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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

Hard Rock Cafe Open Mic Night

DATE
Thu, Sep 4, 2014
through Thu, Sep 25, 2014
DETAILS

Every Thursday in September from 6pm-9pm

Open Mic Night at Hard Rock New Orleans!

Famous New Orleans musician, Ernie K Doe, once said "I'm not sure, but I'm almost positive, that all music came from New Orleans." We at Hard Rock New Orleans want YOU to prove Mr. K Doe right!

This summer, Thursday nights at Hard Rock New Orleans are open to local musicians of all varieties and ages. Whether you want to sing live, play an instrument, or just sing along to your favorite tune, the Hard Rock stage is open to you!

Continuing on Thursday, September 4 come on down to 125 Bourbon Street and celebrate with good music, food and people from 6-9 p.m. every week. Open Mic Night at Hard Rock will run through Thursday, September 25, 2014.

LOCATION

Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans
125 Bourbon
New Orleans , LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Live Music! Open Mic!

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at Le Petit Theatre

DATE
Fri, Sep 5, 2014
through Sat, Sep 20, 2014
DETAILS

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Wed, Sept 10 at 8 p.m. and Sun, Sept 14 at 3 p.m.

In this regional premiere of Christopher Durang’s uproarious Tony Award-winning comedy, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home where they bicker and complain about their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, and the fun begins. Performances September 5 - 20 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

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

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

Thin Walls - a new play by Michael Allen Zell

DATE
Fri, Sep 12, 2014
through Sun, Sep 28, 2014
DETAILS

September 12 through 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm

A dark comedy and original work by local author Michael Allen Zell.
Tango-playing Charlotte and her Hollywood-bound daughter Julie run an isolated pet cemetery with one simple rule - speaking aloud is forbidden - a rule shaken up by the arrival of new handyman Bram. Two slippery characters, sideshow performers M. Queneau and Miss Elastic, soon arrive, putting a formerly static place in motion. Thin Walls looks back to step forward.
Thin Walls is a work inspired by the golden age of silent film, and promises to be unlike anything else on stage this season. Dialogue is conveyed through intertitles projected above the action, with both ambient sound effects and piano music underscoring the play. However, the silence and intertitles are disrupted by lines spoken aloud, largely by the series of newcomers that arrive at the pet cemetery.
Directed by Angela Jo Strohm, starring Big Easy Award winners Jake Bartush, Richard Mayer, and Mary Pauley, with Hope Leigh and Samantha Mullen.

LOCATION

The Shadowbox
2400 St Claude Ave United States
New Orleans, LA 70117
Official poster for Thin Walls
A dark comedy set in a pet cemetery.

FESTIVAL ON THE 90

DATE
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
through Sun, Sep 21, 2014
DETAILS

Friday, September 19th 6p-10p
Saturday, September 20th 10a-10p
Sunday, September 21st 12p-9pm

Come and experience a weekend filled with entertainment, rides, games, crafts, and great Louisiana cuisine! Festival ON THE 90 will take place Friday, September 19th from 6pm-10pm, Saturday, September 20th from 10am-10pm and Sunday, September 21st from 12pm-9pm on the grounds of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 3512 U.S. Highway 90 West in Avondale, LA. Admission is FREE. Armbands for the rides are $15 in advance and $20 the weekend of the event.

FESTIVAL ON THE 90 is sponsored by Mt. Hermon Community Development and Outreach. An organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the youth of Jefferson Parish and other parishes through education, training and counseling.

LOCATION

On the grounds of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church of Avondale
3512 US Highway 90 West
Avondale, LA 70094

Swine Palace's FRANKENSTEIN

DATE
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
through Sun, Oct 12, 2014
DETAILS

Every evening 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees:Oct 5th,12th at 2 PM only
No Performance Mon, Oct 6th

Admission:
Adults $30/Students $15

FRANKENSTEIN, adapted from Mary Shelly’s 1818 best-selling classic, is a Gothic thriller, passionate romance, and a cautionary tale all in one sensational package. The quest of a young scientist at the turn of the 19th century to discover the secret of generating life unleashes one of the most disturbing and powerful creatures in all of world literature. In this age of artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, this electrifying and moving story raises profound questions about what it means to be human.
FRANKENSTEIN will run for a total of eleven performances, including one Pay-What-You-Can preview and one $15 sneak preview. FRANKENSTEIN will be performed in the Shaver Theatre.

