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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

 

Record Raid Returns to Bywater for 15th Spin


With DJs, live music, raffles, and an after-party, Saturday’s Record Raid in the Bywater feels like it could be an anniversary celebration. It’s just that local DJ and Record Raid founder Hunter King has hosted so many of the occasional music markets, he can’t keep track anymore.


Expressionism! Whiteface! Peas!

Theatre Review: NO space’s Woyzeck at The Old Ironworks



“Fire! Blood! Booze!” That’s the promo slogan for NO space’s debut, Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck, which recently closed a one-weekend run outside The Old Ironworks.


Robot Parade & Ball Rolls in Bywater


Fans of the automated arts can bundle up with their finest cardboard boxes for today’s Robot Parade and Ball. While there is still time to catch the parade in the Bywater, time may be better spent prepping for tonight’s Robot Ball at the Old Ironworks (612 Piety Street), taking place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 


Record Raid Takes Bywater


Helping music lovers wax lyrical since 2009, the quarterly-ish “music flea market” known as the Record Raid gathers vendors from all over the Gulf Coast to sell their wares. On Saturday, June 29, the needle will drop for the second time this year, heading back downtown with a new summer location at the Old Ironworks (612 Piety St.) in the Bywater.


Robot Parade Moves Kinetic Creations Onto Bywater Streets


The NOPD may not have gotten the drone they were looking for in time for the Super Bowl, but a downtown art collective is ensuring that robots descend on the Crescent City today. At 4 p.m., riding, moving and even flying mechanical wonders will take to the streets of the Bywater for a Robot Parade. After gazing at fliers that inspired both intrigue and surprise that the robots would warn the humans of their invasion, NoDef caught up with robot leader H. Cole WIley as he was making sure all the cogs were in the right place.


Puppet Pageant

New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival Debuts in the Bywater



It's Festival Season in New Orleans, but standing around, drinking and listening to music isn't the only order of the weekend. Down in the Bywater, the first-ever New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival offers a chance to take in some true artistry this weekend.


Open Studios, Draw-a-Thon Break Art-Public Barriers


Before weighing in on redevelopment and shopping artists' wares at the Night Market, voyeurs and the general public alike will get a chance to throw back the curtain on the creative process Saturday. From noon to 6 p.m., the second annual NOLA Open Studios will throw back the curtain on the creative process at about 20 spaces across the Greater Marigny-Bywater-9th Ward area. Saturday is also the annual Draw-a-Thon which has changed locations this year from The Green Project to the Old Ironworks building on Piety St.


Seven Against Titus

Facing the Stage



The alpha and omega of the monstrously flawed Titus Andronicus at The Old Iron Works on Piety St. resides at the feet of director Robert E. Lee, Jr.

 

Today's Events: 4/23/11


April 23rd, the first public school in the U.S. (Boston Latin) is founded (1635), 198 people die in Natchez, Mississippi’s Rhythm Night Club fire (1940), The Rolling Stones release Sticky Fingers (1971), due to SARS, Beijing closes all schools for the next two weeks (2003), The first YouTube video is uploaded (2005), German Nobel prize winning quantum theory inventor Max Planck (1858), Shirley Temple (1928), Michael Moore (1954), and George Lopez (1961) are born, while William Shakespeare came to and left this world on this day (1564, 1616). We don’t know what 2011 will bring, but (as Wally Lamb once said), we know this much is true:


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