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Botanical Garden, 10AM
Art exhibit and sale en plein air
Alex Beard Studio, 5PM
Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening
Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM
Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle
Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM
Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party
New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM
Coastal scientist discusses his work
Smoothie King Center, 7PM
The Birds and the Mavs go head to head
Allways Lounge, 7PM
Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night
2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM
Cocktails for a cause
Saenger Theatre, 8PM
The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds"
Catahoula Hotel, 8PM
Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!
BJs in the Bywater, 8PM
Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo
Bar Redux, 9PM
NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts
Howlin Wolf, 10PM
Bronx hip hop comes south
Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM
Live art in the air
Ogden Museum, 6PM
Feat. Mia Borders
New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM
Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain
Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM
Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume
Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM
8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden
The Republlic, 7PM
Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show
Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM
DIY rock, pop, punk show
Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM
Joy Theater, 8PM
The Carver, 9PM
NOLA brass all-stars
Gasa Gasa, 9PM
Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support
Allways Lounge, 10:30PM
Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers
One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM
80s dance party
'Arrivals' Series on NOLA Newcomers Kicks off with La. Purchase
For centuries, hordes of people have flocked to New Orleans, helping shape the cultural landscape of the city. As local geographer-historian Richard Campanella has pointed out, each wave of out-of-towners brings with them new architectural, socioeconomic, and political influences.
Now, as we experience yet another resurgence of transplants, the Louisiana Humanities Center encourages residents to look back on this history in their three-part series of panel discussions, Arrivals.
“The overall goal is to add a historical context to the changing landscape,” said Brian Boyles, Director of Public Relations and Programming at LHC. “[It’s a conversation] that could shed some light on other occasions when large influxes came to the city.”
With movie crews posted up in front of Audubon Park and transplants driving up prices in the Marigny, many natives have their own opinion about the city’s post-Katrina popularity. Rather than alter perspectives, the panel series aims to set a precedent for this type of change.
“What we face today is we have a unique culture that the outside is going to trample on,” said Boyles. “Those are the kind of sentiments that were going on then too.”
Tonight, Dr. Raphael Cassimere of the University of New Orleans, Dr. Emily Clark of Tulane University and Dr. Larry Powell, author of The Accidental City, will tackle the issue of new residents from the colonial period through the Louisiana Purchase.
“In that period we see four or five big influxes,” said Boyles.
From the first French settlers to the African slave trade to the Spanish takeover and even to the Haitian Revolution, New Orleans was a city shaped by its outsiders.
“We’re looking for folks to come and ask questions and get more of a perspective on the city,” said Boyles.
Continuing the series, author Richard Campanella, Dr. Laura Kelly of Tulane and others will address post-Civil War New Orleans through the turn of the century on October 30. The panel series will culminate on November 13 with a look at the post-Katrina world with Allison Plyer, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Data Center, Rafael Delgadillo and others.
Panel discussions begin at 6 p.m. at the Louisiana Humanities Center (938 Lafayette Street).
Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Andrew Smith
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz