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Upcoming Community Events in the New Orleans Area

Below are upcoming single-day Community Events in and around New Orleans. For events with multiple dates please see our Ongoing Events page.

Non-Profit Organizations: WWOZ broadcasts PSAs on-air in our "Community Notebook" segment. If you would like us to consider including your event, please submit a brief description of your organization, the details of your event and proof of 501(c) 3 status to help@wwoz.org. We recommend submitting your request at least 3 weeks in advance.

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Sankofa Farmers Market

DATE
Sat, Jun 23, 2012
through Wed, Sep 10, 2014
DETAILS

Saturdays 10-2pm

The Sankofa Farmers Market was established to satisfy a need for healthy produce in New Orleans’ underserved and low income communities. It is the only open-air fresh market in the Ninth Ward area within a five-mile radius of the Treme, Seventh Ward, Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, Gentilly and Mid-City neighborhoods. Founded in 2010, the Farmers Market continues to grow with new vendors and products.

Fruits & Vegetables, Fresh Seafood, Baked Goods, Vegetable and Herb Plants, and MUCH MORE!

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We are open each and every Saturday from 10-2pm.

504-872-9214
Follow us on Twitter @SankofaFMnola
Find us on Facebook!
info@sankofanola.org

TOPICS
Health

LOCATION

ARISE Academy
3819 St.Claude Avenue Corner of St.Claude and Pauline
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Mayor and Mrs. Landrieu
Mayor and Mrs. Landrieu shopping for produce at one of our vendors, Today's Special!

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium seeking Bug Ambassador Volunteers

DATE
Fri, Mar 1, 2013
through Tue, Mar 1, 2016
DETAILS

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is seeking to fill open volunteer positions within our Bug Ambassador program. This is ongoing.

Bug Ambassadors serve as the link between the animals that we house at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and the thousands of guests that visit our facility each year. Bug Ambassadors interpret live animal exhibits, engage visitors in learning, and assist staff with live animal presentations.

Bug Ambassadors must be 16 years of age or older, complete the training course, and commit to one weekly shift for one year. A contribution of $30.00 helps cover costs of training materials and uniforms.

For more information visit our website at www.auduboninstitute.org/volunteers or by calling 504-587-2116.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Bug Ambassador educates guests on butterflies in our butterfly garden.
Bug Ambassador educates guests on butterflies in our butterfly garden.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Entrance
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Entrance

Get in Shape: Free African Music and Dance Classes

DATE
Sun, Jun 30, 2013
through Sun, May 25, 2014
DETAILS

Every Sunday
1-3pm

Free Classes in African Music and Dance
All levels welcomed. Bring a friend, learn something new and get in shape.

Tax deductible donations are accepted for our live musicians

For more info call :
Esailama, 1 916 705 8842
or email us: nfungotah@aol.com

LOCATION

Dillard University - Dent Hall
2601 Gentilly Blvd Dent Hall - New Gynasium
New Orleans, LA 70122

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Art Klub

DATE
Tue, Oct 1, 2013
through Wed, May 28, 2014
DETAILS

Art Klub will take place every Tuesday from 12:00PM - 10:00PM, unless noted otherwise.

Artists and Art Lovers Unite!

Meet and mix with other artists of all disciplines!
Now featuring Writers' Salon, Dance Jellies, Music Jams, Film Screenings, and Art Gym!
Artists of all genres are welcome!

Click below to get tickets or to sign up for your membership today or join the Art Klub at the door.
- Month long trial memberships for $5
- Annual Memberships available for $35

Memberships also include discounted tickets to artist inc. events (theater productions, art parties, silent disco, and more!) and FREE rehearsal space Mondays through Fridays from 12pm-4pm (first come, first serve).

LOCATION

Artist Inc. Studios
519 Elysian Fields
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Art Klub

DATE
Tue, Oct 8, 2013
through Tue, Jun 24, 2014
DETAILS

Art Klub will be open every Tuesday from 12:00PM - 10:00PM.

Artists and Art Lovers Unite!

Meet and mix with other artists of all disciplines!
Now featuring Writers' Salon, Dance Jellies, Music Jams, Film Screenings, and Art Gym!
Artists of all genres are welcome!

12:00pm-5:30pmpm Convenience bar, wi-fi and open rehearsal, reading, writing, painting, or general art space
5:30pm-10:00pm Writers' Salon, Dance Jellies, Music Jams, and Art Gym
7:00pm Film starts on the silent disco headsets!

