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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

K10 Citywide Day of Service

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
7:30am - 1:30pm

Mayor Mitch Landrieu remains an active champion for volunteerism in our community. With this spirit, he will host a Citywide Day of Service on August 29, 2015. This day will leverage public, private and community resources to create the highest possible impact across the city.

We will engage at least 10,000 volunteers between Saturday, August 22 and Saturday, August 29 alongside hundreds of businesses, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations and faith based organizations. We anticipate participants coming from down the street and around the world.

This event is presented by Walmart and supported by Chevron, Citgo, Delta Regional Authority, Shell, Southwest Airlines, Transdev, Volunteer Louisiana and Zurich.

For more information on how to register, visit: www.katrina10.org/serve/.

LOCATION

Davis Playground, Einstein Charter School, Sanchez Center, Sojourner Truth Center, Behrman Recreation Center, Columbia Parc
1300 Perdido St.
New Orleans , LA 70112

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Run with Smoothie King at the Folgers Resilience Run/Walk

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
8:30am - 11:30am

Smoothie King has launched the Smoothie King Race Team with New Orleans Pelicans superstar, Jrue Holiday, serving as honorary captain. Race team participants have the chance to meet Jrue Holiday at area races throughout the year. They will also receive a free Smoothie King Race Team running shirt, discounts to New Orleans Track Club race events, a chance to win tickets to a Pelicans basketball game at the Smoothie King Center, autographed basketballs, jerseys and more!

The Folgers Resilience Run/Walk will be a two-mile race and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, all net proceeds will be donated to ten designated charities.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Resilience Run/Walk
2820 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans , LA 70124

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Rising Tide X

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 4:00pm

The premier new media conference of the Gulf South will be headlined by DeRay Mckesson and author Gary Rivlin, and will have panels on topics ranging from the environment to education to politics.

Rising Tide X will be free admission. Organizers aim to have free lunch for attendees, as well, but this will be contingent on the amount of donations received on the RTX Go Fund Me page gofundme.com/7y3bpndfw

The 10th annual Rising Tide New Media Conference will be held from 9am-5pm at the University Center at Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125 on August 29, 2015.

LOCATION

Xavier University - University Center
1 Drexel Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70125

EVENT WEBSITE

Katrina 10 Expressions

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 10:00pm

As a tribute to the resilience of the people of New Orleans, ten years after Katrina,On August 29th MSANIART Gallery will host a "Little Artist Series" from 10am-5pm for children to paint and express themselves about the event that has had such an impact on the lives of all in Louisiana.

M. Sani will also have an open mic inviting artists using the "spoken word" to express themselves for people of all ages to share their Katrina experiences through art, music or spoken word from 6 pm to 10 pm. This event is donation based. There will be Katrina paintings on exhibit during the event.

We would like to use this day to take the negativity of the disaster and turn it into a positive artistic experience to celebrate the revival and growth of New Orleans these past 10 years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-K3dFIDUQs

We are currently looking for musicians or artists to perform at the "spoken word" event. Let us know!

LOCATION

MSANIART GALLERY
823 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Come share your story of Hurricane Katrina 10 years later
MSANIART GALLERY present Katrina Expressions 10
Bring your children for our " Little Artist Series"
All day Long love for art

10 year Anniversary Stroll with The Wild Tchoupitoulas

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Wear your red shoes Dorothy cause there's no place like home.
a five dollar donation is being asked to help start a beading class at the Lyons Center this fall for kids.

start time two pm
miss mae's
three pm kingpin
four pm le bon temps
five pm grits
six pm 45 tchoup

dress to impress
in memory of big chief jolly

LOCATION

Miss Mae's
4336 Magazine St
New Orleans , LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

wild tchoupitoulas, ten year katrina anniversary, uptown ruler
the fiyo still burns on the biyo

K10 The Power of Community

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 6:30pm

A Katrina 10 Commemoration featuring an Interfaith Prayer Service and Musical & Cultural Performances.

LOCATION

Smoothie King Center
1501 Dave Dixon Dr
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Book Release of The Oak Tree

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Book Release of The Oak Tree, a story of Hurricane Katrina as seen through the eyes of an old oak tree. Please join us for a reading and signing by children's book author, J. Steven Spires, and his illustrator, Jonathan Caron.

A signed copy of The Oak Tree will be presented to the City of Slidell.

A percentage of book sales will be donated to the St. Bernard Project.

LOCATION

Artists' Galleries de Juneau
2143 First Street
Slidell, LA 70458
Artists' Galleries de Juneau
The Oak Tree by J. Steven Spires, illustrator Jonathan Caron

Katrina @10 Commemorative Parade

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Foundation for Louisiana Co-Hosts Katrina 10 Commemorative Parade
Community Second Line Parade to Culminate with Block Party at Ashe Cultural Arts Center

NEW ORLEANS, LA (August 18, 2015) – In commemoration of ten years since Hurricane Katrina, the Foundation for Louisiana will co-host with the Katrina 10 Commemoration a traditional second line parade spanning uptown and downtown New Orleans. The Katrina 10 Commemorative Parade will begin at approximately 5:15PM on August 29 and will culminate with a public block party outside of Ashe Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) from 6:30 to 8PM.

LOCATION

Armstrong Park & Booker T. Washington High School
Basin & St. Peter Earhart & S. Roman

Katrina X

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

PxP NOLA is hosting the US premiere of our short documentary about Hurricane Katrina and the effects of disaster capitalism on the city of New Orleans following the storm. Following the documentary, there will be a panel discussion with local intellectuals, activists and organizers. The event is being held on the anniversary of Katrina to commemorate the lives lost and the systematic destruction that followed. The short film was created in collaboration with youth from PxP NOLA, Friend of a Friend and The Real News Network.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments to be served.

LOCATION

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Katrina X; Storm Surge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and Disaster Capitalism

Katrina 10: Anniversary Second Line Dance Benefit Class

DATE
Sun, Aug 30, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 3:30pm

10 years after the storm, culture bearers, like Marissa J. "MoeJoe" in the New Orleans dance community are creating inventive modalities to elevate a local style of movement based on the foundations of soul movement.

Attend this fundraiser dance class on August 30th and learn how to Second Line dance/improve technique from the Creole woman's perspective. This class will cover:

-footwork

-centrifugal hip movements

-jumps, turns

-attitude

-parade walking

-choreography to local brass music

Course Outcome:

After each class, students will be able to perform second line dancing in a more soulful manner with a high- spirited feel at local brass events, festivals and second lines.

