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CASA Volunteer Orientation

DATE
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
TIME
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Become a CASA New Orleans Advocate! CASA New Orleans fights for the rights of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers advocate on behalf of children (birth to 18+) in foster care. A CASA volunteer offers a child trust and advocacy during complex legal proceedings. Interacting and explaining to the child what is going on, the CASA may be the only stable and continuous presence in the child’s life.

Come to one of our orientations to learn more:
Tuesday, Sept. 30th from 5:30-6:15 PM
Monday, Oct. 6th from 5:30-6:15 PM

All orientations are located at 1340 Poydras St. NOLA 70112 in our office on the 21st floor.

The duties carried out by a CASA are extremely important. No special education or skills are required. We provide thorough training and continual support.

For more information, please e-mail us at info@casaneworleans.org .

LOCATION

CASA New Orleans
1340 Poydras St. Suite 2120
New Orleans, LA 70112

EVENT WEBSITE

Confucius Institute Day and Traditional Moon Festival

DATE
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
TIME
5:30pm - 8:00pm

The community is invited to join Xavier University of Louisiana to celebrate Confucius Institute Day and the Moon Festival, the traditional Chinese mid-autumn celebration. The Confucius Institute Day represents a milestone in the development of the Confucius Institute worldwide, as 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of its establishment globally. The event kicks off with Chinese food, followed by professional folk music, dancing, and opera performances from China.

The Confucius Institute at Xavier University of Louisiana is a partnership between Xavier University, the Hebei University, and The Office of Chinese Language Council International of the Chinese Ministry of Education (Hanban). The Confucius Institute is committed to sharing knowledge to all who wish to learn about Chinese language and culture and building bridges between cultures.

LOCATION

Xavier University Center Ballroom (third floor)
Corner of Broadway Street and Dixon Street
New Orleans, LA 70125

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Hope Stone New Orleans Dinner for Dance

DATE
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Hope Stone New Orleans will host Dinner for Dance, a night of local creole inspired food and live entertainment to benefit youth arts scholarships. The dinner will be on Wednesday October 1 from 6-9:30pm. The evening will begin at River House (New Orleans, 625 Marigny St., New Orleans, LA) and then guests will “Second Line” to The Franklin (2600 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA) to conclude the evening.
The menu features scrumptious and locally made New Orleans cuisine! Live performances will keep guests entertained all evening long. Guests will not want to miss the extravagant raffle package of an all expensed paid voyage of The Big Easy. Three lucky hopefuls will each win a package!
All proceeds from Dinner for Dance will benefit youth art scholarships by allowing every child and youth, regardless of his or her economic background, the opportunity to participate in Hope Stone New Orleans programs. Help make Hope Stone’s mission, Art for All, a reality.

LOCATION

NOLA Spaces
1719 Toledano
New Orleans , LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

Women Performing For Women (With Amanda Shaw & Charmaine Neville)

DATE
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 10:00pm

A night of music, food, and celebration to benefit the women and children of Hagar's House

On Thursday, October 2, Amanda Shaw, Charmaine Neville, and other talented women musicians of New Orleans will be performing to support and celebrate the women and children of Hagar’s House.

Women Performing for Women will take place at Café Istanbul at 2372 St. Claude Avenue. Tickets are $40 (or $75 for a couple) and include all food and music. Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-music, silent auction bidding and for food by The Ruby Slipper and other generous and decadent local restaurants. Concert begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm.

For more information, visit www.HagarsHouseNOLA.org, email HagarsHouse@gmail.com, or call 504.210.5064.

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave United States
New Orleans, LA 70112
Amanda Shaw & Charmaine Neville

New Orleans Vintage Fashion & Lifestyle Expo

DATE
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
7:00pm - 12:00am

Vintage Fashion Shows, Vintage Shopping Marketplace, Foxtrot Contest and Dancing all night with Shotgun Jazz Band, Free Cocktail Hour, Vintage Beauty Parlor, Free Cupcake Break, Vintage Dance Performances, Free pre-show vintage dress Bike Ride, Free poster with pre-sale ticket purchased online, and even more...!

