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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium seeking Bug Ambassador Volunteers

DATE
Fri, Mar 1, 2013
through Tue, Mar 1, 2016
DETAILS

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is seeking to fill open volunteer positions within our Bug Ambassador program. This is ongoing.

Bug Ambassadors serve as the link between the animals that we house at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and the thousands of guests that visit our facility each year. Bug Ambassadors interpret live animal exhibits, engage visitors in learning, and assist staff with live animal presentations.

Bug Ambassadors must be 16 years of age or older, complete the training course, and commit to one weekly shift for one year. A contribution of $30.00 helps cover costs of training materials and uniforms.

For more information visit our website at www.auduboninstitute.org/volunteers or by calling 504-587-2116.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Bug Ambassador educates guests on butterflies in our butterfly garden.
Bug Ambassador educates guests on butterflies in our butterfly garden.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Entrance
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Entrance

First Fridays at the Tap Room

DATE
Fri, Dec 6, 2013
through Sat, Dec 27, 2014
DETAILS

This event occurs on the First Friday of every month starting at 3PM right after the free tour of the brewery.

Come on down to the NOLA Brewing Tap Room on the First Friday of every month and help your Land Trust for Louisiana protect the land you love! Check out the newest flavors available EXCLUSIVELY at the Tap Room:

Girl Stout Cookie, Hurricane Saison, and Vanilla Coffee Stout just to name a few...

The Tap Room donates 10% of all sales that day to Land Trust for Louisiana. WOW! Great locally-brewed beer AND karma points to kick-start your month?? Conservation has never been this tasty.

"Saving Louisiana...
For You, For Me, Forever."

LOCATION

Nola Brewing Tap Room
3001 Tchoupitoulas
New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Abita Creek Flatwoods Reserve
Your donations help protect areas like the one pictured here.
Nola Brewing Tap Room
Sponsored in part by Nola Brewing

New Orleans Toastmasters Club #234

DATE
Mon, Dec 9, 2013
through Mon, Dec 8, 2014
DETAILS

Every Monday, 6: 00 p.m., except holidays.

The New Orleans Toastmasters Club meet each week to assist its members with overcoming the fear of public speaking. If you are looking to improve or show-off your public speaking skills, this is a the group for you. At Toastmasters you will gain confidence and the skills needed to deliver a well organized speech to small or large audiences. All are welcome to visit and settle in with a group of warm, welcoming individuals. This is a move-at-your-pace program. Although we love children and pets, this is an adult only event.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

New Orleans Milton Latter Library
5120 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
New Orleans Toastmasters Club #234

Adopt A Homeless Disabled Vet

DATE
Tue, Feb 18, 2014
through Tue, Jan 31, 2017
DETAILS

Everyday. Mon-Sun 7pm- 10pm

Veterans housing Outreach provides safe drug free shared housing to veterans, homeless, seniors, disabled and PTSD (Post Tramatic Stress Disease).
The housing is located in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Charles Parishes. Veterans Housing is seeking sponsors for an Adopt A Disabled Homeless Veteran Program which includes a veteran's living expenses of $1000 per month (rent, deposit, lights, gas water, furnishing, bedding, personal items, washer and dryer, medical items and transportation and food, paper plates, cups, napkins etc.)

LOCATION

St. Charles Parish
116 Byrd Lane 600 Garden Road Marrero 70072
Hahnville , LA 70057

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Market on LaSalle

DATE
Fri, May 2, 2014
through Sat, Dec 27, 2014
DETAILS

Every Friday and Saturday (weather permitting)
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Market on LaSalle is an urban market located in Central City. It has six moveable micro-retail spaces along with nine cabana style space with plenty of green space. The Market on LaSalle’s has created a community based Market for local vendors, crafters and artisans from diverse backgrounds to work together to build a sustainable market for Central City and New Orleans. Our Market has a diverse group of food, craft, and produce vendors. We also feature a variety of entertainment. Come to the Market on LaSalle, 3300 LaSalle Street (corner of Toledano St.) every Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. You are sure to find a good deal and have a good time!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Market on LaSalle, please contact us at 504-524-3919, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Market on LaSalle is a
Winner of AIA Honor Award in Urban Design!

