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Mart for Art’s Sake: Mid-City resident showcases New Orleans in reverse glass paintings

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger Visual artist and Mid-City resident Megan Barnes has been showing and selling her work at the Arts Market for about seven years. “A friend, who is an art collector told me about it,” says Barnes. “I really liked the fact that people could talk to and interact with the creators Read More…

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Chickie Wah Wah to celebrate its reopening Wednesday under new owners

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger After spending the summer shuttered, Mid-City music venue Chickie Wah Wah,  will reopen on Wednesday (Dec. 7 ). The club has been recovering from the loss of original owner Dale Triguero, who died in July 2021, as music venues everywhere still struggled with pandemic shutdowns and slowdowns.  Triguero moved to Read More…

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Supernova to light up the Greenway Plaza this weekend

The Supernova will light up the Lafitte Greenway Station and Plaza this weekend with a luminescent outdoor art exhibit, live music and a holiday market. The Greenway’s annual fundraiser highlighting New Orleans culture, music, food and art will be held evenings beginning Thursday (Dec. 8) and ending Saturday (Dec. 10). The free, outdoor experience will Read More…

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Deutsches Haus’ holiday market brings Germany to bayou

The Deutsches Haus is holding its fourth annual Christkindl Markt this weekend over three days, from Friday (Dec. 2) to Sunday (Dec. 4) In the centuries-old tradition of German Christmas markets, there will be booths for holiday shopping and treats. New this year will be evening shopping under lights. The market will feature items from Read More…

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Human Horse Races to take off on Thanksgiving in Easton Park (with video)

Thanksgiving Day at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is a venerated New Orleans tradition going back more than 150 years. More recently, it has spawned another tradition in Mid-City that goes back … three years: the Human Horse Races. Although Thanksgiving is no longer the actual opening day of the local horse-racing season Read More…

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Turkey and ham giveaway hosted by InspireNOLA on Tuesday (sponsored)

InspireNOLA Charter Schools will host its annual drive-through turkey and ham giveaway as part of its NOLALove initiative that launched in early October. Local politicians and community leaders will join InspireNOLA students and volunteers in distributing nearly 1,000 turkeys and hams, along with a perishable food package, while supplies last. The giveaway will take place Read More…

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InspireNOLA hosts annual turkey and ham giveaway on Tuesday (sponsored)

InspireNOLA Charter Schools will host its annual drive-through turkey and ham giveaway as part of its NOLALove initiative that launched in early October. Local politicians and community leaders will join InspireNOLA students and volunteers in distributing nearly 1,000 turkeys and hams, along with a perishable food package, while supplies last. The giveaway will take place Read More…

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Mid-City artists open their studio doors Saturday for exhibit and sale

The 25 or so artists working from Mid-City Art Studios are opening their doors on Saturday (Nov. 12), holding the first Open Studios in two years.< The local artists have traditionally opened their studios yearly on the second Saturday of November — giving the public a chance to view their creative efforts and their workspaces Read More…

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Mart for art’s sake: Wax print creations featured at local Arts Market

Adriane Butler was first introduced to the Arts Market as a customer. “I attended one of the Arts Markets and thought it was a excellent way to support local creators,” Butler said. She began making her own fabric creations about three years ago, and early on in the pandemic, she became a participant in the Read More…