For tickets! www.nolavintageexpo.com

LOCATION

Old US Mint
400 Esplanade
New Orleans

Free Ellis Marsalis Concert at Tulane

DATE
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 8:00pm

As a legendary bandleader, educator, 2011 NEA Jazz Master, and patriarch of one of New Orleans' most renowned musical families, Ellis Marsalis is regarded as the premier modern jazz pianist in the city. At this special free concert, presented annually, Marsalis will perform with his quartet and participate in an audience Q&A session following the show. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Lagniappe Series of Newcomb-Tulane College at Tulane University. Contact the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs at 504-865-5728 or donuts@tulane.edu. Driving directions: http://bit.ly/dixonhall

LOCATION

Tulane University: Dixon Hall New Orleans, LA 70118

Tim Skeen Poetry Reading

DATE
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tim Skeen, winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry for his collection of poems, Kentucky Swami (BkMk Press, 2001) and the White Pine Press Poetry Prize for his just published second collection of poems, Risk, has received his Ph.D. in Creative Writing, Poetry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been described as a "partisan of accessibility and heartbreak." According to Corrinne Clegg Hales, the poems in his latest book, Risk, "show us how we carry on with grief as our companion, and how we can sometimes experience extraordinary love and joy along the way." He is the Coordinator of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at California State University in Fresno, California, where he lives with his wife Pam, and daughter Iris.

This event was funded in part by Read Today, Lead Tomorrow, and a grant from Poets and Writers. For more information please contact Dr. Biljana D. Obradović at (504) 520-5155 or bobradov@xula.edu

LOCATION

Xavier University of Louisiana Admin. Bldg. Rm. 220

Lafitte Greenway Expo

DATE
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 4:00pm

Join Friends of Lafitte Corridor on Saturday, October 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carver Theater for the Greenway Expo, a community event highlighting the Lafitte Greenway project. Admission is free of charge.

Currently under construction, the Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile linear park and bike bath that will extend from Basin St. to Mid-City, with trees, lights, ball fields, rain gardens, and more.

The Greenway Expo will feature community groups, food, music, speakers from the City and community, construction updates and information about the Lafitte Greenway linear park and bike path. Come provide your input about what you want to see from the project!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

The Historic Carver Theater
2101 Orleans Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Lafitte Greenway Expo
Oct. 4th, 11 AM - 4 PM, at the Carver Theater

Skinz N Bonez Day of the Dead Pub Crawl

DATE
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
4:00pm - 1:00am

This is Skinz N Bonez yearly fundraiser for animal rescue. This years pick for our charity is the pet asylum in the french quarter...

We URGE you to dress for Day Of The Dead or as a Skeleton. If you need your face painted? We will accommodate as our artists are skilled and do a beautiful job of recreating sugar skulls.

Our Altar Crawl will be led by "El Brujo", who will guide us through the French Quarter as we present an altar to each of the watering holes we will stop at. El Brujo is non other than the infamous Jose Torres-Tama, Latino Performance Artist.

Come Join us for this wonderful stroll through the Historic Quarter with New Orleans only female bone gang.... Listen to the drums, hear the whispers of those who came before us, and celebrate the beginning of the fall season.

LOCATION

Big Mamas House of Blues to start
331 Decatur St then the kerry, Erin Rose, Fahys, Mollys, Lafitte in Exile and Spitfire
New Orleans , LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

skinz n bonez, dia de los muertos, skeleton pub crawl, calacas y maracas
bonez of steel invites you to calacas y maracas
day of the dead, pub crawl, mardiclaw, soul sweepers
big queen mardiclaw and her short ribs

Magazine Street’s Art For Art Sake

DATE
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Magazine Street’s annual evening event heralding the opening of the city’s art season. The celebration features openings at the city’s premier galleries, trunk shows at boutiques and shops, and special menus at Magazine Street restaurants. Participating merchants will offer libations and nibbles, live music and fun. Free Bus service will transport strollers from one end of Magazine to the other.

LOCATION

Magazine Street
Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

Skinz N Bonez Day of the Dead Pub Crawl

DATE
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
6:00pm - 1:00am

This is Skinz N Bonez yearly fundraiser for animal rescue. This years pick for our charity is the pet asylum in the french quarter...

We URGE you to dress for Day Of The Dead or as a Skeleton. If you need your face painted? We will accommodate as our artists are skilled and do a beautiful job of recreating sugar skulls.

Our Altar Crawl will be led by "El Brujo", who will guide us through the French Quarter as we present an altar to each of the watering holes we will stop at. El Brujo is non other than the infamous Jose Torres-Tama, Latino Performance Artist.

Come Join us for this wonderful stroll through the Historic Quarter with New Orleans only female bone gang.... Listen to the drums, hear the whispers of those who came before us, and celebrate the beginning of the fall season.

LOCATION

The Kerry
331 Decatur St then Erin Rose, Fahys, Mollys, Lafitte in Exile and Spitfire
New Orleans , LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

skinz n bonez, dia de los muertos, skeleton pub crawl, calacas y maracas
bonez of steel invites you to calacas y maracas
day of the dead, pub crawl, mardiclaw, soul sweepers
big queen mardiclaw and her short ribs

Praxair Skills Pipeline Community Welding Event

DATE
Mon, Oct 6, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 3:30pm

Delgado Community College and Praxair, Inc. will host a community event in October to kick off the company's Skills Pipeline program, a new workforce development initiative. The event will serve as an opportunity for visitors to learn about the educational opportunities and career possibilities for welders in Louisiana.

