We've got your weekend: Sushi, murals, midnight at the museum
Friday / Louisiana late night : NOMA presents a special Friday Nights at NOMA (1 Collins Diboll Circle), at which the museum will stay open until midnight. Highlights of the evening include a Louisiana art tour with The New Movement, music by Amanda Shaw and Michot’s Melody Makers, a film screening and special talks from specialists about current exhibitions. All programming is included with the price of admission. Evening activities run from 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday / Bring your own story : Live storytelling group Bring Your Own partners with Shotgun Cinema -- in conjunction with Shotgun’s 3-day “True New Orleans Documentary Fest,” which will showcase documentary films from around the world, as well as panels -- for a special evening of tale telling at UNO’s Nims Theater. At 8:30 p.m. the public is invited to listen to seven storytellers, including a couple of documentary makers, deliver short stories pertaining to the theme “too good to be true.” The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday / “The People’s Murals” opening event : At 6 p.m., CANO and Alembic Community Development host opening reception for “The People’s Murals” -- large-scale collaborative canvases, marking the 10th anniversary of Katrina -- at the Myrtle Banks Building (1307 OC Haley). At the event, the public is invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments with featured artists and fellow community members. :
Sunday / Bows and Beaus : The Opera Guild Home (2504 Prytania) kicks off their 2015-2016 season with a bow’themed party, encouraging guests to incorporate bows in to their attire. The event, which is designed to celebrate the art of being Southern, will feature lights bites and cocktails from Ralph Brennan catering, as well as raffles. Tickets are $25 for active Junior members/ $35 for nonmembers.
Sunday / Sushi Fest : For the second year, the New Orleans Sushi Fest returns to the UNO Lakefront Arena (6801 Franklin) from 2 - 5 p.m. In addition to the sushi creations from 30 local restaurants, available for purchase, the event will feature a sushi competition, traditional Japanese entertainment and Japanese crafts. Tickets from $15 - $75.