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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 

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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