What: Visitors can enjoy free food and special gifts as they explore the possibilities of sparking new careers in welding! They will also have the chance to apply for one of 100 Praxair Skills Pipeline full welding school scholarships offered at Baton Rouge Community College, Delgado Community College, and SOWELA Technical Community College.
Visitors and media can also:
 Stop by the “Ask A Welder” booth
 Meet a welding artist
 Learn about the latest in Praxair welding technology and more

LOCATION

Delgado Community College City Park Campus, Student Life Center, Building 23, Lac Maurepas Room
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

People's Budget Summit

DATE
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

How would you spend tax dollars? Join PB NOLA to help draft the first-ever People's Budget!

We'll be hosting an interactive evening where residents from across the city can come together to hear about innovative new ways to fund old problems and then "spend" some money on the departments, programs, and interests that they hold most near and dear in this city.

Food and drinks will be provided, as well as the chance to meet and greet with city and neighborhood leaders from around town.

Come on out, let your voice be heard! It's your money, YOU decide!

LOCATION

Tulane City Center
1725 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70113

PechaKucha Night | NOLA Vol 14

DATE
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:30pm

PechaKucha Night is a place for artists and thinkers to meet and show their work in public. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds - giving them 6 minutes 40 seconds before the next presenter is up.

PechaKucha is a conversation starter. An informal event of folks coming together to share and draw inspiration while enjoying a brilliant night out with music, visual treats, and a chance to connect with ideas and creatives in our disparate community.

LOCATION

The Rusty Nail
1100 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Mid-City Errands - Reading & Book Signing with Author Ronald Fisher

DATE
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 7:30pm

1950s Mid-City comes to life in Mid-City Errands, a new novel that offers a unique view of New Orleans through the eyes of its seven-year old hero Vonny, whose detective exploits take him through the heart of the old neighborhood. The author grew up with his large family in Mid-City, and New Orleanians will enjoy the references to landmarks like Picou’s and the old Bruno’s Bar. Mr. Fisher describes his book as “a mystery and coming-of-age adventure all in one.” The author will read excerpts and sign copies at Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple Street on Thursday, October 9 at 6 p.m.

LOCATION

Maple Street Book Shop
7523 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA

EVENT WEBSITE

Greg Kuzma Poetry Reading

DATE
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Born in 1944, GREG KUZMA is the author of Song for Someone Going Away (Ithaca House), Good News (Viking), The Obedience School (Three Rivers Press), and more than thirty other books. Carnegie Mellon University Press re-printed Good News in their Classic Contemporary series and released his Selected Early Poems 1958-1983 in 1996. A new collection, Mountains of the Moon, was published by Stephen F. Austin University Press. His poetry has been published in hundreds of literary magazines, including The New Yorker, Triquarterly, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, and Poetry East. He was educated at Syracuse University (BA, 1966, MA, 1967). He taught in the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for forty years, retiring last year. He is the editor of Best Cellar Press. He and his wife, Barb, live in Crete, Nebraska.

For more information contact Dr. Biljana D. Obradović at (504) 520-5155 or bobradov@xula.edu

LOCATION

Xavier University of Louisiana Admin. Bldg. Rm. 220 New Orleans, LA

Swamp Forest Restoration

DATE
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
TIME
8:00am - 3:00pm

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is partnering with the Restore the Earth Foundation to restore swamp forest on the Maurepas Landbridge. Swamp forests are very important habitats for wildlife and provide storm surge protection for nearby communities. Please contact Theryn Henkel at therynhenkel@gmail.com for volunteer information.

TOPICS
Rebuilding

LOCATION

Manchac/Tangipahoa
TBA

EVENT WEBSITE

The PATOIS Party: A Benefit for PATOIS: the New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival

DATE
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
TIME
8:00pm - 11:00pm

The PATOIS Party will take place at Tasseology Cafe, featuring sounds by DJ Brice Nice, a silent film projection of 'The Passion of Joan of Arc' (1928), a pop-up art exhibition featuring Soraya Jean-Louis McElroy plus X-Istence Photography, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit PATOIS: the New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, returning in March 2015 after a three-year hiatus. $10 admission includes one complimentary beverage, with cash bar available. For more information, email info@patoisfilmfest.org.

