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Al Briede Gold Cup Race

DATE
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
TIME
8:00am - 1:00pm

Smoothie King will launch the Smoothie King Race Team this month 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

Meeting Point
200 Old Hammond Hwy Bucktown Marina across from Bucktown Burger and Fish
Metairie, LA 70005

EVENT WEBSITE

NACA Free Homebuyer's Workshop

DATE
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 2:00pm

NACA Free Homebuyer's Workshop

NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America), a HUD-Certified Non-Profit housing agency, will conduct a FREE homebuyer's workshop for anyone interested in becoming a homeowner (including existing homeowners). the NACA program has $13 billion dollars available for mortgages that requires No Down Payment, No Closing Costs or Fees, No Perfect Credit and No Income Limits.

Properties:
Single-Four Family
Condos
Mix-Use
New Construction or Existing
Purchase & Purchase/Rehab properties

Register today at www.naca.com or call (888) 302-NACA

LOCATION

Pentecost Baptist Church
1501 Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

The Google Community Leaders Music Technology Expedition

DATE
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
TIME
12:00pm - 3:00pm

The Google Community Leaders Program Music Education Team is hosting a free music summit for musicians and entrepreneurs. Join us in learning more about online marketing tools. Topics covered include Google Tools, Social Media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/etc.), Mailchimp and Newsletters, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Loyola University Monroe Hall Rooms 528-529
6363 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

L.A.S.T. (Learn About Sailing Things) meet and hear Doris Colgate

DATE
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
TIME
3:30pm - 4:30pm

The Lake Pontchartrain Women’s Sailing Association (LPWSA) and the New Orleans Yacht Club are pleased to present Doris Colgate as the Gulf Coast Bank 2015 Mardi Gras Regatta guest speaker.

Colgate has been a sailor of note for over 40 years. BoatUS Magazine deemed her the "Dean of Women's Sailing." Colgate authored "Woman's Guide to Sailing" and co-authored "Fast Track to Sailing". Along with worldwide bluewater cruising experience, she has sailed in international races, including the Bermuda Race, Antigua Race Week and the Fastnet Race. She is currently the CEO of Offshore Sailing School and the founder of the National Women's Sailing Association. Colgate has been honored with Sail Magazine's Industry Leadership Award, Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award, the Betty Cook Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award and US SAILING Timothea Laar Award for Lifetime Contribution to Sailor Education, Training and Safety.

Her talk on women sailing is free and open to the public.

LOCATION

New Orleans Yacht Club
403 N Roadway Street South Shore of Lake Pontchartrain
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Intimate Conversations -Art Opening with Polina Tereshina

DATE
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Polina Tereshina comes to New Orleans from Chelyabinsk,
Russia by way of Seattle, her current home. Hyph3n-Art will
be displaying thirty of her multi-media works on paper, opening
reception will be February 28th, 6pm - 10pm.

“Polina’s figures reflect an abstract sense of statelessness;
they often move and interact within a fantastical
geometric playground that is both detailed yet vague.”
Lindsey Rae Gjording, Arts Columnist, Vanguard Seattle 2014

LOCATION

Hyph3n-Art
1901 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

3rd Annual Jamie Galloway Party & Crawfish Boil- A Fundraiser for the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

DATE
Sun, Mar 1, 2015
TIME
3:00pm - 10:00pm

Our annual block party to honor the legacy and spirit of our friend and band-mate, Jamie Galloway, and raise money for the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. Starting at 3:00 pm, the party will kick off with brass in the streets, directed by Aron Lambert, and immediately taking it inside the Maple Leaf where the all star list of performers include: George Porter Jr, Brint Anderson, John Gros, Papa Mali, Juice, Joe Krown, Jeffrey T. Watkins, Jake Eckert, Dave Jordan, Mike Doussan, Billy Iuso, Chris Jones, Will Repholz, Harry Hardin, Chris Pylant and many more TBA.

Crawfish by Jason Seither of Seither's Seafood!

There will be a raffle of all kinds of badass stuff, including SOUTHWEST AIRLINE TICKETS, art, jewelry, gift certificates and music.

All this for $20 at the door.
All proceeds go to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic.

