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Culture Collision 7

DATE
Wed, Sep 2, 2015
TIME
5:30pm - 8:30pm

FREE

Culture Collision 7 – Someone once likened Culture Collision to a trade show, but it’s so much more! Nowhere else in town will you will find more than 65 of New Orleans’ performing and visual arts organizations under one roof for a one-night only event of artistic celebration and schmoozing. Let that sink in a moment – for the professional in you, unlimited networking awaits; for the philanthropist in you, an array of organizations with diverse missions, sizes and passions, all vying for your attention. And for the arts lover in all of us, Culture Collision is a smorgasbord of season announcements, exclusive promotions and free giveaways!

Parking available in corner lot at Magazine St. and Andrew Higgins; street parking also available.

Featuring pop-up performances and a HUGE free drawing.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar with Happy Hour specials.

LOCATION

The National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
1043 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Culture Collision 7

Ogden After Hours presents Chase Gassaway

DATE
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

At only 29 years old, singer-songwriter Chase Gassaway has more musical experience than most artists twice his age. He’s putting it to good use with the release of his second solo album, Certain Circles, his first full-length record in nearly a decade.

A lifelong Texan, Gassaway studied music composition and theory in college, honing his skills as a composer by creating works for a wide range of ensembles, as well as composing the score for the short film Take Two. He has also been trained in classical guitar and voice, and plays a variety of instruments from banjolele to reed organ. His training, along with his onstage education as a solo performer and as a member of groups such as Canaries in the Coal Mine and the Matchmaker Band, has resulted in multi-textured pop songs that recall the Head & the Heart and Ben Folds.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

“Hang It Out to Dry” featuring Dr. Danielle Vignes

DATE
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
TIME
7:30pm - 10:00pm

“Hang It Out to Dry” is a solo performance featuring Dr. Danielle Vignes based on multiple voices representing the post Katrina narratives of people from Chalmette, Louisiana that are woven together to offer insight into issues the community faced and still faces.

The show will be preceded by a student workshop on storytelling from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., which will focus on how to incorporate storytelling practices and story-generating techniques for creative and artistic projects in English and Art. The oral history and ethnographic methodologies employed in creating the show will also be of value to history students interested in qualitative research, as well.
Both the performance and workshop are free, but reservations are required. Visit http://www.xula.edu/mediarelations/2015_pslhang.pdf for more information or email xupeformancestudieslaboratory@gmail.com to reserve show tickets or register for the workshop.

LOCATION

Xavier University
Library Resource Center Nissan Room

N-it-2-Win-it Stage Play

DATE
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Right Choice Project is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in LaPlace, Louisiana. We are a community based organization that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness, teach safe sex education, provides free rapid HIV testing, free counseling, free condoms, provides resources to HIV positive individuals, and more.
The Right Choice Project partnered with Lydia Wright's Hit Stage Play N-it-2-Win-it because the play is a wonderful way to entertain, enlighten and engage those who are in despair. The show will bring Joy, Laughter and Hope to our region. We believe that in times like these where it seems no news is good news, we can offer help through the arts and entertainment to reach out to single parents, foster children, and those suffering with life threatening illnesses (HIV/AIDS). Louisiana ranked 3rd in the nation and New Orleans ranked 2nd in the nation for the highest HIV case rates.

LOCATION

LB Landry-OP Walker College, Career Prep High School
1200 L.B Landry Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70114

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

We Eat All the Big Fish -- Free Screening Event

DATE
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 9:00pm

Two great films about labor, tacos, and an Open Screen. Free for all. The Sunday before Labor Day.

Program:
4:00 PM — Open Screen, New Orleans
5:30 PM — Tacos!
6:00 PM — Vida Propia (2014) *Filmmaker in Attendance
7:30 PM — The Hand That Feeds (2014)

Overview:
For a third year, Press Street’s MiniPlex presents a cinema program for Labor Day: “WE EAT ALL THE BIG FISH.” The program features two critically acclaimed documentaries about Labor issues within Latino communities along with tacos and an Open Screen event, inviting anyone to share their short films inspired by America’s Labor Day.

All MiniPlex screenings take place inside Antenna Gallery and are free and open to the public. Food and beverage will be available.