LOCATION

Market on LaSalle
3300 LaSalle Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Treme Chess Club Monday night tournaments

DATE
Mon, May 26, 2014
through Mon, Dec 29, 2014
DETAILS

Weekly Monday night

Weekly Monday Chess tournament at Cafe Fatoush in the New Orleans Healing center, 2372 St. Claude Avenue. 4 rounds G/15. Cost $1. Starts at 6:30PM till around 8:30 PM. USCF rated available at the site. All ages and skill levels welcome. Anyone wanting to learn how to play can stop by and a current member will teach them.
Contact Jeffrey Vollmer at 314-502-3668 or jeffrey.vollmer@att.net

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Monday night chess club
2372 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Treme Chess Club Saturday Morning Chess tournaments

DATE
Sat, Jun 21, 2014
through Sat, Dec 27, 2014
DETAILS

Weekly Saturday tournaments. We also will plan on 5/31/14 and 6/7/14 but will not have the weekly club on 6/14/14

Weekly Saturday morning Chess Tournament. 10AM till 1PM Cost $1. 3 or 4 rounds depending on the number of players. G/40, USCF rated available at the site. All Players welcome regardless of skill level or age. We will teach anyone interested in learning how to play as well.

Call Jeffrey Vollmer 314-502-3668 for more information.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Cafe Fatoush
2372 St. Claude Avenue New Orleans Healing Center
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

BrassXcise

DATE
Mon, Jun 23, 2014
through Mon, Jun 22, 2015
DETAILS

Every Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, except major holidays

A fitness class to brass band music as you learn to 2nd Line dance with Dancingman504.A beginner can hang with the advanced in this always fun style of movement.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Rhythmic Arts Center
2358 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Sarsaparilla Popup Tuesdays @ Dante's Kitchen

DATE
Tue, Jul 1, 2014
through Wed, Jul 1, 2015
DETAILS

Every Tuesday from 7pm-1:30am

This will be a once weekly event, every Tuesday. It is a pop up bar @ Dante's Kitchen. Features... live music throughout the summer and hopefully beyond. We feature weekly changes to both our craft cocktails, as well as seasonal and locally sourced small plate offerings. All weekly cocktails and plates are affordably priced at 7 $ each, allowing for a brief and inspired treat or an all evening affair with a date or friends. We are open every Tuesday from 7 pm until 1:30 am. We are as casual as you would like, and as playful as you might hope. Join us!

LOCATION

Sarsaparilla @ Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Sarsaparilla features locally sourced and playful bar-fare.
Bacon and goat cheese mousse stuffed beets with jicama and rosemary candy
Sarsaparilla... craft cocktails and craft aluminum can o' suds!
Just one weekly inspiration and an old standby if you can't seem to decide...

Spanish Movie Night - Five Decades of Spanish Cinema - Casa de Espana

DATE
Mon, Aug 4, 2014
through Mon, Dec 1, 2014
DETAILS

- First Monday of every month 7pm

Casa de Espana presents classics of Spaniard cinema on the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

8-4-14 Muerte de un ciclista (1955)
 
9-1-14 Viridiana (1961)
 
10-6-14 El verdugo (1963)
 
11-3-14 La escopeta nacional (1978)
 
12-1-14 Los santos inocentes (1984)

 

Full information at 

www.casanola.com

Email: info@casanola.com

(985) 664-9793

 

Free admission - donations encouraged

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul @ The Healing Center
2372 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Casa De Espana
Spanish Movie Night
Schedule
Movie Schedule

The Movement Studio: Free Saturday Movement & Etiquette Program

DATE
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
through Sun, May 31, 2015
DETAILS

Every Sat 12:30-5:15p.m., except major holidays

Young Royalties of Nouvelle Orleans is The Movement Studio's free Saturday program that was created to educate our youth (ages 4-17)about life and to prepare the next generation to become global leaders in their career passions. Our non-profit organization enriches our young royalties in practices of etiquette, business management, fashion 101, fitness, outreach, communications/public speaking, relationships, health, sex education, career mentorship, tutoring, and the arts (dance/drama/visual), to cultivate them as well-rounded individuals, “dream-big” thinkers and humanitarians in society. For more information contact 504 327 8587 or movementstudiollc@gmail.com

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Dance Studio Claiborne
1520 North Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

James Michalopoulos: Rapt in Color Exhibition

DATE
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
through Sat, Nov 22, 2014
DETAILS

Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday,10 am to 4 pm.

Captivated by the scenes of New Orleans and landscapes of France near his summer studio, James Michalopoulos evokes the spirit of the subject through beautifully layered, textured, and complex color compositions. The exhibition features original paintings from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival posters, portraits, steel sculptures, and rarely seen works on paper, all enveloped in color by this celebrated New Orleans-based artist.

A self-guided iPad tour focuses on James Michalpoulos: Rapt in Color. It includes background information about the artist and gives participants the opportunity to engage in the art through a self-guided tour with questions and information for contemplation. FREE with museum admission! Check out an iPad at the reception desk and discover more about this amazing artist and his work.

LOCATION

Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Passing Daze, James Michalopoulos

French Quarter Festival Call for Musicians

DATE
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
through Sat, Nov 1, 2014
DETAILS

Application deadline is November 1, 2014.

