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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Weekend cancellations due to Nate

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 5:10 PM

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UPDATE: Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced a mandatory citywide curfew from 6 p.m. on Saturday through "Sunday morning."

With tropical weather expected this weekend in New Orleans (really, Nate, really?) , we're starting to get word of cancellations and postponements. Here's a current list, which will be continuously updated.

• All branches of the New Orleans Public Library will close at 5 p.m. today and stay closed through the weekend.

• The Historic New Orleans Collection will close at 2 p.m. Friday and remain closed Saturday.

• The second annual Beignet Fest at New Orleans City Park, scheduled for this weekend, has been moved to Dec. 2.

Gentilly Festival? On for Friday, off for Saturday and Sunday. And the Gentilly Bicycle Second Line, which was set for Sunday, now is off as well.

Algiers Fest? Canceled.

• The Contemporary Arts Center's Art for Art's Sake has been "postponed until further notice, and the Magazine Street Merchants Association also has postponed and will reschedule.

Oktoberfest at Deutsches Haus? On for Friday night, off for Saturday.

The Ponderosa Stomp wrote in a tweet that the festival — at the Orpheum Theater Friday and Saturday nights — still is on. (This would be affected by the mandatory citywide curfew.) The Saturday night portion of the Stomp has been canceled, but Friday will go on.

• The New Orleans Opera's Sunday performance of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci has been cancelled.

• The New Orleans Jazz Museum's "Pennies From Heaven" patron party and gala, set for Saturday night, will be rescheduled sometime in March.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

'Deafening Sound,' gallery show about domestic and sexual violence, opens at NOPA Sept. 9

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 2:15 PM

COURTESY ANNIE FLANAGAN
  • COURTESY ANNIE FLANAGAN

Photographer Annie Flanagan made the first image in her upcoming show about misogyny, domestic violence and sexual violence when she was 14.

She's been photographing one of her central subjects, a close friend who spent five years in an abusive relationship, for most of her life. "Deafening Sound," a show of photographs, artifacts and more documents that friend's experience and recovery. It also creates a larger narrative about gender-based violence and the experiences of American women.

"There's so much silence around rape, and there's so much silence around intimate partner violence," Flanagan says. "[The show is about] the deep roots of misogyny and rape culture in the United States."

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Books roundup: Six literary events in New Orleans in September

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 3:58 PM

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In September, the New Orleans literary scene picks up again after a traditional summer lull. There are readings, book release parties and reader's conventions throughout the month; here are a few highlights and picks.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A book drive for prison literacy programs is at Urban South Brewery Sept. 9

Posted By on Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM

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YLC literacy advocacy group One Book One New Orleans (OBONO) hosts its annual book drive benefiting Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners (LAB2P) at Urban South Brewery Saturday.

That day, the group welcomes donations of new and gently used paperback books only — hardback books are not permitted in prison libraries — at all reading levels. Everyone age 21 or older who donates at least one book will receive a free beer from the brewery, and food from a food truck is available for purchase.

Participants also can donate composition-bound notebooks and dictionaries, which OBONO project leader Megan Holt says are some of the most-requested items in letters from incarcerated people.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Baby Cakes tickets at last homestand Sept. 1-4 benefit Harvey relief

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 12:02 PM

KAT STROMQUIST
  • KAT STROMQUIST

During the final homestand of its season Sept. 1-4, your favorite pastry-obsessed, ignominiously-named baseball team New Orleans Baby Cakes will donate $1 from each ticket sold to American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Funds collected will be matched by MiLB Charities.

The team, which is wrapping up its inaugural season under the watchful scowl of its king cake baby mascot, also will collect cash donations for Harvey relief at its customer service window. Donors will be entered into a raffle. And on Sunday, Sept. 3, Junior League of New Orleans will collect diapers, baby wipes, diaper cream, feminine products and $20 Target or Walmart gift cards at the stadium. People who bring those items to donate will be offered a free ticket to Sunday's game, which is followed by a fireworks display.

The 'Cakes play the Nashville Sounds at 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Monday.

