New Orleans Events – Friday, March 18, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, March 18, 2016.



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Friday, Mar. 18 – Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards participate in the statewide Leaders Against Litter cleanup day organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful. Leaders throughout the state participate in this initiative to help bring attention to the litter problem in Louisiana. The morning begins with litter cleanups followed by leaders signing a pledge to 'Speak UP, Pick UP and Stand UP' for a litter-free Louisiana, 8:30 a.m.

Location: Arsenal Park, Baton Rouge, LA.

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Friday, Mar. 18 – LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine host a Match Day ceremony for students finding out where they will do their medical residency, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans.

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Friday, Mar. 18 – The final day of NOEW presents The Big Idea, a crowd -driven pitch extravaganza where attendees invest in their favorite of the featured startups, 6:00 p.m.

Location: Manning’s, 519 Fulton St., New Orleans.


Friday, Mar. 18 – Northwestern State University hosts the 3rd annual President’s Command Performance, a spring gala celebrating the arts, 6:00 p.m.

Location: Northwestern State University, 175 Sam Sibley Dr., Natchitoches, LA.


Friday, Mar. 18 – Saturday, Mar. 19 – National TAP Conference, hosted by The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.

Location: Hyatt Regency, New Orleans.





Saturday, Mar. 19 – The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission hosts an Easter egg hunt, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans.


Saturday, Mar. 19 – St. Joseph’s Day Parade, 6:00 p.m.

Location: Canal and Chartres St., New Orleans.


Sunday, Mar. 20 – 'The Passion', live TV event broadcast from New Orleans, telling the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ's life on earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of contemporary popular music. Set in modern day, Tyler Perry narrates the event, with a cast including Trisha Yearwood as Mary, mother of Jesus; Jencarlos Canela as Jesus Christ; Seal as Pontius Pilate; Chris Daughtry as Judas; and Prince Royce as Peter, with other disciples played by Michael W. Smith, Shane Harper and Gabriel Conte. Yolanda Adams gives a special opening performance. The event features a procession of a thousand people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Mercedes Benz Superdome to the live stage at Woldenberg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River, 8:00 p.m.


Sunday, Mar. 20 – Thursday, Mar. 24 – Howard Weil Annual Energy Conference.

Location: The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans.




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