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

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New Orleans Music History Tour

DATE
Sat, Aug 1, 2015
TIME
9:30am - 12:00pm

August 1st & 2nd at 9:30 am, experience the history of New Orleans music with Friends of the Cabildo. Tours begin at the Old U.S. Mint and travel through the French Quarter. Hear the stories and see the places that defined the New Orleans music scene for over 100 years. Musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, George Lewis and Danny Barker will be discussed as well as famous music venues such as Preservation Hall and the Palm Court Jazz Club.

This tour was designed for the Satchmo Summer Fest and is given by guides that are trained for these tours as well as the Ken Burns Tauck Jazz Tours. To purchase tickets use the link below or contact the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939. Tickets are extremely limited so don’t miss your chance to take this tour. No tickets are sold on the day of the tour so contact the Friends of the Cabildo office to reserve your spot. Limited to 15 spaces.

LOCATION

Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Open House for Kids~ Bébe & Pétite

DATE
Sat, Aug 1, 2015
TIME
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Please join us for the Official ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house celebrating the grand opening of the Arts & Wellness Center.

Come learn about our French Classes for kids for 18-36 mos and 3-5 year olds.

LOCATION

The Broadmoor Health and Wellness Center

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Ogden After Hours presents Jon Dee Graham

DATE
Thu, Aug 6, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times: as a solo artist in 2000, again in 2008 as a member of The Skunks, and again in 2009 as a member of the True Believers.

Jon Dee Graham is most well known for his solo work, including the critically acclaimed records "Escape from Monster Island", "Hooray For The Moon", and "Full". He is also well known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin's very first punk band, and roots-rock pioneers The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. Jon Dee has also played guitar with acts such as John Doe (X, The Knitters), Exene Cervenka (X), Michelle Shocked, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis, and The Gourds and has had his songs covered by many artists, including Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry.

LOCATION

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

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Guitar Center Lessons Open House Event

DATE
Sat, Aug 8, 2015
TIME
1:00pm - 4:00pm

OPEN HOUSE
AUGUST 8
SAVE 40% ON YOUR FIRST MONTH WHEN YOU ENROLL DURING THIS SPECIAL EVENT
Join us for a chance to meet our certified instructors and see the outstanding lessons facilities. Plus, save 40% on your first month of instruction and Rockshow sessions when you sign up during the event.
Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Valid 8/8/15 only. Registration ($20) must be paid at time of purchase. Discount valid only when signing up for EZ Pay.

LOCATION

Guitar Center New Orleans
1000 S. Clearview Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70123

Dirty Linen Night and Layla Messkoub's Botanical Explorations!

DATE
Sat, Aug 8, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Botanical Explorations, new work by Layla Messkoub. The exhibition will open in celebration of Dirty Linen Night 2015 and will be up through August 31. 25% of proceeds from the show, as well as the gallery shop, will be donated to the Mini Art Center, a non-profit art space in Algiers Point offering affordable workshops and open studio time for the local community.

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

First Annual Cultural Tradition Festival

DATE
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 12:00pm

First Annual Cultural Tradition Festival

Presented by R.E.A.L.

12pm – 6pm

A.L. Davis Park, located at the corner LaSalle St. and Washington Ave.

Free Event – Open to the Public

The City of New Orleans has a very dynamic and rich African American Culture that is displayed in many unique and talented ways on a regular basis.  During the Civil Rights Movement, the first Freedom March took place at A.L. Davis Park, then known as Shakespeare Park, where the festival is being held.  R.E.A.L. has partnered with members of the cultural community to offer a festival that provides the public with the opportunity to interact with community leaders, including Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid & Pleasure Club members, Church members and other culture bearers.  The festival will feature educational activities and other opportunities for folks to join in conversation about the role that culture has played in shaping New Orleans’ history.  The festival will also feature live musical performances, local cuisine, arts and crafts, in addition to carnival rides for children.                          

For more information, please contact Bertrand Butler at 504-248-0724.

