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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.

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Essence Fest Day of Service

DATE
Thu, Jul 2, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Essence, Walmart, NOLA for Life and the City of New Orleans as we give back and commemorate the resilience of New Orleans 10 years post hurricane Katrina!

Serve: 9AM-1:30PM
School Restoration- plant flowers, paint classrooms, build play areas, and more. Bring a book for a middle or high school student.

Locations:
New Orleans East- SCI Academy, 5552 Read Road
Upper Ninth Ward- KIPP Renaissance, 3820 St. Claude Ave
Central City- KIPP Central City, 2514 3rd Street

*Free commemorative T-shirt and lunch for volunteers at each location

Be Served: 1:30PM-4PM
Location: Walmart New Orleans East, 6000 Bullard Avenue

Join the Essence Health and Wellness Fair as we bring the love to the community. So take time out of your day to show yourself and your family some love, and be served by Essence and Walmart.

Featuring health screenings, employment resources, legal aid, celebrity meet and greets, lots of fun activities and giveaways

LOCATION

Multiple Locations

EVENT WEBSITE

Ogden After Hours presents Alvin Youngblood Hart

DATE
Thu, Jul 2, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Blues musician Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to British guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Hart has a no barriers approach to his music and enjoys challenging so-called blues purists.

Alvin Youngblood Hart released his debut album, Big Mama’s Door, in 1996. Hart received five nominations at the 1997 W.C. Handy Blues Awards. He was nominated for Best New Artist, Best Acoustic Artist, and Best Traditional Blues Artist and his album (Big Mama’s Door) was nominated for both Acoustic Album of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year. He received the award for Best New Artist. Hart also received two Living Blues Awards that same year.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Shotgun Cinema presents GUEROS

DATE
Thu, Jul 2, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 8:30pm

During the 1999 National University strike in Mexico City, Sombra and Santos live a purposeless and unmotivated life to kill time. But with the arrival of Tomas, Santos’ restless younger brother, the aimless slackers are coerced into finding dying 60s folk singer Epigmenio Cruz (who’s rumored to have made Bob Dylan cry) to pay their respects. A sly homage to the Nouvelle Vague, filmmaker Alonso Ruizpalacios creates a film that’s both a powerful mark of history and a nuanced portrait of the present.

LOCATION

Robert E. Nims Theatre at UNO
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

EVENT WEBSITE

Little Artist Series "Cupcakes and Manners"

DATE
Fri, Jul 3, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Don't miss our Little artist series with "Young Gifted &Classy" by Carolyn Shelton "Cupcakes and Manners" Friday July 3rd from 5-7pm Paint,Eat and Learn .Your way of good manners if your child will attend please reserve your space spot are limited.
Donation is welcome to keep our program

LOCATION

MSANIART GALLERY
823 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

Art & Fashion Camp

DATE
Mon, Jul 6, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Art & Fashion Camp
July 6 – 17
9 am – 3 pm
Students entering grades 5 – 8
Working with Alison Parker of ricRACK NOLA, students will follow the process of a fashion designer from sketch to finished product. Classes will start with research and design techniques, figure drawing, and construction (sewing by machine and hand), culminating in a realized “Couture” piece. Students will also work with Dance Instructor Liese Weber, to create a choreographed performance and fashion show presented to family and friends at the end of the session.

LOCATION

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

Book Club - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

DATE
Tue, Jul 7, 2015
TIME
5:30pm - 7:00pm

One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published -- perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Summer Open House

DATE
Wed, Jul 8, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Nunez Community College is having its Summer Open House on Wednesday, July 8th 2015 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. All prospective students for future semesters are welcome to attend. RSVP online: https://goo.gl/0XMSrJ

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Nunez Community College
3710 Paris Rd. AST Building
Chalmette, LA 70043

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Gambit’s 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge presented by CrescentCare

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

Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of talented culinary leaders around the New Orleans area. This event features original food creations, music, drinks & crowd participation. Attendees vote on their favorite selection to crown the champion. YOUR selections determine which chef walks away with the $1,000 cash prize! Tickets are $45.
Visit bestofneworleans.com/chefs to purchase tickets or call 504-483-3139.

