Some of the most talented artists behind Mardi Gras will be present at local art boutique, Miette to share their float art and answer questions about their traditional parade work on Small Business Saturday Nov. 28!
Visitors to the shop will be able to purchase a locally made gift for loved ones, take selfies with the display of giant Mardi Gras flowers and winged creatures hanging from the ceilings and walls, and speak to the artists present to answer questions about the craftsmanship of Carnival.
Featured artists include long-time parade designer and sculptor Thomas Randolph Morrison, Dana Beuhler, Brian Bush and Gabrielle Bruno.
Stop by to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts just in time for Christmas and to decorate for an early Mardi Gras this year (Feb. 9), learn more about New Orleans’ Mardi Gras culture, support local business and art, and have a great time!
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Center for Southern Craft & Design will host its annual holiday shopping event, the Art of Giving, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 5-8 PM. This event is FREE and open to the public, with live music and a cash bar. Ogden Museum Members will receive complimentary wine and a 15% discount. The 2015 Art of Giving features select artists and craftspeople from the Ogden Museum’s Center for Southern Craft & Design and Museum Store. Additionally, the Center for Southern Craft & Design’s Art of the Cup and Teapot Spotlight, exhibited on the Museum’s third and fourth floors, will be available for viewing and offers a selection of ceramic cups and teapots, all for sale through the Museum Store.
The Roots of Music and NOLA Brewing will join forces for #GivingTuesday with a free-of-charge Happy Hour at NOLA Brewing. Guests can enjoy live performances by The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders and Rebirth Brass Band as well as $1.00 off pints of Rebirth Pale Ale, NOLA Brewing’s first pale ale named in honor of the award-winning brass band and benefitting the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting music education for New Orleans youth. In addition, NOLA Brewing founder Kirk Coco will present Roots’ co-founder Derrick Tabb with a check for $75,000 – proceeds from the sale of Rebirth Pale Ale since it launched in April 2015.
According to Tabb, “When NOLA Brewing first came to us with the idea for Rebirth Pale Ale, we had no idea what it would mean in terms of financial support for the organization. We are so grateful to Kirk and the brewery and what better day to celebrate than on Giving Tuesday.”
Join us Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 - 4:00 for Le Marché des Fêtes, a celebration of our grapefruit harvest and creole holiday traditions. Shop over 30 vendors for one-of-a-kind, handmade art and accessories, grapefruit marmalade, as well as garden bulb varieties from the Pitot House parterre garden. We will also have live music, book-signings, and delicious treats!
Proceeds from this celebration support the Pitot House and its gardens, and further the work of Louisiana Landmarks Society.
The Creative Alliance of New Orleans is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Art Home Tour on December 5, 2015. The tour will span two metro parishes, from the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, downriver to Poydras, Louisiana. The “Downriver Art Home Tour and Sale,”
This annual juried exhibition showcases members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Featuring four to five images by each selected artist, the show gives viewers a deeper insight into each photographer’s vision and reflects an overview of contemporary photographic practices. The reception will feature a juror’s talk by Alexa Dilworth, Publishing and Awards Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Free and open to the public.
Participants in this PhotoNOLA event will display their work for an evening portfolio review in the Ogden Museum’s Patrick F. Taylor Library. 72 artists will have their current work on view, covering every aspect of the photographic spectrum, from antiquarian processes to cutting edge documentary work. Free and open to the public.
The “Running of the Santas,” the most entertaining, costumed Christmastime tradition in New Orleans, returns to the Warehouse District on December 12. Join us for holiday revelry, the signature “Fun Run,” tasty holiday drinks, savory food and lively music by Flow Tribe and Category 6. Dress up in your favorite and most creative Christmas costume if you want a chance at the Best Holiday Costume Award!
The South Pole kicks off at 2 pm from The Rusty Nail with a huge outdoor party offering drink specials and great music! Doors open at 11 am.
At 5:45, the Santas will "RUN" from the "South Pole- Rusty Nail" to the "North Pole - Generations Hall." Costume contest at 8! A portion of the proceeds benefits "That Others May Live" Foundation.
Category 6 rocks out from 6:30 – 8 and Flow Tribe closes out the party from 8:30 – 10. Tickets are now available at www.runningofthesantas.com.
Join SoFAB in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air for a sneak peak of the fabulous dishes that will be coming out of Chef Scott Maki's new restaurant, Trinity.
Celebrating the hospitality, cuisine, and conviviality synonymous with all-things-New Orleans, Trinity is the new restaurant slated to open its doors in the French Quarter in early 2016. Though the restaurant’s name is a nod to the trio of aromatic ingredients that are the basis of Cajun cooking (onions/celery/bell peppers), Trinity points to the three hallmarks of the Southern dining experience – eating, drinking and conversation.
Executive Chef Scott Maki who has worked under some of New Orleans’ most iconic chefs/restaurateurs including Emeril Lagasse, John Besh and Susan Spicer, will feature an eclectic menu. Trinity will be located at 1117 Decatur Street in New Orleans.
Bill Yates will conduct a gallery talk in his exhibition, Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink, moderated by Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe. Free for Ogden Museum Members, PhotoNOLA Participants, and New Orleans Photo Alliance Members, $12.50 general admission.
Singer/Composer Sarah Quintana performs songs from her latest release, Miss River— jazz with a European twist, with hints of classical and swing. Guest artists: Rex Gregory on reeds and keys; Robin Sherman on bass, and Shawn Meyers on drums and percussion. Tickets: $20 General/$10 Students and Seniors–available online and at door.
Queen Afua will be the featured speaker at the 27th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration hosted by the Africentric Focus/Maat Study group of Baton Rouge. Africentric Focus Study Group/Maat is a non-profit organization committed to continuing efforts that promote the upliftment of the community.
Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community and culture that is celebrated during the seven days starting on December 26th. This year’s celebration will be held at the Southern University Cotillion Ballroom at 6:00 p.m. on Monday December 28th which is the third day of Kwanzaa. On this day the focus is on the 3rd principle UJima, Collective Work and Responsibility.
Ring in the New Year at the annual New Year’s celebration! Don’t miss the LCM’s Countdown to NOON that culminates with a colorful confetti toss and a balloon release. Make a noisemaker and festive paper bag party hat. Enjoy the Red Hot Brass Band and ring in the New Year in style. Admission is $5 per person for LCM Members; $10 per person for Non-Members. Pre-Registration is strongly recommended.
To pre-register, visit www.lcm.org.
Please Note: The Museum will close at 3:00pm on New Year’s Eve.