LOCATION

Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

4th Annual Grayhawk Benefit Concert for GNOYO

DATE
Sun, Mar 1, 2015
TIME
5:30pm - 11:00pm

A concert benefiting the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras - TICKETS: $25 Available online at www.gnoyo.org and at the door

Every ticket purchased is a tax deductible donation that will go toward providing scholarships for the disadvantaged, alleviating the costs of musical instruments and private lessons, and the operational expenses that keep this great program going. GNOYO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

LIVE MUSIC
Rockin Dopsie Jr • Walter Wolfman Washington • Bruce Sunpie Barnes • The Grayhawk Band • Henry Turner Jr • Christian Serpas & Ghost Town • Big Chief David Montana of Washitaw Nation • The GNOYO Brass Ensemble • Luther Gray • Alexey Marti • Smoky Greenwell • Loren Pickford • The GNOYO Benefit All Star Band - and more TBA + Live art creation during the event by 2015 Jazz Fest Poster artist Frenchy
EMCEES: John Sinclair & Dave Brinks

For more info email us at: info@thegrayhawkband.com

LOCATION

Southport Hall
200 Monticello Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70121

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

4th Annual Grayhawk Benefit Concert for GYNOY - March 1, 2015 at Southport Hall
Join us on March 1, 2015 in support of the future musicians of New Orleans!
4th Annual Grayhawk Benefit Concert for GYNOY - March 1, 2015 at Southport Hall
Join us on March 1, 2015 in support of the future musicians of New Orleans!

HIT ME AMERICA JAM SESSION featuring Brett Weller at Mizado Cocina

DATE
Sun, Mar 1, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Get ready for the ultimate music experience! Brett Weller is up for the challenge of his musical career as he will write an original song with our audience in one hour. Why be a spectator when you can be part of the music? Our goal is to write a great song...a hit song! A percentage of all music royalties from our song will go to Children's Hospital and Team Gleason. We will also create The Hit Me Highball with one of our star bartenders at the same time we create the song. Get advance tickets here: http://www.hitmeamerica.com/jamsessions.html . We will be filming for TV and YouTube so don't miss it!

LOCATION

Mizado Cocina
5080 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Hit Me America Jam Session Featuring Brett Weller at Mizado Cocina
Brett Weller and Anna Weller

6th Annual Recycled Fashion Show

DATE
Sun, Mar 1, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

A fashion show featuring clothing from the Bridge House Thrift Store that local designers have transformed into fashionable outfits. The event also features over 15 restaurants, a silent auction (featuring items modeled on the runway), a cash bar, and entertainment!

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

Rock N Bowl
3016 South Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

New Orleans 6th Annual Pisces Party

DATE
Tue, Mar 3, 2015
8:00pm - 2:00am

6th Annual New Orleans Pisces Party benefitting the Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation. (BTD Foundation). The event features, Los Pescados, an all star all Pisces Band featuring Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sam Price, Eric Bolivar, Alexandra Scott, Greg Hicks, Lucas Davenport, Loren Murrell, Luke Huddleston, Randy Ellis, Jeff Guitar Nelson, and many others.
The night kicks off with DJ Black Pearl spinning some old school jams followed by the Yemayayas and Mike Doussan Band.
The event also includes food from various restaurants including Milkfish, The Joint and many others.
A raffle and Pinata bashing are also fun components of the event.

LOCATION

Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Growing Local NOLA: Yoga in the Garden

DATE
Wed, Mar 4, 2015
TIME
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Join us for a relaxing and serene evening of yoga instruction in Growing Local NOLA's community garden!

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Growing Local NOLA
1750 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Tulane Family Business Center Forum, Promoting and Sustaining Shareholder Loyalty: The Owner Advantage

DATE
Thu, Mar 5, 2015
TIME
8:00am - 12:00pm

The Tulane Family Business Center is hosting a forum presentation with Ernesto J. Poza, who is president of E. J. Poza Associates. The firm provides consulting services in the area of family business governance, family business continuity, leadership of change, family entrepreneurship, and new venture. Poza is also a clinical professor at Thunderbird School of Global Family Enterprises in Glendale, Arizona.                                                                                           

Ernesto J. Poza, author of Smart Growth: Critical Choices for Family Business Continuity, will share his current research on: approaches that promote continued shareholder engagement, safeguards to keep that unique competitive advantage, best practices in the education of and communicating with shareholders, development of business growth strategy and governance of the family-business relationship.