A portion of proceeds will go to Louisiana Defenders Collective, assisting innocent female victims of police brutality with effective representation and defray legal expenses.

LOCATION

Crescent Lotus Dance Studio
3143 Calhoun St.
New Orleans , LA 70122

Ciné-Club: Inspector Lavardin

DATE
Mon, Aug 31, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

All films are shown in French with English subtitles

A film by Claude Chabrol, with Jean Poiret, Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont (France – 1985)

This lighthearted detective movie has first-rate appeal and plays into cherished stereotypes about the French: it is blasé, stylish, filled with effortless charm. The first Chabrol film to feature the urbane detective Lavardin was “Poulet au Vinaigre.” The plot involves a wealthy Roman Catholic writer who is found murdered. When Inspector Lavardin arrives to investigate, he discovers that the widow, Helene, is an old flame he hasn’t seen in 20 years, a well-preserved beauty of elegant style and dull personality.

For more info, visit http://af-neworleans.org/events/2015/08/cine-club-inspector-lavardin-aug...

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

JCFA-East Open House

DATE
Wed, Sep 2, 2015
TIME
1:00pm - 6:00pm

JCFA-East, a non-traditional high school serving students in grades 8-12, will host a Community Open House Wednesday, September 2nd, from 1pm - 6pm. JCFA-East specializes in working with students who are at risk for not completing high school. Some of our school's features include: a shortened daily schedule, a flexible schedule when needed, small teacher to student ratios, post secondary career and academic planning, dual enrollment opportunities with Delgado, and CLEP testing to earn college credits.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

JCFA-East
3410 Jefferson Highway
Jefferson, LA 70121

EVENT WEBSITE

Culture Collision 7

DATE
Wed, Sep 2, 2015
TIME
5:30pm - 8:30pm

FREE

Culture Collision 7 – Someone once likened Culture Collision to a trade show, but it’s so much more! Nowhere else in town will you will find more than 65 of New Orleans’ performing and visual arts organizations under one roof for a one-night only event of artistic celebration and schmoozing. Let that sink in a moment – for the professional in you, unlimited networking awaits; for the philanthropist in you, an array of organizations with diverse missions, sizes and passions, all vying for your attention. And for the arts lover in all of us, Culture Collision is a smorgasbord of season announcements, exclusive promotions and free giveaways!

Parking available in corner lot at Magazine St. and Andrew Higgins; street parking also available.

Featuring pop-up performances and a HUGE free drawing.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar with Happy Hour specials.

LOCATION

The National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
1043 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Culture Collision 7

NOLA Bluedoo Community Lecture on Prostate Cancer

DATE
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
TIME
5:30pm - 8:00pm

In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Tulane Cancer Center will host the NOLA Bluedoo Community Lecture on Prostate Cancer on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m., in the 1st floor conference room of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave. (corner of Tulane and S. Claiborne). Oliver Sartor, M.D., one of the few medical oncologists in the world specializing in prostate cancer and head of Tulane's Prostate Cancer Research Program, will discuss the latest in research and treatment and will answer attendees' questions. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and complimentary parking is available in the LCRC Garage, accessible at the rear of the building from S. Derbigny St. To register or for more information, please contact Melanie Cross at 504-988-6592 or mcross@tulane.edu.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Louisiana Cancer Research Center
1700 Tulane Ave. 1st Floor Conference Room
New Orleans, LA 70112
NOLA Bluedoo Community Lecture on Prostate Cancer
NOLA Bluedoo is an initiative to raise awareness and important research funds for prostate cancer research at Tulane Cancer Center via a variety of events, including the NOLA Bluedoo Community Lecture on Prostate Cancer, the NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run, and others.

Ogden After Hours presents Chase Gassaway

DATE
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

At only 29 years old, singer-songwriter Chase Gassaway has more musical experience than most artists twice his age. He’s putting it to good use with the release of his second solo album, Certain Circles, his first full-length record in nearly a decade.

A lifelong Texan, Gassaway studied music composition and theory in college, honing his skills as a composer by creating works for a wide range of ensembles, as well as composing the score for the short film Take Two. He has also been trained in classical guitar and voice, and plays a variety of instruments from banjolele to reed organ. His training, along with his onstage education as a solo performer and as a member of groups such as Canaries in the Coal Mine and the Matchmaker Band, has resulted in multi-textured pop songs that recall the Head & the Heart and Ben Folds.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

“Hang It Out to Dry” featuring Dr. Danielle Vignes

DATE
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
TIME
7:30pm - 10:00pm

“Hang It Out to Dry” is a solo performance featuring Dr. Danielle Vignes based on multiple voices representing the post Katrina narratives of people from Chalmette, Louisiana that are woven together to offer insight into issues the community faced and still faces.

The show will be preceded by a student workshop on storytelling from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., which will focus on how to incorporate storytelling practices and story-generating techniques for creative and artistic projects in English and Art. The oral history and ethnographic methodologies employed in creating the show will also be of value to history students interested in qualitative research, as well.
Both the performance and workshop are free, but reservations are required. Visit http://www.xula.edu/mediarelations/2015_pslhang.pdf for more information or email xupeformancestudieslaboratory@gmail.com to reserve show tickets or register for the workshop.

LOCATION

Xavier University
Library Resource Center Nissan Room

N-it-2-Win-it Stage Play

DATE
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Right Choice Project is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in LaPlace, Louisiana. We are a community based organization that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness, teach safe sex education, provides free rapid HIV testing, free counseling, free condoms, provides resources to HIV positive individuals, and more.
The Right Choice Project partnered with Lydia Wright's Hit Stage Play N-it-2-Win-it because the play is a wonderful way to entertain, enlighten and engage those who are in despair. The show will bring Joy, Laughter and Hope to our region. We believe that in times like these where it seems no news is good news, we can offer help through the arts and entertainment to reach out to single parents, foster children, and those suffering with life threatening illnesses (HIV/AIDS). Louisiana ranked 3rd in the nation and New Orleans ranked 2nd in the nation for the highest HIV case rates.

