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

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Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill Tribute

DATE
Fri, May 22, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Beginning at 3:00 p.m. the public is invited to visit Trumpet Black's body which will be on view at the Carver Theater. Food will be available at the Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar to help offset the costs of the funeral from noon on. This Spaghetti Bowl features spaghetti and meatballs, salad and rolls for $7.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. there will be a musical tribute including Shamarr Allen, the Brassaholics, New Breed Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, James Andrews and the Crescent City All STars, Bo Dollis, Jr., Corey Henry and the Treme Sextet, and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. Music will last until 9:30 when a Second Line will lead the body of Trumpet Black back to the Charbonnet Funeral Home.

LOCATION

Carver Theater
2200 Orleans Avenue United States
New Orleans, LA 70119

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Big Chief Robbe Centennial Celebration

DATE
Sat, May 23, 2015
TIME
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Members of the Mardi Gras Indian community and the Young Men’s Olympian Jr. Benevolent Association will gather on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, to honor the memory of Big Chief Robbe, the first Chief of Chiefs of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council. The late Big Chief Robbe (Robert Nathaniel Lee) would have celebrated his 100th birthday on May 21, 2015.

The program, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ashe Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., will feature an overview of Big Chief Robbe’s life followed by a panel of Big Chiefs and other community leaders discussing the legacy of the late Chief of Chiefs.

LOCATION

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Bivd. United States
New Orleans, LA 70113

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

ALR Freedom Fest

DATE
Sun, May 24, 2015
TIME
8:00am - 8:30pm

In observance of Memorial Day, the American Legion (ALR Post 96, Morgan City), is proud to host the 1st Annual Freedom Fest. The day's events include a host of activities for the entire family, while honoring our fallen veterans. Spend the day by the lake enjoying a lineup of world class musicians, including Grammy Award winner Chubby Carrier, browse the vendor stands and check out the car show (Southeast Louisiana Bayou Mustang Club) and motorcycle show (Sponsored by the Street Survivors RC). Children's activities will include a large inflatable bounce house, rock wall, along with face painting. Fishing is allowed along the lakeside (must have fishing license). Food vendors will provide a variety of Louisiana cuisine.

LOCATION

Morgan City Lake Palourde Judges Stand
Lake End Park Judges Stand Area
Morgan City, LA 70380

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

ALR Freedom Fest
1st Annual Freedom Fest

River Lore: A Conversation with Doc Hawley and Ben Sandmel

DATE
Thu, May 28, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join River Captain Clarke C. "Doc" Hawley and music writer Ben Sandmel as they discuss their careers and adventures working on the Mississippi River and its tributaries in an event sponsored by Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine. Doc Hawley has served as Mate, Pilot and Captain of the Delta Queen, Belle of Louisville, President, Natchez, and American Queen — all paddlewheel steamboats. He is thought to have seen more of the inland rivers than any living steamboatman. Between 1973 and 1981, Ben Sandmel worked as a deckhand on the Ohio/ Mississippi river system, on the steamboat Delta Queen, and on towboats in West Virginia. Sandmel’s books include Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans. He also produced the Hackberry Ramblers’ Grammy-nominated album Deep Water, and played drums with that venerable Cajun band for 18 years.

LOCATION

Louisiana Humanities Center
938 Lafayette Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

Ogden After Hours presents Mississippi Rail Company

DATE
Thu, May 28, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The aim of Mississippi Rail Company is moving music forward via a vehicle of the past. Their music is an experiment in irony, embracing New Orleans roots music, rock 'n roll, folk, and blues traditions while refusing to fall subject to any of their claims. Their music breaks wholly new ground, rejecting any pull toward a simple re-hash of past musical genres. There is nothing tired, tried, or weary about their sound as it re-thinks (and re-shapes) a century of American musical traditions. In short, it manages to sound as if it could have been produced in 1920, even as its content and structure are decades ahead of its time.

LOCATION

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

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HOPfest

DATE
Fri, May 29, 2015
8:00pm - 2:00am

Fundraiser for the HIV Outpatient Program. All proceeds go towards creation of programming to enhance the lives of people living with HIV. Event includes live music from the Honorable South, Voices of the Big Easy, Katey Red and Frank Netter's Cigar Club. There will also be a full open bar and food served. A silent auction and photo booth will be available.

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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A Haitian Night to Remember: A Fundraising event for campJacob2015

DATE
Sat, May 30, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

JOIN US

for an extraordinary evening celebrating the children of St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children & Haiti.

Food will be prepared by renowned Haitian Chef David Destinoble, with music by the Alexey Marti Quintet.

Learn more about the students of St. Vincent's and Jacob's Color Link Initiative. All proceeds support the students of St. Vincent's and campJacob, a summer camp that offers art, physical therapy, fun, games and sports to the students of St. Vincent's in Port-au-Prince.

LOCATION

Old Ursulines Convent
1100 Chartres St.
New Orleans

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

NOLAW: Cruel Summer Brawl

DATE
Sat, May 30, 2015
8:00pm - 1:00am

NOLAW will usher in the long hot New Orleans summer on May 30 with a Cruel Summer Brawl at One Eyed Jack’s! This event will offer the usual biceps and bravado you know and love, along with a sweaty layer of sand, sun and SPF 30. Eight wrestlers will go arm-to-arm for the championship while NOLAW’s MCs and celebrity judges keep the beach party going.

Proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Harm Reduction Network, a volunteer-run collective that operates on the principles of harm reduction to offer material, educational, and advocacy support to drug-users and their communities in southeastern Louisiana.

Doors open at 8PM, show begins at 9PM. $5 cover, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

LOCATION

One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Lecture Series: Italian Dual Citizenship

DATE
Thu, Jun 4, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the former Honorary Italian Consulate Arnaldo Partessotti as he discusses the rules of obtaining Italian dual citizenship. Mr. Partesotti will review the practicality of finding the necessary documentation for applying for Italian dual citizenship and will be available to answer any questions. The lecture is free for AICC Members. For non-members, admission is $10.

LOCATION

American Italian Cultural Center
537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Sea and Soil: Opening Reception June 6, 2015

DATE
Sat, Jun 6, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the The Foundation Gallery for the opening of Sea and Soil, a group exhibition with Aline Cross, Kathy Dumesnil, Faye Earnest, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Lee Morais, Elizabeth Simon.

Stop by 1109 Royal from 6 to 10pm for refreshments, good company, and become one with our local land and seascapes!

25% of proceeds to benefit: Gulf Restoration Network

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Advanced Fashion Workshop

DATE
Mon, Jun 8, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Advanced Fashion Workshop
June 8 - 12
9 am – 3 pm
Students entering grades 9 – 12
Working with Tracee Dundas, a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana Fashion/Apparel Design Program and founder of New Orleans Fashion Week, students will develop their skills in design, draping, and sewing to create a one-of-a-kind garment fashioned out of unconventional materials. Students will also create their own fashion mood board, assist with choreography, and model their design in a fashion show presented on the last day of the workshop.

LOCATION

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

Opera in the Piazza

DATE
Fri, Jun 12, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Opera in the Piazza is an evening concert of opera and classical music sponsored and hosted by the American Italian Cultural Center and featuring the music by members of the New Orleans Opera Association and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The event will feature food and drink vendors serving pizza and other Italian favorites as well as beer, wine and soft drinks. It is a family event. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. For information call Christy Marino at (504) 522-7294.

LOCATION

Piazza d'Italia
300 Poydras St. Next to Lowes Hotel
New Orleans, LA

Opera in the Piazza

DATE
Fri, Jun 12, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

A romantic evening of arias under the stars in the Piazza d’Italia. Singers from the New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) and members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and NOOA director Todd Simmons. Vendors will be on hand to provide delicious Italian treats including St. Clair Wood Fired Pizza and La Divina Gelato, along with wine and beer!

Concert donation: $10/person in advance and $15/person at the door
VIP Tickets: $50/person (includes reserved seating and 2 drink tickets)

LOCATION

Piazza d'Italia
377 Poydras Street United States
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Art & Drama Camp

DATE
Mon, Jun 15, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Art & Drama Camp
June 15 - 26
9 am – 3 pm
Students entering grades 2 – 5
Working with actor and director Andy Vaught of Cripple Creek Theater Co., and Visual Teaching Artist Suzanna Ritz, students will learn basic art and performance skills, and then create the script, props, scenery and more for an original, multi-act play performed on the last day of camp.

LOCATION

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

Art, Design & Dance Camp

DATE
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Art, Design & Dance Camp
June 29 – July 3
9 am – 3 pm
Students entering grades 2 – 5
Working with Teaching Artist Suzanna Ritz and Dance Instructor Liese Weber, students will explore the Ogden Museum’s collection through art projects, creating beautiful and functional artworks, as well as a choreographed performance piece using yoga, Pilates, and more to be presented to parents on the last day of camp.

LOCATION

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

Art & Fashion Camp

DATE
Mon, Jul 6, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm

Art & Fashion Camp
July 6 – 17
9 am – 3 pm
Students entering grades 5 – 8
Working with Alison Parker of ricRACK NOLA, students will follow the process of a fashion designer from sketch to finished product. Classes will start with research and design techniques, figure drawing, and construction (sewing by machine and hand), culminating in a realized “Couture” piece. Students will also work with Dance Instructor Liese Weber, to create a choreographed performance and fashion show presented to family and friends at the end of the session.

LOCATION

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

Photo Camp I

DATE
Mon, Jul 20, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 12:00pm

Photo Camp I
July 20 – 31
9 am – noon
Students entering grades 8 – 12
Working with music photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards, students will learn basic elements of photography including composition, exposure, storytelling, and functions of their camera to create powerful and beautiful images, culminating in a student- curated exhibition. No prior experience necessary. Cameras can be provided if needed.

LOCATION

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

Photo Camp II

DATE
Mon, Jul 20, 2015
TIME
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Photo Camp II
July 20 – 31
1 pm – 4 pm
Students entering grades 8 – 12
Students will focus on camera functions, lighting, portraiture, photojournalism, and fashion with music photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards. Students will learn technical and advanced aspects of photography; including studio lighting set ups, photo shoot design and planning. Through feedback and constructive critique, students will create a portfolio of edited work culminating in a student-curated exhibition. Students should have a basic understanding of photography or take the Photo I in conjunction with this

LOCATION

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