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ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy's Latin American Culture Night

DATE
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
TIME
4:30pm - 6:30pm

At ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, we are working to build a compassionate community of creative thinkers, leaders, and life-long learners who can conquer anything that comes their way. When our Spanish-speaking population suddenly grew from 1% to 10% of our total student population this year, we started planning how we could incorporate and celebrate our new students and families.
This Thursday, November 20th, we are having a larger event featuring the cultures of Honduras (where most of our new students are from) and other parts of Latin America. Parents and families of our Spanish-speaking students are enthusiastically sharing their food, their music, and their dancing with their new school community. Students will be sharing songs and games from Latin America that they have been learning in music class. We are also partnering with local organizations and restaurants, like Rum House, who are donating food for the evening. The event is free and open to the public.

LOCATION

ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy
3128 Constance Street Enter on 9th Street Side
New Orleans, LA 70115

Low Road Third Thursday Art Walk

DATE
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

It's that time again!

Come on down to the LOwer ROyal Arts District this (and every) third Thursday for a new monthly art walk on Lower Royal!

Galleries in the 800 - 1100 blocks will be open till 10. Come say hi and enjoy some good art, drinks, and our local arts community!

See below for a list of participating galleries:

809 Royal - AFA Gallery Nola
811 Royal - Tresor Gallery
813 Royal - Rue Royale Galerie
819 Royal - Gallery Orange
823 Royal - M. Sani Art
830 Royal - Tanner Gallery and Studio
840 Royal - Lucky Rose Gallery
841 Royal - Douglas Michael Gallery
906 Royal - Gallery M Contemporary
910 Royal - La Madama Bazarre
927 Royal - Antieau Gallery
936 Royal - Graphite Gallery
938 Royal - Red Truck Gallery
1036 Royal- Shop Nadine Blake
1109 Royal- The Foundation Gallery

*don't forget to check out our sister district, Marigny Arts District also open late!

Next Dates:
December 18th, 2014
January 15th, 2015

LOCATION

LOWer ROyal Arts District
800 - 1100 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

"Art, Wine & Design" with Professor Ralph Null, AIFD

DATE
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Local art show and floral design presentation by widely renowned Professor Ralph Null, AIFD. Professor Null will give a demo showing the latest in holiday design and decor.
He has presented more than 850 lecture demos throughout the world. His creations have graced White House state dinners, Presidential Inaugurations, the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's and Neiman Marcus catalogs. He has exhibited and taught classes in London, Cape Town, Oslo, Sydney and Tokyo. His design presentations have been featured at the Smithsonian Institute, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Wine and cheese will be served.
Tickets $20 at the door. Proceeds to a local Mardi Gras Krewe.

LOCATION

New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St. Claude Avenue Front entrance
New Orleans, LA 70117

Schmancy!

DATE
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
TIME
6:30pm - 10:00pm

A zany evening of whimsical wonder featuring engaging entertainment and delightful delectables to benefit Tulane Hillel!
Valet parking provided.
Patron Reception: 6:30pm - Party 7:30
Attire: Schmancy!
“Schmancy” is a fundraising gala that will take place at the Goldie & Morris Mintz Center for Jewish Life on Thursday, November 20th. The event will feature delicious food catered by Harveen Khera of Hillel’s Kitchen, drinks, entertainment in the style of a 1920’s Speak Easy, and presentation of the first “Big Pastrami” award, honoring a young Tulane alumnus making an impact on the local community.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 18, 2014!

LOCATION

The Mintz Center
912 Broadway Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Royal Street Open Mic Night

DATE
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Msaniart Gallery presents Royal Street Open Mic Nights Friday November 21 from 6pm-10pm Free Event!!!
Come join us Art,Poetry,Music Buffet,Wine and more....

