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 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 email@example.com.
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!
Everyday beginning this past Monday April 20, 2015
The Country Club, "gem of the Bywater," now shines even brighter. Chef Maryjane Rosas has provided New Orleanians with weekday Brunch! We can now all have BRUNCH for lunch. You no longer have to wait for the weekend to get your brunch on.
Finally! Now we’ll be serving brunch in addition to our usual lunch menu Monday through Friday 10am-4pm!
Check out the attached menu. We can't wait for everyone to come on in for a bloody mary or mimosa and a scrumptious meal!
And, what does everyone want to eat late at night? Grilled Cheese. Our new “LATE NIGHT CHEESE” menu is a thing of Country Club kitchen pride and joy. It's fully loaded with cheese every way you can eat it. Our late night menu continues to be served after restaurant dining hours: Sun.-Thurs beginning at 9pm, & Fri. & Sat. beginning at 10pm.
As usual we've also just released our latest spring/summer dinner & weekend brunch menus, which you can find on our website.
June 1, 2015-August 31, 2015 from 5-7 PM
Chef Emeril Lagasse's modern Creole dining destination, introduces a brand new Happy Hour that will be available throughout June, July, and August. Emeril's DELMONICO will feature an array of cocktail specials and affordable bar bites nightly from 5 - 7 PM.
Guests can wind down the day with libation specials including half price well cocktails, wines-by-the-glass, and select bottles of wine. Chef de cuisine Anthony Scanio has created a roster of tasty new bar plates, only $5 each, including fried eggplant sticks with parmesan and lemon aioli; pancetta wrapped dates; house made sausage with mustard and house pickles; salmon rilletes with gaufrette potatoes; deviled eggs; spiced cashews and pommes frites. In addition, 50 cent charbroiled oysters and complimentary candied bacon will also be available.
Ongoing, everyday until September 5th
Support the recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward by joining lowernine.org's #50States Campaign today! We have had so much support from people all over the nation and the world that this year we want to see just how far the spirit of the Lower Ninth Ward reaches! Our goal is to raise $1,000 in ALL #50States - with your help we can make that possible! #50States #Rebuild #Restore #Revive #iamlowernine
Beginning August 1 and running through the month
Salu Bistro and Bar is excited for its 2nd Annual Mussel Fest, beginning this Saturday, August 1st and running throughout the month of August. Mussel Fest goes beyond the traditional mussel dish and highlights a special menu surrounding “all things mussels.” Salu’s everyday menu includes over eight types of mussels (more than any other New Orleans restaurant!), which have become a major staple and the inspiration behind Mussel Fest.
Executive Chef Dustin Brien’s Mussel Fest menu features two of last year’s customer favorites, the Smoked Mussels & Tomato Bisque and Mussels Cioppino with jumbo shrimp, bay scallops, drum, stewed tomatoes, red wine and grilled sourdough (photos below). The menu also includes a few additional new items: Mussel & Anchovy Escabeche with citrus, jalapeño, tarragon, radish and grilled sourdough; Warm Mussel Flatbread with pepperoncini, cherry tomato, feta and cucumber yogurt; and Mussels Carbonara with summer peas, pork belly, sheep’s milk cheese and bucatini. The menu is served a la carte, or can be served as a prefixe meal for $37.
Visit Artists' Galleries de Juneau during business hours between August 1 and August 30 to participate in interactive art installation.
Tied to Water is an interactive installation created by artist, Dolores Crain, for the celebration of our resiliency 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. What is the most important thing that you lost or gained from the effects of Hurricane Katrina? Visit Artists' Galleries de Juneau between August 1st and August 30th, and write your answer on one of the paper dolls. No need to sign your name, just add your current age, and hang the answered doll on the clothesline provided. Dolores Crain will document and record the process in a story-telling format.
Every Sunday in August at 1:00pm
Join us for FREE group guitar lessons every Sunday in August at 1:00pm! Bring your guitar, meet other guitarists, and learn some new licks and tricks. open to the public. Guitar Center is committed to being a part of the local music community.
The award winning Symphony Chorus of New Orleans is looking for new singers to join them for the 2015/16 season. Highlights from this coming season include a concert celebrating Sibelius' 150th birthday with Finnish cellist Jussi Maakonen, Handel's Messiah, 9th Annual Singers of United Lands (S.O.U.L.), Bach St. John Passion and the Rutter Requiem to perform in a June concert tour in Florence, Italy.
To schedule an audition, or request materials by mail, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message on the Symphony Chorus voicemail at 525-2111. The audition coordinator will return your call, answer any questions, and schedule your audition with music director Steven Edwards.
Gallery open 10 - 6pm daily, except Tuesdays
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Botanical Explorations, new work by Layla Messkoub. The exhibition will open in celebration of Dirty Linen Night 2015 and will be up through August 31. 25% of proceeds from the show, as well as the gallery shop, will be donated to the Mini Art Center, a non-profit art space in Algiers Point offering affordable art classes, workshops, and open studio hours for children and their families.
