Looking for a festival in New Orleans such as the Greek Festival this weekend? Want to see what's occuring in the always-active French Quarter? Jazz music? Great food?
Well, check out these events and notices by LaFete News, published by Frank Stansbury:
Saturday, May 21st
All volunteers must complete and return a Volunteer Agreement Form to participate.
Click here to print the Event Flyer.
French Quarter Business Association
Join SFAS at the TPC on May 21 for our 1st Annual "In The Ruff" Golf Tournament at the TPC Louisiana Golf Course.
As a PGA TOUR facility and home of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Louisiana's only PGA TOUR event, TPC Louisiana is committed to providing the highest standards of service excellence. We are certain that any participants in the tournament will enjoy a "PGA TOUR Experience."
We are currently looking for sponsors and golf enthusiasts for this exciting event. We will need 18 "hole" sponsors. Anyone interested in more information about sponsorships or participation in the event can contact us at 601-222-1927 or [email protected]
St. Francis Animal Sanctuary In The Ruff Charity Golf Tournament
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time: Registration starts at 10:00 a.m.
Shotgun start at 12:00 p.m.
Place: TPC Louisiana
11001 Lapalco Boulevard, Avondale, Louisiana
Entry Fee: $200. per golfer or $775. per 4-some
(Includes: green fees, cart, boxed lunch & awards reception)
Tournament entry form / payment must be received by May 1, 2011.
Format: 4-person scramble
Handicap: If you do not have a 4-some, you will be placed with an open team.
Team handicap will be 10% of the 4 players combined handicap.
Saturday, May 21st
Delfaeyo Marsalis' Sweet Thunder
Donald Harrison & the Congo Nation
Los PoBoy Citos
Guitar Lightnin' Lee
Pinettes Brass Band
Big Chief Alfred Doucette
Johnny Dilks Band
DJ Brice Nice
Cullen Landry and Midnight Streetcar
Jane Harvey Brown Trad Jazz Allstars
Sunday, May 22nd
Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
Karnival Kreyol feat Cedric Watson
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux's & Golden Eagles feat Billy Iuso
Washboard Chaz Blues Trio
Khris Royal and Dark Matter
Sasha Masakowski and Musical Playground
Lagniappe Brass Band
JD Hill & the Ja.m.mers
May 21, 2011
THIRD ANNUAL NOLA Veggie Fest
Saturday at 10:00am - May 22 at 4:00pm
Zeitgeist Multi Disciplinary Arts Center Inc
1618 Oretha C Haley Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
NOLA Veggie Fest
The third annual NOLA Veggie Fest will take place over 2 days this year, Saturday May 21 (10am-6pm) and Sunday May 22
$10 at the door, food samples, speakers, cooking demos, music, belly dancers, face painting, massage, food for purchase, books,
t shirts, educational info!
The Sugar Fest in Old Arabi
Saturday, May 21
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
By the Lebeau Mansion back by the river
Commemorating over 100 years of sugar refining in St. Bernard Parish,
the Old Arabi Neighborhood Association and St. Bernard Parish
Government Office of Tourism will host the 3rd annual Old Arabi Sugar
Fest on the grounds of the LeBeau Plantation, Saturday, May 21 from 11
a.m. until 6 p.m. The festival celebrates sugar and the importance of
this industry to our local economy. Again this year, Domino Sugar will
be the major corporate sponsor of the event and will display its sugar
products, vintage photographs and talks about the history of sugar
refining. The festival will feature a variety of great local food, a
dessert competition for cookies, pies and cakes, arts and crafts,
children's activities including sugar sack races, face painting and
Live music on the Domino Stage will feature:
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11:00 a.m. Jazzmanian Devils
12:00 noon CHS Jazz Band
1:30 p.m. We3
3:00 p.m. Pettybones
4:30 p.m. Irene Sage Band
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Super Open House to Showcase
Artists, musicians and cultural economy workers are especially invited to a "Super Open House" and N'Awlins'-style yard party in Old Algiers on May, 21 featuring live music by Desmian and the Soul Heirs Jazz Band, as well as food and fun for the whole family. The purpose of the event, set for 12 noon and 3 p.m. at the model home at 523 Diana Street, is to showcase the homeownership opportunities available through a partnership between the Algiers Redevelopment Foundation and the Salvation Army's EnviRenew program, which offers up to $75,000 in mortgage assistance to qualified buyers.
