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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 


Carrolton's Harrell Park Reopens with Super Bowl Turf


The smell of fresh cut AstroTurf filled the air today at Harrell Park’s opening, newly invigorated with a championship-caliber field straight from Super Bowl XLVII. The City, NORD, the Bensons, the NFL, Chevron, and a host of other private and nonprofit partnerships came together to restore Carrolton's recreation facility, where Mayor Mitch was proud to say he used to toss the pigskin (or try) as a kid.

 

“I played football on this field as a kid. I got thrown off,” Mayor Mitch qualified. “I wasn’t very fast.” 

 

Hopefully, the next batch of young football players will have more luck. The refurbishment, made possible through the NFL, is “the most spectaculuar of all the spectacular projects we have,” said Landrieu. Addressing skeptics who question the long term value of Bowl games for the City, Mayor Mitch suggested they look down.

 

“I’m just looking down at this championship turf,” said the Mayor.

 

As part of a Super Bowl environmental initiative, the NFL recycled the turf directly from the Dome after the Ravens put a cap on their dream season

 

The facility gets its name from Glenna Harrell, who was seated in the audience. Mrs. Harrell lost her husband in the Howard Johnson sniper tragedy during the 1970s, and Mayor Mitch took a second to honor the respected member of the community. 

 

NORD CEO Vic Richard, GNO Sports Foundation President Jay Cicero, Tom Benson, Rita Benson-Leblanc, and Chevron’s Corporate Responsibility Manager Sakari Morrison all spoke on behalf of the project.

 

Mayor Mitch thanked Chevron for giving “about a million bucks” to the project.

 

Creatively referencing Chevron’s slogan, “human energy,” Morrison gave a shout out to all of the coaches that devote their time to New Orleans’ kids, calling them heroes.

 

“Each coach spends four hours a day volunteering on average [during any given season], that’s 385 hours per year,” Morrison said. “In the 40 years of NORD, that’s 15 million hours. Now that’s human energy,” said Chevron’s rep.

 

Chevron also gave all the coaches present duffle bags full of gift items such as gas cards and gift cards to Academy Sports.

 

Unsurprisingly, the Bensons were a big part of the project, and Mayor Mitch credited them for pushing the NFL to leave the locals some lagniappe. When Tom Benson and his daughter Rita Benson-LeBlanc walked to the mic, the crowd cheered "Who Dat!"  

 

After noting the Dalai Lama's stop in New Orleans, His Holiness Mayor Mitch "ordained" Harrell Park a field of peace. 

 

Once all the grownups finished talking, the NORD band, cheerleaders, and young football players were anxious to run through Harrell Park’s banner. 

 

This article originally referred to Harrell Park's location as "Hollygrove." The facility is located in the Carrolton neighborhood, and the article was modified to reflect these changes on May 20, 2013 at 11:25am. 




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