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YAYA Brass & Glass

DATE
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

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.

LOCATION

YAYA Creative Glass
3924 Conti Street beside Mid-City Rouses
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

23rd Annual Jazz Fest Shabbat featuring The Joe Krown Trio + Panorama Jazz Band + more

DATE
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 7:30pm

The 23rd Annual Jazz Fest Shabbat at Touro Synagogue features:

  • The Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter "Wolfman" Washington & Russell Battiste Jr.
  • Panorama Jazz Band
  • The Touro Synagogue Choir
  • Cantor Jamie Marx

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.

VENUE

Touro Synagogue
Touro Synagogue
4238 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Coltrane Love Supreme Fest

DATE
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 st. Claude ave. entrance and free parking in rear of building
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Grand Opening of the Historic Carver Theater AND New Orleans Musicians' Clinic's 16 Birthday Celebration

DATE
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 11:30pm

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.

LOCATION

Historic Carver Theater
2101 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

International Jazz Day & Carver Theater Grand Opening, April 30th
International Jazz Day events honoring the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

Brazland: Bate Galeira hosted by Voice Monet, feat. Hawthorne Headhunters, Zardis Nichols, Riccardo Crespo, Tondrae Kemp, DJ PUDGE

DATE
Thu, May 1, 2014
8:00pm - 2:00am

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/

LOCATION

L'Entrepot
527 Julia Street Next to Cafe Carmo
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Down On The Bayou 2014- benefitting the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

DATE
Thu, May 1, 2014
8:00pm - 12:00am

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...

LOCATION

Republic New Orleans
828 S Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Down On The Bayou 2014 at Republic New Orleans feat. Jojo of Widespread Panic
Down On The Bayou 2014 supporting the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

Shorty Fest

DATE
Thu, May 1, 2014
8:00pm - 2:00am

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.

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans, LA

GiveNOLA Day!

DATE
Tue, May 6, 2014
TIME
12:00am - 11:30pm

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.

LOCATION

New Orleans

EVENT WEBSITE

Better Hearing and Speech Month Expo

DATE
Thu, May 8, 2014
TIME
10:30am - 3:00pm

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.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Norman Mayer Library
30001 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122

Nonprofit workshop: Fundraising Events 101

DATE
Thu, May 8, 2014
TIME
2:00pm - 4:30pm

May nonprofit fundraising workshop:
Fundraising Events 101
Thursday, May 8
2:00-4:30 p.m.
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 info@thefundingseed.com.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

PechaKucha Night NOLA Vol. 12 "The Art of Making"

DATE
Thu, May 8, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

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.

LOCATION

Felicity Church
1816 Chestnut Steet
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

PechaKucha Night NOLA
Giving NOLA creatives 20 slides X 20 seconds of exposure

Mentorfest 2014

DATE
Sat, May 10, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 3:00pm

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!!!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
4300 S. Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70125

EVENT WEBSITE

Mentorfest 2014 May 10th 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Rosa F. Keller Library, 4300 S Broad
Mentorfest Flyer

MENTORFEST 2014

DATE
Sat, May 10, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 3:00pm

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!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Rosa Keller Library
4300 S. Broad St.
New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Larry Hartzog's Mellow Brew Fest

DATE
Sat, May 10, 2014
4:00pm - 12:00pm

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.

LOCATION

Mellow Mushroom, Covington
1645 Highway 190
Covington, LA 70433

EVENT WEBSITE

Guitar Slim, Jr

GRP's 2014 Play/Write Showcase

DATE
Mon, May 12, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

LOCATION

Dillard University's Cook Theatre
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Social Security: Your Questions Answered

DATE
Wed, May 14, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 6:30pm

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.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Edward Jones
3343 Metairie Rd, Suite 5
Metairie, LA 70001

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

DATE
Fri, May 16, 2014
8:00pm - 2:00am

The PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW - New Orleans

50++ ARTISTS SHOWCASING
ALL-U-CAN-EAT Pancakes
AGES 21+

Live Audio & Visual Performances
Body Painting
Live Art Battles

ONLY $5 COVER!!!
Not even IHOP serves Pancakes this CHEAP!!!

PAINTINGS, MIXED MEDIA, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURES, DRAWINGS, GRAFFITI!!!

www.pancakesandbooze.com
http://instagram.com/pancakesandbooze/
https://twitter.com/pancakesbooze

VIEW THIS LINK TO GET AN IDEA OF PREVIOUS SHOWS!!!
http://vimeo.com/14915703

TO SUBMIT ARTWORK FOR THE SHOW please follow the link below.
http://bit.ly/1hZdRl4

LOCATION

The Howlin' Wolf
907 South Peters
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Louisiana Veterans Festival

DATE
Sat, May 17, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 10:00pm

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!

TOPICS
Rebuilding

LOCATION

Northshore Harbor Center
100 Harbor Center Blvd
Slidell, LA 70461

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival Battle of the Bands

DATE
Sat, May 17, 2014
TIME
12:30pm - 8:00pm

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 corey@bayoubarriere.com
www.plaqueminesparishfestival.com

LOCATION

Plaquemines Parish Festival Fair Grounds
333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

EVENT WEBSITE

Friends of the Cabildo Home & Courtyard Tour

DATE
Sun, May 18, 2014
TIME
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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)

LOCATION

1850 House Museum Store
523 St. Ann Street
New Orleans 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Fashion fo Freedom

DATE
Fri, May 23, 2014
9:00pm - 2:00am

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.

LOCATION

Eiffel Society
2040 st. charles ave United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

Emergency Circus Kickoff Carnival

DATE
Sun, May 25, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 9:00pm

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)

LOCATION

The Old Firehouse on Mandeville
720 Mandeville St,
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Special Head electrified levitation.
Emergency Circus visits a cancer ward in Amman, Jordan

The CAC Presents: 30 Americans. A Retrospective of Contemporary African American Art From The Past Three Decades

DATE
Sun, Jun 8, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 5:00pm

30 AMERICANS

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.           

LOCATION

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

College: Getting There From Here

DATE
Wed, Jun 11, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 6:30pm

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

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Edward Jones
3343 Metairie Rd, Suite 5
Metairie, LA 70001

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Mr. Legs XIV

DATE
Sat, Jul 19, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

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.

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Mr. Legs XIV
Mr. Legs XIV
Bridge House / Grace House

UMOJA Village at the Evening of African Elegance

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 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
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