Join us for Brass & Glass the first weekend of Jazz Fest! The third-annual event features live music and glassblowing by talented local artists. Support YAYA glass programs by joining the goblet grab: Buy a handblown goblet donated by local artists ($25-$50), and enjoy the evening with bottomless drinks! Want first dibs? Come to VIP hour 6-7pm and grab your favorite glass for $50.
Featuring: THE HOT 8 BRASS BAND & THE ORIGINAL ROYAL PLAYERS BRASS BAND
Music sponsored by the Jazz Foundation of America.
Open to the public & cover by donation. For more information, please call (504)482-6003 or (504)529-3306.
The 23rd Annual Jazz Fest Shabbat at Touro Synagogue features:
The music-driven Sabbath service is free and open to the public and starts at 7:30 p.m. The Patron dinner with an additional intimate performance by the Joe Krown Trio starts at 6:00 p.m. for paid guests. Call the Synagogue office at 895-4843 for ticket information.
An afternoon of music/art, honoring the life and spirit of John Coltrane. Trane’s Giant Steps across the ocean to his African homeland created a sonic canvas for the world. A Love Supreme Celebration with Jason Marsalis, Africa Brass featuring Troi Bechet & Luther Gray, NOCCA Jazz, Mario Abney, Naydja Cojoe, Chuck Perkins, and special guests.
Jazz inspired visual artists Marcus Akinlana, and Jumanne Little + Food+ Drink
In honor of International Jazz Day, April 30th, The Historic Carver Theater will re-open to celebrate New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s 16th Birthday---The Historic Carver Theater will host the New Orleans’ premiere of a documentary about the life of Mac Rebannack, aka Dr. John, one of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s founders. The screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary by Lawrence Cumbo, “Rockin’ the Opera House: Dr. John” will include a celebrity panel discussion about the Carver Theater featuring Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Vernel Bagnaris, James Andrews and Clarke Peters. Immediately following the celebrity panel discussion, the celebration will continue at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe (1204 Decatur) for the NOMC Sweet 16 Prom - with Lil Freddie King. For more information on tickets to the Palm Court event, please visit www.nomaf.org/sweet16 and for tickets to the Carver Theater, please visit www.carvertheater.org.
Shorty Fest 2014 with headliner Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue benefiting the Trombone Shorty Foundation. Three stages featuring the Trombone Shorty Academy with music director “Big Chief” Donald Harrison, Jr. and Detroit Brooks and special guest Dr. Lonnie Smith, along with The Soul Rebels, New Breed Brass Band, Magnetic Ear, Original Pinettes Brass Band, plus “Young Guns Blues Showdown” with Cedric Burnside Project, Jonathon "Boogie" Long, Roosevelt Collier and 10-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon "Taz" Niederauer.
Go Head Media presents "BRAZLAND: Bate Galeira" hosted by Voice Monet and featuring live performances from the Hawthorne Headhunters (Coultrain & Black Spade - 1st New Orleans performance), Zardis Nichols (NOLA jazz singer - 1st local performance in years), Riccardo Crespo (Brasil / New Orleans), Tondrae Kemp (New Orleans / Brooklyn), DJ PUDGE.
"Brazland" will also feature a full Brasilian and tropical dinner menu until 10pm with seated dining service. Rollin' Fatties local gourmet burrito pop-up will provide late-night eats from 10pm - 2am. Specialty tropical and craft cocktails will be served at the bar. Tickets include limited cacacha cocktail specials. The art gallery will feature a local art show, and rising New Orleans painter and illustrator, Ceaux Young will be painting live during the performances.
Tickets are $20 advance or $25 at the door. Event is all ages. For tickets and more info on the artists, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1587973891426907/
Annual event produced by JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic.
100% of net proceeds benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and Assistance Foundation.
Superjam consisting of the talents and time contributed by more than 40 artists each year - relics.com refers to it as a mini-festival.
Down on the Bayou will be held Thursday May 1,2014 at Republic (828 S. Peters)
Tickets available HERE: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/487039-down-on-bayou-v-benefit-for-new-or...
Hosted on May 6, 2014, by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day will be the community's first online, charitable giving day. The goal of GiveNOLA Day is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours and contribute online, raising as many dollars as possible to support our local nonprofit organizations. It’s our day to celebrate New Orleans and the region's spirit of generosity. Every dollar donated to participating nonprofits on May 6th will be stretched with additional "lagniappe" dollars from the Greater New Orleans Foundation and our local partners.
GiveNOLA Day is tied to a national event called Give Local America where hundreds of community foundations across America ask their communities to give back on May 6, 2014. Sponsored by the Council on Foundations and technology partner Kimbia, Give Local America is raising funds for a national pool from which each participating foundation will receive funds to amplifying local gifts raised in the 24-hour period.
In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologist, and Hearing Impaired Teachers of the Orleans Parish School Board’s Exceptional Children’s Services Department will host an EXPO on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm. The event will be held at the Norman Mayer Library 3001 Gentilly Blvd. At this extraordinary event you will receive information regarding speech, language and hearing development. The EXPO is free and open to the public.