LOCATION

The Cannery
3803 Toulouse St
New Orleans, LA 70119

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

CASA New Orleans Orientation

DATE
Thu, Jul 9, 2015
TIME
12:00pm - 1:00pm

CASA New Orleans (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is an agency that advocates on behalf of children (birth to 18+) who have been judged victims of abuse and/or neglect. A CASA volunteer offers a child trust and advocacy during complex legal proceedings. The CASA may be the only stable and continuous presence in the child’s life.

We are especially in need of more Spanish speaking volunteers and male volunteers but we welcome all volunteers!

Interested in learning more? Come out to one of our orientations:

Thursday, July 9th from noon - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, July 14th from 5:30 - 6:15 PM

All orientations are located at 1340 Poydras St. NOLA 70112 in our conference room 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 Betsy at blopez@casaneworleans.org or give her a call at 504-522-1962.

LOCATION

CASA New Orleans Conference Room
1340 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Ogden After Hours presents Marcella Simien

DATE
Thu, Jul 9, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, Marcella Simien grew up onstage with her father, two-time GRAMMY award winner Terrance Simien. In 2009, she moved to Memphis to attend the Memphis College of Art. In no time she was back onstage, delighting audiences with a sound born from fusing elements of her Creole heritage with the angelic grind of Memphis soul.

In addition to her extensive work with her own group, Marcella and Her Lovers, Simien was featured on her father’s most recent album Dockside Sessions, which won a GRAMMY™ in January of 2014 for Best Regional Roots Album of the Year. She co-wrote a song on the Dockside album. She has recorded with hip hop artist Cities Aviv, and was featured on the album “Digital Lows”. One of her contributions to the Cities project, the track “Black Box”, was featured on thindieplaylists.com (summer of 2011) compilation in the company of Arcade Fire, Mayer Hawthorne, Modest Mouse, Coldplay, and many others.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

FOC Second Thursday Lecture

DATE
Thu, Jul 9, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition

Addie and Jeremy Martin trace the evolution of Cajun cuisine from its meager beginnings in the mid-1700s, to the decadent seafood dishes we enjoy today. In their book, Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition, they discuss how Cajun cuisine has developed as new technologies have emerged and literacy rates have increased among Cajuns. While modernization has affected the cuisine dramatically, Cajuns have remained true to their pastoral and family-based traditions. In this discussion, the authors will explore the evolution of Cajun cookery by examining the major factors that have shaped this internationally loved and renowned cuisine.

Addie and Jeremy are both writers and publish the experiential travel blog Culture Curious as well as several other blogs. Based in New Orleans, they spend their time reading, writing, traveling, and experiencing what life has to offer.

Free and open to the public.

LOCATION

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

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Cool Down Block Party on Magazine

DATE
Fri, Jul 10, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saucy's will be celebrating their 3 Year Anniversary on Friday July 10, 5am-9pm in conjunction with the Cool Down Block Party in the 3800-4300 Blocks of Magazine Street. https://www.facebook.com/events/1015069938505278/
Saucy's will be serving $1 Ribs in the restaurant, and hors d'oeuvres & cool drinks out front. Our neighbor merchants & restaurants will be open late offering Specials, Sales, Cocktails, Music & More.
Go to our FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/SaucysNOLA or call 504-301-2755 for more details. Check out our website at www.saucysnola.com

LOCATION

Saucy's BBQ
4200 Magazine Street 3800-4300 Blocks
New Orleans, LA 70115

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Mr. Legs XV

DATE
Sat, Jul 11, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

A parody of a beauty pageant featuring male contestants in costumes and shorts. The contestant that raises the most money for Bridge House / Grace House through ticket sales, sponsors or donations is Mr. Legs. This event also features food, a complementary bar 6-8 PM, music, 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

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

GET CREATIVES: Build your bottom line through communication design

DATE
Mon, Jul 13, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 7:00pm

The combined impact of quality design, photography, and copywriting means more than just a pretty face for your business. In this humorous and info-packed session, you’ll learn how to assess your design, photography, and copywriting needs according to your niche and budget; find and vet reliable creatives; and forge a dynamic creative team to take your business to the next level.