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is now accepting applications for local musicians interested in performing at the 32nd annual French Quarter Festival, to be held April 9-12, 2015. Louisiana musicians (both union and non-union), are encouraged to apply. To download an application, or for more information about the event, visit fqfi.org. To request an application by mail, contact Entertainment Manager Greg Schatz at 504-522-5730 or via email at greg@fqfi.org.

LOCATION

French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
400 N Peters STE 205
New Orleans, LA 70130
Photo Credit: Zack Smith

Grown Folks Lab Band

DATE
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
through Thu, Nov 6, 2014
DETAILS

6:30p-8:00p on six Tuesdays: Sept. 30-Nov. 4 with a concert November 6

Register today to jam for a great cause! During six weekly rehearsals and a culminating performance at a top New Orleans music venue, adult musicians of varying degrees of experience are invited to hone their skills in performance, improvisation and music literacy while networking with potential collaborators and passing a good time in a light, supportive atmosphere. Under the direction of acclaimed musician-educator Khari Allen Lee, participants will explore the blues form through familiar styles of the Crescent City soundtrack such as Funk, R&B, Trad or Afro-Cuban. Proceeds benefit Musicollaborative children's programs.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Café Istanbul
2372 St. Claude
New Orleans, LA

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

St. Claude Food Truck Park

DATE
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
through Sat, Nov 8, 2014
DETAILS

Thur, Fri, and Sat 6-9pm

The St. Claude Food Truck Park will pop-up in a vacant lot at the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Feliciana Street. The park will come to life each Thursday - Saturday night from 6 – 9 p.m., offering neighborhood residents and visitors from across the city an opportunity to come together and dine on a variety of unique cuisines. For a complete schedule, visit www.stclaude.org or www.myhousenola.com.

There will be at least three food trucks at the park each night, rotating among the area’s most popular “meals on wheels.” Also available for purchase will be domestic and specialty beers that pair with the weekend’s food truck offerings.

Picnic tables will provide seating and places to gather and enjoy to live local bands, DJs, and SCMS’ youth program New Orleans Youth Sound Experience (NOYSE). The food truck park will also feature portable restroom facilities, bike parking and security.

LOCATION

St. Claude Food Truck Park
3039 St. Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

St. Claude Food Truck Park

DATE
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
through Sat, Nov 8, 2014
DETAILS

Thu, Fri, Sat 6 pm-9pm

From October 2 – November 8, the St. Claude Food Truck Park will pop-up in a vacant lot at the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Feliciana Street. The park will come to life each Thursday - Saturday night from 6 – 9 p.m., offering neighborhood residents and visitors from across the city an opportunity to come together and dine on a variety of unique cuisines. For a complete schedule, visit www.stclaude.org or www.myhousenola.com.

There will be at least three food trucks at the park each night, rotating among the area’s most popular “meals on wheels.” Also available for purchase will be domestic and specialty beers that pair with the weekend’s food truck offerings.

Picnic tables will provide seating and places to gather and enjoy live local bands, DJs, and SCMS’ youth program, the New Orleans Youth Sound Experience (NOYSE). The food truck park will also feature portable restroom facilities, and security.

LOCATION

St. Claude Food Truck Park
3039 St. Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Alluvial Constructs

DATE
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
through Sat, Nov 29, 2014
DETAILS

Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm

Artists: Diana Al-Hadid, Wayne Amedee, Joseph Cohen, Simryn Gill, Anastasia Pelias, Simon Pyle, Regina Scully, Kianja Strobert, Michel Varisco, Letha Wilson

LOCATION

Octavia Art Gallery
454 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Google Community Leadership Internet Workshops

DATE
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
through Tue, Nov 18, 2014
DETAILS

Every Tuesday at 630 pm

Come join the Google Community Leaders as they host workshops for musicians about online tools that can help create a stronger web presence. The workshops will take place at the Tipitina's Foundation every Tuesday from October 21 to November 18 from 6:30 to 9pm.

Here is a list of the workshop topics:

October 21-Introduction and Google tools
October 28-Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+
November 4-Mailchimp
November 11-Soundcloud and YouTube
November 18-Kickstarter

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Tipitina's Foundation
4040 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Lower 9th Ward CSED Fundraising for Energy Efficiency Education Center

DATE
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
through Thu, Nov 6, 2014
DETAILS

The campaign runs until Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM CT.

The Lower 9th Ward CSED has started a Kickstarter, and we need your support!

Help us finish The Center, a community-based resource that will support current residents of the Lower 9th Ward through energy-efficient home upgrades and educational demonstrations for the community.

