New Orleans Events Calendar for June 19-25, 2014 _lowres

Photo by Ian McNulty -- Won ton soup from Pho Tau Bay in New Orleans.


  • NATIONAL MARTINI DAY SIP & SHOP: 5 p.m., B. Boutique, 3300 Magazine St. Complimentary martini tasting, discounts, door prizes and more.
  • REMEMBER STELLA! & SUPPORT STANLEY: 5 p.m., The Paint Factory, 201 S. Rocheblave St. Sample foods from Stella past, Stanley now and new creations never seen before.
  • FROM THE BOTTOM UP, MAKING THE PERFECT ROUX: 6 p.m., G Maison/Succulent, 2435 Esplanade Ave. In this class, students will master the techniques and best practices in the art of making light and dark roux and create three traditional dishes. $85. Call (646) 338-3962.
  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: 7:15 p.m., Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St. Akula Foundation leads the group in a sixth-floor classroom.


  • FESTIGALS: 5 p.m., Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St. FestiGals is celebrating its fourth year with a professional and personal development program, opportunities to network with women, and great activities to experience New Orleans like a local. The full FestiGals 2014 Ultimate Package is priced at $400. Individual tickets to many FestiGals events will again be available. Call (800) 452-9563.


  • LAKEVIEW GOLDEN COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: 11 a.m., Unitarian Church, 6690 Fleur de Lis Dr. The luncheon includes music, food and cake. Suggested donation $5. Call (504) 483-2918
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. Produce, seafood and more are available for purchase.
  • VINO ON THE BAYOU: 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St. A selection of featured seasonal wines from Pearl Wine Company, small bites from Parkway Bakery & Tavern and music by Lunch Truck Specials. Author Bonnie Warren will be signing copies of her book “New Orleans Historic Homes.” Proceeds from this event support the Louisiana Landmark Society. $5, members; $10, general public; includes two glasses of wine and refreshments. Additional wine may be purchased for $5 glass, $10 a bottle. Become a Landmarks member at a Vino and you will receive free admission. louisiana
  • FOOD TRUCK NIGHT WITH EMPANADA INTIFADA: 6 p.m., Faubourg Wines, 2805 St. Claude Ave. Every Friday from 6-9:30 p.m., Faubourg Wines teams up with Empanada Intifada. The truck offers a delectable menu of tasty treats and the shop provides the perfect wine pairings. Indoor and outdoor seating. Call (504) 342-2217.
  • G.O.D. INC. POP N SHOP FUNDRAISING EVENT: 7 p.m., Orleans Quisine, 5941 Bullard Ave. Shopping, networking, live entertainment and more.
  • ST. RITA HARAHAN CLASS OF 1986 REUNION: 7 p.m., Rock ’n’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave. $30 per person includes food, 21/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, draft beer, wine and soft drinks. Stay after the reunion to hear Amanda Shaw.
  • “JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY” SCREENING: 8 p.m., The Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Part concert documentary, part pop-cultural time capsule, the film chronicles the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. $3, FOC/LMF/NOFS; $6, general admission.


  • POWER WALK FOR SUCCESS: 8 a.m., New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Dr. The 5K walk promotes wellness and benefits Dress for Success. $25. Call (504) 488-2896
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets. The market features produce, flowers and food. (504) 861-5898.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon., Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. The market features vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. germancoastfarmers
  • LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Lafourche Central Market Pavilion, 4484 La. 1, Raceland. Shop fresh, shop local at the Lafourche Central Market with local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Open every Saturday. Free. Call (985) 438-1231.
  • ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., St. Bernard. The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities. Call (504) 355-4442.
  • SMALL-BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP BOOTCAMP: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Xavier University, University Center Auditorium, 1 Drexel Dr. Attendees learn about business plans, finances, taxes, marketing and social media. $150. Call (504) 201-2076.
  • ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING FOR TEENS: 9:30 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Hope Encalade leads a 10-week series that encourages teens in sixth through 12th grades to become entrepreneurs. Continues through Aug. 9. Call (504) 838-1190.
  • BIKE EASY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., St. Roch Park, 1800 St. Roch Ave. Safety workshop. Free.
  • NATIONAL SOLAR DAY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St. Solar demonstrations and education. Call (504) 899-9119. solar
  • HISTORIC HOME RESEARCH SEMINAR: 10 a.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Presented by architect Robert J. Cangelosi Jr., of the Tulane School of Architecture. $30. Preregistration required. Call (504) 523-3939.
  • BOOK CLUB: 10:30 a.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Book is “Live by Night.” Call (504) 899-7323.
  • GOOD EGGS SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION!: 5 p.m., Good Eggs NOLA, 1746 Tchoupitoulas St. Food and drinks, live music, contests and games, family activities. $5, advance; $10, door. Includes one food ticket and one drink ticket plus samples from farmers and food-makers.
  • BOOK SIGNING: 5:30 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Author and photographer Sally Asher will read from her new book, “Hope and New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names.”
  • SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY: 6 p.m., The Peristyle, City Park, 1 Palm Dr. Entertainment, children’s treats, fruit and an auction of painted rain barrels.
  • STREET SAFE SEMINAR: 7 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, 907 S. Peters St. Street Safe Seminar: Defend Yourself Against Common New Orleans Night Life Attacks $25. Call (504) 529-5844.
  • URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS GALA: 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave. Food, drinks, music, contests and games. Call (504) 561-1234.
  • BEER & BOOKS: 7 p.m., Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd. Authors Jerry Labadie and Argyle Wolf-Knapp will discuss their book “New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing,” and NOLA Brewing will offer samples of its beers.
  • BOURBON & BURLESQUE 2014: 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 900 Camp St. Celebrate the art of burlesque and the best of New Orleans with The Billion Dollar Baby Dolls, Fleur de Tease and the Storyville Starlettes. Bourbon House serves high-end bourbon; food by Chef Darin Nesbit will be available. Call (504) 528-3805.
  • GREAT GATSBY’S 1984-1994 NITE CLUB ROUND 2: 9 p.m., Barataria Live, 5032 Fourth St., Marrero. It is time to go back to the Great Gatsby’s with old-school fun. We will be playing all your favorites from 1984 (when Gatsby’s became the Great Gatsby’s) to 1994 (when they shut the doors). $10. Call (504) 382-1090.