Register via email, familybiz@tulane.edu, or call 504-862-8482

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, Lavin Bernick Center for University Life
31 McAlister Drive
New Orleans, LA 70118

Growing Local NOLA: What's Cooking? Salad Demo

DATE
Thu, Mar 5, 2015
TIME
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Ready to turn your local produce into delicious, fresh dishes? Join Chef Marianne for a live demo on salad and fresh dressings that will sharpen your skills in the kitchen — with veggies direct from our local garden.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Growing Local NOLA
1750 Carondelet St. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Shades of Praise Gala Concert & Fundraiser

DATE
Thu, Mar 5, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

An elegant evening of live Gospel music to benefit the non-profit New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir Shades of Praise. Live performances by the acclaimed Shades of Praise choir with a kickin' rhythm section, Zulu Ensemble Men's Gospel Choir and The Jones Sisters. Great food, light open bar and great raffle items. Free available on-street parking near the Alumni House. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Ticket info at www.shadesofpraise.org

LOCATION

Tulane Univ. Bea Field Alumni House
6319 Willow St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Curtain Up! Light the Lights! The New Orleans Public Library Salutes the Broadway Musical

DATE
Thu, Mar 5, 2015
TIME
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Please join us at the New Orleans Public Library for our 4th concert/lecture saluting the Broadway Musical. Come learn about the history of such wonderful shows as "Mamma Mia!", "Wicked", "Caroline or Change", "Aladdin", "The Little Mermaid", and "Shrek", with performances by Big Easy Award winner Amy Alvarez, who will be joined by other great local singers including Lark Marie Fall, Kevin Murphy, and Rachel Laufer. Jesse Reeks will be at the piano.

This program will cover the exciting years of 2000 to the present, and we will learn how Broadway looks forward to an exciting future while honoring traditions of the past.

There will be light refreshments served and limited parking will be available in the staff parking lot adjacent to the library building. Also there will be three raffles, including tickets to the Saenger Theatre and the Louisiana Philharmonic.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsored by the Foundation for Entertainment Development & Education, Inc.

LOCATION

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

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

HIT ME AMERICA JAM SESSION featuring Thom Shepherd at Grits Bar

DATE
Thu, Mar 5, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Don't miss Nashville Country Artist/Songwriter Thom Shepherd at Grits Bar. Thom is the writer of the #1 smash country hit "Redneck Yacht Club" and now here's your chance to write a hit song with Thom! A percentage of the music royalties will benefit VFW Post 8973 to help them build their new facility. All military personelle (active or retired) will be admitted free with ID. Please wear your fatigues or uniform as we will be filming for TV and YouTube! www.hitmeamerica.com

LOCATION

Grits Bar
530 Lyons Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

Nashville Songwriter and Recording Artist Thom Shepherd
Hit Me America Jam Session Featuring Thom Shepherd
Nashville Songwriter and Recording Artist Thom Shepherd

Toast Our Coast

DATE
Fri, Mar 6, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Toast Our Coast Cocktail Party and Auction benefits the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and the proceeds are used to continue restoration programs and projects for the Pontchartrain Basin and the New Canal Lighthouse Museum & Education Center.
Toast Our Coast to the sounds of Bobby Cure & The Poppa Stoppa's, a dinner buffet provided by local restaurants, serving up their favorite dishes, and a selection of exquisite auction items including Southwest airline tickets, Jazz Fest tickets, a Party at the New Canal Lighthouse, and a Drew Brees and Sean Peyton autographed football. We are sure you will find a few "Don't Miss Deals".
Our live auction will be presented by Fox 8 News celebrities, Chris Franklin and Greg Adaline (the new guy)!

LOCATION

Pontchartrain Room
1520 Rose Garden Drive
Metairie, LA 70005

NEW ORLEANS AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OPEN HOUSE

DATE
Sat, Mar 7, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 2:00pm

Tour a New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity home and chat with Habitat staff about our easy four-step process to homeownership.