Discover how powerfully your investment in great visuals and strong copy can impact not just the impression your business makes, but also your profit.

LOCATION

Propeller
4035 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

CASA Volunteer Orientation

DATE
Tue, Jul 14, 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 orientation on July 14 at 5:30 PM 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

Ogden After Hours presents Water Liars

DATE
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Water Liars are Andrew Bryant, Justin Kinkel-Schuster, and GR Robinson. Originally hailing from Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee respectively, the group is heavily influenced by southern writers, including Frank Stanford and Barry Hannah, whose influence is evident in their music.

Water Liars formed in Pittsboro, Mississippi in 2011. The group’s first recording, Phantom Limb was released in February 2012. Since their first release, Water Liars have played numerous shows including a 2015 SXSW showcase. Their second album, Wyoming, was recorded in Water Valley, Mississippi and released in 2013 on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records. Their third effort, a self-titled album, was released in early 2014, also on the Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records label.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

EMERIL'S NEW ORLEANS JOINS TALES OF THE COCKTAIL CELEBRATION

DATE
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
TIME
7:30pm - 11:30pm

Emeril Lagasse’s flagship restaurant will partner with Sandeman Port to host an official Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Dinner. Filled with four delectable international courses inspired by the cuisines of Portugal, England and France. Hosted by renowned Chef de Cuisine David Slater and special guest George Sandeman, attendees will enjoy decadent courses, each paired with original Sandeman Port cocktails from celebrity mixologist Jonathan Pogash and his duo of Cocktail Gurus, Hal Wolin and Pamela Wiznitzer.

The dinner will begin with a cocktail reception at 7:30PM where guests will be welcomed with From Port to NOLA – Sandeman Founder’s Reserve Port, raspberry jam, Peychaud’s bitters and Mumm Napa sparkling wine.

Dinner will be served promptly at 8PM.

Seating is limited to 75 guests. Reservations are required.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Grand Isle Joins Tales of the Cocktail Celebration

DATE
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 11:30pm

Presented by the Florida Department of Citrus, Grand Isle – New Orleans’ downtown seafood-centric dining destination – alongside award-winning mixologist Tad Carducci of the Tippling Bros. will celebrate the annual imbiber festival with a locally inspired citrus-fueled dinner event. Known for his elevated Louisiana fish camp fare, Executive Chef Ryan Haigler will guide guests through a six-course menu featuring classic Gulf Coast gastronomy and showcasing his signature culinary style, while Carducci and Grand Isle’s own Julia McElroy shake up thoughtful and fun cocktails to complement the experience. The menu will emphasize locally sourced ingredients all paired with 100% Florida Orange Juice and 100% Florida Grapefruit Juice cocktails.
Not to be missed courses abound as the evening kicks off with passed Thunderballs – Thundercheese stuffed boudin balls with citrus gastrique, amongst others.
http://talesofthecocktail.com/dining-events/florida-department-of-citrus...

LOCATION

Grand Isle Restaurant
575 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Compère Lapin Joins Tales of the Cocktail Celebration

DATE
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 11:30pm

The spirit of Guatemala comes to the Big Easy, as Top Chef Alum Nina Compton prepares to serve up a specialty menu at her debut restaurant Compère Lapin.Co-starring premium Guatemalan Zapaca Rum, the dinner will bring together Master Blender Lorena Vásquez, one of a few female Master Blenders,Global Brand Ambassador Rebecca Quinonez and mixologists Lynnette Marrero and Ricky Gomez.Featuring a fusion of Guatemalan and Creole cuisine,the inventive menu will combine classic fare from both cultures with Zapaca Rum craft cocktails.

Imaginative mash-ups include an amuse bouche of Crispy Dirty Rice and sour orange mojo; second-course:Curried Goat & Sweet Plantain Gnocchi; and a Banana Zeppole dessert with a rum caramel. Space is limited; reservations for the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Dinner are highly recommended. $100 per person (including tax and gratuity).
http://talesofthecocktail.com/dining-events/zacapa-with-compere-lapin/

LOCATION

Compère Lapin
Old 77 Hotel & Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Dowsing - Your Metaphysical Compass

DATE
Fri, Jul 17, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Learn To Access The Information You Want / Need Easily & Become Your Own "Psychic" In...

