Friends of the Cabildo Calendar of Events
A History of New Orleans Architecture Seminar with Robert J. Cangelosi Jr AIA
6-Week Seminar Starting July 1st | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Every Wednesday | Zoom Only
Friends of the Cabildo is hosting a 6-week seminar on the history of New Orleans architecture with architect Robert Cangelosi. The seminar will examine New Orleans Architecture from the city’s founding in 1718 to the present day. From the early Colonial and American period to the Modern Movement and Mid-century Modern, each week Mr. Cangelosi will explore the city’s architectural history with 3-4 styles each class for two hours.
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.
A History of New Orleans Music: From Congo Square to Trombone Shorty
4-Week Seminar Starting August 12th | 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Every Wednesday | Zoom Only
Professor, musician, and tour guide Dr. Charles Chamberlain will host this engaging four-part lecture series on the history of music in New Orleans from the city’s founding to the present. “The Roots of Jazz” introduces the African and European cultural influences and local artists in the 19th century that made the city an international music hot spot. “Birthplace of Jazz” centers on the many great artists and bands that contributed to development of America’s most distinct musical art form in the early 20th Century. “From Rock ‘n’ Roll to Funk” visits the Crescent City’s musical heyday after World War II and the artists that popularized the city’s sounds and dance styles globally. “Brass Bands to Hip Hop” covers New Orleans’ continued musical distinctiveness and broad appeal in the era of music festivals and modern dance styles. Lectures will highlight local landmarks relevant to the city’s rich musical history and also feature audio samples of great artists and their songs.
The class is $45 for FOC Members and $60 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 4:00 p.m., recordings of the class will be sent the next day
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.
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
August 13th (6PM): Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville – Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans
September 10th (6PM): TBA
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