Refreshments and free summer speech activity packets will be provided.
May nonprofit fundraising workshop:
Fundraising Events 101
Thursday, May 8
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details and registration at www.thefundingseed.com
Learn to create events that raise money
for your non-profit!
This fun, hands-on workshop covers:
* choosing what kind of event is best for you
* working with volunteers
* identifying event sponsors
* and much more!
Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.
Discounts available for students, for AmeriCorps and for organizations registering two or more people.
For discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email email@example.com.
Come join us for PKN | NOLA Vol. 12 on May 8, 2014 at the beautiful Felicity Church. The theme will be "The Art of Making." The lineup is spectacular and the presenters will be sharing their take on the theme and discussing their process of making, because as in life, it is not necessarily about the destination but the journey.
The doors will open at 7:00 PM and we will start rolling the slides at 7:30.
Ever thought about being a mentor or tutor for a young person in need? New Orleans Kids Partnership's fourth annual mentoring and tutoring recruitment event is what you need! Food, drinks, music and an opportunity to meet our partner organizations that are looking for volunteer mentors & tutors. 4-H, Each One Save One, Start the Adventure in Reading, Goodwill, Son of a Saint, VAYLA, Urban League, Volunteers of America and more will be on hand to answer all of your questions. There is a volunteering opportunity for everyone!
Best of all, it's FREE!!!
MENTORFEST is open to the public with free food, beer, sodas, and door prizes available for those who sign up. The New Breed Brass Band will also be on hand, courtesy of the generous support of New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation.
Representatives from these organizations will be on hand to share information and sign up mentors and tutors: CASA New Orleans, Mentor NOLA with Each One Save One, Goodwill Industries, Start the Adventure in Reading, Orleans Parish 4-H, Urban League College Track, Son of a Saint, VAYLA and Volunteers of America.
Go to www.nokp.org/mentortutor to choose the program that’s right for you!
Larry Fest, held on Saturday, May, 10, 2014, at the Mellow Mushroom of Covington, is a benefit concert and Home Brewer’s Competition dedicated to supporting local area charities. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go directly to help raise money for WWOZ.
This year’s event combines food, beer, and music, the latter will be supplied by the Red Wolf Brass Band at 4p and Guitar Slim, Jr. at 7p.
The Beer Garden will feature tastings of beers from across Louisiana and the surrounding areas. Tickets for the event(s) can be bought in advance at Mellow Mushroom in Covington.
To enter your brew, go here.
Larry Hartzog, legendary Northshore homebrewer and jazz enthusiast. One of the founding members of the Mystic Krewe of Brew homebrew club. He had an eclectic taste in music and never missed a day of Jazzfest. You could always find him dancing by the Fais Do Do stage, or in the Jazz Tent. Anyone who brewed with him knew he believed that the first thing you do, before you brew , is turn the radio on. He was a long time member of WWOZ and and loved all the music! He enjoyed Jazz from the Park , especially when Mike Gourrier was DJ., The World Journey, and Peggy Sue on Sat night.
10 student plays. 5 theatre companies. hilarity and drama ensue.
This is the fifth year of Goat in the Road’s Play/Write Showcase, where professional actors perform plays written by fifth and sixth grade playwrights. On Monday, May 12, five local, professional and university theatre producers, Cripple Creek Theatre Co., Dillard University Theatre, NEW NOISE, Pamela Davis-Noland, and Skin Horse Theater, will perform plays written by students from St. Mary’s Academy, Success Preparatory Academy, and The International School of Louisiana. The performance is a celebration of the students’ work and a highly entertaining event for any theatre-goer. As one would expect, when a professional team of artists stages a 10-year-old’s words, the results are often hilarious and inspiring.
Social security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it's important to understand your options and the effect your decisions have on your retirement.
Join us for our presentation, "Social Security: Your Questions Answered." We'll discuss:
*How does social security fit into my retirement income plan?
*When should I start taking benefits?
*What about taxes?
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by 05/04/2014. Contact 504-835-1653 or email Marigny.deMauriac@EdwardJones.com to reserve a space.
Innocence Project New Orleans 13th Anniversary Gala will include a catered buffet dinner, open bar, silent auction and more. The evening will feature exonerees and their loved ones, awardees, speakers.
The evening will highlight IPNO’s success in securing the freedom or exoneration for 23 innocent prisoners from Louisiana and Mississippi’s prisons, who collectively spent 460 years behind bars. It will also honor the courage and perseverance of our clients. The night will be a celebration not just of our work and our clients, but also of all of those who have helped us with freeing so many innocent men.
Sponsors: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, LLP; Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, L.L.P.; Jason Rogers Williams & Associates; New Orleans Advocate; Postlethwaite & Netterville.
Catering: Jacques-imos, Dessert: Kupcake Factory
Printing: ASAP Print & Digital Imaging, Graphic Design:Nine Design.
The PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW - New Orleans
50++ ARTISTS SHOWCASING
Live Audio & Visual Performances
Live Art Battles
ONLY $5 COVER!!!
Not even IHOP serves Pancakes this CHEAP!!!
PAINTINGS, MIXED MEDIA, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURES, DRAWINGS, GRAFFITI!!!
VIEW THIS LINK TO GET AN IDEA OF PREVIOUS SHOWS!!!
TO SUBMIT ARTWORK FOR THE SHOW please follow the link below.
Hosted by East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity, this festival will provide a venue for families and friends to thank our veterans for their service.
Entertainment by the Top Cats, Redline, Witness, Bag of Donuts, and Missi Spinosa.
Food, drinks, amusements, animals, craft vendors, and more activities for the whole family.
Free admission for children 12 and under: for more information, visit: laveteransfestival.com.
All proceeds benefit the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran’s Build Program!
Entries from all types of musicians are now being accepted for the 1st annual Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival Battle of the Bands. For an entry for and details contact Corey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Behind the Walls of the Vieux Carre: Courtyard and Homes Tour
Sunday, May 18th, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
FOC-LMF members $30/$45 Couples
General Admission: $40/$60
Pedicab ticket $150 for 2 guests (Reservation Required)
Guests are invited to tour private home and courtyards and experience life behind the walls of of the French Quarter. The self-guided tours leave from the 1850 House Museum Store and tickets will be available the day of the event. Guests are also invited for refreshments at Madame John's Legacy after completing the tour.
Departure: Self-guided tours leave from the 1850 House Museum Store (523 St. Ann Street)
Fashion show to raise awareness on human trafficking. 501c3 in support of freedom climber. To climb 7 summits in efforts to raise awareness on human trafficking.
On Sunday, May 25th from 3pm to 9pm the Emergency Circus, a 501(c)3 non profit affiliate of Patch Adams' Gesundheit Institute, will transform the Old Firehouse (720 Mandeville Street) into an all ages Kickoff Carnival featuring music, workshops, food, games, prizes, ponies, and world renowned circus acts to raise funds for the their "Tour to the Rescue" this spring which will crisscross the country bringing inspirational circus shows and workshops to children's wards, senior centers, homeless shelters, prisons, and other undercircussed facilities.
he Kickoff Carnival will feature local talent from Cirque du Gras, Cirque D'Licious, the G-String Orchestra, as well as musicians and circus artists from across the country including America's Got Talent finalist Special Head, the levitating magician with over 20,000,000 Youtube hits.
Admission to the carnival is by donation ($5-20)
First, Second, and Third Floor Galleries
February 8–June 15, 2014, 11am–5pm
Exhibition at the CAC made possible by the Helis Foundation
PREVIEW: Friday, February 7 at SweetArts 2014, A CAC fundraiser
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) will begin an exciting new year with the opening of the exhibition 30 Americans on February 8, 2014. The grand touring exhibition has received much national acclaim and will occupy all three floors of the CAC’s gallery space until June 15, 2014. 30 Americans is organized and drawn from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami and includes more than 70 works by 31 emerging and established African American artists working within a variety of mediums. The CAC’s presentation of 30 Americans will include a special selection of 14 works never before included in this touring exhibition. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations.
Participating Artists Include: Nina Chanel Abney, Barkley L. Hendricks, Shinique Smith, John Bankston, Rashid Johnson, Jeff Sonhouse, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn Ligon, Henry Taylor, Mark Bradford, Kalup Linzy, Hank Willis Thomas, Iona Rozeal Brown, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Nick Cave, Rodney McMillian, Kara Walker, Robert Colescott, Wangechi Mutu, Carrie Mae Weems, Noah Davis, William Pope.L, Kehinde Wiley, Leonardo Drew Gary Simmons, Purvis Young, Renée Green, Xaviera Simmons, David Hammons and Lorna Simpson.
ABOUT THE RUBELL COLLECTION
The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was established in 1964 in New York City shortly after its founders Donald and Mera Rubell were married. It is now one of the world’s largest, privately owned contemporary art collections. In Miami, Florida since 1993, the collection is constantly expanding and features such well-known artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol. In addition to displaying internationally established artists, the RFC actively acquires, exhibits and champions emerging artists working at the forefront of contemporary art.
Visit cacno.org or call 504.528.3805 for more information about 30 Americans.
Whether your children or grandchildren are learning to crawl or learning to drive, you can help make college education a reality. Join us for our college savings presentation as we discuss:
*Questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal
*Strategies to help reach your goals
*Features and benefits of 529 college savings plans
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by 06/02/2014. Call 504-835-1653 or email Marigny.deMauriac@EdwardJones.com
Mr. Legs is a fundraising event involving male contestants who show a little leg for charity. As a parody of a beauty pageant, Mr. Legs contestants don costumes and perform on stage for a few minutes to entertain the crowd during the event. Contestants solicit funds before and during the event. The money raised will be used for the Bridge House / Grace House substance abuse treatment program.
Event features food, a complementary bar 6-8 PM, music, a raffle and silent auction.
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.