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Today in NOLA 4.19.17

Today, local artists and activist will discuss queer arts in New Orleans past, present, and future. Check out the Allways for some readings that will spice up your date night. If you’re feeling more like being scared, Bar Redux is screening a double bill of "The Thing.” Archaeologist Jim Bruseth will discuss his efforts to excavate French explorer ship La Belle. On this day in 1960, Gov. Jimmie Davis was elected. Now, more to do this hump day.

Cleary, Toussaint Go Through the Looking Glass at THNOC

By Ashley Larsen

In the midst of the 300+ emerging and established artists being showcased in P3+, Xiao Xiao’s exhibition truly stands out as both awe inspiring and as a bit of a mind boggler. Xiao Xiao (pronounced Sh-ih-ow, Sh-ih-ow) is both an artist and a technologist. In her most recent work, she fuses both skills with her NOLA upbringing to create a stirring homage to the piano music of the Crescent City.

Today in NOLA: 9.19.14

It’s Friday! Ease into the weekend with live music at Audubon Park and the Historic New Orleans collection—wine in hand, of course. NOMA hosts an outdoor screening of the noir classic Sunset Boulevard. Adult Swim comedy duo Tim and Eric perform at the Civic tonight. And happy birthday to DJ Soul Sister! New Orleans’ queen of rare funk LPs spins in her own honor at Tipitina’s tonight.

Today in NOLA: 8.30.14

Decadance parties on in the Quarter tonight. If you’re venturing downtown, allow us to suggest the LBGTQ punk benefit concert at Siberia or naked karaoke at Allways Lounge. Rebirth Brass Band and Caddywhompus both play Uptown shows tonight. And it’s not too late to catch MidCity Theatre’s mashup of The Big Lebowski and Shakespeare. We’ve also got an early matinee film and late-night comedy. Make the absolute most of your Saturday:

Today in NOLA: 8.20.14

Mississippi Rail Company play the Algiers Ferry Dock for Wednesdays at the Point this evening, and Helen Gillet appears solo at Gasa Gasa tonight. Film buffs turn out for the CAC’s screening of director Chuck Workman’s documentary What Is Cinema? Plus, six new plays in sixty minutes, a trip to Senegal, and Louisiana’s history in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. See all the details for Wednesday night:

Today in NOLA: 6.07.14

This morning, the Creole Tomato Festival kicks off in the French Market. This afternoon, a jazzy block party in Central City. Tonight, George Porter Jr. brings the funk to Tipitina’s. On this day in 1892, New Orleans native and Plessy v. Ferguson plaintiff Homer Plessy was arrested for violation of segregation laws. Visit his tomb in Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. More from today:

Coffee Talk Lasts All Day Sat. at HNOC

by Elizabeth Davas

Seattle and Portland may have cornered the market on coffee in modern America, but New Orleans has a long standing relationship with its cup of joe. All of this and more will be discussed at the New Orleans Historic Collection’s third annual culinary symposium, “From Dancing Goats to Green Mermaids: Coffee and New Orleans." The all-day brew ha-ha is set to be held Saturday.

LPO, Guests Sound Off on French Connections at Cathedral Concert

Along with being the seat of the local Catholic Church, St. Louis Cathedral serves as one of New Orleans' prime connections to the city's origins. Like much of the city's development, the church building has gone through several phases over time, but still maintains its connection to the French through both name and central place in the city. As such, the Cathedral offers an ideal location for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Historic New Orleans Collection to present a program exploring the state's musical connections to France.

Room 220: NOLA Book Fair Returns at CAC

from Press Street's Room 220

The 12th annual New Orleans Book Fair and Media Expo will host more than 40 vendors from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, at the Contemporary Arts Center Warehouse (900 Camp Street). This marks the second year since the Book Fair jumped ship from its longtime location on Frenchmen Street, where it took place for a decade, to the CBD. 

THNOC Celebrates 20 Years of 'New Orleans Decadence and Elegance'

by Richard Carman

In 1993, New Orleans Elegance and Decadence was launched at the Historic New Orleans Collection, and it has been gracing coffee tables in the Crescent City for the past 20 years. Tonight, Tuesday, October 8, 2013, the esteemed photo-essay collection comes back to its birthplace (533 Royal Street) for a free presentation and book signing.

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