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Margarita Darling: New Orleans Satchmo Fest, White Linen Night

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margarita3by Margarita Bergen

Darling friends,

After a very relaxing, brief sojourn to Destin with my brother, Lorenzo Bergen and my darling dog, Duchess Chiquita Bergen, I was ready to enjoy the festivities that included the always-fun American Cancer Society 's announcement of the 2015 Belles & Beaus at The Shops at Canal Place.

 This year's honorees are individuals who have made significant contributions in the fight against cancer and represent survivors, volunteers and community members. Allison Shapiro andCarla Adams were the Patron Party Chairs.

The next day, it time to attend the annual, elegant 14th Annual Summer Cure - Chef Wine Dinner benefitting Susan G. Komen New Orleans at the Windsor Court Hotel which was delicious. The five chefs that participated did an outstanding job and they were Chef Nathan Richard of Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails; Chef de Cuisine Jeff Bouillion of Galatoire's 33 Bar and Steak; Chef Kristen Essig- Meauxbar; Chef of Cuisine Daniel Causgrove - The Grill Room of the Windsor Court who prepared the Entrée; and Executive Pastry Chef Maggie Scales of the Link Restaurant Group.

The next day, after catching up with my work at Casell-Bergen Gallery, I attended the benefit reception for Help Free an Angel at Bellocq in the Hotel Modern. It was fun and I learned about the wonderful work that the organization is doing for our students. Its mission is to serve parents of children with disabilities due to natural causes, accidental causes, or gun violence, with an emphasis on single parents, by providing the necessary resources and tools in order for their children to participate and function in our society.

The keynote speaker was former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, a candidate for Lieutenant Governor and a humanitarian who saved the lives of people and animals trapped during the Katrina flooding. Johana Maison, Executive Director of Help Free an Angel, did an excellent job in coordinating the event.

Darlings, before I share all the fun activities that will be taking place this upcoming week, I wanted to share the sad news that one of my darling friends, Lee Horvitz, who was at my June Round Table Luncheon passing out his TravelHost magazine, passed away last Thursday. Lee was a freelance writer, playwright, director, critic, screenwriter and screenwriting instructor who moved to New Orleans from Ohio in 2003 and quickly fit into the city’s flourishing literary scene. In addition to TravelHost magazine, of which he was serving as editor, he had also written for Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide, Scat magazine and several other local publications.

Lee will be missed by all of us who enjoyed him as a human being, a fellow journalist and a great friend. I am posting the link to the obituary that Alan Smason, publisher of the Crescent City Jewish News, posted Monday morning. Thank you very much, Alan, for the diligence and hard work you put into this wonderful tribute. Here is the link:…/.

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On a happier note, The annual Satchmo SummerFest is around the corner: The 15th Anniversary Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron is July 30-August 2. Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), Satchmo SummerFest brings entertainment, education, and fare from some of New Orleans most notable restaurants. 

Satchmo SummerFest will kick-off on July 30 with a fundraiser to benefit FQFI. A special screening of the 1956 classic, High Society, will take place at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, one of the oldest community theatres in the country. Starring Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Grace Kelly, the film – the last one Grace Kelly made before marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco – follows the story of a musician vying for his ex-wife's affections. High Society was nominated for two Oscars, including Best Song, for Cole Porter's "True Love." 

Click here for tickets to the film or to purchase combo tickets that include the Opening Night Reception at the Omni Royal Orleans immediately following the screening!

For tickets to the Opening Night Reception only, click here

The reception will take place from 8-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at the historic Omni Royal Orleans, the official hotel of Satchmo SummerFest. For complete schedule visit

Before the opening of the Satchmo Summer Fest, at Wednesday at the Point,  talented Amanda Shaw will close the season. And, during Thursday at Twilight, July 30, swinging jazz singer Banu Gibson will perform songs of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.

Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre is presenting its final production, “Hello Dolly,” from July 30-August 2. The show, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and a book by Michael Stewart, opened on Broadway in 1964 and won 10 Tony Awards, including best musical. Songs include "Before the Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes a Moment," and the title tune, which was made famous by New Orleans-born trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Satchmo went on to perform the number in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of 1969, which starred Barbra Streisand. The show, coincidentally, is the same weekend as the annual SatchmoFest.

Darlings, the annual Whitney White Linen Night will take place on  Saturday, August 1, around Julia Street and the Warehouse District. The Warehouse District, also known as the New Orleans Arts District, has been called the "SoHo of the South," and every summer the neighborhood hosts White Linen Night to show why it has earned that nickname.

