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MARDI

July 29th

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Zephyrs vs. Iowa
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers
Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.
See Kermit at home in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

 

Ruby the Rabbitfoot
the BEATnik, 8p.m.
South Georgia singer-songwriter ($8)

 

Comedy Beast
Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.
Free standup comedy show

 

Lions, Big Awesome, All People, Tare
Hey Cafe, 9p.m.
Community Record’s DIY Summer Bummer Fest, part 3 ($5)

 

Open Ears Music Series
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Ft. Trapper Keeper

MERCREDI

July 30th

Double Indemnity
Prytania Theatre, 10a.m.
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in the classic noir

 

Zephyrs vs. Iowa
Zephyr Stadium, 5p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Wednesdays on the Point
Algiers Ferry Dock, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
This week ft. Bag of Donuts, DJ Rik Ducci

 

Dawn and Hawks
the BEATnik, 9p.m.
Americana singer-songwriters from Austin, TX

 

The Dirty Nil, Pears, High
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Sloppy loud rock’n’roll out of Ontario, Canada

JEUDI

July 31st

Thursdays at Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden, 6p.m.
This week ft. Ole Man River Band ($10)

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Ruby and the Rogues ($10)

 

Zephyrs vs. Iowa
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($15)

 

Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 7:30p.m.
New Orleans Shakespeare Festival presents

 

Cabaret
Tulane Dixon Hall, 8p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents

 

The Gallery
Southport Hall, 8p.m.
Hooky indie rock out of western Massachusetts ($10)

 

Flesh Lights, Trampoline Team, Fez
Saturn Bar, 9p.m.

Naughty punk rock from Austin & NOLA ($7)

 

Bounce 4 Year Anniversary
Republic, 10p.m.
Ft. Big Freedia, Sissy Nobby & more ($10)

 

Monica McIntyre
Cafe Istanbul, 10p.m.
Cellist celebrates her birthday

 

Reggae Night
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
Hosted by DJ T-Roy

VENDREDI

August 1st

Satchmo Summerfest
Old U.S. Mint, 12-10p.m.
Friday ft. James Andrews, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Wycliffe Gordon, & more

 

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-9p.m.
Gallery talk by Anne Roberts, music by Cristina Perez

 

What Made Milwaukee Famous

Euclid Records, 5p.m.

Preview their Gasa Gasa show tonight—free!

 

French Film Festival
Prytania Theatre, beginning 5:30p.m.
At 5:30, Tom at the Farm; at 7:45, Yves St. Laurent

 

Rolland Golden: Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter
Garden District Gallery, 6p.m.
Local artist signs new memoir of his life 1955-1976

 

Zephyrs vs. Iowa
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers
Blue Nile, 7p.m.
Catch Kermit on Frenchmen

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 7:30p.m.
New Orleans Shakespeare Festival presents

 

Cabaret
Tulane Dixon Hall, 8p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents

 

Sarah McLachlan
Saenger Theater, 8p.m.
Canadian superstar’s new album is Shine On

 

Grieves, Son Real
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Seattle-based MC ($15)

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
This week ft. Iko Allstars

 

What Made Milwaukee Famous
Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.
w/ Breton Sound, A. Sinclair ($7)

SAMEDI

August 2nd

Satchmo Summerfest
Old U.S. Mint, 12-10p.m.
Saturday ft. Glen David Andrews, Brass-A-Holics, Topsy Chapman & more

 

French Film Festival
Prytania Theatre, beginning 12p.m.
At noon, Le Chef; at 1:45, Marius; at 3:45, Mr Leos CaraX; at 5:30, Tom at the Farm

 

White Linen Night
CAC & 300-600 blocks Julia St., beginning 6p.m.
Julia Street art scene’s big night out

 

Zephyrs vs. Nashville
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.

