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MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 

JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

Today's Events: 10.14.11


Today, the New Orleans Film Fest kicks off, T-Lot opens their St. Claude gates for the 2nd Annual exhibition, and Honey Island Swamp Band strips down at Tipitina's. In more innocent times, Winnie-the-Pooh was published (1926), Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize (1964), Ronald Reagan proclaimed a War on Drugs (1982), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890) and Ralph Lauren (1939) were born, and Bing Crosby (1977) and Leonard Bernstein (1990) died. But back to the 21st Century:


Development Tract

T-Lot Art Exhibition Commences First Stage Tonight on St. Claude



In Parallel Play, a Prospect 2 satellite exhibition opening tonight, growth and maturation are both themes and functions.


Today's Events: 8.18.11


August 18th, when French astronomer Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen discovered helium (1868), when women’s suffrage was granted under the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment (1920), when Nabokov’s Lolita was first published in the U.S., when Robert Redford (1936) and Patrick Swayze (1952) were born, and when Christopher ‘Into the Wild’ McCandless (1992) died. It’s also a day for:


Today's Events: 7.20.11


July 20, when the first unit of the Women’s Army Corps began training during WWII (1942), when the Special Olympics was founded (1968), when Colombia declared independence from Spain (1810), when Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrendered to U.S. federal troops (1881), when Cormac McCarthy (1933), Natalie Wood (1933), and Vitamin C (1969) were born, when Bruce Lee died (1973) and National Friend’s Day in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. Makes some new amigos today at these happenings:


T-Lot Will Be 'Whistlin' Dixie' Tomorrow Night


The T-Lot Artist studio space hosts shows and ‘Flea Lots“ on its property at 1940 St. Claude Ave. But tomorrow night sees the first official film screening inside its large chain link gate. The flick at hand, Whistlin’ Dixie,  is the first large-scale documentary by Meredith Heil, who completed this project in between receiving a Masters in Social Documentation from UC Santa Cruz, and heading to Indiana to purse a PhD in Communication and Culture.


Fair Folks, A Goat & An American Memory


No it’s not second Saturday. It’s not even Saturday. Yet, there is art to be seen. Tonight, from 7-10 p.m., five artists come together for An American Memory, a group exhibition guest curated by Michael Martin at Chartres' Fair Folks and a Goat. The works and mediums vary, but, thematically, all of the works reflect on the splendor found in a city’s gradual decay - what corrodes, what remains, and the new visual aesthetic that takes hold of its surroundings as a result.


Today's Events: 4/10/11


April 10th, the day that the Titanic first set sail (1912), the day Haley Joel Osment was born (1988), the day Queen Isabella II of Spain died (1904), and 2011- the last day for that FQFestin’. So pack it up pack it in, let us begin...


NoDef Nods

Top 11 Visual Artists in 2011



The visual arts continued their resurgence in 2010. Events such as Prospect 1.5, PhotoNOLA, and the suddenly hot monthly art walks have propelled those putting brush to canvas to a stature equal to those putting brushes to skin... feet to canvas. Right now, we are seeing incredible art coming out of this city; the works span all mediums, and convey themes still tinged by the Storm, but no longer pigeonholed by our dark days.


Launching the Lot

A DIY Art Space Hits Prospect 1.5



THE MARIGNY – At an up-and-coming downtown art haven known as T-Lot, creative work is buried in the ground, and free to move about the premises. Inspiration comes from houses that are falling down, Google and bone fragments found in the backyard. Dicks are also involved.

 


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