POSTED Mon. Dec 23, 2013

Holiday week happenings in New Orleans

Holiday week happenings in New Orleans
Adam Karlin
Written by ADAM KARLIN

Christmas, Christmas time is here. Welcome back, locals, and safe travels to those visiting family in other parts of the country. We’ll provide links for more traditionally Christmas-minded activities tomorrow morning; in the meantime, here’s the music and shows kicking off in New Orleans from today until Thursday.

1 Dee-1 at Republic

Dee-1 may be the most talented hip hop artist this city has produced in…ever. He’s performing tonight (Dec 23) at Republic, undoubtedly mixing up old favorites (check out the charmingly romantic The One That Got Away performed with Mannite Fresh) and new tracks off his Nov 19 release, Psalms of David II. Doors open at 7:30, and show begins at 9pm.

2 Rebirth and Andrew Duhon on Christmas Day

If all that family time is too much and you need to do something on Christmas day, the musically unlikely (but potentially extremely bad ass and awesome) marriage of Rebirth and Andrew Duhon (the cover picture for this article) are tearing it up at the Howlin’ Wolf at 10pm.

3 Bounce XXXIII

Not to overly shill for Republic, but that venue is bringing the fire on Thursday (Dec 26) as well with BOUNCE XXXIII, featuring Big Freedia, Nicky Da B, Katey Red, Hasizzle, Magnolia Rhome, Walt Wiggity & Rusty Lazer. Between that stellar lineup and a twerking competition, we can think of no better way to spend the eve after Christmas day. Show starts at 10pm.

4 Oxalis opens in the Bywater

And if you’re looking to eat, we recommend trying out NOLA’s newest restaurant: Oxalis, which has taken over the Bywater spot at 3162 Dauphine St formerly occupied by Bywater Bar-B-Que and Prime Grille. The spot self describes as a “whiskey-focused restaurant that happens to serve amazing food,” including, we hear, Korean chicken wings, steak frites and other goodness – all sounds amazing to me. Oxalis is open seven days a week beginning at 4pm, but you may want to call them at (504) 782-7346 to check holiday hours.


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    The Arts Council of New Orleans

    The Arts Council of New Orleans is a private, non-profit organization designated as the City’s official arts agency. The Arts Council serves as one of eight regional distributing agencies for state arts funds and administers available municipal arts grants and the Percent For Art program for the City of New Orleans. The Arts Council works in partnership with the City of New Orleans, community groups, local, state, and national governmental agencies, and other nonprofit arts organizations to meet the arts and cultural needs of the New Orleans community through a diversity of initiatives and services.


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    WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station offering listener-supported, volunteer-programmed community radio. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States, and broadcasts live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually. WWOZ’s mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.


    Preservation Resource Center (PRC) has been preserving, restoring, and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods since 1974. Throughout its history, PRC has acted as an advocacy agent on a local, regional, and national scale, spreading the word about the city’s rich architectural heritage and the economic importance of preserving this heritage. PRC also takes a hands-on approach to preservation, with a history of successfully restoring over 1,400 properties. The center strengthens and revitalizes New Orleans in a way that is forward-looking and sustainable, yet sensitive to the city’s past and its heritage.


    As a nexus for the arts in New Orleans, NOMA is committed to preserving, interpreting, and enriching its collections and renowned sculpture garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures.

    The Historic New Orleans Collection

    The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Its holdings comprise more than one million items from more than three centuries, documenting moments both major and minor. Its four exhibition spaces–the Williams Gallery, the Louisiana History Galleries, the Boyd Cruise Gallery, and the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art–faithfully depict the multicultural stories of the region, from permanent displays exploring the evolution of Louisiana to rotating exhibitions showcasing history and fine art.

    Southern Food

    The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. The Museum is also home to the collections of the Museum of the American Cocktail, the Galerie d’Absinthe, and a demonstration kitchen.

    Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

    The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all Louisianans.

    The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.



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