Thursdays-Mondays at 8pm
The world premiere stage production of the classic gothic horror novel "Flowers in the Attic" stars Mary Pauley, Jen Pagan, Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth, Kali Russell, Levi Hood, Edward Boudreaux IV, and Daisey Mackey. Directed by Christopher Bentivegna (Evil Dead: The Musical), written by Andrew Neiderman (The Devil's Advocate), and based on the book by V.C. Andrews. Four innocent and beautiful children are locked away from the world and kept hidden in an attic in order for their mother to inherit a vast fortune. Tickets are $20.
Sat 12-9, Sunday 12-6 thru Aug. 30
Exhibition of paintings by Jon Schooler that capture the essence of NOLA spirit and Katrina through his unique painting technique, "City of Dreams" series by Wally Warren, Katrina collages by Infinity that portray her personal journey.
Friday, August 28th @ 8pm
Saturday, August 29th @ 2pm & 8pm
KATRINA: MOTHER-IN-LAW OF ‘EM ALL is a stage play by Rob Florence to commemorate Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary at The Joy Theater. Since 2006, several versions of this docu-theatre piece have been produced to acclaim on substantial stages around the country (see below). Set in the Mother-in-Law Lounge, this play depicts the real-life Katrina experiences of six survivors: Antoinette K-Doe, Sylvester Francis, Rudy Rasmussen, Arthur Raymond Smith, Sidney Smith, and Jenny Lynn Waters. Each story is interwoven with one another, with each player telling portions of the tale in a loose, round-robin fashion. A pre-show titled 1927 FLOOD: SONGS MY FATHER TAUGHT ME, will be a performed by Bruce Sunpie Barnes. The Joy Theater’s lobby will also host Tom Neff’s photography exhibit, HOLDING OUT AND HANGING ON: SURVIVING HURRICANE KATRINA.
Opening Night Friday, August 28, 2015, 7-9pm Indigo House at the Joan Mitchell Center, 2275 Bayou Rd.
August, 29, 2015- Multiple locations
ECOHYBRIDITY: LOVE SONG FOR NOLA, a visual [black] opera in 5 movements.
ECOHYBRIDITY is a large-scale roving opera that explores the range of inequities, violence and injustices in post-Katrina New Orleans as told from a Black feminist voice.
The plot follows a group of nomadic “SONGBIRDS” as they journey to recover, reclaim, and (re)create home through site- and sound-specific installations throughout the city.
For a calendar of events and more information on Gallery of the Streets visit: www.galleryofthestreets.org or Gallery of the Streets Facebook page.
August 28th 12pm-7pm
August 29th 10am-7pm
August 30th 10am-5pm
The Pontchartrain Home Show will feature the newest and most innovative products in home improvements and design. This three day event will showcase 100’s of exhibitors including, cabinets, kitchens, lawn and garden, solar, outdoor living, specialty items and so much more. Our sponsors, Tuffshed will be providing the best sheds in Louisiana and transform your house into your dream home by MaxHome.
Plus exciting features at the show this year. Stroll through beautiful gardens provided by Stepping on Stones and Farrell’s Landscaping. The culinary stage sponsored by New Orleans School of Cooking will feature great New Orleans Chefs and teach techniques and tips on how to prepare the best Jambalaya and Gumbo, as well as provide tastings.
Featuring “Only In Louisiana” Free tasting of all local grown and bottled Wine, Craft Beer and Spirits from: Landry Vineyards, Serendipity, Casa De Sue, Covington Brew House, 40 Arpent Brewing Co, Donner-Peltier, and Louisiana Lightning.
Gallery open 10 - 6pm daily closed Tuesdays
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present House: Group Exhibition with Andrew Lamar Hopkins, Ben Hamburger, Marta Maleck, Loren Schwerd, Daniel J. Victor, and Shawn Waco.
Opening Reception: September 4th from 6 - 10pm
Exhibition up through October 30th, 2015
25% of proceeds from the show, as well as the gallery shop, will be donated to Blights Out, collaborative and creative model for development that shares the tools for New Orleans residents to build the destinies of their own neighborhoods.
(Fall Break Oct. 7 and Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25)
During this 12-week course participants will gain experience with basic conversational Spanish through vocal and instrumental music and movement games guided by a bilingual instructor. All levels are welcome! This course will cover basic vocabulary and common phrases.
For additional information about the course and facilitator, please visit musicollaborative.org.
Note: If you prefer to register offline, call 504-942-7606. Sibling discounts apply. Information on NOLA Timebank exchange or limited tuition assistance is available via email@example.com or by calling the number above.
In this non-audition performance class musicians ages 7-12 will enjoy weekly vocal and instrumental ensemble music making in a joyous, non-competitive atmosphere culminating in a performance for friends and family. The weekly rehearsals will build technical facility and augment musicianship while emphasizing creativity, improvisation and collaboration. In addition to voice, percussion, and music theory study, a keyboard, guitar and electric bass are available upon request to musicians with at least one year of prior experience. Students of woodwind, brass, or string instruments are invited to bring them to the rehearsals as well. Participants may be invited to participate in public performances at area festivals in the spring.
