Mardi Gras Degustation: Galette des rois from France to New Orleans | Facebook

Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 

AFNO Anniversary year kick-off event! Galette des rois & Champagne Tasting

Discover the history of King Cake!

Free entry (limited seating)
Champagne drink tickets: $4 in advance at the AFNO / $5 at the door

Old US Mint, 400 Esplanade

NO LAW Presents: The Nutcracker | Facebook

Princesses, rat queens, ball busting, nut cracking. Muster up some holiday cheer and join New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling with that giving spirit. Our last brawl of the year will benefit Womanspace Louisiana, a safe haven for women who are experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and/or substance abuse.

Pre-action happy hour with tabling by local organizations. DJ Swim Team will keep the brawl/the audience moving during the event, followed by DJ Marilyn Thumptown for a dance party immediately afterward!

As per usual, ruthless wrestlers are lined up to fight for power, glory and affection. Your bets and $5 cover support local women’s organizations and could win you bar tabs, gift certificates or sweet NO LAW swag. Bring small bills for betting and bribing. Come for the drinks and ladies, stay for the smackdown.

One Eyed Jacks @ 8pm

Algiers Bonfire & Concert


Dennis Woltering (Master of Ceremonies) 

5:00pm – 5:30pm Flyover (Coast Guard / Belle Chasse NAS JRB)* 

5:30pm – 7:00pm Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys 

7:00pm – 7:30pm Margaret Orr’s reading of”Cajun Night Before Christmas” 

7:30pm – 8:15pm The Soul Rebels 

8:15pm – 8:30pm Second Line to Bonfire 

8:30pm The Lighting of the Bonfire!

Press Street's 8th Annual 24-Hour Draw-A-THON

Press Street’s 24-hour Draw-a-thon is the only event of its kind in the city of New Orleans. It is an art experience in which people are active participants– not spectators; where the entire premise is to encourage creating for the sake of creating. It is an all-ages, free event that is open to the public with all art materials provided.

Happy Buy Nothing Day! #bnd

Happy Buy Nothing Day! #bnd

NOPD homicide detective turned humorist painter shines at Barrister's Gallery

Go to this! 

Heads of State

  • What: Satirical portraits of political leaders by NOPD homicide Detective Charles Hoffacker.
  • Where: 2331 St Claude Ave.
  • When: Sat (Nov. 9) from 6 to 9 p.m., through Dec. 8.
  • Admission: Free.
  • More information: Visit Barrister’s Gallery website or call 504.710.4506.

A Conversation with Swoon, Delaney Martin, & Taylor Lee Shepard of New Orleans Airlift’s “Dithyrambalina”

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:00pm

The Contemporary Arts Center presents


A Conversation with Swoon, Delaney Martin, & Taylor Lee Shepard of New Orleans Airlift’s “Dithyrambalina”

Freeport-McMoRan Theater
FREE Admission
Cash Bar in the Spun Cafe at the CAC


The Contemporary Arts Center hosts a conversation about Dithyrambalina, New Orleans Airlift’s ongoing musical architecture project. Building off the great success of The Music Box, Project leaders Swoon, Delaney Martin, and Taylor Lee Shepard will discuss what is coming next for this evolving endeavor. The moderator for the evening is Tori Bush, Operations Manager of New Orleans Airlift & Dithyrambalina. 

Dithyrambalina: Musical Architecture in New Orleans: A host of international artists, musicians and inventors are creating Dithyrambalina – a landmark village of musical, playable houses. Invented instruments embedded into the walls, ceilings, and floors of Dithyrambalina’s architecture will support boundary-breaking musical performances and inspire wonder, exploration and invention in visitors of all ages. This New Orleans Airlift project is the evolving brainchild of artists Swoon, Delaney Martin, and Taylor Lee Shepherd in collaboration with over 100 more artists and musicians to date. Last year they debuted THE MUSIC BOX, as a proof-of-concept for their vision.

To learn more visit

The Team: New Orleans Airlift & Dithyrambalina

Delaney Martin—Artistic Director of Dithyrambalina and Co-founder of New Orleans Airlift
Delaney Martin has shown large-scale installations internationally for over a decade. Her work frequently engages with the historical and cultural specificity of a site to create spectacular, immersive environments. 
Her work is also marked by frequent collaborations with fellow artists as well as musicians and performers.