LOCATION

LB Landry-OP Walker College, Career Prep High School
1200 L.B Landry Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70114

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

We Eat All the Big Fish -- Free Screening Event

DATE
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 9:00pm

Two great films about labor, tacos, and an Open Screen. Free for all. The Sunday before Labor Day.

Program:
4:00 PM — Open Screen, New Orleans
5:30 PM — Tacos!
6:00 PM — Vida Propia (2014) *Filmmaker in Attendance
7:30 PM — The Hand That Feeds (2014)

Overview:
For a third year, Press Street’s MiniPlex presents a cinema program for Labor Day: “WE EAT ALL THE BIG FISH.” The program features two critically acclaimed documentaries about Labor issues within Latino communities along with tacos and an Open Screen event, inviting anyone to share their short films inspired by America’s Labor Day.

All MiniPlex screenings take place inside Antenna Gallery and are free and open to the public. Food and beverage will be available.

More information:
http://press-street.org/film/

LOCATION

Press Street Gallery MiniPlex
3718 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Lecture with Jesmyn Ward, author of 'Men We Reaped'

DATE
Tue, Sep 8, 2015
TIME
6:30pm - 8:00pm

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward will speak about 'Men We Reaped,' named one of the Best Books of 2013 by The New York Times, NPR, and Time. In her critically acclaimed memoir, Ward examines the lives and untimely deaths of five young men she was close to, including her beloved brother. Her own story provides a poignant counterpoint: a private school education funded by her mother’s employer eventually led her to Stanford, two graduate degrees, and literary acclaim. Yet she remains haunted by the memory of these men, and by the role that poverty and racism played in their fates. Free and open to the public, with a book signing to follow. Sponsored by the Tulane Reading Project and Newcomb-Tulane College. Contact donuts@tulane.edu or 504-865-5728.

LOCATION

Tulane University: Dixon Hall New Orleans, LA 70118

Emeril’s to host Exclusive Domaine Serene Dinner

DATE
Tue, Sep 8, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Emeril Lagasse’s iconic flagship restaurant – will host a spectacular dinner featuring the wines of Domaine Serene. The evening will be enhanced by the presence of Domaine Serene’s charming and talented sommelier Luis E. Reyneri. The decadent four course meal, featuring dishes prepared by Chef de Cuisine David Slater and paired with different wines for each course, will offer guests an exceptional opportunity to sample some of the best vintages the Oregon-based winery is known for. Priced at $130 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, the evening kicks off at 7:00 pm with a reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and Rosé, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

LOCATION

Emeril's Restaurant New Orleans
800 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Modern Gramma Pop-Up’s coming to New Orleans

DATE
Tue, Sep 8, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 9:30pm

For the first time, pastry chef Justin Burke-Samson is bringing his Modern Gramma dessert pop-up to New Orleans in September for a four-course, bourbon-infused dessert tasting, as well as a second surprise dessert pop-up.Emeril’s New Orleans pastry chef Jeremy Fogg will host Burke-Samson for the one-time rooftop event, and they have invited some of NOLA’s best pastry chefs (Amy Lemon and Eric Perelli) to join and showcase their own original recipes.

Guests will enjoy the four-course dessert menu, with optional wine pairings, overlooking New Orleans and the Mississippi River.Guests will be welcomed with a boozy popsicle amuse-bouche from Lick Our Pops.

Later in the week, Burke-Samson and Fogg will pop-up once again in a surprise location, serving up sweet treats ranging from $1.50 to $5.
Surprise Dessert Pop-Up. Friday, September 11 at 8:30 PM.Follow @justinbsamson on Instagram and Twitter for updates to find out where the pop-up will take place.

LOCATION

National Rice Mill Lofts Roof deck
522 Montegut St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Copyright Workshop for Musicians

DATE
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

In this workshop, we will walk through the basics of copyright law, focusing on the specific needs of musicians, including players, songwriters, record labels, and publishing companies. Musicians will learn about the rights they have in their work, and how to use those rights to maintain creative and financial control over their projects. Most importantly, the class is free and open to the public! (The door may be locked, so don't hesitate to knock or call if you need to get in.)

NOTE: This workshop is an overview of certain areas of law concerning copyright, and is intended for educational purposes only. The workshop will not provide legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should consult an attorney. The workshop instructors may be able to put you in touch with attorneys if needed.

Please email mth089@gmail.com with questions, or for more information.

LOCATION

Propeller
4035 Washington Ave Suite 105
New Orleans, LA 70125

CASA Volunteer Orientation

DATE
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
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 orientation on Thursday, September 10th st noon to learn more!

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 10, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 4:30pm

Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners
Thurs., Sept. 10, 2:00-4:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 O. C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details & 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.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation after completing the workshop.

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

For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com. For discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Ogden After Hours presents The Breton Sound

DATE
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Since 2010, New Orleans natives The Breton Sound have been playing their brand of energetic, melodic, and anthemic rock and roll. The band’s co-founders, singer/guitarist Jonathan Pretus (formerly of Cowboy Mouth) and guitarist Stephen Turner, have helmed the release of their first two EP’s, 2011’s Eudaemonia and 2013’s Maps to rave reviews. Upon the release of Maps, PASTE Magazine hailed them as one of “12 Louisiana Bands You Should Listen To.”

The band’s rhythm section, consisting of twin brothers John and Joe Bourgeois, are no strangers to the road. John came up in the regionally popular ska band, Fatter Than Albert, while Joe honed his chops touring the country in NOLA-based indie band MyNameIsJohnMichael.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

The Curtain Call Ball at Le Petit Theatre

DATE
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré is delighted to announce its inaugural fundraising event, The Curtain Call Ball.

As the grand dame of our city’s performing arts organizations, Le Petit Théâtre is dedicated to presenting high quality theatre to the diverse public of the greater New Orleans area. All proceeds from The Curtain Call Ball will allow Le Petit Théâtre to continue its mission, to embrace the work of the city’s professional artists both onstage and backstage, and to nurture and mentor up-and-coming talent with an array of educational outreach programs with our local schools.

Please join us on Friday, September 11, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Le Petit Théâtre and Dickie Brennan’s Tableau.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please click here. To purchase your ticket to The Curtain Call Ball, please click here.

LOCATION

Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre
616 St. Peter Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Marigny Opera House Monthly Jazz Series: Lawrence Sieberth Quartet in Concert

DATE
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Kicking off our monthly jazz series, pianist Lawrence Sieberth performs original compositions and rarely played jazz. Joining him are Rex Gregory (saxophone), Peter Harris (bass), and Doug Belote (drum).