Our First Time Homebuyers program offers low income residents an opportunity to own a home for about the same monthly payment as renting. Participants can choose a Habitat for Humanity owned lot in the 7th, 8th, Upper 9th wards, New Orleans East or Central City on which we will build a brand-new, single family home. Habitat will then sell them the house and lot with no financial down payment and a 0% interest loan.

Applicants need only make a minimum of $1600 a month (before taxes) and have less than $2000 in past due debt (collections debt) to qualify.

Come on by 1911 Montegut St New Orleans, LA 70117 on Saturday March 7, 2015 from 10am to 2pm, enjoy some light refreshments and chat with us about how you can become a homeowner!!!

TOPICS
Rebuilding

LOCATION

Habitat for Humanity Model Home
1911 Montegut St
new orleans, LA 70117
one of the over 500 homes New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity has built.

Family Day: Fais Do-Do

DATE
Sat, Mar 7, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 2:00pm

Family Day: Fais Do-Do
This free family-friendly event will include art activities accompanied by music and food in the tradition of the Cajun Fais Do-Do – Goldring Hall, 10 AM – 2 PM

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Big Chief Brian Harrison and the Guardians Institute Presents the "Keeper of the Flame Experience"

DATE
Sat, Mar 7, 2015
TIME
1:30pm - 3:30pm

An afternoon of 2 Big Chief Brian Harrison produced productions: The award winning Mardi Gras Indian dramatic film "Keeper of the Flame," and the one woman play "If You Don't Like What the Big Queen Say..." starring Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson.

LOCATION

McKenna Museum of African-American Art
2003 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Leprechaun Pub Crawl: LEPRECRAWL

DATE
Sat, Mar 7, 2015
TIME
3:00pm - 10:00pm

Leprecrawl brings a St Patrick's holiday pub-crawl party to Faubourg St John and Mid-City with music, costume contests, discounts, and specials. Wristbands are $10 to raise funds for Gradeuxity, a positive reinforcement education initiative that awards graduating seniors a check of $50 in a booklet of life skills at a college/career expo in May.

• 3:00 – 4:30 – NONNA MIA & CAFE DEGAS & HALF SHELL & SWIRL
• 4:30 – 6:00 – PALS
• 6:00 – 7:30 – PARKWAY BAKERY
• 7:30 – 9:00 – BAYOU BEER GARDEN
• 9:00 – tbd – HOLY GROUND

Leprecrawl and Gradeuxity are the projects of The Creativity Collective. www.facebook.com/events/749024295163442. Purchase wristband at www.creativitycollective.com/store. Tickets are $15 at the door. Twenty-one and older. ID required.

LOCATION

Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Growing Local NOLA: Let's Grow! Raised Bed Construction Tutorial

DATE
Sat, Mar 7, 2015
TIME
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn about the possibilities of urban farming and the basics of growing your own vegetables with the Growing Local NOLA crew. This week: the ins and outs of building raised beds with Farmer Jacob.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Growing Local NOLA
1750 Carondelet St. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Opening Reception for Tennessee Williams: The Playwright and the Painter, Jim Roche: Cultural Mechanic and Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces exhibitions

DATE
Sat, Mar 7, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Opening Reception for Tennessee Williams: The Playwright and the Painter, Jim Roche: Cultural Mechanic and Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces exhibitions – Goldring Hall, 6 PM – 8 PM

LOCATION

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

United Way's 15th Annual "Got Gumbo?" Cook-Off

DATE
Wed, Mar 11, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 8:00pm

This culinary event, sponsored by Royal Sonesta Hotel & Shell Oil Company, will feature mouth-watering gumbos and desserts from New Orleans’ top chefs and restaurants! All event proceeds benefit United Way’s “gumbo” of services to the community. Tickets are available for $25 in advance at www.unitedwaysela.org/gumbo through Friday, March 6th, or $30 at the door. Our panel of celebrity judges will present awards for Best Traditional Gumbo, Best Exotic Gumbo, Best Seafood Gumbo and Best Vegetarian Gumbo. Guests will also be invited to vote for the People’s Choice award. Enjoy your heart’s content of the city’s best gumbos, dessert and live entertainment. Participating restaurants from years past include: 5 Fifty 5 Restaurant, 8 Block Kitchen & Bar, Bourbon House, Café Adelaide, Charlie’s Restaurant, Desire Oyster Bar, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, JW Marriott New Orleans, Oceana Grill, Palace Café, Restaurant R’evolution, Tableau, Tulane University Dining and many more!

