Today in New Orleans 1.31.14

Tonight, Bridge House and Generations Hall are bringing their annual recycled fashion show to the runway. Mississippi Rail Co. is throwing a party at Gasa Gasa for their new “Singles” project, and Bonerama is playing at Tip’s. On this day in 1865, Robert E. Lee was named Commander in Chief of the Confederate Armies. Now, more music, art, and fashion to kick off the weekend.  

 

Recycled Fashion Show (Generations Hall, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.)

Bridge House Thrift Store is providing the clothes, but local designers have used their creativity to give them a fashionable edge. Attendees can enjoy food from over 20 restaurants, a silent auction with items from the runway, a cash bar, and live music. Sponsorships begin at $250, and tickets are $25 ahead of time, $30 at the door, and $50 for VIP seating. Call Joe Pitman at 821-7288 for more information. 

 

Mississippi Rail Company (Gasa Gasa, 9 p.m.)

The bluesy roots band from New Orleans has a new Singles project beginning this month. January’s track is “Big, Bad Wolf” and they are throwing a party for the new project. NoDef’s Owen Legendre describes the band as “an eclectic mix of RnB, swing, gospel, and bluegrass.” 

 

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (Mahalia Jackson Theatre, 7:30 p.m.)

Tonight’s program includes “Fireworks” by Igor Stravinsky, a pipa concerto by Zhao Jipang, and “Das Lied von der Erde” by Gustav Mahler. Tickets are $20 at the door, $10 for students and children. Buy them here.

 

Bonerama (Tipitina’s, 10 p.m.)

A brass-funk sextet formed in the late ’90’s comprised of trombones, the band has quickly become a staple at local festivals and the city’s most popular music venues. Bonerama currently has five albums under their belt, including their most recent EP Hard Times, released in 2009. Although they have not spent much time in the recording studio recently, the band has an impressive horn section, the Bonerama Horns, and the trio has performed with acts such as indie rock group Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.   

 

Friday Nights at NOMA: Gallery Talk with Russell Lord and Jeff Rosenheim (NOMA, 5 p.m.)

Contemporary jazz artist Rex Gregory, who released his latest work Rocket Summer in 2013, is providing the music tonight. Lord and Rosenheim will be discussing NOMA’s exhibit “Photography and the Civil War,” and adults can get creative with the “art on the spot” table. 

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