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Shia LaBeouf, Traveling Kid, Arrives in NOLA


There are some new traveling kids in town, but they probably won’t be on Lower D demanding your leftovers or your money. Actor Shia LeBeouf as well his collaborating artists Nastja Rönkkö, and Luke Turner landed in New Orleans this weekend as part of their interactive #TakeMeAnywhere project.


Eclectic Boogaloo

Bayou Boogaloo Returns This Weekend



Mid City has its own personality and accordingly its own festival. The Bayou Boogaloo, a.k.a. The Little Fest That Could, will be returning this weekend. The banks of the Bayou St. John will once again be lined with tents and stages for one of the city’s best events.


Taco Truck Theater Rolls On


By Christopher Louis Romaguera

Jose Torres-Tama is not shy about mixing activism with his art. The multi-disciplinary artist is a prominent figure, nationally and locally, beating the drum (sometimes literally) for immigrants’ rights. He will continue that crusade on May 15th at 4 p.m. with a performance of Taco Truck Theater/Teatro Sin Fronteras. The avant-garde project will offer a sneak peak into a work-in-progress chronicling the plight of the undocumented now and one potential consequence for the country in the future.


Bonfouca's Slidell Style


French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest dominate April, but this weekend holds a treat for Louisiana music lovers who can not wait until next month. The inaugural Festival Bonfouca is bringing some very familiar names and events to the North Shore.


Immigrant Songs

Jose Torres-Tama's “Immigration, Activism, & the Arts”



This Saturday, on February 27th, artist-activist Jose Torres-Tama will be presenting an event titled “Immigration, Activism, & the Arts” at Ashé Cultural Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.) The afternoon centers around the immigration crisis occurring in New Orleans and the rest of the United States, as well as the challenge of “employing the arts as a cultural platform, to inform the community on the challenges the immigrant community is still facing.” 


Brew-Ha-Ha: Abita Gets a Makeover


Abita is turning 30 and the ubiquitous local brews will look a little different in honor of the birthday. On Monday (2.15), the company announced that their entire product line is set for some new packaging.


A Flower By Any Other Name


Mardi Gras parades are a display of astounding artistry, not too mention conspicuous consumption. Sometimes, the latter overshadows the former. But, if your vision of the floats is a little, er, blurry in 2016, there is an opportunity for redemption. The Carnival Collective, a group of float artists are staging an exhibition of float inspired art at Miette (2038 Magazine Street) in the Lower Garden District.


Homo-Urbanaology

Queer Placemaking in New Orleans



“The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city.”  David Harvey, The Right to the City.


Artistic License

Art for Amnesty's One Day Extravaganza



Amnesty International will host Art for Rights from 10a.m. through 6p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at StudioBe (2940 Royal Street). Over 5,000 people will join Art for Amnesty for this free, one-day, pop-up art event, with the unveiling murals and installations by artists from around the world, including NOLA’s own Brandan "BMike" Odums and musical A-lister Usher, in the 30,000 square-foot warehouse.


Playing Koi

Jeremy Novy Explains His Iconic Fish Stencils



Have you looked down at a sidewalk and noticed a trio of koi fish stencilled on the concrete? For almost a decade, artist Jeremy Novy has been painting these fish across the country, including New Orleans. The artist took some time to explain the meaning behind the popular installations.


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