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Today's Events: 10.6.11


Today, Kora Konnection will keep the Ogden open late, Vicente Archer will play The Rat, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes a return loop around NOMA’s Sculpture Garden. Earlier in time, the American Library Association was founded (1876), Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture (1889), the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Paris (1889), Egypt and Syria attacked Israel, sparking the Yom Kippur War (1973). It's Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s birthday (1887), Louisiana Governor Pierre Derbigny’s death (1829), and German-American Day. Have your schnitzel and eat it too, with these:


Art for Arts' Sake

CAC's Fall Event is Bigger than White Linen Night



In the heat of August, downtown art events need linen to entice art walkers out to the galleries. But by the time October rolls around, all they need is the craft.


Museum Free-for-All Planned Saturday


by Kevin O'Neill

This Saturday, you and a companion can gain free access to one of eight museums in New Orleans. The tickets are on Smithsonian Magazine. Our city has an eclectic selection of museums. So, for those who have been meaning to check out one of the many exhibitis on local or national history, art, food, or voodoo, one of our museums is sure to suit your fancy.


The Outsiders

Art World Strangers Explored in Ogden Museum Exhibit



While some Southern artists travel the globe hoping to garner the attention of the art world, others never leave the small towns they’re born in, only getting “discovered” when the art world comes to them.


White Night

White Linen Night's Seersucker Hordes Show Julia Street's Move From 'Skid Row' to Gallery Row



Saturday will bring white seersucker suits and fancy hats as far as the eye can see as the 17th annual Whitney White Linen Night takes place down on Julia St. But gallery owner, George Schmidt, remembers a time when hordes of people walking around in their Southern finest would have been out of place.


Today's Events: 7.24.11


July 24, when Mormon leader Brigham Young arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley and said, "This is it" (1847), when the rotary-type printing press was pantented (1847), when Machu Picchu was discovered in Peru (1911) and when 91-year-old Hulda Crooks became the oldest woman to climb Japan's highest mountain. Happy birthday to Simon Bolivar (1783), Michael "Kramer" Richards (1949), and Jennifer Lopez (1970). One of the following events might be "it" for you:


Ogden Museum Exhibit Uncages Gulf Coast Nature Works


This summer, the Ogden Museum gives visitors a chance to explore the flora and fauna of the Gulf South without ever having to leave the A/C. On view through July 24, the Ogden presents, “One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson,” an exhibition showcasing the work of two artists known for immersing themselves in the regions they love.


Today's Events: 6.29.11


June 29, when France annexed Tahiti (1880), when Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London burned to the ground (1613), when South Africa began implementing apartheid, banning mixed marriages (1949), when Keith Richards was sentenced to one year in prison on drug charges (1967), when Bernard Herrman (1911) and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter (1963) were born, and when Henry Clay (1852) and Rosemary Clooney (2002) died. It’s also Hump Day, and, according to OkCupid’s Christian Rudder, the highest ranking day on his ‘sexual availability index’. So get out there and see if you can channel at the mojo at these happenings:


The Ogden Gets Sartorial With Sippin' in Seercucker


Horseracing season has completed and White Linen Night is still a couple of months away, but don't let the Southern finest catch too much dust yet. Tonight, the Ogden Museum of Art hosts Sippin in Seersucker at The Shops at Canal Place. Other than lightweight fashion and mint juleps, the event also features the musical stylings of the Preservation Hall Stars and, in order to test how accomodating those lightweight duds are for the body's many movements, DJ Soul Sister. Info about tickets and such are over at the Ogden's website.


One-Liners Aren't Dead for Bill Murray


Last night, we had everything we needed to believe that Bill Murray is as cool in real life as he in the movies. For his public appearance in New Orleans, he decided to show up for a rare performance by Hill Country bluesman Jimbo Mathus. And instead of getting into a fight with his wife in the French Quarter, he quietly slipped into an event at the Ogden. In hopes of interviewing a man we have a lot of respect for, NoDef approached Murray last night. "Can I ask you a quick question?" we said. Murray responded: "That was a quick question."


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