Click below to get tickets or to sign up for your membership today or join the Art Klub at the door.
- Month long trial memberships for $5
- Annual Memberships available for $35

Memberships also include discounted tickets to artist inc. events (theater productions, art parties, silent disco, and more!) and FREE rehearsal space Mondays through Fridays from 12pm-4pm (first come, first serve).

LOCATION

Art Klub
519 Elysian Fields
New Orleans , LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

First Fridays at the Tap Room

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

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."

LOCATION

Nola Brewing Tap Room
3001 Tchoupitoulas
New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

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

New Orleans Toastmasters Club #234

DATE
Mon, Dec 9, 2013
through Mon, Dec 8, 2014
DETAILS

Every Monday, 6: 00 p.m., except holidays.

The New Orleans Toastmasters Club meet each week to assist its members with overcoming the fear of public speaking. If you are looking to improve or show-off your public speaking skills, this is a the group for you. At Toastmasters you will gain confidence and the skills needed to deliver a well organized speech to small or large audiences. All are welcome to visit and settle in with a group of warm, welcoming individuals. This is a move-at-your-pace program. Although we love children and pets, this is an adult only event.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

New Orleans Milton Latter Library
5120 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
New Orleans Toastmasters Club #234

Adopt A Homeless Disabled Vet

DATE
Tue, Feb 18, 2014
through Tue, Jan 31, 2017
DETAILS

Everyday. Mon-Sun 7pm- 10pm

Veterans housing Outreach provides safe drug free shared housing to veterans, homeless, seniors, disabled and PTSD (Post Tramatic Stress Disease).
The housing is located in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Charles Parishes. Veterans Housing is seeking sponsors for an Adopt A Disabled Homeless Veteran Program which includes a veteran's living expenses of $1000 per month (rent, deposit, lights, gas water, furnishing, bedding, personal items, washer and dryer, medical items and transportation and food, paper plates, cups, napkins etc.)

LOCATION

St. Charles Parish
116 Byrd Lane 600 Garden Road Marrero 70072
Hahnville , LA 70057

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Volunteers For Vets

DATE
Sat, Mar 1, 2014
through Wed, Apr 30, 2014
DETAILS

Every Sat 10am -5 pm,except holidays.

During the entire month of March, Veterans Housing Outreach is looking for volunteers to help paint and cut grass for our homeless veterans house!

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities in your area?

Come join the Veterans Housing Outreach team! We are currently looking for volunteers in the Orleans, Jefferson and St. Charles area to help paint and cut grass. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Carey, for more information! Lisacareyrealty@yahoo.com

TOPICS
Rebuilding

LOCATION

St. Charles Parish Location
116 Byrd
Hahnville 70057

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Free Swing Dance Classes At The Allways Lounge

DATE
Sun, Mar 2, 2014
through Sun, May 25, 2014
DETAILS

Every Sunday at 8pm

Every Sunday @ The Allways Lounge local dance instructors offer a free drop-in class.
No partner is required...just come out for a night of social dancing!

There will always be a live jazz band to dance to starting at 9pm each week.

*No cover for either the lesson or the band!

LOCATION

The Allways Lounge
2240 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Flamenco Mini-Series with Eliza

DATE
Thu, Apr 10, 2014
through Tue, Apr 29, 2014
DETAILS

Flamenco Basics: April 15, 22 & 29 from 6 - 7:15pm
Flamenco Beyond the Basics: April 10, 17 & 24 from 7:30 - 8:45pm

April Flamenco Mini-Series with Eliza

FLAMENCO BASICS
Tuesdays, April 15, 22 & 29
6 - 7:15pm
*ideal for beginners, including absolute

FLAMENCO BEYOND THE BASICS
Thursdays, April 10, 17 & 24
7:30 - 8:45pm
*ideal for advanced beginners & intermediate levels (at least one year of study)

Class descriptions & Registration: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=31135
Questions? Contact elizaflamenkita@gmail.com

LOCATION

Dance Quarter
1719 Toledano Street United States
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Flamenco Mini-Series with Eliza

Sync Up 2014

DATE
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
through Sat, May 3, 2014
DETAILS

April 25-26 and May 2-3, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Get registered for Sync up 2014

 

Watch the Sync Up conference live - streaming in real-time video and audio at WWOZ.org, starting at 10 a.m. CST every day of the conference.

The Sync Up Conference, held during Jazz Fest at NOMA in City Park, is New Orleans’ top forum for entertainment industry leaders, covering music, film and digital media from the perspective of independent artists. Sync Up is free but requires registration.

Sync Up 2013 boasts another stellar cast of entertainment industry leaders. It also includes a second annual showcase for the Louisiana independent film industry, Sync Up Cinema, produced in partnership with the New Orleans Video Access Center and the New Orleans Film Society.

