Members of the Canary Island folklore and dance troupe Maxorata perform during Los Isleños Fiesta in St. Bernard, La., Sunday, March 8, 2020. The festival celebrates the cultural heritage of the areas Canary Island immigrants with music, food, crafts and historic displays.
Flavors from around the world, in the form of food, music and fun, head to the Crescent City for a big March weekend. And, of course, there’s a parade…
Members of The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club doing a “practice” parade ahead of their annual parade St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the French Quarter on Friday, March 8, 2019. (Photo by Frankie Prijatel, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
In New Orleans, parades are serious, and some even require a bit of practice. Friday at noon, get in on the promenade prep for the IRISH CHANNEL PRACTICE MARCH starting at Jackson Square in the Vieux Carré. Put on by the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade Club, the participants meander through the French Quarter hitting several watering holes along the way, spreading cheer and green as they go. Get more on the merriment here.
Members of the Canary Island folklore and dance troupe Timbayba perform as St. Bernard Parish celebrates its unique heritage during Los Isleños Fiesta in St. Bernar Saturday, March 9, 2019. The festival featured local seafood, living history demonstrations and a variety of music.
FIESTA DE LOS ISLEÑOS is a celebration of the heritage of the Canary Islanders who came to south Louisiana in the 1700s. It’s a two-day affair that features food, music, dancing, a living history and folklife demonstration, craftwork and amusement rides. Admission is $5. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The Los Isleños Museum and Historic Village is located at 1357 Bayou Road in St. Bernard. Have a look at this unique festival here.
Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno — Old roses in Armstrong Park in New Orleans. Rose garden.
Stock up on plants, supplies, soil and straw to get going on that spring rehab of the gardens at the PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE Friday to Sunday at 9 a.m. to noon at the facility, 2 Celebration Drive, City Park. With prices starting at $3, there’s lots of varieties, including many native species perfect for this climate. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, Old Garden varieties of roses and trees are all up for sale. Get more information, including a list of those items offered, here.
Bringing together theater, music and the aromas and flavors of food, “AUTOPHAGIES (SELF-EATERS)” is a performance that reminds audiences of the colonial history that still thrives in kitchens around the world. Presented by Ashé Cultural Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the evening culminates in a mafé, a traditional West African stew prepared by chef Eva Doumbia during the performance. Suggested donations are $20 at Ashé Powerhouse Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Get a taste for the event here.
Wendell Brunious & Friends will open the Third Sunday Concert Series at Christ Episcopal Church.
The LOYOLA JAZZ ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL boasts some of the city’s top horn players as guest artists and clinicians Friday and Saturday when Wendell Brunious, Leroy Jones and Jamil Sharif lend their time and talents to young musicians. Two performances, at 4:30 p.m. each day in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., will be on tap. Get more information here.
Tucka, Louisiana’s ‘King of Swing,’ performs during the sixth annual Westbank Heritage Festival Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at the Alario Event Center’s Segnette Field in Westwego. The two-day, Labor Day weekend event featured a lineup of zydeco, jazz, blues, R&B, country, rap and gospel acts, food, clothing and beauty vendors and children’s activities. (Photo by Scott Threlkeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)
The BIG EASY BLUES FESTIVAL will resound throughout UNO’s Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., Friday at 8 p.m. The 15th annual musical moment includes a variety of acts, including King George, Tucka, Pokey Bear, J-Wonn, Roi Anthony, O.B. Buchana, Ronnie Bell and more. Check out more information and get “the Blues” here.
For the latest on homes and remodeling, plus a food fest, head to the Castine Center in Mandeville Saturday and Sunday for the ST. TAMMANY HOME & REMODELING SHOW, 63350 Pelican Drive at Pelican Park. The show features products and services for just about everything in the home. The Certified Louisiana Food Fest has a cornucopia of samples, plus tastings of locally grown and packaged products. The show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tickets start at $6. Home show facts and tickets are here.
Work by Kelli Scott Kelley at Spillman | Blackwell Fine Art.
The galleries and museums in the downtown Arts District New Orleans will be hosting a variety of artists and art types during FIRST SATURDAY GALLERY OPENINGS, the monthly unveiling of new exhibits Saturday, with most open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get a list of galleries and museums here.
Trey Songz performs at the 2015 Essence Fest at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Thursday, July 2, 2015. (Photo by Chris Granger, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)
It’s a comedy and music jam at the Smoothie King Center Saturday at 8 p.m. for “FALL BACK IN LOVE” featuring Rip Micheals, Trey Songz, Monica, Mario, August Alsina, Conceited, Daphnique Springs and more. Tickets start at $30 for the event at 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. Get ready to laugh and enjoy the music here.
The whole family will enjoy the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s FAMILY CONCERT: “PETER AND THE WOLF” performance at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roussel Hall on the Loyola University campus, 6301 St. Charles Ave. In addition to Prokofiev’s work, the hour-long concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” and James Johnson’s “The Charleston.” Kids are free, adults $15. Get more information and tickets here.
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