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Lawrence Sieberth
Lawrence Sieberth

Teacher Efficacy Town Hall: Action Strategies and Outcomes

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 2:00pm

A conversation and open community planning session on the New Orleans educator workforce, followed by a parent-teacher resource fair.

Participants will examine teacher training, classroom instruction strategies, and cultural competence, with an invitation to the public to participate in the creation of an action plan for New Orleans' educators. The fair will provide educators and parents with coaching opportunities from master teachers, professional development connections, and direct support resources on topics like early childhood, classroom management, trauma-informed instruction, COMPASS, and teaching reading.

The event's ultimate purpose is to hear from community members on the state of the profession and to create a citizen-led action plan on local educator workforce development from recruitment to retention. Together, community members will build a direct path forward to making New Orleans a "teachers first" city.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Xavier University Administration Building Auditorium
1 Drexel Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
9:30am - 12:00pm

Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn't get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. It's up to Walkers like us to make a difference. Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life. Come walk with us!!

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Audubon Park
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Family Fair

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 2:00pm

This free event will feature a variety of art activities inspired by a Southern county fair as well as games and performances geared towards children of all ages. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Begun in 2008, this annual event opens the Museum to all and provides families with an interactive experience that blends country fun with an engaging exploration of the Museum’s current exhibitions. It invites the entire community to explore the rich visual culture of the South.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Downriver Festival

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
11:00am - 6:00pm

Old U.S. Mint
11:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. NPS Songs of the Mississippi River
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The Reverend & the Lady
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Panorama Jazz Band
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Eddie “Lil Fats” Domino
3:10 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Colin Lake Band
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Honey Island Swamp Band
6:00 p.m. Second Line to Crescent Park

Old U.S. Mint
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Torrid Truths: A Conversation About Tropical Food, Music, Heat & Passion
12:45–1:45 p.m. Hooked on Sweet & Sickening: Addiction to White Sugar, Privilege & Pain
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. New Orleans Snake Charmers: Female Bootleggers
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. How the Mississippi River Shaped the French Quarter

Farmers Market Pavilion at the French Market
11:00 – Louisiana Shrimp Boil
12:00 – Pesto and Pasta
1:00 – Gyotaku
2:00 – Slow Fish Demonstration: Bagasse-smoked Fish
3:00 – Sugar Cane & the African Diaspora
4:00 – Bananas Foster

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Downriver Festival Logo
Downriver Festival
Friends of the Cabildo
Friends of the Cabildo

Gallery Talk: The Rising

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Curator of Photography will lead a Gallery talk and walk through of The Rising exhibition. The Rising explores the explosion of new energy within the New Orleans photography community in the ten years since Hurricane Katrina. Joining Mr. McCabe will be many of the photographers represented in The Rising exhibition - they will be on hand to talk about their photographic work.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Join Smoothie King at the New Orleans Bluedoo Walk/Run/Party

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Smoothie King has launched the Smoothie King Race Team with New Orleans Pelicans superstar, Jrue Holiday, serving as honorary captain. Race team participants have the chance to meet Jrue Holiday at area races throughout the year. They will also receive a free Smoothie King Race Team running shirt, discounts to New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) race events, a chance to win tickets to a Pelicans basketball game at the Smoothie King Center, autographed basketballs, jerseys and more!

The New Orleans Bluedoo Walk/Run/Party is a two-mile walk, run and party. The race will benefit the Prostate Cancer Research Fund at Tulane University. The NOLA Bluedoo Walk/Run/Party is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike, as well as party participants. Participants are encouraged to costume in blue – the color of prostate cancer awareness – for the event.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Gibson Quad at Tulane University Uptown Campus
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans , LA 70118

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Second Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Tulane Cancer Center, in partnership with the New Orleans Track Club, hosts the NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run. The two-mile route will take walkers/runners on a tour of Tulane's Uptown campus. Race registration is $25 thru July 31 ($30 Aug 1 thru race day); college/med students with ID pay $15. If you don’t want to walk/run, a $15 Party Pass allows access to the celebration, including food, beverages, a silent auction, a kids’ tent, and entertainment by Wendell Brunious and the New Orleans All Stars, the Laissez Boys of New Orleans and more. Emmy Winner Christian Jules LeBlanc, who stars in CBS’s The Young and the Restless, will serve as grand marshal. The event will raise awareness of prostate cancer, while sponsorships/silent auction proceeds will benefit Tulane’s Prostate Cancer Research Fund. Blue costumes encouraged. Last fall's inaugural event attracted 600 participants and raised $137,000.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Ave. Gibson Quad (directly behind Gibson Hall, located across St. Charles Avenue from Audubon Park)
New Orleans, LA 70118
Second Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run
"Get Your Blue On" for prostate cancer research and awareness. Join us at the Second Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run on Saturday, September 12, 5:00 p.m. at Tulane Uptown.

Sunday Youth Music Workshops feat: TBA

DATE
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
TIME
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Youth Music Workshops offer young, aspiring musicians the opportunity to play with and learn from some of the area’s most experienced and celebrated musicians. Every workshop offers students a hands-on, improvisational approach to music education.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Tipitina's
501 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Start of Fall Session of French Classes

DATE
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
TIME
12:00am - 12:01am

The Fall session of French language classes begins at the Alliance Française September 14th. Classes are for all levels, ages and interests; are taught by native, certified French teachers; and take place on weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. Tuition ranges from $99- $370 +$60 for books (when applicable) and $40 for annual membership. Students who register by September 4th are eligible for an early bird discount. Schedule, registration and details at af-neworleans.org.

LOCATION

Alliance Francaise
1519 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

CASA Volunteer Orientation

DATE
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
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, September 15th from 5:30 - 6:15 PM OR
Wednesday, September 30th from noon - 12:45 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

An Evening with Ellis Marsalis - FREE

DATE
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 8:30pm

As a legendary bandleader, educator, NEA Jazz Master, and patriarch of one of New Orleans' most renowned musical families, Ellis Marsalis is regarded as the premier modern jazz pianist in the city. At this special concert, presented annually by the Lagniappe Series of the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs, Marsalis will perform with his group and participate in an audience Q&A session during the show. Free and open to the public. Driving directions: http://bit.ly/dixonhall-tulane

LOCATION

Tulane University: Dixon Hall New Orleans, LA 70118

Third Thursdays at Artists' Galleries de Juneau

DATE
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Third Thursdays at Artists' Galleries de Juneau begin Thursday, September 17, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy wine and cheese. Music by Adam Bock. Meet the Artists.

