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LPO to present free ‘Swing in the Oaks’ concert tonight in City Park

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting its annual “Swing in the Oaks” concert on Tuesday (April 26) at City Park. This free concert will be conducted by LPO Assistant Conductor Chelsea Gallo and will feature special guest pianist Dr. Quinn Peeper. Peeper is an obstetrician and gynecologist on loan from Touro Infirmary, which is sponsoring Read More…

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Tubby & Coo’s bookstore and nerd haven to reopen near Delgado

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Bookshop is reopening to the public on Saturday (April 30), in time for Independent Bookstore Day. The store that deems itself a community center for nerds, geeks and anyone who doesn’t feel supported elsewhere has been operating primarily online for two years due to the Covid-19 Read More…

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Dance performance in sculpture garden to bring stories of climate change to life

After exactly two years of postponement, Mélange Dance Co. will premiere its original full-length production RISE for Mother Earth in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art for three performances, beginning on Earth Day. The performances will be held in NOMA’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden amphitheater. In RISE for Mother Earth, the Read More…

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Poydras Home launches free conversations series with author of ‘Age Your Way’ on April 14 (sponsored)

Poydras Home is excited to introduce a new annual three-part speaker series beginning April 14. Poydras Home Conversations will host guest lecturers each spring, summer and fall, representing a wide range of topics. The first free event will be Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the 1857 Hall of Poydras Home,  5354 Magazine St. Read More…

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Together for Ukraine fundraiser with LPO quartet moved from Broadside due to storm threat

The evening of music to support Ukraine relief on Wednesday (March 30) has been moved from The Broadside to the Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., to avoid the threat of inclement weather. Scattered thunderstorms, with some potentially severe, are predicted for Wednesday. The benefit had been the first event scheduled at The Broadside after Read More…

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Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo announces its musical lineup

Ani DiFranco will join Sonny Landreth, supergroup Dragon Smoke, the Squirrel Nut Zippers and the Soul Rebels featuring Big Freedia at the 16th Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, which returns to the banks of Bayou St. John May 20, 21 and 22. The annual, three-day neighborhood festival features music on four stages and raises funds to support a Read More…

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Deutsches Haus to celebrate the Irish with two St. Patrick’s Day events

Deutsches Haus exists not only to serve good German beer to its neighbors but to celebrate and foster German culture in the Gulf South. Twice next week, however, the Haus will host celebrations of Irish culture. On Sunday (March 13), the Haus will be turned over to the Irish in recognition of the Irish-German families Read More…

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‘Tunes for Toys’ on Canal Street to benefit Trombone Shorty’s toy drive

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is bringing a holiday concert to Mid-City that gives the New Orleans community a chance to bring joy to children this Christmas season. The Trombone Shorty Foundation and Gia Maione Prima Foundation, in partnership with Warren Easton Charter High School, are presenting the “Tunes for Toys: Christmas on Canal” toy drive Read More…

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Supernova, a free holiday festival, to light up the Greenway Plaza

The Greenway Supernova, a luminary outdoor art exhibit, is returning to the Greenway Station & Plaza at Norman C. Francis Parkway. The light and art festival will feature not only 12 luminary art pieces but live music, food vendors and an art and crafts market. It runs 5 to 9 p.m. from Thursday (Dec. 9) Read More…