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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 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'
Today in New Orleans: 6.22.12
Today, learn about D.C.’s black history through the “Go-Go” music scene, go on a delicious Grub Crawl, drink cocktails with PRIDE, listen to the legends of Stax Records on Frenchmen, and funk it up with Flow Tribe at Tip’s Free Fridays. On this day in history, music entrepreneur Stan “The Record Man” Lewis opened his first record store in Shreveport, LA (1948), LSU b-ball legend "Pistol" Pete Maravich was born (1947) and rapper Master P and his entourage were detained at New Orleans International Airport for trying to check-in two guns through security (1999).
“The Press of New Orleans: The Past. The Present. The Future?” (Rousell Hall, Loyola University, 3:30pm) Professor Larry Lorenz, Ph.D, of Loyola’s School of Mass Communication will lecture on the ever-changing face of media in New Orleans, as part of the inaugural Alumni College. The focus: Times-Picayune’s history and near future.
Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City (Café Istanbul, 6:00-9:00pm) Author Natalie Hopkinson discusses her novel about the social history of blacks in Washington, D.C., from “Go-Go” music in nightclubs to the postwar gentrification. Hopkinson is a contributing editor of TheRoot.com. This event is presented by The Washington Post. New Orleans cuisine, book signing and reception.
Grub Crawl (Warehouse District, 6:00-10:00pm) Hosted by Bon Appétit and Belvedere Vodka, this tour of food will take you to the American Sector, Mike’s On The Avenue, Hotel Modern and Borgne to try each chef’s popular dishes and cool-ass cocktails. Continues to the French Quarter on Saturday, and the Garden District on Sunday. Friday only, $69. Weekend pass, $199. Tickets here.
PRIDE Week: Cocktails with Pride (Bourbon Vieux, 7-10pm) Get proud on Bourbon Street. For $25 entry, limited bar open style, food, music, 50/50 raffle.
The Bo-Keys (d.b.a., 10:00pm) Alumni both of Stax Records and Hi Records (some of these men survived the plane crash that claimed Otis), these legends are bringing Memphis soul and the sounds of the Power movement to New Orleans. Floyd Newman, Howard Grimes, Archie “Hubby” Turner, Ben Cauley, Scott Bomar, Skip Pitts, and young cats w/ awards in the horn section Marc Franklin, Kirk Smothers, Derrick Williams, and Jim Spake.
Where Y'Art (NOMA, 5:00 p.m.) Today, the museum opens a new exhibit titled Ralston Crawford and Jazz. The exhitibition explores the relationship betweenusic, photography, painting, drawing and film as they intersect in Crawford’s work in New Orleans.Tonight, NOMA welcomes the exhibit with a performance by Dr. Michael White and a lecture on Crawford and his times.
Flow Tribe (Tipitina’s, 10:00pm) The boys of Flow Tribe gonna funkify this free Friday show. The band formed in 2004 and took a hiatus due to Katrina and the drummer’s deployment to Iraq. Since regrouping in 2006, they’re mission is to make you shake your back out. Sharing the stage will be Daria & The Hip Drops.
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