Music, speakers, and demonstrations will vary each month, but the wine will always be "free."

LOCATION

Artists' Galleries de Juneau
2143 First Street Olde Towne
Slidell, LA 70458
Artists' Galleries de Juneau
Artists' Galleries de Juneau, Paul and Julie Juneau owners

Ogden After Hours presents The Cedric Burnside Project

DATE
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Cedric Burnside Project is a collaboration between Cedric Burnside and Trenton Ayers, both hailing from the hill country of North Mississippi. Burnside provides lead vocals, while playing the guitar and drums. Ayres plays lead guitar and provides back-up vocals. The two come together to create a sound that encompasses both traditional blues and new-school funk.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Boys Hope Girls Hope "Taking Flight" Gala

DATE
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans is thrilled to announce our premier gala, “Taking Flight,” is scheduled for September 18th from 7:00PM to 10:00PM in the Messina’s at the Terminal in Lakefront Airport. This year’s Gala is a celebration of the 35 years that BHGH has been providing youth in need with the safe home, long-term care, and academic opportunities needed for future success.

“Taking Flight” will be a night to remember, featuring the best in local New Orleans cuisine including Napoleon House, Mr. John’s Steakhouse, and Galatoire’s, live music by The Wiseguys, and an exclusive live auction and raffle including a live painting by local artist Frenchy—all in support of the dedicated young men and women of Boys Hope Girls Hope.

Boys Hope Girls Hope will also take this opportunity to honor our School Partners who have been committed to providing BHGH scholars with academic opportunities and scholarships throughout our 35 years.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Lakefront Airport
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70126

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

2015 Justice For All Ball

DATE
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
8:00pm - 12:00am

The Pro Bono Project is flying high for its 27th annual Justice For All Ball. This year’s Honorary Chair, Mrs. Gayle Benson will help The Pro Bono Project score a touchdown at the Saints Indoor Practice Facility on Friday, September 18, 2015, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight; a patron party on the court of the Pelicans Practice Facility will precede the Ball. The 2015 JFAB Committee Chair is Board member Steven Lane, Managing Partner, Herman, Herman and Katz LLC.

Ball guests will be treated to food and drink provided by local restaurants and bars while swinging to the beat of The Yat Pack. Patron Party guests will be on the court at the Pelicans’ Practice Facility enjoying the sounds of Joe Simon’s Jazz. Food and drink from Pigeon Caterers. Some special guests will be on hand as added excitement for die-hard Saints’ and Pelicans’ fans. Guest artist, Michael Guidry of M Guidry Studio created the JFAB invitation and his original artwork will be the star of the evening’s auction.

LOCATION

Saints Indoor Training Facility
5800 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70003

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Joan's Healing Power: Guided Workshop by Dr. Janet Lynn Roseman

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 12:00pm

Joan’s Healing Power: A guided shield-making activity and healing workshop led by Dr. Janet Lynn Roseman, author of IF JOAN OF ARC HAD CANCER. Free and open to the public, but limited to the first 30 participants. Must pre-register online. Supplies will be provided. The workshop is open to all, with emphasis on women undergoing cancer treatment or recovering from cancer. Dr. Roseman will be leading an arts based healing workshop for women to make power shields with Joan of Arc’s words as inspiration, based on guided steps in her book. Roseman is Co-Director for the Integrative Medicine Program at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, specializing in spirituality and medicine and compassionate care. She will also be in a panel discussion at 1 p.m. on how Joan of Arc has influenced her life, all as part of the annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc free full-day seminar on Joan of Arc, presented by the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc and Loyola University Medieval Studies.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Loyola University Danna Center
6363 St. Charles Avenue Audubon Room
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Book cover for "If Joan of Arc Had Cancer" by Janet Lynn Roseman

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc: Free full-day seminar on Joan of Arc

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 6:00pm

Guest author and healer Dr. Janet Lynn Roseman and fine arts photographer Alex Labry, each celebrating release of a new book, highlight the Sixth Annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc Sept. 19, presented by the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc and Loyola University Medieval Studies. The conference focuses on Joan of Arc, her medieval times, and New Orleans’ French heritage. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Loyola’s Danna Center Audubon Room. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for the morning workshops at www.joanofarcparade.org, and the conference closes with the “Mead and Merry” medieval alcoholic beverage tasting, which is a ticketed event. Other topics include medieval music, two panel discussions with community leaders, and a heraldry workshop. Full schedule on the website.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Loyola University Danna Center
6363 St. Charles Avenue Audubon Room
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc poster with Alex Labry photo of Joan of Arc sculpture

Peace is Power Parade & Youth Showcase

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 6:00pm

AFSC and Peace by Piece will host its annual Peace is Power Parade and Youth Showcase Saturday, September 19, 2-6 PM, commemorating International Day of Peace. This event is our public pledge to keep New Orleans safe for our youth. The parade is followed by a showcase of young artists who will share their gifts with the community while promoting peace and nonviolence. The event is free and open to the public.

This year, the parade begins at A.L. Davis Park (2600 LaSalle Street, on the corner of Washington and LaSalle). We’ll parade through Central City then watch young artists spread positive messages of peace and nonviolence in the park. This event will feature The Mardi Gras Indians.

To participate, contact 504.565.3596 or go to www.facebook.com/peacebypiecenola.

LOCATION

A.L. Davis Park
2600 LaSalle Street Corner of Washington & LaSalle
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Peace is Power Parade
Peace is Power Parade

Bridal Crawl

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 10:30pm

This marathon pub crawl through the French Quarter in wedding dresses is jaw-dropping fun with droves of brides drinking, eating, and dancing—some reliving their special day, some brides for the first time. The day begins at 2 pm at Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar with awards for the classiest, craziest, and most creative ensembles. The faux brides are then routed to drink/food discounts, balcony access, free wedding cake, a bouquet toss, and more. Additional participants are Antoine’s/Hermes Bar, 55 Fahrenheit, House of Blues, Razzoo, and Bourbon Heat. We are proud to announce the Waterbeams synchronized swim team will be performing.

