:00pm

A night of music, food, and celebration to benefit the women and children of Hagar's House

On Thursday, October 2, Amanda Shaw, Charmaine Neville, and other talented women musicians of New Orleans will be performing to support and celebrate the women and children of Hagar’s House.

Women Performing for Women will take place at Café Istanbul at 2372 St. Claude Avenue. Tickets are $40 (or $75 for a couple) and include all food and music. Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-music, silent auction bidding and for food by The Ruby Slipper and other generous and decadent local restaurants. Concert begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm.

For more information, visit www.HagarsHouseNOLA.org, email HagarsHouse@gmail.com, or call 504.210.5064.

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave United States
New Orleans, LA 70112
Amanda Shaw & Charmaine Neville

People's Budget Summit

DATE
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

How would you spend tax dollars? Join PB NOLA to help draft the first-ever People's Budget!

We'll be hosting an interactive evening where residents from across the city can come together to hear about innovative new ways to fund old problems and then "spend" some money on the departments, programs, and interests that they hold most near and dear in this city.

Food and drinks will be provided, as well as the chance to meet and greet with city and neighborhood leaders from around town.

Come on out, let your voice be heard! It's your money, YOU decide!

LOCATION

Tulane City Center
1725 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70113

GNO PAGAN PRIDE DAY FESTIVAL 2014

DATE
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 6:00pm

Celebrate “The City of TRUE MAGICK!” at GNOPPD FEST 2014.

Voodoo, Wicca, Santeria, Native American and other Pagan spirituality will be honored at this all day family event.

Guest of Honor: Yoruba Lucumi Priestess, Luisah Teish.
Presentations and workshops by River Higginbothan, Dr Charlotte Pipes, Louis Martinie, David Braren and others. With subjects ranging from Aleister Crowley to sound healing and crystal grids.

Hosted by M.C. ‘Big’ MAC from Cat’s Meow and Bourbon Blues Company.

Headlining musical act: Celtic rock band Tuatha Dea. Plus performances by Louis Martinie, The Mudlark Puppeteers and numerous belly dance troupes with surprise guests!

Kids area, arts and crafts vending; food, Tarot Readings, divination and more!

This is the day … you will be talking about for weeks! - Costumes encouraged!

Complete schedule and information at www.GNOPPD.org

Free admission with donation of canned goods to benefit Women with a Vision http://wwav-no.org

LOCATION

Washington Square Park
700 Elysian Fields at Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

28th Annual Great 100 Nurses Celebration

DATE
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

The 28th Annual Great 100 Nurses Celebration honors 100 great nurses and their contribution to our state and their profession. This event is free to the public and features live music, local gourmet food, silent auctions, and the company of Louisiana's finest nurses for you to enjoy. We invite you to participate as a supporter of this organization. Your contribution will help honor these amazing people and support the nursing profession.

LOCATION

The Pontchartrain Center
4545 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065

EVENT WEBSITE

P.3 Reads: P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 Artist Sophie Lvoff discuss Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer

DATE
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 7:00pm

P.3Reads, a Prospect New Orleans Public Program, is inspired by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans’ vision for Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3). The program takes place monthly in different NOPL branches. Artists who will be featured in the upcoming P.3 Biennial will discuss with members of the New Orleans community the books that have been important in their lives and work. These events are free and open to the public.

In this month’s event, P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 Artist Sophie Lvoff will discuss Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, Percy’s debut novel and winner of the 1961 National Book Award. Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION

New Orleans Public Library- Main Branch
219 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

Detective John Baptiste Jourdain: The First African American Sleuth

DATE
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
TIME
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Wayne & Janet Baquet, Owners of Lil' Dizzy's cafe and descendants of the Jourdain family, invite you to hear historian Michael Ross discuss the role Detective Jean Baptiste Jourdain (the first African-American detective ever to make national news) played in solving THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS KIDNAPPING CASE of 1870.

The event is free and open to the public.

LOCATION

Lil' Dizzy's Cafe
1500 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

Miss Vesta’s Swamp Galaxy Gala: A Benefit Party for Prospect.3

DATE
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
TIME
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Miss Vesta’s Swamp Galaxy Gala is a benefit party for the International Arts Biennial Prospect New Orleans. The event will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Contemporary Arts Center. The benefit will celebrate the opening of the biennial’s third iteration, “Prospect.3: Notes for Now,” which will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. The exhibition will present the work of more than 50 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, in more than 15 locations throughout neighborhoods across New Orleans. For more information, please visit www.prospectneworleans.org.

LOCATION

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Pride Of Gretna Health Fair Oct 25, 2014

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 1:00pm

Health fair sponsored by the O.J. Dunn Lodge No 85 F&AM and Pride of Gretna, Chapter 60 Order of Eastern Star. Event will be held at 1100 Cook St. Gretna, La. 70053. Free Health Screenings, Door Prizes

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

O.J.. Dunn Lodge
1100 Cook Street
Gretna, LA 70053

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Pride Of Gretna Health Fair Oct 25, 2014

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 1:00pm

Health fair sponsored by the O.J. Dunn Lodge No 85 F&AM and Pride of Gretna, Chapter 60 Order of Eastern Star. Event will be held at 1100 Cook St. Gretna, La. 70053. Free Health Screenings, Door Prizes

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

O.J.. Dunn Lodge
1100 Cook Street
Gretna, LA 70053

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Prospect.3: Performance at New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) – Andrea Fraser

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
TIME
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Andrea Fraser is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work has been identified with performance, feminism, context art and institutional critique. She has used a site-specific and research-based approach to explore the motivations that drive artists, collectors, dealers, corporate sponsors, museum trustees and museum visitors to engage with art, from the pursuit of prestige to financial investment to sexual fantasy to self-realization. Her performance is part of the opening weekend of events for Prospect.3: Notes for Now.

