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'Essence of Life' film screening

DATE
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
TIME
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Loyola University and the Consulate General of Poland in Chicago present a free screening of “Essence of Life,” a new documentary about renowned geneticist and “father of synthetic biology,” Dr. Waclaw Szybalski. The screening is free and open to the public and will include a Q-&-A with director Anna Ferens as well as Polish Consul for Culture and Education Konrad Zieliński.

Born and educated in Poland, Szybalski is a pioneer in molecular biology, genetics and microbiology. He was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize three times. He is credited as one of the first to devise the concept of multi-drug antibiotic therapy and has also participated in the Human Genome Project.

Ferens is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and journalist. She is the director of “A Place to Stand;” “Jews in the Warsaw Uprising 1944,” co-directed with Anna Kowalewska-Onaszkiewicz; “Man Seeks Woman;” and “Where Wild Strawberries Grow.”

LOCATION

Loyola University New Orleans - Bobet Hall Room 332
6363 St. Charles Ave. United States
New Orleans, LA 70118

Antieau Gallery Artist Party

DATE
Sat, Apr 25, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

After-party for artists exhibiting at Jazz Fest. All are welcome!

LOCATION

Antieau Gallery
927 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Joseph G. "Doc" Hebert's final performance

DATE
Sun, Apr 26, 2015
TIME
3:00pm - 5:00pm

After spending 55 of his 75 years at Loyola University New Orleans,
including half a century as a professor of music and nearly that long as
the school's beloved band director, Joseph G. "Doc" Hebert Jr. '63, Ph.D.,
will retire at the end of the semester.

Hebert's final band performance, featuring the Loyola Wind Ensemble and
Concert Band, will be held on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in Louis J.
Roussel Performance Hall. In tribute, all alumni musicians are invited to
perform on the last two selections. The free concert will be followed by a
free wine and cheese reception at 4 p.m.

LOCATION

Loyola University New Orleans - Roussel Hall
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Krewe of O.A.K. fundraiser for Mid-Summer Mardi Gras

DATE
Mon, Apr 27, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 9:30pm

The Krewe of O.A.K. proudly hosts an outrageous street parade twice a year, once during carnival, and once at the end of August for what we call Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. Our Mid-Summer march is an enormous celebration that has been gaining tremendous popularity. The fundraiser on Monday April 27th at the Maple Leaf Bar is to help raise money for the costs incurred from hosting such a grand event.
The Krewe of O.A.K. will be presenting a silent auction, a live auction, a wonderful raffle with many prizes, free food, live music, and a dance troop performance. This is a very colorful annual event with great art, services, random fun stuff, and entertainment to be won. Please visit KOAK MID SUMMER MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER on facebook to see photos of what we have to offer.

LOCATION

The Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue with Flutist Kim Hickey

DATE
Mon, Apr 27, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Please join us for an eclectic mix of traditional, modern and transcribed pieces for flutes. The recital will be given to raise awareness and funds for Blood Cancer Research and World Child Cancer. Suggested donation: $20.

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Whitney Plantation Museum lecture with John Cummings

DATE
Wed, Apr 29, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 8:30pm

A Loyola University New Orleans alumnus and retired trial lawyer, who this past December opened the first museum dedicated solely to the history of slavery in the U.S., will present a free campus lecture.

John Cummings, M.B.A. ’61, J.D. ’61, owner of the Whitney Plantation Museum in Wallace, La., will speak about his vision for the museum, which tells the story of some of the darkest moments in American history. Cummings will be joined by Ibrahima Seck, Ph.D., director of research at the Whitney.

During their talk at Loyola, Cummings and Seck will discuss the plantation’s role in Louisiana history, the process by which it was acquired, the challenges in bringing the museum to reality, as well as the community response.

Located an hour west of New Orleans, the Whitney Plantation encompasses 250 acres of land and once served as a home to one of the largest slaveholders in the state, the Haydel family.

LOCATION

Loyola University New Orleans - Nunemaker Auditorium
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Kidd Jordan and Hamiet Bluiett Saxophone Improvisation at Music at the Mint

DATE
Thu, Apr 30, 2015
TIME
9:00pm - 10:30pm

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the power of free improvisation presented by two legends of the art form; Sir Edward "Kidd" Jordan and Hamiet Bluiett on Thursday, April 30. The two kings of improvisers appropriately team up on International Jazz Day for a night to be remembered at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans for a 9:00 PM show at the Music at the Mint series.

This special presentation is hosted by the New Orleans Arts and Cultural Host Committee, presenters of the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp. The Jazz Camp Alumni and Faculty band will open the show. 

Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Kidd Jordan is acclaimed internationally as one of the true master improvisers still performing today. Indie Jazz aptly describes Kidd Jordan as a "genteel man" who is probably the single most under-documented jazz musician of his generation, a fact that is even more remarkable when you consider that he is also one of the busiest musicians in the world. Jordan was recognized as a jazz maverick as far back in the 1940s intent on exploring jazz rooted music's outer reaches. In recognition of his great musical achievements, knighthood was bestowed on him by the Republic of France where he holds the title Chevalier des Artes et Lettres.

