Friday, November 30, 2012

Weekend Fun with Art, A Fur Ball, Draw-A-Thon, Comic Con & Irish Dancing!

TGIF - Lot's of good things going on this weekend!

Friday Fun!

Enjoy a Night at the Museum!  Check out The Where Y'Art? party this evening over at the New Orleans Museum of Art beginning at 5:00 pm and celebrate the weekend!  The event is FREE with museum admission. $10 Adults, $8 seniors, students, active military, $6 children ages 17 to 7, children 6 and under are free. Celebrate LIFELIKE, NOMA encourages guests for Where Y’Art?! on this night to come out for Feaux Real Night! Come out dressed in your finest feaux furs, costume jewelry, and mock-brand attire for half off admission!  Check out the schedule of events below.
-5pm to 8pm: Art Making Activity
-5:30pm to 8:30pm: Music by The New Orleans Moonshiners
-5:30 pm: Photography, Sequence, & Time Gallery Talk with Curator of Photography, Russell Lord
-7:30 pm: Screening: My Louisiana Love: A documentary by Sharon Linezo Hong, Mark Krasnoff & Monique Michelle Verdin

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT - Fur Ball a Benefit for Animal Helper New Orleans the FUN is from 6-10 p.m. at The Cannery (3803 Toulouse, New Orleans). No special attire needed, come as you, and please bring your family and friends. They’ll have the Pussyfooters, Rollin Elvi, and the MC is Tami Tarmac. There will be a DJ, 50/50 raffle, awesome door prizes and delicious FREE food. There will also be a cash/credit bar and a photobooth provided by Boogie Booth. Please come, there are many bargains to be had, with all proceeds going to a great cause. Thank you for all your support and we really hope to see you there!!
*Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. You can still get advanced tickets today at Puppy Love Daycare, Esthetique Facial Spa, Crumb Engineering in Metairie, Adventure Pets - Mandeville and South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Mandeville and even through Paypal using (Please put a note you are purchasing Fur Ball tickets and the number of tickets and your tickets will be waiting for you at the door.)

Saturday Fun!

It's DRAW-A-THON 2012 - 24 Hours of Drawing Fun! The drawing begins Saturday at 6:30 am and continues on through Sunday at 6:30 am at The Marginy Opera House (725 St.Ferdinand Street).  Draw-a-thon is probably the only event of its kind in the city of New Orleans—a FREE, all ages marathon drawing experience with all art materials provided. The 24 hour event is punctuated by two hour drawing workshops developed by local artists and arts educators designed to encourage the participant to fully experience and study the art of drawing. The event’s environment is constantly changing, illuminated by what is being taught and drawn.
There will be on-going activities as well as structured events. You can choose your own adventure within the effervescent creative experience by hopping between workshops lead by local artists such as Kenny Harrison, Courtney Eagan, James Goedert, Natalie McLaurin, Caesar Meadows, Gary Oaks, Brad Benischek, Bob Snead and many others. On-going activities include the infamous Amazing Draw-a-tron 3000, Get Well Cards for Hubig Pies, Whimsy Post, Draw Your Fortune, Dream Drawings, Drawing Receptacles and much more!
For a complete schedule go to; any questions contact Susan Gisleson @ 504 250-7975 or

Start your Saturday off at the Freret Street Market (corner of Freret and Napoleon) for more than 90 vendors with loads of food, produce, art, collectibles, pet adoptions, music and appearances by the Big Easy Roller Girls.  The market runs from noon to 5:00 pm and musical performances include - Chawa at Noon, Seguenon Kone at 1:45, and Lagniappe Brass Band at 3:30 For more info visit

Saturday Evening Art!

Saturday evening check out some amazing art at local galleries around town.  These two are going to be especially wonderful!

Sibley Gallery (3427 Magazine) - Memes amd Mirrors of Mind and Memories - 6:00 to 9:00 pm - Jimmy Block makes use of form and shape, light and shadow, in constructing pieces which reflect recurring memories and cultural and artistic ideas influenced by geometry and mechanical structures. The two dimensional plane is expanded using negative (dark) space and luminosity invoked by means of positive (light) space. Reflections and refractions of light from the materials utilized complement and complete the piece and invite the viewer to multiply the themes and memories from his own experience and imagination.

Jean Bragg Gallery (600 Julia St.) - IcoNOLAgy by Will Smith from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Amazing artwork of local New Orleans icons - and yes, there may even be a surprise visit from the one and only Chris Owens!!

Sunday Fun!

The Friends of St. Alphonsus host the Annual International Creche Exhibit for one week only, December 2nd through 9th, at St. Alphonsus Church in the Irish Channel. The exhibit features creches, better known as mangers from around the world. The variety ranges from a crib made from a walnut from the Pacific Islands to grand Lalique figures.
*The exhibit is FREE and open to the public and is open:
Sunday, December 2nd and 9th from Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
*The exhibit will close Sunday, December 9th with Christmas caroling from the Laetare Singers from St. Dominic. For more information, call (504) 524-8116.

All Weekend Long Fun!

The comic world comes to New Orleans at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con - Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con starts Friday, and lasts throughout the weekend at the Ernest R. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd., 582-3000). Highlights include stars such as Eliza Dushku and Stan Lee, plus a reunion of part of the cast from "Star Trek: The Next Generation." For more info on all the fun click: Comic Con

This is a once in a lifetime event! For the first time, the Southern Region Oireachtas, a qualifying event for the World Irish Dance Championship competition is being held in New Orleans, Friday through Sunday at the Marriott (555 Canal St.). Attendance is free and open to the public.  Make sure you don't miss it! Check out the website for a complete schedule of activities: Schedule

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this weekend...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!!

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