Information on prorated tuition based on anticipated absences, NOLA Timebank exchange, payment plans and limited tuition assistance are available upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(Fall Break Oct. 10 and Thanksgiving Break Nov. 28)
The course is designed for 6- and 7-year olds to enjoy weekly opportunities to sing, move, play and create together in a small, mixed-age group setting. (*5-year-olds who have completed at least 2 semesters of Music Foundations Playgroup or one semester of Music FUNdamentals may also register.)
All sessions integrate vocal music, hand percussion and mallet percussion, movement and basic music literacy. In addition to group music making facilitated by a certified music educator, time is allowed for instrumental exploration and music theory game play. Diverse repertoire will be selected from world music as well as the Crescent City soundtrack.
Information on prorated tuition based on anticipated absences, NOLA Timebank exchange, payment plans and limited tuition assistance are available upon request (email@example.com)
Registration Open Now! Nine, nine-week creating writing courses starting the week of September 14 through November 15.
The Loyola Writing Institute has offered creative writing workshops to the New Orleans community since 1993. Now offering a diverse set of lengths and topics, these non-credit evening workshops are open to aspiring writers of all ages and skill levels. Classes meet uptown on the Loyola University campus, in the Marigny at the Healing Center, in the Bywater at Press Street Headquarters, and at the Southern Hotel in Covington, LA. All classes are small and supportive, and taught by experienced, published writers. Classes are capped at twelve participants.
Weekdays, Nights & Saturdays!
Register today! Fall Session: Sept. 14-Nov. 21
We offer a wide variety of courses at various proficiency levels and for all interests.
Our classes never have more than 12 students to ensure a personalized, student-centered experience.
Our teachers are native French speakers, fully qualified to teach French as a second language.
Take the Placement Test on our website to find your level, see all classes & register!
Also come to our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, August 21st 1-3pm
Fri at 5:30pm-12am
Sat and Sun at 12pm-12am
The NOLA Horror Film Fest is committed to celebrating the craft and advancing the art form of horror genre films. The films and shorts that are screened during the Festival are chosen by film critics and filmmakers by vote at the end of July. We will publicly announce the chosen films to be shown at this year’s Festival mid-August and will feature outstanding films of the genre by emerging filmmakers.
The NOHFF is open to the public and tickets will be available in advance (mid-August) thru our website or at door the day of Festival. Single screening tickets are $10 ($8 in advance), Day Passes will be available from $20 - $40, Weekend Passes for $75 or Weekend VIP passes for $150.
9/28-11/16, Mondays 6:45-8 or 8:15-9:30
Performance: 11/21, 2pm (1:00 Sound Check) at the Old U.S. Mint
Adult musicians with at least 1 year of experience on their instrument are invited to hone their skills in performance, improvisation and music literacy while networking with potential collaborators and passing a good time in a light, supportive atmosphere. Under the direction of acclaimed musician-educator Khari Allen Lee (KhariAllenLee.com), this 8-week course and concert will survey music from the New Orleans diaspora. We will offer two sections to accommodate different levels of experience--a 6:45-8:00 Trad ensemble (especially for less experienced players) and an 8:15-9:30 survey course (recommended for more experience musicians and/or advanced alums).
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-942-7606.
Proceeds will benefit Musicollaborative's children's programs to assist in the purchase of new instruments and support the scholarship fund.
Fri, Sat, and Sun 8:00pm
New Orleans’ resident ballet company, the Marigny Opera Ballet, will open its second season at the Marigny Opera House with a world premiere: Orfeo—a full-length ballet choreographed by Maya Taylor, with a specially commissioned score by Tucker Fuller. Music Director Francis Scully will conduct the 13-piece chamber orchestra, and Academy Award-winning designer C. Robert Holloway will oversee the design of lighting, sets and costumes.
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evening: 7:30PM
Sunday Afternoon: 3PM
Our Town By Thornton Wilder | October 2 - 18
Newly appointed Artistic Director, Maxwell Williams, makes his New Orleans theatre debut directing Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Groundbreaking at the time of its premiere, and beloved ever since, Our Town tells the captivating tale of two intertwined families, and the small town of Grover’s Corners, U.S.A. Using the history of New Orleans, and particularly Le Petit Théâtre for inspiration, our fresh take on this quintessential American play will re-invigorate your love of drama.
For more information or tickets, please contact: 504-522-2081 or visit the box office at 616 Saint Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.
October 24 and 25, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage, Arts, Crafts, Food & Live Music
More than 200 booths
Live Music Schedule: DJ Professor Possum, Reid Soria - Autism Sings, TiJonne Reyes Jazz Trio, Messy Cookers, Tuba Skinny, Pooyai, Overboard, Stoney B Blues