New Orleans area calendar for Oct. 2-8, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Stephanie Berger -- ETHEL Documerica will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at the CAC in New Orleans.


  • ETHEL’S DOCUMERICA: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Paired with ETHEL’s original works, the commissioned music demonstrates a range of American styles, genres, and techniques— blues, jazz, Native American traditional, bluegrass, and oldtime string band—as images and sound work in tandem to explore Americans’ connection to their environment and the residual effects of their lives therein. Advanced tickets are $35 and $25 for CAC members. Ticket prices for the day of the show are $40 general admission, $30 CAC members.


  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 609 N. Columbia St. This week’s market features music by The Lucky Dogs.
  • RAISE A GLASS – A FUNDRAISER BENEFITTING AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie. An evening of live music, great food, a silent auction and more to support local efforts of American Cancer Society. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door and can be purchase in stores or online at
  • THE PROHIBITION-THEMED GALA: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., New Orleans. Revisit Antoine’s days as a speakeasy in the 1920s, when the 18th Amendment outlawed alcohol. Prohibition-era cocktails will be served in the Mystery Room. In addition, there will be signature cocktails, a raw seafood bar, a champagne and wine lounge, a dessert parlor and more. Tickets are $150 per person and available online at


  • PINK DAT – A FUNDRAISER BENEFITTING EJGH FOUNDATION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie. During the month of October, purchase from a special selection of more than 20 wines or special “pink” gift baskets, and Martin Wine Cellar will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital.


  • SCOTCH TASTING: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Martin Wine Cellar, 2895 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Taste several whiskies from different regions of Scotland. Tickets are $40 per person


  • 5 PRESS GALLERY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5 Press Gallery, 5 Press St., New Orleans. Brandan Odums brings common themes of his murals into a gallery context. In addition to painting, the exhibition will focus on artworks created on the spray cans used for his street art installations. The exhibit runs through November 7th.
  • DAVID BORGERDING “RECENT SCULPTURE” EXHIBITION: 10 a.m. Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Runs from Oct. 1-Oct. 31. An artist’s reception is Saturday Oct. 3, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in conjunction with Art for Art’s Sake. In his third solo exhibition with Callan Contemporary, David Borgerding presents a collection of fabricated bonze sculptures that marry intricate planning and detail with a sense of spontaneity, lyricism, and freedom.
  • 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, and runs through Jan. 9, 2016.
  • 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.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER “REVERB PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE”: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. This exhibition runs through Nov. 1 and features local artists exploring the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding region over the last decade. Admission is $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 at 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Parking is free.
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long” runs through Oct. 11 and is an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several never-before-exhibited items. (504) 523-4662 or
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II,” will be shown through May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery.
  • NOCCA’S CULINARY ARTS STUDENTS SERVE BRUNCH: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Press Street Gardens, 7 Press St. between Dauphine & Burgundy, New Orleans. NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students serve brunch every Saturday. They’ll serve a great breakfast from The Boxcar food truck, with treats picked right from the Gardens.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection” runs through Nov. 7. (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,” focuses on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York. The exhibit runs through Dec. 4, 2016.
  • RICKY GRAHAM’S “I’M STILL STILL HERE, ME”: 8 p.m., Oct. 1-3, 2 p.m., Oct. 4, Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The show celebrates the crazy cross-section of society and the city’s resilience in times of trouble. Admission is $20.
  • “STAGE KISS” BY SARAH RUHL: 8 p.m., Thursdays to Saturdays, 3 p.m., on Sundays, through Oct. 10. Ashé Power House, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. A charming play-within-a-play, “Stage Kiss” reveals a frisky insider’s view of how love can unexpectedly happen both on and off the stage. Special Events will include Ladies Night, where ladies enjoy a glass of champagne on the house on Oct. 2. Tickets can be purchased online at

Compiled by Marchaund Jones