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.
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.)
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.
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!
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 email@example.com
Every Monday from 7-8PM
The New Orleans Kinderchor, the New Orleans German-American Children's Chorus, is a music program celebrating German culture in the vibrant city of New Orleans, with a home at the Deutsches Haus. We meet every Monday evening from 7-8PM and offer a chance to learn traditional seasonal and holiday German children's songs, including translation, meaning, history, pronunciation and singing along with friends. Each season offers a new selection of music, with seasonal blocks from November-January, February-April, May-July and August-October, including seasonal performances. Membership is open and there is no fee to join and no need to have previous experience in singing or German - just bring your curiosity and spirit and contribute your unique voice to our chorus :)
This is an ongoing and flexible opportunity.
New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement. This year, why not resolve to do something even more lasting: improve the life of a child who’s been abused or neglected?
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Jefferson is a non-profit organization seeking volunteers. As a CASA, volunteers receive in-depth training to advocate in court and in the community for the needs and rights of children in foster care.
Currently in Jefferson Parish, there are 37 children waiting for an Advocate to step up and be their voice in court; these children are counting on you. CASA Jefferson is offering an in-person Advocate training for individuals who want to make a difference in a child's life.
Trainees will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays January 5 through February 2 from 6:30-9pm and Saturday January 31 from 9am-4:30pm. To register or for more information contact CASA Jefferson at 504-533-8757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 21
Saturday, February 28
Weekends in March
NOVAC's Music Video Production Bootcamp will take place February-March 2015! Three teams will learn how to produce top-quality music videos for three selected bands, and the final product will premiere at Sync Up Cinema 2015.
With the help of WWOZ, NOVAC will choose three local bands to pair with three local filmmakers to lead a small crew of students through the pre to postproduction process of creating a professional music video. Over the course of various weekends in February and March, the teams will discuss concept, execute on location production, and then edit a final piece for the big screen at Sync Up Cinema 2015.
Musicians and students must apply by February 15!
FILMING WILL BE DONE ON LOCATION. LOCATIONS TBD.
Meets Monday night except vacations & holidays. For beginners, advanced and those seeking certification to become certified. Classes are free.
Free of cost!!!
ASL STUDY GROUP
This study group meets on Monday nights at 6:45pm and is for all ages: hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, students, and also
family members of the Deaf or those using sign language!!!
5324 Canal Blvd
(enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)
Hope to see you there!!!
For more info contact Barbara
Feb 28 Sat. 2pm -5pm & March 1st, 8th 15th ,22nd and 29th from 2 pm-to 5pm
Veterans Housing Outreach Ministries will hold a series of Painting and Drawing Art Therapy Workshops Fundraisers to Support Homeless and Disabled Veterans.
The event will be held until February 28th from 2pm to 5pm and March each Sunday in March from 2pm to 5pm in the The New Orleans Healing Center located at 2327 St. Claude Ave Nola. 70117
Book and Register Today!
More information is available online; their website is
and/or by phone 504-340-3429.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2015 6 – 10 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 4, 2015
Haiku with Abandoned Ghosts: New Work by Demond Matsuo
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2015 6 – 10 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 4, 2015
25% of proceeds to benefit: S.T.V Movement
Demond Matsuo is a traveler, a collector of images, an artist whose practice appears as vital as any other function of his being. In his own words “I search the world through seas of papers and inspirations, trying to arrive at a conclusion, a synthesis. The collage serves as a treasure map of sorts, an alchemical illustration pulling you through to understanding my overall meaning.” What you are pulled up through is multilayered Japanese-inspired figures, thick with saturated color and detail. The images echo centuries of ancient history and still vibrate with the ever-present sense that power is a volatile, complex force that can wrap us up in violence, as easily as it can inspire.
Registration open NOW through April 3, 2015.
Join the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic charity running/walking/jogging team, Team NOMC, in the 2015 Crescent City Classic 10K race on April 4,2015.