"Dowsing - Your Metaphysical Compass"

A Participatory Informational Presentation
by William Corey – Psychodynamatist

William Corey invites you to discover the history, various tools, methods, proper use, popular applications and various insights regarding the art of dowsing in order to provide real world skills that can immediately be put to use and help increase the development of your personal psychic potential.

To Pre-Register Call: (504)708-8353

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Metaphysical Resource Center
1708 Lake Ave.
Metairie, LA 70005

Prohibition Tea

DATE
Sat, Jul 18, 2015
TIME
11:00am - 1:00pm

Tales of the Cocktail Royal High Tea – Prohibition Style with Old New Orleans Rum

At this spirited tea service, sip specialty cocktails from tea cups in true speakeasy fashion. With partner Old New Orleans Rum, mixologist Kent Westmoreland presents a menu of four cocktails inspired by the mystery of Cuba. Enjoy a first course of small, brunch-inspired treats, like miniature steak quiche, potato latke with house smoked salmon, smoked turkey with curry aioli, and French toast with caramelized peaches. The three-course service is complete with seasonal scones and desserts. Pricing is $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are required. For reservations, call (504) 596-4773 or visit www.windsorcourthotel.com/le-salon.

LOCATION

Le Salon at Windsor Court
300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Run with Smoothie King at the 28th Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run

DATE
Sun, Jul 19, 2015
TIME
7:00am - 11:00am

Smoothie King will launch the Smoothie King Race Team this year with New Orleans Pelicans superstar, Jrue Holiday, serving as honorary captain. The Smoothie King Race Team will inspire the New Orleans community to live healthy and active lifestyle by providing incentives and discounts for participating in races held by local race group.

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! For more details visit www.smoothieking.com/teamsmoothie.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Bonnet Carre Spillway Boat Launch Pavillion
Uninc St.
Norco, LA 70079

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

VetLaunch Gala

DATE
Sun, Jul 19, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

To kick off its second entrepreneurial season, VetLaunch, New Orleans’ only accelerator dedicated to helping veterans effectively transition from military to civilian life is hosting a gala on July 19th at the WWII Museum’s Boeing Freedom Pavilion from 7pm-10pm. The event will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Operation Red Wings. The night includes a screening of the film MURPH: The Protector, a Q&A with the documentary’s director, best-selling author and Navy veteran, Scott Mactavish and a live performance of the film's soundtrack from Oscar contender, writer, producer and former VetLaunch cohort, Jeff Widenhofer. The evening also includes dinner prepared by former Marine and Chef, Eric Cook and Executive Chef Raymond St. Pierre, Jr. of the American Sector. All proceeds benefit VetLaunch and several other veteran-focused causes. General Admission is $150 and VIP tickets are $250. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit VetLaunch.org or email Jennifer@vetlaunch.org.

LOCATION

The National World War II Museum
945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Photo Camp I

DATE
Mon, Jul 20, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 12:00pm

Photo Camp I
July 20 – 31
9 am – noon
Students entering grades 8 – 12
Working with music photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards, students will learn basic elements of photography including composition, exposure, storytelling, and functions of their camera to create powerful and beautiful images, culminating in a student- curated exhibition. No prior experience necessary. Cameras can be provided if needed.

LOCATION

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

Photo Camp II

DATE
Mon, Jul 20, 2015
TIME
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Photo Camp II
July 20 – 31
1 pm – 4 pm
Students entering grades 8 – 12
Students will focus on camera functions, lighting, portraiture, photojournalism, and fashion with music photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards. Students will learn technical and advanced aspects of photography; including studio lighting set ups, photo shoot design and planning. Through feedback and constructive critique, students will create a portfolio of edited work culminating in a student-curated exhibition. Students should have a basic understanding of photography or take the Photo I in conjunction with this

LOCATION

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

Friends' Fest

DATE
Wed, Jul 22, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Friends of City Park will host its annual member appreciation party, Friends’ Fest, on July 22nd, 2015. The evening is an exclusive night in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland for up to date Friends of City Park members and Subaru raffle ticket holders. The night will include free admission, unlimited free rides, treats, crafts, and live performers. City Park concessions will be open for sale during the event.
Friends' Fest 2015 is sponsored by Hahn Enterprises, Little Tikes, and No Fault.

