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

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HEROES: A Labor Day Screening Event

DATE
Mon, Sep 1, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 9:00pm

A full day of free screenings!...

3PM Union Maids (51 min)
4:00PM Maquilapolis: City of Factories (2006, 60 min)
5:30PM Open Screen, New Orleans
7PM American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (82 min)

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Labor Day is a chance to reflect on the spirit of America's workforce and acknowledge the importance that each worker has to the well being of this nation. For that reason, the second annual Labor Day screening program is titled Heroes. From revolutionaries like Grace Lee Boggs to immigrant workers like Carmen and Lourdes, the program presents three documentaries that portray a diverse array of working heroes and invites the public to screen their own Labor Day heroes for the fifth installment of Open Screen, New Orleans.

For more information, visit http://cinemareset.com/labor

LOCATION

Press Street's Miniplex
3718 ST. CLAUDE AVE.
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70117

Kick-Off Party For We Live To Eat Restaurant Week 2014

DATE
Wed, Sep 3, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Louisiana Restaurant Association Greater New Orleans Chapter, will host its first open-to-the-public kick-off celebration to give New Orleans diners a taste of what’s to come for We Live to Eat (WLTE) Restaurant Week.

Guests will enjoy bites from some of the hottest participating restaurants, while imbibing in libations from Stella Artois and NOLA Brewing, as well as specialty wines. Tickets to attend the event can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/WeLivetoEat and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that exists to enhance the restaurant community through expanded educational and career opportunities, the formation of strategic partnerships and the elevation of our professional standards and practices.

LOCATION

The Chicory
610 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

A Nola Love Story

DATE
Thu, Sep 4, 2014
TIME
11:30am - 1:00pm

Compleat Stage and SEED will collaborate to make an evening of storytelling come to life through music, acting and local food in A Nola Love Story. Doors open at 11:30pm, and the show begins at midnight. Beyond dinner theatre, A Nola Love Story is a unique experience that will engage all your senses and imagination.
Tickets are $38 per person or $60 per couple and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket reserves one seat for a five course, plant based meal to be eaten during the performance. A cash bar will be available before the show and after dessert. Tickets are available at www.compleatstage.org.
***Patrons with allergies should communicate to compleatstage@gmail.com no later than August 30th to be accommodated.

LOCATION

Seed
1330 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Soul Collage

DATE
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
TIME
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Come explore you psyche through collage. Spend 90 minutes with Angie cutting, creating and talking with others about your introspection. Discover how collage art can feed your soul. Supplies provided by SCRAP

$15 per person
$25 per couple
$40 per family (up to 8)

Contact scrap@scrapnola.org to register

LOCATION

SCRAP NOLA in the New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St Claude Ave
New Orleans , LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Beachapalooza Benefit Party

DATE
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
TIME
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for this beach themed benefit party as we say farewell to summer and hello to our exciting new plans for Compleat Stage!

Great live music, yummy food and drinks, fun games, interactive photo ops, and an aerial silks performance from a live oak tree...you do not want to miss this party! Plus, we'll be launching a Kickstarter campaign for our new community outreach program, "Leave It On the Stage".

LOCATION

Clouet Gardens
707 Clouet St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Lee Morais: The Gilded Edge - Opening Reception: Sept. 6, 2014

DATE
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Reception: September 6, 2014

6 - 9pm

www.leemorais.com
www.foundationgallerynola.com

Exhibit up through October 26, 2014

Exhibition Catalog
http://issuu.com/thefoundationgallery/docs/lee_catalog_final.pptx

25% of proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to:

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

www.habitat-nola.org

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street United States
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Make a Wreath at SCRAP NOLA

DATE
Fri, Sep 12, 2014
TIME
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Come make a sensational Saints wreath. A colorful fall wreath to help welcome the upcoming season. A wreath made entirely of plastic dinosaurs or cocktail umbrellas. Use the supplies at SCRAP to create a fun new decoration.

$15 Per Person
$25 Per Couple
$40 Per Family (up to 4 people)

Contact Steffany at scrap@scrapnola.org for more information and registration

LOCATION

SCRAP NOLA in the New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St Claude Ave
New Orleans , LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Art on Oak

DATE
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 2:00pm

Good art can be affordable whether it's your home or your dormitory room. “Art on Oak,” a Symphony Volunteers, Inc. fundraiser, is offering posters, prints and paintings at ridiculously low prices starting at $1. Come to the Symphony Book Fair Warehouse, 8605 Oak Street on Saturday, September 13th from 10am-2pm for great bargains. Framed and unframed art is available; a half-price bin has been added; and admission is free. This year we are presenting the photographs of Johnny Donnells and the artwork of Phillip Sage, Robert Guthrie, Matt Rinard, and many others. All items have been donated and all sale proceeds benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. For more information: 861-2004 or www.symphonyvolunteers.org.

LOCATION

Symphony Book Fair Warehouse
8605 Oak Street
New Orleans, , LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Slow Burn Burlesque presents The Big Sleazy, a naughty tribute to New Orleans

DATE
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
10:00pm - 12:00am

New Orleans, It's the city we love and the reason that we're all here! On Saturday, September 13th, Slow Burn Burlesque brings you the "Big Sleazy", a hilarious, bawdy, and naughty tribute to the best city on earth! Join Slow Burn at the Howlin' Wolf, as we take you on a tour through the raucous hey day of the strip joints on Bourbon Street, venture into haunted grave yards and bayous, crawl through the seedy side of the French Quarter, and party like it's Mardi Gras with the hottest striptease in the world! Starring Nona Narcisse, Ginger Licious, Roxie le Rouge, Ruby Rage, The Lady Lucerne, Ben Wisdom and more to be announced!

