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

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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

Grand Opening of the Historic Carver Theater AND New Orleans Musicians' Clinic's 16 Birthday Celebration

DATE
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 11:30pm

In honor of International Jazz Day, April 30th, The Historic Carver Theater will re-open to celebrate New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s 16th Birthday---The Historic Carver Theater will host the New Orleans’ premiere of a documentary about the life of Mac Rebannack, aka Dr. John, one of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s founders. The screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary by Lawrence Cumbo, “Rockin’ the Opera House: Dr. John” will include a celebrity panel discussion about the Carver Theater featuring Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Vernel Bagnaris, James Andrews and Clarke Peters. Immediately following the celebrity panel discussion, the celebration will continue at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe (1204 Decatur) for the NOMC Sweet 16 Prom - with Lil Freddie King. For more information on tickets to the Palm Court event, please visit www.nomaf.org/sweet16 and for tickets to the Carver Theater, please visit www.carvertheater.org.

LOCATION

Historic Carver Theater
2101 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

International Jazz Day & Carver Theater Grand Opening, April 30th
International Jazz Day events honoring the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

Brazland: Bate Galeira hosted by Voice Monet, feat. Hawthorne Headhunters, Zardis Nichols, Riccardo Crespo, Tondrae Kemp, DJ PUDGE

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

Go Head Media presents "BRAZLAND: Bate Galeira" hosted by Voice Monet and featuring live performances from the Hawthorne Headhunters (Coultrain & Black Spade - 1st New Orleans performance), Zardis Nichols (NOLA jazz singer - 1st local performance in years), Riccardo Crespo (Brasil / New Orleans), Tondrae Kemp (New Orleans / Brooklyn), DJ PUDGE.

"Brazland" will also feature a full Brasilian and tropical dinner menu until 10pm with seated dining service. Rollin' Fatties local gourmet burrito pop-up will provide late-night eats from 10pm - 2am. Specialty tropical and craft cocktails will be served at the bar. Tickets include limited cacacha cocktail specials. The art gallery will feature a local art show, and rising New Orleans painter and illustrator, Ceaux Young will be painting live during the performances.

Tickets are $20 advance or $25 at the door. Event is all ages. For tickets and more info on the artists, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1587973891426907/

LOCATION

L'Entrepot
527 Julia Street Next to Cafe Carmo
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Down On The Bayou 2014- benefitting the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

DATE
Thu, May 1, 2014
8:00pm - 12:00am

Annual event produced by JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic.

100% of net proceeds benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and Assistance Foundation.

Superjam consisting of the talents and time contributed by more than 40 artists each year - relics.com refers to it as a mini-festival.

Down on the Bayou will be held Thursday May 1,2014 at Republic (828 S. Peters)

Tickets available HERE: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/487039-down-on-bayou-v-benefit-for-new-or...

LOCATION

Republic New Orleans
828 S Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Down On The Bayou 2014 at Republic New Orleans feat. Jojo of Widespread Panic
Down On The Bayou 2014 supporting the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

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

Friends of the Cabildo Home & Courtyard Tour

DATE
Sun, May 18, 2014
TIME
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Behind the Walls of the Vieux Carre: Courtyard and Homes Tour

Sunday, May 18th, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

FOC-LMF members $30/$45 Couples

General Admission: $40/$60

Pedicab ticket $150 for 2 guests (Reservation Required)

Guests are invited to tour private home and courtyards and experience life behind the walls of of the French Quarter. The self-guided tours leave from the 1850 House Museum Store and tickets will be available the day of the event. Guests are also invited for refreshments at Madame John's Legacy after completing the tour.

Departure: Self-guided tours leave from the 1850 House Museum Store (523 St. Ann Street)

LOCATION

1850 House Museum Store
523 St. Ann Street
New Orleans 70116

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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