LOCATION

Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 Bourbon Street United States
New Orleans, LA 70130
United Way's 15th Annual "Got Gumbo?" Cook-Off

Gambit's Food Revue

DATE
Wed, Mar 11, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Gambit's 5th Annual Food Revue is a restaurant sampling event where attendees try small plates from 30+ local eateries all in one night. Restaurants range from fine dining to casual.

For a list of participating restaurants, and to purchase tickets, visit www.bestofneworleans.com/foodrevue or https://www.facebook.com/GambitsFoodRevue.

VIP tickets include special tent access and early admission. Attendees must be 21 or older.

LOCATION

Pavilon of Two Sisters City Park
101 Victory Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70124

HIdden Histories of New Orleans: The Irish

DATE
Thu, Mar 12, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

While the influence of French and Spanish cultures on New Orleans history is well established, contributions of the Irish are not as well-known. This lecture explores the impact the Irish have made on the Crescent City’s music, infrastructure, politics and religion since the colonial period.

Historian Laura D. Kelley directs Tulane’s Summer in Dublin Program and teaches courses in ethnicity and immigration. Her book, The Irish in New Orleans, was recently released by UL Press. She is completing her second manuscript, Erin’s Enterprise: The Development of the Irish Community in Antebellum New Orleans. For more information contact Cody Scallions at cscallions@crt.la.gov or 504.568.2123.

LOCATION

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

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

New Student Registration - Adult Education at Delgado Community College

DATE
Fri, Mar 13, 2015
TIME
8:00am - 12:00pm

If you would like to register for the Adult Education Program at Delgado Community College, join us on Friday, March 13th.

Registration will be held from 8am-12pm at the City Park Campus in Bldg. 2, Rm. 108.

As always, the program is free and open to any adult that is seeking to earn a high school equivalency. Classes are available at:
* City Park
* West Bank
* Jefferson (Metairie)
* Mid-City
* Gentilly (near N.O. East)

Structured classes are offered in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings, at each location, and we are flexible in finding a class schedule that fits any student’s availability.

Contact Joey Lehrman for more information, and visit us at www.dcc.edu/adult-ed.

We will see you on March 13th anytime between 8am-12pm!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

City Park Campus
615 City Park Avenue Bldg. 2, Rm. 108
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Lark in the Park

DATE
Fri, Mar 13, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Help ensure New Orleans City Park’s legacy is sustained for future generations by attending Lark in the Park, Friday, March 13, 2015. Friends of City Park’s premier fundraiser is a celebration of all the wonderful accomplishments that have been made in the last decade and it will benefit the continued preservation of New Orleans City Park.

The exclusive Patron Party will be in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters from 7:00-8:00 PM, with entertainment by John Michael Bradford, and exquisite cuisine from Commander’s Palace. The Gala will be held in the Botanical Garden from 8:00-11:00 PM and feature live music from Luke Winslow King, a live auction, raffles, over 40 of New Orleans' best restaurants, and premium libations.

Tickets to Lark in the Park are $100 per person, $90 per Friends member, and $75 per Party Flock ticket (ages 21-35). Tickets are limited and attendees must be 21 years or older.

LOCATION

New Orleans Botanical Garden New Orleans, LA 70124

Parkways Tree & Plant Sale

DATE
Sat, Mar 14, 2015
TIME
8:00am - 12:00pm

Parkways Plant Sale with the Department of Parks and Parkways and Parkway Partners.
Mark your calendar for our BIGGEST plant sale, conducted on the Gentilly site of the Department of Parks and Parkways. Department staff will guide your purchases.
Dan Gill will be on site to offer support in plant selections. Warrington and Gentilly Boulevard, just behind Dillard.

