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P.3Reads: Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick in conversation with Kalamu ya Salaam

DATE
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 7:00pm

P.3 artists Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick have been documenting the African American
community in New Orleans and its surrounding areas for the past three decades with both photographic
and video work. Their work chronicles the unique traditions and deep-rooted elements of Louisiana culture
that increasingly represent a vanishing way of life. The artists will share how Kalamu ya Salaam, New
Orleans performance poet, dramatist, fiction writer, editor and activist (to name but a few important ways
he has contributed to his city and people) has inspired their practice. Together all three will discuss their
collaborative unpublished work Banana Republic, Black Street Life and Culture in New Orleans, a book
about, in the words of the poet: “the sights, sounds, feelings and meanings of under-recorded, seldom
documented aspects of our culture.”

LOCATION

New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch
4300 South Broad Street United States
New Orleans, LA 70125

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Louisiana Legacy Beef & Wine Dinner at The Red Maple

DATE
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 10:00pm

Join The Red Maple for a Louisiana Legacy Beef & Wine Dinner benefiting the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center on Thurs., August 21.

An informal reception with live music and a cash bar begins at 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard, and a seated five-course dinner follows at 7 p.m. in the main dining room. The dinner features Louisiana Legacy Beef and a selection of premium Alexander Valley wines to complement each course.

Tickets are $120 inclusive of set menu, wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Twenty percent of proceeds from the Wine Dinner and all proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center.

Visit the restaurant or call Mary Romano at 504-508-4211 for tickets. Details and the full menu are available at www.theredmaple.com.

LOCATION

The Red Maple Restaurant
1036 Lafayette Street
Gretna, LA 70053

Compleat Stage presents Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet

DATE
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
TIME
10:00pm - 11:00pm

The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet (BWBQ) employs a dash of comedy and a full range of uncommon sounds to promote music as a force that inspires and connects. The performance will feature great music for four bassoons accompanied by skits, costumes, props, and dancing. Tickets available at www.compleatstage.org.

LOCATION

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

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Cirque d'Licious Clowns and Queens

DATE
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
10:00pm - 12:30am

Cirque d'Licious is a sexy circus variety show that graces New Orleans with vaudevillian circus arts, burlesque, fire, magic and sideshow.
This month’s Clowns and Queens edition is hosted by the hilarious Ben Wisdom. Producer, Ginger Licious, performs burlesque, stilt dancing and fire. Ooops the Clown will soar high as an aerialist and show us animal tricks with her beloved Mr. Cheez. Chatty the Mime is the clownlesque queen and hat trickster. Out on a Limb Acrobatics perform partner stunts and contortion. Vinsantos is the Macabre Snob. Krys Sta will be balancing swords and bellydancing. And lastly but not leastly, the incredible Dante will awe us with his magic. Together they are the all-star cast for Clowns and Queens Cirque d'Licious August 21!

CIRQUE D’LICIOUS
August 21st, 2014 Thursday
HI HO LOUNGE, 2239 St. Claude Street
Doors 9pm, Show 10pm
Tickets $10 General Admission, $15 VIP seating
Advance Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/809572

LOCATION

Hi Ho Lounge
2239 St Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117

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Linda Septien to Speak at 22nd Annual Cutting Edge Music Conference

DATE
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 12:15pm

Maker of the Stars Linda Septien to Speak at 22nd Annual Cutting Edge C.E.

Linda Septien, the legendary celebrity star maker and CEO of Septien Entertainment Group, will advise emerging artists as a keynote speaker at the 22nd Annual Cutting Edge to be held August 21- 23 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cutting Edge C.E., formerly the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference, is a workshop dedicated to educating musicians and music professionals about the latest trends in the music industry.

Linda Septien is responsible for the success of several music superstars including Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Jessica Simpson and was called “one of the best vocal coaches in the county” by acclaimed author Daniel Coyle who penned the book, The Talent Code. She has over 12,000 students to her record and has been featured on ABC’s ‘NIGHTLINE’, KISS FM’S Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, VH1 Behind the Music, MTV, A&E Discover, Oxygen and Myspace Corporate.

LOCATION

Intercontinental New Orleans
444 St Charles Ave United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Macy's Shop For A Cause

DATE
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 9:00pm

New Orleans, LA-Macy’s and High Voltage, Inc. invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 23, 2014, at Lakeside Shopping Mall. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, and has helped raise more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006.
Macy’s has provided High Voltage, Inc. with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. sells. By purchasing a shopping pass from High Voltage, Inc. customers support High Voltage’s mission of providing educational and recreational programs for youth.

For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/shopforacause. To purchase a shopping pass visit www. highvoltageyouthcamp.org.

