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Audubon Insectarium

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On Monday The New York Times ran another article about New Orleans’ new Audubon Insectarium:

Read Monday’s article
Read August’s article
Visit Audubon Insectarium
Audubon Insectarium on Facebook (become a “fan” and watch some creepy, crawly videos)

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Prospect.1 New Orleans

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We are absolutely running behind on this. Haven’t even made it down there for a glimpse. Prospect.1 New Orleans claims to be the largest international contemporary art biennial ever organized in the US.  Like all good art biennials, venues are located throughout the city. Word is, building some of those yawning exhibition halls wasn’t in the budget and the result is a series of about 25 intimate settings. The exhibit is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 am-6 pm, until Sunday, January 18th.  Complimentary shuttle service leaves from the W Hotel (333 Poydras, map) every 30 minutes or so. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Be on the lookout as Cabinet of Seeds reports.

THE SKINNY:
Prospect.1 homepage

Artists
Venues
Maps (We recommend the “Official Navigation Map.” It lists artists by venue, satellite venues, other city art spaces, and shuttle schedule.)
Registration
New York Times review

If you get the art coma, we recommend reviving at El Gato Negro, 81 French Market Place, 504.525.9752, just behind the US Mint, a Prospect.1 venue.

Prospect.1 Welcome Center @ Hefler Warehouse, 851 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, map, 504.715.3968

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The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker

This post is from the future. I saw The Dynamites with Charles Walker twice last weekend (once at Chelsea’s Cafe in Baton Rouge and once at the Oxford American event at Tipitina’s) and they blew me straight into next month. Be sure not to miss it if you get the chance to see this soul/funk group from Nashville.

See tour dates and listen to songs: www.myspace.com/thedynamitesband
Read their good reviews (New York Times) and order t-shirts: www.thedynamites.net

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Oxford American Event

UPDATE: This event has been moved to Tipitina’s Uptown, 501 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans.

Sure to be a good time:

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