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MISSION JAM SESSION - February 10th

DATE
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
TIME
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Amazing jam session featuring top Louisiana, regional & national artists jamming with the homeless to lift the spirits of the community. Open to the public and all musicians with a passion for music and helping those in need.

LOCATION

New Orleans Mission
1130 Oretha Castle Haley
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

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Porter Lyons Beer My Valentine Pop up!

DATE
Fri, Feb 12, 2016
TIME
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Porter Lyons Beer My Valentine Pop Up!

Beer My Valentine Event happening at the NOLA Brewery this February 12th from 5-8pm. The event will be hosted by Porter Lyons, a jewelry and accessory brand whose mission is to preserve culture through design.

This event will be a perfect one-stop shop for the upcoming day of love, clients can enjoy local craft beer while shopping the Porter Lyons collection and pop up booths from a charming selection of local businesses including Smoke Perfume, Madly Yours, and Neon Heart Shop. Ideal for a Valentine’s Day surprise!

LOCATION

Nola Brewing Company
3001 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans , LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

Murder Mystery Party

DATE
Fri, Feb 12, 2016
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

On this February night in 1926, destiny seems to finally catch up with the famous Louisiana politician, Alain Sassin. The political man, famous for his corruption, was just found assassinated in a clandestin bar in the French Quarter. The mystery is all-encompassing: come to relax in the company of his new, frisky spouse, the famous singer Simone Rivière, Mister Sassin sees his final hour arrive in this shady New Orleans speakeasy. We are not short of suspects! This crooked political man has made many enemies in his long career and had many vagaries in his private life…
Are you capable of finding the assassin amongst the many suspects?
Prizes to be won!
The game will be in French. There will be ways to participate even if you are an absolute beginner to French. Don’t be afraid to come out!

LOCATION

Alliance Francaise
1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Shotgun Cinema presents WESTERN

DATE
Fri, Feb 12, 2016
7:00pm - 12:00am

Shotgun Cinema heads to the Marigny Opera House to present the Louisiana premiere of the award-winning documentary, WESTERN. New Orleans-based filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross and Court 13 producer (and Shotgun Cinema board member) Michael Gottwald will join us for a post-screening Q&A. Doors open at 6:30, with the film starting at 7:00. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door the night of the screening only, cash and charge accepted. See our screening page for more information: http://shotguncinema.org/screenings/western

Watch the WESTERN trailer here: https://vimeo.com/149303508

LOCATION

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

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Valentine’s Day Celebration

DATE
Sat, Feb 13, 2016
TIME
11:00am - 3:00pm

Come celebrate the sweet holiday of Valentine’s Day! Make valentines, create a heart-shaped bird feeder and don a paper plate heart.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Erik Loos of Besh Restaurant Group Saturday, February 13

DATE
Sat, Feb 13, 2016
TIME
2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) is pleased to announce that Erik Loos, Executive Chef of Pigeon & Prince, Besh Restaurant Group’s new private event space, will host a cooking demonstration on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 2PM – 3PM.

Offered in the state-of-the-art Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, Loos will preview some of the tantalizing offerings available at Pigeon & Prince. Guests can enjoy close-up action while Loos demonstrates how to prepare Slow Cooked Two Run Farm Lamb & Herbed Pasta Ragout with artichokes, roast heirloom carrots & turnips.

The demo begins promptly at 2PM and samples are available on a first come, first served basis. Chef demonstrations are open to the public and complimentary with museum admission. The Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air is located in the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in New Orleans. For further information call 504-267-7490.

LOCATION

Southern Food and Beverage Museum
1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Erik Loos of Besh Restaurant Group Saturday, February 13

DATE
Sat, Feb 13, 2016
TIME
2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) is pleased to announce that Erik Loos, Executive Chef of Pigeon & Prince, Besh Restaurant Group’s new private event space, will host a cooking demonstration on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 2PM – 3PM.

Offered in the state-of-the-art Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, Loos will preview some of the tantalizing offerings available at Pigeon & Prince. Guests can enjoy close-up action while Loos demonstrates how to prepare Slow Cooked Two Run Farm Lamb & Herbed Pasta Ragout with artichokes, roast heirloom carrots & turnips.

The demo begins promptly at 2PM and samples are available on a first come, first served basis. Chef demonstrations are open to the public and complimentary with museum admission. The Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air is located in the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in New Orleans. For further information call 504-267-7490.

LOCATION

Southern Food and Beverage Museum
1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113

Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva at Your Library

DATE
Sat, Feb 13, 2016
TIME
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce, has gone from a New Orleans phenomenon to a national one, and she is coming out to the Main Library as part of our 2016 Black History Month Celebration. She will be talking about her new book, her music, and fabulous future plans. Q & A to follow; books will be available for sale.

LOCATION

New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

I'll Be Single Before I Settle (stageplay)

DATE
Sat, Feb 13, 2016
TIME
6:30pm - 8:30pm

"Bringing Awareness to HIV/Domestic Violence"

I'll Be Single Before I Settle is centered on the lives of four best friends who rekindle an old college bet to see who can find true love first. As they race to the finish line, their foundation crumbles. Forcing them to deal with secrets from the past. I'll Be Single Before I Settle is a realistic production because it entertains and educates the audience on issues that are plaguing our communities.