Hamiet Bluiett was born in Lovejoy, Illinois just north of East St. Louis. He moved to New York in 1969 where he was a member of The Charles Mingus Quintet and the Sam Rivers large ensemble. Hamiet was a founding member of The World Saxophone Quartet, perhaps the most celebrated saxophone ensemble in the history of jazz.

 

 
 

LOCATION

The Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA

EVENT WEBSITE

Kidd Jordan
Hamiet Bluiett

Antieau Gallery's Five Year Anniversary Party

DATE
Sat, May 2, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

It's here! Antieau Gallery's five year anniversary is upon us, and what an amazing half a decade it's been. Come celebrate with us and enjoy refreshments, music, and the joy of Chris Roberts-Antieau's artwork.

LOCATION

Antieau Gallery
927 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Ogden After Hours presents The SpeakerBox Experiment

DATE
Thu, May 7, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ogden After Hours presents The SpeakerBox Experiment

Simply put, The SpeakerBox Experiment is an eclectic mix of individuals from the New Orleans music scene; each of whom has had the privilege of accompanying a host of major industry artists, as well as opportunities to play on local, national and international stages. Though each was successful in their respective careers, they came together through the band’s founder—Nick Mercadel—to combine their creativity, ideas, and musicality with a single goal: to produce great music.
The SpeakerBox Experiment joins the musical styles of writer, producer/composer, singer/songwriter and drummer Nick Mercadel; keyboardist, songwriter, producer/composer Jason Hodge; singer, producer/composer and keyboardist Marcus Doucette; singer/songwriter Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph; guitarists/bassists Ken & Shemaiah Turner and drummer Lemuel “Lem” Clark.
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LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Sippin' in Seersucker

DATE
Fri, May 8, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sippin’ in Seersucker
A sartorial soiree kicking off the summer social season with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at The Shops at Canal Place!
Sponsored by The Shops at Canal Place
May 8, 2015
6pm-8pm

LOCATION

The Shops at Canal Place
333 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Lake PontchARTrain Craft Fair

DATE
Sat, May 9, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 4:00pm

2nd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair plus Water Safety at the New Canal Lighthouse. Over 30 craft vendors, food and beverage available for purchase, and summer water safety and activities.
Come spend a beautiful at the Lake!

LOCATION

New Canal Lighthouse
8001 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Play/Write Showcase

DATE
Mon, May 11, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Goat in the Road’s annual Play/Write Showcase consists of 10 plays written by fifth and sixth grades students performed by five local theatre and dance companies: Cripple Creek Theatre Co., Dillard University Theatre, KM Dance Project, Lux et Umbra, and NEW NOISE. The Showcase is a culmination of GRP teaching artist residencies at 4 New Orleans schools, Renew Cultural Arts Academy, St. Mary’s Academy, Success Preparatory Academy, and The International School of Louisiana, during which 115 fifth and sixth grade students learn about theatre, see a professional production, and most importantly, each write their own original play.

LOCATION

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

AICC's Amici Della Lingua Italiana

DATE
Wed, May 13, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The American Italian Cultural Center welcomes you to join us for a night of eating, drinking and Italian conversation! AMICI dinner reservations are required and must be made through the American Italian Cultural Center. Tickets are $35 per person (includes meal, gratuity and tax).

LOCATION

Vincent's Italian Cuisine
4411 Chastant Street
Metairie, LA 70006

EVENT WEBSITE

Ogden After Hours presents Andre Bohren

DATE
Thu, May 14, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Andre Bohren is a lifelong musician. From early obsessions with Peruvian flutes and ‘50’s Rock ‘n Roll to his discovery of classical piano and syncopated funk, Bohren is constantly broadening his musical horizons. At the age of 16, he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra as the featured piano soloist and was soon touring the U.S. and Europe with his father, American roots musician Spencer Bohren. After a decade of near complete focus on piano, which included five years of study under Dr. Janet Ahlquist and two years under Dr. John Murphy at Loyola University in New Orleans, Andre Bohren founded the eclectic funk-rock band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (JSDN), this time manning the drum chair.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Arts and Activism Event with Andrew Schrock, What Editions, and the New Orleans Community Print Shop

DATE
Thu, May 14, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us Thursday, May 14th at 7pm for a curatorial talk with Cora Lautze and Julian Wellisz of What Editions, a presentation about Nola Community Print Shop' s Youth Program and a hydroform demonstration from exhibiting artist Andrew Schrock.

