As autumn sets in, the beloved local concert series, Evenings with Enrique, returns to the enchanting backdrop of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Throughout the month of October, the Garden extends its regular operating hours until 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday, providing an opportunity for music enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the captivating performances of some of the finest Latin American artists amidst the Garden’s lush surroundings. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Helis Foundation, Evenings with Enrique will kick off on Wednesday, October 4th.
WHAT: Evenings with Enrique at the New Orleans Botanical Garden
WHEN: Every Wednesday in October, starting from October 4th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park 5 Victory Avenue
- October 4: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Patrice Fisher and Arpa with special guests
- October 11: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Geovane Santos trio – Brazil 6:20 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Manuel Arteaga trio – Venezuela
- October 18: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Vivaz Quartet – Bolivia
- October 25: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Son Mandao trio – Cuba
FOOD: Delectable food options are available for online purchase at kitcheninthegarden.square.site. The Kitchen in the Garden menu changes weekly, so order early to secure your favorites.
Launched in 2016, Evenings with Enrique is a biannual concert series held in April and October. The series is a tribute to the renowned Mexican artist, Enrique Alférez, who resided in New Orleans for nearly seven decades and left an indelible mark on the city’s art scene. Over 20 of Alférez’s artworks are showcased at The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden within the New Orleans Botanical Garden. His sculptures also grace various locations throughout New Orleans, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, and New Orleans City Park.
Enthusiasts of Alférez’s work can acquire the book “Enrique Alférez: Sculptor” by Katie Bowler Young at the Botanical Garden’s gift shop. Published by The Historic New Orleans Collection, this book chronicles the life and legacy of the eminent artist, made possible with support from The Helis Foundation and members of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s 2019 Bienville Circle and Laussat Society.
Throughout the year, The Helis Foundation extends its Art for All initiative, offering free admission on select days for Louisiana residents to several of New Orleans’ most cherished cultural institutions, including the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Louisiana Children’s Museum. For further details, please visit www.TheHelisFoundation.org.