LOCATION

Rivertown Theaters
325 Minor Street
Kenner , LA 70062

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Emergency Circus Strikes Back

DATE
Sat, Feb 13, 2016
TIME
8:00pm - 11:00pm

After bringing circus and music to refugees throughout Europe, the Emergency Circus has returned to host a gala performance featuring world renowned circus performers, live bands, and stories from their tour down refugee road.

At 8:00pm an art-crawl led by Afro-Brazilian troupe BateBunda will meet at Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude) and bring circus revelers through Second Saturday galleries to Castillo Blanco for a dance party, art auction, and circus show.

FEATURING: performers from CIRQUE COPINE, VAUDE D'GRAS, and from across the country including:
American idol Joey Cook
Clay Mazing,
Arianna ladyBEAST,
Nick Guglielmo,
Chatty The Mime,
Xena Zeit-Geist,
Pennelope Little,
internet sensations Matthew Silver and Special Head,
and many more!

All proceeds of this by donation event will go to bringing the Emergency Circus back to refugee road this spring. Join the revolution of joy!

LOCATION

Castillo Blanco Art Studios
4321 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Grand Isle

DATE
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
TIME
11:00am - 10:00pm

GRAND ISLE

Lovers will rejoice with Grand Isle’s 3-course Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu, available for lunch and dinner on Sunday, February 14th. Priced at $45 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $25 per person, menu follows.
1st Course
Cured Spice Rubbed Venison Carpaccio
Kumquat | Almond | Radicchio | Nuoc Cham Caramel

2nd Course
Crawtator Crusted Drum
Crawfish & Cauliflower Salad | LA Citrus | Radish | Smoked Shallot Aioli

3rd Course
Blood Orange Chantilly Pie
Candy Pecan "cereal" | Honey Milk

Grand Isle is located at 575 Convention Center Boulevard, on the Fulton Street promenade in New Orleans. Telephone: (504) 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com.

LOCATION

Grand Isle Restaurant
575 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Compere Lapin

DATE
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
TIME
5:30pm - 10:00pm

COMPÈRE LAPIN

On Sunday, February 14th, Compère Lapin will feature a 6-course prix fixe menu, in addition to the regular dinner menu. Priced at $75 per person, diners can delight in Chef Nina Compton’s bold and exciting Valentine-inspired dishes. Menu follows:

1st Course
Stellar Bay Oyster
Champagne Sabayon

2nd Course
Foie Gras Royal
Citrus Gelee

3rd Course
Crab Fat Risotto
Nasturtiums

4th Course
Squab Raviolini
Chanterelles, Black Truffles

5th Course
Speckled Trout
Salsify, Fennel Sofrito

Dessert
Gianduja Cotta
Seasonal Berries, Hazelnut Tuile

Compère Lapin is located in The Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery, 535 Tchoupitoulas Street in the Warehouse District. Telephone: (504) 599-2119; www.comperelapin.com

LOCATION

Compère Lapin
575 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Compere Lapin

DATE
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
TIME
5:30pm - 10:00pm

COMPÈRE LAPIN

On Sunday, February 14th, Compère Lapin will feature a 6-course prix fixe menu, in addition to the regular dinner menu. Priced at $75 per person, diners can delight in Chef Nina Compton’s bold and exciting Valentine-inspired dishes. Menu follows:

1st Course
Stellar Bay Oyster
Champagne Sabayon

2nd Course
Foie Gras Royal
Citrus Gelee

3rd Course
Crab Fat Risotto
Nasturtiums

4th Course
Squab Raviolini
Chanterelles, Black Truffles

5th Course
Speckled Trout
Salsify, Fennel Sofrito

Dessert
Gianduja Cotta
Seasonal Berries, Hazelnut Tuile

Compère Lapin is located in The Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery, 535 Tchoupitoulas Street in the Warehouse District. Telephone: (504) 599-2119; www.comperelapin.com

LOCATION

Compère Lapin
575 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA

Cupid's Cabaret

DATE
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
TIME
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Orpheum Theater, in partnership with Trixie Minx Productions, is charmed to present Cupid’s Cabaret, a classic vaudeville show with a contemporary heartbeat. Cupid’s Cabaret combines a sizzling seated dinner with champagne alongside a seductive line up of local singers, comedians, aerialists, & Trixie’s trademark burlesque dancers that arouse from head to tease. Join Trixie and the Orpheum February 14th for a night of love, lust, and burlesque (date not included).

PRICING:

General Admission Balcony: $30
General Admission Loges: $50
Admit One—Dinner Guest: $112.50: Includes Seated Dinner with Champagne
Dinner Add-On Bar Packages: Full Open Bar for couple: $80 | Beer & Wine Open Bar for couple: $50
Add-On Bar Packages available for Dinner Guests Only: Cocktails, specialty drinks and wine available for purchase by the glass for dinner patrons and Balcony & Loge guests. Wine also sold by the bottle for dinner patrons.

