January 2021 – On The Go

FRI 15 

Bucktown Friday Hybrid Market 

Bucktown Harbor, 325 Hammond Highway, Metairie. Featuring farm fresh foods, baked goods, ready to eat goodies, and more, the Friday market is now open for walk-up sales. Or items can be pre-ordered online for curbside pick-up. For information: crescentcityfarmersmarket.org. 3-6 pm. 

NOMA Reset: Freedom at the Mat 

Join in this new series of virtual workshops on mindfulness, creativity, comfort, and reflection. “Nourish Your Dreams” is this week’s theme, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. Advance registration required: noma.org/event.  6-7:15 pm. 

Orpheum Sessions: Tank and the Bangas 

Premiering tonight is the latest video release of the LPO’s Orpheum Sessions online series. This pay-per-view livestream special features Tank and the Bangas with the orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto. To register: lpomusic.com. $15. 7pm. 

Opera Guild Home Concert with Bryan Hymel and Irini Kyriakidou 

Virtual concert with an exclusive tour of the Women’s Guild Home presented by Opera Guild members. For more information: nhttp://neworleansopera.orgeworleansopera.org. $20. 7:30 pm. 

SAT 16 

Yoga with a Vue 

Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. All-levels yoga, with Andree Khalif and Joanne Letten of Pilates and Yoga Loft, Reservations required, class size is strictly limited; participants must bring their own yoga mats. Admission to the gardens is included; stay and stroll after class. Register: longuevue.com. $15/non-members, $5 for members. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. 9:30-10:30 am. 

Finding Isabelle London Jefferson: A NOLA Family Matriarch  

New Orleans Public Library. Gaynell Brady will guide attendees in genealogy research through the life of Isabelle “Ma Belle” London Jefferson (1888-1971), an African American matriarch of New Orleans. To register: nolalibrary.org. 11 am-12:15 pm. Free.  

Sustainable Mardi Gras Pop Up 

Grounds Krewe, 3962 Magazine St. Shop sustainable Mardi Gras throws & party favors for your alternative Mardi Gras celebrations. Support local businesses and the environment at the same time. facebook.com/events/309122717167653 for a list of participating vendors. Noon-3 pm. 

Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality 

Newcomb Art Museum. Enjoy a live Q&A and virtual gallery walk-through with artist Laura Anderson Barbata, led by the show’s curator. For more information, newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu/events. 3 pm. 

SUN 17 

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the divisional round of the NFC Playoffs. 5:40 pm. 

MON 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 

New Orleans Museum of Art. Join NOMA in-person or online to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In-Person: enjoy self-guided materials and explore works related to courage, empathy, and social justice. Online: visit NOMA’s website to explore a special selection of features, activities, and content that reflect MLK’s vision and legacy. For more information: noma.org. Free admission. 10 am-3 pm. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2021 

Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 4th annual celebration. Join the Ogden’s 4th annual celebration on-site or at home as they use art to imagine a world without racism. Visit: ogdenmuseum.org/mlkday2021 for ways to celebrate. 10 am-5 pm. 

TUES 19 

The Rib King Virtual Book Launch 

Join Octavia Books virtually for the launch of author Ladee Hubbard’s highly anticipated new novel, The Rib King, where she will appear in conversation with author Jami Attenberg. Each paid registration admits one person to the online event and includes either one signed copy of The Rib King or Jami Attenberg’s latest book, All This Could be Yours. Registration required. octaviabooks.com/event/rib-king-ladee-hubbard-launch. 8 pm. 

WED 20 

All About Wine 

People Program. This popular course is back for 8 weeks, running through March 17. Topics include types and styles of wine, food pairing, how to read a label, and much more. To register: peopleprogram.org.  

Orleans Parish Appreciation Day 

Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. Orleans Parish residents receive free admission to Audubon facilities for themselves and up to four guests with a valid government-issued photo ID. For more information: audubonnatureinstitute.org/audubon-community-connect. 10 am-4 pm. 

