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

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"Musically Speaking:" free screening of 'A Great Day in Harlem'

DATE
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 8:00pm

In 1958, scores of musicians assembled to create what is now a world-famous, "class photograph" of America's jazz legends. This Academy Award-nominated documentary zooms in and out of the astonishing photograph, interweaving archival performance footage, remarkable never-before-seen home-movie footage of the photograph being taken, and rare interviews with jazz masters present that day such as Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey. Other interviewees include the photographer, Art Kane; and the neighborhood kids who snuck into the frame to be photographed alongside their musical heroes. (1994, 60 minutes)

MUSICALLY SPEAKING is a series of music-themed movie and documentary screenings, curated/hosted by DJ Soul Sister, & co-presented monthly by Soul Sister, Charitable Film Network, & WWOZ FM. Free admission. Info: mail@charitablefilmnetwork.org

LOCATION

Gasa Gasa
4920 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Open Screen, New Orleans

DATE
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come one! Come all! Come share your shorts at the Indywood movie theater!

Any film. Any genre. New, old, works-in-progress. First come, first screened; one film per filmmaker; 10-minute maximum. DVD, Quicktime, or MP4. (For celluloid formats, you’ll need to bring your own projector.)

Free for all to attend. Donation encouraged to help support the Indywood art house cinema.

Questions? Visit http://cinemareset.com/ or email curator@cinemareset.com.

LOCATION

Indywood Movie Theater
630 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans, LA

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Cristin & James Present: Odd Jobs

DATE
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Cristin & James Present…Odd Jobs
“Funny, casual, smart, honest, and human” - A Legit Broadway Actor
Actress Cristin McAlister & comic James Vickery perform regularly in Chicago. This married couple, who was featured on the Travel Channel’s America’s Worst Driver show, bring their one-person shows to New Orleans. It’s a night of offbeat storytelling. The theme is odd jobs - clowning, rich person personal assistant-ing and other weirdness.
The Shadowbox Theatre: 2400 St. Claude Ave.
Monday, April 21 - 8 pm
Tickets are $10 and are available at the door

LOCATION

The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Burning Bungalows - Experimental Film and Animation on the road from Los Angeles

DATE
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 8:30pm

'Burning Bungalows' brings new and unseen experimental film from Los Angeles on the road this coming April. With a handmade mix of animation and live action on video, super 8, 16mm and 35mm slides we're covering all the bases for an eclectic hour and 20 minutes. The films tend toward an ethereal conjuring of spirits with a dystopian punk attitude.

For more information visit: http://cinemareset.com/burning-bungalows/

LOCATION

Zeitgeist Multi- Disciplinary Arts Center
618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113-1311

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

YAYA Brass & Glass

DATE
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for Brass & Glass the first weekend of Jazz Fest! The third-annual event features live music and glassblowing by talented local artists. Support YAYA glass programs by joining the goblet grab: Buy a handblown goblet donated by local artists ($25-$50), and enjoy the evening with bottomless drinks! Want first dibs? Come to VIP hour 6-7pm and grab your favorite glass for $50.

Featuring: THE HOT 8 BRASS BAND & THE ORIGINAL ROYAL PLAYERS BRASS BAND

Music sponsored by the Jazz Foundation of America.

Open to the public & cover by donation. For more information, please call (504)482-6003 or (504)529-3306.

LOCATION

YAYA Creative Glass
3924 Conti Street beside Mid-City Rouses
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

Coltrane Love Supreme Fest

DATE
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 7:00pm

An afternoon of music/art, honoring the life and spirit of John Coltrane. Trane’s Giant Steps across the ocean to his African homeland created a sonic canvas for the world. A Love Supreme Celebration with Jason Marsalis, Africa Brass featuring Troi Bechet & Luther Gray, NOCCA Jazz, Mario Abney, Naydja Cojoe, Chuck Perkins, and special guests.
Jazz inspired visual artists Marcus Akinlana, and Jumanne Little + Food+ Drink

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 st. Claude ave. entrance and free parking in rear of building
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Shorty Fest

DATE
Thu, May 1, 2014
8:00pm - 2:00am

Shorty Fest 2014 with headliner Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue benefiting the Trombone Shorty Foundation. Three stages featuring the Trombone Shorty Academy with music director “Big Chief” Donald Harrison, Jr. and Detroit Brooks and special guest Dr. Lonnie Smith, along with The Soul Rebels, New Breed Brass Band, Magnetic Ear, Original Pinettes Brass Band, plus “Young Guns Blues Showdown” with Cedric Burnside Project, Jonathon "Boogie" Long, Roosevelt Collier and 10-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon "Taz" Niederauer.