Sponsored by Whitney Bank, White Linen Night, is free and open to the public. In the closed-off 300 to 600 blocks of Julia Street, stages are set up for live entertainment featuring some of New Orleans' top bands. In addition, there are conveniently situated kiosks where food and beverages from some of New Orleans' top restaurants and bars are sold. Complimentary hand-held fans given out by the galleries will help keep you cool on what is expected to be a typically warm summer evening. During the hours of 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the art galleries on or adjacent to Julia Street will also open their doors to art aficionados and casual strollers alike.

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To see the full list of participating galleries, visit the Art District’s website

Rivertown Theaters presents their Youth Summer Theater Camp production of Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

Following on the heels of their production of “Peter Pan,” the Broadway Musical, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will continue their commitment to providing opportunities and productions to showcase and develop the talents of budding local thespians with a delightful performance of “Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr.” by the participants in their company’s Summer Theatre Camp July 31–August 2 on the main stage.

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, “Disney's Peter Pan Jr.” is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up! Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians, and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Audiences of all ages will enjoy such Disney classics such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me.” Running time is 60 minutes.

Directed by Joel and Paige Rainey, the show will feature young performers from around the metropolitan New Orleans area. “Flying By Foy” will be returning to train the cast members who will be flying as part of their roles of Peter Pan, and the Darling children.

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is located at 325 Minor St. in the heart of Rivertown in Kenner (parallel to Williams Blvd.). There is plenty of parking on the streets around the theater.

And, for some lighthearted, fun entertainment, come to the New Orleans premiere opening night of “The Book of Liz” at The Theatre at St. Claude (formerly the Marigny Theatre). The opening is on Thursday, July 30 at 8 p.m. and the theatre is on the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Marigny Street. Written by David and Amy Sedaris, this is the humorous story of a nun who leaves her order to find her way in the secular world and instead encounters all these quirky characters in the restaurant where she works.

Jim Fitzmorris is the director. Margeaux Fanning stars in the title role, with support from Kathryn Talbot, Kyle Daigrepont and Joel Derby. I read a preview for the show and it sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun and laughs. You can read more about it in this Thursday’s New Orleans Advocate.

Darlings, enjoy your week. Stay cool and hydrated.

 Benefit reception for Help Free an Angel at Bellocq.



Phil Stern -Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday from the movie New Orleans - available at Casell-Bergen Gallery at 1305 Decatur St for $20 
Visit for all of you art needs. 

Calendar of Events:  For complete list visit :Lafete News 7-28-15…

 July 29

Join the New Orleans Chamber for our premier evening networking event.



       Wednesday, July 29, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Cannery with Toulouse Gourmet

Join the New Orleans Chamber members and non members for an evening of networking with

Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres &

Complimentary beer, wine & soft drinks
There will be a marketing table for members to display their marketing materials & business cards.

FREE for Chamber Members
$10 for Future Members

Parking Options:
Street parking available, please abide by all posted parking and posted signs.

to register 



The official hotel of New Orleans Sushi Fest presented by Royal Honda, New Orleans Hotel Collection, will host the spirited "hop" through the French Quarter. 

Stroll through The Quarter while enjoying complimentary tastings and chatting with our celebrity bartenders. 

Sip on specialty Asian-inspired cocktails, sold specifically for Sake Hop, at each participating location. 


Click  to register!

Sake Hop Celebrity Bartenders include:

Jennifer Hale with Mike Detillier, Poppy Tooker, Chriss Knight, Cheryl Mintz with Brett Bauman and Tim McNally


Sake Hop locations include:

21st Amendment - located in  (730 Bienville St.) with celeb bartender Poppy Tooker

May Baily's Place - located in  (415 Dauphine St.) with celeb bartender Tim McNally

Bourbon O Bar - located in  (717 Orleans St.) with celeb bartenders Jennifer Hale and Mike Detillier

Patrick's Bar Vin - located in  (730 Bienville St.) with celeb bartender Chriss Knight

Vive! Bar - located in  (717 Conti St.) with celeb bartenders Cheryl Mintz and Brett Bauman


Start your cocktail journey at any of the participating bars to receive your Sake Hop card. The card will be validated at each visited location. Turn in your completed card and you will be entered into a drawing to win two VIP tickets to New Orleans Sushi Fest presented by Royal Honda AND a two-night stay at one of New Orleans Hotel Collection's hotels.

