In a vote on Tuesday, February 21, the Choice Foundation Board of Directors opted to transfer oversight of two schools to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) ahead of the 2018 legal mandate. The OPSB’s oversight of Lafayette Academy in Uptown and Esperanza Charter in Mid-City will begin in the 2017-18 school year.
Mardi Gras is here again! This season is full of parades, revelry, and costumes, but Fat Tuesday is about more than just partying all day long. In fact, Mardi Gras marks the end of the Epiphany season and the beginning of the Lenten season.
We invite you to come celebrate Lent with Mid-City’s newest church, St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church: St. Peter’s is hosting an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 10, at 6pm at 1222 N. Dorgenois Street (at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in Gaudet Hall).
We understand that there are a few more entertainment options available for you than normal this weekend. With a little thing called Mardi Gras taking up most of the week, we are offering three news films (GET OUT, ELLE, and THE RED TURTLE) so that you have options that don’t involve the procurement of beads.
GET OUT might just be the most talked about film of the spring. Directed by Jordan Peele it is the tale of a boyfriend doing the most horrible thing he can imagine, meeting the girlfriend’s parents. Only thing is, it gets worse. We will be hosting a few sneak preview screenings on Thursday in case you just can’t wait to see what happens next.
This Week at The Broad, NERUDA becomes the newest addition to our film lineup. We think that calling it a simple bio-pic is a massive understatement. Telling the life story of the poet-politician Pablo Neruda, this film throws away any attempt at pure accuracy and instead goes for a more lyrical take on such a powerful figure. This is the kind of film we get very excited to show, so we hope you’ll share in this excitement by checking it out.
2017 marks the 80th anniversary of Tad Gormley Stadium. The iconic City Park stadium, designed in the shape of a horseshoe, was completed in the fall of 1937 during the Works Progress Administration. From the Beatles concert, to the 1992 Olympic Track and Field Trials, to the thousands of high school games, Tad Gormley Stadium has hosted a remarkable variety of entertainment for the people of New Orleans.
Meet your match for Valentine’s Day, Get Weird & Wild with burlesque, or Meet & Mingle this month at Three Palms.
Our February is full of events for many tastes and specials–all of them good! Join us as we cap it off & celebrate our first Mardi Gras on Tulane Ave!
Here’s a full list of our events:
Our neighbors ask us all the time to play a crazy variety of films and we strive to pack as many of their requests into our four screens as possible, all while picking more obscure films that we think audiences should have a chance to see on the big screen. After a few weeks on focusing on smaller titles, we are going Hollywood this week with two titles that are sure to play to two WILDLY different audiences.
The LEAD Community Training Program is a workshop series by The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) designed to empower its participants in the areas of Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development, for which the program is named. The seven-week program plans to teach participants skills in community organizing, advocacy, public policy, and land use and development.
The registration deadline for the 2017 LEAD program is Friday, Feb. 10.
For more information, see the full story from Gentilly Messenger.
Every week, we learn more and more from you about what you want to see here at The Broad. Take for instance PATERSON. Did we know that some people wanted to see it? Sure, that’s why we went after it. But we did not expect it to do the crazy numbers that it did, so we have no problem bringing it back for another week.
On the other hand, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO has been receiving such wide acclaim and demand from our viewers that we’re taking the film and moving it to the big house for selected screenings.
In the coming weeks, LCIA will host events targeted towards two of Louisiana’s key industries. The February 2 Contractor Networking Night and the February 10 Transportation Workshop are both part of LCIA’s Industry Insights program, which seeks to provide events, information, and connections to the industries of Louisiana. More information about both of these events is available below.