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans, LA

PechaKucha Night NOLA Vol. 12 "The Art of Making"

DATE
Thu, May 8, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Come join us for PKN | NOLA Vol. 12 on May 8, 2014 at the beautiful Felicity Church. The theme will be "The Art of Making." The lineup is spectacular and the presenters will be sharing their take on the theme and discussing their process of making, because as in life, it is not necessarily about the destination but the journey.

The doors will open at 7:00 PM and we will start rolling the slides at 7:30.

LOCATION

Felicity Church
1816 Chestnut Steet
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

GRP's 2014 Play/Write Showcase

DATE
Mon, May 12, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

10 student plays. 5 theatre companies. hilarity and drama ensue.

This is the fifth year of Goat in the Road’s Play/Write Showcase, where professional actors perform plays written by fifth and sixth grade playwrights. On Monday, May 12, five local, professional and university theatre producers, Cripple Creek Theatre Co., Dillard University Theatre, NEW NOISE, Pamela Davis-Noland, and Skin Horse Theater, will perform plays written by students from St. Mary’s Academy, Success Preparatory Academy, and The International School of Louisiana. The performance is a celebration of the students’ work and a highly entertaining event for any theatre-goer. As one would expect, when a professional team of artists stages a 10-year-old’s words, the results are often hilarious and inspiring.

LOCATION

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

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

DATE
Fri, May 16, 2014
8:00pm - 2:00am

The PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW - New Orleans

50++ ARTISTS SHOWCASING
ALL-U-CAN-EAT Pancakes
AGES 21+

Live Audio & Visual Performances
Body Painting
Live Art Battles

ONLY $5 COVER!!!
Not even IHOP serves Pancakes this CHEAP!!!

PAINTINGS, MIXED MEDIA, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURES, DRAWINGS, GRAFFITI!!!

www.pancakesandbooze.com
http://instagram.com/pancakesandbooze/
https://twitter.com/pancakesbooze

VIEW THIS LINK TO GET AN IDEA OF PREVIOUS SHOWS!!!
http://vimeo.com/14915703

TO SUBMIT ARTWORK FOR THE SHOW please follow the link below.
http://bit.ly/1hZdRl4

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival Battle of the Bands

DATE
Sat, May 17, 2014
TIME
12:30pm - 8:00pm

Entries from all types of musicians are now being accepted for the 1st annual Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival Battle of the Bands. For an entry for and details contact Corey at corey@bayoubarriere.com
www.plaqueminesparishfestival.com

LOCATION

Plaquemines Parish Festival Fair Grounds
333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

EVENT WEBSITE

Fashion fo Freedom

DATE
Fri, May 23, 2014
9:00pm - 2:00am

Fashion show to raise awareness on human trafficking. 501c3 in support of freedom climber. To climb 7 summits in efforts to raise awareness on human trafficking.

LOCATION

Eiffel Society
2040 st. charles ave United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

Emergency Circus Kickoff Carnival

DATE
Sun, May 25, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 9:00pm

On Sunday, May 25th from 3pm to 9pm the Emergency Circus, a 501(c)3 non profit affiliate of Patch Adams' Gesundheit Institute, will transform the Old Firehouse (720 Mandeville Street) into an all ages Kickoff Carnival featuring music, workshops, food, games, prizes, ponies, and world renowned circus acts to raise funds for the their "Tour to the Rescue" this spring which will crisscross the country bringing inspirational circus shows and workshops to children's wards, senior centers, homeless shelters, prisons, and other undercircussed facilities.

he Kickoff Carnival will feature local talent from Cirque du Gras, Cirque D'Licious, the G-String Orchestra, as well as musicians and circus artists from across the country including America's Got Talent finalist Special Head, the levitating magician with over 20,000,000 Youtube hits.

Admission to the carnival is by donation ($5-20)

LOCATION

The Old Firehouse on Mandeville
720 Mandeville St,
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

UMOJA Village at the Evening of African Elegance

DATE
Sat, Oct 25, 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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