A celebration of Euro-American friendship will be held May 8-11 by the Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans and the World Trade Center of New Orleans.
The weekend of cultural, social and educational events will include cooking demos, outdoor films and a cultural panel.
Cooking demos at the French Market will include Croatian bean soup, grah i varivah, from Michael DeVidts, of the New Orleans School of Cooking, at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9; salmorejo and tortilla de patata served with Spanish-style bread from Casa de España at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10; and weiner schnitzel from Liz Gober, of Soulbred Kitchen, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11.
Javier Gutiérrez, of Vivaz, will perform during the Spanish cooking demonstration on Saturday.
The first film screening will be “Les Triplettes de Belleville” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, preceded by a performance of Spanish music by Flamenco Puro Sur, with Eliza Llewellyn and John Lawrence.
A live performance of European music will accompany the screening of the silent film “Metropolis” at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Admission is $3 for members and $5 for others.
Plans are incomplete for the cultural panel, which will feature a discussion of the cultural and social ties between Europe and the United States.