LOCATION

MSANIART GALLERY
823 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

COPS 2 2nd District Blues Fest

DATE
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 7:00pm

Day of fun at the 6th Annual COPS 2 2nd District Blues Fest (formerly the Magazine St Blues Fest). Free and Open to the public. Live music beginning at 11:15 with Walter Wolfman Washington and Joe Krown; followed by Mia Borders; Big Sam's Funky Nation and closing out with Stooges Brass Band. Surprise performances throughout the day by the Pussyfooters and the Cherrybombs. Fest also features food truck vendors and other New Orleans Restaurants; a Kids' playground area; Dog Obstacle Course and Rescue adoptions; and artists selling one of a kind and unique hand made items. Christmas is right around the corner!! Fest opens at 11 am and closes at 7 pm. All proceeds to benefit COPS 2. Sponsors include Budweiser, The Azby Fund, Touro Hospital, Les Bon Temps Rouler, River Parish and Signature Events.

LOCATION

Palmer Park
S. Claiborne & S. Carrollton
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

COPS 2 2nd District Blues Fest
2nd District Blues Fest

COPS 2 2nd District Blues Fest

DATE
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
TIME
11:00am - 7:00pm

Day of fun at the 6th Annual COPS 2 2nd District Blues Fest (formerly the Magazine St Blues Fest). Free and Open to the public. Live music beginning at 11:15 with Walter Wolfman Washington and Joe Krown; followed by Mia Borders; Big Sam's Funky Nation and closing out with Stooges Brass Band. Surprise performances throughout the day by the Pussyfooters and the Cherrybombs. Fest also features food truck vendors and other New Orleans Restaurants; a Kids' playground area; Dog Obstacle Course and Rescue adoptions; and artists selling one of a kind and unique hand made items. Christmas is right around the corner!! Fest opens at 11 am and closes at 7 pm. All proceeds to benefit COPS 2. Sponsors include Budweiser, The Azby Fund, Touro Hospital, Les Bon Temps Rouler, River Parish and Signature Events.

LOCATION

Palmer Park
S. Claiborne & S. Carrollton
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

2nd District Blues Fest
2nd District Blues Fest

The Journey: The Story of Your Life

DATE
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
TIME
5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Journey: The Story of Your Life is presented as part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival.

For Fringe Ticket info visit www.nofringe.org
Tickets $8 at the door
Fringe Button Required $3

There will be a talk-back with the actors, writers and band at the end of each performance so the audience can ask questions and offer insight. Whereas it's set in New Orleans, we want the people of New Orleans to have a hand in shaping it!

Framed by the eclectic sounds of New Orleans, a mysterious bum takes you inside the lives of five individuals held together by fate. If you look closely, you may just see yourself. We all have a story. We all have a choice. We all have a Journey. What’s yours?

The Journey " has potential to impact a generation. Like Hair in the 60’s and Rent in the 90’s” –Outre Theatre Company

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 Saint Claude Ave Inside The Healing Center
New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Journey: The Story of Your Life
The Journey: The Story of Your Life
We all have a story. We all have a choice. We all have a Journey. What's Yours?

The Journey: The Story of Your Life

DATE
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 5:30pm

The Journey: The Story of Your Life is presented as part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival.

For Fringe Ticket info visit www.nofringe.org
Tickets $8 at the door
Fringe Button Required $3

There will be a talk-back with the actors, writers and band at the end of each performance so the audience can ask questions and offer insight. Whereas it's set in New Orleans, we want the people of New Orleans to have a hand in shaping the show!

Framed by the eclectic sounds of New Orleans, a mysterious bum takes you inside the lives of five individuals held together by fate. If you look closely, you may just see yourself. We all have a story. We all have a choice. We all have a Journey. What’s yours?

