1) Join us for the opening reception of the Guardians of the Groove Photo Exhibit at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Gallery (1205 N. Rampart) on Friday from 5-8p! Participating photographers include Kichea S. Burt, Michele Goldfarb, Olivia Greene, Keith Hill, Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Michael E. McAndrew, Eli Mergel, Black Mold, Leon Morris, Marc PoKempner, Bill Sasser, Charlie Steiner, Leona Strassberg Steiner, and Jamell Tate. The exhibit covers four areas: life at WWOZ (pledge drives, performances, people, and more); second lines, parades, and backstreet culture (including masking and parading traditions); live music in New Orleans; and Jazz Fest. The exhibit will be up through January 31, 2019.
2) Kermit Ruffins is hosting the Kickoff to Christmas at Washington Artillery Park on Friday, November 30 starting at 5:30p. There will also be a performance from the Roots of Music kids, plus the denouement-- the lighting of the Christmas tree! And on Saturday, pack up the kids and head to the Krewe of Jingle Parade. It starts at 1p.
Also on Saturday, St. Augustine Church will begin their seasonal free concert series with a performance from Philip Manuel starting at 4p. And on Monday. St. Louis Cathedral will begin its annual free concert series with a performance from the Magnolia Sisters starting at 6p. They will also host performances this week from Leroy Jones (Tues. 6p), Rachel Van Voorhees (Weds. 6p), and Lyle Henderson and Emanuel (Thurs. 6p).
3) Catch our live video stream of Courtney Bryan's appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, December 1 starting at 8p. Courtney's set is part of Improv Across The Arts, a Tricentennial Conference happening Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Better yet, make it there in person-- it's free!
4) Tune into our on-air party on Tuesday, December 4! WWOZ is 38 years old and we're celebrating on the airwaves all day long with show hosts, volunteers, and live music in the studio. And please show your love and support for our 38th Birthday Celebration all day on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and at wwoz.org/donate.
5) LUNA Fête is back with a whole new show against the backdrop of Gallier Hall for a 4-night run starting Thursday, December 6. Watch the beauty unfold from Lafayette Square starting at 6p.