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Photo exhibition to open on Lafitte Greenway

A photography installation opens Saturday (Nov. 14) on the Lafitte Greenway, the New Orleans Photo Alliance and PhotoNOLA have announced. The outdoor exhibit is the New Orleans iteration of nationwide public photography project, the Photoville Fence. The exhibit features 1,200 feet of photography starting at Jeff Davis Parkway (soon to be Norman Francis Parkway) and Read More…

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Take the scary-safe MCNO Halloween Porch Tour, if you dare

Halloween needs to be ghost-and-goblin scary, but not COVID-19 scary. So the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, in a riff on its popular Porch Tour, is offering the denizens of Mid-City a Halloween House Tour. The safe yet supernaturally N’awlins holiday experience began Friday and will continue all week, through Halloween. Participants follow a self-guided porch tour Read More…

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Open-Air Cinema will bring the stars out for the 2020 New Orleans Film Festival

 By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger Taking advantage of October’s cooler weather, the New Orleans Film Festival is screening movies at its Open-Air Cinema, held in Mid-City at the Broadside Theater and the Lafitte Greenway. Tickets go on sale at noon today (Oct. 20) to the general public for the Open-Air Cinema screenings, Nov. 6 Read More…

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The Broadside outdoor theater hosts vice presidential debate

Around 75 physically distanced patrons enjoyed Wednesday night’s debut event for The Broadside, The Broad Theater’s new outdoor space, watching the vice presidential debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence on the big screen. The crowd also enjoyed live music with Mike Doussan and Rurik Nunan, food from the Smoke Bowls popup Read More…

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The Broad Theater takes to the great outdoors

  The Broad Theater has found a possible antidote for some economic effects of the coronavirus: an outdoor annex. Its new Broadside —  located between The Broad and the Lafitte Greenway — opens tonight (Oct. 7) with a big-screen showing of the vice presidential debate. It will celebrate the opening with live music before the Read More…

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‘Evenings with Enrique’ series returns to City Park’s Botanical Garden

New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday in October to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique,” a free event series in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden beginning tonight (Oct. 7). Each week this month, NOBG will safely welcome visitors to “Evenings with Enrique” for a special experience, viewing the Read More…

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Mid-City Neighborhood Organization offering Porch Tour as a Halloween treat

The popular Mid-City Porch Crawl is getting a makeover this year to celebrate Halloween while observing coronavirus precautions, the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization announced. MCNO will feature Mid-City’s spookiest and kookiest porches and home exteriors in the Mid-City Halloween Porch Tour. The driving tour will give participants the chance to view the imaginative eeriness from their Read More…

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City Park plans a drive-through Celebration in the Oaks

The driving tour is back at Celebration in the Oaks, City Park officials announced, but the traditional event in the Botanical Gardens and Storyland will be suspended for the 34th fundraising event in light of COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. The decision to hold a drive-through Celebration in the Oak was made to offer a safe Read More…

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‘Eve’s Bayou’ Reunion: Live chat with Kasi Lemmons and Lynn Whitfield

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) is reuniting Eve’s Bayou (1997) director Kasi Lemmons and actor Lynn Whitfield for a special livestreamed conversation this Friday (Aug. 21) at 5:30 p.m. Ahead of the 31st Annual New Orleans Film Festival (Nov. 6-22), this reunion kicks off the “Why Film Matters” series in which NOFS highlights a landmark Read More…

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Public plaza planned for front of former brake-tag station on the Greenway

The Friends of Lafitte Greenway, the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission and other partners want to fast-track the transformation of the driveway to the old brake-tag station, where cars once lined up for annual vehicle inspections. To get ideas from the community, the Friends is hosting a virtual public meeting tonight (Aug. 11) from Read More…