March is National Women’s History Month, and in New Orleans we are celebrating. Whether you attend a panel featuring the city’s first female mayor, LaToya Cantrell, or pay a visit to an exhibit highlighting female artists, or go out of your way to support a woman-owned business, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate National Women’s History Month in New Orleans. We’ve rounded them up for you here.
Celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8 with this happy hour fundraiser from the Rotary Club of Mid-City New Orleans. Head to the Ruby Slipper Cafe on 315 S. Broad St. from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for drinks and networking. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the New Orleans Family Justice Center, which supports survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The event is free to attend, with a suggested donation of $15, which covers the cost of a survivor kit.
The New Orleans Recreation Department will host a panel discussion in celebration of Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 13. Focused on voter registration and women’s rights, the “19th Amendment: Women’s Voting Rights” discussion will feature panelists Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Deputy Chief of Staff Liana Elliot, Councilwoman Helena Moreno (District 93), Sheraé Hunter (Director of Community Outreach and Special Projects, Office of Councilwoman Moreno), Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen (District E), and Honorable Robin Pittman (Section F Criminal Court Judge). The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. at the Joe W. Brown Recreation Center on 5601 Read Blvd. Register for free here.
A new exhibit highlighting eight female artists opens Thursday, March 14 at the Contemporary Arts Center. Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension is “an exhibition in eight parts, a confrontation with the patrimony of European modernism in the practices of eight leading women artists: Sarah Crowner, Julia Dault, Leslie Hewitt, Tomashi Jackson, Erin Shirreff, Ulla von Brandenburg, Adriana Varejão, and Claudia Wieser.” The works will range from two-dimensional art to immersive sculptural environments. The exhibit opens with a reception at 6 p.m. on March 14 and will close on June 16, 2019. Admission to the CAC is $10.
Enjoy a craft night while celebrating Women’s History Month at the Glitter Box N.O. At this month’s craft night, expect to make inspiration candles in honor of the women who have come before us. Joey, the artist behind Us & We Art who creates the Badass Women Calendar and Postcards, will be on hand to discuss their project and lead a group discussion of some of our favorite women in history. The cost is $10-15 and the event begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Newcomb Art Museum
The Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University is holding a handful of events this March in honor of Women’s History Month. Highlights include the first event on Saturday, March 9 at noon where guests can drop by the museum for a unique walk-through of the galleries led by some of the amazing women artists who contributed their work to Per(Sister) as they talk about what it was like interpreting formerly incarcerated women’s stories into art. Enjoy a free concert on Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. featuring a wonderful mix of women musicians (Lynn Drury, Sarah Quintana, Queen Koldmadina, Spirit McIntyre, Margie Perez, and Keith Porteous) as they perform brand new songs inspired by the PerSisters. For more Women’s History Month-related events at the Newcomb Art Museum, see here.