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Prospect.3’s opening week schedule 

Your guide to the opening festivities for New Orleans’ international art biennial

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Hew Locke talk — Contemporary artist Hew Locke of London discusses his sculpture and his work in other mediums. 2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. University of New Orleans, The Commons, 2000 Lakeshore Drive

Gallery reception and walkthrough — The P.3 show at Newcomb Art Gallery includes works by Monir Farmanfarmaian, Andrea Fraser, Hew Locke and Ebony G. Patterson. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Newcomb Art Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University

Julia Street art gallery walk — Attendees can peruse galleries located throughout the Arts District as they stay open late. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Julia and Camp Streets in the CBD

Miss Vesta's Swamp Galaxy Gala — The sold-out benefit party honors Susan Gore Brennan, Dawn DeDeaux, Okwui Enwezor, Robert Farris Thompson and Robert Wilson. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.

Seeking in the Faubourgs — Art enthusiasts can take a Prospect.3 bicycle tour. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Confederacy of Cruisers Bike Tours, 634 Elysian Fields Ave.

P.3 kickoff — Prospect.3 opens to the public with a ribbon cutting and second line parade. 11 a.m.-noon. Washington Square, 700 Elysian Fields Ave.

Andrea Fraser performance — The artist's performance is based on a 1991 New Orleans City Council hearing concerning the desegregation of Mardi Gras krewes. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle

Reception — The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African-American Art hosts a P.3 reception. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. McKenna Museum of African-American Art, 2003 Carondelet St.

Artist reception — Artist Tameka Norris presents her semi-autobiographical Meka Jean: How She Got Good. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. May Gallery, 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105

Block party — The St. Claude Arts District hosts a block party that's open to the public. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. St. Claude corridor

Viewing of You Belong Here — Artist Tavares Strachan's work You Belong Here is more than 100 feet tall and can be seen from Robert Tannen's studio. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. 4725 Dauphine St.

Beans — The performance by Beans incorporates Gary Simmon's sculpture Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark. 10 p.m.-midnight. 800 N. Claiborne Ave.

Searching in the Center bike tour — Art enthusiasts can take a Prospect.3 bicycle tour. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Confederacy of Cruisers Bike Tours, 634 Elysian Fields Ave.

Panel discussion — Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and Prospect New Orleans Development Manager Elizabeth Baribeau moderate the panel, which discusses Prospect.3. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Professional School Building, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., Dillard University

Hew Locke lecture — The British artist discusses his art in this free lecture open to the public. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Newcomb Art Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University

Art, music and theater — Artist Remy Jungerman discusses his work for Prospect.3, and Tijdelijke Samenscholing presents musical and theatrical performances. 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Chateau Curioso, 641 Caffin Ave.

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