Local baseball in Metairie

 

Jesse McCartney
House of Blues, 6:30p.m.
90s teen pop sensation, now sponsored by Twix ($25)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about Iraq War's social effects ($20) (final performance)

 

Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 7:30p.m.
New Orleans Shakespeare Festival presents

 

Cabaret
Tulane Dixon Hall, 8p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents

 

Hank III
House of Blues, 8p.m.
AKA Shelton Hank Williams, AKA Hank Williams III ($31)

 

Big History Hiatus Show
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
with Sweet Crude, Vox and the Hound ($10)

 

Ex-Cult, BABES, Giorgio Murderer
Saturn Bar, 10p.m.
Raucous post-rock out of Memphis ($7)

 

HUSTLE!
Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.
DJ Soul Sister’s rare groove dance party

 

Mykki Blanco
One Eyed Jacks, 12a.m.
Queer hip-hop artist & performance artist ($12)
 

DIMANCHE

August 3rd

Satchmo Summerfest
Old U.S. Mint, 12-10p.m.
Sunday features Original Pinettes, Kermit Ruffins, Jeremy Davenport & more

 

French Film Festival
Prytania Theatre, beginning 12p.m.
At noon, A Summer’s Tale; at 2:30, Fanny; at 5, Mood Indigo

 

Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 1:30p.m.
New Orleans Shakespeare Festival presents

 

Cabaret
Tulane Dixon Hall, 2p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents

 

Zephyrs vs. Nashville
Zephyr Stadium, 4p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Justin Timberlake
Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.
Not A Bad Thing ($56+)

 

John Moreland
the BEATnik, 8p.m.
Tulsa, OK singer-songwriter
 

Art Openings and Shows in NOLA

Each week, NoDef brings you a comprehensive directory of visual arts
in the Crescent City from Julia to St. Claude

Feb. 19-26, 2013

Colorful Mardi Gras floats may not be rolling down the streets anymore, but there’s still much to see in the city.  Aside from ongoing exhibits like Deborah Luster’s haunting photographs or a pair of fashionable brothers taking over Longue Vue, new exhibitions are popping up all around town.  Abstract landscapes take over the Tulane art gallery, the Historic New Orleans Collection gets in touch with its Louisiana roots, and conceptualism comes to NOMA.  Now that Super Bowl and Mardi Gras festivities have ended, Ogden After Hours and Friday Nights at NOMA return with more music, shows and cocktails.  See what else is new in the budding New Orleans art scene below:      

Openings and Events:  

Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
Anne Nelson’s series of abstract landscape paintings “Boundaries, Overlaps” delves into ideas of loss and connection in the outside environment.  The exhibit opens February 20 and closes March 1 with a special reception from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  
 
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia St.
 Brian Borrello’s “Dark Matter” primarily uses charcoal to depict solitary fauna.  Opens February 20, on view until march 30. 

 

The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. 
“Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698-1840” revisits the natural Louisiana landscape with drawings, watercolors and folios depicting the state’s flora and fauna in the early years of exploration.  From swamplands to bayous, audiences get a glimpse into what the untouched environment looked like.  The exhibit opens February 23 and will be on view until to June 2.   

 

NOMA 
Conceptual artist Mel Chin presents his largest retrospective yet, spanning over four decades.  Using in everything from the environment to people, much of his work is motivated by politics, culture and social circumstances.  Opens February 21, and is on view until May 25.     

 

Friday Nights at NOMA 
Watch a screening of Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott in honor of Black History Month.  Aside from a Q & A with Signpost filmmaker Christina Melton, there will be musical performances by Patrice Fisher and Arpa Latin Jazz Ensemble and keynote address about the Tulane University Maya Symposium.  The night begins at 5 pm.  
 

 

Ogden After Hours
Peruse the Ogden, while listening to the dulcet sounds of Grammy winning blues artist, Chris Thomas King.  The night brings delicious catering by Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering and of course the O-mazing cocktail of the night, the margarita.  Enjoy yourself from 6 pm to 8 pm.    
 

 

ONGOING
 

Octavia Art Gallery, 4532 Magazine St.
Check out Grover Mouton’s Urban Visions.  The Tulane architecture professor founded the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center. Opening reception February 2 with an appearance from the artist between 6-8 pm.

 

Scott Edwards Gallery and Studio, 2109 Decatur

“A Year and Some Change”- a solo show by photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsee.  Opening Saturday, February 2 and on view until Saturday, April 6.

