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November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity


December 1st

Pelicans v. Grizzlies

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Memphis takes on Nola


The Art of Giving

Ogden Museum, 5p.m.

A holiday shopping events


Until The Beat Stops

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

A novel by Stella Mowen


Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Compilation by Mark Yakich



Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit


December 2nd

Tank and The Bangas Backyard Hangout

1032 St. Maurice St., 6p.m.

Also ft. The Original Pinettes Brass Band


A Dark and Stormy Night

The Arbor Room, 6:30p.m.

An evening of cocktails and ghost stories


Pelicans v. Rockets

Toyota Center, 7p.m.

Nola heads to Houston


Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Compliation of writing about “arriving”


Cas Haley

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

In the Den


December 3rd

Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Roman Street


Prism Break

Zeitgeist, 6p.m.

An interactive video installation


The Butlers of Iberville Parish

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s


An Evening with Lusher’s Creative Writing Program

Maple Street Book Shop, 5:30p.m.

Students read from their original work


December 4th

Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale

Carroll Gallery, 10a.m.

Ft. works in glass, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and more



Home for the Holidays

Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 8p.m.

Fundraiser honoring returned Nola homeowners


The Soul Stoned Fest

The Willow, 8:30p.m.

Art, music and visuals


Doombalaya & CakeWalk

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

A couple Nola bands jam for the weekend


Pelicans v. Cavaliers

Smoothie King Center, 8:30p.m.

Cleveland comes to New Orelans


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

This week ft. Artist Perspective with John Barnes


December 5th

St. Nicholas Day Fair

French Market, 10a.m.

Ft. the Saint Nick Secondline, facepaint and more


Algiers Bonfire & Concert

Algiers Ferry Landing, 5p.m.

“A Riverfront Holiday Celebration”


12 Brews of Christmas

House of Blues, 6p.m.

$20 to taste 12 seasonal beers


NOLA Polar Express

Freret St. Publiq House, 8p.m.

Benefit for CASA New Orleans


3rd Annual Krampus Gras

The Voodoo Lounge, 10p.m.

Dancing, drinking and fundraising for Planned Parenthood


December 6th

White Christmas

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of the Holiday Movie Series


Saints v. Panthers

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 3:25p.m.

Carolina comes to Nola


Bikes Vs. Cars

Zeitgeist, 9p.m.

Bikes for change



Saenger, 2p.m.;7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit

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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