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Feb 232017
 

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). Continue reading »

Feb 232017
 

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. Continue reading »

Feb 202017
 

(Via NORDC)

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. Continue reading »

Feb 142017
 

City Park (Tad Gormley) Stadium, circa 1938

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. Continue reading »

Feb 132017
 

Guest Chefs Candis Koerner (left) and Susan Spicer (right) help Tiffany Hill (center) as they prepare the second course of the meal. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

Liberty’s Kitchen held their inaugural Guest Chef Night last Thursday (February 9) as a way to celebrate graduates from their Youth Development Program. Guest Chefs Susan Spicer (of Bayona, Rosedale) and Candis Koerner (of Mondo) prepared a three-course meal for guests with the help of students and graduates from the program.

“First of all, Liberty’s Kitchen starts with a hug, because that’s what all of us need the most, and that’s certainly what our young people need the most.” David Emond, Executive Director of Liberty’s Kitchen, spoke highly of the Youth Development Program and its mission. Continue reading »

Feb 102017
 

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: Continue reading »

Feb 092017
 

Gabriel Bella, The Women’s Regatta on the Grand Canal, 18th-century, Oil on canvas, Venice, Querini Stampalia Foundation (via NOMA).

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. Continue reading »

Feb 072017
 

The Orleans Avenue neutral ground is adorned with spaces marked for “Brad” and others. (Photo by Kevin Allman at Gambit, reprinted with permission)

Along the Endymion parade route, “[t]he claiming of the turf began last week — a new early record — but went into high gear this weekend, when spray paint was used to delineate vast swaths of neutral ground grass on Orleans Avenue,” reports Kevin Allman of our reporting partners at Gambit in a slideshow depicting the marked territory.

Endymion rolls at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

Feb 012017
 

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. Continue reading »