Lunchbox Lecture: Triple Nickles – The 555th Parachute Infantry in World War II 

Via Zoom, join retired Army Sergeant Major Chris Lewis, Director of Education and Volunteer Services at the National Infantry Museum, for a talk about the 555th Parachute Infantry, more famously known as “the Triple Nickles.” To register: nationalww2museum.org. 11 am-noon. 

The Presidential Inauguration 

Join virtually to watch the 2021 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for President-Elect Joseph Biden. The 59th Presidential Inauguration will look different, this year featuring an official outdoor swearing-in ceremony, community service events, a reimagined parade, and virtual celebrations to bring the country together. For more information: bideninaugural.org. 11 am-5 pm. 

THURS 21 

Craft Workshop: Polymer Clay Millefiori 

People Program. A polymer clay cane is made with a design that runs the entire length of the clay log, so that when sliced, it reveals a design. When these slices are then arranged, they create a field of flowers, or “millefiori.” Workshop runs each Thursday through February 25. To register: peopleprogram.org

Drawing 101: Learn to Draw from Nature 

Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Monthly drawing exercise led by museum educator, Michelle Pontiff, examining “Iris” by Walter Anderson. Explore the artist’s style and interpretation of nature; followed by the instructional exercise. Pre-registration required: ogdenmuseum.org/event/drawing-101-13. Free. Noon-1 pm. 

Whodunit? Mystery Book Club 

New Orleans Public Library. Solve crimes together and discover “whodunit” on Zoom. Each month, a new selection is unveiled. New members welcome. Information & registration: events.nolalibrary.org/event/4629732. 4-5:30 pm. 

FRI 22 

Zulu Mardi Gras Costume Display 

Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visit the Zulu Mardi Gras Costume Display at Center Court. Continues through Feb. 19. 10 am-8 pm. 

On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country  

Join the National WWII Museum for a special partnered program with the Intrepid Museum. The museum’s senior historian, Robert Citino, PhD, and curator, Joshua Schick, will join the Intrepid Museum’s curator of history & collections, Jessica Williams, to discuss the Pacific War and both institutions’ collections. To register: nationalww2museum.org. 4-5 pm. 

NOMA Reset: Mending the Sky – An Astrological Perspective 

Astrologer Myrto Daskaloudi will lead an introduction on the history of astrology going back to ancient Mesopotamia, North Africa, the Levant, and Southern Mediterranean. This program will utilize the themes of healing, empathy, and understanding in the Mending The Sky exhibition, and how astrology can aid individual and collective understanding. Participants also will learn about upcoming transits for 2021. Virtual via zoom. Advance registration required: noma.org/event. 6-7:15 pm. 

SAT 23 

Gretna Farmer’s Market 

Market Pavilion, Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. Open every Saturday, rain or shine, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, and assorted homemade goods. For vendor and event information: facebook.com/Gretna-Marketplace-2318992941706579. 8:30 am-12:30 pm. 

MON 25 

Garden Volunteers 

Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Bring your own mask, gloves, drink, sunscreen, and hat and come dig alongside the garden staff in the beautiful eight acres of Longue Vue’s gardens. This is a “rain or shine” event. Sign up at longuevue.com. 8:30-11:30 am. 

WED 27 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: “Survival Against All Odds” with Steven Hess 

The National WWII Museum will present a virtual webinar with Mr. Steven Hess. He and his twin, Marion Ein Lewin, were born 45 minutes apart on January 14, 1938, in Amsterdam, Holland – children of German-Jewish refugees who had fled the Nazis. They are among the few twins who survived the concentration camps. To register: nationalww2museum.org. 6-7 pm. 

FRI 29 

And The Ball and All! 

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The classic New Orleans comedy about the yatty ladies of the Krewe Of Terpsichore will be gossiping, telling jokes about their husbands, and fighting over float themes! Purchase tickets: rivertowntheaters.com. $30/person. Showings: Jan. 29-30, 7:30 pm; Jan. 31, 2 pm; and Jan. 31, 6 pm.  

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