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The New Orleans Museum of Art goes to the dog — the Blue Dog — to close its retrospective show of George Rodrigue’s work. The 31-hour final spree — from opening at 10 a.m. Saturday to close on Sunday at 5 p.m. — will have everything from Cajun dance lessons to special appearances to drink and food specials. Dance lessons will be on Saturday along with live music that will incorporate Cajun music by the band Lafourche, DJ Beverly Skillz and other performers. Sunday’s festivities begin with complimentary coffee and donuts and there will be a George Rodrigue book signing. Other events include meet and greets with mascots Boudreaux (New Orleans Zephyrs), Gumbo (New Orleans Saints), and Mojo and Bones (New Orleans Voodoo). Longtime Rodrigue friend and fellow Cajun country native Paul Prudhomme will do cooking demonstrations, and there will be Blue Dog Daiquiris and free Blue Dog Snowballs all afternoon. The Rodrigue show includes nearly 200 paintings, sculptures, and prints from his 40-year career. For a full schedule of events see NOMA's Web site. Louisiana residents will be admitted at $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free admission for children under 18 years of age. For more information on Rodrigue click here. — Shantrell A. Cook