The purpose of Bridal Crawl is to raise money for Gradeuxity, a positive reinforcement education initiative that awards graduating high school seniors a check of $50 in a booklet of life skills. www.gradeuxity.com

LOCATION

Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar
620 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Photographer Alex Labry "Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc"

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 6:00pm

4-4:45 p.m. Photographer Alex Labry presents a slideshow based on his extraordinary new book of the same name, chronicling nearly a decade of traveling throughout France documenting Joan of Arc statues. With an M.F.A. in photography from University of Texas at Austin, New Orleans born and raised Alex Labry now is a freelance photographer in Austin. Mr. Labry’s artwork is owned by permanent museum collections in France, Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, California, Maryland and Texas. 5-6 p.m. RECEPTION: Champagne, wine and cheese French-American networking reception and book signing for Alex Labry, sponsored by Sodexo (a French catering company) and hosted by the New Orleans French-American Chamber of Commerce, accompanied by a medieval lute! This event is part of the free full-day annual seminar "Salon de Jeanne d'Arc," presented by the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc and Loyola University Medieval Studies.

LOCATION

Loyola University Danna Center
6363 St. Charles Avenue Audubon Room
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Alex Labry photo of a sculpture of Joan of Arc, poster for the 2015 Salon
Salon 2015 poster

Just the Right Attitude's 1st Annual Gala

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

We cordially invite you to walk the Red Carpet at JTRA’s 1st Annual Gala. We will be honoring New Orleans own Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman for his dedication and commitment to our organization. Also, we will present an award of appreciation to a very special person of JTRA.

Tickets are $75.00 per person, or $650.00 for a table which will seat eight.

Just the Right Attitude was founded in 1999 to combat hunger and provide aid and comfort to the less fortunate.

Founder and Executive Director Debra S. Jones was a disabled, single mother of two, and understood the challenging times and struggles of the people in her community. Through hard work, dedication, and perseverance, she has built an organization that serves New Orleans East, Gentilly, St. Bernard, Downtown, and Uptown, along with other areas in Orleans Parish.

JTRA is family oriented, and provides a variety of crucial services to the homeless, those who are sick and shut in, the working poor, and senior citizens.

LOCATION

Hilton Garden Inn
1001 S. Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
8:00pm - 2:00am

New Orleans' LARGEST Underground Art Show
-Over 55 emerging artists
-Live body painting
-FREE pancake bar
-Live audio performances
-Live body painting
-$5

vimeo.com/119205273
pancakesandbooze.com
instagram.com/pancakesandbooze
twitter.com/pancakesbooze

Interested in showing your work? Submit here:
pancakesandbooze.com/submit-your-artwork

LOCATION

The Howlin' Wolf
907 S Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

The Cherry Smash with Auction to benefit the New Orleans Women's Shelter

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
8:00pm - 12:00am

Put your dancin’ shoes on! The NOLA Cherry Bombs are excited to announce our annual fundraising event, The Cherry Smash.

With music by:
Waterseed
Daria & the Hip Drops,
DJ Nice Rack

Buy your tickets in advance for $11 here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cherry-smash-tickets-18182843374
Tickets will be $13 at the door.

This year we have a silent auction with local donations with all proceeds going to the New Orleans Women’s Shelter, an organization that enables women and their children to transition from a life of homelessness and poverty to one of stability and self-sufficiency. Last year we raised $2,000 for the Birthing Project and we hope to beat that number this year for the New Orleans Women’s Shelter.

New Orleans Women’s Shelter: http://nolawomenshelter.org/

Waterseed: http://www.waterseedmusic.com/

Daria and the HipDrops: http://www.dariaandthehipdrops.com/

LOCATION

Freret Street Publiq House
4528 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

The Nola Cherry Bombs Presents: The Cherry Smash!
The Nola Cherry Bombs Presents: The Cherry Smash!

Women Performing for Women - Fundraiser for Hagar's House

DATE
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Hagar's House, a Mid-City home for women and children, welcomes guests of all genders and ages to its 5th annual fundraiser. Performances by Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Charm Taylor and her special guests, The Pussyfooters and more! Food by local restaurants like Venezia, Neyow’s, and the Ruby Slipper. Silent auction pieces from donors like Firebolt Creations, Disney Theme Parks, AVILLA Jewelry, and Cafe Reconcile. Cash bar.

$40/person or $75/couple. Childcare is included. Buy tickets at Eventbrite.com, at the door, or via check made payable to First Grace Community Alliance via 3401 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119. Sliding scale tickets are available. Additional tax deductible donations are welcome. Come as you are. Fancy-funky flair and/or glitter encouraged.

A program of the 501(c)(3) non-profit First Grace Community Alliance, Hagar’s House provides an open and empowering residential community, resource coordination, and a safe space to transition into sustainable housing.

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Women Performing for Women
Women Performing for Women - A Fundraiser for Hagar's House

Ogden After Hours presents Tommy Singleton

DATE
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

For the past half century, Tommy Singleton has been singing blues, soul, and New Orleans R&B classics in neighborhood clubs across the Crescent City. Combining passion, expertise, and exuberant crowd-pleasing charisma, Singleton makes especially strong personal connections with his fans by strolling from table to table for handshakes and hugs with members of the audience. This outgoing approach has made Tommy Singleton a longtime favorite at such storied venues as Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-In-Law Lounge, Guitar Joe’s House of Blues, the Young At Heart Club, Margaritaville, and many others. Singleton has sung at these clubs and countless others accompanied by an A-list of the city’s best R&B and blues musicians. His resumé even includes a stint with the Living Dead Revue, a band that specialized in hits by R&B singers who have passed on, as represented by a casket used as a stage prop

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Copyright and Contracts Workshop for Visual Artists

DATE
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
TIME
11:00am - 1:00pm

In this workshop, we will walk through the basics of copyright law, focusing on the specific needs of visual artists - painters, photographers, graphic designers, sculptors, etc. Artists will learn about the rights they have in their work, and how to use those rights to maintain creative and financial control over their projects. Most importantly, the class is free and open to the public! (The door may be locked, so don't hesitate to knock or call if you need to get in.)

NOTE: This workshop is an overview of certain areas of law concerning copyright and contract, and is intended for educational purposes only. The workshop will not provide legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should consult an attorney. The workshop instructors may be able to put you in touch with attorneys if needed.