LOCATION

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland
7 Victory Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70124

EVENT WEBSITE

Author Lecture/ The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era

DATE
Wed, Jul 22, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

University of Maryland Professor Michael Ross will bring to life his prize-winning work, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era. In his book, Ross offers the first ever account of the 1870 kidnapping of seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby by two African American women, an event that electrified New Orleans and the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations. Tracing the crime from the moment it was committed through the highly publicized investigation and sensationalized trial that followed, Ross paints a vivid picture of post-Civil War New Orleans, the Reconstruction-era South,the first African-American detectives in U.S. History,and the complexities and possibilities that faced the newly integrated society.

LOCATION

Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Ogden After Hours presents Bo Dollis Jr.

DATE
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bo Dollis Jr., son of legendary Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief and Wild Magnolias leader Theodore “Bo” Dollis, grew up marching in street parades, sewing Mardi Gras Indian suits, and looking on as his father’s tribe brought its culture around the world. In recent years as the elder Dollis’ health waned, Bo Jr., following in his father’s footsteps, assumed the Big Chief’s mantle, the keeper of the Wild Magnolias’ flame.

In 2013, Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias released New Kind of Funk, the group’s first official release since ’99’s tour de force Life Is a Carnival and Bo Jr.’s first as its Big Chief. The inspiration for New Kind of Funk, which blends elements of contemporary blues, reggae funk and hip-hop into the raw, entrancing rhythms and call-and-response cadences of traditional Mardi Gras Indian music, comes from the Willie Tee track “New Kind of Groove,” a song Dollis Sr. and the Wild Magnolias originally cut on 1977’s They Call Us Wild.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

MechaGator's Red Hot Luau

DATE
Sat, Jul 25, 2015
TIME
12:00pm - 8:00pm

We’re throwing a Hawaiian style pig roast AND cooking a feral hog in a “Cajun Microwave” all for a great cause.

In recognition of their tireless dedication and hard work to keep our community safe, all members of the NOFD are invited to get a FREE plate of pork with their Firemans badge!

We'll be selling plates of delicious slow roasted pig and tasty libations. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Friends of New Orleans Fire Department.

The event will feature entertainment by DJ MicPhedusha and the New Orleans Techno Bull.

There will be an incredible flame FX display by New Orleans own Robo-Kaiju creature, the MechaGator!

And there will be kiddie pools and a slip’n slide for those who need to cool down.

Entry to the event is FREE!

LOCATION

The Back 42
1118 Poland Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Corset Crawl

DATE
Sat, Jul 25, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 10:30pm

Introducing Corset Crawl, a pub crawl in corsets that explores Freret Street venues. Participants offering drink and food discounts to wrist-banded attendees are Ancora, Wayfare, Midway Pizza, Cure, Gasa Gasa, Dat Dog, and The Other Bar. There will be prizes for group themes, classic representations, and comedic interpretations. Corset Crawl funds Gradeuxity, a check for $50 awarded to high school graduates in a book of life skills. www.gradeuxity.com

Wristbands can be purchased at creativitycollective.com/store for $13 and are $15 at the door. We ask that participants be twenty-one and over. Updates will be posted at www.corsetcrawl.com and at the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/704128259733306/.

The Creativity Collective is a social innovator and artistic workforce with a community focus. The 501(c)3 awarded non-profit consists of artists, educators, parents, entrepreneurs, and students creating imaginative solutions to local challenges.

