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LIFE Yoga, 7AM
An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri
Adler's New Orleans, 11AM
Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'
Local Brass Band brings a mix of standards and new creations
Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM
Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest
The Broad Theater, 7PM
Short film showcase
Blue Nile 7:30PM
Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen
House of Blues, 8PM
Hebrew hip hop
Cafe Istanbul, 8PM
Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!"
Joy Theater, 8:30PM
Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister
One Eyed Jacks, 9PM
Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball
Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM
Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party
Bar Redux, 10PM
All-British dance party
Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM
Party like it's 1999
Crescent Park, 10AM
Eat to benefit LA/SPCA
Fair Grounds, 12PM
Family day at the grounds
The Yum Yum, 6PM
NPR faves come home from tour
St. Mark's Church, 6PM
Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy
Smoothie King Center, 7PM
Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill
The Saenger Theatre, 7PM
Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA
House of Blues, 7PM
80s vs. 90s - decades collide
One Eyed Jack's, 8PM
FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland"
The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM
NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes
The Willow, 9PM
Masquerade ball with live music
The Circle Bar, 10PM
Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty
Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM
Free show to move and groove
Howlin' Wolf, 12PM
Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food
Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM
Free female-led discussion and open house
Playmakers Theater, 2PM
Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko
Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM
5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician
Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM
Live music, drinks, water slides, more
Audubon Park, 5PM
LPO Woodwind Quintet performs
Local trad jazz masters
Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 6PM
Bring games, or join one at the store
Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM
Mix of brass standards and funky covers
Spotted Cat, 10PM
Boundary pushing fusion jazz
Maple Leaf, 10PM
Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington
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
September 23-October 4
Art for Arts’ Sake is coming up on October 4, which means this week is your last chance to see just about every exhibition on Julia Street and at the CAC. Drop into Soren Christensen for a solo show by internationally recognized Pakistani-born artist Jamali, or get a sneak preview of what AFAS has to offer at Callan Contemporary and Octavia Gallery. This Friday, NOMA hosts its gala fundraiser Love in the Garden. Saint Claude is between openings, but there’s plenty of work to be seen this weekend.
Upcoming Art Events
Ogden After Hours (September 25, Ogden Museum)
This week, the Ogden’s evening soiree features New Orleans clarinetist Tim Laughlin. Venerable literature publication The New Orleans Review will celebrate its fall double issue with a launch party and signing.
Love in the Garden (September 26, NOMA)
NOMA’s fall gala includes a patron party, garden party, and late-night party that runs until midnight. NOCCA celebrates its 40th anniversary by honoring five talented faculty and alumni. Entertainment by the NOCCA Jazz & Vocal Ensembles, The Yat Pack, and Mario Abney & The Abney Effect. Food and drinks from dozens of local restaurants and bartenders. Check NOMA for tickets and details.
Art For Arts’ Sake (October 4, Downtown Arts District)
The Contemporary Arts Center closes out its current exhibitions with a bang at the downtown art district’s big fall event. Drop in on the CAC for a last glimpse, plus free cocktails and small bites. Galleries along Julia Street host receptions for their new October openings. Downtown restaurants offer drink and dinner specials.
Barrister’s, 2331 St. Claude Avenue at Spain Street
‘Sugar After Stranger’ presents two- and three-dimensional work by Susan Bowers. In addition: ‘1+1=3: Ibeji Twins,’ a pop-up exhibition of kachina-like dolls and figures by Kristin Myers.
Byrdie’s, 2422 St. Claude Avenue
‘Taproot’ is an installation of ceramic sculpture by local artist Walter Stevens. Through October 7.
The Front, 4100 St. Claude Avenue
In ‘data drops,’ Brian James Priest & H. Cole Wiley investigate the way that technology, art, and people interact with hybrid installations comprised of sound, sculpture, performance and drawing.
Rooms 3 & 4
‘Jargon’ is group show exploring the way that artists use language to recontextualize image and object. Featuring Bonnie Brenda Scott, Nicola Vruwink, Ken Shaw, Jamie Solock, Ben Skinner, and Raquel Meyers. All through October 5.
Good Children Gallery, 4037 St. Claude Avenue
In the Shadow of a Giant displays work by Generic Art Solutions, created during a summer artist residency in Captiva Island, Florida at the former home and studio of Robert Rauschenberg. Through October 5.
The May Space, 2839 North Robertson, Ste 105
Tameka Norris’s work represents the relationship between the multi-generational, existing black communities and recent New Orleans “transplants.”
Press Street’s Antenna, 3718 St. Claude Avenue
Using the structures of competitive sport, R. Eric McMaster’s work feature themes of obedience, vulnerability, resistance, and eventual acceptance and explores what they could mean for large-scale social situations. Through October 5. An artist walkthrough will be held on October 2nd from 7 to 9p.m.
Staple Goods, 1340 St. Roch Avenue
German-born artist Miriam Lilje’s debut solo exhibition at Staple Goods presents her new landscape and classical music-inspired paintings in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. Through October 5.
UNO St. Claude, 2429 St. Claude Avenue
In ‘environmental scanning,’ Austrian artists Katharina Cibulka and Nicole Weniger explore the relationship between human beings and human modes of perception of surrounding spaces. Through October 5.
Julia Street & CBD
Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia Street
‘Wanderlust’ presents paintings by Cheri Ben-Iesau, pottery by Renee Melito, mixed media pieces by Stephen Palmer, and jewel by Chigusa Nishimoto. Through September 30.
Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 & 434 Julia Street
New exhibitions open October 4.
Boyd Satellite, 440 Julia Street
Boyd Satellite continues with “Sputnik 2,” a group show culled from work by Boyd favorites.
Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia Street
Opening September 25, ‘Imagined Shores’ presents Raine Bedsole’s evocative sculptures and densely layered works on paper. Through October 26.
Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia Street
In September, Jean Bragg shows work by painter Michelle Conques, who works out of Denham Springs, Louisiana.
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia Street
Jonathan Ferrara hosts the 18th Annual No Dead Artists, an international juried exhibition of contemporary work. Through September 27.
LeMieux Gallery, 332 Julia Street
‘Glimmer Steady Inside the Stone’ displays work by Southern pop-surrealist Nathan Durfee, who takes influences from Mr. Pickles as readily as Magritte. Through September 27.
Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp Street
For White Linen Night 2014, Martin Chaisson hung works by contemporary American neo-expressionist Hunt Slonem.
Octavia Gallery, 454 Julia Street
Octavia presents new work by three American artists, including figure paintings by Lois Chiles, large-scale scupture installations by Richard Deutsch, and hyperrealist sculptures by Carole A. Feuerman, and Beth Lambert. Through October 11.
Soren Christensen Gallery, 400 Julia Street
Jamali, the Pakistani-born artist of the mystic contemporary, makes a solo gallery debut with new and retrospective work including prints, sculpture, and paintings on cork. Through September. Also on view: a selection of work by artists from the gallery roster.
TEN Gallery, 4432 Magazine Street
‘Doppelgänger, doppelgänger’ is a series of drawings by Ryan Lindburg. Through September 28.
Ongoing at local museums & collections
Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street
“Mark of the Feminine”
Curator Regine Basha’s Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of exhibitions to be produced by the CAC focusing on the remarkable community of artists working in New Orleans. The exhibition features works by a selection of multigenerational female and female-identifying contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums.
Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards
The CAC presents the work of 12 award-winning emerging artists who received the esteemed Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2013.
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series National Juried Exhibition
The show features a juried selection of works by 20 regional artists. One artist in the Artisan Series exhibition will be selected as the New Orleans Finalist during Art for Arts' Sake on October 4.
NOMA, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park
“Orientalism: Taking and Making”
This selection from the NOMA collection addresses the charged topic of Western cultural and artistic borrowing from the East. Shades of oppression, racism, and superficial cultural understanding are on view in 19th-century Orientalist paintings, photographs, and decorative arts. Through February 1, 2015.
‘Forever’ by Odili Donald Odita
NOMA commissioned Nigerian-born Odili Donald Odita to transform the first floor elevator lobby with a kaleidoscope mural that will be on view for two years. Through April 2015.
“Sphere of Influence: Pictorialism, Women and Modernism” is on display in NOMA’s Mann Pailet Gallery on the second floor through September 24th and tells the story of networks and groups of female photographers and their impact on the history – and thus present-day – photography. Through November 23.
“Robert Rauschenberg and the ‘Five from Louisiana’”
In 1977 Rauschenberg participated in the NOMA exhibition Five from Louisiana as one of five Louisiana artists who had gained international prominence. These artists included Lynda Benglis, Tina Girouard, Richard Landry, and Keith Sonnier. This is the first time since 1977 that these two series have been shown together at NOMA, along with artworks by the other Louisiana artists from that seminal exhibition. Through October 5.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street
Established in 2012, the Ogden’s annual juried show promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana and recognizes the role of New Orleans as a rising international art center. Through September 28.
Shawn Hall's Pastoral Universe
In this immersive installation the viewer is placed within the piece looking out: out into leaves, branches, and into space. It references the universe as a whole, cellular activity, and what the artist refers to as ‘particle space’, which is formally dots, but relates to decorative, “charged” space in Medieval and Renaissance painting. Through November 2.
New Orleans Chapter of The Links HBCU Exhibition
A curated show of works from students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Louisiana, including Xavier University, Dillard University, Southern University, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, and Grambling State University. Through September 28.
“Into the Light II: Photographs from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art”
Housing “one of the most important and comprehensive collections of Southern photography in the U.S.” Ogden’s second phase of this unique exhibition highlights rare and previously-unseen photographs from its holdings. More work culled from the ouvres of Shelby Lee Adams, William Christenberry, the late George Dureau, William Eggleston, Birney Imes, Roland L. Freeman, Marion Post Wolcott, and many others.
Self-Taught, Outsider, and Visionary Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, including Thornton Dial, Reverend Howard Finster, Clementine Hunter, Nellie Mae Rowe, Wellmon Sharlhorne, George Andrews, and others.
Walter Inglis Anderson: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Southern Regionalists: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
In the Andrews-Humphrey Gallery: George Andrews, Benny Andrews, Nene Humphrey
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.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street
“Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere”
A book and exhibition by renowned author and photographer Richard Sexton exploring the architectural and urban similarities among the culturally rich locales of Haiti, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador and New Orleans. Trace these connections with this unique and enthralling exhibit.
Shout, Sister, Shout! The Boswell Sisters of New Orleans
In the 1920s and ’30s, a trio of sisters from New Orleans became the darlings of radio’s golden age. Martha, Connie, and Vet Boswell were classically trained musicians heavily influenced by the city’s vibrant jazz scene. Together they pioneered the cheerful, close-harmony style that became emblematic of 1940s girl groups. Join The Historic New Orleans Collection in rediscovering the Boswell Sisters, one of the city’s most celebrated musical exports.
From Cameo to Close Up: New Orleans in Film
Celebrating Louisiana’s role on the silver screen, this exhibition features posters, lobby cards, photos, press books and other ephemera from the silent era to the mid-1990’s. Objects are from THNOC’s permanent holdings.
Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Andrew Smith
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz