Friends of the Cabildo Calendar of Events
And a Bottle of Rum: The History of Rum and a look forward with Wayne Curtis
3-Week Seminar Starting September 9th | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Every Wednesday | Zoom Only
Rum is the spirit of the New World — a liquor that took root in the West Indies in the 17th century before it roamed throughout the hemisphere, often dissolutely, often playing intriguing and sometimes crucial roles in history — the American Revolution, the slave trade, piracy, Prohibition. This three-week class taught by New Orleans-based author Wayne Curtis will lead you on a dive deep into rum, looking at its role in American history, and examining how it’s produced and why it so often varies depending on where it’s made. The class will finish up with a session on contemporary rum — how it’s made today, how craft distilling has brought rum production back to the United States, and how best to enjoy rum neat or in mixed drinks. Curtis is the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails, and is a former contributing editor at The Atlantic magazine. He currently writes about cocktails and spirits for The Daily Beast, Imbibe, and Garden & Gun, among other publications.
The class is $40 for FOC Members and $50 for general admission. A Zoom link will be provided before the class starts and participants can watch the class for 30 days after each session. Class Room opens each night at 5:30 p.m., recordings of the class will be sent the next day.
Fall Adult History Class: A History of Carnival
4-Week Seminar Starting October 7th | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Every Wednesday | Zoom Only
Friends of the Cabildo will be returning its successful Adult History Class: A History of Carnival in 2020 with a 4-week seminar beginning October 7th. Speakers will include historian Dr. Karen Leathem of the Louisiana State Museum, Dr. Charles Chamberlain of UNO, Dr. Kimberly Vaz of Xavier University and LSM Carnival Historian Wayne Phillips, among others. The class will define the origins of Carnival, explore local African-American traditions, break down of the history of Carnival satire and the role of gay carnival. Finally, we will wrap up with a look at “folk” carnival with a moderated discussion with active participants.
The class is $60 for FOC Members and $75 for general admission. A Zoom link will be provided before the class starts and participants can watch the class for 30 days after each session. Class Room opens each night at 5:30 p.m., recordings of the class will be sent the next day.
FOC Concert Series 2019-2020
Tickets: $20 Members | $25 General Admission (Landreth Concert is $25/$35) All Concerts at 7pm | Doors 6:30 p.m. | 150 total seats each show
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint | 400 Esplanade Avenue
Guaranteed Front Row Tickets ($200) | All Shows Package $100 Members, $135 GA
New Date September 25th | Sonny Landreth
TBA | Cedric Watson
Located at the New Orleans Jazz Museum 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 2019-2020 season, the Friends will host concerts featuring Rock, Jazz, 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.
Neighborhood & Cultural Tours
Tours must be purchased ahead of time. Tours that do not have pre-purchased tickets, may be canceled. Day of tickets can be purchased below for the tour.
Second Thursday Lecture Series
Zoom Reservation Only – RSVP at email@example.com and you will receive a link to the lecture
September 10th (6PM): Sandy Rosenthal – Founder levees.org
October 8th (6PM): Melissa Daggett – Spiritualism in Nineteenth Century New Orleans
November 12th (6PM): Shane Lief – JOCKOMO: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians
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. Due to exhibit construction at the Cabildo all classes will be at the Presbytere (751 Chartres Street). The building opposite side of the cathedral from the Cabildo.
Yoga is Currently Postponed Until Approval from the Louisiana State Museum
Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays
8:30am to 9:30am at the Presbytere
$15 Donation (includes admission to Cabildo Museum) $10 FOC/LMF members
Mats are provided