LOCATION

Department of Parks & Parkways
2829 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Parkway Partners
Parkways biggest plant sale
Department of Parks and Parkways joins with Parkway Partners
Parkways Plant Sale is the biggest and best.

4th Annual New Orleans Sacred Music Festival

DATE
Sat, Mar 14, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 9:00pm

Join us on Saturday, March 14th, for inspirational sacred music from New Orleans and around the world, delicious food, arts and crafts, a fire ceremony, a Native American blessing, workshops and much more! Sacred music is powerful. It can heal us, it can uplift us, it can bring us together, awakening the profound connection that runs through our diverse cultures and communities. Visit our website to purchase advance tickets($15), to view the festival schedule and learn more about the performers.

http://www.neworleanssacredmusicfestival.org/

LOCATION

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

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Painting with a Twist

DATE
Wed, Mar 18, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join CASA Jefferson for a fun night out to celebrate National Social Work Month! Happy Hour is from 6:00-7:00. Painting is from 7:00-9:00. Tickets include light fare, drinks. giveaways, and the raffle. Space is limited.

LOCATION

Painting with a Twist (Gretna)
1900 Lafayette St Ste 2A
Gretna, LA 70053

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Jazzin' On Jackson

DATE
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will host their 3rd annual Jazzin' on Jackson benefit on Thursday, March 19 from 6-9 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center, 2045 Constance Street. The event will feature live music by Philip Manuel and special guests, outstanding food from local restaurants, and a silent auction featuring art, vacations, restaurant and spa gift certificates and more.

All funds from Jazzin' on Jackson will go toward providing programs and services for the seniors of Mercy Endeavors Senior Center and related expenses for the new, expanded senior center which will be located on the corner of Jackson and Rousseau streets, in the Lower Garden District.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Information on sponsorship opportunities or tickets is available at www.jazzinonjackson2015.eventbrite.com or 504-568-0607.

LOCATION

St. Alphonsus Art and Culture Center
2045 Constance Street United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Flesh Art Show

DATE
Fri, Mar 20, 2015
7:00pm - 12:00am

A fine art body paint cabaret featuring Gravity A as the live musical backdrop. Body painters and performers from all over the country will participate in this one of a kind event. One Night and 2 shows only! 8 and 10:30 pm

LOCATION

One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse St
New Orleans, GA 30662

EVENT WEBSITE

Body Painting flesh art show
Body Painting- Rosemary Kimble, Model-Kim Nicole, Photo-Awalt Art Images
Body Painting/Photo- Craig Tracy, Model- Trixie Minx

Arts and Activism Event w/ Demond Matsuo and Stomp the Violence

DATE
Sat, Mar 21, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 5:30pm

On March 21st at 4pm the gallery will host the second event of our ongoing Arts and Activism series. The event will include a talk with exhibiting artist Demond Matsuo and a presentation and performance from local non-profit Stomp the Violence.

$5 - $15 sliding scale donation
All proceeds from the door to benefit Stomp the Violence.

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

From Big Apple to Big Easy Carnival Design Exhibit

DATE
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 6:00pm

From Big Apple to Big Easy Carnival Design Exhibit to Open March 21st

Presented by Friends of the Cabildo

            Five years ago, Wayne Phillips, Louisiana State Museum Curator of Carnival, had never heard of Carnival designers Helen Clark Warren or John C. Scheffler.  Five years later he will curate the newest Louisiana State Museum exhibit on Warren and Sceffler, From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: Two Carnival Artists in New York opening at the Presbytere on Saturday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. Although Warren never lived in New Orleans and Scheffler lived outside Louisiana the last 50 years of his life, the two designers were among the most important costume designers of the post-World War II Carnival Era.

Helen Clark Warren (1895-1973), born in Massachusetts and a graduate of the Pratt Institute in 1915, designed elaborate Carnival costumes for kings, queens and captains of various New Orleans krewes from the 1930s to 1950s.  She achieved all of this while maintaining a thriving fashion design career in New York City.   Among her New Orleans clients were the Krewe of Hermes, Mystic Club, Prophets of Persia and High Priests of Mithras.  It wasn’t until recently though, after a once in a lifetime email from a great niece of Warren in Florida, that Phillips was able to begin to discover the work of Warren through a donation of over 75 costume and fashion sketches to the State Museum.