LOCATION

Tasseology
1228 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

GNO PAGAN PRIDE DAY FESTIVAL 2014

DATE
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 6:00pm

Celebrate “The City of TRUE MAGICK!” at GNOPPD FEST 2014.

Voodoo, Wicca, Santeria, Native American and other Pagan spirituality will be honored at this all day family event.

Guest of Honor: Yoruba Lucumi Priestess, Luisah Teish.
Presentations and workshops by River Higginbothan, Dr Charlotte Pipes, Louis Martinie, David Braren and others. With subjects ranging from Aleister Crowley to sound healing and crystal grids.

Hosted by M.C. ‘Big’ MAC from Cat’s Meow and Bourbon Blues Company.

Headlining musical act: Celtic rock band Tuatha Dea. Plus performances by Louis Martinie, The Mudlark Puppeteers and numerous belly dance troupes with surprise guests!

Kids area, arts and crafts vending; food, Tarot Readings, divination and more!

This is the day … you will be talking about for weeks! - Costumes encouraged!

Complete schedule and information at www.GNOPPD.org

Free admission with donation of canned goods to benefit Women with a Vision http://wwav-no.org

LOCATION

Washington Square Park
700 Elysian Fields at Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Schoolyard and Backyard Gardening

DATE
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 12:00pm

At 10 a.m. Kiki Fontenot of the LSU AgCenter emphasizes the value of schoolyard and backyard gardening for all ages. Adults work with children in a growing environment and gain as much as the younger gardeners.

At the Greenhouse: Herb and Vegetable starts, Colorful Fall Bedding Plants, including LA Super Plants, pollinators, pine straw and organic fertilizers including worm castings.

LOCATION

Parkway Partners Greenhouse
1137 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Day of the Dead Family Workshop at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

DATE
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 12:00pm

Explore the history and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos through hands-on art activities, including papel picado, decorating calaveras (sugar skulls), and making family ofrendas (altars). Participants may bring family photos or objects to incorporate into the altars in keeping with the Día de los Muertos tradition of honoring those who have passed away. Pre-registration required.

Adults: $20 member; $25 non-member
Child: $10 member; $15 non-member

LOCATION

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

"PURSES & PEARLS" FASHION SHOW

DATE
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
TIME
11:30am - 2:00pm

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx is raising funds to help battle Alzheimer's disease by hosting its first ever "Purses & Pearls" fashion show and luncheon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association's Louisiana Chapter. The luncheon takes place Sunday, Oct. 12 at 11:30 am at the Sheraton New Orleans. Tickets are $75. and can be obtained at kreweofnyx.org .

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Tipitina's Foundation Presents Sunday Youth Music Workshops feat. The Cliff Hines Band

DATE
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
TIME
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Youth Music Workshops offer young, aspiring musicians the opportunity to play with and learn from some of the area’s most experienced and celebrated musicians. Every workshop offers students a hands-on, improvisational approach to music education.

LOCATION

Tipitina's
501 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Doubloon Saloon

DATE
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Oct 15th marks the premiere of the "Doubloon Saloon", a monthly (-ish) gathering at a New Orleans neighborhood bar, pub, lounge, or restaurant to raise money for preservation projects in the city. These will be hosted by NOLA Doubloon (www.noladoubloon.com). The first "Saloon" takes place at Treo, in Mid-City (3835 Tulane Ave.) and partners with Save Our Cemeteries (501(c)(3)) in support of the preservation and restoration of the Marie Laveau Tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1. These will be regular events that will strive to raise awareness of the importance of preserving our cultural assets, while drawing attention to interesting bars and venues around town. The second "Saloon" will take place in early December at an as yet undisclosed location.

LOCATION

Treo
3835 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

28th Annual Great 100 Nurses Celebration

DATE
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

The 28th Annual Great 100 Nurses Celebration honors 100 great nurses and their contribution to our state and their profession. This event is free to the public and features live music, local gourmet food, silent auctions, and the company of Louisiana's finest nurses for you to enjoy. We invite you to participate as a supporter of this organization. Your contribution will help honor these amazing people and support the nursing profession.

LOCATION

The Pontchartrain Center
4545 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065

EVENT WEBSITE

Nonprofit workshop: Major Donor Development 101

DATE
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
TIME
9:30am - 12:00pm

October nonprofit fundraising workshop:
Major Donor Development 101
Details and registration at www.thefundingseed.com

Asking someone for a large donation can make a huge difference for your nonprofit- and it can also be scary!
This workshop covers the basics of major donor development: how to identify your donors, ways to build strong relationships with prospects, and what to say (and not say!) when asking for a big donation.

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop.

Registration $35. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members and for organizations registering two or more people.