Prospect New Orleans is an International Arts Biennial event that will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. “Prospect.3: Notes for Now” will present the work of more than 50 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, in more than 15 locations, including museums, community centers and independent sites throughout neighborhoods across New Orleans.

LOCATION

New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir United States
New Orleans, LA 70124

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ALEX AND ALLYSON GREY AND THIRD EYE PRODUCTIONS PRESENT THE DEITIES AND DEMONS BALL NOLA; A CELESTIAL CIRCUS

DATE
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
10:30pm - 4:00am

No city more embodies the spirit of Halloween and the Day of the Dead than the mystical voodoo soaked culture of New Orleans. This November 1st join Alex and Allyson Grey and Third Eye Productions as we present a visionary twist on one of New Orleans most revered traditions; The Masquerade Ball. Third Eye Productions proudly presents The First Annual Deities and Demons Ball NOLA – A Celestial Circus, Saturday, November 1st 2104, All Saints Day, 10:30 pm at the Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans. Limited Advance Tickets are $35, General Admission Tickets are $45 and a special limited Inner Sanctum-VIP are $75. Tickets are on-sale and are available at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/669919. For more information visit www.dadsballnola.com.

LOCATION

The Carver Theatre
2101 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

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Schmancy!

DATE
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 10:00pm

A zany evening of whimsical wonder featuring engaging entertainment and delightful delectables to benefit Tulane Hillel!
Valet parking provided.
Patron Reception: 6:30pm - Party 7:30
Attire: Schmancy!
“Schmancy” is a fundraising gala that will take place at the Goldie & Morris Mintz Center for Jewish Life on Thursday, November 20th. The event will feature delicious food catered by Harveen Khera of Hillel’s Kitchen, drinks, entertainment in the style of a 1920’s Speak Easy, and presentation of the first “Big Pastrami” award, honoring a young Tulane alumnus making an impact on the local community.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 18, 2014!

LOCATION

The Mintz Center
912 Broadway Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

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Tree of Recovery

DATE
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 12:00pm

A holiday celebration--the event features the Bridge House and Grace House choirs, a celebrity M.C., light refreshments, and the reading of the names of those honored.

This is a free event.

LOCATION

Lakeside Shopping Center (near Restoration Hardware entrance)
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002

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UMOJA Village at the Evening of African Elegance

DATE
Fri, Dec 26, 2014
7:00pm - 12:00am

UPDATED LOCATION AND DATE: The UMOJA Committee is a 25 year old community organization dedicated to the education and cultural development of the children of Greater New Orleans. Comprised of volunteers that are retired teachers, health care providers and parents, together we host the Celebration of the African American Child which creates the "UMOJA VILLAGE" and enhances children’s self-esteem and models positive parenting skills and youthful creativity. Everything about this event happens because of donations of time, talents and funding. Join us at our Night of African Elegance Fundraiser that supports the UMOJA Village (Silver) 25th Anniversary Celebration of the African American Child in 2014!

Tickets prices: $40 Ad and Family package 2-Ad & 2-Ch $100
Sponsorship Packages are also available and are tax deductible.

Online purchases: http://theumojacommittee.brownpapertickets.com
Contact UMOJA for more information at theumojacommittee@att.net or call 504-410-5194

LOCATION

The Regency Hall
7300 Downman Rd Corner of Morrison Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70126

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25th Anniversary Logo
25th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser to benefit the children of our Village called New Orleans
The UMOJA Village

FOC Battle of New Orleans Symposium

DATE
Sat, Jan 10, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 4:00pm

Friends of the Cabildo is proud to announce a symposium in conjunction with the Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans Weekend (Saturday, January 10th). Held at the Old U.S. Mint 3rd Floor Performance Space, Dr. Alan Taylor, 2014 and 1996 Pulitzer Prize Winner in History and University of Virgina Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History, will present on the War of 1812 and his newest book The Internal Enemy: Slavery and the War in Virginia, 1772-1832.

A panel discussion will take place with Dr. Lawrence Powell and Dr. Clarence Mohr, moderated by Dr. Charles Chamberlain. Other lecturers include Dr. Lo Faber, recent Princeton University graduate and visiting Loyola University-New Orleans Visiting Professor, United States Military Academy – The History of Warfare Historian Dr. Joseph Stoltz and more to be announced.

Space is limited for the event so please purchase tickets below.

LOCATION

Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

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Cochon Cotillion XIX

DATE
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Krewe of Pork and Beads present the first Mardi Gras Ball of the 2016 season. The Cochon Cotillion is a wonderful party with food complements of many of New Orleans finest restaurants, a complimentary bar, silent auction, raffle, music and dancing. Costume and tacky attire is requested.

The event serves as a fundraiser for Bridge House / Grace House's substance abuse treatment program--provided regardless of one's ability to pay.

LOCATION

Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Pl.
New Orleans, LA 70130

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