Friday, August 11, 2006

Jesus has a butterface

For your Friday afternoon, end of the week, monotony relief ...

Find out how to make your own Jesus toast at The Black Table.

When you get tired of that, maybe you'd like to plan your weekend.

Here are some things I'm trying to put on my entertainment calendar for the near-term future:

Katrina Exposed: A Community of Photographs, on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park through September 17.

Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center
Friday, August 11 @ 7:30 p.m.: Home Movie Day
We supply the projectors, You supply the films. Before the public screening on Saturday, we invite the New Orleans filmmaking community for a special Friday night curated screening of your home movies and personal films at the Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center. Movies will be screened on 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and video. Prizes will be awarded. Award-winning, experimental animator Helen Hill returns to New Orleans (it's about time!) to curate the program which includes: Ellen Ellis, Rene Broussard, Dennis Formento, Louviere and Vanessa, Bart Everson, Helen Hill, Courtney Egan, Paul Grass, Thomas Little, Royce Osborn, George Ingmire, and Kalypso, the amazing 10 year old video director! Free. Donations are greatly appreciated. For info go to (One Night Only!)

Saturday, August 12 @ 7:30 p.m.: WALKING TO NEW ORLEANS
Arguments against the war in contrast to the hurricane ravaged gulf coast.


Big Easy Rollergirls Garage/Bake Sale
Saturday, Aug. 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m
2418 Calhoun Street (Uptown near Tulane campus)
Come out and buy cool stuff from the rollergirls! We'll have all the regular garage sale stuff, only sexier. Shoes, clothing, music, books and more. Hey, you can even buy a cupcake.

Dirty Linen Night
Saturday, August 12, 6-9p, 600-1000 blocks of Royal Street
Here's a Times-Picayune writeup.

After the Storm, The Cabildo, Jackson Square in the French Quarter
The Louisiana State Museum and National Geographic magazine sponsor an exhibit of photographs by award-winning photojournalist David Burnett documenting the destruction of neighborhoods by Hurricane Katrina and including photographs by New Orleans high school students who participated in National Geographic's PhotoCamp 2006, through Dec. 31. Museum hours are Tues.-Sun, 10 a.m.-4. $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, free for children younger than 12.

Path of Destruction: Book Signing Event
Tuesday, August 22, 6-8:00 p.m.
Loyola's Roussel Hall
John McQuaid and Mark Schleifstein, distinguished environmental reporter for The Times-Picayune, will give a lecture and sign copies of their newly-released book, Path of Destruction: the Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming of Age of Superstorms.

HBO Presents: When the Levees Broke, A Spike Lee Film
New Orleans Arena will host the world premiere of Spike Lee's cable-TV documentary about New Orleans' devastation by failed levees, described by one network executive as "one of the most important films HBO has ever made," on Aug. 16, five days before it airs on the cable network.

The two-part TV premiere of the four-hour film, titled "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," will be Aug. 21 and 22. All four hours will repeat on Aug. 29, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall.

Only the first two hours will be screened at the New Orleans Arena event. Admission is free, though tickets are expected to be distributed by the Arena box office and Ticketmaster.

Read what Jeffrey says about the movie.

City of Hope
A new exhibit by the Historic New Orleans Collection exposes the limits of the national news media coverage of the desperate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. ... The exhibit, which emphasizes the historic resiliency of flood-prone New Orleans, is free and open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Williams Gallery (533 Royal St.) through Nov. 4.

Katrina Dinner
Lisa first suggested this kind of an idea with the proposal of a Katrina Seder (with free-flowing wine) as a more apropos reflection on the events of the last year than, say, fireworks. But who am I to say, "I'm just going with the flow." The Urban Conservancy in New Orleans is sponsoring the idea. More information, including a candle blessing, an ingredients list, questions, readings, the ritual food plate, the Katrina Gris-Gris, and more can be found at Katrina Dinner 2006.

The Rising Tide Conference
August 25-27, New Orleans Yacht Club, 403 N. Roadway St.
A gathering for all who wish to learn more and do more to assist New Orleans' recovery from the aftermath of the natural disasters of both Hurricane Katrina and Rita .... We will come together to dispel myths, promote facts, share personal testimonies, highlight progress and regress, discuss recovery ideas, and promote sound policies at all levels. We aim to be a "real life" demonstration of internet activism as the nation prepares to mark the one year anniversary of a massive natural disaster followed by governmental failures on a similar scale.


At 8/11/2006 01:46:00 PM, Blogger oyster said...

Thanks for the RT plug. We'll be doing a publicity blitz next week.

Keynote speakers will be the authors of the "Disaster" book.

And the "Community of Photographs" at the Museum is a MUST SEE. An extremely powerful presentation with photos going from floor to ceiling. I recommend it highly. I think it's free, too , for LA residents.

At 8/13/2006 04:01:00 AM, Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...



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