Please email mth089@gmail.com with questions, or for more information.

LOCATION

Propeller
4035 Washington Ave Suite 105
New Orleans, LA 70125

Algiers 2015 Fall Festival

DATE
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
TIME
11:00am - 7:00pm

The first annual Algiers Fall Festival at Federal City is a family event celebrating the military and the Algiers community. There will be live music, local food trucks, beer and wine, local art vendors, as well as a variety of children’s activities. Musical performances include The Marine Corps Band, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, The Bucktown Allstars, and Little Freddie King. Admission and parking are free for the event. Come out and join the fun!

LOCATION

Federal City
2500 General Meyer Ave. At Shirley Drive
New Orleans, LA 70114

EVENT WEBSITE

Run with Smoothie King at the Tipitina’s Foundation Rhythm & Blues Run

DATE
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Smoothie King has launched the Smoothie King Race Team with New Orleans Pelicans superstar, Jrue Holiday, serving as honorary captain. Race team participants have the chance to meet Jrue Holiday at area races throughout the year. They will also receive a free Smoothie King Race Team running shirt, discounts to New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) race events, a chance to win tickets to a Pelicans basketball game at the Smoothie King Center, autographed basketballs, jerseys and more!

The Tipitina’s Foundation Rhythm and Blues Run is a 5K race open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike. The race will include finisher medals for the top 500 finishers.

$25 – NOTC member registered by September 20
$30 – Nonmember registered by September 20
$20 – Youth (20-under) registered by September 20
$50 – NOTC family registered by September 20
$35 – All entrants registered after September 20

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Tipitina's Uptown
501 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans , LA 70115

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm & Blues 5k Run

DATE
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 8:00pm

On Saturday, September 26, Tipitina’s Foundation will host its 4th Annual Tipitina’s Foundation Rhythm & Blues 5K Run fundraiser, which raises money to support New Orleans area elementary, middle and high school marching band programs – some of whom will be performing along the race route.

This event will raise funds to support music education throughout the Greater New Orleans area. For the celebration, Tipitina’s Foundation will coordinate an outdoor festival along the neutral ground following the 5k run with live music, costume award giveaways for best dressed musicians or bands, refreshments, and food donated from a number of local restaurants. Run starts at 5pm with the outdoor festival to immediately follow!

Event sponsored by Whitney Bank and media sponsored by The New Orleans Advocate.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Tipitina's Music Venue
501 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Beer for Bots: A Benefit Concert Happy Hour of NOLA CODE

DATE
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
7:00pm - 3:00am

NOLA CODE is a fiscally sponsored non-profit that teaches computer science to children grades K-8th in New Orleans through youth centers and schools they already attend. Subjects taught include programing, circuitry, robotics, and 3D printing.
At 218 South Robertson St., beginning 7PM on Saturday September 26th, Handsome Willy's Bar and Lounge will host Beer for Bots; a benefit concert and happy hour for NOLA CODE. Musical guests include Micah McKey and Little Maker, Marc Stone, and Groove Lounge featuring New Orleans' all female DJ show.
Food will be served.
Proceeds from Beer for Bots go towards the critical expenses for NOLA CODE's pilot program this fall in Hollygrove. These expenses include compensation for Team NOLA CODE's career educators and techies.
Donations can be made through ... nolacode.org
or directly through NOLA CODE’s fiscal sponsor's site ... tccno.org
donations "in honor of NOLA CODE”
For more information, email Charlie at info@nolacode.org

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Handsome Willy's Bar and Lounge
218 South Robertson Street Between Old Charity Hospital and Tulane School of Medicine in the CBD
New Orleans, LA 70112

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Our kids playing on code.org
From our 'Hour of Code' 12/8/14

Wine Tasting with Jodie Smith of Geaux Geuax Wine Productions

DATE
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Jodie Smith, wine-woman around town, native New Orleanian, former student of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, lover of French wine, and owner of Geaux-Geaux Wine Productions, for our Intro to French Wine, part IV.

Our tastings take place quarterly here at the Alliance Française- they’re casual, seated, fun, peppered with a bit of French, and informative. We sold out last time, so make sure to book early! Limited Seating.

LOCATION

Alliance Française
1519 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

CASA Volunteer Orientation

DATE
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
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 orientation to learn more:
Wednesday, September 30th from noon - 12:45 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

Pursuit Creative Conference

DATE
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 5:30pm

Graphic designers, web developers, artists, product developers, consultants, writers, independent workers, and creative thinkers of any degree are invited to attend Pursuit — a conference designed to support creative entrepreneurs and their ventures. Here, a community of mini-empire creators will gather to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and inspire a new perspective on business growth.

LOCATION

Propeller
4035 Washington Avenue Suite 105
New Orleans , LA 70125

Sailor's Cross Tatto and Gallery Opening

DATE
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:30pm

Sailor's Cross Tattoo and Gallery is launching at its new location on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and we invite the community to come celebrate with music and art.

We will be hosting an art exhibit, showcasing the unique styles of each artist and introducing ourselves to the neighborhood.

No cover
All ages welcome

LOCATION

Sailor's Cross Tattoo and Gallery
5010 Freret
New Orleans, LA 70115

A Taste of Italy

DATE
Sat, Oct 10, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us in celebrating Italian-American heritage month with the Italian food, music and culture of our vibrant city! Dine on Italian delicacies from over 20 different restaurants. Dance the night away in the Piazza d'Italia to classic Italian songs while sipping a fine Italian wine or libation. Dive into the local Italian culture with a walk through the American Italian Museum and view the works of famous Italian artist Franco Allesandrini.

6:00 p.m. Patron Party
7:00 p.m. Doors open

Entertainment by The Yat Pack, New Orleans Opera Association and more!

TICKETS
$65 in advance // $75 at the door GA
$150 for Patron

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-italy-tickets-17073111135

Event co-chairs: Marcia Kavanaugh and Jennifer Van Vrancken

SPONSORED BY:
First Bank and Trust
Joseph & Sue Ellen Canizaro
John G. Amato, Attorney at Law

LOCATION

American Italian Cultural Center
537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
A Taste of Italy

NOM Presents: It's All Fun & Games

DATE
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Curious about New Orleans Mensa or its members? Didn't know New Orleans had a local chapter of American Mensa, LTD.?
The opportunity to rectify this deficiency is yours on Saturday, October 17th, 2015! From 9:00am to 3:00pm, meet our members, play our games, and win our prizes!