"This is probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for qualified pre-Katrina Gulf Coast residents," said project director Mack Calvin. "They can own a home -- often for less than rent -- in Riverview, one of the city's oldest settled areas, and be part of the rebuilding of this historic community."
The brand new homes feature a variety of energy-efficient products, including a solar hot water heater, as well as high-end amenities such as granite countertops, wood floors and 10-foot ceilings. In addition to the model home, there are two other pre-built homes on LeBoeuf Street, which may also be viewed. There will be 25 homes built in the neighborhood under this program, which ends in September.
Mack emphasized the selling points of Old Algiers, including the top-ranked Behrman Elementary School, the state-of-the-art L.B. Landry High School The Federal City complex is set to open in June, bringing many new jobs to the area. Also, the Crescent Charter School will be operating at Tubman Elementary School, a new International School is planned for the site of the former Holy Name of Mary campus, and many cultural developments will benefit the area. Part of the area is included in the Old Algiers Cultural District, a designation awarded by the State of Louisiana in 2009.
"We are looking for all kinds of people to take us up on this opportunity, including First Responders, teachers, construction workers, hospitality and healthcare workers, artists, musicians and anyone who wants to be part of this community where so much is happening," Calvin said.
For more information, visit algiersredevelopmentfoundation.org or call 504-368.2883
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8PM
Tickets: On Sale Now for $15-$95
8:00pm at : Mahalia Jackson Theater, 504-287-0351
Conductor and featured artists
• Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
• Vadim Gluzman, violin
• Barber: Symphony No. 1 in One Movement
• Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
• Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Following his popular appearance with the LPO last season, Vadim Gluzman returns again, this time performing the classic Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. This concerto, written in 1878, is a staple of the violin repertoire. Gluzman will be performing this magnificent piece on the 1690 ex-Leopold Auer Stradivarius
Palm Court Jazz Cafe
New Orleans, LA
Live Traditional Jazz
20 Clive Wilson 7 Palm Court Jazz Band
21 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band
22 Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters w/Mark Braud
Our authentic New Orleans' experience includes Live Jazz
as you enjoy the best traditional New Orleans cuisine.
The Palm Court is a must for every visit to New Orleans!
Restaurant Hours 7pm-11pm
Live Traditional Jazz 8pm-11pm
Saturday May 21
"Davenport Lounge" is the official name of Jeremy's Club
Every Thursday (5:30pm), Friday (9pm) + Saturday (9pm)
at Davenport Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.
Sat, 21 @ 9:00pm
Thurs, 26 @ 5:30pm
Fri, 27 @ 9:00pm
Sat, 28 @ 9:00pm
IRVIN MAYFIELD'S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
*Saturday, May 21
*8pm -- Shannon Powell
12 Midnight -- Brass Band Jam featuring Lagniappe Brass Band
*Sunday, May 22
*7pm - *Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle and Paul Longstreth*
Meet The Wines of Summer
Saturday, May 21 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm
This Saturday at Bacchanal Wine promises to be another all-day affair as we host another amazing garden party with a dozen great wines to taste brought to you by Nick Selby of Uncorked Fine Wines. Come Meet The Wines of Summer! These are the light crisp tasty wonders that will keep you going through the coming summer season and you can taste them all this Saturday starting at 3pm in the lovely Bacchanal courtyard. Chef Joaquin ...will have his kitchen running all day long and the music will be by those soul-jazz badboys The Red Organ Trio. See you there!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
BUSTOUT BURLESQUE - featuring Charlotte Treuse (of Portland, OR!)
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Two Shows 8 & 10:30pm
House of Blues (225 Decatur St.)
Open Limited Seating
Join emcee Dante the Magician, Perle Noire - the Black Pearl (2009 Queen of Burlesque), Athena, Foxy Flambeaux, Mina Mechante, Special Guest Charlotte Treuse, burlesque legend Wild Cherry, and the Bustout Burlesque Jazz Band for a night of naughty fun in the Ol' French Quarter.