Register by March 15 and you're automatically entered to win a ROUND TRIP SOUTHWEST AIRLINE TICKET!!
Raise $200 for the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and run, walk, or jog the race as part of a special team with your registration fee waived.
Follow this link to register:
Select "New Orleans Musicians' Clinic & Assistance Foundation"
If you are unable to walk/run the race, consider volunteering or donating! We could use your help!!
Email email@example.com for more information
OR visit our Crowdrise page to donate!
Celebrate Boys & Girls Club week between March 22-28, 2015.
Join us during National Boys & Girls Club Week to learn about your local Clubs in New Orleans, Covington, Gretna and Slidell and how it supports kids and your community! Nearly 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the United States, its territories and on U.S. military installations around the world open their doors to help youth find their great futures. Club afterschool and summer programs are designed to help youth achieve academic success, live healthy lifestyles and be good citizens. Come take a tour of one of our local Clubs today!
Every Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Growing Local NOLA presents FREE exercise classes every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30pm at their garden - 1750 Carondelet St. Come do yoga, fitness boot camp, CrossFit, hula hooping and more. See http://www.recirculatingfarms.org/my-calendar/ for schedule!
We provide snacks and drinks for all participants, so please RSVP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae28a0fe3-lets to make sure we have enough for everyone!
March 26-28, 10 am to 8 pm
March 29, noon to 5 pm
BIG USED BOOK SALE! One of the largest book sales in the New Orleans area over 65,000 items, including gently used adult and children's books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, video tapes, music tapes, and records. priced from .50 to $3.00. Auction items: four limited edition King Kong posters, a Battle of Normandy Commemorative Coin Set, and a copy of Walter Cronkite's South by Southeast.
Cash, checks, credit cards. Free admission; free parking. For information, call the Friends of the Library at 455-2665 or e-mail friendsjpl@Yahoo.com. Proceeds benefit the Jefferson Parish Libraries.
Thu, Fri, and Sat 6PM
Xavier University's Performance Studies Laboratory presents "This Other World," a site-specific performance developed around the posthumously published haiku of Richard Wright. Weaving Wright's haiku with scenes from his Native Son and Black Boy, "This Other World" explores the author's writing process, formative experiences with race identity, and iconic scenes from his literature. Adapted and directed by Ross Louis from a range of source materials, "This Other World" features two Xavier students (Thomas Nash and Mia Ruffin) in a performance that examines the relationship between Wright's haiku and his earlier fiction and nonfiction. Staged outdoors, "This Other World" incorporates visual and physical elements of Xavier's Art Village, while considering several questions about translating Wright's haiku into performance.
All performances are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
Thursday, March 26th, Friday, March 27th and Saturday March 28th
Emeril’s Restaurant, the original flagship restaurant created by Emeril Lagasse is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. To commemorate this milestone Emeril’s will host a trio of celebratory dinners that will spotlight the continued innovation at Emeril’s. Hosted by Lagasse, Chef de Cuisine David Slater and beloved General Manager Kevin Delaune, the nightly six-course dinners with wine pairings will take place on Thursday, March 26th, Friday, March 27th and Saturday March 28th. The evening will commence with a welcome reception featuring specialty cocktails, full open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a creative and collaborative six-course menu created by Lagasse, Slater and his New Orleans Chefs, paired perfectly by Sommelier, Ray Gumpert with nightly wine themes. Priced at $250 per person, per night (excluding tax and gratuity) the evening will commence at 6:30 p.m.
Every Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm
Growing Local NOLA presents FREE farm-to-table, health-supportive cooking classes from 5:30 - 6:30pm Thursdays at their garden - 1750 Carondelet St. Come see and taste how best to use seasonal fruits, veggies and herbs that you grow or buy. See http://www.recirculatingfarms.org/my-calendar/ for schedule!
We provide snacks and drinks for all participants, so please RSVP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae28a0fe3-whats to make sure we have enough for everyone!
