Tav Falco @ the O (Thurs, OCT 4 – Sat, OCT 6)
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Various Times
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is rolling out the red carpet for the multi-faceted artist Tav Falco. The Arkansas-raised, Vienna-based musician, artist and Southern provocateur has but one mission: “To stir the dark waters of the unconscious.” This weekend, The O will host a three night exhibition of Falco’s avant-garde short movies; a jazz-and-blues-based musical performance with his band, Panther Burns; and a display of his photography, 50 Photographs: An Iconography of Chance.
- The short films program (from the series “Top Genre”; “Necrophiliac”; “Live Excavations”; and “Rogue Male”) will be Thursday night at 8 pm ($5 admission / Free for members).
- Tav Falco & Panther Burns (“a Southern Gothic, psychedelic country band influenced by Memphis music styles”) will perform Friday night at 9 pm ($12 admission / $7 members).
- The photography exhibit (B&W photos taken in ‘70-‘80s Deep South, a gothic travelogue of a bygone era) will be on display starting Saturday at 6 pm (Free and open to public)
- A welcome reception will also be held Saturday night during Art for Arts’ Sake Saturday night (Free and open to public)
For tickets and info: call (504) 539-9650, or go to store.ogdenmuseum.org.
NOLA MIX Fundraiser (Fri, OCT 5)
Dragon’s Den (435 Esplanade), 10 pm – 3 am
NOLA MIX, a local DJ and music production education program, is hosting a fundraiser to raise money to support youth DJ programs in the Bywater, Central City, St. Claude, and other New Orleans neighborhoods. “As a professional DJ, I think it’s important for me to have a leadership role for the next generation of DJs through education and mentoring,” said Ben Epstein, NOLA MIX Founder. “NOLA MIX provides students with not only a creative outlet, but teaches them all the skills to become professional DJs as well.”
The fundraisers/party will feature many DJs and performing artists including: Brice Nice, DJ OttO, DJ Proppa Bear, DJ Pr_ck, DJ DubL, DJ Yamin, DJ Tony Skratchere, DJ BeesKnees, and Slangston Hughes with Fo On The Flo.
There will be a suggested $10 donation, and on top of that, Dragon’s Den will donate 25% of all food and beverage sales to the cause. Funds raised during the event will be used to purchase equipment. To learn more about NOLA MIX or to make a donation, please visit their website.
Gretna Heritage Festival (Fri, OCT 4 – Sun, OCT 6)
Downtown Gretna, Various Daily Times
Celebrating 17 years the Gretna Heritage Festival, encompasses 25 city blocks and features seven stages with performances by international entertainers along with some of Louisiana’s favorites. The food dished out from the giant food tent will be exceptional with just about every culture represented. The Festival also features a German Beer Garden, an Italian Village, arts & crafts, and carnival rides & games for kids.
This year’s festival boasts live music performances from headliners Joe Cocker and Foreigner, as well as Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy, David Allan Coe, Leon Russell, Pat Green, Amanda Shaw, The Iguanas, Flow Tribe, The Revivalists, Kermit Ruffins, Dumpstafunk, and many, many more.
Admission: $20 daily at gate / $15 daily online / $50 Weekend Pass / $40 online Weekend Pass