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Upcoming Arts & Cultural Heritage Community Events in the New Orleans Area

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Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses join Smithsonian Museum Day Live

DATE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
TIME
12:00pm - 3:30pm

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket…for free!

Visitors coming to the Hermann-Grima House and grounds will enjoy a guided tour and also have the opportunity to browse the Exchange Shop, which consigns the work of local female artists.

Guests visiting the Gallier House and grounds will enjoy a guided tour and also have the opportunity to explore a new exhibit focusing on Tennessee Williams and the French Quarter.

LOCATION

Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses
820 St. Louis St. United States
New Orleans, LA 70116

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

Funny Bones Improv 3rd Annual Pregame Playdate

DATE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 2:00pm

The 3rd Annual Pre-Game Playdate FUNdraiser is scheduled to kick off at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 28th at Elmwood Kidsports. This year, the 610 Stompers will teach participants their “extraordinary moves” and then perform for the crowd. Kids and parents can enjoy a magic show by award-winning magician Michael Dardant and a performance by Funny Bones Improv. Other fun activities include face painting, crafts, costumes, and more. The event will wrap up at 2:00 p.m., well before the 7:30 p.m. Saints vs. Cowboys game in Dallas. Advance tickets are $8 for adults/$10 at the door, $5 for children, and can be purchased at www.funnybonesimprov.com. There will also be a silent auction featuring Saints tickets, an iPad mini and other electronics, jewelry, hotel stays, restaurants, and more.

LOCATION

Elmwood Kidsports
1200 S. Clearview Parkway
Jefferson, LA 70121

Grand Golden Gamble Fundraiser

DATE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
TIME
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Eat drink and win at Longue Vue’s newest fall fundraiser featuring food, booze and football. Each ticket holder will be entered into a reverse raffle where three lucky winners will split a $5,000 gold coin prize! Proceeds will go toward the Lucy C. Roussel Discovery Garden for children. $75 per ticket; only 325 tickets will be sold and guests need not be present to win. CONTACT Barkley at 504.293.4726 or brafferty@longuevue.com for more information or visit www.longuevue.com

LOCATION

Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124

Hope Stone New Orleans Dinner for Dance

DATE
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Hope Stone New Orleans will host Dinner for Dance, a night of local creole inspired food and live entertainment to benefit youth arts scholarships. The dinner will be on Wednesday October 1 from 6-9:30pm. The evening will begin at River House (New Orleans, 625 Marigny St., New Orleans, LA) and then guests will “Second Line” to The Franklin (2600 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA) to conclude the evening.
The menu features scrumptious and locally made New Orleans cuisine! Live performances will keep guests entertained all evening long. Guests will not want to miss the extravagant raffle package of an all expensed paid voyage of The Big Easy. Three lucky hopefuls will each win a package!
All proceeds from Dinner for Dance will benefit youth art scholarships by allowing every child and youth, regardless of his or her economic background, the opportunity to participate in Hope Stone New Orleans programs. Help make Hope Stone’s mission, Art for All, a reality.

LOCATION

NOLA Spaces
1719 Toledano
New Orleans , LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

Women Performing For Women (With Amanda Shaw & Charmaine Neville)

DATE
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 10:00pm

A night of music, food, and celebration to benefit the women and children of Hagar's House

On Thursday, October 2, Amanda Shaw, Charmaine Neville, and other talented women musicians of New Orleans will be performing to support and celebrate the women and children of Hagar’s House.

Women Performing for Women will take place at Café Istanbul at 2372 St. Claude Avenue. Tickets are $40 (or $75 for a couple) and include all food and music. Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-music, silent auction bidding and for food by The Ruby Slipper and other generous and decadent local restaurants. Concert begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm.

For more information, visit www.HagarsHouseNOLA.org, email HagarsHouse@gmail.com, or call 504.210.5064.

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave United States
New Orleans, LA 70112
Amanda Shaw & Charmaine Neville

GNO PAGAN PRIDE DAY FESTIVAL 2014

DATE
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 6:00pm

Celebrate “The City of TRUE MAGICK!” at GNOPPD FEST 2014.

Voodoo, Wicca, Santeria, Native American and other Pagan spirituality will be honored at this all day family event.

Guest of Honor: Yoruba Lucumi Priestess, Luisah Teish.
Presentations and workshops by River Higginbothan, Dr Charlotte Pipes, Louis Martinie, David Braren and others. With subjects ranging from Aleister Crowley to sound healing and crystal grids.

Hosted by M.C. ‘Big’ MAC from Cat’s Meow and Bourbon Blues Company.

Headlining musical act: Celtic rock band Tuatha Dea. Plus performances by Louis Martinie, The Mudlark Puppeteers and numerous belly dance troupes with surprise guests!

Kids area, arts and crafts vending; food, Tarot Readings, divination and more!

This is the day … you will be talking about for weeks! - Costumes encouraged!

Complete schedule and information at www.GNOPPD.org

Free admission with donation of canned goods to benefit Women with a Vision http://wwav-no.org

LOCATION

Washington Square Park
700 Elysian Fields at Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

P.3 Reads: P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 Artist Sophie Lvoff discuss Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer

DATE
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 7:00pm

P.3Reads, a Prospect New Orleans Public Program, is inspired by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans’ vision for Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3). The program takes place monthly in different NOPL branches. Artists who will be featured in the upcoming P.3 Biennial will discuss with members of the New Orleans community the books that have been important in their lives and work. These events are free and open to the public.

