By Claire Byun
Now that Mardi Gras celebrations have come and gone, the New Orleans Museum of Art invites you to experience the sights and sounds of Indian culture.
A local treasure is all set to perform at the annual Samedi Gras block party Saturday, a Mid-City family’s porch celebration during Endymion.
Dubbed “a house party New Orleans style,” the Samedi Gras tradition is hosted by Scott Colomb and Major League Baseball player Johnny Giavotella Jr. at 4214 Orleans Avenue on Feb. 25th beginning at noon and will feature music by Cowboy Mouth, as well as The Anteeks.
Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion for a free movie in Hardin Playground.
New Orleans Recreation Development Commission hosts weekly free movies in city parks through May, and next week’s offering is the 1970s classic ‘The Wiz.’ The 1978 musical is an adaptation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience, according to IMDB.
Celebrate the glory of shoulder pads, teased hair and neon pink bikinis of the 1980s with a free movie and trivia.
The Mid-City Library will feature the Jeff Goldblum/Geena Davis classic Earth Girls are Easy for their monthly movie night. Trivia starts at 5:30 and the movie kicks off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
In addition to the New Orleans Museum of Art’s new exhibit – A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s – the museum is also hosting a Carnival ball inspired by Latin America. The Mardi Gras Mambo Ball will boast local musicians and a Cuban-inspired band for a night of dancing, elegance and the samba.
Experience one of Italy’s most fabled destinations featuring a gloriously theatrical setting for festivals, balls, processions and Carnival revelry through New Orleans Museum of Art’s newest exhibition.
A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s immerses visitors in the spectacle of 18th-century Venice: the era of Casanova, Vivaldi, Tiepolo, and countless others who spread Venetian taste throughout the world, according to a NOMA release.
The exhibit opens Feb. 17 and runs through May 21 with a full schedule of lectures, films and festivals.
To see a full schedule of events and featured exhibition items, visit NOMA’s website.
The lineup for JazzFest 2017 includes Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Earth, Wind, & Fire, and more.
The NOLA Project will partner with Delgado Community College for the first time ever to present Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama A Few Good Men. The play opens on Thursday, January 26, and will be the first professional production to appear in the brand-new Tim Baker Theatre at Delgado Community College.
The Historic Carver Theater will ring in 2017 with an array of live music, free shows, and local cuisine—all under an $8 million renovated roof.
Representatives announced new programming for 2017 that includes free Saturday shows and weekday music, with food trucks to boot.
Know someone who is creative and has a flair for dressing up but needs some professional direction?!?! This is the perfect present not found anywhere else in New Orleans!!
Our adult class is taught by designer and artist Robin Spindt (www.robinds.com) who will teach students about the creative and business sides of the fashion industry. A similar, lighter version is available for the teens 14-18 year olds who like to sew and are ready to create some portfolio pieces for fashion school.