To be eligible to win, completed cards must be turned into VIVE! Bar (located in the Hotel Le Marais - 717 Conti St.) by 7:45pm - drawing will be held at 8pm. Additionally, "Sake Hoppers" can vote for their favorite bartender, who will be named the Sake Hop Champion and receive a prize.


The event is free to attend and open to the public.


Closing out the season is "Hello, Dolly," July 30-Aug. 2. The show, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and a book by Michael Stewart, opened on Broadway in 1964 and won 10 Tony Awards, including best musical. The story is an adaptation of Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker," and is set in turn-of-the-century New York, where brassy widow Dolly Gallagher Levi (played originally by Carol Channing) meddles in the love lives of several couples, and, in the process, finds a new man of her own. Songs include "Before the Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes a Moment," and the title tune, which was made famous by New Orleans-born trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Armstrong went on to perform the number in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of 1969, which starred Barbra Streisand. 


July  30
Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the Louisiana SPCA will be held at 437 Esplanade Ave. at Frenchmen St. from 4-8 p.m. every Thursday. Stop in for dinner, or just enjoy some craft cocktails and listen to relaxing live music with your friendly four-legged friend.  Fresh water and treats will be provided for pups while owners enjoy $1 off all craft cocktails.  Don't forget, when you mention "Yappy Hour," 15% of the proceeds from your outing go to benefit the Louisiana SPCA!  Visit 
  for more info.


Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series presents 

July 30 - Banu Gibson

A superior and swinging jazz singer, Gibson focuses on songs of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park at 6 p.m, 

Admission: Single tickets are $10. Advance tickets are available online at Advance tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 504.483.9488 or at the Botanical Garden Gift Shop. Thursdays at Twilight Series Season Passes are also available for purchase.




Satchmo Symposium

2015 Satchmo Symposium

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
Noon Keynote Conversation: Musical First Responders – On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures that threatened to drown our city, Satchmo SummerFest remembers and honors those who worked tirelessly to help rebuild the irreplaceable infrastructure that supports New Orleans music – those who comforted, gave housing, replaced instruments, and supplied the practical necessities that gave the music a chance to return. A panel of representatives of these musical first responders – including Jordan Hirsch, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Robert Lyall, and Reid Wick – will discuss what we have learned in the decade since the flood with moderatorFred Kasten.

1:30 pm Satchmo: His Life in New Orleans Louis Armstrong left a remarkable material legacy, having reflected upon his singular life in manuscripts, home recordings, snapshots, and further treasures now preserved in the archives of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, New York. In collaboration with the Louisiana State Museum, a carefully curated selection of materials will be on display in New Orleans for the first time, opening in tandem with Satchmo SummerFest. Archives Assistant and co-curator Brynn White will discuss highlights of the exhibition “Satchmo: His Life in New Orleans,” and the challenges and revelations in drawing a story from Armstrong’s complicated and deeply felt relationship with his hometown.

2:30 pm The Morality and Righteous Heart of Louis Armstrong Writer Mick Carlon, author of Travels With Louis, Riding on Duke’s Train, and (forthcoming in November) Girl Singer, will discuss the righteous life of Louis Armstrong. “We always hear about great artists who in their private lives were selfish and self-promoting,” says Carlon. “On the contrary, Louis Armstrong led a life of generosity, humor, and true humility. He knew his worth as an artist and as a man, but it never led Pops to being pretentious.”

3:30 pm Risky Louis Award-winning music writer John Swenson presents a portrait of Louis Armstrong as a young man who was as cutting edge as the most controversial hip hoppers of today’s popular music. Armstrong is rightfully thought of as “Ambassador Louis,” the avuncular figure who was loved throughout the world for his consistently great performances, winning smile, and the nostalgic glory of “Hello Dolly.” But as a young man Armstrong’s world was loaded with sex, drugs, and occasional threats of violence. And it’s all on the records.

4:30 pm Distinct and Original Voices: Louis & Bix For years a rift between various camps of classic jazz fans has existed, pitting followers of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke in unnecessary conflict. In this presentation, trombonist, two-time Grammy nominated writer, and Library of Congress National Jukebox curator, David Sager, will address this clash of opinions. Mr. Sager’s frank discussion will focus on musical ingredients found in the recorded work of these two inspiring creators of classic jazz cornet and trumpet styles.

5:30 pm Cinematic Satch: Louis Armstrong on the David Frost Show Between February 1970 and January 1971, Louis Armstrong made multiple appearances on The David Frost Show. Armstrong’s biographer Ricky Riccardi will show highlights of these very rare appearances, which have not been available since their original air date. Armstrong talks at length about New Orleans, sings favorites like “Cabaret,” “Moon River” and “Mack the Knife,” does a duet with Bing Crosby and even talks Swiss Kriss with guest host Orson Welles!

