Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW': Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents the irreverent comedy show in which none of the acts for a church's annual holiday show arrive, so three church members must perform the entire variety show and Christmas pa…

Pets and their people turned out Nov. 20 for a fest in Metairie's Lafreniere Park that included live music, food, costume contests and activities for children and dogs. The ninth annual Pet Fest was themed "Game of Bones." More than 40 shelter an…

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

THE FRANCIS EFFECT: The Rev. Doug Doussan will lead a day of reflection for men and women, "The Francis Effect: How Pope Francis has Quickly Changed the Face of Catholicism," beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Archdiocese of New Orlean…

VETERANS MEDICAL CENTER: The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is will hold an open house at the new veterans medical center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday focusing on the medicine, cardiology, GI, neurology, pulmonary and infusion …

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Young people and senior citizens participating in the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance will present "The Nutcracker Suite" at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday in Dixon Hall at Tulane University. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults and can be purcha…

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The River Region Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the auditorium at Destrehan High School, 1 Wildcat Lane. Tickets are $20 in advance at brownpapertickets.com or…

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ST. ANDREW'S OPEN HOUSE: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a member of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, will hold an open house for prospective parents interested in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten or Grades 1-8 at 8 a.m. on Thurs…

For 45 years, seven women who call themselves "The Group" have been meeting monthly to share a meal, play pokeno and enjoy one anothers' company. They celebrated the landmark anniversary recently at Ralph's On The Park.

In a celebration reminiscent of the Holi festival of colors in India and Nepal, the Student Council at Academy of Our Lady in Marrero held a Color Run on Nov. 5. More than 175 people participated in the 5K race, during which runners were covered …

Dr. Adam Riker, chief of the section of surgical oncology at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, was the guest speaker at the November meeting of Cancer Crusaders. He outlined the causes of cancer and why we get it, the risks for developin…

Thursday, November 24, 2016

FORESTival, an annual celebration of art and nature, was held Nov. 12 at A Studio in the Woods. The lower coast Algiers site is a nonprofit artists' retreat and environmental learning center that's a program of Tulane University. It was also an in…

Mother Nature hasn't been altogether kind to the still-shuttered Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, so more than 200 volunteers turned out recently to help undo some of the damage she wrought.

Spirit of '76 Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, recently donated money to the New Orleans Veterans Affairs hospital for American flags to drape veterans who die at the Veterans Affairs hospice unit. The flags a…

The senior class at the Academy of the Sacred Heart hosted a mock presidential election to educate students on the U.S. government and the election process. The seniors played the roles of candidates, secret service agents, journalists and electio…

THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Mount Sinai Baptist Church will hold its Thanksgiving service at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. The Rev. Dudley Watson is pastor of the church, which is at 1249 LeBoeuf St. in Algiers.

ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will hold an open house for parents interested in prekindergarten, kindergarten, or grades one through eight on Thursday, Dec. 1, beginning with morning assembly at 8 a.m. in St. Andrew'…

FILM INDUSTRY TRAINING: Jamie Landry-Zimmer will coordinate free, professional film industry workforce development beginning in December at Nunez Community College. Nov. 30 is the deadline to apply for the program, which is open to all Louisiana r…

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016

UNO JAZZ STUDIES: Jack Vogt, a composer and drummer in the jazz studies program at the University of New Orleans, has been named the 2016-17 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Louis Armstrong Scholar at the University of…

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

During November, New Orleans City Park is offering several chances for an early peek at the 30th annual Celebration in the Oaks, including a preview party from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at the park’s Botanical Garden.