For questions or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

LOCATION

Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

P.3 Reads: P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 Artist Sophie Lvoff discuss Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer

DATE
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 7:00pm

P.3Reads, a Prospect New Orleans Public Program, is inspired by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans’ vision for Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3). The program takes place monthly in different NOPL branches. Artists who will be featured in the upcoming P.3 Biennial will discuss with members of the New Orleans community the books that have been important in their lives and work. These events are free and open to the public.

In this month’s event, P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 Artist Sophie Lvoff will discuss Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, Percy’s debut novel and winner of the 1961 National Book Award. Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION

New Orleans Public Library- Main Branch
219 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

Swamp Forest Restoration

DATE
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
TIME
8:00am - 3:00pm

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is partnering with the Restore the Earth Foundation to restore swamp forest on the Maurepas Landbridge. Swamp forests are very important habitats for wildlife and provide storm surge protection for nearby communities. Please contact Theryn Henkel at therynhenkel@gmail.com for volunteer information.

TOPICS
Rebuilding

LOCATION

Manchac/Tangipahoa area
TBA

EVENT WEBSITE

Detective John Baptiste Jourdain: The First African American Sleuth

DATE
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
TIME
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Wayne & Janet Baquet, Owners of Lil' Dizzy's cafe and descendants of the Jourdain family, invite you to hear historian Michael Ross discuss the role Detective Jean Baptiste Jourdain (the first African-American detective ever to make national news) played in solving THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS KIDNAPPING CASE of 1870.

The event is free and open to the public.

LOCATION

Lil' Dizzy's Cafe
1500 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

International Fest

DATE
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 9:00pm

International Fest is a free outdoor event taking place at the Port of New Orleans. The event will celebrate different parts of the world and showcase entertainment, cuisine, arts and crafts and more from around the world.

LOCATION

Port of New Orleans
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Tipitina's Foundation Presents Sunday Youth Music Workshops feat. Johnny V Trio

DATE
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
TIME
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Youth Music Workshops offer young, aspiring musicians the opportunity to play with and learn from some of the area’s most experienced and celebrated musicians. Every workshop offers students a hands-on, improvisational approach to music education.

LOCATION

Tipitina's
501 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Gypsy Fire! with the Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan

DATE
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
TIME
8:30pm - 11:00pm

Prepare to be immersed in the raw authenticity, beauty, and artistry of the Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan, a vibrant evening of live music and dance with a world-renowned group of five outstanding folk musicians and dancer who will perform the traditional arts from the desert of Rajasthan, India-- the gateway of the gypsies and the beginning of the Romany Trail. This is their first US tour and will be a performance like no other!

PLUS We will heat up the night with numerous fire performance artists & renowned gypsy dancers representing a variety of styles from all along the Gypsy Trail! Fire! Flamenco! ATS! Balkan! Classical Indian! all coming your way in ONE GREAT EVENING! Don't miss it, Get more info including line-up and Save five bucks by getting your presale ticket through eventbrite NOW:

www.gypsyfire.eventbrite.com

Doors Open and Fire Pre-Show begins at 8:30 pm

VIsit the Rajasthani's Caravan to learn more about this amazing tour!

www.rajasthanigypsy.org

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St. Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117

Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan: Master Class & Indian Dinner

DATE
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Dancing Grounds welcomes the Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan from India, touring through Louisiana for one-week only! The Caravan will offer a Rajasthani Folk Dance Master Class from 6-7:45 pm, followed by a complimentary vegetarian Indian dinner from 7:45-8:30 pm. The Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan is a star-studded group of professional caste musicians, dancer gypsies and nomads from Rajasthan, India. The Caravan is lead by Suva Devi, of the award-winning Tony Gatliff documentary "LATCHO DROM," along with an all-star band of Rajasthani musicians, the “Ustad Arba Music Group.” Class dance topics include the Kalbelia dance and the Tera Tali dance of Suva's nomadic tribe

$35 pre-sale tickets include the master class and dinner reception. Purchase your tickets online:
http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=34461&stype=41&prodid=...
or at
www.dancinggrounds.org/rajasthani

Check out the national tour website at www.rajasthanigypsy.org

LOCATION

Dancing Grounds
3705 St. Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

RAW New Orleans Art shows Presents AXIS 10.22

DATE
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 11:30pm

Featuring 40+ local New Orleans artists from film, fashion, music, preforming art, visual art, photography and hair & makeup artistry! This one night event will touch all of your senses, and inspire your creative side. Come out and support your favorite local artists, and experience a night that you will never forget.