11:30 am Louis Lets ‘Em Have It Multiple Grammy-winning writer Dan Morgenstern looks back at Louis Armstrong’s birthday performance at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival, where he was asked to appear unrehearsed with a bunch of former associates, and the proverbial straw that caused him to erupt in anger, showing a rare side of the man. But the media gave him his lumps, as they would later that year when he lashed out against racism in Little Rock.

12:30 pm Satchmo the Singer Part 2 Singer/pianist Daryl Sherman concludes her exploration of Louis Armstrong the singer and his importance to American Popular Song. With recordings and live examples, she’ll discuss lyrics, melodic line and phrasing to show how Louis made them his own. Satchmo crossed over and outside the box with songs from Broadway, film, and pop songs and brought out the best in them.

1:30 pm Suburban Gardens: The Checkered Past of Louis Armstrong’s 1931 ‘Home Away from Home’ Suburban Gardens is famous as the site of Louis Armstrong’s extended engagement during his first return trip to New Orleans in 1931. It was an eventful but sometimes troublesome gig. Yet this nightclub was a location where trouble was routine, because it had for decades been the headquarters of an elusive gambler, bootlegger, smuggler, and real estate speculator named Mark Boasberg, who everybody knew as Jack Sheehan. This presentation by jazz historian and author Bruce Boyd Raeburn recounts the rise and fall of Jack Sheehan and provides context for the anomalous situation that Armstrong found himself in during the summer of 1931.

2:30 pm A Jewel in the 60s All-Stars For most of the 1960s, singer Jewel Brown traveled the world making great music with Louis Armstrong and the All-Stars. In the early 70s she retired from the music business and returned to her hometown of Houston to help care for her ailing parents. In recent years she has returned to performing, now often working with the New Orleans based Heritage Hall Jazz Band. Jewel Brown looks back on her fascinating career and years with Satchmo with interviewer Fred Kasten.

3:30 pm ‘King Zulu’: Collages by Louis Armstrong, Romare Bearden, & Jean-Michel Basquiat This talk by Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor at Columbia University and Director of Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies, will focus on a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat called “King Zulu” as well as on collages featuring Armstrong as King Zulu by Romare Bearden and by Armstrong himself. Without forgetting the complex meanings of New Orleans’ own celebrated Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, which named Armstrong King in 1949, this talk will consider the masked-face Satchmo in relation to the extravagantly masked Ghanaian court-jester who was part of the welcoming party when Armstrong visited West Africa in 1956. “Maan, you remind me of New Orleans!” the trumpet genius said.

4:30 pm Cinematic Satch: Louis Armstrong in East Berlin – The First Set
On March 22, 1965, Louis Armstrong and His All Stars performed a brilliant concert at the East Berlin Friedrichspalast during Satchmo’s first tour behind the Iron Curtain. The entire evening was filmed, making it the only surviving complete two-set All Stars concert. Louis Armstrong House Museum’s resident “Satchologist,” Ricky Riccardi, will put the concert into context and screen the first set, featuring a multi-encore version of “Hello, Dolly,” some searing trumpet on “Indiana” and a version of “(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue” that is one of the undisputed highlights of the trumpeter’s career.

11:30 am Armstrong’s New Orleans: Then and Now Writer and radio documentary producer David Kuniandiscusses and illustrates with photos the places that were important in Armstrong’s early and later days in New Orleans, as well as what they are like present-day. He’ll delve into the significance of the locations and underscore the checkered record of New Orleans jazz historic preservation, including its highlights and pitfalls.

12:30 pm The Baritone Sax and Grammy-Winning Wax Baritone saxophonist Roger Lewis is best known as the backbone of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s frontline. His history in New Orleans music runs deep, from his work as an R&B player (he was a member of one of Irma Thomas’s early backing bands in the 1960s), to his long tenure with Fats Domino, to his work as a pure jazz player with the New Orleans Saxophone Quartet. He has been recognized in the Downbeat Critics Poll, but many remain unaware of the full scope of his talent. He’ll be interviewed by Grammy-winning producer Scott Billington, who has produced five of the Dirty Dozen’s albums over a 25-year period, on topics including the scene around the Dew Drop Inn, the “underground” modern jazz scene in New Orleans, and the influence of Louis Armstrong on all New Orleans music.