Don't miss the tantalizing, tattooed teaser from Portland, CHARLOTTE TREUSE on Saturday, May 21st at House of Blues!
Saturday May 21, 2011
Wes Anderson's Bottle RocketThe headline is brought to you by California-based radio evangelist Harold Camping, who did the math and calculated the time left to "turn away from your sins and humbly beg, beseech, and implore God for forgiveness." He says the final day is May 21.
So, make plans now to go out with a bang and enjoy the movie Bottle Rocket at the NOLA Drive-In on top of the old Schweggman's on North Broad at Bienville.
Do you long for the days when you could just drive your vehicle up to a large screen to see a movie? Longing for the days when you went to the Drive-In for things other than the movie?
Wish for days gone by no more! This Saturday at 8 pm, enjoy a real drive-in movie on top of (yes, I said on top of) the old Schweggman's Grocery store at 300 North Broad (at Bienville). You drive up the ramp on to the roof!
Please bring $4 per person to help cover costs. There will be a food truck, beer, kettle corn and snow cones. The fun starts at 6 pm and the movie starts at 8 pm.
NOLA DRIVE-IN presents Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket
300 N. Broad at Bienville
Saturday, May 21 2011. Doors open at 6, movie at 8
$4 suggested donation.
May 21, 2011
Cancer Center and national advocacy group The Prostate Net will host an information-packed seminar about the latest advances in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 21, in room 212 of the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life on Tulane's uptown campus.
The free event, which is for patients, spouses, advocates and healthcare professionals, will feature Tulane prostate cancer experts Dr. Oliver Sartor, urologist Dr. Benjamin Lee and radiation oncologist Dr. Terry Kraus, among others.
"The seminar day will be divided into two tracks with presentations geared toward prostate cancer survivors and their family members being held concurrently with other talks aimed at healthcare providers," said Sartor, medical director of the Tulane Cancer Center and symposium organizer.
Sessions for patients and families members include: "Treatment of Advanced-Stage Disease," "What Do I Do When My Cancer Comes Back?" and "Controlling Therapeutic Side Effects/Pain Management." Sessions for healthcare providers will focus on the treatment strategies.
There will also be several plenary sessions open to all attendees. While the seminar is free and open to the public, registration is required. To register, call 1-888-477-6763 or download a registration form online at
Who's AFRAID of Virginia Woolf? -- Albee's masterpiece, from Silk Dress
Today at 7:00pm - May 29 at 7:30pm
The Shadowbox Theatre. 504.931.8297
2402 St Claude [at St Roch], New Orleans
Fresh off its triumphant production of Three Tall Women, Silk Dress Productions presents the second installment of "The Albee Project": WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, opening Friday, May 20th at The Shadowbox Theatre. "Albee Project" producer JENNIFER GROWDEN directs MICHAEL MARTIN as George, KATHRYN TALBOT as Martha, GISELLE CHATELAIN as Honey and MATT STORY as Nic
FREE OUTDOOR SHOW from Four Humous: "The Park Bench Plays
Today at 6:00pm - Monday at 7:30pm
The park on Clouet, btwn Royal & Dauphine. 504.948.4167
3 performances only, Sat-Mon May 21-23. Free or by donation.
THE PARK BENCH PLAYS...
"The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year," by John Guare; BLAKE BUCHERT & KELLIE GLEASON directed by LINDY BRUNS.
"Liquor & Bologna," by KATARZYNA BEDRIJ; featuring LEVY EASTERLY & WILLIAM BLAKE directed by STACIE LEJEUNE.
In the small park on Clouet, between Royal and Dauphine.
Saturday - Monday, May 21-23, 6pm.
Today at 11:00pm- 2:00am
The Allways Lounge
2240 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Dirty Dime Peepshow embraces the dark side of New Orleans burlesque. On the stage of the eclectic Allways Lounge, prepare to be entertained by a cast of characters ranging from kinky to clowny and everywhere in between. Join Bella Blue and her gaggle of lascivious beauties for a night that will be lingering in your bones long after it's over.
