The New Orleans Ballet Association, in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, gears up for a huge evening of music and dance Saturday, celebrating their return home to a sold-out crowd at the newly refurbished Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts.
2009 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, one of New Orleans' most renowned benevolent societies and Carnival organizations. A yearlong exhibit opens tomorrow at the Louisiana State Museum in Jackson Square, exploring Zulu's origins, unique Carnival traditions and civic contributions.
Jack Hopke spoke with Robbie Catolina, the director of "Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" which will be screened tonight at Zeitgeist, 1619 Oretha Castle Haley, at 7 p.m., with a catered reception to follow.
Tickets sold will benefit the Make it Right Foundation.
Tuesday afternoon, the New Orleans Film Festival will be showing two films from Explore, an organization that films and photographs leaders and non-profits in order to identify potential Annenberg Grant recipients.
Orca Guardians and Spiritual India will be shown Tuesday, October 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Center. The New Orleans Film Festival schedule is available at neworleansfilmfest.com.