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VOODOOFEST - FREE ANNUAL FESTIVAL EVERY HALLOWEEN

DATE
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
TIME
1:00pm - 7:00pm

VOODOOFEST is our FREE annual festival, held EVERY Halloween, which celebrates the Voodoo religion's many important contributions to New Orleans' traditions. VOODOOFEST’s primary goals are to honor the Ancestors, educate the public about this widely misunderstood religion & to preserve and celebrate the unique Spiritual & Cultural Heritage of New Orleans.

Featuring Haitian Vodou Priestess, MAMA LOLA, New Orleans’ own Voodoo Priest Elmer T. Glover, Marie Laveau researcher Dr. Ina Fandrich, acclaimed local musician Sunpie Barnes, Voodoo Queen Kalindah Laveaux, Amzie Adams and the Voodoo Authentica Ritual Troupe! www.voodoofest.com

LOCATION

Voodoo Authentica of New Orleans Cultural Center & Collection
612 rue Dumaine French Quarter
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

VOODOOFEST
Voodoofest is our Free Annual Festival held every Halloween
VOODOOFEST
From Left: Mambo Maggie, Coco Robicheaux, Mama Lola

K.L. Bone featured at UndeadCon author panel discussion

DATE
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
TIME
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Celebrating everything from vampires to fantasy, the New Orleans UndeadCon is known as a historic event. K.L. Bone, noted author of young adult fantasy, will be featured on the 2014 schedule. During the week, Bone will be a featured speaker and will participate in the Halloween author panel from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Marriot, where fans and aspiring writers can ask questions about her books.

LOCATION

Marriott Hotel at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130

Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party

DATE
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Our Ghostly Gallivant Weekend and Eat, Drink and Be Scary party has become such a hit over the past 28 years that tickets go fast. The Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party is set for Halloween Night at the Cabildo, October 31st. Ticket price includes beer, wine and food from some the best restaurants in the city! Also on hand will be The All For One Brass Band, dj, tarot card reader and more!

The Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party is set for Halloween Night at the Cabildo, October 31st. Ticket price includes beer, wine and food from some the best restaurants in the city!

LOCATION

Cabildo
701 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

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Sweet Sounds of Music

DATE
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

The 4th Annual Sweet Sounds of Music Fundraiser benefitting Uptown Music Theatre will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Xavier University Ballroom – University Center, 3rd Floor. The event will feature music performances by The Stanton Moore Trio, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Violinist – T-Ray, Philip Manuel, Delfeayo Marsalis with surprise special guest appearances in store. Proceeds from this event will fund expenses for this troupe of talented, local youth to compete in the National Junior Theatrics Festival being held in Atlanta in January 2015. Tickets for the event are only $35 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling 504.563.7591 or by emailing info@umtno.org.

LOCATION

Xavier University Center 3rd floor ballroom
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA

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

Hemingbough Blues Festival

DATE
Sun, Nov 2, 2014
TIME
12:30pm - 6:30pm

2014 Hemingbough Blues Festival

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Hemingbough Plantation
10101 Hwy 965 St. Francisville, LA 70775

$20 in advance - $25 at the gate
Music from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Rain or shine (Indoor venue available)

Lineup:
“Jumpin” Johnny Sansone, Luther Kent, Gregg Wright, Chris LeBlanc, Eden Brent, Delta Drifters, Frederick Neal, Bryan Romano, Bobby Campo, and Chris Belleau

Tickets at Phil Brady’s or Elizabethan Gallery in Baton Rouge
Please no coolers – food and drinks available on the grounds
Produced by the Baton Rouge Blues Society

LOCATION

Hemingbough Plantation
10101 Hwy 965
St. Francisville, LA 70775

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Debauche with guest Slow Burn Burlesque at Carrollton Station

DATE
Sun, Nov 2, 2014
TIME
9:00pm - 11:30pm

Join, Debauche and Slow Burn Burlesque at Carrollton Station on Sunday November 2nd for a night of excessive partying, dancing, rocking, and taking off clothes! Debauche is going to keep the Voodoo party going with their high energy, gypsy, Russian mafia, punk rock! Come hear new songs from their their brand new CD. And, opening will be the award winning Slow Burn Burlesque. Slow Burn is gonna crank up the heat with the sexiest burlesque show in New Orleans. It's Voodoo and you never know who's gonna show up. Don't miss the best party in the Big Easy. Debauche is the foremost world music band in New Orleans specializing in raucous and rowdy Gypsy Punk Rock. Slow Burn Burlesque is New Orleans' premiere burlesque show. Always sexy, always over the top, and also outrageously hilarious.

LOCATION

Carrollton Station
8140 Willow Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Musician Dinerral Shavers' Legacy Lives On Through a Foundation and a Film

DATE
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund (DSEF) is pleased to announce plans for its upcoming screening of THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY.