LOCATION

Macy's Lakeside Shopping Center
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie 70002

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ARNO Adoptables at The Foundation Gallery

DATE
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
TIME
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us next Saturday to support Animal Rescue New Orleans and visit with some of their amazing Adoptables!

August 23 from 1 - 4pm
The Foundation Gallery - 1109 Royal Street, New Orleans LA
www.foundationgallerynola.com

Come meet your best friend and consider purchasing one of Jane Talton's beautiful paintings to help this no-kill shelter and keep the no-kill movement going!

25% of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to help A.R.N.O's noble cause!
www.animalrescueneworleans.org

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street #A United States
New Orleans, LA 70116

Mid Summer Mardi Gras 2014

DATE
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Krewe of O.A.K. will host its annual Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, August the 23, 2014. This year's theme being "Rub It All Over Your Body" will congregate at the Maple Leaf Bar at 7 p.m. for the Royal Balcony Ceremony.

LOCATION

Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Mid Summer Mardi Gras
Mid Summer Mardi Gras. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Belle Reve Breeze Gala

DATE
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
TIME
8:00pm - 11:00pm

What more can you ask more in August than a nice breeze?

That's the idea behind the Annual Belle Reve NOLA Benefit Gala themed “Belle Reve Breeze” and sponsored this year by Avita Drugs. Serving the HIV/AIDS population of New Orleans, Belle Reve NOLA was the first non-profit, assisted living facility of its kind to be licensed in the State of Louisiana. Belle Reve (501(c)3 non-profit status) has provided a home and full support services for low-income, homeless adults and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Proceeds of the Gala will support the organization’s mission in providing the residents of Belle Reve NOLA with necessary housing and supportive services.
So be there on Saturday, August 23rd at Generations Hall for the Belle Reve Breeze Gala for an amazing night on the dance floor surrounded by some of the best food, drinks and entertainment that New Orleans has to offer! And for more information on Belle Reve NOLA, visit www.bellerevenola.org.

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Gambit's Emerging Chefs Challenge

DATE
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Gambit's 2014 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of talented culinary leaders around the New Orleans area. The event features drinks, tastings from each chef’s prepared dish, music and crowd participation. Event attendees vote to determine which chef will be crowned the 2014 champion.

LOCATION

The Cannery
3803 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Compleat Stage presents An Evening of Short Stories and Sounds

DATE
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

An Evening of Short Stories and Sounds will celebrate the simplicity and style of short-form storytelling. Compleat Stage company members will visit the worlds of 3 short stories, with musical explorations provided by the Incense Merchants.
This performance is the eighth and final episode of Compleat Stage’s inaugural season of ROOT Series. Reserve your tickets online at www.compleatstage.org in order to secure a seat. Admission is “pay-what-you-will” at the door

LOCATION

The Frenchmen Theatre
516 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

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Senior Health and Wellness Symposium

DATE
Thu, Sep 4, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 12:30pm

Belleville Assisted Living and the St. Margaret’s Foundation will host a FREE Senior Health and Wellness Symposium for local seniors ages 55+. The event will include presentations by industry experts on a variety of topics pertaining to physical, mental and emotional health. Event speakers will include representatives from West Jefferson Medical Center, Smiles 2 Geaux, Live 2 B Healthy Senior Fitness and Peoples Health. Presentations included are:

• Physical Fitness At Any Age (Presentation to include a short exercise class tailored to all physical abilities)
• Maintaining Oral Health
• Nutrition and Healthy Eating Habits for Seniors (Presentation to include a light brunch)
• Controlling Stress, Anxiety and Depression
• Understanding Memory Loss – Tips for Improving Memory and Cognition
• Understanding Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid

Registration is required as seating is limited. Call 504-362-7166 or email abergman@bellevilleno.org to register.

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

Belleville Assisted Living
813 Pelican Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

A Nola Love Story

DATE
Thu, Sep 4, 2014
TIME
11:30am - 1:00pm

Compleat Stage and SEED will collaborate to make an evening of storytelling come to life through music, acting and local food in A Nola Love Story. Doors open at 11:30pm, and the show begins at midnight. Beyond dinner theatre, A Nola Love Story is a unique experience that will engage all your senses and imagination.
Tickets are $38 per person or $60 per couple and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket reserves one seat for a five course, plant based meal to be eaten during the performance. A cash bar will be available before the show and after dessert. Tickets are available at www.compleatstage.org.
***Patrons with allergies should communicate to compleatstage@gmail.com no later than August 30th to be accommodated.

LOCATION

Seed
1330 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

2nd Annual Battle for the Bayou Bash

DATE
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Save Louisiana Coalition would like your help making our 2nd annual “Battle for the Bayou Bash” an even bigger success than the first! There will be live entertainment, Louisiana seafood, silent auctions, and much more. The proceeds from the event will help in the Save Louisiana Coalition’s efforts to support the responsible restoration of coastal Louisiana while protecting our heritage, culture, and the seafood industry that so many in our community rely on.

