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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
Guantanamo Prison Explored in CAC Exhibit
It takes more than a handshake to gain the trust of a Guantanamo Bay prison detainee—but photographs can go a long way.
No Questions Masked
CAC Exhibition Confronts Duality of Disguise
Before disguises or paint on a canvas, one confronts a mirror at the beginning of the Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center.
New CAC Director
The Contemporary Arts Center wrapped up a monthslong search for a new executive director today, naming Neil Barclay as the new head at Camp and Julia. Before taking the top job at CAC, Barclay worked as a senior consultant for a California-based firm that provides management expertise to cultural organizations known as Arts Consulting Group.
The Bathtub Comes to Life at the CAC
Hollywood's stars are still recovering from Oscar excesses. Meanwhile, Hollywood South's Quvenzhané Wallis is trending on Twitter and being parodied on Saturday Night Live, baker-turned-actor Dwight Henry is working to develop three new restaurants. For their part, the creators of Beasts of the Southern Wild are getting down and dirty.
Hannibal Lokumbe Cries Freedom Again at CAC
On Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, composer, trumpeter, poet and artist Hannibal Lokumbe will perform selections of his works at the CAC in a special preview of his exhibition entitled “And Their Voices Cry Freedom Again." The exhibition’s opening reception will take place a week later on Friday, March 8, from 6-8 p.m.
Beasts of the Southern Wild Creators to Bring Bathtub to CAC
by Brad Rhines
While the four Oscar nominations are certainly impressive, don’t expect Hollywood to tame Court 13, the New Orleans film collective responsible for Beasts of the Southern Wild. On March 8, less than two weeks after this year’s Academy Awards, the group will return home to showcase their unique vision at the Contemporary Arts Center in the exhibition Beyond “Beasts”: The Art of Court 13.
Harry Shearer, Judith Owen Set for 2 Night Holiday Sing-A-Long Stand
by Emma Boyce
Jazz up your holiday season with some much needed folly at the Contemporary Arts Center on December 18 and 19 for Judith Owen and Harry Shearer’s Holiday Sing-A-Long. If you’re already grunting ‘bah, humbug’ at the very idea of a sing-a-long, think again. Shearer—the guy who brought you the sinister scrooge himself, Mr. Burns of The Simpsons, and helped bring you the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap— and his singing, songwriting wife revitalize hackneyed Christmas classics with plenty of biting wit and irony.
CAC Twofer: 'Rooted' and 'Revolve,' Reviewed
by Lianna Patch
Even when it's not White Linen Night or Art for Art's Sake, the Contemporary Arts Center offers up discussion-provoking exhibits at the corner of Camp and Julia. Some of the museum's current exhibits are still on view through Jan. 20, 2012. Lianna Patch stopped in recently to peruse a pair of offerings:
An Earnest Rendition
Skin Horse Theatre Brings Oscar Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest to the CAC
In the appreciated absence of a histrionic reinterpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic drawing-room comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest (directed by Garrett Prejean), Skin Horse Theatre presents this favorite at The Contemporary Arts Center with earnestness, indeed, as it chuckles through a witty evisceration of social institutions and classist expectations.
Pick of the Flicks
New Orleans Film Festival Director Offers Highlights From This Year's Lineup
Make room, Mike Scott. Starting Thursday, everyone in New Orleans is a critic. The New Orleans Film Society is holding the 23rd annual New Orleans Film Festival from October 11 to October 18, featuring some of the best films from around Louisiana and the world. Throughout the week, the festival packs in more than 200 films, 70 directors, panels and parties into 8 days of cinematic adventure.
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