The conference begins at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, Loyola will host the South Central Society for Music Theory annual conference. Scholars from the U.S. and Canada will assemble in Nunemaker Hall to hear presentations on music from classical to pop. Steven Rings from the University of Chicago, who has written books on tonal music and on Bob Dylan, will be the keynote speaker. Fees to attend the entire conference are $25 for the general public, $15 for graduate students, and undergraduates may attend for free.
Saturdays 10:30am - noon OR 3pm - 4:30pm
Growing Local NOLA presents FREE gardening classes from 10:30 - noon or 3:00 - 4:30 at their garden - 1750 Carondelet St. Come learn important sustainable and affordable farming techniques to help grow your own garden. See http://www.recirculatingfarms.org/my-calendar/ for schedule!
We provide snacks and drinks for all participants, so please RSVP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae28a0fe3-farming to make sure we have enough for everyone!
Saturday and Sunday at 8pm
Cripple Creek Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Revolt of the Beavers, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) play written by Oscar Saul and Louis Lantz. Labeled “Marxism a La Mother Goose”, *Revolt of the Beavers* is a fantastical musical following two children into “Beaverland, where they help overthrow a tyrannical beaver chief that forces beavers to work without pay. With original music by local musician Byron Asher and direction by Cripple Creek’s own Jessica Lozano, the show will feature a
promenade of local luminaries in theatre and music.
CCTC believes theatre is a vital act of community engagement that should be accessible to all people, and for this reason all Civilian Theatre performance events will be FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
March 28th from 11 AM to 7 PM
March 29th from 11 AM to 6PM
NOLA FoodFest, a weekend-long celebration of American cuisine that attracts chefs from across the country to prepare their hometown specialties in New Orleans, returns to the French Market March 28-29th. The free festival, which features over 25 different restaurants, will also highlight New Haven, CT’s Zuppardi’s Pizza, which will unveil their first pizza truck in New Orleans on March 28th. Other highlights include Gus’ world famous fried chicken, Central BBQ from Memphis, TN and New Orleans’ own Antoine’s Restaurant.
April 8th and 13th @8PM
April 10th and 11th @11PM
April-- New Orleans, LA-- This burlesque parody of Emmy-nominated Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Once More With Feeling" will celebrate the career of writer/director/producer Joss Whedon, featuring characters from Buffy, Marvel's The Avengers, and more. Presented by Honey Tangerine and Artemis Lark at the Old Marquer Theatre (formerly the Shadowbox), "Once More With Peeling" will run four nights between Wednesday, April 8th and Monday, April 13th.
"Joss Whedon's work is always rooted in feminism. Burlesque is all about agency, taking the objectification of bodies and making it on your own terms. Any feminist material would certainly lend itself to the medium."
"Once More With Peeling" will feature performances from Baron Reinhardt, May Hemmer, Miss Monarch M, Persé Fanny, Queenie O'Hart, Vincent Gallant, and will be hosted by Randii Andii.
Thursday-Saturday, April 9th-11th, 2015
9:00 a.m. to no later than 4:00 p.m.
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) invites you to participate in a three day marsh grass planting April 9 - 11 at Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge. We will be planting nearly 13,000 plugs of marsh grass and we need your help! This project will assist in stabilizing the marsh soils with the intention of preventing future erosion and creating wildlife habitat.
Wed though Monday 10am - 6pm
April 10, 2015 6 - 10pm
Show up through May 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show curated and printed by local print studio What Editions in collaboration with local artists Andrew Schrock, Hugo Girl, Sarrah Danziger, and Spring Sandstorm. The show will be up from April 10 – May 31, 2015. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 10 from 6 – 10pm. 25% of proceeds from the show, as well as the gallery shop, will be donated to local non-profit the @Nola Community-Print Shop Youth Program.
The accompanying Arts and Activism Event, the gallery’s third, will be held during the Third Thursday Low Road Art Walk, May 14th at 7pm. The event will include a curatorial talk with Cora Lautze and Julian Wellisz of What Editions, a presentation from Nola Community Print Shop, and a hydro form demonstration from exhibiting artist Andrew Schrock.
