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Last Updated December 10, 4:08 PM :: This list is an events calendar of [loosely] DIY activities in New Orleans. This calendar includes music shows, independent theater, activist and other types of meetings, etc. You will not find a listing for the House of Blues. The only way we can keep this list accurate and up-to-date is if you keep us informed. We can't spend every waking hour searching the internet and looking for flyers. Tell us what's going on! Submit your show to get it listed.
I See What You See: Photos Through the Eyes of the Lens Thursday, December 12. Bar Redux. 8PM-10PM. FREE. This PhotoNOLA exhibition of photographer Vincent Simmons, explores what we observe in the essence of the moment captured in a reflection. The exhibition, curated by Vincent Simmons, will be displayed December 11th through January 31st , 2019.
Opening night festivities include live jazz music by Simon Burke performing on the patio, meet and greet with the photographer and scrumptious dessert will be served.
"In capturing NOLA events I always take an opportunity to observe the reactions of people enjoying what our city has to offer. While scanning the crowd, I'm also looking for that one shot that captures the moment. It's my own way of seeing the reflection of my perspective through someone else's eyes. Because of the pace of events, my introductions are very brief, many times I get the shot without ever communicating with the subject. "- Vincent Simmons
Vincent Simmons interest in Photography started at very young age. Born and raised in a city with so much physical and spiritual diversity allowed Vincent to become better with his craft and appreciate New Orleans more. “Whether shooting wildlife, portraiture, special events or documenting, photography allows me to share and express my passion with the pictures I make. I was raised never to take anything for granted. So when something visually peeks my interest, I know the moment is mine to capture because it can vanish at any given time."
PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, festival programming includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programs, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public. The 14th annual PhotoNOLA festival will take place from December 11th - 14th, 2019 with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month.
Simon Burke plays a blend of music throughout the history of jazz, ranging from New Orleans standards and the music of Louis Armstrong to American songbook standards. Simon began playing professionally in the UK in the mid 90's , before relocating to Louisiana in late 2015.
Mega Ran | Mickey Factz | Alfred Banks | Kaye The Beast Thursday, December 12. Gasa Gasa.
Swamp City Vintage Thursday, December 12. Glitter Box N.O.. 11AM-5:30PM. FREE. Swamp + City Vintage returns for a cold(ish) weather pop-up! Stop by to shop neon windbreakers, grandpa sweaters, sparkly holiday outfits and more. Your '80s and '90s dreams come true.
Did you know that 85% of all clothing ends up in a landfill and that the majority of communities do not have textile recycling programs? S W A M P + C I T Y Vintage wants to be your go-to spot for vintage threads! "Our goal is to better the beautiful Earth one vintage piece at a time. Just a NOLA chic and an H-Town chic trying to make a small impact by reducing, re-using and recycling!"
Jon Goode Thursday, December 12. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $35. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories told live and without notes. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.
Kathryn Rose Wood | Kei Slaughter | Joy Clark | Julie Odell Friday, December 13. Tigermen Den (3113 Royal Street). 7PM-9PM. $5-10 suggested donation. Annual christmas party at the best comic shop in the city.
Saturday, December 14
Joshua Benitez Unplugged Saturday, December 14. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Joshua Benitez- is a Rock & Roller with an affinity for Funk, Blues, and Psychedelic trips to outer space. He is the guitar slinging musician baptized by the fire of New Orleans showmanship and musical prowess.
Crescent City Comics Christmas Party Saturday, December 14. Crescent City Comics (3135 Calhoun Street). 6PM till. FREE. Annual christmas party at the best comic shop in the city.
Astrology 101 Saturday, December 14. Glitter Box N.O.. 10AM. $55. Astrologist Ashley Love will lead a workshop and perform personal readings Saturday, Dec. 14th from 10am - Noon!
The class will include the following:
- Introduction to your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs
- What the Signs mean
- What the Houses mean
- What the Signs mean within each House
Personal readings will be given for those that wish to have them in the latter portion of the class.
Class and reading are $55. Limited number of spots available, tickets available now!
"I am an Intuitive Astrologist practicing astrology professionally since 2015. I am originally from Tampa Florida but have lived in New Orleans for 15 years. I received my BA in Sociology from Tulane in 2009 and completed my Master's in 2013.
I truly love New Orleans because it allows for a lot of artists to showcase their talent in unrestrictive environments. The majority of things in the United States that involve "hoodoo" basically had some type of origin in New Orleans and so I have been very comfortable practicing Astrology here."
For more info: https://ashleytheintuitiveastrologer.com/
El Jumbotron | Cosma Dog Saturday, December 14. Hi-Ho Lounge. 8PM. FREE. Come out for a fun night of indie punk! El jumbotron from Houston Texas brings their new twist on a 90's sound to New Orleans for the first time. Grab a drink and get ready to dance!
The Golden Sioux Mardi Gras Indians Sunday, December 15. Bar Redux. 6PM. FREE. This will be last show for 2019 (Winter Hiatus). The Golden Siuox will return in March 2010. The Golden Sioux every Third Sunday. This Event is Free with a Donation/Tip Jar for The Golden Sioux.