LOCATION

Republic New Orleans
828 South Peters
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Pablove Shutterbugs New Orleans Gallery Show

DATE
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Come celebrate the work of Pablove Shutterbugs, The Pablove Foundation's program to teach children living with cancer to express their creative voice through the art of photography. Photography by 26 kids and teens with cancer in Southeastern Louisiana will be on display and available for purchase to keep the program going in New Orleans. A silent auction of fine art and photography by the likes of Herb Ritts, Lauren Greenfield, and more will round out the complimentary, family-friendly event.

LOCATION

Du Mois Gallery
4609 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Pablove Shutterbugs Gallery Show

Cirque d'Licious: Spooky Circus October 23rd

DATE
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
TIME
10:11pm - 11:30pm

Cirque d'Licious is a sexy circus variety show that graces New Orleans with vaudevillian circus arts, burlesque, fire, stilting, acrobatics and sideshow.
The Spooky Circus October 23rd edition will bring out Halloween horror, strange and sexy, along with gore and grace. Hosted by the handsome Chris Lane. Produced by stilting and sassing Lady Ginger Licious. Aerial arts by Elizabeth Rose, Amazing acrobatics by Aaron Lind. Bellydances of danger by Krys Sta. Fire and sexiness by Natasha Fiore'. And juggling blades with David Chervony.

CIRQUE D’LICIOUS
October 23rd, 2014 Thursday
HI HO LOUNGE, 2239 St. Claude Street
Doors 9pm, Show 10pm
Tickets $10 General Admission, $15 reserved seating
Advance Tickets available http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/880384
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/715215418556557/
CIRCUS! VAUDEVILLE!! BURLESQUE!!! SIDESHOW!!!!

Join us for AN ADVENTURE INTO THE ABSURD.

For more information, contact cirquedlicious@gmail.com

LOCATION

Hi Ho Lounge
2239 St Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Cirque d'Licious Spooky Circus, New Orleans, Hi Ho Lounge, Oct 23, 10pm
Cirque d'Licious Spooky Circus, New Orleans, Hi Ho Lounge, Oct 23, 10pm

Miss Vesta’s Swamp Galaxy Gala: A Benefit Party for Prospect.3

DATE
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
TIME
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Miss Vesta’s Swamp Galaxy Gala is a benefit party for the International Arts Biennial Prospect New Orleans. The event will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Contemporary Arts Center. The benefit will celebrate the opening of the biennial’s third iteration, “Prospect.3: Notes for Now,” which will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. The exhibition will present the work of more than 50 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, in more than 15 locations throughout neighborhoods across New Orleans. For more information, please visit www.prospectneworleans.org.

LOCATION

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

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Pride Of Gretna Health Fair Oct 25, 2014

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 1:00pm

Health fair sponsored by the O.J. Dunn Lodge No 85 F&AM and Pride of Gretna, Chapter 60 Order of Eastern Star. Event will be held at 1100 Cook St. Gretna, La. 70053. Free Health Screenings, Door Prizes

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

O.J.. Dunn Lodge
1100 Cook Street
Gretna, LA 70053

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Pride Of Gretna Health Fair Oct 25, 2014

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 1:00pm

Health fair sponsored by the O.J. Dunn Lodge No 85 F&AM and Pride of Gretna, Chapter 60 Order of Eastern Star. Event will be held at 1100 Cook St. Gretna, La. 70053. Free Health Screenings, Door Prizes

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

O.J.. Dunn Lodge
1100 Cook Street
Gretna, LA 70053

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Prospect.3: Performance at New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) – Andrea Fraser

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
TIME
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Andrea Fraser is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work has been identified with performance, feminism, context art and institutional critique. She has used a site-specific and research-based approach to explore the motivations that drive artists, collectors, dealers, corporate sponsors, museum trustees and museum visitors to engage with art, from the pursuit of prestige to financial investment to sexual fantasy to self-realization. Her performance is part of the opening weekend of events for Prospect.3: Notes for Now.

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

New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir United States
New Orleans, LA 70124

EVENT WEBSITE

Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies present Day of the Dead Celebration with music by Rumba Buena

DATE
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the “O” with Rumba Buena! Specializing in salsa and meringue as well as bachata rhythms, this band is made up of musicians who, pre-Katrina, played in groups like Los Babies and Los Sagitarios. It is the brainchild of percussionist Johnny Marcia who was born in New Orleans of Honduran parents. At Ogden After Hours, visitors can enjoy live music while touring the Ogden Museum’s exhibitions, which will include a Day of the Dead altar on display. This family friendly event also features a cash bar, food for sale and a kids’ activity table that will incorporate Day of the Dead traditions. For more information, visit ogdenmuseum.org.

Admission: Free to Members; $10 Non-Members

LOCATION

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

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2014 New Orleans LMI Invitational Pre-Event

DATE
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

The invitation only event includes premier entertainment, open bar, hors d'oeuvres and a deluxe and silent auction.