The feature documentary will be shown in a special one-time screening at AMC Elmwood Palace Theatre on November 6th at 7:30pm. The Chosen Ones Brass Band, special guests, and a Q&A with filmmakers Richard Barber and Andre Lambertson will make the evening really memorable.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and can ONLY be purchased at:
http://www.tugg.com/events/10961
DSEF is a 501(c)3 organization, founded in March of 2007, in memory of Dinerral Shavers, educator, musician, entrepreneur, and New Orleans Civil Sheriff, murdered at 23. DSEF hosts programs that promote youth empowerment, community development, and educational opportunities in New Orleans. Gifts may be made on the DSEF website: http://www.dsefnola.org.

Tugg.com is a platform for individuals and organizations to host screenings in local theaters.

LOCATION

AMC Theatres, Elmwood Plaza
1200 Elmwood Park Blvd
Harahan, LA 70123

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

“Raise The Roof For Roots” – Celebrate The Roots Of Music

DATE
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

On Friday, November 7th at 7 p.m., The Roots of Music will celebrate six years of success with “Raise the Roof for Roots” – a festive evening of live entertainment, tantalizing food, craft beers and open bar taking place at NOLA Brewing. Hosted by Fleurty Girl’s Lauren Thom, the evening promises lots of fun, funk and food. Priced at $85 per person, guests will enjoy savory eats and sweet treats from award-winning Chef Dave Gotter of GG’s Dine-O-Rama, while imbibing on creative cocktails, wine, champagne and a selection of craft beers from NOLA Brewing. A live performance by Big Sam’s Funky Nation is certain to ‘raise the roof’ and a silent auction and special guest appearances will round out the celebratory evening.

LOCATION

NOLA Brewing
3001 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

DATE
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
TIME
7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce its one-night-only performance of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. Accompanied live by legendary indie rock band Yo La Tengo, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green narrates this live documentary on the life of R. Buckminster Fuller—neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor, who is most well-known for his creation of the geodesic dome.

This live documentary, created and narrated by Sam Green, tells the story of Fuller, the prolific creative genius, as he may have liked to have had it told, with the film’s images flashing before the crowd in the vast CAC Warehouse on November 7, 2014 at 7:30pm.

LOCATION

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

R. Buckminster Fuller
Sam Green & Yo La Tengo
Sam Green narrates as Yo La Tengo accompanies.

The Moteaux Show

DATE
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 8:00pm

The Moteaux Show will be featuring local motorcycle builds from New Orleans and the surrounding areas focusing on garage and small shop built choppers, bobbers, vintage, race, and custom motorcycles. If you built it, we want to see it!

There will be a motorcycle art show and auction, prizes for attendee judged motorcycle entrees, raffles, and food and drinks available.

LOCATION

The Bomb Factory
4537 N Robertson St
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Central City Festival

DATE
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 6:00pm

Live music, dance performances, second line, food, art, kid's activities and health fair.

LOCATION

1600 & 1700 blocks of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Art of the Cup of Tea at Le Salon

DATE
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 4:00pm

20% of the proceeds from the service will be donated to the
Ogden Museum of Southern Art. In addition, Ogden representatives will be present to showcase and sell pieces from the “Art of The Cup” Exhibit.
Traditional English Tea--
A glass of sherry, sparkling wine, chardonnay, specialty cocktail or nonalcoholic cocktail.
A properly brewed pot of tea. English tea sandwiches: truffle egg salad, cucumber, smoked salmon, smoked turkey, curry chicken salad, & lobster salad. Black currant and walnut scones
with raspberry preserves, Devonshire cream, lemon curd, & vanilla bean whipped cream. A miniature cake, tartlet, chocolate covered strawberry, & truffle.
$37

LOCATION

Le Salon at Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier St. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

6th Annual Bye Bye Hurricane Season Celebration

DATE
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
TIME
12:00pm - 6:00pm

In a City that celebrates everything, we say lets celebrate the end of hurricane season. And by celebrating, we contribute to the future preparedness of our city by raising awareness for evacuteer.org and the countless volunteers and community organizations who support our mission.

This year, 2014, we have even more to celebrate. The quietest hurricane season since 1982. The installation of EvacuSpots around New Orleans that now creatively mark evacuation pick-up points. Media coverage from around the country and the globe. The largest number of trained and specialized Evacuteers. And #ByeBye6 in a new, bigger venue, with bigger entertainment: Big Sam's Funky Nation, Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians, Flow Tribe, To Be Continued Brass Band, Walker Landry Marching Band with performances by the Cherry Bombs and the Organ Ginders!

LOCATION

Armstrong Park
701 N Rampart
New Orleans 70116

Phantom Limb: Art Opening New Works by Chris Roberts- Antieau

DATE
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

New Orleans artist and gallery-owner Chris Roberts-Antieau is hosting an opening reception on Saturday November 15,2014 to unveil her new collection entitled "Phantom Limb"

The Pieces included in "Phantom Limb" are all connected by themes of perception and individual reality, as well as loss and permanence. The title of the show comes from the "phantom limb phenomenon" in which amputees report physical sensations of the missing appendage.