Monday, December 16
Showgirl Craft Market and Flea! Monday, December 16. Bar Redux. 6PM-10PM. FREE. Join us at Bar Redux on Monday 12/16 for the first Showgirl Craft Market and Flea!
The holidays are upon us and Mardi Gras is just around the corner! Replenish your costume closet and stock up on handmade gifts and goods from some of your favorite local performers.
Raid the showgirl costume closets of Tsarina Magalena Hellfire and Angie Zeiderman
Treat yourself to original art by Velvet Spade
Add some greenery to your life with plants and succulents from Ember Blaize
Clean, recharge and pamper your spirit with wares from Black Moon Lilith by Paige A. Flash
Shop waistbeads from local comedian Geneva Joy Hughes
Find the perfect gift in up-cycled journals, accessories and decor by Honey Tangerine
Hannah Fletcher will be vending her closets and drawers of cute vintage and bohemian finds
Polly Noble AKA The Tie-Dye Queen of New Orleans will be out front with T-Shirts, wall hangings, and tank tops.
Tuesday, December 17
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, December 17. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Bar Redux & We Are Young Funny Present The Spontaneous Show. Sign up 8:30 pm/9:00 pm show. We are Young Funny is a #NOLA based comedy troupe, founded by the late Jon Reaux. The cast includes Kyle Smith, Geneva Joy, Byron Broussard, Kamari Stevens, DC PauL, Laycee-Joyce Taylor, Parker Barnes, Johnnie Lipscomb, Paul Joseph, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy.
Wednesday, December 18
Damak | Big Band | Chardonnay | Rimjob Wednesday, December 18. The Circle Bar. Big Band is members of Judy & The Jerks. Damak is members of Breakout and also Mujeres Podrisas who came here on tour with Sheer Mag a few years ago. GOOD STUFF. DONT MISS OUT.
Street Sects | Elizabeth Colour Wheel | Coral Mercy Wednesday, December 18. Gasa Gasa.
Winter Wonderland Clothing Swap Wednesday, December 18. Glitter Box N.O.. 5PM-7PM. FREE. Hello sweet Glitter Box lovelies! Who's ready for another clothing swap?!? Can't have too many, as far as we're concerned!
Stop by the shop anytime Wednesday, Dec. 18th between 5 and 7pm to swap out clothing you no longer want with new-to-you duds.
We will be donating any leftover clothing to Covenant House New Orleans (you can also choose to give items for donation only!)
Even if you can't make it on the 18th, you are welcome to drop off donations of coats and other warm clothing during shop hours. We are currently collecting for a group of Algiers area schools as well as Covenant House!
Papa WATZKE | Jerk Unicorn | Innerwork | A Band Named Hyckoriii | young di3 alon3 | Omcada
Saturday, December 21. Banks Street Bar. Midwint3r Soltice Ball: dance contest, 50 cent raffle, vendors and painters.
Cumbia Calling Saturday, December 21. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE. DJ Malaria Sound Machine Present
Cumbia Calling Dance Party. Malaria Sound Machine will be spinning the best psychedelic Cumbia tunes from around the world...gettin' you dancin'.
Sharks’ Teeth | Scenic World Saturday, December 21. Gasa Gasa.
DJ Shane Love's Holiday Redux Dance Party Sunday, December 22. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Holiday Redux Dance Party featuring all vinyl 45's
Join us as we Rock around the Christmas tree with all the best Rock/Soul/Funk Christmas Music.
This is Bar Redux's Holiday Party.
Stop on by for some Holiday cheer, Dessert Spread, and Eggnog.
Christmas Eve with The Family Tuesday, December 24. Bar Redux. 7PM-1AM. FREE. Come hang old school with our family.
We will be screening Holiday Classics, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, The Year Without Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and our family fave, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.
(if it's cold...we will show them on the TV inside).
Holiday Music Playlist with Eggnog the featured cocktail.
We will be closing early Christmas Eve
AND CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
Happy Holidays to all our friends and patrons
From our Family to Yours
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2020
JDubL | ThatDudeYouKnow | Coastill | AHalo | SubZup Thursday, December 26. Poor Boys. 10PM. FREE. Booking Come join us as our local basshead dj's womp it out. Combining the open format of Dnb, Dub, Jungle, Lofi, & and anything else bassy you can think of.
We want to supply a regular weekly bass session, please come out and show us how much you want to dance. Bass Temple NOLA.
JD Hill & The Jammers Saturday, December 28. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. JD Hill has been bending his unique style of traditional and electric blues harmonica and vocals into R&B, rock, New Orleans funk, and late-night boogie blues for many decades now, influenced strongly by Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Jimi Hendrix, James Cotton, and James Brown. JD has had the honor and privilege to play with many local and global music legends such as Deacon John, Dr. John, James Booker, the Nevilles, Jessie Hill, Earl King, Allen Toussaint, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn and too many more to name. JD and the Jammers gigs are well-known in New Orleans for his openness to other musicians to come and jam with him. You never know who might