The free “Evening of Difficult Music” experimental music series returns tonight at 8 p.m. with “MRI Suite,” an original composition by George Alvey with Foster Smedley and a solo by James Singleton, at McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music, 4737 Tchoupitoulas.
Artists Caroline Hill, Jonathan Meyers and Sam Provenza will all be featured in the new “epigrammatic” exhibition opening tonight at Du Mois gallery (4921 Freret) with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The show runs through May 6.
More details, via emailed invitation from Du Mois:
JOIN US Saturday eve when we open “epigrammatic,” a group of distinctive, pointed works employing direction, angle, color, and form in three mediums.
Caroline Hill returns with a collection of mixed media born from colored scraps and fleshed out in colored pen and ink. Her subjects ebb between celebrity and the mundane but with a vibrating energy that grab and delight.
Jonathan Meyers also returns with a bold, new series of silverpoints on a grand scale accented in broken arcs and turns bordering on glacial or tectonic referencing.
And introducing Sam Provenza and his point studies, 3D metal compositions that dip, swoop, bend, and converge (and sometimes not). The dynamic in energy varies from piece to piece, making the series an engaging premier.
Loyola University’s 100th anniversary celebration officially starts this weekend with several concerts and a Saturday evening mass, college officials said.
Just in time for festival season, the NOLA Til Ya Die “2012 Festival Freak” Survival Pack is perfect family-friendly gear, packed with everything you need for festing. Affordably priced at just $15 and available in bright orange, lime green or black in your choice of three designs: (Original, Live it. Love it., Heart + Live it. Love it.) Grab your pack and go!
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I rarely read grocery store fashion magazines. You know the type: a model or celebrity with unnaturally white teeth gracing the cover, Photoshopped to perfection. She’s usually a nubile thing, wedged between headlines that promise “Lose 10 inches now,” “Your best sex life ever,” “I was a spendaholic,” etc. Sounds silly, right? Glamour Magazine is one of the worst, in my opinion. And with a circulation of 2.3 million, that’s a lot of terrible advice being pumped to the masses.
Mellow Mushroom, the psychedelic-themed chain of pizza restaurants prevalent in college towns across the Southeast, is negotiating to open a new location on Oak Street by fall, three local investors told the neighborhood Thursday night.
Spring feels like it’s been upon us for a few months, but technically it has only just started. To kick off this wonderful time of the year, Joule Solar Energy is teaming up with City Park and the LSU Agricultural Center for the annual City Park Spring Garden Show this weekend, April 14-15th. The event features guest speakers and a green fair with product exhibits and vendors.
Keep reading for more details about the show, and about the latest trends in solar engineering, solar gardening, and solar canopies for your home or business!
Is America ready for a President whose faith includes doctrines that may be offensive in today’s multicultural society? Now that the Republican presidential nomination has been settled, Democratic opposition researchers are telling President Barack Obama’s campaign that Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith could well emerge as a distressing problem for the challenger.
The New Orleans Recreation Department’s giant inflatable movie screen will make its next two Uptown stops this weekend, showing “Puss in Boots” on Friday at Wisner Park (4877 Laurel St.) and “The Blind Side” on Saturday at Samuel Square (2100 Napoleon Ave.).
Go to college, get a job, and if you work hard enough, change the world for the better? Fat chance, former Gov. Buddy Roemer told an audience at Tulane University in a Wednesday afternoon stop on his third-party Presidential campaign.
“You think you run this country? They laugh at you,” Roemer said of Democrats and Republicans in Washington alike who are only motivated by campaign contributions. “You’re young. You’re stupid. You don’t give any money. You’re not important.”
Former Gov. Buddy Roemer, who dropped his often-ignored bid for the Republican Presidential nomination to continue as a third-party or independent candidate, will bring his populist, anti-corporate message to Tulane University this afternoon.
The Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association — which covers the area between Broadway Street, St. Charles Avenue and the river — will hold a spring general meeting at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss neighborhood issues with city and school leaders, and its annual “Pearls in the Pearl” yard sale event this weekend.
The lavishly renovated Race and Religious reception facility in the Lower Garden District, dubbed one of the “World’s Coolest Rental Homes” by Travel and Leisure, does not have the proper licenses and permits to operate, though its owners have applied for a permit and the property is zoned for commercial use, city officials told our reporting partners at WWL-TV. The owners of Race and Religious have obtained a restraining order against the city from interfering with its business there until the issue goes to court.
Spring is the season to rent in New Orleans. And rentals are more competitive than ever this spring. Supply and demand dictate that. And if you’re a pet owner, be ready to settle, as in, in my experience 2/3rds of Crescent City landlords do not rent to you and Fluffy or Fido. And forget smoking inside, incense burning, or band practice. From the novice to the pro, see below for five tips to make you a savvier lessee.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Last chance to Early Vote before French Quarter Fest begins, so if the opportunity to vote earky presents itself, you should take it
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: “TGIF – Thank Goodness It’s Festival” French Quarter Fest kickoff and fundraiser at House of Blues
John Casbon, a business executive who founded the New Orleans Police Foundation in the mid-1990s to promote reform, will discuss the current state and the future of the NOPD at a meeting with neighbors around the Garden District at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 1780 Prytania Street.