• BOOK DISCUSSION: 7 p.m., New Orleans Hadassah and Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue, 3737 W. Esplanade Ave. Maggie Anton, bestselling author and scholar in Jewish women’s history will discuss “The History of Magic Throughout the World”.

Saturday, Feb. 14

  • THEOSOPHY AND SELF-TRANSFORMATION DISCUSSION GROUP: 2 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave. A discussion hosted by the Theosophical Society in New Orleans. Topics include Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Kabbalha, Egyptology, Theosophy, Jungian Psychology, Vedanta, Buddhism, Astrology, Shamanism.



  • KIRK FRANKLIN PRESENTS GOSPEL BRUNCH: 10 a.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.

Sunday, Feb. 8

  • TIKVAT YISRAEL – HOPE OF ISRAEL: Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive. A Messianic women’s group sponsored by CJF Ministries. There will be singing, dancing, learning, conversation and refreshments. There will also be Israeli folk dance workshop at 4:15 p.m. Child care is provided by request.



  • BENNIE L. WILLIAMS SPIRITUAL VOICES AT THE WHITNEY PLANTATION: 5:30 p.m., Whitney Plantation, 5099 La. 18, Wallace. Perfomance by the Denver-based group. There will be a light reception.