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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters, Benedick and Beatrice, in a war of words and wits
1445 Pauger Street (6:00 PM)
Cultural philanthropists Dorian and Kel Bennett have opened their historic Marigny home for this inaugural event with music, theater and dance performances
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Punk rock on Lee Circle
Walter Wolfman Washington
d.b.a. (10:00 PM)
Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week
Curren$y's Jet Lounge
Blue Nile (10:00 PM)
The NOLA rapper's weekly party
Banks Street Bar (10:00 PM)
Blues rock and BLTs!
Country Club (All Day)
Weekly Wed Gig- $3 martinis and free admission for the service industry folks.
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Piano man meets a golden voice.
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
Weekly Wed Gig- Gypsy jazz upstairs in the Marigny
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- from the street to the stage. Midnight Snax throwdown follows at 10pm.
dba (7:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.
Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge (9:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band
NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
Art Openings and Shows in NOLAEach week, NoDef brings you a comprehensive directory of visual arts
in the Crescent City from Julia to St. Claude
This week on the art beat, jazz takes many forms at NOMA, Stonehenge lands in New Orleans to help us celebrate the Solstice and the CAC shows off NOLA Now. Here's the full rundown of art openings, plus all of this month's new stuff you might have missed:
New Orleans Museum of Art
Ralston Crawford and Jazz, opening June 22. Crawford’s collection of over 150 photographs, paintings, prints, drawings, and films explore the intersections of various art forms in New Orleans. On view through October 14.
Contemporary Arts Center
NOLA NOW, Part II: The Human Figure. Opening reception on June 23, 6-8pm. Closing Reception August 4, 6-11pm.
Corner of St. Claude and Bartholomew
On Wed., June 20,, celebrate the summer solstice at St. Claude and Bartholomew! Artist Dave Rhodes’ large scale Stonehenge replica is already up for everyone to see, with the party really getting going once summer officially begins at 6:09pm. Organizers encourage people to bring out their own instruments to celebrate the longest day of the year.
Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St. Paintings by Bettina Miret; Jewelry by Kiki Hurston; New art from Phillip Lightweiss-Goff, Opening Reception is on June 2, 6-9 pm. The exhibitions will be on view through June 30.
Arthur Roger, 432 Julia St.
Rings of Granite, an exhibition from Jesus Morales. Opening June 2. Morales is recognized as one of the greatest sculptors working in granite today. The artist works with materials such as Texas Pink, Black, Dakota, and Fredericksburg to create his unique sculptures that will be on view through July 14.
Barrister’s Gallery,2331 St. Claude Ave
Vision of the Unnatural World. Painters Nikki Crook, Amy Guidry, and Monique Ligons. Opening reception May 12, 6-9pm. On view through June 23.
The Big Top 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center,1638 Clio St.
Heather Weathers Presents her new installation, Maxi Paid Dress, as well as her XL Fem Capsule, a collection of percolated feminist ideas in a time capsule. Meet the Artist Reception June 8, 6-9pm. Spoken word by Kaitlyn Buchbaum, Live Performance by Alexandra Scott. On view through July 7.
Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422A St. Claude Ave
Hallie Marie Kuhn presents her Ceramics Exhibition, on view through July 10.
Callan Contemporary 240 Chartres St.
Jose-Maria Cundin presents Opus Concava on June 1. Cundin has referred to his oil paintings on wood-panel as “portraits, pseudo-portraits, echograms, and ectoplasm imagery.” The artist’s work will be on view through July 25.
Carol Robinson Gallery 840 Napoleon Ave.
Artists Jere Allen, Noah Saterstrom, Beverly Dennis, Jean Geraci, David Goodman, and Doug Sweet present The Sixth Month. On view through June 2012.
Cole Pratt Gallery, 3800 Magazine St.
Artist Katie Rafferty presents, About a Line, on June 2. The opening reception will last from 5:30-8pm. Rafferty’s mixed media monotypes and canvas works explore the many manifestations of “the line.” The exhibition will be on view through the month of June.
Coup d’ Oeil, 2033 Magazine St.
Blaine Capone presents Ghosts of the Quarry, on view through July 21.
Guthrie Contemporary Gallery, 3815 Magazine St.
DeeDee Morrison’s “Charmed” uses heavy industrial metals, laser get cutting methods and botanical inspired designs to create solar-powered, sustainable sculptures.
The Front, 4100 St. Claude
Jan Gilbert presents 30 Years/30 Blocks, an installation-book retrospective installation that explores three decades of place and public artwork. Gilbert and artist Babette Billbeau will also be introducing their Cajun Prayer Flags, a project that blends Tibetan, Japanese, and Cajun cultural traditions. Passersby will be able to write their own special intentions on the flags. Opening reception June 9, 6-10pm. On view through July 8.
Good Children Gallery, 4037 St. Claude Ave.
Heat Wave: Stephen Collier, T.J. Donovan, Aaron McNamee and Stephen G. Rhodes. Opening reception June 9, 6-10 p.m. On view through July 8.
Heriard-Cimino Gallery, 440 Julia St.
Fresh! New work and ongoing work from artists represented in the gallery. For information about artists displaying their work, visit http://www.heriardcimino.com/artsrepre.html. The new art will be on view through July 30.
HomeSpace Gallery,1128 St. Roch Ave
Beheld, a photographic exhibition with work by Andy Cook, Muffin Bernstein, Gayle Stevens, Judy Sherrod, Meg Turner, and Louviere+Vanessa. Opening Reception June 9, 6pm.
Jean Bragg Gallery, 600 Julia St.
Cries of New Orleans is a group exhibition with Carol Hallock opening June 2. The paintings will be on view through July 7.
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia St.
Painter Sandy Chism presents her collection, In the Trying, on June 1. The artist’s oil on canvas paintings will be on view through July 21.
Thornton Dial’s Works on Paper will also be on view until July 21.
LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia St.
Group show entitled Man, Myth, Monster opens on June 2. Opening reception from 6-8pm. The show is curated by gallery co-director Christy Wood and will be on view through July 28.
Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St
In “Parallel,” JT Blatty’s photographs explore the symmetry between the fossil and the human form, by combining portions of the human figure juxtaposed with fossils she has collected over the years. The exhibition will also include a separate display of fossils from the images. Opening reception is on Saturday, May 5 from 6-9pm.
May Gallery, 2839 N. Robertson
The Bywater’s newest art space is launching June 8, at 7:30pm. Exhibition by Katie Lerin, sound by Kim Hebert, and video by Wesley Stokes.
Octavia Art Gallery, 4532 Magazine Street
Inside/Outside: Contemporary Cuban Art. Opening reception June 2, 6-8pm. On view through June 30.
Soren Christensen, 400 Julia St.
Watershed by Gretchen Weller Howard. The popular New Orleans artist brings her new mixed media on canvas and panel. Rear Gallery: Traveling by Michael Marlowe. Smoky, atmospheric landscapes on panel. Opening reception June 2, 6-8pm. On view through June 30.
Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Ave.
Abstract Expressionist Ed Clark presents Louisiana Roots: Ed Clark. On view through June 30.
UNO St. Claude Gallery, 2429 St. Claude Ave.
2-D 3-D, a group show of current and incoming MFA grad students. Opening reception June 9, 6-10 p.m.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp St.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp St.
Artwork: "One-Eyed Monster," by Kate Samworth.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Ryan Sparks, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
Ryan Sparks, Kerem Ozkan
Michael Weber, B.A.
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