More information:
http://press-street.org/film/

LOCATION

Press Street Gallery MiniPlex
3718 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

Ogden After Hours presents The Breton Sound

DATE
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Since 2010, New Orleans natives The Breton Sound have been playing their brand of energetic, melodic, and anthemic rock and roll. The band’s co-founders, singer/guitarist Jonathan Pretus (formerly of Cowboy Mouth) and guitarist Stephen Turner, have helmed the release of their first two EP’s, 2011’s Eudaemonia and 2013’s Maps to rave reviews. Upon the release of Maps, PASTE Magazine hailed them as one of “12 Louisiana Bands You Should Listen To.”

The band’s rhythm section, consisting of twin brothers John and Joe Bourgeois, are no strangers to the road. John came up in the regionally popular ska band, Fatter Than Albert, while Joe honed his chops touring the country in NOLA-based indie band MyNameIsJohnMichael.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Marigny Opera House Monthly Jazz Series: Lawrence Sieberth Quartet in Concert

DATE
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Kicking off our monthly jazz series, pianist Lawrence Sieberth performs original compositions and rarely played jazz. Joining him are Rex Gregory (saxophone), Peter Harris (bass), and Doug Belote (drum).

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Lawrence Sieberth
Lawrence Sieberth

Family Fair

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 2:00pm

This free event will feature a variety of art activities inspired by a Southern county fair as well as games and performances geared towards children of all ages. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Begun in 2008, this annual event opens the Museum to all and provides families with an interactive experience that blends country fun with an engaging exploration of the Museum’s current exhibitions. It invites the entire community to explore the rich visual culture of the South.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Downriver Festival

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
11:00am - 6:00pm

Old U.S. Mint
11:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. NPS Songs of the Mississippi River
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The Reverend & the Lady
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Panorama Jazz Band
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Eddie “Lil Fats” Domino
3:10 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Colin Lake Band
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Honey Island Swamp Band
6:00 p.m. Second Line to Crescent Park

Old U.S. Mint
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Torrid Truths: A Conversation About Tropical Food, Music, Heat & Passion
12:45–1:45 p.m. Hooked on Sweet & Sickening: Addiction to White Sugar, Privilege & Pain
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. New Orleans Snake Charmers: Female Bootleggers
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. How the Mississippi River Shaped the French Quarter

Farmers Market Pavilion at the French Market
11:00 – Louisiana Shrimp Boil
12:00 – Pesto and Pasta
1:00 – Gyotaku
2:00 – Slow Fish Demonstration: Bagasse-smoked Fish
3:00 – Sugar Cane & the African Diaspora
4:00 – Bananas Foster

LOCATION

Old U.S. Mint/French Market
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Downriver Festival Logo
Downriver Festival
Friends of the Cabildo
Friends of the Cabildo

Gallery Talk: The Rising

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Curator of Photography will lead a Gallery talk and walk through of The Rising exhibition. The Rising explores the explosion of new energy within the New Orleans photography community in the ten years since Hurricane Katrina. Joining Mr. McCabe will be many of the photographers represented in The Rising exhibition - they will be on hand to talk about their photographic work.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Start of Fall Session of French Classes

DATE
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
TIME
12:00am - 12:01am

The Fall session of French language classes begins at the Alliance Française September 14th. Classes are for all levels, ages and interests; are taught by native, certified French teachers; and take place on weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. Tuition ranges from $99- $370 +$60 for books (when applicable) and $40 for annual membership. Students who register by September 4th are eligible for an early bird discount. Schedule, registration and details at af-neworleans.org.

LOCATION

Alliance Francaise
1519 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

An Evening with Ellis Marsalis - FREE

DATE
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 8:30pm

As a legendary bandleader, educator, NEA Jazz Master, and patriarch of one of New Orleans' most renowned musical families, Ellis Marsalis is regarded as the premier modern jazz pianist in the city. At this special concert, presented annually by the Lagniappe Series of the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs, Marsalis will perform with his group and participate in an audience Q&A session during the show. Free and open to the public. Driving directions: http://bit.ly/dixonhall-tulane

LOCATION

Tulane University: Dixon Hall New Orleans, LA 70118

Third Thursdays at Artists' Galleries de Juneau

DATE
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
TIME
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Third Thursdays at Artists' Galleries de Juneau begin Thursday, September 17, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy wine and cheese. Music by Adam Bock. Meet the Artists.

