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VENDREDI

March 24th

Basic Buddhist Meditation

LIFE Yoga, 7AM

An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri

 

Book Signing: Robert Wagner

Adler's New Orleans, 11AM

Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'

 

New Creations Brass Band

B.M.C., 11am

Local Brass Band brings a mix of standards and new creations

 

Bourbon Festival

Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM

Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest

 

DumbSmart Industries Showcase

The Broad Theater, 7PM

Short film showcase 

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 7:30PM

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen 

 

Matisyahu

House of Blues, 8PM

Hebrew hip hop

 

Varla Jean Merman Sings? 

Cafe Istanbul, 8PM

Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!" 

 

Flogging Molly

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister

 

Edwardian Ball Circus Soirée

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball

 

Kanye's Universe

Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM

Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

All-British dance party

 

Relapse 80s/90s Dance Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Party like it's 1999

SAMEDI

March 25th

Brunch Fest

Crescent Park, 10AM

Eat to benefit LA/SPCA

 

Princess, Ponies & Superheroes 

Fair Grounds, 12PM

Family day at the grounds

 

Tank and the Bangas

The Yum Yum, 6PM

NPR faves come home from tour

 

Movie Screening: But I'm a Cheerleader

St. Mark's Church, 6PM

Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy

 

Charlie Wilson

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill

 

Chris Rock

The Saenger Theatre, 7PM

Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA

 

Biz Markie

House of Blues, 7PM

80s vs. 90s - decades collide

 

Fleur de Tease

One Eyed Jack's, 8PM

FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland" 

 

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM

NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes

 

The Rock and Roll Extravaganza

The Willow, 9PM

Masquerade ball with live music

 

Mod Dance Party

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty

 

Daria & The Hip Drips

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Free show to move and groove

DIMANCHE

March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington


Boyd Satellite Lands on Julia

New Gallery Takes Over Former Heriard-Cimino Space, Blake Boyd and Ginette Bone Launch Inaugural Show Tonight



The Julia Street orbit gets a new sighting on Saturday night. The formerly Heriard-Cimino Gallery is now Boyd Satellite (440 Julia Street), the most exciting new stop on the Warehouse District art walk.

 

Owners Ginette Bone and Blake Nelson Boyd want to use their optimal location to help New Orleans welcome a diversity of artists and aesthetics.

 

Boyd is a local actor, comedian, and multimedia artist who splits his time between here and London. The native of Slidell will be the face of tonight’s inaugural exhibition, “Magalomania,” curated by Hollywood actor Blake Edward Boyd.

 

No, it’s not a typo. Gallery co owner, artist, and Tulane professor Ginette Bone said the Blakes’ shared names were precisely the reason they joined forces.

 

“We got to know him because of the namesake issue,” said Bone. “We became friends with him in California, and he’s about the same age as Blake,” she said.

 

Boyd Satellite’s inaugural exhibition consists entirely of portraits of Blake Nelson Boyd, a well-known local artist and the gallery’s co owner. Despite the common thread, Bone said that every piece is distinct and a part of a wide range of styles.

 

“It’s pretty interested how it’s all been interpreted,” said Bone. “There are sketches, a couple of sculptural piece, it’s really kind of fascinating.”

 

One of Boyd’s childhood heroes is Al Jaffee, Mad Magazine’s most celebrated cartoonist. Jaffee's work is in the show, along with celebrity guest Larry King and dozens of other local and national talents.

 

Billy Name, the former manager of the Andy Warhol Factory and Boyd’s former mentor, has work up in the exhibition. Local artists such as Nicole Charbonnet, Steve Martin, and others are also showing. The youngest contributor is 12-year-old Asher Marlin.

 

While the new owners plan to maintain ties with Cimino’s regular artists, Bone and Boyd also want to broaden the scope of the gallery.

 

“She [Jeanne Cimino] continues to be a part of the gallery in terms of being a mentor,” said Bone. “We will have some of the artists that she built a relationship with in New Orleans. It was a specialty abstract gallery. She did have other more realism painters, but her passion was abstraction,” explained Bone. 

 

The new owners will remain cognizant of Cimino’s vision, while using the space as a way to invite new styles into New Orleans.

 

“We want to be able to introduce some more experimental stuff into the city,” said Bone. “Blake has been developing and working on getting established artists, national and international to prepare a show specifically for New Orleans,” she said.

 

Bone’s background is in architecture, and the artist said that “the spatial relationship of the work and the physical space of the gallery,” is a critical component of an exhibition.

 

“It’s not just a selection of works hung on the wall. They tell a story,” said Bone.

 

Keep an eye out for the gallery’s March 2013 exhibition from David Eddington.

 

The opening reception is tonight, from 6-9pm, and the exhibition is on view until February 22. There will be a closing reception that night, and guests are invited to celebrate Billy Name’s birthday. Andy Warhol passed away on February 22, and the party is being held in his honor.

 

Here’s a full list of artists:

 

David Amentor, Dave Eggers, Alice McGillicuddy, Chunky B, Margaret Evangeline, Taylor Mead, Mark Bercier, David Fahey, Irina Movmyga, Simon Blake, Tucker Fitz-Hugh, Billy Name, Ginette Bone, David Gamble, Josh Neufeld, Derek Boshier, Grissel Giuliano, Aaron Olshan, Douglas Bourgeous, David Halliday, George Schmidt, Blake Edward Boyd, Barbie L’Hoste, Andres Serrano, Blake Nelson Boyd, Nicole Charbonnet, Ken Kenan, Amanda Talley, Al Jaffee, Julie Silvers, Jeffery Cook, Larry King, Jane Winslow, David Eddington, Asher Marlin, Holly Woodlawn, and Steve Martin.

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