The Journey " has potential to impact a generation. Like Hair in the 60’s and Rent in the 90’s” –Outre Theatre Company

LOCATION

Cafe Istanbul
2372 Saint Claude Ave Inside The Healing Center
New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

The Unholy Roller Revival Burlesque Show

DATE
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
TIME
9:00pm - 11:00pm

Snake Oil is proud to bring you the Unholy Roller Revival, a burlesque variety show with the fire and brimstone of an old time Pentecostal tent revival, but with no pesky damnation & judgment. If you grew up religious, like to laugh when Jimmy Swaggart sleeps with hookers, or if you love music and burlesque, then this is the show for you! The Unholy Roller Revival takes you on a journey to a bygone era when dancing ladies, musicians, and sideshows traveled with religious revivals to towns far and wide, to entertain and save the public, while relieving them of a few dollars. This event pays homage to that era by rolling all of the music, dancing, sideshow, and gospel into one hilarious show that lampoons religion & is guaranteed to have you in the aisles, jumping up & down, and screaming, "HALLELUJAH"! With, St. Cecelia's Asylum Chorus, Dr. Sick's Sacred Sextette, Pastor Ben Wisdom, Little Luna, Ginger Licious, GoGo McGregor, & Lady Lucerne.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Figure Drawing Session

DATE
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Professional Nude Model, $10 fee. Non-instructional. Moderated Sessions. Long and Short Poses. Bring your own drawing supplies or purchase them from us. Must be 18 or over. Please call 504-866-4278 to register If you pay for 10 sessions in advance you get the 11th for free.

LOCATION

Forstall Art Supplies
3135 Calhoun Street
New Orleans, LA 70125

EVENT WEBSITE

Figure Drawing at Forstall Art Supplies

Cirque d'Licious SWANKSGIVING

DATE
Thu, Nov 27, 2014
TIME
10:00pm - 11:59pm

Cirque d'Licious is a sexy circus variety show that graces New Orleans with vaudevillian circus arts, aerial acts, acrobatics, burlesque, stilting, fire, magic and sideshow.
The time of year has come to worship the turkey, play in the potatoes and frolic in pumpkin pie. After you hit the track with your big hat, gobble up your turkey or tofurkey, head to the Hi Ho Lounge for the best desert around!
Cirque d'Licious Swanksgiving will be hosted by Ben Wisdom. Featuring the aerial arts and stilting of the producer, Lady Ginger Licious. Beautiful burlesque by New Orleans' own Burlesque Princess, the intoxicating flirt, Charlotte Treuse! Clowning and song by Thugsy DaClownThugsy DaClown. Clownlesque and juggling by Chatty TheMime. Acrobatics and Contortion with Out on a Limb Acrobatics Andrew Zutell and Ashley Fransien Brown. Special surprise guests as well!

For more information, contact cirquedlicious@gmail.com

LOCATION

Hi Ho Lounge
2239 St Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Sip & Shop Art Market at NOLA Brewing

DATE
Sat, Nov 29, 2014
TIME
12:00pm - 5:00pm

In honor of "Small Business Saturday", NOLA BREWING will be hosting a "Sip & Shop Art Market" on Saturday, November 29, 2014. We invite the community to come out to eat, drink, & shop local. Shop with over a dozen local artisans, drink delicious local craft beer, eat tasty food from a few local food trucks and enjoy live local music. This event is free and open to the public, 21 and over.

The NOLA Brewing tap room will be slanging their DELICIOUS local craft beer. Crepes a la cart will be cooking up some tasty goodness. Kenny's Cajun & Creole food truck will grilling up food too. Richard Egner and Kevin O'day & the live animals will be playing us some tunes, and over a 20 local artists will be showing off and selling their most unique works.

LOCATION

NOLA Brewing Company
3001 Tchoupitoulas
New Orleans, LA 70115

Battle of the Sexes!

DATE
Sat, Nov 29, 2014
10:00pm - 4:00am

Battle of the Sexes!

LOCATION

TWIST504
1605 ESPLANADE AVENUE
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70116

Figure Drawing Session

DATE
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Professional Nude Model, $10 fee. Non-instructional. Moderated Sessions. Long and Short Poses. Bring your own drawing supplies or purchase them from us. Must be 18 or over. Please call 504-866-4278 to register If you pay for 10 sessions in advance you get the 11th for free.