Music, speakers, and demonstrations will vary each month, but the wine will always be "free."

LOCATION

Artists' Galleries de Juneau
2143 First Street Olde Towne
Slidell, LA 70458
Artists' Galleries de Juneau
Artists' Galleries de Juneau, Paul and Julie Juneau owners

Ogden After Hours presents The Cedric Burnside Project

DATE
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Cedric Burnside Project is a collaboration between Cedric Burnside and Trenton Ayers, both hailing from the hill country of North Mississippi. Burnside provides lead vocals, while playing the guitar and drums. Ayres plays lead guitar and provides back-up vocals. The two come together to create a sound that encompasses both traditional blues and new-school funk.

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Photographer Alex Labry "Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc"

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
TIME
4:00pm - 6:00pm

4-4:45 p.m. Photographer Alex Labry presents a slideshow based on his extraordinary new book of the same name, chronicling nearly a decade of traveling throughout France documenting Joan of Arc statues. With an M.F.A. in photography from University of Texas at Austin, New Orleans born and raised Alex Labry now is a freelance photographer in Austin. Mr. Labry’s artwork is owned by permanent museum collections in France, Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, California, Maryland and Texas. 5-6 p.m. RECEPTION: Champagne, wine and cheese French-American networking reception and book signing for Alex Labry, sponsored by Sodexo (a French catering company) and hosted by the New Orleans French-American Chamber of Commerce, accompanied by a medieval lute! This event is part of the free full-day annual seminar "Salon de Jeanne d'Arc," presented by the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc and Loyola University Medieval Studies.

LOCATION

Loyola University Danna Center
6363 St. Charles Avenue Audubon Room
New Orleans, LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Alex Labry photo of a sculpture of Joan of Arc, poster for the 2015 Salon
Salon 2015 poster

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
8:00pm - 2:00am

New Orleans' LARGEST Underground Art Show
-Over 55 emerging artists
-Live body painting
-FREE pancake bar
-Live audio performances
-Live body painting
-$5

vimeo.com/119205273
pancakesandbooze.com
instagram.com/pancakesandbooze
twitter.com/pancakesbooze

Interested in showing your work? Submit here:
pancakesandbooze.com/submit-your-artwork

LOCATION

The Howlin' Wolf
907 S Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

The Cherry Smash with Auction to benefit the New Orleans Women's Shelter

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
8:00pm - 12:00am

Put your dancin’ shoes on! The NOLA Cherry Bombs are excited to announce our annual fundraising event, The Cherry Smash.

With music by:
Waterseed
Daria & the Hip Drops,
DJ Nice Rack

Buy your tickets in advance for $11 here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cherry-smash-tickets-18182843374
Tickets will be $13 at the door.

This year we have a silent auction with local donations with all proceeds going to the New Orleans Women’s Shelter, an organization that enables women and their children to transition from a life of homelessness and poverty to one of stability and self-sufficiency. Last year we raised $2,000 for the Birthing Project and we hope to beat that number this year for the New Orleans Women’s Shelter.

New Orleans Women’s Shelter: http://nolawomenshelter.org/

Waterseed: http://www.waterseedmusic.com/

Daria and the HipDrops: http://www.dariaandthehipdrops.com/

LOCATION

Freret Street Publiq House
4528 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

EVENT WEBSITE

The Nola Cherry Bombs Presents: The Cherry Smash!
The Nola Cherry Bombs Presents: The Cherry Smash!

Ogden After Hours presents Tommy Singleton

DATE
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

For the past half century, Tommy Singleton has been singing blues, soul, and New Orleans R&B classics in neighborhood clubs across the Crescent City. Combining passion, expertise, and exuberant crowd-pleasing charisma, Singleton makes especially strong personal connections with his fans by strolling from table to table for handshakes and hugs with members of the audience. This outgoing approach has made Tommy Singleton a longtime favorite at such storied venues as Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-In-Law Lounge, Guitar Joe’s House of Blues, the Young At Heart Club, Margaritaville, and many others. Singleton has sung at these clubs and countless others accompanied by an A-list of the city’s best R&B and blues musicians. His resumé even includes a stint with the Living Dead Revue, a band that specialized in hits by R&B singers who have passed on, as represented by a casket used as a stage prop

LOCATION

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

Algiers 2015 Fall Festival

DATE
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
TIME
11:00am - 7:00pm

The first annual Algiers Fall Festival at Federal City is a family event celebrating the military and the Algiers community. There will be live music, local food trucks, beer and wine, local art vendors, as well as a variety of children’s activities. Musical performances include The Marine Corps Band, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, The Bucktown Allstars, and Little Freddie King. Admission and parking are free for the event. Come out and join the fun!