May 21st at The Allways Lounge
2240 St. Claude Ave
Door at 11pm, show at midnight
$10 at the door.
10,000 YELLOW RUBBER DUCKS TO RACE IN RUBBER DUCK DERBY ON SUNDAY
Ducks will race on Bayou St. John to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
2011 Rubber Duck Derby - Adopt a Duck to Support Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank will drop 10,000 rubber ducks into Bayou St. John for a race to the finish. Proceeds from the Rubber Duck Derby duck adoptions benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Sunday, May 22, 2011 (during the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival)
Ducks will be dropped at 3:45 pm
Bayou St. John (Orleans Avenue and North Jefferson Davis Parkway)
Adopt a lucky duck for the chance to win prizes. Each "adopted" duck is assigned a unique race number and entered into the Rubber Duck Derby. On race day, 10,000 little yellow swimmers will be dropped into Bayou St. John where they will race to the finish line.
Duck adoptions will also take place at the Rubber Duck Derby tent during the Bayou Boogaloo - Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22 (until 3:30 pm).
One in eight people in Louisiana is struggling with hunger and one in five children (age 18 and younger) is food insecure.
Annually, Second Harvest Food Bank serves approximately 262,800 people through 240 nonprofit and faith-based agencies across 23 south Louisiana parishes. In any given week, nearly 42,000 people access emergency food services through Second Harvest Food Bank member agencies.
Bicycle Second Line
The New Orleans Metro Bicycle Coalition's (MBC) now annual event, the Bicycle Second Line, gathers more than 500 riders for a 10-mile tour of the city. The event, now in its third year, is Sunday, May 22. Bikes take off at 10 a.m. from Jefferson Davis Parkway at Bienville Street and rides in a square from Mid-City through Uptown, the CBD, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny and back.
A New Orleans Police Department escort - and two bands - will lead the more than 500 riders wheelin' through the city.
Registration is free. Register online here or here. Registration also opens at 9 a.m. Sunday.
The MBC also is raising funds through the event: $25 gets you a T-shirt and beverage tickets, and $35 is good for a T-shirt, beverage tickets and MBC membership.
For those not riding, let this serve as a heads-up, and arrange driving plans accordingly
May 22 , 2011
Opry Fest will take place on May 22 in Abita Springs
The Abita Springs Opry will host its first ever "Opry Fest" at the Abita Trailhead along the St. Tammany Trace on Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. Various house bands along with several local groups will be featured, and admission is free. Fest-goers are encouraged to bring along a lawn chair or blanket. The festival will also offer a variety of food and drink for sale along with a market area for local artisans and craftsmen showcasing their work.
"The Opry Fest is just a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the heart of Abita Springs," said Bryan Gowland, the Opry's Chairman of the Board and event producer. "The fest will have a double purpose. It's another way for us to support the community and at the same time offer local musicians the opportunity to play their Louisiana roots music for all to hear and for them to make a little money."
The musical lineup begins at noon with the Grocery Clerks, who provide a mix of traditional music and vocals. They will be followed by the Petty Bones, one of the Opry's house bands who feature strong vocals and harmonies with a humorous twist. The Potluck String Band takes the stage at 2:30 p.m. with their acoustic root music and vocals along with great fiddle playing. From 3:45 to 4:45, the Abita Stumps will perform with their hard driving and entertaining variety of musical forms. The Steve Anderson Group closes out the day at 5 p.m. with their traditional country music style similar to that of the legendary Hank Williams. Kent Birkle, the Opry's assistant producer, is assisting with the fest production and will serve as the chief sound engineer.
Sunday, May 22
TREME / If God is willin/ after the rapture party
Sunday, May 22
9:00pm - 12:00am
you never know who is gonna show up, but lately seems as though a bevy
of actors from Treme have been on hand to watch, which makes it seem
like your actually in an episode of TREME. Last week Davis McAlary
(Steve Zahn) and Big Chief Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters) were
hanging with us.
May 25th , 2011
May 18th to June 15th, 2011
YLC Wednesday at the Square is located at Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD across from Gallier Hall, every Wednesday to June 15, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm, rain or shine.
