New Orleans French Film Festival
The New Orleans Film Society is presenting the 25th annual New Orleans French Film Festival at the historic Prytania Theater, March 11-17, with additional films available to watch virtually.
Highlighting the festival will be director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s acclaimed “Three Colors Trilogy,” featuring the films “Red,” “Blue” and “White.” The color choices were intentional, as they represent the three colors of the French flag.
There will also be approximately 20 other French-language films screening as part of the festival. The complete festival lineup and schedule is available at NewOrleansFilmSociety.org. New Orleans Film Society members will receive discounts on all festival passes and individual tickets.
The festival also helps usher in the return of the Prytania Theatre. New Orleans’ oldest functioning movie theater sustained serious roof damage during Hurricane Ida that took several months to repair. Support your local movie theaters in what has been a tremendously difficult two years for them.
YLC Wednesday at the Square
The beloved outdoor concert series YLC Wednesday at the Square returns to Lafayette Square in the CBD, 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays for 10 weeks starting on March 16. ylcnola.org
New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane
March 10-12, at Tulane University, authors will converge Uptown for the New Orleans Book Festival. There will be fiction and non-fiction readings, panel discussions, symposia and keynote speeches. Bookfest.tulane.edu
“The Price is Right Live”
If you have ever dreamed of playing on hit TV game show “The Price Is Right,” now is your chance! On March 20, the Saenger will host the interactive live version of the show. It will not be televised, but it will be exciting! saengernola.com
“Shrek the Musical”
In what is sure to be fun for the whole family, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society is putting on a production of “Shrek the Musical,” adapted from the blockbuster 2001 film. Shows will be at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center from March 11-20. jpas.org
The New Orleans Bucket List: 100 Offbeat Adventures in the Crescent City”
When you live in a city, you tend to take certain things for granted and you miss things a visitor might make a top priority (for example, I’ve still never eaten at Commander’s Palace). In the book “The New Orleans Bucket List: 100 Offbeat Adventures in the Crescent City” by L.M. Adkins, there are a wide variety of choices for a local to pursue whenever they feel like being a tourist in their hometown.
Some of the adventures are things any local will have already done (like eat a sno-ball or a po-boy), but there are others that even lifelong locals may have missed (visiting America’s first licensed pharmacy, take a class in glitterology, listen to music at Preservation Hall, drink at the Carousel Bar or listen to the Singing Oak.)
Hogs for the Cause
Hogs for the Cause is back, taking place April 1-2 at the Lakefront Arena Festival Grounds. Aside from the mouth-watering array of pork products available, there will also be a strong musical lineup including Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Galactic and Glen David Andrews. Proceeds from the event benefit pediatric cancer patients. hogsfest.org
LISTEN TO THIS
On March 19, legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan is coming to the Saenger Theater as part of his “Rough and Rowdy Ways” worldwide tour. saengernola.com
Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Because of print deadlines, there is of course the possibility this could get canceled, but we will cross our fingers and pray the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns on March 12 after last parading in 2019. m.facebook.com/events/ 206100878109208