arts, books and music events fundraisers

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…

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City Park will soon turn on a million lights for Celebration in the Oaks. Expect some changes to the holiday tradition

The New Orleans holiday family tradition Celebration in the Oaks will turn the lights on beginning Thanksgiving night (Nov. 25), and they will continue to shine through Jan. 2, 2022. City Park’s largest fundraiser has enchanted park visitors since the 1980s and is now considered one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the Read More…

city government events

Code Enforcement officials to answer questions during Community Office Hours

The Neighborhood Engagement Office for District B will host the Department of Code Enforcement during Community Office Hours on Wednesday (Nov. 10). Code Enforcement officials will answer questions and address concerns virtually from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Community members must have an appointment to speak with a city officials. The 15-minute appointments can be scheduled Read More…

events festivals film and television

New Orleans Film Festival opens with an emphasis on ‘New Orleans’

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger The New Orleans Film Festival‘s gala red carpet opening took place Saturday night (Nov. 6) at the Orpheum Theatre with the screening of “C’Mon, C’mon.” The public has an opportunity to see the film today (Nov. 7) at The Broadside, 600 N. Broad St. at 7 p.m. The final third Read More…

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Oktoberfest returns to Bayou St. John for two more weekends

By Kristine Froeba, Mid-City Messenger Deutsches Haus, founded in 1848, the keeper of all that is German in New Orleans, is holding Oktoberfest once again. After missing a year due to Covid-19, the Oktoberfest celebration is back with the theme “Reborn on the Bayou.” The festival continues to honor the city’s Bavarian culture and ancestry Read More…

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Mid-City hair salon featured at New Orleans Film Festival

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger When Juliana Oluwatosin Kasumu, a Nigerian-British artist and filmmaker based in London, came to New Orleans in 2017, one of the first people she met was  Anastasia Ebel, the owner of BabyBangz hair salon in Mid-City. “I was quite homesick at the time, and we began talking about the meaning Read More…

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New Orleans Film Festival coming to The Broad and Broadside

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger The New Orleans Film Festival will be bringing dozens of films to Mid-City for showings at The Broad Theater and its open-air neighbor, The Broadside. The annual festival kicks off in-person screenings on Nov. 4, and runs through Nov. 14. Passes and tickets go on sale beginning today (Oct. 26).  Read More…

city government events

Sanitation Department officials to address questions Wednesday at District B’s Community Office Hours

Representatives from the city’s Sanitation Department will be joining the District B representative from the Neighborhood Engagement Office on Wednesday (Oct. 27) for Community Office Hours. The outreach event is being held Wednesday at a new location, the Central City Library at 2020 Jackson Ave. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the Read More…

arts, books and music events

Dawn DeDeaux: On the cusp of her NOMA retrospective, the artist talks about her work and her life in New Orleans

By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger New Orleans is a city of immersion, be it in the culture or as part of the constant battle against water. To fully understand the city and its citizens, experiencing this immersion is essential. Artist Dawn DeDeaux understands this. A native New Orleanian, she has been creating her one-of-a-kind multi-media Read More…