1:30 pm Got A Bran’ New Suit: The Making and Music of THE COMPLETE LOUIS ARMSTRONG DECCASESSIONS (1935-46) on Mosaic Records Record producer Scott Wenzel gives an in-depth presentation of what went into the production of this 7 CD set which focuses on Armstrong’s career during the Swing Era; a period that saw him rise to become a pop icon and international star. This important and sometimes neglected decade of Armstrong’s genius is examined by Ricky Riccardi and Dan Morgenstern (who wrote the liners for this set which garnered him yet another Grammy for Best Album Notes in 2010) while Wenzel talks about the rescue mission involved in transferring the original recordings.

2:30 pm Satchmo vs Sidney: The Inside Story of Their Musical “Battles” Outstanding New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher breaks down what’s going on musically when Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet challenged each other on the bandstand.

3:30 pm Louis Armstrong and Kids Louis Armstrong adored kids and they adored him. Louis was married four times but his marriages never produced any children. He was especially fond of the children on his block and neighbors still recall how children would greet the band bus when Louis returned home from a tour. Michael Cogswell, Executive Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in New York City, has combed through the museum’s monumental archives to bring photographs, home-recorded tapes, fan letters from children, paintings, videos, and more. This is a presentation that will make you laugh and smile!

4:30 pm Cinematic Satch: Louis Armstrong in East Berlin The Second Set Ricky Riccardi closes out the 2015 Satchmo Summerfest with the continuation of Louis Armstrong’s 1965 East Berlin concert, featuring Tyree Glenn, Eddie Shu, Billy Kyle, Arvell Shaw, Danny Barcelona and Jewel Brown. Armstrong contributes fantastic trumpet work on numbers like “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue” and “Royal Garden Blues,” plays old favorites such as “Blueberry Hill” and “Mack the Knife” and receives a touching ovation at the conclusion that must be seen to be believed. The closest we’ll ever get to feeling what it was like to see Louis Armstrong in concert!

Opening Reception

Join us in celebrating the opening night of Satchmo SummerFest! The reception will take place from 8:00p.m.-10:00p.m on Thursday, July 30th at the historic Omni Royal Orleans, the official hotel of Satchmo SummerFest. Click here to order your tickets!

High Society Screening at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre

On Thursday, July 30th, Satchmo SummerFest will kick-off with a fundraiser to benefit FQFI. A special screening of the 1956 classic, High Society, will take place at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, one of the oldest community theatres in the country. Starring Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Grace Kelly, the film – the last Grace Kelly made before marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco – follows the story of a musician vying for his ex-wife’s affections. High Society was nominated for two Oscars, including Best Song, for Cole Porter’s “True Love.” Click here for tickets. Hats, gloves, and seersuckers are encouraged for this red carpet event. Admission will include refreshments.

High Society attendees are also invited to arrive early and enjoy the delicious happy hour menu at Tableau featuring the music of David Torkanowsky.

For tickets to the Opening Night Reception only, click here.



New Orleans Music History Tour

Sat, Aug 1, 2015
9:30am - 12:00pm

August 1st & 2nd at 9:30 am, experience the history of New Orleans music with Friends of the Cabildo. Tours begin at the Old U.S. Mint and travel through the French Quarter. Hear the stories and see the places that defined the New Orleans music scene for over 100 years. Musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, George Lewis and Danny Barker will be discussed as well as famous music venues such as Preservation Hall and the Palm Court Jazz Club.

This tour was designed for the Satchmo Summer Fest and is given by guides that are trained for these tours as well as the Ken Burns Tauck Jazz Tours. To purchase tickets use the link below

 or contact the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939. Tickets are extremely limited so don't miss your chance to take this tour. No tickets are sold on the day of the tour so contact the Friends of the Cabildo office to reserve your spot. Limited to 15 spaces.

 Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

  August 1 


Preservation Resource Center Presents Tours to

 on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 10 AM- 12 PM will introduce attendees to the diversity of New Orleans' historic architecture and neighborhoods - from the old-world craftsmanship of the Vieux Carré, to the French Colonial architecture along Bayou St. John, to the glamour of St. Charles Avenue.This tour will travel through the Vieux Carré, Esplanade Ridge, Mid-City, Carrollton and the Garden District.


Both tours begin at  (in the Warehouse District) and include several destinations. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To purchase tickets, please visit . The African-American Heritage Tour is $35 for PRC members and $40 for non-members; the Historic Architecture of New Orleans Tour is $30 for PRC members and $35 for non-members. 