The concert series is fr
ee to attendees.
MAY 25 - Tab Benoit + Navy Band New Orleans Full Steam Brass Band
JUN 1 - Eric Lindell + The Revivalists
JUN 8 - Galactic + Marc Stone
JUN 15 - Cyril Neville and Monk Boudreaux + Gravy
May 25th , 2011
ROCKIN' the RAILS
419 N. New Hampshire St.
& The Barbeque Swingers
Refreshments available on site -- sales will directly benefit the St. Tammany Art Association & local non-profit organizations.
SEE YOU AT THE COVINGTON TRAILHEAD...!
Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series
26 Seva Venet
2 Musica Da Camera
9 New Orleans Moonshiners And Cristina Perez
16 The Mystics
23 Pfister Sisters
30 Symphony Chorus Of New Orleans
Pavilion of the Two Sisters
New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens
Food and drink may be purchased
No outside food, drink or pets
Season and half-season passes are available
Tickets: $8 adults, $3 children ages 5-12
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first
free outdoor park concert at Lafreniere Park
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6 p.m.
New Orleans, LA -Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the gazebo on the center island in Jefferson Parish's Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Boulevard, Metairie, LA, and enjoy the glorious sounds of live music during the LPO's first free outdoor concert in this beautiful green oasis.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, the LPO, led by Conductor David Torns, will serenade listeners with a selection of well-known and well-loved orchestral works including John Williams' famous movie music from Star Wars and E.T., as well as a medley from Richard Rodgers' The Sound of Music. The evening will close with Tchaikovsky'srousing 1812 Overture, and while you won't see any actual cannons in the park, you will hear their sounds, thanks to modern technology, in this stirring conclusion to a wonderful, family-friendly musical evening.
The concert is free and open to the public and is made possible through the generosity of Sammy Steele III, Metairie Bank, and the Rotary Club of Metairie.
In the event of rain, the concert will take place on Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m.
WYES Private Beer Sampling
WYES Private Beer Sampling
June 3, 2011 7:00 pm
June 3, 2011 10:00 pm
Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots
1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA, United States
Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots
Black Gold Room, 2nd Floor
Derby Building (adjacent to the Grandstands)
Enjoy a relaxed evening of beer tasting with a limited number of guests during the WYES Private Beer Sampling. This event is in honor of the craft of American and European brewers. Featured are craft brewed beers, specially made cask and home brewed beers, as well as special one-off beers from local breweries. Guests will be able to talk one-on-one with brewers, home brewers, and other beer industry members, as well as talk amongst fellow beer connoisseurs. Tasting tickets are $50 which also includes lip-smacking food by Crescent Pie and Sausage. Tickets to Friday's event can only be purchased by calling (504) 486-5511.
To purchase tickets to Friday's tasting:
1. WYES offices, 111 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 250
Call and reserve tickets, pick up tickets
New Orleans Wine and Food Experience/May 25-29
• Greek Festival/May 28-30
• New Orleans Vieux to Do/June 11-13
• ESSENCE Music Festival/July 2-4
• San Fermin in Nueva Orleans/July 10
• Tales of the Cocktail/July 21-25
• COOLinary New Orleans/Aug. and Sept.
• Satchmo SummerFest/Aug. 5-8
• Whitney White Linen Night/Aug. 7
• Louisiana Tailgate & BBQ Festival/Aug. 13-15
• Dirty Linen Night/Aug. 14
• New Orleans Red Dress Run/Aug. 14
• Southern Decadence Festival/Sept. 3-6
• Project 30-90/ Sept. 11
• Gretna Heritage Festival/Oct. 1-3
• Art for Arts? Sake/Oct. 2
• New Orleans Film Festival/October
• Voodoo Music Experience/October
• Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival/Oct. 16-17
• Halloween New Orleans/Oct. 28-Nov. 1
• Louisiana Swamp Festival/Nov. 6-7
• Words and Music Literary Festival/Nov. 18-22
• New Orleans Po-boy Preservation Festival/Nov. 21
• Christmas New Orleans Style/December
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