Delaney has lived, studied and worked in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and London over the past decade. In 2008 she founded the arts organization New Orleans Airlift with Jay Pennington out of a desire to give back and go back to New Orleans post-Katrina. She has since been honing the meaning of her art practice in relation to Airlift’s increasingly ambitious projects. This rewarding experience has led to an even deeper commitment to the power of collaboration.

Delaney conceived and led The Music Box experience. She continues to oversee the creative development of Dithyrambalina.

SWOON—Lead Visual Artist
Swoon is a Brooklyn-based street artist who creates life-sized portraits of people she meets, using woodcut block prints and paper cutouts. Swoon’s galleries are city walls, often in the environments that inspired the prints. With influences ranging from German Expressionist wood block prints to Indonesian shadow puppets, Swoon is a master of using cut paper to play with positive and negative space in a conceptually driven exploration of street environments.

For the past three years, she has also designed, built, and organized fleets of rafts including those of the Miss Rockaway Armada and the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, a large-scale installation at Deitch Projects in New York City. Her most recent boat project traversed the Adriatic Sea and the canals of Venice, Italy during the 2009 Biennale. Swoon’s boats are inspired by dense urban cityscapes and thickly intertwined mangrove swamps from her Florida youth.

She is an international artist with major pieces in the Museum of Modern Art, PS1’s groundbreaking exhibition GREATER NEW YORK, and Brooklyn Museum of Art. Swoon has been traveling for the past several years creating exhibitions and workshops in the United States and Europe.

Taylor Lee Shepherd—Lead Sound Artist
Taylor is a local artist and builder of mechanical wonders who has contributed to the shape of the Dithyrambalina from it’s inception. He joined Swoon and New Orleans Airlift’s very early collaborative meetings around building a musical house and has advised and influenced the process and the realization of the project. Taylor was Civil Engineer of The Music Box village, responsible for all of our electrical lines, general sound design and for making sure everything worked throughout the run of the installation. Taylor also built the very popular Music Box instrument called Vox Murum. He will continue to be our lead sound artist for Dithyrambalina.

Taylor likes to make things move in old fashioned ways. He often uses rotating cams, an 11th century invention, but he is also really fond of tape recorders. He has been known to make drawing machines, electronic doorknockers, dancing light machines and other irreverent moving objects. He has shown at numerous New Orleans galleries including Barristers, XO Gallery, The Candle Factory, and L’art Noir. He has also shown at Gallery T (Denver) and Bereznitzky Gallery (Berlin). His work was included in the wildly popular Sequence of Waves show organized by the Rabid Hands Collective at St. Cecilia’s Church in Brooklyn and The Museum of Curioisty in London with Black Rat Press. Taylor was also recently included in the Technological Terrarium exhibition at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Music Box Outpost at Art Arsenale, Kiev, Ukraine.

Tori Bush—Operations Manager
Tori Bush is an arts administrator, writer, maker and explorer. Tori has an M.A. in Arts Administration and was previously the Programs Director for the Creative Alliance of New Orleans. A contributing writer for Pelican Bomb, Daily Serving, Artvoices and editor for Catalogue, Tori was a finalist in the Creative Capital/Arts Writer’s grant this year. She believes New Orleans may be the last habitable city in the U.S.

Bloomin’ Deals “Bag Day” clearance sale Saturday on Freret » Uptown Messenger

$10 for 33 gallons of clothes. yes. 

Free Jazz Journey Concert: Roberto Fonseca, October 1 | WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM

Cuban jazz pianist (and international rising star) Roberto Fonseca comes to the House of Blues on October 1 for a free Jazz Journey concert presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation. Los Po-Boy-Citos open the show. Seating is general admission, and no advance tickets are required.

To whet your appetite, here’s clip in which Fonseca (with bassist Yandy Martinez and drummer Ramsés Rodríguez) performs “Asi Es La Vida” live in the Guardian’s studio in London.

New Orleans On Tap

The Bulldog and LA/SPCA’s Fourth Annual New Orleans on Tap Beer Festival
Sponsored by Abita Brewing Company

September 28, 2013
New Orleans City Park - Festival Grounds
1pm-7pm; VIP Early Entry Noon-1pm

New Orleans on Tap, our annual beer tasting & fundraiser, has quickly become one of the most recognized beer festivals in Greater New Orleans. The Bulldog and LA/SPCA team up again this year for a fantastic event! We hope you’ll join us this year to enjoy live music by Billy Iuso & Restless Natives, New Orleans Nightcrawlers and Royal Teeth, plus 200+ national & local beers as we raise money for the animals in our care. 