VENUE

A.L. Davis Park
2699 LaSalle St
New Orleans, LA

LOCATION

A. L. Davis Park

Ogden After Hours presents Marshall Ruffin

DATE
Thu, Aug 13, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Marshall Ruffin is a Decatur, GA based guitarist, songwriter, and singer. Ruffin has recorded two E.P.s under the Lagrange, GA label Jammates, Rich Man’s Dime (2007) and Morning Glory (2009). He also wrote and recorded an E.P. with the band King Lincoln, and is the featured vocalist on five others with collaborator Alex Gordon Hi-Fi. Ruffin has performed and recorded as the guitarist and backing vocalist for Lonnie Holley, with whom he recently toured Europe. His song "Light The Way" was featured during their session in London at BBC Radio 6. Ruffin was the winner of the 39th Eddie’s Attic Songwriter Shootout in 2013.

LOCATION

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

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Summer's End - The Musical

DATE
Sat, Aug 15, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Want a concert with no shushing and lots of wiggles? Trumpets at your shoulder? Cello you can almost touch? Then reserve your family's seat at Summer's End - The Musical for baby to age 4.
Pay-as-you wish tix: www.motherintune.com/summersend

LOCATION

The New Orleans Jazz Market
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Summer Party

DATE
Sun, Aug 16, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Grab a bow and bring a beau to the 2015 Summer Party hosted by the Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera! Join event chair Sarah Harbison at the Opera Guild Home​ on Sunday, August 16, 2015 to kick off the 2015-2016 opera season.

This year's "Bows and Beaus" theme celebrates the art of being southern. Women and men are encouraged to incorporate a bow into their best summer attire. Enjoy light bites courtesy of Ralph Brennan Catering & Events​ while sipping a summer cocktail. Magazine Street business, NOLA Couture will be on site with a delightfully dandy display of bow ties for guests to browse.

Tickets are $25 for active Junior members and $35 for nonmembers before August 1, 2015. Each ticket holder will be entered into a raffle to win a bow tie courtesy of NOLA Couture. For more information, contact the Junior Committee at juniors@neworleansopera.org or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nooajuniors.

LOCATION

Opera Guild Home
2504 Prytania Street
New Orleans , LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Bows&Beaus
Summer Party 2015

Screening of City of Memory

DATE
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

In partnership with the New Orleans Film Society, on August 18, 2015 the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will screen the film City of Memory, in observation of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The film will be preceded an opportunity to view The Rising with Curator of Photography Richard McCabe and followed by a Q & A with the film’s director, Robert Adanto.

City of Memory, explores the ways in which the cataclysmic events in the wake of Hurricane Katrina became imprinted on the memory of visual artists who lived through them. The film documents the unique ability of New Orleans’ artists to react when faced with catastrophe. From what looked like the death of a great American city emerged a generation of artists whose energy might prove a source of renewal for the rest of the world.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Ogden After Hours presents Eric Deaton

DATE
Thu, Aug 20, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Eric Deaton moved from North Carolina to Mississippi straight out of high school and entered a higher education program of moonshine-fueled hill country blues at the world-renowned Junior Kimbrough's juke joint in the mid to late '90's. Apprenticing under the late trance-blues masters Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside (and various other members of their extended families), Eric was thoroughly immersed in the North Mississippi blues tradition.

He played, lived and toured with other Mississippi blues artists such as T-Model Ford, Paul 'Wine' Jones, and Big Bad Smitty. Eric's sound is firmly rooted in the electric juke joint style, with dashes of influence from early Funkadelic, East Indian sitar drones, and a nod to the blues' West African roots. Deaton never really plays any song exactly the same way twice. The crowd gets a unique experience at every concert. “Blues is really a background for improvising. It’s definitely not a songwriter’s art,” he says.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Wyatt Cenac

DATE
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 7:00pm

VENUE

PubliQ House
PubliQ House
4528 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA

Open House ~ Journée portes ouvertes!

DATE
Sat, Aug 22, 2015
TIME
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Take a free trial french class, meet our teachers, and learn about our cultural programs while enjoying wine and cheese!

