Today, celebrate the grand reopening of Music Box Village in the Bywater. Annunciation Park is taken over by an epic arts festival dedicated to hispanic heritage in New Orleans. Fashion and furry creatures come together at the 10th annual Bad to the Bone runway show, while some of the city's greatest musicians perform at Art Klub. On this day in 1964, The Beatles played City Park Stadium for $5 a ticket. Now, more details for today's festivities.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration (Annunciation Park, 12PM)
Stop by Annunciation Park for a celebration of Hispanic-American heritage in the Crescent City. Presented by the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, the fest features soccer games, dance demonstrations, local art, and live music. Food from local vendors across the city will be available for sale. Free and open for all.
Opening Celebration (The Music Box Village, 5PM)
Join the Bywater arts venue for its official fall reopening, featuring an all-ages exploration of musical architecture. DJ DressUp, DJ Karo, and DJ Rusty Lazer (alternate persona of Jay Pennington, co-founder of Music Box Village's partner New Orleans Airlift) will take turns spinning tracks.
Bad to the Bone (Eiffel Society, 6PM)
Bad to the Bone: Rescued on the Runway returns for the 10th annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Louisiana and 10 other local animal rescue organizations. Four-legged models strut down the catwalk (or, more accurately, dogwalk) in some fine duds from Petcetera. Attendees are able to adopt these pups, and/or bring their own pets to compete in various costume contests throughout the evening. Food and drinks will be on hand for purchase, with all proceeds going to various local animal rescue groups.
RISE (Art Klub, 7PM)
Celebrate the St. Roch arts venue's official grand opening and fundraiser with some of the greatest musicians in NOLA. Performers bringing the music to the Art Klub stage include the Preservation All Stars, James Singleton, Ole Man River Band, MC Sweet Tea, and Jimbo Spins. Additional artists include Activism Dance Theatre, FLOCK dance, Jacqueline Ehle Inglefield, Daniel Masterpiece Jones, Prospect 4: 'Scavengers' Artist Collective, Reese Johanson Collective, and Vagabond Inventions. A portion of all funds raised will be awarded to the cultural partners working with Art Klub.