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

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First Fridays at the Tap Room

Fri, Dec 6, 2013
through Sat, Dec 27, 2014

This event occurs on the First Friday of every month starting at 3PM right after the free tour of the brewery.

Come on down to the NOLA Brewing Tap Room on the First Friday of every month and help your Land Trust for Louisiana protect the land you love! Check out the newest flavors available EXCLUSIVELY at the Tap Room:

Girl Stout Cookie, Hurricane Saison, and Vanilla Coffee Stout just to name a few...

The Tap Room donates 10% of all sales that day to Land Trust for Louisiana. WOW! Great locally-brewed beer AND karma points to kick-start your month?? Conservation has never been this tasty.

"Saving Louisiana...
For You, For Me, Forever."


Nola Brewing Tap Room
3001 Tchoupitoulas
New Orleans, LA


Abita Creek Flatwoods Reserve
Your donations help protect areas like the one pictured here.
Nola Brewing Tap Room
Sponsored in part by Nola Brewing

Sarsaparilla Popup Tuesdays @ Dante's Kitchen

Tue, Jul 1, 2014
through Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Every Tuesday from 7pm-1:30am

This will be a once weekly event, every Tuesday. It is a pop up bar @ Dante's Kitchen. Features... live music throughout the summer and hopefully beyond. We feature weekly changes to both our craft cocktails, as well as seasonal and locally sourced small plate offerings. All weekly cocktails and plates are affordably priced at 7 $ each, allowing for a brief and inspired treat or an all evening affair with a date or friends. We are open every Tuesday from 7 pm until 1:30 am. We are as casual as you would like, and as playful as you might hope. Join us!


Sarsaparilla @ Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118


Sarsaparilla features locally sourced and playful bar-fare.
Bacon and goat cheese mousse stuffed beets with jicama and rosemary candy
Sarsaparilla... craft cocktails and craft aluminum can o' suds!
Just one weekly inspiration and an old standby if you can't seem to decide...

Open House & Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise

Fri, Aug 15, 2014
through Mon, Sep 8, 2014

Open House is Saturday, August 23rd from 2-4pm at 1519 Jackson Ave.
Class registration is open every day online until September 8th.

Interested in taking classes at the Alliance, but never been here before, and not sure what to expect? Pas de soucis! Come to our Open House or "journee portes ouvertes" on Saturday August 23rd from 2-4pm. You'll get to try out language courses, meet our native French teachers and other students, and sign up for special open house day only discounts on Fall classes. Stick around afterwards for our potluck!

FREE and Open to the Public

We're also offering early bird discounts on our Fall classes!
Register with the promo code "cestparti" by August 18th to get $25 off + a free AFNO membership (or 1 year extension of current membership).

Register by September 1st for $15 off!


The Alliance Francaise de la Nouvelle-Orleans
1519 Jackson Ave. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130



2-Day Flamenco Workshops with Visiting Artists from Spain

Tue, Sep 2, 2014
through Wed, Sep 3, 2014

Tues, Sept. 2: 8:00 - 9:30pm Bulerias Workshop
Wed, Sept. 3: 8:00 - 9:30pm Bulerias Workshop

Wed, Sept. 3: 6:00 - 8:00pm Sevillanas Workshop

Direct from Spain, to you NOLA ! An opportunity to learn from an internationally recognized flamenco artist & enjoy authentic flamenco!

Bulerias Workshop: Learn to dance/play/sing/enjoy bulerias- one of the most festive & important forms of expression in the art form- by exploring compás (rhythms) & cante, key elements of flamenco.

Sevillanas Workshop: Dance Sevillanas - an iconic dance from Andalucia, the cradle of flamenco culture- integrating the authentic expression and feel of the art form. Using Sevillanas, learn the basic movements necessary in flamenco dance. Students will explore hand & arm coordination, compás (rhythms), weight shifting of the body, & other fundamental aspects of the dance.

Fee & Registration Info:
OR cash & checks accepted day of workshops

Questions: OR (404) 457-3775


New Orleans School of Ballet
717 Adams Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
2-Day Flamenco Workshops with Visiting Artists

Hard Rock Cafe Open Mic Night

Thu, Sep 4, 2014
through Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Every Thursday in September from 6pm-9pm

Open Mic Night at Hard Rock New Orleans!

Famous New Orleans musician, Ernie K Doe, once said "I'm not sure, but I'm almost positive, that all music came from New Orleans." We at Hard Rock New Orleans want YOU to prove Mr. K Doe right!

This summer, Thursday nights at Hard Rock New Orleans are open to local musicians of all varieties and ages. Whether you want to sing live, play an instrument, or just sing along to your favorite tune, the Hard Rock stage is open to you!

Continuing on Thursday, September 4 come on down to 125 Bourbon Street and celebrate with good music, food and people from 6-9 p.m. every week. Open Mic Night at Hard Rock will run through Thursday, September 25, 2014.


Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans
125 Bourbon
New Orleans , LA 70130


Live Music! Open Mic!

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at Le Petit Theatre

Fri, Sep 5, 2014
through Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Wed, Sept 10 at 8 p.m. and Sun, Sept 14 at 3 p.m.

In this regional premiere of Christopher Durang’s uproarious Tony Award-winning comedy, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home where they bicker and complain about their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, and the fun begins. Performances September 5 - 20 at the historic Le Petit Theatre, steps off Jackson Square.


Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
616 Saint Peter Street
New Orleans, LA 70116


We Live To Eat Restaurant Week

Mon, Sep 8, 2014
through Sun, Sep 14, 2014

The week-long We Live To Eat Restaurant Week celebration will begin on Monday, September 8th and conclude on Sunday, September 14.

Organized by the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Greater New Orleans Chapter, the wildly popular annual culinary promotion – We Live to Eat (WLTE) Restaurant Week – returns for its fourth year.

The weeklong celebration showcasing New Orleans’ ever-growing culinary scene is offering locals and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy exclusive discounted two-course lunch ($20 or less) and three-course dinner menus ($39 or less) from more than 50 of the city’s most acclaimed dining spots.

New this year, WLTE has partnered with Eat Fit NOLA – a program that highlights the better-for-you items right on the menu, making it effortless for anyone to eat nutritiously, anywhere in the city. Throughout Restaurant Week, conscientious diners can indulge in WLTE offerings without the guilt.


New Orleans, LA

Thin Walls - a new play by Michael Allen Zell

Fri, Sep 12, 2014
through Sun, Sep 28, 2014

September 12 through 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm

A dark comedy and original work by local author Michael Allen Zell.
Tango-playing Charlotte and her Hollywood-bound daughter Julie run an isolated pet cemetery with one simple rule - speaking aloud is forbidden - a rule shaken up by the arrival of new handyman Bram. Two slippery characters, sideshow performers M. Queneau and Miss Elastic, soon arrive, putting a formerly static place in motion. Thin Walls looks back to step forward.
Thin Walls is a work inspired by the golden age of silent film, and promises to be unlike anything else on stage this season. Dialogue is conveyed through intertitles projected above the action, with both ambient sound effects and piano music underscoring the play. However, the silence and intertitles are disrupted by lines spoken aloud, largely by the series of newcomers that arrive at the pet cemetery.
Directed by Angela Jo Strohm, starring Big Easy Award winners Jake Bartush, Richard Mayer, and Mary Pauley, with Hope Leigh and Samantha Mullen.


The Shadowbox
2400 St Claude Ave United States
New Orleans, LA 70117
Official poster for Thin Walls
A dark comedy set in a pet cemetery.


Fri, Oct 3, 2014
through Sun, Oct 12, 2014

Every evening 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees:Oct 5th,12th at 2 PM only
No Performance Mon, Oct 6th

Adults $30/Students $15

FRANKENSTEIN, adapted from Mary Shelly’s 1818 best-selling classic, is a Gothic thriller, passionate romance, and a cautionary tale all in one sensational package. The quest of a young scientist at the turn of the 19th century to discover the secret of generating life unleashes one of the most disturbing and powerful creatures in all of world literature. In this age of artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, this electrifying and moving story raises profound questions about what it means to be human.
FRANKENSTEIN will run for a total of eleven performances, including one Pay-What-You-Can preview and one $15 sneak preview. FRANKENSTEIN will be performed in the Shaver Theatre.

*FRANKENSTEIN recommended for mature audiences


Swine Palace Claude L. Shaver Theatre
105 M&DA Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

3rd Annual Million Milf March (Moms Investing In Laughter and Frivolity)

Fri, Oct 3, 2014
through Sat, Oct 4, 2014

Friday, 10/3 at 7PM and Saturday, 10/4 at 12PM

The 3rd Annual Million Milf March (Moms Investing in Laughter and Frivolity) kicks off on October 3rd at The Howlin' Wolf at 7pm. Our charity auction benefiting Lindy's Place will include complimentary beer and wine along with food from local restaurants. Weathered! will be the featured entertainment. Come eat, dance and drink for charity!

Saturday, 10/4, the Million Milf March will take to the streets and stroll to bars throughout the Warehouse district. The first stop is Earnst Cafe on S. Peters. Join us for drink specials, dancing, and Milf fun.

Hosted by Hot Mess Mom, Hot Mess Events & Entertainment, LLC.


Warehouse District, New Orleans
S. Peters St.
New Orleans


2014 West Jeff Family Fest

Fri, Oct 10, 2014
through Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Friday, October 10 5pm-10pm
Saturday, October 11 Noon-10pm

The 5th Annual West Jeff Family Fest is BIGGER & Better than ever with 2-days of fun!
We’ve added a fun-filled evening of events which kicks off Friday, October 10 at 5pm!
Amusements rides are now part of our repertoire! The Festival is FREE and open to all!

• Live music by Groovy 7, Nola Treblemakers, Aaron Foret, Junior & Sumtin’ Sneaky
• Car & Bike Show
• Amusement rides
• “I Pink I Can” 2-mile Fun run/walk
• Jambalaya Cook-Off

Admission is absolutely FREE. Proceeds from food, beverages, etc. will benefit our Cancer Center, which has the only radiation therapy available on the Westbank. We want to provide funds to our cancer patients who can’t afford treatments, transportation, nutrition and many other needs. WJ Hospital Foundation, along with its sponsors, is very proud to provide this event to the community.


Behind West Jefferson Medical Center
920 Avenue B
Marrero, LA 70072

Christmas in the District

Wed, Dec 3, 2014
through Wed, Dec 24, 2014

December 3 - December 24, 2014. Lights start at 5pm till 10pm nightly.

Celebrate the season in New Orleans' historic Warehouse District with dazzling lights along Convention Center Boulevard. Bring the family and dine, drive, and stroll while enjoying Santa, carolers, children’s activities, concerts, and more. Don’t miss the fun! For more details on events and entertainment please visit the website,


Convention Center Blvd
900 Convention Center Blvd. United States
New Orleans, LA 70130


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