Friends of the Cabildo Concert Series

Located at the Old U.S. Mint’s 3rd Floor Performance Space, the 150-person venue hosts some of the most intimate concerts in the City of New Orleans and with some of the best musicians around. For the 2016-20117 season, the Friends will host five concerts at the Mint and will feature Rock, Folk, Blues and Zydeco. Tickets are always limited for these shows so don’t miss out on these exciting concerts as these musicians are recorded for the Louisiana State Museum Archives. All concerts are at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Individual Concert Tickets: $20 FOC/LMF Members, $25 G.A.

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40_72dpiMarch 10 – Zachary Richard

April 6 – Honey Island Swamp Band (8 p.m.)

ht_event_carnivalFOC Carnival Events

Hidden Treasures: Carnival Edition

Monday & Thursday, February 13 & 16 (6 & 7 p.m. Showings)

LSM Collections Facility: 1000 Chartres Street

Tickets: $20 Members, $25 General Admission

Join Friends of the Cabildo and the Louisiana State Museum for this one night, behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s Carnival treasures. To order tickets online click book now or call the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939. Space is limited to 20 guests per showing.

cc_rex_2012Rex Den Showing

Saturday, January 28 (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Rex Den: 2531 S. Claiborne Avenue

Tickets: $20 Members, $25 General Admission

To order tickets online click book now or call the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939. Space is limited to 20 guests per showing.

Iris and the Goddess of Carnival Exhibit Opening

Thursday, February 9 (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

LSM Presbytere – 751 Chartres Street

FOC Members Only

Big Charity Film Screening

(Two Showings)

Wednesday, March 15th, Old U.S. Mint

5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. moderated by Dr. Charles Chamberlain

Tickets: $12 General Admission, $10 FOC/LMF Members

Friends of the Cabildo will host two screenings of Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital by Alex Glustrom. Released in 2015, follows beginnings of the initial 1736 hospital, to the building of the Art Deco building on Tulane Avenue, to Hurricane Katrina and beyond. Two showings will be available with Dr. Charles Chamberlain and guest on hand for the 7 p.m. showing. Run time is 62 minutes.

pres-hallNew Orleans Music History Tour

Saturday, January 28th, 10 a.m.

Tickets $20 Members/$25 General Admission

Departure Point: Old U.S. Mint (Barracks Entrance, across from LA Pizza Kitchen)

Experience the storied history of New Orleans music with the FOC’s New Orleans Music History Tour. Begin at the Old U.S. Mint and travel throughout the French Quarter, hear stories and visit locations that have defined the New Orleans music scene for over 100 years. Musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, George Lewis and Danny Barker will be discussed as well as famous music venues such as Preservation Hall and the Palm Court Jazz Club.

Lower Garden District TourLower Garden

Sunday, January 8th, 10 a.m.

Tickets $20 Members/$25 General Admission

Departure Point: Muses Statue (Prytania and Terpsichore)

Nineteenth century residential life in New Orleans comes alive through the Friends of the Cabildo Lower Garden District Tour! The district’s extensive collection of 1800s residences—primarily side hall, double-galleried homes in the Greek Revival and Italianate styles—will capture your imagination with both the romance and realities of life in these grand homes in the age before modern conveniences. Bounded by the Mississippi River Bridge, the Mississippi River, Jackson Avenue, and St. Charles Avenue, the Lower Garden District was developed as six different faubourgs, and it is known for its many irregularly shaped parks. You will gain a new understanding of the history and culture of the area through a review of its architecture, geography, and famous residents.

Irish CIrish Channel Tour

Saturday, January 21st, 10 a.m.

Tickets $20 Members/$25 General Admission

Departure Point: St. Vincent’s Guest House
(1507 Magazine Street)

Most New Orleanians have enjoyed a sloppy roast beef poboy at a legendary Irish bar off Magazine Street, or caught cabbages, potatoes and carrots at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. But not everyone has stopped to consider the history of the immigrant populations who lived and worked near the docks along the Mississippi River, their culture and traditions forming the foundation of the area we now know as the Irish Channel. The Friends of the Cabildo’s Irish Channel Tour explores this diverse home of working class immigrants, natives and free people of color. From famous churches to Irish bars, unique architecture, famous historic figures and notable festivals, the Irish Channel Tour reveals the many facets of this neighborhood beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Creole Neighborhoods TourMarigny

Tuesday, January 31st, 10:30 a.m.

Tickets $20 Members/$25 General Admission

Departure Point: Old U.S. Mint (Esplanade Gates)

Faubourg Marigny was one of the City’s earliest suburbs, located immediately downriver from the Vieux Carré on land subdivided from the plantation of Bernard Marigny de Mandeville, one of New Orleans most colorful historical figures. Today, the Marigny is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a city-designated historic district, due to its preservation of Creole cottages and many ornamented shotgun dwellings.

Initially, Esplanade Avenue was designated by the French as a commons. In later years, both the French and Spanish built fortifications there. After the Louisiana Purchase, grand townhouses and mansions were built on this European style boulevard.

2nd Thursday Lecture Series

February 9 @ 6 p.m. | Old U.S. Mint – 400 Esplanade Avenue
Lorin Gaudin – King Cakes

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 504.523.3939.

Yoga at the Cabildo

Designed for all levels of practice, for travelers and residents alike, Yoga at the Cabildo is set in a light-filled gallery of one of the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings.

Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays
8:30am to 9:30am Cabildo 2nd-Floor Gallery

$15 Donation (includes admission to Cabildo Museum) $10 FOC/LMF members

Mats are provided

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