Nola TimeBank + Freret Neighborhood Center Launch Uptown Tool Library with Happy Hour Fundraiser on September 8
The Freret Neighborhood Center and NOLA TimeBank are partnering to create the New Orleans Uptown Tool Lending Library with an eye towards equipping New Orleanians with the supplies they need to fix their homes, yards, and more. Through a partnership with ioby.org and The Center for the New American Dream, they are coordinating a fundraising campaign in which donations to the New Orleans Tool Lending Library will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $4,000. Similar to online crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter, Uptown Tools will need to raise a designated number of dollars by the online campaign deadline in order to receive he matching dollars from ioby/New American Dream. To celebrate the birth of the library, they will host a celebration at Gasa Gasa on Monday, September 8 5pm to 8pm with music by New Orleans’ own DJ Rq Away and DJ Otto Orellana.
The New Orleans Uptown Tool Lending Library was formed in response to the need for citizens to be able to fix up their homes and neighborhoods affordably. The project gained momentum through a donation of tools from the company Ingram Micro last spring. Eva Sohl, Director of the Freret Neighborhood Center states that the tool lending library will benefit the community. “We want to support community stewardship by building a space where the tools are available and neighbors can connect, build new skills and improve the neighborhood.”Read More
Meshell Ndegeocello will be performing at the Contemporary Arts Center on October 10th as a part of her tour supporting the new album, “Comet, Come To Me” (released on June 3rd). Her 11th release, “Comet, Come To Me” is possibly a culmination of all of Meshell’s previous work: lush, vocal, seeking, wise, collaborative, and driven by the signature bounce and precise pocket of Ndegeocello on bass.Read More
With regional fashion weeks popping up all over the country,the Southern Coalition of Fashion and Design (SCFD) is launching a newly branded event, “Southern Design Week.” Spring/Summer 2015 collections will distinctly focus on both established and emerging designers based across the Southern region NOVEMBER 03 – 09, 2014.
Founder Andi Eaton spearheads SCFD as the New Orleans realm of fashion week expands across the Southern states with a new name and a fresh brand. With high priority on both the individual as a designer and the process of creation, Southern Design Week presents a contrast to the standard
fashion weeks of recent years which emphasize retail as a key component. The end goal is to support southern makers and the design community in growing sustainable roots.
In conjunction with the current exhibition “From Cameo to Close-up: Louisiana in Film,” THNOC is presenting a free seven-part film series one Saturday each month through November. The fifth film, “Blaze” (1989), starring Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich and Jerry Hardin, will be shown Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m.
Based on the 1974 memoir “Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry,” this fictionalized film chronicles the romance between a young burlesque dancer and eccentric Louisiana governor Earl K. Long. Lolita Davidovich stars in the title role, while Newman portrays the aging politician. The film, which was nominated for an Academy Award in cinematography, was shot in multiple cities around Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Long’s birthplace of Winnfield.Read More
On Friday, September 12, New Orleans’ newest burlesque show makes its debut at Cafe Istanbul (2372 St. Claude Ave.) at 8 p.m. “The Roux” is not just any burlesque show modeled after the city’s Storyville lore though. This “Spicy Brown Burlesque Show” is presently New Orleans’ only burlesque show featuring a cast comprised entirely of African-American artists. While we cannot be sure exactly when the last all African-American burlesque series existed in the Crescent City, as many of these shows were held as underground vaudeville style variety shows, “The Roux” is today’s only all African-American burlesque series based in New Orleans.Read More
All new spectacular, Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! will rock the Saenger Theatre on December 2nd, with shows at 3 and 6pm.
The state-of-the-art live show production features music, singing, dancing and animation. Fan favorite Leslie Hall will join the cast on stage along with hip-hop legend Biz Markie who will teach kids how to beat box with “Biz’s Beat of the Day.” Special guests are invited to join the party on stage in each city for the “Dancey Dance” and “Super Music Friends Show” segments. All new performances of show favorites including the veggie friendly “Party in My Tummy.”