            Unlike the Northern born Warren, John C. Scheffler (1939-2012) was a native New Orleanian and a graduate of the Tulane University School of Architecture.  Scheffler began his Carnival costume design career as early as age 15, working for then a young Blaine Kern, before moving in the 1960s to New York to begin work as a set and costume designer.  While working in the New York theatre scene, Scheffler designed costumes for New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewes including Venus, Alla, Cleopatra and Aphrodite.  After meeting Phillips about five years ago, Scheffler stipulated that his entire collection of Carnival costume sketches were to be bequeathed to the Louisiana State Museum.  Totaling over 3,000 individual sketches and including an extensive collection of Scheffler’s business records and contracts with Carnival Krewes, this bequest is one of the largest collections of artifacts ever acquired by the Louisiana State Museum from a single source.  This will also be the first time that his work has ever been exhibited publicly in New Orleans.

            The exhibit opening From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: Two Carnival Artists in New York will take place at the Presbytere (751 Chartres Street) on Saturday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. and will be a partnership between Friends of the Cabildo and Fashion Week Nola.  The opening will be a Friends of the Cabildo Members Only Opening and tickets for guests of members can be purchased for $10. To non-members wanting to attend the opening, memberships are available by contacting the Friends of the Cabildo Office at (504) 523-3939 or online atwww.friendsofthecabildo.org. For more information or media inquiries please contact Jason Strada at (504) 523-3939 or by email atJason@friendsofthecabildo.org.

LOCATION

The Presbytere
751 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Soirée of Feathers

DATE
Sat, Mar 21, 2015
6:00pm - 3:00am

 New Orleans Black Indians Alliance (NOBIA) and Friends of NOBIA are hosting the inaugural Black Masking Indians Soirée. The evening is titled a “Soirée of Feathers”. This will definitely be a night of colors, to live, laugh, and remember.

The following information is provided for your review:
Who:         New Orleans Black Indians Alliance (NOBIA)
What:       "Soiree of Feathers", Bury the Hatchet, Raise the Flag
When:       Saturday, March 21, 2015 Patron party 6-7 pm,
            Dinner/Ceremony 7:30-10:00pm, Entertainment 10:00-3 am
Where:      Sheraton New Orleans Hotel 500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Why:         To celebrate a rich and storied New Orleans Culture and Tradition
How:         Single Vision, Collective Work, Self-determination, Creativity, and Purpose
Proceeds:   To fund our high quality program services and activism and other
            charitable organizations in support of our community
RSVP:      NLT February 14, 2015

 

 

LOCATION

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans , LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Mardi Gras Indians
A Night of Colors, A Time, To Live, Laugh, & Remember

Nonprofit Gala PINK Tie Affair

DATE
Sat, Mar 21, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

PINK House, www.pinkhouseinc.org, invites you to support our development academy for young ladies at the PINK Tie Affair Gala being held on Saturday, March 21st from 7pm-10pm. We will have an evening of unforgettable musical performances by the Brassaholics, dinner, open bar and a silent auction at the Historic Terminal at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. Cocktail attire is appreciated.

Our nonprofit mission is to empower young ladies of New Orleans to become future leaders of the world. We accomplish this by providing regular sessions, either in-school, Saturdays, or Summer, where we provide a nurturing environment to grow the girls confidence and education in all aspects of their lives from social, personal and learning responsibilities.

Tickets are $100 per ticket and can be purchased here: https://pinktieaffair.yapsody.com/event/index/7625/pink-tie-affair-gala .

Also, if anyone is interested we still have sponsorship opportunities available

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal
6001 Stars and Stripes Boulevard United States
New Orleans, LA 70124

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Found Footage Festival

DATE
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 10:30pm

The Found Footage Festival returns to New Orleans with a hilarious showcase of videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Letterman) take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. This year's show also features a couple of tapes found locally in Louisiana. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are available at www.foundfootagefest.com.

