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.
Every Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Growing Local NOLA presents FREE exercise classes every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30pm at their garden - 1750 Carondelet St. Come do yoga, fitness boot camp, CrossFit, hula hooping and more. See http://www.recirculatingfarms.org/my-calendar/ for schedule!
We provide snacks and drinks for all participants, so please RSVP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae28a0fe3-lets to make sure we have enough for everyone!
Every Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm
Growing Local NOLA presents FREE farm-to-table, health-supportive cooking classes from 5:30 - 6:30pm Thursdays at their garden - 1750 Carondelet St. Come see and taste how best to use seasonal fruits, veggies and herbs that you grow or buy. See http://www.recirculatingfarms.org/my-calendar/ for schedule!
We provide snacks and drinks for all participants, so please RSVP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae28a0fe3-whats to make sure we have enough for everyone!
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.
WHAT: USTA League Tennis registration is now open in New Orleans. Summer is a great time to get out the racquet, shoes and balls and head to a local tennis court and be part of a fun, social and healthy activity. The USTA offers a wide variety of competitive tennis programs available for members of all ages.
WHEN: Registration for USTA Leagues:
55 & Over Division open through July 14, 2015
40 & Over Division open through August 15, 2015
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.
OPENING RECEPTION: Monday, August 3, 6pm - 8pm.
On view through Friday, August 7 - 9am - 5pm, M-F.
Join the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame and this year's participants in the annual BLUE LINEN MONDAY Photography Exhibit ~ more than two dozen actively masking Black Indians within the Wild positions and more than a dozen talented photographers who have captured these Wild Persons' stunningly beautiful work ~ for the exhibit's opening reception.
Now in its 5th year, BLUE LINEN MONDAY features a selection of those Mardi Gras Indians who mask in the tradition of that year's featured tribal position, which also corresponds with the theme of the same year's MGIHOF Yearbook (to be released in October, 2015).
BLUE LINE MONDAY brings together Mardi Gras Indians and the photographers that capture them into one room for a gallery show where we demonstrate and discuss ethical best practices for mutual and fair use of sold or distributed art depicting Mardi Gras Indians.
Free and Open to the Public.
Some of the artwork and/or prints will be for sale.
Aug. 7 - 9, 14 - 16, 20 - 22
Cripple Creek Theatre Company (CCTC) presents a production of Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 American opera "The Cradle Will Rock". The show follows a union strike in a fictitious town called Steeltown, USA. With musical direction by avant-garde composer, Tucker Fuller, CCTC’s production of "The Cradle Will Rock" will educate audience members on the necessity of collective organizing, showcase the play’s hilarious and brilliant script, and initiate discussion on its relevance to New Orleans today. As part of the CCTC’s belief that theatre is a vital act of community engagement that should be accessible to all people, all performances of "The Cradle Will Rock" will be FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The show features amazing local talent with a sixteen-person cast including Emilie Whelan, Ian Hoch, Clint Johnson, Sherri Marina, Amy Alvarez, Ashley Rose Butler, Monica Harris, and Francesca McKenzie.
Friday, August 7, 2015; 8-5
Saturday, August 8, 2015; 8-5
Sunday, August 9, 2015; 8-5
Monday, August 10, 2015; 8-3
The 3rd Annual Farm to Table International Conference is scheduled for August 8-10, 2015, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. F2Ti features the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2Ti explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally. It takes place in tandem with the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Annual Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO, an event attracting food and beverage professionals from across the country.
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.
Sunday, August 9, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. (early-bird admittance at 8:00 a.m.)
Monday, August 10, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm.
The Temple Sinai Sisterhood will hold its annual Community Attic sale on Sunday, August 9, 2015, and Monday, August 10, 2015, at 6227 St. Charles Ave.
On Sunday, August 9, the "early bird" special at $10 per person will be at 8:00 a.m. and the sale will be open to the general public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The sale will feature everything from nearly new furniture, gently used clothing, kitchen wares, lamps, paintings, frames of all sizes, books, CD's, china, glassware, and jewelry -- you name it, we just might have it. There will also be beautiful, first-class items in the boutique section.
EVERY YEAR OUR SALE GETS BIGGER AND MORE FANTASTIC!
Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
A very merry unBirthday to you! Head to Windsor Court for an afternoon dedicated to the imagination and wonder of Alice and her friends. Guests will enjoy the finest teas and Wonderland-themed treats. Children will love the chance to meet Alice herself and pose for a photo. Adults will choose from a selection of specialty cocktails, like the “Queen of Hearts,” a mixture of lemon juice, strawberry mint syrup, Hendrick’s Gin and Prosecco.
Pricing is $37 for adults and $27 for children, plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations are required. For reservations, call (504) 596-4773 or visit www.windsorcourthotel.com/le-salon.
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Sunday, August 16 and
6:00PM - 10:00PM - Monday, August 17, 2015
The Level 1 Wine Seminar is a 12-hour course that sets a solid foundation for advanced learning and courses. It contains lectures and tastings on terms and concepts (including winemaking), regional lectures on France, Italy and the United States, and historical and food and wine pairing insight throughout each lecture. A major focus of the Level 1 Seminar is on professional wine evaluation technique, which consists of both descriptive and comparative evaluation. The certification portion of the L1 Wine Seminar is taken online after the course is taken.
Level 1 courses are $495 (with materials, wine, instruction, and a catered lunch on eight-hour class days included). For more information and to register for courses offered in New Orleans, visit the ISWG website
Day 1: August 20, 2015 9am-6pm
Rebel Music: August 20, 2015 6:45pm-8:45pm [Cafe Istanbul 2372 St. Claude Ave.]
Day 2: August 21, 2015 10am-7pm
The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies is organizing a two-day conference to centralize the ongoing struggles and resiliency of communities of color in post-Katrina New Orleans. This conference coincides with the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and brings together international, national and local thought leaders to discuss recovery, community resilience and place. This concept of resilience will be problematized within the context of disaster in communities that struggle with chronic and toxic stress. A key component will be exploring the role of culture as a protective factor against chronic stress; and the potential for transformation through resilience.
August 27th @ 6pm & 8:30pm
Use Promo Code: CHARITY BABY for $5 off ticket prices
As part of the Joy Theater’s remembrance of Hurricane Katrina’s 10-year Anniversary weekend, we will be showing documentary film “Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital”. The film won the Jury Prize for Louisiana Feature and the Audience Award for Louisiana Feature at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival, and it was recently selected by NOLA.COM as the "5th best films made in Louisiana in 2014."
The 60-minute film includes interviews with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Dr. Julette Saussy, former New Orleans EMS Director, Cecile Tebo, former NOPD Crisis Unit Commander, former Director of Health for the City of New Orleans Dr. Brobson Lutz, Chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Dr. Larry H. Hollier, Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, ret. and others.
“The film is dedicated in every way to the doctors and nurses of Charity Hospital."
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.
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.