LOCATION

The Other Bar
5039 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Sasheer Zamata

DATE
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 7:00pm

VENUE

PubliQ House
PubliQ House
4528 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA

Ogden After Hours presents Sweet Cecilia

DATE
Thu, Jul 30, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Louisiana band Sweet Cecilia are Laura Huval, Callie Guidry and Maegan Berard. Berard is the lead guitarist for the GRAMMY nominated Cajun band Bonsoir, Catin. A prolific songwriter and a native French speaker, she has shared the stage with other GRAMMY nominees, Zachary Richard, and Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars. Callie Guidry has performed with many different artists including Steve Riley, Caleb Elliot, and Sam Broussard. She was featured in the Zachary Richard video "Laisse le Vent Souffler". She is also a member of the local group Southwind. Laura Huval has performed with country legends such as Don Helmes and Jimmy C. Newman. The group performs original songs and classic Cajun music in addition to covering pop and rock songs in Cajun French. They perform at venues around South Louisiana and performed at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Jess Leigh Jewels Trunk Show

DATE
Thu, Jul 30, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Founded by Jessica Leigh in New Orleans in January of 2010, Jess Leigh Jewels offers one of a kind, custom pieces of jewelry. Each piece is independently designed and locally handmade, ranging from costume pieces to work featuring semi-precious stones.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Propeller Startup Accelerator deadline

DATE
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
11:59pm - 12:00am

Propeller, a local incubator for socially-minded companies, is seeking applications for its 12-week Startup Accelerator, a business bootcamp designed to launch ideas and solutions within healthcare, education, food security, and water management. Participants will benefit from free access to one-on-one executive mentorship, personalized assessments, a tailored growth strategy, access to networks, and office space. Final submissions due July 31. Visit GoPropeller.org/Accelerator for more info.

F2T Chefs Taste Challenge

DATE
Fri, Aug 7, 2015
TIME
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Farm to Table International Symposium announces the inaugural F2T Chefs Taste Challenge. This Chefs Taste Challenge is a fun, fresh take on a food competition aimed at broadening awareness for the use of fresh, healthy sustainable ingredients in preparing food. Furthermore, this event will provide a platform to feature ten of America’s best farm to table chefs across the country.

LOCATION

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Blvd.
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Run with Smoothie King at the New Orleans Track Club Anniversary Race

DATE
Sat, Aug 15, 2015
TIME
7:00am - 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 NOTC Anniversary Race will include three mile and kids’ half-mile races in New Orleans City Park. In celebration of the 52 years of the New Orleans Track Club, the event will include an induction of the 2015 NOTC Hall of Fame honorees, awarding of 2015 College Scholarships and age-adjusted awards for the top 10 male and female runners.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds
61 Friederichs Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70124

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler Gala

DATE
Wed, Aug 19, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Young Professionals of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Delta Chapter will host its 6th Annual charity gala -- Laissez Les Boons Temps Roler sponsored by Baker Hughes International. The event will feature casino games, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. All proceeds benefit Core Element.

LOCATION

The Chicory
610 S. Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70153

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler Gala

DATE
Wed, Aug 19, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Young Professionals of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Delta Chapter will host its 6th Annual charity gala -- Laissez Les Boons Temps Roler sponsored by Baker Hughes International. The event will feature casino games, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. All proceeds benefit Core Element.

LOCATION

The Chicory
610 S. Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70153

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Wyatt Cenac

DATE
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 7:00pm

VENUE

PubliQ House
PubliQ House
4528 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA

Avita Pharmacy Starry Night Gala

DATE
Sat, Aug 22, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Spend a night under the stars with us as we party for a purpose this summer! Belle Reve New Orleans is excited to announce our third annual gala fundraiser, Avita Pharmacy Starry Night Gala. We return to Generations Hall again this year, but will be partying in the newly renovated Metropolitian One room, so all tables will be on the ground floor next to the dance floor. We are proud to welcome back our annual DJ and Emcee from Mobile Music Unlimited as well as some of the best food New Orleans has to offer.

Get your night started off early with a Patron Ticket which gets you a special gift as well as access into the Patron Party from 7:00 - 8:00pm. Or you can purchase a General Admission ticket to the main event from 8:00 - 11:00pm.

LOCATION

Generation Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans, LA 70130

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

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