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Southern Decadence events and parties scheduled this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM

CHERYL GERBER
  • CHERYL GERBER

Southern Decadence, New Orleans' exuberant annual celebration of LGBT culture, returns this weekend. Once you've assembled your ensemble (your glitter makeup, your hot pants, your rainbow pasties, your leather-and-metal harness), here's a five-day calendar of official and unofficial parties, drag shows and events to attend — including the don't-miss-it bawdy parade that takes place in the French Quarter Sunday.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Orleans Musicians' Clinic's 'Tropical Blood Drive' party returns Aug. 27

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:46 AM

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  • DAN ZINK / CREATIVE COMMONS 2.0

New Orleans Musicians' Clinic & Assistance Foundation, The Organ Grinders and The Blood Center host their annual free party, concert and blood drive at Tipitina's from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There's a bunch of entertainment and the party has an enjoyably tacky Hawaiian theme.

Five Blood Center buses will park outside the venue in an effort to collect 250 pints of blood from donors, which hospitals can use for as many as 3,000 blood transfusions, a release about the event said. Inside, there are music performances from a list of acts including Soul Brass Band, Bonerama, Nick Name & the Valmonts and DJ Fayard Lindsay. There also are appearances by several of the better-known marching groups, including Krewe of Rolling Elvi, Camel Toe Lady Steppers, Roux La La, The MuffALottas, NOLA Cherry Bombs, Cosmonaughties and others, plus raffles and a limbo contest.

If you'd like to donate blood, you can pre-register with The Blood Center. Theme-appropriate costumes (your best grass skirt, perhaps?) are encouraged.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

New Orleans endures more summer flooding Aug. 5; city officials provide updates on pumps, parking

Posted By on Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Flooding near Banks and Carrollton Aug. 5. - PHOTO BY KEVIN ALLMAN
  • PHOTO BY KEVIN ALLMAN
  • Flooding near Banks and Carrollton Aug. 5.

As rains died down after 9 p.m. Aug. 5, both lanes of Banks Street in Mid-City were covered in several inches of standing water, with cars parked as close to houses and up against buildings and on neutral grounds to avoid creeping floods that submerged dozens of cars in the neighborhood.

A few people with their feet in the water sat in picnic benches outside Finn McCool's Irish Pub. Around the corner, Twelve Mile Limit only narrowly avoided water coming into the front door despite the bar standing only slightly above street level. Passing cars, however, frequently sent waves into the doorway and into nearby cars and porches, as residents braced for another round of impact after enduring a few hours of rain with seemingly nowhere for it to go.

New Orleans received 8 to 10 inches of rain in many parts of the city as an afternoon downpour on Aug. 5 flooded homes and cars and trapped people on roads. Residents pulled out kayaks and canoes or waded through shin- and waist-deep water across Mid-City, Gentilly, Treme, Lakeview and parts of Uptown and downtown.

"These no-notice rain and flooding events can be very dangerous, but luckily, there was no loss of life," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu in a statement. "We begin the hard work of assisting those who flooded and getting our streets passable for regular traffic. With additional rain expected today and the rest of this week, I would encourage all of our residents to clean in front of their catch basins."

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Gypsy

Posted By on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 10:29 AM

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Gypsy has been called the quintessential American musical. Based on memoirs composed by the famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, the eight-Tony Award-winning play is presented this weekend by Tulane Summer Lyric Theater as the final show in its 50th anniversary season.

The blockbuster musical, written by Arthur Laurents with score by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, captures the difficult relationship between a single mother and her two daughters, who were performing vaudeville when variety shows succumbed to burlesque and talking pictures.

While Gypsy is essentially the story of a family struggling to survive on the cutthroat, theater circuit, it also is a portrait of the domineering Mama Rose (Elizabeth Argus), who is determined to make her girls the stars she wanted to be. Baby June, first played by Ellie Bono then by Tatum Ludlum as a teenager, performs the same saccharine song and dance routines year in and year out. Completely focused on promoting her child star, Rose refuses to let any in her troupe celebrate birthdays beyond 10, even when they’ve become young adults.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

New Orleans museums offer free admission again this August

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Purple Rain Lounge by Birney Imes and more Southern photography currently is on display at Ogden.
  • Purple Rain Lounge by Birney Imes and more Southern photography currently is on display at Ogden.

In an annual event that's actually kind of a steal, a network of New Orleans museums offers free admission in August during "Museum Month," as long as you're a member at a participating institution.

The event includes all the major art museums, including New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and others, plus cultural landmarks such as Longue Vue House and Gardens, The National World War II Museum and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. As always, this is a good way to play tourist during a time of year when facilities tend to be less crowded.

Some of the more economical memberships include Ashe Cultural Arts Center ($25-$49), Beauregard-Keyes House and Garden Museum ($30) and Contemporary Arts Center ($35 through July, $45 thereafter).

A complete list of "Museum Month" locations is available online.

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