Champions on the stage and in the community, the Gabba gang will participate in various service projects in the cities they visit during their 55-day journey with REVERB, the non-profit environmental organization dedicated to educating and engaging musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future. $1 from every ticket sold goes to support environmental efforts and education.
Yo Gabba Gabba! is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show that revolves around the adventures of DJ Lance Rock and five colorful characters who come to life when they hear the magic words, “Yo Gabba Gabba!” The series launched in 2007 and its unconventional formula has since created a quadruple-stacked fan base, making it a popular entertainment property among preschoolers, their parents, indie-music lovers and celebrities alike.
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On Saturday, Sept. 27, The Historic New Orleans Collection will be among 16 Louisiana museums participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! 2014, offering free admission to anyone who downloads an online ticket.
An annual celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Museum Day Live! reflects the spirit of the Smithsonian and emulates the free-admission policy of its Washington, D.C.–based facilities. Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors to Museum Day ticket holders free of charge for a day, encouraging support of these important educational centers.
As a Museum Day Live! 2014 participant, THNOC will offer ticket holders free guided tours of the Williams Residence Tour or the Architecture and Courtyards Tour. The offer is good for only one tour, both of which are offered at 533 Royal St. at 10 and 11 a.m., and 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
- The Williams Residence showcases the elegant French Quarter home of THNOC’s founders, General L. Kemper and Leila Williams, who purchased the 1889 two-story townhome in the late 1930s and furnished it with items from their world travels.
- The Architecture and Courtyards Tour uses the seven historical structures that make up The Collection’s Royal Street complex to illustrate the numerous architectural styles seen throughout the Vieux Carré, including a Creole Cottage, an American side-hall townhome and a Creole-Italianate townhome and three private courtyards.
How to Get A Museum Day Ticket
Fill out the simple online form to download your official Museum Day Live! 2014 ticket at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. One ticket provides museum access for two people to one participating institution. Only one admission card is permitted per household. Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry, and attendees must present the ticket upon arrival to gain free entry.
- The Historic New Orleans Collection
- Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
- Contemporary Arts Center
- Gallier Historic House
- Hermann-Grima Historic House Museum
- Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans
- Longue Vue House and Gardens
- National WWII Museum
- New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
- New Orleans Museum of Art
- Ogden Museum of Southern Art
- Alexandria Museum of Art
- Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
- Melrose Plantation
- West Baton Rouge Museum
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REGISTRATION for STEM Saturday with Dr. Mackie sponsored by EXXONMOBIL on Saturday, September 13th is now open!
Students learn about nature and materials not just by observing them but, more importantly, by using material created or found in nature. In groups and individually students will experience the design process as they manipulate and test materials, build flood protection structures (levees), and select and use different materials (clay, sand, straw, etc) suitable to the challenge at hand. Students will find that the strength and stability of water protection structures in their community are linked to the properties of the materials used and to the particular way the materials are configured, applied and joined. Students will learn about flooding and levees, and specific methods engineers use to prevent this natural hazard from becoming a natural disaster like during Hurricane Katrina.
Note: Although you may have registered for an event in the past, parents must Pre-register their child(ren) online for EACH Saturday event and complete the full Consent/Registration packet only once (Completed Consent/Registration will be placed on file at STEM NOLA office). The full registration packet must be downloaded/printed out and returned to the STEM NOLA office via mail (1631 Elysian Fields Suite #1, New Orleans, 70117), via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax(504-391-0760), or brought to the Camp Site on the day of participation. Registration will be on a First come/First serve basis, and will officially open on June 28, 2014. Participation will be limited to the first 125 (One hundred) registrants.
Thank you for helping STEM NOLA reach the goal of exposing, inspiring and engaging the youth of our communities to see and experience the unlimited possibilities in STEM. Again, theSeptember 13th event will be held at the newly built Cutoff Center located at 6600 Belgrade St. in lower Algiers on the Westbank of New Orleans from 9 am to 12:30 noon. Bring your kid(s) and watch them learn about their environment and how levees Save Our City and protect us from natural hazards!
For more info or to register visit: http://www.STEMNOLA.com