New Orleans Events – Friday, January 15, 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, January 15, 2016.
Friday, Jan. 15 – ACEC Critical Issues Summit, with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addressing engineers, contractors and other transportation professionals, 7:30 a.m.
Location: Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA.
Friday, Jan. 15 – Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s 9th annual Fit for a King fair housing conference, 9:00 a.m. This year's theme is 'Bringing Justice Home: Fair Housing in an Era of Displacement and Growing Inequality.' Keynote speaker is civil rights activist Angela Davis, also in attendance is Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Location: Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans.
Friday, Jan. 15 – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to speak at a breakfast with the Louisiana Associated General Contractors – Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 7:30 a.m., speaks at the annual Fit for a King Summit – Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans, 12:00 p.m., speaks at the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) meeting – JW Marriott, 614 Canal St., New Orleans, 1:00 p.m., speaks at the 100 Black Men Gala – L’Auberge Casino, 777 L’Auberge Ave., Baton Rouge, LA, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 15 – Sunday, Jan. 17 – NOLA Home Show
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans.
Friday, Jan. 15 – Arbor Day in Florida and Louisiana – Optimal time for planting trees in the state. The official state tree of Florida is the Sabal Palm, and Louisiana, the Baldcypress.
National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April
Saturday, Jan. 16 – Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band pay tribute to the late David Bowie with a parade through the streets of New Orleans in his honor, with fans asked to wear their 'best Bowie outfit or something more strange.’ 4:00 p.m. Bowie was an early advocate of the band and sang on the title track of their 2013 album 'Reflektor.' The pair also released a joint live EP in aid of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Bowie died of cancer 10 Jan at the age of 69.
Location: Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter St., New Orleans, LA.