Sync Up Cinema admission is also free but no advance registration is needed. The screenings and panel discussions take place the Monday-Wednesday between Jazz Fest weekends (April 29-May 1).

We're looking forward to a pair of “teaser” screenings: Bayou Maharajah, Lily Keber’s documentary about pianist James Booker (Tuesday, April 30) and A Taste of Heaven, Leo Sacks’ documentary about gospel singer Raymond Myles, and a conversation with Sacks and Davell Crawford (Wednesday, May 1).

LOCATION

New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins C. Diboll Circle City Park
New Orleans

EVENT WEBSITE

New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art, site of Sync Up

Arkham ASS-ylum: A Batman Burlesque Play Presented by Xena Zeit-Geist

DATE
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
through Sat, May 3, 2014
DETAILS

Friday April 25, 2014 at 11p
Saturday April 26, 2014 at 11p
Friday May 2, 2014 at 11p
Saturday May 3, 2014 at 11p

There's been a security breech at Arkham Asylum, and a strange gas is causing Gotham's favorite super villains to take off their clothes! The Riddler is determined to solve the mystery, but can he do it before the world's greatest detective? Join Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Joker, The Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, Dr. Strange, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Penguin, Riddler, Batman, and Robin for a titillating evening of crime-fighting and tassel-twirling!

LOCATION

The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave. United States
New Orleans, LA 70117

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Arkham ASS-ylum: A Batman Burlesque Play Presented by Xena Zeit-Geist
Arkham ASS-ylum: A Batman Burlesque Play Presented by Xena Zeit-Geist
Xena Zeit-Geist as Batman, Baron Reinhardt as Joker, Photo by Sergio Lobo-Navia
Xena Zeit-Geist as Batman, Baron Reinhardt as Joker, Photo by Sergio Lobo-Navia

Garden Club of America Flower Show at the Hilton Riverside

DATE
Thu, May 8, 2014
through Fri, May 9, 2014
DETAILS

Thursday, May 8, from 8am-6pm and Friday, May 9, from 8am-noon

Garden Clubs from across the southern United States will present beautiful floral displays at the “Rhythm of the Rivers” Flower Show, hosted by member clubs of the Garden Club of America, as part of the the 101st Annual Meeting. May 8th and 9th at the Hilton Riverside. Free and open to the public.

LOCATION

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Garden Club of America Flower Show

Workshop: Facilitation by Design (presented by AIGA)

DATE
Thu, May 8, 2014
through Fri, May 9, 2014
DETAILS

This two-day workshop runs from 9am to 5pm on Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9.

Learn how to lead design thinking sessions.

Increasingly, organizations need a more integrated approach to business challenges, and designers are often asked to guide diverse groups of organizational leaders, colleagues and community members to develop solutions for big, interconnected problems. The skills required to lead these groups effectively are rarely taught, but as designers’ roles continue to evolve, the ability to successfully facilitate a diverse group and create effective solutions is a critical skill set to master.

This two-day workshop is for professionals who want to gain confidence leading Interdisciplinary problem-solving sessions. Attendees will gain resources, strategies and valuable insights to help them guide people effectively through a collaborative design thinking process.

Read more at www.aiga.org/facilitation-by-design-new-orleans-2014 - AIGA members can take advantage of discounted workshop rates when registering by April 9th.

LOCATION

Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Death of a Salesman

DATE
Fri, May 9, 2014
through Sat, May 24, 2014
DETAILS

12 performances from May 9 - 24
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat at 8pm and Sun at 3pm

Arthur Miller’s masterpiece is a thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that is considered one of the greatest American plays ever written. “Absolutely riveting!” – Variety. Performed from May 9 – 24 at the historic Le Petit Theatre, steps off Jackson Square. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 3 pm.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Every Saint Has a Past, Every Sinner Has a Future: A GLBT Late-Night Variety Show, presented by Xena Zeit-Geist

DATE
Fri, May 16, 2014
through Sun, May 18, 2014
DETAILS

Friday May 16 at 10p
Saturday May 17 at 10p
Sunday May 18 at 10p

A variety show of the queerest sort, produced by Xena Zeit-Geist in conjunction with The Saints & Sinners GLBT Literary Festival ! Burlesque, boylesque, drag, music, fire-eating, dance, prizes, and more!
Tickets: $15, $10 for students. Available online or at the door
**Seating is limited! Please arrive early!**
Drinks will be available for purchase.

