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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 

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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