 

Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
Doug and Gene Meyer display their retrospective of fashion and furnishings and liven up an old plantation with their modern takes.  Gene Meyer has worked in the fashion world for years, while his brother Doug has taken the interior design world by storm with his bold use of color.  The brothers recently joined forces in 2004.  The exhibition opens January 31, and is available until March 31. 

 

Staple Goods Gallery, 1340 St. Roch
February features ceramic sculptures by William DePauw, professor of ceramics at Tulane University.  

 

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Deborah Luster: Tooth For an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish.  Luster explores violence and place in her black and white photographs as she captures sites of murder around the city.  This powerful exhibit opens January 17, and is on view until April 7. 

 

Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum. See all that the Ogden’s permanent collection has to offer in terms of brilliant self-taught artists.  Whether looking at the bold brush strokes of Thornton Dial or the simplistic folk painting of Nellie Mae Roe, their self-taught talents shine through in their work.  Opens January 17, on view through April 7. 

 

Andrews-Humphrey Gallery: George “The Dot Man ”Andrews (1911-1996) was a self-taught artist from Plainview, Georgia. The exhibit also includes his son, the late Benny, who was a civil rights activist and proponent for change in the art world, where he faced discrimination as a multiracial artist. Nene Humphrey is a sculpture, drawer, and printmaker whose work draws from her Roman Catholic background.

 

 
Walter Anderson Gallery:
Anderson was born in New Orleans on 1903. He was a painter, potter, writer and naturalist. He spent the majority of his life working at his family’s pottery business and eventually moved to Horn Island, which became the main influence of his later works. 
 
Paintings from master realist painter Michael J. Deas. The exhibit features old works, as well as never been seen paintings from Deas’ collection. Many have no doubt encountered his depiction of Marilyn Monroe or James Dean on the corner of an envelope.  On view through February 28. 

 

George Rodrigue’s Aioli Dinner depicts members of the Creole Gourmet Society at dinner. 

 

Thornton Dial’s Struggling Tiger In Hard Times marks one of Dial’s most significant works from his tiger series. 

 

Will Henry Stevens Gallery: A pioneer of southern modernism, Stevens organizes the landscapes around him in clean shapes and colors. 

 

Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St.
Los Angeles artist Cheri Ben-Iesau presents her series “Shades of Solitude,” a very contemporary look into isolation.  Much of her work is done in acrylic or permanent marker.  
Exhibitions opening February 2, on view until February 28.  

 

The Big Top 3 Ring Circus, 1638 Clio St.
Lumen Tetrachotomy features works by metal sculptor Rachel David, textile sculptor Elizabeth Eckman, photgrapher Rachel Speck and mixed media artist Sarah Rose. For more information, contact the Big Top at bigtop3ring@gmail.comor call 504-569-2700.   

 

The Front, 4100 St. Claude
Nicholas des Cognets’ exhibit “Missing/ Total/ Brutal” delves into the connection between humans and their natural environment.  In rooms 3 and 4 Angela Berry’s “Left Out” explores commercial objects interacting with the environment.  On view from February 9 to March 3.  
    
M. Francis Gallery, 604 Julia St.
 
Evolution: The Spirit of an Artist, by Myesha Francis.
 
Passion to Paint: every Friday and Saturday
 

Mallory Page Studio Works, 641 Julia St.  
Recent work by Mallory Page, mixed media on canvas and wood panel.
  

 

Soren Christensen, 400 Julia St.
“Selections from the Roster” brings a variety of artists from William Dunlap to Bradley Sabin.  
 

 

New Orleans Museum of Art 

Make Yourself at Home, in NOMA’s Great Hall. Painter Jim Richard brings his colorful modernist works to NOMA again for his first solo show in the museum since 1978. On view through February 24.

 

Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau:  See how this French school transformed landscape in the nineteenth century.  Open January 18, on view through May 19 in the Templeman Galleries. 

 

IMAGE: Present Absence 3. Anne Nelson. 2012. 36"x48". Oil on canvas. (Tulane University)


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