Our annual block party to honor the legacy and spirit of our friend and band-mate, Jamie Galloway, and raise money for the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. Starting at 3:00 pm, the party will kick off with brass in the streets, directed by Aron Lambert, and immediately taking it inside the Maple Leaf where the all star list of performers include: George Porter Jr, Brint Anderson, John Gros, Papa Mali, Juice, Joe Krown, Jeffrey T. Watkins, Jake Eckert, Dave Jordan, Mike Doussan, Billy Iuso, Chris Jones, Will Repholz, Harry Hardin, Chris Pylant and many more TBA.
Crawfish by Jason Seither of Seither's Seafood!
There will be a raffle of all kinds of badass stuff, including SOUTHWEST AIRLINE TICKETS, art, jewelry, gift certificates and music.
All this for $20 at the door.
All proceeds go to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic.
A concert benefiting the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras - TICKETS: $25 Available online at www.gnoyo.org and at the door
Every ticket purchased is a tax deductible donation that will go toward providing scholarships for the disadvantaged, alleviating the costs of musical instruments and private lessons, and the operational expenses that keep this great program going. GNOYO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Rockin Dopsie Jr • Walter Wolfman Washington • Bruce Sunpie Barnes • The Grayhawk Band • Henry Turner Jr • Christian Serpas & Ghost Town • Big Chief David Montana of Washitaw Nation • The GNOYO Brass Ensemble • Luther Gray • Alexey Marti • Smoky Greenwell • Loren Pickford • The GNOYO Benefit All Star Band - and more TBA + Live art creation during the event by 2015 Jazz Fest Poster artist Frenchy
EMCEES: John Sinclair & Dave Brinks
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Get ready for the ultimate music experience! Brett Weller is up for the challenge of his musical career as he will write an original song with our audience in one hour. Why be a spectator when you can be part of the music? Our goal is to write a great song...a hit song! A percentage of all music royalties from our song will go to Children's Hospital and Team Gleason. We will also create The Hit Me Highball with one of our star bartenders at the same time we create the song. Get advance tickets here: http://www.hitmeamerica.com/jamsessions.html . We will be filming for TV and YouTube so don't miss it!
6th Annual New Orleans Pisces Party benefitting the Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation. (BTD Foundation). The event features, Los Pescados, an all star all Pisces Band featuring Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sam Price, Eric Bolivar, Alexandra Scott, Greg Hicks, Lucas Davenport, Loren Murrell, Luke Huddleston, Randy Ellis, Jeff Guitar Nelson, and many others.
The night kicks off with DJ Black Pearl spinning some old school jams followed by the Yemayayas and Mike Doussan Band.
The event also includes food from various restaurants including Milkfish, The Joint and many others.
A raffle and Pinata bashing are also fun components of the event.
University of Maryland historian Michael Ross discusses his book THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS KIDNAPPING CASE: RACE, LAW, AND JUSTICE IN THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA.
In The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case, Michael Ross offers the first full account of this event that electrified the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations.
An elegant evening of live Gospel music to benefit the non-profit New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir Shades of Praise. Live performances by the acclaimed Shades of Praise choir with a kickin' rhythm section, Zulu Ensemble Men's Gospel Choir and The Jones Sisters. Great food, light open bar and great raffle items. Free available on-street parking near the Alumni House. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Ticket info at www.shadesofpraise.org
Please join us at the New Orleans Public Library for our 4th concert/lecture saluting the Broadway Musical. Come learn about the history of such wonderful shows as "Mamma Mia!", "Wicked", "Caroline or Change", "Aladdin", "The Little Mermaid", and "Shrek", with performances by Big Easy Award winner Amy Alvarez, who will be joined by other great local singers including Lark Marie Fall, Kevin Murphy, and Rachel Laufer. Jesse Reeks will be at the piano.
This program will cover the exciting years of 2000 to the present, and we will learn how Broadway looks forward to an exciting future while honoring traditions of the past.
There will be light refreshments served and limited parking will be available in the staff parking lot adjacent to the library building. Also there will be three raffles, including tickets to the Saenger Theatre and the Louisiana Philharmonic.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsored by the Foundation for Entertainment Development & Education, Inc.
Don't miss Nashville Country Artist/Songwriter Thom Shepherd at Grits Bar. Thom is the writer of the #1 smash country hit "Redneck Yacht Club" and now here's your chance to write a hit song with Thom! A percentage of the music royalties will benefit VFW Post 8973 to help them build their new facility. All military personelle (active or retired) will be admitted free with ID. Please wear your fatigues or uniform as we will be filming for TV and YouTube! www.hitmeamerica.com
Family Day: Fais Do-Do
This free family-friendly event will include art activities accompanied by music and food in the tradition of the Cajun Fais Do-Do – Goldring Hall, 10 AM – 2 PM
An afternoon of 2 Big Chief Brian Harrison produced productions: The award winning Mardi Gras Indian dramatic film "Keeper of the Flame," and the one woman play "If You Don't Like What the Big Queen Say..." starring Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson.