LOCATION

One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Camp Tiger Benefit and Auction

DATE
Fri, Mar 27, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

2015 marks the 30th anniversary for Camp Tiger! The week-long day camp is put on by LSU medical students for children with special needs in the Greater New Orleans area. Past campers have enjoyed visits to the zoo, aquarium, Saints practice arena, City Park, and gone on safaris at the Global Wildlife Center. Our 2:1 counselor to camper ratio ensures adequate supervision and safety, and it also provides an opportunity for the campers to bond with their counselors.

The Camp Tiger Benefit and Auction is the largest fundraising source for Camp Tiger, with all proceeds going directly to providing a week of fun for the kids. This year's event will be Friday, March 27th from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Messina's at the Terminal. The event features a Silent and Live Auction with items including vacations, autographed sports memorabilia, artwork, jewelry, and much more. Guests will enjoy local music as well as food and beverages from both traditional and up-and-coming New Orleans restaurants.

LOCATION

Messina's at the Terminal
6001 Stars and Stripes Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70126

EVENT WEBSITE

Camper enjoying time with their counselors
Camp Tiger is a great opportunity to build relationships
2 LSU medical students enjoying a carnival ride with their camper
The medical students like to be big kids with the campers!

Exploring SAORI: Weaving for All Ages and Abilities

DATE
Sat, Mar 28, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 12:00pm

This 2-hour weaving taster with artists Nancy Rhett and Jenny Pelc will provide students with a background of the SAORI weaving philosophy and history as well as the opportunity to explore the SAORI approach through the creation of a handwoven piece of jewelry. Bolstered by a no rules, no requirements, no mistakes philosophy, all are free to immerse themselves in this non-technical, non-intimidating approach to handweaving. We encourage everyone to design at the loom while weaving, using your warp as a canvas. High School through Adult age levels welcome. Aspiring through experienced weavers welcome. – Goldring Hall, 10 AM – 12 PM $25 non-members, $20 members

LOCATION

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

Tina Freeman Panel Discussion

DATE
Sat, Mar 28, 2015
TIME
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tina Freeman Panel Discussion – Goldring Hall, 3pm

LOCATION

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

Exhibition Opening: Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection

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

Exhibition Opening: Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection – Goldring Hall, 6 PM – 8 PM

LOCATION

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

Ogden Book Club: Classic Crews by Harry Crews

DATE
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
TIME
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Book Club: Classic Crews by Harry Crews – Education Gallery, 5:30 PM – 7 PM

LOCATION

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

HIT ME AMERICA JAM SESSION featuring Lynn Drury at Cafe Istanbul

DATE
Wed, Apr 15, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Don't miss this amazing event where the audience writes an original song with Lynn Drury! With her "Mississippi Grit & New Orleans Groove" Lynn knows how to rock the house and now she's up for the challenge of her career...to write a hit song with you! A percentage of all music royalties from our song will go to Children's Hospital New Orleans and Team Gleason. We will also create The Hit Me Highball with one of our star bartenders at the same time we create the song. Get advance tickets here: http://www.hitmeamerica.com/jamsessions.html We will be filming for TV and YouTube so tell all your friends who love music!

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

We Heart Veterans Annual Fundraiser

DATE
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 7:00pm

APRIL 18, 2015, 4:00pm – 7:00pm marks the time for We Heart Veterans' Annual “Helping Heroes” Fundraiser. Location: The Barley Oak in Mandeville. The Rick Samson Project will provide entertainment while you view our auction items! Food and drink provided.

We are a local non-profit who helps wartime service Veterans and their Widows by non-medical home care services.

LOCATION

The Barley Oak
2101 Lakeshore Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471

EVENT WEBSITE

Helping Heroes Fund Raiser Flyer

Cochon Cotillion XIX

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

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

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

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

20th Annual Women of Substance Luncheon

DATE
Fri, May 8, 2015
TIME
11:00am - 2:00pm

The 20th Annual Women of Substance Luncheon will honor outstanding women in our community under the theme "New Beginnings". In addition to lunch and an awards ceremony, the event also features a raffle, a silent auction, and a live auction. Seating is limited so please visit the website to purchase tickets in advance.

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

Audubon Tea Room
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

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

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

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