  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St. 30 local vendors offer a range of items, from original artwork to indigenous plants to handmade organic/vegan soaps, lotions and shampoos. Proceeds help support the Humane Society programs around the state.
  • PHO FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., St. Agnes Le Thi Thanh Church, 6851 Eighth St., Marrero. Vietnamese foods, drinks, gifts and music. Call (504) 347-4725.
  • NEW ORLEANS PRIDE FESTIVAL: Washington Square, between Elysian Fields Avenue and Frenchmen Street. Features live music and a parade through the French Quarter on Saturday, as well as a block party on Bourbon Street on Sunday. pridenew Call (504) 418-1725.


  • YOGA AT THE CABILDO: 8:30 a.m. Saturday; 7:30 a.m Tuesday and Thursday, Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St. Yoga classes for all experience levels. Call (504) 568-6968.


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. The market offers local produce. Call (985) 892-1873.


  • ADULT/SWIM: noon-5 p.m., W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St. DJs, giveaways, and food and drink options at the W Hotel’s rooftop pool. $10; free, hotel guests. Ages 21 and older only. Call (504) 525-9444.
  • CRAWFISH FOR A CAUSE: 2 p.m., Bay Cafe, 5036 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. The all-you-can-eat crawfish boil includes other food options as well as a silent auction. Proceeds benefit land conservation efforts by Metairie Sanctuary on the Lake. $15. Call (504) 885-4091.




  • INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS EXPO: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Halls D-J. Major events include opening general session featuring keynote speaker Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Sunday at MCCNO, New Orleans Theater. IFTSA/Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run & Walk with proceeds to support undergraduate and graduate food science scholarships; 6:15 a.m. Monday, Audubon Park. Chef Gui Alinat CEC will demonstrate the latest in molecular cooking techniques and transform everyday foods into futuristic samples including a See-Through Taco and Spherical Mojitos at 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, MCCNO, Hall G.


  • PROCLAIMING CHRIST CHURCH PRESENTS LOVING THE SKIN I’M IN: 11 a.m., Jesse Owens Playground Gym, 11101 Newton St. A mentoring camp filled with fun and activities that will focus on teaching young ladies ages 8-16 how to better handle the issues they face on a daily basis.
  • SAINT JOHN’S EVE: 7 p.m., Magnolia Foot Bridge over Bayou St. John. Island of Salvation Botanica and La Source Ancienne Ounfo present the annual St. John’s Eve Headwashing.


  • BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Laurel St. Nigel Hamilton signs copies of his book “The Mantle of Command, FDR at War, 1941-1942.” Call (504) 899-7323.


  • BELIEVE SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Slidell High School Auditorium, One Tiger Dr., Slidell. Open to third- through 12th-graders. Workshops, classes, games and more concluding in a stage show for the community. $50. (951) 371-5239.


  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with admission. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288.
  • THE HISTORY OF THE MASS HAITIAN CREOLE MIGRATION AND ITS MODERN-DAY INFLUENCES: 5:30 p.m., East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd. Hannah Francis will present “The Atlantic Ripple Effect:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color How the Haitian Revolution Transformed New Orleans Culture.”
  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS BUILT TO AMAZE: 7 p.m., New Orleans Arena, Howard Ave.


  • OTIS HOUSE TOUR AND W.T. JAY SAWMILL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Continues through June 28. Attendees learn about the Jay sawmill community on the Tchefuncte River and the way of life in St. Tammany Parish from 1885-1930. Recently discovered photographs of the era are on display. Call (985) 792-4652.