Cool note: The Center is 2014 Greenbuild's Legacy Project.

Support us directly at: pledg.us/sustainthenine.

Go to our website at sustainthenine.org

Spread the word on social media:

facebook.com/sustainthenine
twitter.com/@sustainthenine

TOPICS
Rebuilding

LOCATION

The Center
5227 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Le Salon at Windsor Court Hosts Creepy Crawly Tea

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
through Sun, Oct 26, 2014
DETAILS

Saturday October 25, 2014 at 11am and 2pm
Sunday October 26, 2014 at 11am and 2pm

The Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will bring creepy and crawly visitors to Le Salon's Halloween Tea. During this three-course tea service, children and will enjoy Halloween-themed treats like ghostly tea sandwiches and pumpkin shaped cookies. Adults will relish seasonal offerings including a cocktail to start, autumn cran-apple harvest tea and pumpkin spice scones.

Each table will feature a creepy centerpiece from the Insectarium, and Audubon representatives will be present to explain all the creatures. Guests will also be entered to win two passes to the Audubon Zoo, Insectarium or Aquarium, raffled at each seating.

Costumes are encouraged for all.

LOCATION

Le Salon at Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Prospect.3: Notes for Now

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
through Sun, Jan 25, 2015
DETAILS

Prospect New Orleans is an International Arts Biennial event that will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015.

Prospect.3 opens to the public starting with a Ribbon Cutting and Second Line from Louis Armstrong Park to The African American Museum. Prospect New Orleans is an International Arts Biennial event that will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. “Prospect.3: Notes for Now” will present the work of more than 50 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, in more than 15 locations, including museums, community centers and independent sites throughout neighborhoods across New Orleans.

LOCATION

Louis Armstrong Park
701 N Rampart St United States
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Peter & The Starcatcher at Le Petit Theatre

DATE
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
through Sun, Nov 23, 2014
DETAILS

November 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 @ 7:30 pm and Nov. 16, 23 @ 3:00 pm

This swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you and your family hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. A dozen actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using only their talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. Performances November 7 - 23 at the historic Le Petit Theatre, steps off Jackson Square.

LOCATION

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
616 Saint Peter Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Numb

DATE
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
through Sat, Dec 6, 2014
DETAILS

Thursday – Saturday at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm. Numb will be part of the New Orleans Fringe from Nov. 20 – 22.

An original play by Goat in the Road Productions, Numb is presented in association with the Cachet Art and Culture Program and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Numb explores the complicated history of anesthesiology and 19th century medicine, and looks at the ecstasy and intoxication of drugs that alter human consciousness in a quest for pain-free surgery, and the often forgotten human stories that accompany advancement.

Numb is written and directed by Chris Kaminstein and stars ensemble members Leslie Boles, Todd D’Amour, Shannon Flaherty, Ian Hoch, Dylan Hunter, and Francesca McKenzie.

LOCATION

The Ether Dome
3625 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

Go "Beyond Desire" with Esoterotica at The New Orleans Fringe Festival

DATE
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
through Sun, Nov 23, 2014
DETAILS

Wednesday Nov. 19th at 7pm
Friday Nov. 21st at 11pm
Saturday Nov. 22nd at 9pm
Sunday Nov. 23rd at 7pm

Everyone wants connection, understanding, passion, trust. Through honest, sensual spoken word eight local poet-provocateurs expose our needs and nuances in all their glorious variety and overarching similarity. With every intimacy, no matter our race, gender, or sexuality we all share the same excitement, hope, complexity, fear and heartache when we take a lover’s hand in ours and dare to go- Beyond Desire.

An all original, collaboratively written and performed show from the local voices of:
Shadow Angelina
Mike Marina
Panzachual
Andy Reynolds
Zach B
AL(ICE)
Gwydion Emrys
Fischer Pete
Aime' SansSavant
and
Kaycee Filson

As part of this year's New Orleans Fringe Festival, November 19th - 23rd.
Saturday's Performance Interpreted for the Deaf
8$ at the door or Fringe Ticket, with a one time purchase of Fringe button, 3$.
www.nofringe.org
www.esoterotica.com

LOCATION

The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Christmas in the District

DATE
Wed, Dec 3, 2014
through Wed, Dec 24, 2014
DETAILS

December 3 - December 24, 2014. Lights start at 5pm till 10pm nightly.

Celebrate the season in New Orleans' historic Warehouse District with dazzling lights along Convention Center Boulevard. Bring the family and dine, drive, and stroll while enjoying Santa, carolers, children’s activities, concerts, and more. Don’t miss the fun! For more details on events and entertainment please visit the website, christmasinthedistrict.com.

LOCATION

Convention Center Blvd
900 Convention Center Blvd. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

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