The Opening will be held at Antieau Gallery located in the French Quarter at 927 Royal Street. The event will begin at 6 pm and conclude with a performance by New Orleans cellist Helen Gillet at 9pm. "Phantom Limb" will run from November 15th to December 20th, 2014. Antieau Gallery is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm.

LOCATION

Antieau Gallery
927 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Dorothy's Adventures in Oz

DATE
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 9:00pm

TROUPE LAYAYA PRESENTS ~ Dorothy's Adventures in OZ!
Come along as we follow Dorothy on her adventures in the land of Oz! This classic tale picks up when Dorothy steps from her farmhouse into Munchkinland and follows along as she meets new friends along the way, braves the Wicked Witch of the West, faces the mysterious Wizard of Oz and learns the lessons that she must know to get safely back home.
Saturday Nov. 15 doors 630pm - show 7pm.
Belle Chasse High School Auditorium
Ticket info: (504) 345-YAYA or www.Layaya.org
$5 Advance - $7 at Door
Staring
Shelby Bergeron - Dorothy
Sarah Hotard - Wicked Witch of the West
Alex Murden - Glinda the Good
Jackson Catron - The Scarecrow
John St Claire - The Tin Man
Peyton Pipher - The Lion
Blaine Mack - The Flying Monkey
Special Guest Star - Bart Pittari - The Wizard of Oz
Munchkins:
Rosa Incer
Jaida Moore
Kailey Hall
Margaret Murden
Gabe Murden
Hernan Incer
Ryan Carroll

LOCATION

Belle Chasse High School Auditorium
Highway 23
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

MODERN INSTINCTS

DATE
Mon, Nov 17, 2014
TIME
9:00pm - 10:30pm

A night of original ballet, short opera and music composed by Allen Hall.

On November 17th, Allen Hall will present a ballet and three short operas all composed this year and exposing the audience to see how they really feel about situations that just seem normal. He is proud to be featuring many local talented dancers and musicians such as Christine Johnson, Alex Richardson, Max Welch, and Jonathon Dacula, as well as many others.

The show will be at 9pm at Café Istanbul on St Claude. Ticket prices tba. Any questions, please contact Allen Hall at allen.russel.hall@gmail.com

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
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multiple operas and a ballet all in one night
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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

The Journey: The Story of Your Life

DATE
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Journey: The Story of Your Life is presented as part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival.

For Fringe Ticket info visit www.nofringe.org
Tickets $8 at the door
Fringe Button Required $3

There will be a talk-back with the actors, writers and band at the end of each performance so the audience can ask questions and offer insight. Whereas it's set in New Orleans, we want the people of New Orleans to have a hand in shaping it!

Framed by the eclectic sounds of New Orleans, a mysterious bum takes you inside the lives of five individuals held together by fate. If you look closely, you may just see yourself. We all have a story. We all have a choice. We all have a Journey. What’s yours?

The Journey " has potential to impact a generation. Like Hair in the 60’s and Rent in the 90’s” –Outre Theatre Company

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 Saint Claude Ave Inside The Healing Center
New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Journey: The Story of Your Life

DATE
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 5:30pm

The Journey: The Story of Your Life is presented as part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival.

For Fringe Ticket info visit www.nofringe.org
Tickets $8 at the door
Fringe Button Required $3

There will be a talk-back with the actors, writers and band at the end of each performance so the audience can ask questions and offer insight. Whereas it's set in New Orleans, we want the people of New Orleans to have a hand in shaping the show!

Framed by the eclectic sounds of New Orleans, a mysterious bum takes you inside the lives of five individuals held together by fate. If you look closely, you may just see yourself. We all have a story. We all have a choice. We all have a Journey. What’s yours?

The Journey " has potential to impact a generation. Like Hair in the 60’s and Rent in the 90’s” –Outre Theatre Company

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 Saint Claude Ave Inside The Healing Center
New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Unholy Roller Revival Burlesque Show

DATE
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
TIME
9:00pm - 11:00pm

Snake Oil is proud to bring you the Unholy Roller Revival, a burlesque variety show with the fire and brimstone of an old time Pentecostal tent revival, but with no pesky damnation & judgment. If you grew up religious, like to laugh when Jimmy Swaggart sleeps with hookers, or if you love music and burlesque, then this is the show for you! The Unholy Roller Revival takes you on a journey to a bygone era when dancing ladies, musicians, and sideshows traveled with religious revivals to towns far and wide, to entertain and save the public, while relieving them of a few dollars. This event pays homage to that era by rolling all of the music, dancing, sideshow, and gospel into one hilarious show that lampoons religion & is guaranteed to have you in the aisles, jumping up & down, and screaming, "HALLELUJAH"! With, St. Cecelia's Asylum Chorus, Dr. Sick's Sacred Sextette, Pastor Ben Wisdom, Little Luna, Ginger Licious, GoGo McGregor, & Lady Lucerne.

LOCATION

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

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

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25th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser to benefit the children of our Village called New Orleans
The UMOJA Village
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