LOCATION

Federal City
2500 General Meyer Ave. At Shirley Drive
New Orleans, LA 70114

EVENT WEBSITE

Wine Tasting with Jodie Smith of Geaux Geuax Wine Productions

DATE
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Jodie Smith, wine-woman around town, native New Orleanian, former student of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, lover of French wine, and owner of Geaux-Geaux Wine Productions, for our Intro to French Wine, part IV.

Our tastings take place quarterly here at the Alliance Française- they’re casual, seated, fun, peppered with a bit of French, and informative. We sold out last time, so make sure to book early! Limited Seating.

LOCATION

Alliance Française
1519 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

Sailor's Cross Tatto and Gallery Opening

DATE
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 11:30pm

Sailor's Cross Tattoo and Gallery is launching at its new location on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and we invite the community to come celebrate with music and art.

We will be hosting an art exhibit, showcasing the unique styles of each artist and introducing ourselves to the neighborhood.

No cover
All ages welcome

LOCATION

Sailor's Cross Tattoo and Gallery
5010 Freret
New Orleans, LA 70115

A Taste of Italy

DATE
Sat, Oct 10, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us in celebrating Italian-American heritage month with the Italian food, music and culture of our vibrant city! Dine on Italian delicacies from over 20 different restaurants. Dance the night away in the Piazza d'Italia to classic Italian songs while sipping a fine Italian wine or libation. Dive into the local Italian culture with a walk through the American Italian Museum and view the works of famous Italian artist Franco Allesandrini.

6:00 p.m. Patron Party
7:00 p.m. Doors open

Entertainment by The Yat Pack, New Orleans Opera Association and more!

TICKETS
$65 in advance // $75 at the door GA
$150 for Patron

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-italy-tickets-17073111135

Event co-chairs: Marcia Kavanaugh and Jennifer Van Vrancken

SPONSORED BY:
First Bank and Trust
Joseph & Sue Ellen Canizaro
John G. Amato, Attorney at Law

LOCATION

American Italian Cultural Center
537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
A Taste of Italy

Marigny Opera House Monthly Jazz Series: Nutrio

DATE
Wed, Oct 21, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

New Orleans-based trio Nutrio will present a program of new compositions from their debut recording, dropping later this year. Their music is modern and acoustic, exploring jazz and folk and songwriting from all over the world. Also improvisational, it takes cues from the avant-garde. Featuring Byron Asher, clarinet and sax; Trey Boudreaux, upright bass; Shawn Meyers, drums.

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Ghostly Gallivant: Eat, Drink and Be Scary Gala

DATE
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
TIME
7:30pm - 11:00pm

We are excited to host our fifth Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party at the Cabildo, Friday, October 23rd from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Bobby Moore and the Rhythm Aces will be playing Motown Classics and tickets include food, beer and wine for the event.

LOCATION

Cabildo
701 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

EVENT WEBSITE

Marigny Opera House Monthly Jazz Series: James Singleton Small Orchestra in Concert

DATE
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

A vision of improvisation that expands the textural frontiers of jazz by using multi-instrumentalists, all of whom are A-list composer/player/bandleaders. Featuring James Singleton (bass), Mike Dillon (vibraphone, mallets, tabla, percussion), Justin Peake (drum kit), Rex Gregory (saxophones, clarinets, flutes), Brad Walker (saxophones), and Jonathan Freilich (guitars). Tickets: $20 General; $10 Students & Seniors–available online or at door.

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Marigny Opera House Monthly Jazz Series: Sarah Quintana and the Miss River Jazz Quartet

DATE
Wed, Dec 16, 2015
TIME
8:00pm - 9:30pm

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.

LOCATION

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Sarah Quintana
Sarah Quintana
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