LOCATION

Forstall Art Supplies
3135 Calhoun Street
New Orleans, LA 70125

EVENT WEBSITE

Figure Drawing at Forstall Art Supplies

Shotgun Cinema presents EYES WIDE SHUT

DATE
Wed, Dec 3, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s Viennese-set novella "Dream Story," EYES WIDE SHUT is a thrilling portrait of a couple’s troubled marriage. After a brush with potential indiscretion at a Christmas party, Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) and his wife Alice (Nicole Kidman) are haunted by their adulterous impulses. Destabilizing truth and reality, the final film from Stanley Kubrick crafts a dreamlike thriller that questions notions of love and fidelity while employing the late filmmaker’s meticulous cinematic eye.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

DATE
Fri, Dec 5, 2014
8:00pm - 2:00am

50++ ARTISTS SHOWCASING
ALL-U-CAN-EAT Pancakes
Live Audio & Visual Performances
Body Painting
Live Art Battles

$5
18+

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

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

Check out a video of one of our past shows.
http://vimeo.com/14915703

Submit your artwork here:
www.pancakesandbooze.com/submit-your-artwork/

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Flyer

Le Marché des Fêtes at the Pitot House

DATE
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 4:00pm

Louisiana Landmarks Society announces the 5th Annual Le Marché des Fêtes, a unique holiday boutique benefiting the historic Pitot House, home of the society, on Bayou St. John. On Saturday, December 6th from 10am-4pm, visitors are invited to shop over 30 artist vendors for one-of-a-kind handmade art and accessories and Mignon Faget jewelry, meet Papa Noël, enjoy live music by John Rankin and the 101 Runners, purchase great books autographed by New Orleans authors Poppy Tooker and Bonnie Warren, munch on tasty local and exotic treats, and much more.

Le Marché des Fêtes is more than a holiday market--this celebration will allow visitors to experience the Pitot House's history and culture. The c. 1799 Creole colonial-style Pitot House will be decorated in the traditional style for Christmas and will be open for tours.

LOCATION

Pitot House
1440 Moss Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Le Marché des Fêtes at the Pitot House
Le Marché des Fêtes at the Pitot House

Mid-City Errands Book Signing, Ronald Fisher

DATE
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
TIME
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mid-City New Orleans comes to vivid life in Ronald Fisher’s hilarious novel, Mid-City Errands, offering a unique view of our city through the eyes of seven-year old hero and narrator Vonny Foster, whose investigation of puzzling events in 1959 takes him through the neighborhood, including to now-lost Bayou Road landmarks like Picou’s Bakery and Richard’s Five and Dime Store. Mr. Fisher describes Mid-City Errands as a coming-of-age adventure, historical fiction, and mystery story all in one.
The author will sign copies at Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave. on Saturday, December 6th, at 2 p.m.

LOCATION

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop
631 N. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

"It's a Wonderful Life" - 6th Annual New Orleans and Region Benefit

DATE
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

WWL-TV news anchor Eric Paulsen, theatrical icon "Uncle Wayne" Daigrepont, and jazz vocalist Debbie Davies, will all star in this year's Annual New Orleans and Region Benefit Production of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

The show, presented by New Orleans non-profit organization The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, has become etched into the calendar of annual New Orleans' “unmissables” as the Christmas season commences.

LOCATION

Deutsches Hause
1023 Ridgewood Drive (off Airline Drive)
Metairie, LA 70001

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life - Saturday December 6th, 2014
Eric Paulsen
Eric Paulsen - news anchor with WWL-TV New Orleans. One of the special guest performers of this year's fund-raiser

4th Annual NOLA Polar Express benefiting CASA New Orleans

DATE
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
8:00pm - 1:00am

December 6th at Publiq House will mark the 4th annual NOLA Polar Express benefiting the children at CASA New Orleans and CASA SoLA (the Lafayette chapter). Our goal is to raise toys and funds for the kids at CASA during the holiday season. These children are largely forgotten at this time of year, and it’s our goal to make sure that every child has a toy to open in our local chapters. We are proud to say that 100% of the proceeds go towards funding toys for the children. Last year, the event raised $2,831 and 2 massive bags of toys making the NOLA Polar Express the 2nd largest donor in Louisiana. We plan to up our goal this year to $3,500 and double the toys collected. The bill consists of The Breton Sound, The Wooden Wings, Social Set and Paper Bison on December 6th at the Freret Street Publiq House. The doors are at 8 PM and the cover is either $10 or $5 with a toy donation.

