New Orleans area calendar for Aug. 21-27, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by New Orleans City Park -- The annual Moonshine Fever carnival and fair includes rides and food and kicks off Friday at 7:30 p.m. at City Park in New Orleans.


  • “ALL ABOUT NATURE” BOOK CLUB: 9 a.m., The Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Meet to discuss Bill Bryson’s book “A Walk in the Woods,” which was recently made into a movie with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.
  • LOUISIANA’ GREAT OUTDOORS KIDS SUMMER SERIES 2015: 10 a.m.-noon, Botanical Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Topics and activities will include uncovering the insect world, exploring native animals and food webs, and learning about the importance of coastal wetlands. (504) 483-9470 or
  • LOUISIANA LATE NIGHT: 5 p.m.-midnight, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children; free, members. (504) 658-4100, (504) 483-9470 or
  • SUNSET AT THE LANDING CONCERT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Columbia Street, Covington. The concert is free and all are encouraged to bring chairs and refreshments.
  • MOONSHINE FEVER: 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland, 7 Victory Ave., New Orleans. The event includes rides, beer, pizza and moonshine shots. There will be a DJ and giveaway. $30 per person.



  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 9:30 a.m., 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Pat Lester will drive his food truck to the market. Music by The Three Rivers Cooperative. (985) 892-1873 or
  • THE KATRINA DECADE “IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY”: 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Panelists participating in the discussion include photographer David G. Spielman, whose black-and-white images are featured in the exhibition.
  • BRANDAN ODUMS SOLO EXHIBITION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 5 Press Gallery, 5 Press St., New Orleans. The exhibition will focus on artworks created on the spray cans used for Odums’ street art installations. (504) 249-5624, or


  • “THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE OF ST. BERNARD”: 4 p.m.-7 p.m., River House at Crevasse 22, 8122 Saro Lane, Poydras. Works by artists Jonathan Traviesa, Blake Boyd, Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick, and Monique Verdin will be on display.


  • TEN-YEAR KATRINA ANNIVERSARY WITH PAUL SONIAT: 5 p.m., The Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. The singer-songwriter performs with special guests.
  • KATRINA 10 CELEBRATION: 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Mid-City Biz hosts an event with music, food and drinks. Tickets are available for $20 online.
  • JOSHUA MANN PAILET “RECOVER, REBUILD, REBIRTH”: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. Features photographs taken in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
  • “9TH WARD IMPROV OPERA”: 7 p.m., St. Maurice Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave., New Orleans. Spoken-word, music, dance, and visual arts performed by local artists and Lower 9th Ward residents.


  • 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE BETSY AND 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF KATRINA AND RITA: Louisiana State Museum, 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. The exhibit features photographs of the storms’ devastating impact, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.
  • THE KATRINA DECADE “IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY”: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St., New Orleans. The display presents 77 photographs of New Orleans’s ongoing recovery, taken by David G. Spielman.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM MONTH: New Orleans Museum Month is a collaboration between museums across the Greater New Orleans area. It offers museum members the opportunity to use their membership to allow two people admission to all other participating institutions, free of charge, throughout August.
  • EXHIBITION “IT’S ONLY NATURAL FLORA AND FAUNA IN LOUISIANA DECORATIVE ARTS”: THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Nov. 28. Admission is free. Curator-led tours will take place at noon each Tuesday during the run of the exhibition.
  • TEENS FREE ADMISSION TO NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: All teenagers receive free admission to NOMA through the end of the year. Pick up your Teen Pass at the museum’s front desk any time during regular hours.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER “REVERB PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE”: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. This exhibition of local artists explores the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding region over the last decade. Admission: $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or
  • THE BOTANICAL GARDEN THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 5 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. Concert series. Gates open, 5 p.m.; music, 6 p.m. $10; parking, free.
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long,” an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several new, never-before-exhibited items. Through Oct. 11. (504) 523-4662 or
  • LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. “Suspension,” works by Kathryn Hunter of Baton Rouge, through Sept. 12. (504) 522-5682 or
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Paintings, etchings and linocuts by 20th-century masters, including Warhol, Picasso, and Erte. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or
  • MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Knocking from Inside,” by Mallory Page, through Sept. 26.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II,” through May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. “Ten Years Gone,” a Hurricane Katrina exhibit featuring work by six contemporary artists exploring time, memory, loss and transformation. Through Sept. 7. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children (7-17); free, children under 6 (all times) and for Louisiana residents (with ID) on Wednesdays. (504) 658-4100 or
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection,” through Nov. 7. “Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces,” through Sept. 6. (504) 539-9650 or
  • THE PRESBYTERE: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: Two Carnival Artists,” focusing on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York. Through Dec. 4, 2016.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones