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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

 

Trump Tagger Hits Quarter


Political pundits have questioned whether G.O.P. frontrunner Donald Trump has an adequate ground game for the general election, but it looks like someone took a rebuttal too literally— and, too far. Residents of the Lower Quarter awoke on Thursday (3.31) to find graffiti using the candidate’s cause on cars and a home.


St. Roch Target (Video)


The St. Roch Market (2381 Saint Claude Avenue) has elicited a host of opinions and reaction since reopening. Some residents love it and others have labeled the establishment a “yuppie food court.” And, then there are the six people captured on camera trashing the new joint. 


Second Lines: Police Link Quarter Graffiti to Carnival March


Mardi Gras walking parades are a fixture of Carnival season. Graffiti is not a fixture in the French Quarter. In fact, a conviction for tagging a historic building carries jail time in Louisiana. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) now says that one “impromptu march” on Bacchus Sunday involved graffiti on a pair of well known Quarter buildings.


Curtain Closes on Exhibit BE

Goodbye to the Largest Temporary Art Gallery of the South



The final hours of Prospect.3 wound down with the grand closing of Exhibit BE (1.19.) On Martin Luther King Day, visitors packed into the once abandoned, now repurposed five-story De Gaulle Manor Apartment Complex in Algiers to celebrate the temporary exhibit intended to be open to the public for a single day (11.15). That day stretched out for over two-months.


Inside Project Be

Slamming the Door on New Orleans' Black Power Graf (PHOTOS)



One of the largest installations of black political art sits in the Bywater, but HANO's job is to keep you from seeing it. Before it's demolished, Skylar Fein spends some time at the Florida Housing Projects and Project Be.


Skateboarders Tag Broad St. Building (VIDEO)


Three men on skateboards were involved in a spray-painting incident in the 1400 block of N. Broad Street, according to NOPD. The incident occurred Sunday, August 18 around 10:15p.m., when the tagging trio marked a number of local businesses with the words “Tag” and “Meech.” 


French Quarter Crime Bits: Purse Snatching, Stabbing and Graffiti


Along with festin', crowds also brought crime to the French Quarter over the weekend. A trio escaped St. Peter St. with a woman's purse on Saturday morning, but they couldn't escape surveillance video later. On Sunday, a man was arrested for bringing a boxcutter to a barfight, while a cop cornered another in the act of graffiti on Bourbon. Click through for details:


The Grey Ghost Surfaces on YouTube


Fred Radtke, better known as the The Grey Ghost, may have fallen out of the news cycle, but the man and his mission to eradicate New Orleans of graffiti still lurk in New Orleans. Today, he appears in a YouTube clip filmed by Yacht Bounce and Gypsohphonic Disko purveyor DJ Quickie Mart. In the video, Quickie Mart approaches Radtke, and asks him if he is taking down a "Missing" poster for Lafayette woman Mickey Shunick. Radtke doesn't respond to any of Quickie Mart's questions over the 38-second video. Radtke is wearing an "Operation Clean Sweep" shirt, representing his nonprofit Operation Clean Sweep. Click through to view:


LA Guns Manager Who Knocked Out NOLA Graffiti Artists Shows No Remorse


There's no second thoughts in the L.A. Guns camp. In their recent NoDef interview with Skylar Fein, local graffiti artists The Bourghog Guild talked about a recent alteraction outside the Marigny club Siberia with the manager of hair metal band L.A. Guns after writing R.I.P L.A. Guns on the door of their tour trailer. "Next to some stickers," the Bourghog Guild told Fein. "It was clean, yeah. I understood why I got knocked out. I deserved it." Apparently Markham agrees. After seeing the article on a Facebook post by the band's singer Tracii Guns, the manager wrote, "Now you know why the second one got bitch slapped before i knocked him out." 


R.I.P. and Run

Skylar Fein Talks to Street Artists The Bourghog Guild About Tagging Banksy, Getting Punched Out By L.A. Guns and the USA



Marigny-Bywater residents mystified by the recent wave of R.I.P.-themed graffiti may find solace (or rage) in the following: the drippy messages that say things like "R.I.P. Cy Twombly," "R.I.P. Banksy" (on top of an actual Banksy), and "R.I.P. Swoon" (on top of a Swoon), messages that have declared the death of writers, politicians and food items, are the work of two young men, and perhaps more, who live in the 9th Ward and work under the name Bourghog Guild.


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