LOCATION

Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans
1519 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

17th Annual CHAIRish the Children sponsored by Capital One Bank

DATE
Sat, Aug 22, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Join CHAIRish chairwoman Amy Lawler for a fun and festive evening featuring gourmet cuisine and spirits, exciting silent and live auctions, lively entertainment, and the $2,000 Lee Michaels Jewelry shopping spree raffle. All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s educational programs and exhibits.

Patron Party - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Our “CHAIR-ished” friends are encouraged to come to the Museum early for the exclusive Patron Party. Sample delectable hors d’oeuvres compliments of Peche Seafood Grill, sip the Silver Swizzle signature Patron cocktail, enjoy The Jimmy Maxwell Trio featuring Mark Monistere, and mingle with our Silver Linings Honorees.

General Admission - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The fun continues with gourmet food, cocktails, live music and exciting silent and live auctions.

LOCATION

Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia St. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

New Orleans Dance Academy Family Appreciation Day and Open House

DATE
Sun, Aug 23, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 4:00pm

The New Orleans Dance Academy will host a Family Appreciation Day and Open House on Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in their uptown studios. Current and prospective students and their families are invited to attend. Free and open to the public.

The Family Appreciation Day and Open House will include: free sample dance classes, fun activities, refreshments, and more. Families and students will get a chance to meet the staff, get to know The NODA, and ask questions. This day will also be open enrollment for all 2015-2016 classes. All registered students will be entered in a raffle for a great prize!

What: New Orleans Dance Academy Family Appreciation Day & Open House
When: Sunday, August 23, 2015; 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Where: New Orleans Dance Academy - 5956 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504)899-3780
Website: www.NewOrleansDanceLessons.com
Free and open to the public.

LOCATION

New Orleans Dance Academy
5956 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Ogden After Hours presents The Write Brothers

DATE
Thu, Aug 27, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Formed in 2014, the Write Brothers are Spencer Bohren, Jim McCormick, Alex McMurray and Paul Sanchez, four of New Orleans’ finest songwriters who have traveled very different roads to becoming critically and commercially acclaimed tunesmiths and performers. With over a century’s worth of experience between them, the Write Brothers have rendered songs in the genres of rock, folk, blues, country, and rhythm and blues. These four distinct voices find common ground in their love of songwriting and of performing. Their debut album, First Flight (Threadhead Records), is available now.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Book Release of The Oak Tree

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Book Release of The Oak Tree, a story of Hurricane Katrina as seen through the eyes of an old oak tree. Please join us for a reading and signing by children's book author, J. Steven Spires, and his illustrator, Jonathan Caron.

A signed copy of The Oak Tree will be presented to the City of Slidell.

A percentage of book sales will be donated to the St. Bernard Project.

LOCATION

Artists' Galleries de Juneau
2143 First Street
Slidell, LA 70458

Third Thursdays at Artists' Galleries de Juneau

DATE
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Third Thursdays at Artists' Galleries de Juneau begin Thursday, September 17, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy wine and cheese. Music by Adam Bock. Meet the Artists.

Music, speakers, and demonstrations will vary each month, but the wine will always be "free."

LOCATION

Artists' Galleries de Juneau
2143 First Street Olde Towne
Slidell, LA 70458

Wine Tasting with Jodie Smith of Geaux Geuax Wine Productions

DATE
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Jodie Smith, wine-woman around town, native New Orleanian, former student of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, lover of French wine, and owner of Geaux-Geaux Wine Productions, for our Intro to French Wine, part IV.

Our tastings take place quarterly here at the Alliance Française- they’re casual, seated, fun, peppered with a bit of French, and informative. We sold out last time, so make sure to book early! Limited Seating.

LOCATION

Alliance Française
1519 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

Ghostly Gallivant: Eat, Drink and Be Scary Gala

DATE
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
TIME
7:30pm - 11:00pm

We are excited to host our fifth Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party at the Cabildo, Friday, October 23rd from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Bobby Moore and the Rhythm Aces will be playing Motown Classics and tickets include food, beer and wine for the event.

LOCATION

Cabildo
701 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

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