Must be 21 to purchase tickets and sample.

Please drink responsibly. 

Expand Your Vue: The River Between Us Is Coming to Longue Vue

Former Residents Bernard Williams and Sarah Quintana This Week at Longue Vue

New Orleans and St. Louis have many issues in common and are physically linked by the mighty Mississippi River. This September, Longue Vue House and Gardens presents The River Between Us, an indoor and outdoor art exhibition showcasing works that reflect how the lives of people in both communities have been intertwined by the river’s role in American history. Featuring commissions by local, national, and international artists, The River Between Us responds to the past as it impacts the future. Contemporary artists Matts Leiderstam, Ken Lum, Mel Watkin and 
former A Studio in the Woods resident, Bernard Williams have each created new works for the exhibition, exploring what it means to record and interpret history. Their works delve into civil rights legacies, transportation, cultural exchange, the environment, conquest and other experiences that relate to the Mississippi River. The exhibition also features work by local artists Courtney Egan, Helen Hill, Sarah Quintana and Kat Sotelo that explores the sounds and changing landscapes of the river and region as a whole. About Bernard Williams’ Work Bernard Williams’ complex history drives his creation of new    symbols for the people who have not been part of the American dream. Williams mined the historical landscape, embracing a complex physical and emotional geography by retelling American history for the past 15 years using sculptural forms. Williams is creating a “stock car” sculpture, evoking a conversation referencing speed and consumption. Williams, who is the product of a mix of African Americanand American Indian ancestry, takes on the sweep of American history. Part of an ongoing series, the artist becomes the designer and maker and the iconic symbol of the car becomes a container for complex historical, political, social, and cultural content. The artist’s cutouts mimic decals and sponsor logos of NASCAR, inserting his own historical consciousness into the mix (beadwork designs from the Great Lakes tribes and the word LaSalle, the French explorer who claimed the Mississippi River for France). 
The public is invited to a free Opening Reception for the exhibition on Thursday, September 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Longue Vue House and Gardens.
  Artist walkthrough starts at 5:45 p.m. Can’t make it out to the opening reception? Free admission to Longue Vue for you and a guest on Saturday, September 28 for Museum Day Live! ticket holders. 
Download your free ticket at: To learn more about Longue Vue, its events or register for the workshop, visit

Fall 2013 Louisiana Cultural Vistas Release Party

On Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 6pm, the LEH celebrates the latest issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas with a publication part at the Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette Street in New Orleans. Joining us for the festivities are magazine contributors: 

*Shirley, Rich, and Tee Marvin, whose collection of Noel Rockmore paintings is the subject of our cover story, as well as a new exhibit at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge through October 6th 

*Author David Armand, who will read from his novel, The Pugilist’s Wife, excerpted in the issue

*Rachel Emmanuel and Alex Tureaud, Jr., discussing their book, A More Noble Cause, on Tureaud’s father, the legendary civil rights attorney, A.P. Tureaud

Along with these presentations, we’ll have a reception featuring refreshments from our sponsors, Abita Beer and Zapp’s Chips, plus the La Cocinita food truck parked in the LHC lot. Click here to see videos of previous parties. 

Doors open at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LEH Director of Public Relations and Programs Brian Boyles at

And don’t forget to renew your subscription today!




Stay Local! September Mixer


September 25, 2013



Pear Wine Co; 3700 Orleans Ave, in the American Can Building


Join us for a casual mixer with fellow local business owners. Plus, we’ll be celebrating the release of our newest project: a Mid-City Neighborhood Guide to locally owned, independent businesses. Light fare provided plus cash bar.

Avenue Pub free Red Beans & Rice on Mondays

Free Red Beans & Rice every Monday night with purchase of a full price alcoholic beverage after 7pm base red beans are vegan but for an extra $2 we will add alligator sausage.

The Avenue Pub

1732 St. Charles Ave.
New OrleansLA 70130


Rare screening of The Black Indians of New Orleans Saturday Night

The Joan Mitchell Center at 2275 Bayou Road will present a screening of 1976 documentary The Black Indians of New Orleans on Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The film is widely regarded as the definitive account of the history and culture of Mardi Gras Indians. An interview with the director, Dr. Maurice Martinez, will follow the film. The screening is free but guests are required to RSVP in advance to More info here.