Sponsored by:
Kelly Hart & Pitre, Gardner Realtors, Zone Music Reporter & Madewell

LOCATION

Freret Street Publiq House
4528 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

Archives and Cultural Preservation

DATE
Sun, Dec 7, 2014
TIME
1:00am - 2:30am

The Louisiana Research Collection preserves one of the world’s more notable Civil War collections, including the Gettysburg letters of Robert E. Lee, the papers of Stonewall Jackson, and the papers of Jefferson Davis. Join Mr. Leon Miller, Head of the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane as he examines the collection and connects how archives are central to preserving our cultural heritage.

LOCATION

The Cabildo
701 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Making Time: Documenting Louisiana's Music History

DATE
Sun, Dec 7, 2014
TIME
4:30pm - 7:00pm

Free and open to the public.

The Louisiana State Museum and Friends of the Cabildo are partnering with PhotoNOLA to present a panel discussion on music photography.

Panelists include: Mark Sindler, Earl Perry, John McCusker and Rick Olivier, all of whom are featured in the Keeping Time exhibition on view at the Mint.

Karen Leathem, Louisiana State Museum Historian, will moderate the discussion with topics to include the challenges of photographing musicians and concerts, how the panelists got started in music photography and some of their most memorable moments. The panel will last for one hour, including time for questions from the audience.

Following the panel, Octavia Books will hold a meet and greet with authors. The night will end with the option for everyone to attend a concert at the Mint starting at 7pm. There is an admission price for the concert. Concert details TBA.

LOCATION

Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplande Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

The Role of Privateers in Independence Movements in the Americas

DATE
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Though the War of 1812 ended with a decisive American victory at the Battle of New Orleans, the U. S. Navy was relatively small during the early nineteenth century. As a result, privateering—the practice of commissioning private ships for use in war—became increasingly common during the war and some veterans continued the practice in Latin America as the Wars for Independence began to spread south.

Join Robert Freeland as he highlights the role of privateers in several independence movements in the Americas. Thais Solano will conclude with how New Orleans-born privateer Renato Beluche went from a cannoneer in the Battle of New Orleans under Andrew Jackson to admiral in the navy of Gran Colombia under Simon Bolivar.

LOCATION

Old U.S.Mint
400 Esplanade
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Running of the Santas New Orleans 2014

DATE
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
TIME
3:00pm - 11:30pm

New Orleans largest costumed wintertime festival kicks off the holiday spirit on December 13! Live Music by Category 6 and Big Sam's Funky Nation, several drink specials, and thousands of people!

Running of the Santas is the hottest costumed holiday tradition in the country where thousands of participants dress in their favorite Christmastime costumes to partake in revelry and merrymaking. The event starts at 3 pm at Barcadia at 601 Tchoupitoulas Street and moves to Generations Hall at 6 pm which is when the "fun run" occurs.

LOCATION

Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

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

Jordan Noble Drum Workshop

DATE
Sat, Jan 10, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 1:00pm

Jordan Noble was a young slave who played his drum for Andrew Jackson during the final battle of the War of 1812. In the drum workshop participants will learn the story of Jordan Noble and discover the history of drummer boys in battle. The program will conclude with an arts and crafts activity led by YaYa.

Who: The drum workshop is designed for children aged 8-12, but all ages are welcome. Required: One adult per every 3 children registered.

Cost: Tickets are FREE!

LOCATION

Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplande Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

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