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 4:00pm

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc co-sponsored by the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc and Loyola Medieval Studies, is a one-day series of performances and lectures related to Joan of Arc, medieval history, and New Orleans' French heritage. Featuring Nancy Goldstone, author of "The Maid and The Queen," theatrical performances by Loyola and Porkchopp Productions, and lecture on medieval Twelfth Night traditions. Open to the public, free lectures and theater performances; pre-register to purchase a lunch. Details online at www.joanofarcparade.org

LOCATION

Loyola University
6363 St Charles Ave Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Mid City Art Market

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come one, come all to the Mid City Art Market in Comiskey Park (D'Hemecourt and Jeff Davis) on September 20th from 12-5 pm. Over 30 art vendors, two food trucks and the musical stylings of Maggie Belle! Free beer while supplies last! For more info contact midcityartmarket@gmail.com or check out our facebook: www.facebook.com/midcityartmarket. See you in the park!

LOCATION

Comiskey Park
501 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119

Mid City Art Market

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come one, come all to the Mid City Art Market in Comiskey Park (D'Hemecourt and Jeff Davis) on September 20th from 12-5 pm. Over 30 art vendors, two food trucks and the musical stylings of Maggie Belle! Free beer while supplies last! For more info contact midcityartmarket@gmail.com or check out our facebook: www.facebook.com/midcityartmarket. See you in the park!

LOCATION

Comiskey Park
501 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119

PEACE is POWER PARADE ! ! ! !

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
12:30pm - 5:00pm

SATURDAY SEP. 20, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm parade begins A.L.Davis Park, 2445 D street & ends with a Youth Showcase @ Duncan Plaza, 343 Loyola Ave. New Orleans
THIS IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT FOR ALL AGES. Go to this link to register.
https://www.facebook.com/peacebypiecenola

LOCATION

Duncan Plaza
343 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

Bridal Crawl

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
2:30pm - 12:00am

Join us for the second annual pub crawl through the French Quarter in wedding dresses—September 20. Party in style, help break the world record for the largest gathering of brides and raise money for Covenant House! The brides congregate at 2:30 p.m. for the official world record count. A referee and notary will officiate it while The Creativity Collective award the classiest, craziest and most creative ensembles and throw the bouquet. The pub-crawl will commence through the French Quarter stopping for drink and food specials as well as mechanical bull rides, dancing and Bourbon balcony access. This year, The Collective is adding The Bachelorette Party, a pre-registration event September 12th at the House of Broel. Help support Covenant House that serves at-risk and homeless teens and young adults. Tickets: www.creativitycollective.com/store.

LOCATION

Galvez
914 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Refrigerator Art Auction and Gala

DATE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Refrigerator Art Auction and Gala
Presented By: International School of Louisiana
September 27, 2014 at Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr. New Orleans, LA 70130
6 p.m. Patron Party and 7-10 p.m. Gala
For more information email development@isl-edu.org
or call(504)229-4375
Sponsorship opportunities available

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Women Performing For Women (With Amanda Shaw & Charmaine Neville)

DATE
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 10:00pm

A night of music, food, and celebration to benefit the women and children of Hagar's House

On Thursday, October 2, Amanda Shaw, Charmaine Neville, and other talented women musicians of New Orleans will be performing to support and celebrate the women and children of Hagar’s House.

Women Performing for Women will take place at Café Istanbul at 2372 St. Claude Avenue. Tickets are $40 (or $75 for a couple) and include all food and music. Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-music, silent auction bidding and for food by The Ruby Slipper and other generous and decadent local restaurants. Concert begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm.

For more information, visit www.HagarsHouseNOLA.org, email HagarsHouse@gmail.com, or call 504.210.5064.

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave United States
New Orleans, LA 70112

GNO PAGAN PRIDE DAY FESTIVAL 2014

DATE
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 6:00pm

Celebrate “The City of TRUE MAGICK!” at GNOPPD FEST 2014.

Voodoo, Wicca, Santeria, Native American and other Pagan spirituality will be honored at this all day family event.

Guest of Honor: Yoruba Lucumi Priestess, Luisah Teish.
Presentations and workshops by River Higginbothan, Dr Charlotte Pipes, Louis Martinie, David Braren and others. With subjects ranging from Aleister Crowley to sound healing and crystal grids.

Hosted by M.C. ‘Big’ MAC from Cat’s Meow and Bourbon Blues Company.

Headlining musical act: Celtic rock band Tuatha Dea. Plus performances by Louis Martinie, The Mudlark Puppeteers and numerous belly dance troupes with surprise guests!

Kids area, arts and crafts vending; food, Tarot Readings, divination and more!

This is the day … you will be talking about for weeks! - Costumes encouraged!

Complete schedule and information at www.GNOPPD.org

Free admission with donation of canned goods to benefit Women with a Vision http://wwav-no.org

LOCATION

Washington Square Park
700 Elysian Fields at Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Detective John Baptiste Jourdain: The First African American Sleuth

DATE
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
TIME
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Wayne & Janet Baquet, Owners of Lil' Dizzy's cafe and descendants of the Jourdain family, invite you to hear historian Michael Ross discuss the role Detective Jean Baptiste Jourdain (the first African-American detective ever to make national news) played in solving THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS KIDNAPPING CASE of 1870.

The event is free and open to the public.

LOCATION

Lil' Dizzy's Cafe
1500 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

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

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