25% of proceeds from this show will benefit
Nola Community-Print Shop Youth Program

$5 - $15 suggested donation

Donations at the door to be split between What Editions and NCPS Youth Program

Part of the Low Road Art Walk! For more information about this or any events The Foundation Gallery visit:
www.foundationgallerynola.com

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street #A
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Ogden After Hours presents Susan Cowsill

DATE
Fri, May 15, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Susan Cowsill first entered the pop-culture scene at the age of eight as the youngest member of the ’60s musical family the Cowsills, who graced the AM airwaves with such enduring pop hits as “Hair” and “The Rain, the Park and Other Things,” and who were the real-life inspiration for TV’s famed Partridge Family.
In adulthood, Susan Cowsill has emerged as a singer-songwriter of singular emotional insight and musical resonance, first as a key member of beloved alt-roots-pop supergroup the Continental Drifters and more recently on her widely acclaimed second solo album Lighthouse. Lighthouse’s soulful, personally-charged songcraft reflects the artist’s experiences during a wrenching period which saw Cowsill dealing with the deaths of her brothers Billy and Barry, and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, which claimed most of her and her family’s material possessions and temporarily displaced them from Susan’s adopted hometown of New Orleans.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Ogden After Hours presents Mississippi Rail Company

DATE
Thu, May 28, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The aim of Mississippi Rail Company is moving music forward via a vehicle of the past. Their music is an experiment in irony, embracing New Orleans roots music, rock 'n roll, folk, and blues traditions while refusing to fall subject to any of their claims. Their music breaks wholly new ground, rejecting any pull toward a simple re-hash of past musical genres. There is nothing tired, tried, or weary about their sound as it re-thinks (and re-shapes) a century of American musical traditions. In short, it manages to sound as if it could have been produced in 1920, even as its content and structure are decades ahead of its time.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

NOLAW: Cruel Summer Brawl

DATE
Sat, May 30, 2015
8:00pm - 1:00am

NOLAW will usher in the long hot New Orleans summer on May 30 with a Cruel Summer Brawl at One Eyed Jack’s! This event will offer the usual biceps and bravado you know and love, along with a sweaty layer of sand, sun and SPF 30. Eight wrestlers will go arm-to-arm for the championship while NOLAW’s MCs and celebrity judges keep the beach party going.

Proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Harm Reduction Network, a volunteer-run collective that operates on the principles of harm reduction to offer material, educational, and advocacy support to drug-users and their communities in southeastern Louisiana.

Doors open at 8PM, show begins at 9PM. $5 cover, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

LOCATION

One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Lecture Series: Italian Dual Citizenship

DATE
Thu, Jun 4, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the former Honorary Italian Consulate Arnaldo Partessotti as he discusses the rules of obtaining Italian dual citizenship. Mr. Partesotti will review the practicality of finding the necessary documentation for applying for Italian dual citizenship and will be available to answer any questions. The lecture is free for AICC Members. For non-members, admission is $10.

LOCATION

American Italian Cultural Center
537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Advanced Fashion Workshop

DATE
Mon, Jun 8, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Advanced Fashion Workshop
June 8 - 12
9 am – 3 pm
Students entering grades 9 – 12
Working with Tracee Dundas, a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana Fashion/Apparel Design Program and founder of New Orleans Fashion Week, students will develop their skills in design, draping, and sewing to create a one-of-a-kind garment fashioned out of unconventional materials. Students will also create their own fashion mood board, assist with choreography, and model their design in a fashion show presented on the last day of the workshop.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Art & Drama Camp

DATE
Mon, Jun 15, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Art & Drama Camp
June 15 - 26
9 am – 3 pm
Students entering grades 2 – 5
Working with actor and director Andy Vaught of Cripple Creek Theater Co., and Visual Teaching Artist Suzanna Ritz, students will learn basic art and performance skills, and then create the script, props, scenery and more for an original, multi-act play performed on the last day of camp.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Art, Design & Dance Camp

DATE
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Art, Design & Dance Camp
June 29 – July 3
9 am – 3 pm
Students entering grades 2 – 5
Working with Teaching Artist Suzanna Ritz and Dance Instructor Liese Weber, students will explore the Ogden Museum’s collection through art projects, creating beautiful and functional artworks, as well as a choreographed performance piece using yoga, Pilates, and more to be presented to parents on the last day of camp.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Art & Fashion Camp

DATE
Mon, Jul 6, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Art & Fashion Camp
July 6 – 17
9 am – 3 pm
Students entering grades 5 – 8
Working with Alison Parker of ricRACK NOLA, students will follow the process of a fashion designer from sketch to finished product. Classes will start with research and design techniques, figure drawing, and construction (sewing by machine and hand), culminating in a realized “Couture” piece. Students will also work with Dance Instructor Liese Weber, to create a choreographed performance and fashion show presented to family and friends at the end of the session.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Photo Camp I

DATE
Mon, Jul 20, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 12:00pm

Photo Camp I
July 20 – 31
9 am – noon
Students entering grades 8 – 12
Working with music photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards, students will learn basic elements of photography including composition, exposure, storytelling, and functions of their camera to create powerful and beautiful images, culminating in a student- curated exhibition. No prior experience necessary. Cameras can be provided if needed.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Photo Camp II

DATE
Mon, Jul 20, 2015
TIME
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Photo Camp II
July 20 – 31
1 pm – 4 pm
Students entering grades 8 – 12
Students will focus on camera functions, lighting, portraiture, photojournalism, and fashion with music photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards. Students will learn technical and advanced aspects of photography; including studio lighting set ups, photo shoot design and planning. Through feedback and constructive critique, students will create a portfolio of edited work culminating in a student-curated exhibition. Students should have a basic understanding of photography or take the Photo I in conjunction with this

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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