NOM wants you! And, maybe, if the feeling is mutual, you can take the Mensa Admission Test the very same day. Which just happens to be National Mensa Testing Day, the most excellent day for testing!

If, alternatively, test is just another four-letter word, then we invite you to come out to City Park to meet our members, play our games, and win our prizes, in defiance.

LOCATION

City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
NOM Presents: It's All Fun & Games...
Fly kites, play games, maybe even take the test!
NOM in the Park
A little to the NE of NOMA.

Rockin' with the NOLA Stars VI

DATE
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

A “Dancing with the Stars” event featuring local stars dancing their way to the championship. The winner is the dancer that raises the most money for Bridge House / Grace House through ticket sales, sponsorship, and donations. The event features food, music, a cash bar, and a raffle and silent auction.

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

Marriott New Orleans Downtown at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Marigny Opera House Monthly Jazz Series: Nutrio

DATE
Wed, Oct 21, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

New Orleans-based trio Nutrio will present a program of new compositions from their debut recording, dropping later this year. Their music is modern and acoustic, exploring jazz and folk and songwriting from all over the world. Also improvisational, it takes cues from the avant-garde. Featuring Byron Asher, clarinet and sax; Trey Boudreaux, upright bass; Shawn Meyers, drums.

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117

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Ghostly Gallivant: Eat, Drink and Be Scary Gala

DATE
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
TIME
7:30pm - 11:00pm

We are excited to host our fifth Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party at the Cabildo, Friday, October 23rd from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Bobby Moore and the Rhythm Aces will be playing Motown Classics and tickets include food, beer and wine for the event.

LOCATION

Cabildo
701 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

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Strike for STEM

DATE
Sat, Oct 24, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Team up with Core Element for a fun night of bowling, food, cocktails, spirited competition and the soulful sounds of The Benchwarmers. The “Strike for STEM” raffle will feature a weeklong stay in Destin, two Walt Disney World park hopper passes, and more! All proceeds support Core Element.

LOCATION

Rock 'n' Bowl
3016 S. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

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NOLA Labrador Retriever Rescue/ A Night For The Dogs

DATE
Fri, Oct 30, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

NOLA Lab Rescue is a 501c3 organization (27-3198157) that focuses on saving labrador retrievers and other breeds from local animal shelters. A Night For The Dogs is an evening of dinner, dancing, open bar with silent auctions, raffles door prizes and Halloween costume contest. All proceeds will go to the medical treatment of the hundred of dogs we save each year. Tickets are only $30 per person.

LOCATION

Southport Music Hall
200 Monticello Ave
Jefferson, LA 70121

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Moonlight on the River Gala

DATE
Fri, Nov 6, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Join Magnolia Community Services as we celebrate 80 years of service to individuals with developmental disabilities! Dance the night away with The Mixed Nuts, bid on the great items in our silent auction and enjoy culinary treats from some of Greater New Orleans' best restaurants and caterers.

In addition to all the fun, you'll be supporting a great cause! The Magnolia on the River Gala will help us build a new 5,000 sq. foot Wellness Center on the Magnolia Community Services main campus. The center will address the health needs of our clients by providing a holistic wellness environment, including medical service delivery, physical therapy, and accessible exercise and recreational space.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Whitehall Plantation
100 Central Avenue
Jefferson, LA 70121
Life at Magnolia
Hello from Magnolia Community Services!
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Smiling faces! C.C. Langenstein, Marion and Lee Eagan

Marigny Opera House Monthly Jazz Series: James Singleton Small Orchestra in Concert

DATE
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

A vision of improvisation that expands the textural frontiers of jazz by using multi-instrumentalists, all of whom are A-list composer/player/bandleaders. Featuring James Singleton (bass), Mike Dillon (vibraphone, mallets, tabla, percussion), Justin Peake (drum kit), Rex Gregory (saxophones, clarinets, flutes), Brad Walker (saxophones), and Jonathan Freilich (guitars). Tickets: $20 General; $10 Students & Seniors–available online or at door.

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117

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Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Boudin, Bourbon and Beer

DATE
Fri, Nov 13, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Emeril Lagasse Foundation celebrates all-things Louisiana at its 5th annual Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer on Friday, November 13th at Champions Square. The outdoor festival features 40 of the country’s best chefs cooking up their take on boudin, including Cory Bahr, Carey Bringle, Justin Devillier, Kristen Essig, and John Currence. Patrons will also enjoy an array of craft brews from Abita Beer, bourbon cocktails by Buffalo Trace, and live entertainment throughout the evening. The festival benefits the Emeril Lagasse Foundation which supports non-profit organizations that provide culinary, nutrition and arts education with a focus on life skills development programs.

LOCATION

Champions Square
LaSalle St.
New Orleans, LA 70113

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Run with Smoothie King at the NOAC Turkey Day Race!

DATE
Thu, Nov 26, 2015
TIME
7:30am - 11:30am

Smoothie King has launched the Smoothie King Race Team with New Orleans Pelicans superstar, Jrue Holiday, serving as honorary captain. Race team participants have the chance to meet Jrue Holiday at area races throughout the year. They will also receive a free Smoothie King Race Team running shirt, discounts to New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) race events, a chance to win tickets to a Pelicans basketball game at the Smoothie King Center, autographed basketballs, jerseys and more!

The New Orleans Athletic Club (NOAC) will host the 108th Annual NOAC Turkey Day Race on Thursday, November 26, 2015. The NOAC Turkey Day race benefits the Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans. The NOAC Turkey Day Race includes a 5-mile and a Youth Half Mile race open to all runners and walkers, NOAC and NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Tad Gormley Stadium
5400 Stadium Dr.
New Orleans , LA 70124

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Marigny Opera House Monthly Jazz Series: Sarah Quintana and the Miss River Jazz Quartet

DATE
Wed, Dec 16, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Singer/Composer Sarah Quintana performs songs from her latest release, Miss River— jazz with a European twist, with hints of classical and swing. Guest artists: Rex Gregory on reeds and keys; Robin Sherman on bass, and Shawn Meyers on drums and percussion. Tickets: $20 General/$10 Students and Seniors–available online and at door.

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117

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