In this month’s event, P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 Artist Sophie Lvoff will discuss Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, Percy’s debut novel and winner of the 1961 National Book Award. Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION

New Orleans Public Library- Main Branch
219 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

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

Gypsy Fire! with the Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan

DATE
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
TIME
8:30pm - 11:00pm

Prepare to be immersed in the raw authenticity, beauty, and artistry of the Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan, a vibrant evening of live music and dance with a world-renowned group of five outstanding folk musicians and dancer who will perform the traditional arts from the desert of Rajasthan, India-- the gateway of the gypsies and the beginning of the Romany Trail. This is their first US tour and will be a performance like no other!

PLUS We will heat up the night with numerous fire performance artists & renowned gypsy dancers representing a variety of styles from all along the Gypsy Trail! Fire! Flamenco! ATS! Balkan! Classical Indian! all coming your way in ONE GREAT EVENING! Don't miss it, Get more info including line-up and Save five bucks by getting your presale ticket through eventbrite NOW:

www.gypsyfire.eventbrite.com

Doors Open and Fire Pre-Show begins at 8:30 pm

VIsit the Rajasthani's Caravan to learn more about this amazing tour!

www.rajasthanigypsy.org

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St. Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117

Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan: Master Class & Indian Dinner

DATE
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Dancing Grounds welcomes the Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan from India, touring through Louisiana for one-week only! The Caravan will offer a Rajasthani Folk Dance Master Class from 6-7:45 pm, followed by a complimentary vegetarian Indian dinner from 7:45-8:30 pm. The Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan is a star-studded group of professional caste musicians, dancer gypsies and nomads from Rajasthan, India. The Caravan is lead by Suva Devi, of the award-winning Tony Gatliff documentary "LATCHO DROM," along with an all-star band of Rajasthani musicians, the “Ustad Arba Music Group.” Class dance topics include the Kalbelia dance and the Tera Tali dance of Suva's nomadic tribe

$35 pre-sale tickets include the master class and dinner reception. Purchase your tickets online:
http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=34461&stype=41&prodid=...
or at
www.dancinggrounds.org/rajasthani

Check out the national tour website at www.rajasthanigypsy.org

LOCATION

Dancing Grounds
3705 St. Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Miss Vesta’s Swamp Galaxy Gala: A Benefit Party for Prospect.3

DATE
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
TIME
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Miss Vesta’s Swamp Galaxy Gala is a benefit party for the International Arts Biennial Prospect New Orleans. The event will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Contemporary Arts Center. The benefit will celebrate the opening of the biennial’s third iteration, “Prospect.3: Notes for Now,” which will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. The exhibition will present the work of more than 50 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, in more than 15 locations throughout neighborhoods across New Orleans. For more information, please visit www.prospectneworleans.org.

LOCATION

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Prospect.3: Performance at New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) – Andrea Fraser

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
TIME
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Andrea Fraser is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work has been identified with performance, feminism, context art and institutional critique. She has used a site-specific and research-based approach to explore the motivations that drive artists, collectors, dealers, corporate sponsors, museum trustees and museum visitors to engage with art, from the pursuit of prestige to financial investment to sexual fantasy to self-realization. Her performance is part of the opening weekend of events for Prospect.3: Notes for Now.

Prospect New Orleans is an International Arts Biennial event that will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. “Prospect.3: Notes for Now” will present the work of more than 50 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, in more than 15 locations, including museums, community centers and independent sites throughout neighborhoods across New Orleans.

LOCATION

New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir United States
New Orleans, LA 70124

EVENT WEBSITE

ALEX AND ALLYSON GREY AND THIRD EYE PRODUCTIONS PRESENT THE DEITIES AND DEMONS BALL NOLA; A CELESTIAL CIRCUS

DATE
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
10:30pm - 4:00am

No city more embodies the spirit of Halloween and the Day of the Dead than the mystical voodoo soaked culture of New Orleans. This November 1st join Alex and Allyson Grey and Third Eye Productions as we present a visionary twist on one of New Orleans most revered traditions; The Masquerade Ball. Third Eye Productions proudly presents The First Annual Deities and Demons Ball NOLA – A Celestial Circus, Saturday, November 1st 2104, All Saints Day, 10:30 pm at the Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans. Limited Advance Tickets are $35, General Admission Tickets are $45 and a special limited Inner Sanctum-VIP are $75. Tickets are on-sale and are available at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/669919. For more information visit www.dadsballnola.com.

LOCATION

The Carver Theatre
2101 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Schmancy!

DATE
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 10:00pm

A zany evening of whimsical wonder featuring engaging entertainment and delightful delectables to benefit Tulane Hillel!
Valet parking provided.
Patron Reception: 6:30pm - Party 7:30
Attire: Schmancy!
“Schmancy” is a fundraising gala that will take place at the Goldie & Morris Mintz Center for Jewish Life on Thursday, November 20th. The event will feature delicious food catered by Harveen Khera of Hillel’s Kitchen, drinks, entertainment in the style of a 1920’s Speak Easy, and presentation of the first “Big Pastrami” award, honoring a young Tulane alumnus making an impact on the local community.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 18, 2014!

LOCATION

The Mintz Center
912 Broadway Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Running of the Santas New Orleans 2014

DATE
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 11:30pm

New Orleans largest costumed wintertime festival kicks off the holiday spirit on December 13! Live Music by Category 6 and Big Sam's Funky Nation, several drink specials, and thousands of people!

Running of the Santas is the hottest costumed holiday tradition in the country where thousands of participants dress in their favorite Christmastime costumes to partake in revelry and merrymaking. The event starts at 3 pm at Barcadia at 601 Tchoupitoulas Street and moves to Generations Hall at 6 pm which is when the "fun run" occurs.

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

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
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