 Whitney White Linen Night 2015

Arts District New Orleans


Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm 


Whitney White Linen Night at the CAC, 900 Camp Street

$10 General Admission | Free to CAC Members

CAC's Cool Down Lounge, 743 Camp Street

$40 per person: Includes 2 complimentary drinks, light bites, private restrooms, and seating with air conditioning


Art Openings and Outdoor Celebration on Julia Street

Free Admission


6-9pm | Free Admission

20 Museums & Galleries | 25 Local Restaurants


Up and down Julia Street (300-700 blocks) and throughout the Arts District New Orleans

Cash bars and cuisine by Beaucoup Juice, Boucherie, Broussard's, Bratz Y'all!, Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar, Crêpes à la Cart, Food Drunk, Foundation Room at House of Blues, King Fish, LMNO, Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant, Marti's Restaurant, MOPHO, Nirvana Indian Cuisine, NOLA FOODS, NOLA Girl, Pinkberry, Rue 127, Saucy's BBQ, SoBou, St. Lawrence, The American Sector Restaurant & Bar, The Mellow Mushroom, The Ruby Slipper Café



 Live music on 3 stages: Johnny Angel and Helldorado, Danny, Charm Taylor



CAC's Cool Down Lounge sponsored by Cox

 The Lighthouse, 743 Camp Street at Julia Street

 $40 per person: Includes 2 complimentary drinks, light bites, private restrooms, and seating with air conditioning





900 Camp Street

 $10 General Admission | Free to CAC Members





REVERB: Past, Present, Future

 Curated by Isolde Brielmaier, this exhibition of local artists explores the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding region over the last decade.


Aaron Collier, Abigail Clark, Adam Mysock, Angel P., Anita Cooke, Ben Diller & Cynthia Giachetti, Brian St. Cyr, Carl Joseph Williams, Carlie Trosclair, Casey Parkinson, Charles Lovell, Charlie Varley, Christopher Saucedo, Courtney Egan, Ernest Littles, Gene Koss, Generic Art Solutions, Joshua Walsh, Karoline Schleh, Kira Akerman & Silvie Deutsch, Krista Jurisich, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Loren Schwerd, Norah Lovell, Patrick Melon, Rick Snow, Robert Hodge, Rontherin Ratliff, S&S Club (Sibylle Peretti & Stephen Paul Day), Sidonie Villere, Skylar Fein, Stephanie Patton, Tim Cavnar, Ti-Rock Moore




 Cash bars and cuisine by Baker Maid Products, Inc., Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant, The Mellow Mushroom


After-Party Entertainment: Mod Dance Party's DJ Matty spins funk and soul platters from the 50s, 60s, 70s, & 80s




Our new partner The Stacks bookstore will be at the CAC on August 1 with their mobile book cart.


The Stacks moves to the CAC in October of 2015.




Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery, 535 Julia Street

White Linen Night-Dana Manly, David Lumpkin, Nancy Susaneck, Shea Yetta-Ceramics, paintings, repurposed jewelry

Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia Street

Seen and Unseen: Coupling-Willie Birch

Works by Whitfield Lovell

Ali-Gordon Parks-Photography

The Dapper Bruce Lafi tte Introduces: Draw Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee-Bruce Davenport, Jr.-Pen and marker on paper


boyd|satellite, 440 Julia Street

Louisiana Cereal-Blake Boyd-Mixed-media, enlarged prints from Polaroid photos

LEVY- Ti-Rock Moore-Mixed media, video

Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia Street

Rhythm and Form-Caprice Pierucci


Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street

REVERB: Past, Present, Future-Curated by Isolde Brielmaier, this exhibition of local artists explores the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding region over the past decade.

George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, 747 Julia Street

Rodrigue: The Sanders Collection Book Signing-Join Jacques Rodrigue, son

 of George Rodrigue, as he signs copies of Rodrigue Studio's latest book.

George Schmidt Gallery, 626 Julia Street

George Schmidt-George Schmidt-Oil paintings, etchings


Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia Street

Café Society-Ann Cox Strub, David Lloyd-Oil paintings


Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia Street

Usual Places, Unusual Spaces-Marna Shopoff-New Paintings


Julie Silvers Art, 617 Julia Street

New Beginnings-Julie Silvers-Paintings, sculptures


LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia Street

Suspension-Kathryn Hunter-Mixed media, cut paper, letterpress, fiber, laser cut steel


Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp Street

Knocking from the Inside-Mallory Page-Mixed media on canvas


Octavia Art Gallery, 454 Julia Street

Symmetric Equivalence-Gil Bruvel, Leslie

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