LOCATION

Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center
8245 West Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette 70043

Rockin' with the NOLA Stars V

DATE
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

A “Dancing with the Stars” type 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. Other prizes are for Best Costume, Best Routine, etc. selected by Celebrity Judges. 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

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Lecture with Sarah Carr, education writer and author of 'Hope Against Hope'

DATE
Wed, Sep 10, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Award-winning education reporter Sarah Carr will lecture about her book 'Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children,' "the story of New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina, through the eyes of those most affected by the dramatic education changes."

Carr has written about education for the last twelve years, reporting on the battle over vouchers and charter schools in urban districts. Her work has been honored with numerous national awards and fellowships, most recently a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. She has also contributed to the New York Times, the Hechiniger Report, the Times-Picayune, Time.com, and several other news outlets.

Free and open to the public, with a book signing and reception to follow.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Tulane University: Dixon Hall New Orleans, LA 70118

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Art on Oak

DATE
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 2:00pm

Good art can be affordable whether it's your home or your dormitory room. “Art on Oak,” a Symphony Volunteers, Inc. fundraiser, is offering posters, prints and paintings at ridiculously low prices starting at $1. Come to the Symphony Book Fair Warehouse, 8605 Oak Street on Saturday, September 13th from 10am-2pm for great bargains. Framed and unframed art is available; a half-price bin has been added; and admission is free. This year we are presenting the photographs of Johnny Donnells and the artwork of Phillip Sage, Robert Guthrie, Matt Rinard, and many others. All items have been donated and all sale proceeds benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. For more information: 861-2004 or www.symphonyvolunteers.org.

LOCATION

Symphony Book Fair Warehouse
8605 Oak Street
New Orleans, , LA 70118

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GNO Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. Scholarship Jazz Brunch

DATE
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 2:00pm

GNO Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. will host its annual scholarship gala with a jazz brunch at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Sept. 13, 2014 at 11am. During the Scholarship Gala, the Martinet Society awards scholarships to essay finalists from Loyola University College of Law and Tulane University Law School. In addition to awarding scholarships, Martinet also honors members of the bar and community that personify the theme for the occasion. The tickets are $65 per person.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Hyatt Regency
601 Loyola Avenue United States
New Orleans, LA 70113

Slow Burn Burlesque presents The Big Sleazy, a naughty tribute to New Orleans

DATE
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
10:00pm - 12:00am

New Orleans, It's the city we love and the reason that we're all here! On Saturday, September 13th, Slow Burn Burlesque brings you the "Big Sleazy", a hilarious, bawdy, and naughty tribute to the best city on earth! Join Slow Burn at the Howlin' Wolf, as we take you on a tour through the raucous hey day of the strip joints on Bourbon Street, venture into haunted grave yards and bayous, crawl through the seedy side of the French Quarter, and party like it's Mardi Gras with the hottest striptease in the world! Starring Nona Narcisse, Ginger Licious, Roxie le Rouge, Ruby Rage, The Lady Lucerne, Ben Wisdom and more to be announced!

LOCATION

Howlin' Wolf
907 South Peters St United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

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PEACE is POWER PARADE FREE FREE FREE FREE !!!!

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
12:30am - 5:00pm

SATURDAY SEP. 20, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm parade begins Shakespeare Park, 2445 D street & ends with a youth showcase @ Duncan Plaza, 343 Loyola ave. New Orleans
THIS IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT FOR ALL AGES. go to this link to register.
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50601/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_K...

LOCATION

Duncan Plaza
343-349 Loyola Ave
New Orleans 70112

Bridal Crawl

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
2:30pm - 12:00am

Join us for the second annual pub crawl through the French Quarter in wedding dresses—September 20. Party in style, help break the world record for the largest gathering of brides and raise money for Covenant House! The brides congregate at 2:30 p.m. for the official world record count. A referee and notary will officiate it while The Creativity Collective award the classiest, craziest and most creative ensembles and throw the bouquet. The pub-crawl will commence through the French Quarter stopping for drink and food specials as well as mechanical bull rides, dancing and Bourbon balcony access. This year, The Collective is adding The Bachelorette Party, a pre-registration event September 12th at the House of Broel. Help support Covenant House that serves at-risk and homeless teens and young adults. Tickets: www.creativitycollective.com/store.

LOCATION

Galvez
914 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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Refrigerator Art Auction and Gala

DATE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Refrigerator Art Auction and Gala
Presented By: International School of Louisiana
September 27, 2014 at Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr. New Orleans, LA 70130
6 p.m. Patron Party and 7-10 p.m. Gala
For more information email development@isl-edu.org
or call(504)229-4375
Sponsorship opportunities available

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

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

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

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

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

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

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

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

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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