LOCATION

Harrah's New Orleans
228 Poydras Street
New Orleans , LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Strike for STEM

DATE
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Schlumberger will sponsor a disco-themed team bowling competition and fundraiser, “Strike for STEM,” benefiting Core Element on Sat., Nov. 1 at Mid-City Lanes Rock-N-Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave.

Core Element’s Strike for STEM 2014 is a 70’s theme bowling challenge with live entertainment by The Wiseguys and The Disco Amigos, food and beverages, and a raffle. Tickets are $50 per person. For tickets and information, visit www.strikeforstem.org. Core Element is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality teaching in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) programs in the Greater New Orleans area.

LOCATION

Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl
3000 S Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

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ALEX AND ALLYSON GREY AND THIRD EYE PRODUCTIONS PRESENT THE DEITIES AND DEMONS BALL NOLA; A CELESTIAL CIRCUS

DATE
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
10:30pm - 4:00am

No city more embodies the spirit of Halloween and the Day of the Dead than the mystical voodoo soaked culture of New Orleans. This November 1st join Alex and Allyson Grey and Third Eye Productions as we present a visionary twist on one of New Orleans most revered traditions; The Masquerade Ball. Third Eye Productions proudly presents The First Annual Deities and Demons Ball NOLA – A Celestial Circus, Saturday, November 1st 2104, All Saints Day, 10:30 pm at the Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans. Limited Advance Tickets are $35, General Admission Tickets are $45 and a special limited Inner Sanctum-VIP are $75. Tickets are on-sale and are available at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/669919. For more information visit www.dadsballnola.com.

LOCATION

The Carver Theatre
2101 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

2014 New Orleans Kidney Walk

DATE
Sun, Nov 2, 2014
TIME
8:00am - 1:00pm

The Kidney Walk is a non-competitive 2.2 mile stroll that raises funds to fight kidney disease through prevention, advocacy and education.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Audubon Park, Shelter #10
Magazine Street
New Orleans , LA 70118

2014 New Orleans Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational

DATE
Mon, Nov 3, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 5:00pm

The event is a four- man scramble tournament that will include a buffet dinner and awards ceremony.The proceeds will benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. To learn more about how to participate, sponsor, or volunteer, contact David Warner at 504.861.4500.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Chateau Golf & Country Club
3600 Chateau Blvd.
Kenner 70065

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Boudin Bourbon & Beer

DATE
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:30pm

The fourth annual Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Bourbon, Boudin & Beer festival returns on November 7th at Champions Square. This celebration of Louisiana culture features boudin and artisan sausages from 50 of the country’s best chefs. Abita will pour its flagship beers and specialty selections, and Buffalo Trace will provide an array of bourbon cocktails. Grace Potter will headline the roster of great music, including Brooklyn-based The Lone Bellow and Louisiana favorites Pine Leaf Boys and Sweet Crude. Co-chaired by Emeril Lagasse and Donald Link, the funds raised benefit Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports children’s educational programs, life skills development initiatives, culinary training, and cultural enrichment. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.boudinbourbonandbeer.com or in a limited quantity at the gate. Ticket admission price includes all food, beverage and musical entertainment.

Tickets are $99 for all inclusive food, drinks, and entertainment!

LOCATION

Champion Square a
Lasalle St.
New Orleans , LA 70113

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SISTAWorks: Still I Rise: A Musical Tribute to Maya Angelou

DATE
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 9:00pm

The benefit will showcase the collective talents of musicians, poets and artists to raise funds for
the SISTA Scholar Program. Performers include a dynamic lineup of New Orleans artists and
musicians including Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Germaine Bazzle, Erica Falls, Michaela Harrison,
Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, Lilli Lewis, Yehosheba Yisrael, Joy Clark, Ayanna Molina, Asia
Rainey, Silhouette Dance Ensemble, Culu Childrens Traditional African Dance Company, the
McGehee Ensemble Choir & Orff Band and many more!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in the Musicians’ Village
1901 Bartholomew Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Future Takes Flight

DATE
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
7:00pm - 12:00am

Understanding that the majority of ReNEW’s 3,200 students have never traveled outside the city of New Orleans, our college field studies grant a tremendous opportunity for students to have a truly extraordinary learning experience. We take our students to colleges and universities across the country to visit classes, dorms and campuses. This year, ReNEW is hosting its 3rd annual Future Takes Flight fundraiser to benefit these college visits and field studies. This event will be held at 12 Magnolia Drive at the Arbor Room in City Park on November 13, 2014 from 7:00-10:00pm. Tickets are $65.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

The Arbor Room at City Park
12 Magnolia Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
Future Takes Flight, November 13, 2014
ReNEW Schools Hosts the 3rd Annual Future Takes Flight Fundraiser to Benefit Year-End Trips to Colleges and Universities

Schmancy!