LOCATION

The Orpehum Theater
129 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

Weill at Heart

DATE
Wed, Feb 17, 2016
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Bremner Duthie performs the cabaret songs of Kurt Weill. Tickets: $12, $8 students/seniors.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Third Thursday at Artists' Galleries de Juneau

DATE
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
TIME
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Wine & Cheese ** Meet the Artists ** Live Music

Music by Andre'

Art Demonstration by Dolores Crain

Door Prize by Jenna Tucker

LOCATION

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

Arts and Activism Fundraiser for the Backstreet Cultural Museum

DATE
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come out and celebrate the final days of Momentum Indumenta Costume show and support us in our final push to raise funds for the incredible, the essential Backstreet Cultural Museum with our 9th Arts and Activism Fundraiser!

The fundraiser will be held on February 18th from 6 - 9pm and will include libations and a set from Sunpie Barnes at 7pm!

$10 - $15 suggested donation. 100% of proceeds from the door and 25% of proceeds from all sales will benefit Backstreet Cultural Museum

Hope to see you there!!

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

African-American Heritage Festival Sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and Umoja Institute

DATE
Sat, Feb 20, 2016
TIME
11:00am - 3:00pm

Enjoy interactive musical performances, African Drumming, an African market, paper weaving in the style of Kente Clothe, and more! Immerse yourself in African culture at the Museum’s annual exploration of the traditions and customs of Africa!

LOCATION

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

The Punany Poets' Valentines in NOLO

DATE
Sat, Feb 20, 2016
11:00pm - 12:00am

The perfect Date night for lovers & friends as seen on HBO - Jessica Holter's The Punany Poets celebrate 21 years of romantic theater this Valentine's Season in New Orleans. You and your Valentine's date will enjoy this classic poetry cabaret show show filled with music, spoken word, burlesque dance and adult humor. Punany Experiences are unique among theater shows, they are intimate, interactive, and baptized in the knowledge of our unique African American sexual narrative. Punany shows are uplifting, encouraging and sex positive, educational and created for mature audiences. Some artistic nudity. Adults Only.

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 ST CLAUDE AVENUE
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

White Wines of Burgundy Wine Class

DATE
Tue, Feb 23, 2016
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Sommelier, Bill Burkhart, as he takes you on a tour of the incomparable white wines from the French appellation of Chablis and the historic vineyards of Côte de Beaune. Learn about and sample the subtle differences between the wines of Chablis, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault as small bites from Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Causgrove, are served.
$45.00 per person plus tax and gratuity

LOCATION

The Grill Room at Windsor Court
2nd Floor, 300 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak Louis Jadot Wine Dinner

DATE
Thu, Mar 3, 2016
TIME
7:00pm - 11:30pm

Enjoy fabulous wine at a fabulous place. Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak is hosting a Louis Jadot Wine Dinner on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Join us on Bourbon Street for the finest cocktails and delicious traditional steakhouse meals.

LOCATION

Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak
215 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

DAVID LIEBE HART (Adult Swim/Tim & Eric) + Joystick, Miss Wallace & Valerie Sassyfras

DATE
Fri, Mar 4, 2016
9:00pm - 1:00am

David Liebe Hart (best known from Adult Swim’s Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) presents hilarious multimedia spectacular, complete with music, puppets and videos, with backing musician Jonah “Th’ Mole” Mociun. Support acts include New Orleans favorites Joystick, Miss Wallace, and Valerie Sassysfras.

LOCATION

Siberia
2227 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Murder Mystery Company in New Orleans

DATE
Sat, Mar 26, 2016
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join The Murder Mystery Company for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food! Pay attention to the action, follow the clues, and attempt to become the night's top detective in this comedic thriller. Now performing at the beautiful Boomtown Casino in Harvey, LA, tickets are subject to availability, so get yours today.

LOCATION

Boomtown Casino
4132 Peters Rd
Harvey, LA 70058

Festival of Balloons

DATE
Sun, Apr 10, 2016
TIME
11:00am - 3:30pm

Featuring the world's largest and most elaborate balloon displays, the Festival of Balloons comes to New Orleans on Sunday, April 10 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel. The Festival of Balloons allows guests to view and/or purchase large balloon sculptures, balloon couture and other masterpieces. Also on-site to wow visitors include balloon entertainers, interactive balloon demonstrations and balloon costumes. Tickets to the Festival of Balloons are free for children 12 and under, $10 for adults and are available online at festivalofballoons2016.eventbrite.com. For more information, please visit the Festival of Balloons’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/festivalballoon or follow on Twitter @festivalballoon.
What you will see:
- Colossal balloon sculptures with some featuring animation, lighting, music, and special effects
- Intricate, twisted balloon figures
- Dresses made out of balloons
- Interactive balloon displays
- Themed party deco

LOCATION

hilton new orleans riverside
2 poydras st
new orleans, LA 70094
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