LOCATION

The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Saints and Sinners GLBT Variety Show Every Saint Has a Past Xena Zeit-Geist
Saints and Sinners GLBT Variety Show Every Saint Has a Past Xena Zeit-Geist

FOC Adult History Class: Neighborhoods of New Orleans

DATE
Wed, May 28, 2014
through Wed, Jun 25, 2014
DETAILS

May 25, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25

Friends of the Cabildo and the Louisiana State Museum have joined its strong educational backgrounds to create the first FOC Adult History Class beginning May 28th. Focused on the diverse and unique Neighborhoods of New Orleans, the five-week class will dissect the often debated and completely New Orleans distinct areas of the City. Beginning with the French Quarter and Faubourg St. Mary, each session will look at some of the different neighborhoods from the Garden District to Faubourg St. John to suburbanization of the 1950s. Facilitators of the class include Historia President Dr. Charles Chamberlain, Louisiana State Museum historians Joyce Miller and Dr. Karen Leatham and Historic New Orleans Collection curator John Magill. Classes begin each consecutive Wednesday night at the Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Avenue) at 5:30 p.m., with lectures from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The cost for the class is $200, $175 for FOC/LMF Members.

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

It's Always Sunny in Burlesque: The Nightman Cometh, presented by Xena Zeit-Geist

DATE
Fri, May 30, 2014
through Sat, Jun 7, 2014
DETAILS

Friday, May 30 at 11p
Saturday, May 31 at 11p
Friday, June 6 at 11p
Friday, June 7 at 11p

From the minds that brought you Arkham ASS-ylum comes an even sexier take on your favorite episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Join Charlie, Dee, Dennis, Mac, Frank, and Artemis in a live version of Charlie's "The Nightman Cometh" musical, now with more big-breasted ladies, twerking, stripteases, karate, friendship, and musical stuff!
Doors open at 10:30p. Show starts at 11:00p.
Tickets $10 online or at the door. Limited seating available.
Drinks will be available for purchase.
Directed & Adapted for Burlesque by: Xena Zeit-Geist

LOCATION

The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave. United States
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

It's Always Sunny in Burlesque The Nightman Cometh by Xena Zeit-Geist
It's Always Sunny in Burlesque The Nightman Cometh by Xena Zeit-Geist

Avatar Movement NOLA Presents: "A Night at the Movies"

DATE
Fri, Jun 27, 2014
through Sun, Jun 29, 2014
DETAILS

Performances June 27, June 28 and June 29 at 8pm.

Avatar Movement Dance Company is thrilled to announce our annual Spring Choreographer Showcase!

Company members have poured their hearts, emotions, and stories into one magical production.

"A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES"

WHERE:
Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand Street
New Orleans, LA

WHEN:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
June 27th - 29th, 2014 at 8pm

**Doors open 30 min in advance**

HOW:
Tickets sold at the door $30
Students and Seniors $20
Kids under 12 $10

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

Indie Premiere of DYING CITY at The Shadowbox Theatre

DATE
Wed, Jul 9, 2014
through Sat, Aug 2, 2014
DETAILS

Thursdays $15, Fridays, and Saturdays $20 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are not yet available for this production, but while you wait, check out our sponsorship campaign! Share it with fellow NOLA Theatre Lovers & Makers with the hashtag #fundDCnola:

http://gofundme.com/fundDCnola

For more performance details and updates, please visit: http://bit.ly/DCnola
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THE PLAY

A young therapist, Kelly, whose husband Craig was killed while on military duty in Iraq, is confronted a year later by his identical twin Peter, who suspects that Craig’s death was not accidental. Set in a spare downtown-Manhattan apartment after dark, scenes shift from the confrontation between Peter and Kelly, to Kelly’s complicated farewell with her husband Craig. Shinn’s creepy, sophisticated drama—infused with references to 9/11 and the war in Iraq—explores how contemporary politics and recent history have transformed the lives of these three characters. (Source: Amazon.com)

LOCATION

The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave corner of St. Roch
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Dying City at Shadowbox Theatre Campaign Poster
Become a DYING CITY Sponsor NOW!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Le Petit Theatre

DATE
Fri, Jul 11, 2014
through Sat, Jul 26, 2014
DETAILS

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm and Sun at 3pm

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Bible-story-set-to-music is fun for the entire family. Based on the tale of Jacob’s son Joseph, Dreamcoat was nominated for 8 Tony Awards in its original Broadway run. Performances July 11 – 26 at the historic Le Petit Theatre, steps off Jackson Square. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 3 pm.
"A grand slam!" - NY Times

LOCATION

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

EVENT WEBSITE

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