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Today in NOLA 8.27.17

It's an artful day in New Orleans., no matter the rain First, see NOLA through the eyes of some of its greatest photographers. Cripple Creek Theatre presents its final staging of Caligula, while the Architecture & Design Film Festival presents the premiere of a local-focused documentary. Later on, socialize at the city's premiere art party. On this date in 1895, former governor Earl K. Long was born. Now, more ways to keep busy today.


UnderExposed (Jazz Museum, 2:30PM)

Venture to the Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint for a free, one day portfolio share event. Featuring over 70 photographers from New Orleans, UnderExposed is a hybrid of artistic showcases for the local photographers, offering a reception and a show of their work, and a presentation from Los Angeles-based Todd Bigelow called "Protecting Your Work: Copywright Fundamentals for Photographers." 


Designing Life: The Modernist Arch (The Broad Theater, 6:30PM)

Visit the Broad for the world premiere of a new documentary on the life and work of New Orleans-born master of modernist architecture, Albert Ledner. Presented by the Louisiana Architectural Foundation and the Architecture & Design Film Festival, Designing Life explores Ledner's work that shaped the New York City landscape. 


Caligula (Castillo Blanco Art Studios, 8PM)

Tonight marks the final performance of Cripple Creek Theatre's production of Caligula, Albert Camus' absurdist masterpiece about the notorious (and possibly insane) Roman emperor. The production is free and open to the public, and all attendees are welcome to enjoy a cocktail or two before the show at Castillo Blanco. Accotding to Cripple Creek, the show "promises song, sadism, and the spectacle of a society pushing itself to the brink." 


ABSTRACT NOLA Art Party (Gravier Street Social, 9PM)

NOLA's premiere art party is the union of all things creative in this storied city. Snack on free bites and enjoy live music, live painting, shopping, poetry, dance, and more at Gravier Street Social. 

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