Online format decided per the group's needs. Time: 7 or 8pm Tues. Homework assigned wkly. Last meeting option: Meeting onsite in Nola.
8 Week Online Class
This workshop will focus on church interpreting
Online live interactive class
April 14 – June 2
Dr. Barbara Lovas will lead in an online interactive 8 week study, focusing on church interpreting techniques and ethics: Emphasis will be placed on religious vocabulary, terminology, ethics, and Deaf empowerment as it relates to church settings and interpreting scripture and religious music. Local Deaf will also share their feelings related to ethics and Deaf empowerment. This course will include 45mins to an 1 hour of live interactive instruction w/ a minimum of 2 additional hours of work per week; along with hands-on practices, techniques, resources, and study aids provided to participants. Scholarships are offered. .6 CEUs will be provided.
For more information:
Barbara Lovas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 16, 2015 9am-4pm Dillard University Georges Auditorium and Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00 am-2:00 pm Whitney Plantation.
The Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture inaugural conference proudly presents, “The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot,” to be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Dillard University Georges Auditorium and Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Whitney Plantation. This year’s conference will focus on the history and contributions of African-Americans to the world famous New Orleans Creole Cuisine from its origins to the Civil Rights Movement.
Southern Food & Beverage Museum is celebrating their re-opening with a weekend of demonstrations, guest appearances, and lectures April 17-19.
The celebrations begin with the Gala on Friday, April 17 where guests can enjoy cocktail demonstrations and creative libations by Dale DeGroff; live musicand pan-Southern cuisine from Purloo’s Chef Ryan Hughes. The night will feature chef demonstrations by Poppy Tooker, host of Louisiana Eats, and Justin Devillier, chef/owner of La Petite Grocery and Balise. The temporary exhibit celebrating the 175th anniversary of Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans is also on display during the Grand Re-Opening.
Tickets for the Grand Opening Gala are $200 per person and include a private reception from 6-7 p.m. followed by the Gala. General Gala tickets (7-9pm), are $125 per person for members and $145 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at www.southernfood.org/eat-drink-sofab-grand-opening-gala-weekend/
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-May 3, 2015
Preservation Hall’s annual Midnight Preserves series during Jazz Fest welcomes prominent artists from a variety of genres to join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for intimate midnight concerts within the walls of our hallowed venue in the heart of the French Quarter. Past guests have included My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, Robert Plant, Del McCoury Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and dozens more.While the surprise guest artists for this year’s series are not announced in advance, rest assured that every night will present collaborations audiences will never forget.
As always, proceeds from the series will benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation education, outreach, and archiving initiatives in 2015 and beyond. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. Tickets are limited, so book with haste. For more info please contact email@example.com.
Limited weekend run Saturday May 9 1pm & Sunday (Mother's Day Show!) May 10 1pm
Troupe Layaya will present a collection of the best of Disney on Broadway in this salute to our favorite Disney stage productions for a weekend 2 show run at The Old Marquer Theater in New Orleans Saturday May 9 & Sunday May 10. The production has selections from such Disney classics as The Lion King, Aladdin, Princess & the Frog, The Little Mermaid & Hercules. Troupe Layaya takes the audience on magical and musical adventure through time, beyond exotic locations and even under the sea in this fun and exciting production that is sure to entertain both the young and young at heart! Advance tickets go on sale April 1 for this limited two show run and can be purchased on the venue website at www.oldmarquer.com. For more information visit Layaya online at www.Layaya.org or call The Layaya Art Conservatory at (504) 345-YAYA
Weekly Sessions are Mon through Fri, 9am-12pm
Thinkerella is hosting ThinkerKids Summer STEAM camp for kids ages 6-12 from Monday, June 8, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015. Weekly sessions are $185 and run from 9 AM until 12 PM, Monday through Friday. Come explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with us. ThinkerKids will love learning through educational, interactive play. Camp registration includes fun experiments, a snack and a bottled water.