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Vendredi

July 21st

Friday Pop Up

Drifter Hotel, 1PM

By Lucille’s Roti Shop

 

Louisiana Sportsman Show

Superdome, 3PM

Back in NOLA after 12 years

 

Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Moana

 

Summer Nerd Movie Nights

Tubby & Coo’s, 7PM

A showing of The Neverending Story

 

John Waters Film Festival

NOMA, 7PM

A showing of Pink Flamingos

 

Leonardo Hernandez Trio

Casa Borrega, 7PM

Great food, great music

 

Comedy F#@k Yeah

The Dragon’s Den, 8PM

Ft. Shane Torres

 

New Rebel Family

House of Blues, 8PM

Ft. AYO, The Other LA, Akadia, and Ventruss

 

Mia Borders Trio

Foundation Room, 9:30PM

Open to the public

 

Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Crunchin’ on those notes

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Walter “Wolfman” Washington + The Fortifiers

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 11PM

Ft. Mikel Douglas + Dozal

SAMEDI

July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food

 

National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more

 

Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party

 

Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes

 

Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green

 

New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now

 

Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots

 

HOUxNOLA

Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more

 

Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche

 

Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support

 

Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto

 

DIMANCHE

July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic

 

Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book

 

Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books

 

Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting

 

Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all

 

Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager

 

Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars

 

Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl

 

Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim

 

Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era

 

Church*

The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic


H2 Show

Artists Vie For Grant to Install Water Art in Lafitte Greenway



On Monday (3.23), three teams of civic designers will compete for a $25,000 grant to install a watery piece of public art on the Lafitte Greenway.

 

The competition is part of the 5th Annual Water Challenge, “a daylong event focused on highlighting market-based, entrepreneurial solutions to our region’s water crisis.”  Organizers hope that the winning installation will be a positive step towards finding those solutions by creating conversation about the role of water in New Orleans. The $25,000 grant will be awarded based on an audience vote at the event.

 

The finalists, who submitted proposals based on the theme “Living with Water,” are Jennifer Blanchard (Contraflow), Michel Varisco (Turning), and Amy Stelly & Darryl Reeves (Drop in the Bowl). A limited reveal has been given to the general public, while full pitches are being reserved for Monday’s event.

 

Jennifer Blanchard  is working with a team of local artists, landscape designers, and environmental scientists. For Contraflow, she’s proposed a series of “Louisiana Native Totems” arranged throughout rain gardens and terraced communities of native plants. The totems, a product of fellow potter, Peggy Bishop, are the whimsical ceramic features that presently adorn street signs and other fixtures near the Cabrini foot bridge in the Bayou St. John neighborhood. “The totems that we would create for this project would be of native fish, birds, other reptiles, amphibians, and mammals of Louisiana,” said Blanchard, who is a botanist-turned-potter here in New Orleans. They will highlight the changing migration patterns of animals and people alike in the face of rising seas and eroding wetlands.

 

Turning is a kinetic sculpture proposed by Michel Varisco. In the past, Varisco has used large scale photographs and video to explore the Mississippi River Delta and its gradual deterioration. 

 

The sculpture, she said, will use “symbols, lights, sounds, motion and shape - in a talisman of sorts” and will also focus on our history with the River.

 

“By looking into Louisiana's origin symbol, the wild Mississippi River, and how we altered it and learned many lessons as a result, I hope to evoke an innovative and brave spirit in moving towards the inescapable questions of our future with water,” she said.

 

Amy Stelly has teamed up with sculptor Darryl Reeves for her Drop in the Bowl proposal, which envisions a stainless steel sculpture embedded in the landscape. The design, which she will reveal on Monday, will be “iconic and simple,” and emblematic of New Orleanians’ relationship with water.  She originally wanted to include a water feature in her plan, but she worried for its future maintenance. Stelly is an urban planner with a background in art history.

 

Darryl Reeves, according to the Encyclopedia of Louisiana, is a master blacksmith who is trained in the tradition of 18th and 19th century African-American ironworkers. He has rehabilitated the ironwork gates of the Presbytere (thought to be the work of slave artisans) and forged identical gates for the Cabildo, among many other projects. He plans to guide Stelly through the Drop in the Bowl project if it wins the grant.

 

“The projects were selected by a selection committee made up of Propeller, Arts Council New Orleans, and other external water and design experts based on community impact, visual impact, originality/creativity, and capacity to raise awareness and communication challenges New Orleans faces living with water,” said Propeller’s Communications Manager, Catherine Gans, in an email.  

 

The grant is sponsored by the City of New Orleans’ Percent for Art Program, which began in 1986 and has commissioned or purchased more than 350 works of art throughout the city.  The program is administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans and funded by a designated 1% of eligible municipal capital bonds.

 

Interested parties must register online at gopropeller.org in order to attend the design competition which runs from 10:15AM - 12:00PM at The Chicory on Fulton Street, Monday, March 23, 2015.

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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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