DATE
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 10:00pm

A zany evening of whimsical wonder featuring engaging entertainment and delightful delectables to benefit Tulane Hillel!
Valet parking provided.
Patron Reception: 6:30pm - Party 7:30
Attire: Schmancy!
“Schmancy” is a fundraising gala that will take place at the Goldie & Morris Mintz Center for Jewish Life on Thursday, November 20th. The event will feature delicious food catered by Harveen Khera of Hillel’s Kitchen, drinks, entertainment in the style of a 1920’s Speak Easy, and presentation of the first “Big Pastrami” award, honoring a young Tulane alumnus making an impact on the local community.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 18, 2014!

LOCATION

The Mintz Center
912 Broadway Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Health Insurance Enrollment Summit and Health Fair

DATE
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 3:00pm

The biggest and greatest event to come out GET HEALTH INSURANCE and tons of free health screenings and fun! Over 30 insurance navigators will be present to help you enroll into an affordable insurance plan. Over 30 health service providers offering free health services!

FREE Health screenings include:

Diabetes/glucose
HIV and STIs
Vision checks
Health education
cholesterol
foot doctor
chiropractor
kid health
blood pressure
dental checks
emergency preparedness
smoking cessation
mental health
substance abuse
vaccinations
nutrition
FITNOLA excercise
food
and A LOT OF FUN!
AND MUCH MORE!

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Delgado Community College City Park Campus Student Life Center
615 City Park Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Tree of Recovery

DATE
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 12:00pm

A holiday celebration--the event features the Bridge House and Grace House choirs, a celebrity M.C., light refreshments, and the reading of the names of those honored.

This is a free event.

LOCATION

Lakeside Shopping Center (near Restoration Hardware entrance)
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002

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Running of the Santas New Orleans 2014

DATE
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 11:30pm

New Orleans largest costumed wintertime festival kicks off the holiday spirit on December 13! Live Music by Category 6 and Big Sam's Funky Nation, several drink specials, and thousands of people!

Running of the Santas is the hottest costumed holiday tradition in the country where thousands of participants dress in their favorite Christmastime costumes to partake in revelry and merrymaking. The event starts at 3 pm at Barcadia at 601 Tchoupitoulas Street and moves to Generations Hall at 6 pm which is when the "fun run" occurs.

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

UMOJA Village at the Evening of African Elegance

DATE
Fri, Dec 26, 2014
7:00pm - 12:00am

UPDATED LOCATION AND DATE: The UMOJA Committee is a 25 year old community organization dedicated to the education and cultural development of the children of Greater New Orleans. Comprised of volunteers that are retired teachers, health care providers and parents, together we host the Celebration of the African American Child which creates the "UMOJA VILLAGE" and enhances children’s self-esteem and models positive parenting skills and youthful creativity. Everything about this event happens because of donations of time, talents and funding. Join us at our Night of African Elegance Fundraiser that supports the UMOJA Village (Silver) 25th Anniversary Celebration of the African American Child in 2014!

Tickets prices: $40 Ad and Family package 2-Ad & 2-Ch $100
Sponsorship Packages are also available and are tax deductible.

Online purchases: http://theumojacommittee.brownpapertickets.com
Contact UMOJA for more information at theumojacommittee@att.net or call 504-410-5194

LOCATION

The Regency Hall
7300 Downman Rd Corner of Morrison Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70126

EVENT WEBSITE

25th Anniversary Logo
25th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser to benefit the children of our Village called New Orleans
The UMOJA Village

FOC Battle of New Orleans Symposium

DATE
Sat, Jan 10, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 4:00pm

Friends of the Cabildo is proud to announce a symposium in conjunction with the Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans Weekend (Saturday, January 10th). Held at the Old U.S. Mint 3rd Floor Performance Space, Dr. Alan Taylor, 2014 and 1996 Pulitzer Prize Winner in History and University of Virgina Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History, will present on the War of 1812 and his newest book The Internal Enemy: Slavery and the War in Virginia, 1772-1832.

A panel discussion will take place with Dr. Lawrence Powell and Dr. Clarence Mohr, moderated by Dr. Charles Chamberlain. Other lecturers include Dr. Lo Faber, recent Princeton University graduate and visiting Loyola University-New Orleans Visiting Professor, United States Military Academy – The History of Warfare Historian Dr. Joseph Stoltz and more to be announced.

Space is limited for the event so please purchase tickets below.

LOCATION

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

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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

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