Leprecrawl brings a St Patrick's holiday pub-crawl party to Faubourg St John and Mid-City with music, costume contests, discounts, and specials. Wristbands are $10 to raise funds for Gradeuxity, a positive reinforcement education initiative that awards graduating seniors a check of $50 in a booklet of life skills at a college/career expo in May.
• 3:00 – 4:30 – NONNA MIA & CAFE DEGAS & HALF SHELL & SWIRL
• 4:30 – 6:00 – PALS
• 6:00 – 7:30 – PARKWAY BAKERY
• 7:30 – 9:00 – BAYOU BEER GARDEN
• 9:00 – tbd – HOLY GROUND
Leprecrawl and Gradeuxity are the projects of The Creativity Collective. www.facebook.com/events/749024295163442. Purchase wristband at www.creativitycollective.com/store. Tickets are $15 at the door. Twenty-one and older. ID required.
Opening Reception for Tennessee Williams: The Playwright and the Painter, Jim Roche: Cultural Mechanic and Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces exhibitions – Goldring Hall, 6 PM – 8 PM
While the influence of French and Spanish cultures on New Orleans history is well established, contributions of the Irish are not as well-known. This lecture explores the impact the Irish have made on the Crescent City’s music, infrastructure, politics and religion since the colonial period.
Historian Laura D. Kelley directs Tulane’s Summer in Dublin Program and teaches courses in ethnicity and immigration. Her book, The Irish in New Orleans, was recently released by UL Press. She is completing her second manuscript, Erin’s Enterprise: The Development of the Irish Community in Antebellum New Orleans. For more information contact Cody Scallions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.568.2123.
Join us on Saturday, March 14th, for inspirational sacred music from New Orleans and around the world, delicious food, arts and crafts, a fire ceremony, a Native American blessing, workshops and much more! Sacred music is powerful. It can heal us, it can uplift us, it can bring us together, awakening the profound connection that runs through our diverse cultures and communities. Visit our website to purchase advance tickets($15), to view the festival schedule and learn more about the performers.
A fine art body paint cabaret featuring Gravity A as the live musical backdrop. Body painters and performers from all over the country will participate in this one of a kind event. One Night and 2 shows only! 8 and 10:30 pm
On March 21st at 4pm the gallery will host the second event of our ongoing Arts and Activism series. The event will include a talk with exhibiting artist Demond Matsuo and a presentation and performance from local non-profit Stomp the Violence.
$5 - $15 sliding scale donation
All proceeds from the door to benefit Stomp the Violence.
New Orleans Black Indians Alliance (NOBIA) and Friends of NOBIA are hosting the inaugural Black Masking Indians Soirée. The evening is titled a “Soirée of Feathers”. This will definitely be a night of colors, to live, laugh, and remember.
The following information is provided for your review:
Who: New Orleans Black Indians Alliance (NOBIA)
What: "Soiree of Feathers", Bury the Hatchet, Raise the Flag
When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 Patron party 6-7 pm,
Dinner/Ceremony 7:30-10:00pm, Entertainment 10:00-3 am
Where: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel 500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Why: To celebrate a rich and storied New Orleans Culture and Tradition
How: Single Vision, Collective Work, Self-determination, Creativity, and Purpose
Proceeds: To fund our high quality program services and activism and other
charitable organizations in support of our community
RSVP: NLT February 14, 2015
The Found Footage Festival returns to New Orleans with a hilarious showcase of videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Letterman) take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. This year's show also features a couple of tapes found locally in Louisiana. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are available at www.foundfootagefest.com.
This 2-hour weaving taster with artists Nancy Rhett and Jenny Pelc will provide students with a background of the SAORI weaving philosophy and history as well as the opportunity to explore the SAORI approach through the creation of a handwoven piece of jewelry. Bolstered by a no rules, no requirements, no mistakes philosophy, all are free to immerse themselves in this non-technical, non-intimidating approach to handweaving. We encourage everyone to design at the loom while weaving, using your warp as a canvas. High School through Adult age levels welcome. Aspiring through experienced weavers welcome. – Goldring Hall, 10 AM – 12 PM $25 non-members, $20 members
Tina Freeman Panel Discussion – Goldring Hall, 3pm
Exhibition Opening: Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection – Goldring Hall, 6 PM – 8 PM
Don't miss this amazing event where the audience writes an original song with Lynn Drury! With her "Mississippi Grit & New Orleans Groove" Lynn knows how to rock the house and now she's up for the challenge of her career...to write a hit song with you! A percentage of all music royalties from our song will go to Children's Hospital New Orleans and Team Gleason. We will also create The Hit Me Highball with one of our star bartenders at the same time we create the song. Get advance tickets here: http://www.hitmeamerica.com/jamsessions.html We will be filming for TV and YouTube so tell all your friends who love music!