Things to do in NOLA Sep 11-Sep 17




Monday, September 11th

  • What: The Honey Girl of Auschwitz with Esther Bach 
  • Where: Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Dr
  • Time: 7:00-10:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: A remarkable woman and Holocaust Survivor, 96 year old Esther Bach, will share her moving story ‘The Honey Girl of Auschwitz’ in New Orleans for the very first time. Sent to Auschwitz on her 16th birthday, Esther lived through several camps, the death march, and liberation by US Soldiers, who dubbed her ‘the Honey Girl of Auschwitz’. After meeting Max, one of her US liberators, Esther was inspired to tell her unique story of survival and forgiveness.
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Tuesday, September 12th

  • What: Gin: A Cocktail Class
  • Where: NOLA Boards, 4228 Magazine 
  • Time: 6:30-8:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: $65 21+ Let’s revisit our old friend, Gin, and see where she’s going these days. Due to an outstanding number of requests, we will dive back into my first love of the spirit world and explore gin and its uses in cocktails. Maybe the classics and maybe some more modern applications. Either way, it will be delicious. Careful or you might learn something!
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Wednesday, September 13th

  • What: Friends Fest
  • Where: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, 7 Victory Ave
  • Time: 6:00-9:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: City Park Conservancy’s annual Member-appreciation party! Friends of City Park enjoy exclusive, FREE access to unlimited rides, refreshments, and much more! Proof of active membership required to register – number of guests determined by membership level.
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Thursday, September 14th

  • What: Hail to the Chief: New Orleans and the American Presidency 
  • Where: New Orleans Historic Collection, 410 Chartres 
  • Time: 5:00-7:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: $10 RSVP required. Join esteemed guest scholars Ted Widmer (moderator), Richard Campanella, and C. W. Goodyear as they discuss the historic and geographic connections of New Orleans to the American presidency. Presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian Instirution’s traveling exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, this program explores how New Orleans has influenced the presidential trajectories of many of the country’s commanders in chief, from America’s beginnings to the present day.
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Friday, September 15th

  • What: KID smART’s BEST FEST
  • Where: Zony Mash, 
  • Time: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Enjoy arts-integrated activities by KID smART staff as well as a drag story time with Laveau Contraire, a book reading by local author Loreal Ivory, and a live performance by the Treme Brass Band! This event is FREE and activities are best suited for kids age 5-10. Enjoy Zony Mash’s happy hour from 3-5!
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Saturday, September 16th

  • What: Blow Your Own Pumpkin/ Ornaments Glass Blowing Class
  • Where: Faubourg Beer, 3501 Jourdan
  • Time: 12:00-7:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: This guided, hands-on class will cover the basic principles of glassblowing while giving you an up-close and personal sensory experience with hot glass. Each session is 15 minutes long and comes with one FREE pint of beer! Glass takes approximately one hour to cool to room temperature. Enjoy your pint on the grounds of our 15 acre brew park while you wait for your glass to cool and be ready to take home. Event is family friendly and open to kids ages 4+.
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Sunday, September 17th

  • What: NOLA Art Fest
  • Where: Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N Rampart
  • Time: 11:00am
  • Info/Lagniappe: Join us for a weekend of art, culture and fun at the historic Louis Armstrong Park. Over 100 vendors will be present from across the nation.
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