*FRANKENSTEIN recommended for mature audiences

LOCATION

Swine Palace Claude L. Shaver Theatre
105 M&DA Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

3rd Annual Million Milf March (Moms Investing In Laughter and Frivolity)

DATE
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
through Sat, Oct 4, 2014
DETAILS

Friday, 10/3 at 7PM and Saturday, 10/4 at 12PM

The 3rd Annual Million Milf March (Moms Investing in Laughter and Frivolity) kicks off on October 3rd at The Howlin' Wolf at 7pm. Our charity auction benefiting Lindy's Place will include complimentary beer and wine along with food from local restaurants. Weathered! will be the featured entertainment. Come eat, dance and drink for charity!

Saturday, 10/4, the Million Milf March will take to the streets and stroll to bars throughout the Warehouse district. The first stop is Earnst Cafe on S. Peters. Join us for drink specials, dancing, and Milf fun.

Hosted by Hot Mess Mom, Hot Mess Events & Entertainment, LLC.

LOCATION

Warehouse District, New Orleans
S. Peters St.
New Orleans

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Neutral Ground: Rhythm Tap & Live Jazz

DATE
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
through Sun, Oct 12, 2014
DETAILS

October 9, 10, 11 @ 7:30pm; October 12 @ 2:00pm.

Celebrate authentic New Orleans entertainment with a performance unlike any other! A brilliant new performance company, Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap, presents “Neutral Ground,” an exuberant, original production under the direction of Emmy and Big Easy Award winning artistic director and principal choreographer Heidi Malnar. Described as where the sounds of New Orleans and rhythm tap collide, dancers will share the stage with a live, seven-piece jazz ensemble and wide-ranging vocalists. Performances will run October 9-12, 2014 at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).

If you love New Orleans music, high-octane entertainment, and celebrating the Crescent City; Neutral Ground will have you shuffling all the way to Mardi Gras!

LOCATION

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) - Lupin Hall
2800 Chartres Street Lupin Hall
New Orleans, LA 70117

2014 West Jeff Family Fest

DATE
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
through Sat, Oct 11, 2014
DETAILS

Friday, October 10 5pm-10pm
Saturday, October 11 Noon-10pm

The 5th Annual West Jeff Family Fest is BIGGER & Better than ever with 2-days of fun!
We’ve added a fun-filled evening of events which kicks off Friday, October 10 at 5pm!
Amusements rides are now part of our repertoire! The Festival is FREE and open to all!

ATTRACTIONS:
• Live music by Groovy 7, Nola Treblemakers, Aaron Foret, Junior & Sumtin’ Sneaky
• Car & Bike Show
• Amusement rides
• “I Pink I Can” 2-mile Fun run/walk
• Jambalaya Cook-Off

Admission is absolutely FREE. Proceeds from food, beverages, etc. will benefit our Cancer Center, which has the only radiation therapy available on the Westbank. We want to provide funds to our cancer patients who can’t afford treatments, transportation, nutrition and many other needs. WJ Hospital Foundation, along with its sponsors, is very proud to provide this event to the community.

LOCATION

Behind West Jefferson Medical Center
920 Avenue B
Marrero, LA 70072

Big Book Sale

DATE
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
through Sun, Oct 19, 2014
DETAILS

October 16-18 10 am to 8 pm
October 19 noon-5 pm

This is one of the largest book sales in the New Orleans area, with over 65,000 items for sale, including gently used adult and children's books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, video tapes, music tapes, and records, most priced from .50 to $3.00. This sale will feature an unusually large collection of railroad and WW II books. Auction items will include two books, Plantation Parade, signed by author Harnett T. Kane, and Civil War Battlefields, by George Grant and Michael Swift. An autographed picture of current LSU football coach Les Miles will also be auctioned.

Cash, checks, and Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards will be accepted. There is free admission and plenty of free parking. For more information, call the Friends of the Library at 455-2665 or e-mail friendsjpl@Yahoo.com. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Jefferson Parish Libraries.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Pontchartrain Center
4545 Williams Blvd At Lake Pontchartrain
Kenner, LA 70065

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

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

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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