Wednesday, November 29/Glitter Box (1109 Royal Street): Have you ever dreamt of a loved one who passed, a distant ancestor, or another public figure who has died? It’s said that dreams are one of the most powerful ways to encounter the presence of those no longer in the material realm, and you can work to get in touch with them on Wednesday night. In this intimate workshop, participants are asked to bring a dream of a spirit (however that term speaks to you) to participate in a unique ritual to honor the wisdom you received and transmute its energy into love and transformation. Any and all dreams are welcome–no matter if they seem like “good” ones or “bad/scary” one. The workshop begins at 7:00 PM, and you can find out full details here.
Wednesday, November 29/InterContinental Hotel (444 St. Charles Ave): Shotgun Cinema is launching their “Science on Screen” program with Bill Morrison’s Dawson City: Frozen Time, in partnership with the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)–more on that next! Morrison’s documentary shares the history of 533 nitrate film prints dug up in 1978 in Dawson City, perfectly preserved in the permafrost. Ohhh…chilling! Bill Morrison will be joined in conversation with Snowden Becker, Program Manager of Moving Image Archive Studies at UCLA, after the screening to discuss his filmmaking process, working with nitrate film, and more about this celebrated film collection. Doors open at 7:30 PM, with the film starting at 8:00 PMM. This screening is free, open to the public, and you can find out details here.
Thursday, November 30/InterContinental Hotel (444 St. Charles Ave): As the world’s largest international association of professional media archivists, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) brings together experts of all kinds. Members represent film studios, corporate and national archives, historical societies, labs, post production, universities, footage libraries, and…they are coming to New Orleans. The AMIA Annual Conference program includes several panel discussions and screenings, and much of it is free and open to the public. To register and find a full schedule of events, check out their site here.
Thursday, November 30/Hilton Garden Inn (1001 S. Peters Street): Each One Save One, a nonprofit agency which pairs at-risk students with trained volunteers who act as mentors, is celebrating its 23rd anniversary with their fundraiser “The Power of One: Multiplied by You!” What is Each One Save One? For the past two and a half decades, Each One Save One has matched hundreds of youngsters with caring adults who commit to at least one year of school-based mentoring. Mentors agree to meet with their students for at least one hour per week during their lunch or free periods to offer guidance in their personal and academic lives. Tickets to the event start at $60 and all proceeds from “The Power of One: Multiplied by You” event will benefit Each One Save One. For full details and/or to buy tickets, check out the event here.
Friday, December 1/Cafe Luna (802 Nashville Ave): Music life is something we know well in New Orleans, and Karen Lozinski is taking it to the next level. Her show, “Music Life in New Orleans” is a series of photographs that examines moments of intimacy in and around performance, centering on New Orleans musicians and brass bands. Karen is particularly drawn to the dichotomy between the public and the private in the execution of any work of art, in this case music performance. Now she is bringing to private and public moments to the community. This opening begins at 6:00 PM, and you can find out full details here.
Friday, December 1/Arrow Cafe (628 N. Rampart): In their ongoing series that examines the relationship between childhood memories and their transition to adult recollections of the past, Arrow Cafe is having an exhibit of Sarah Paz Hyde’s work. Though Hyde began her artist journey in the darkroom, her modality of creation and presentation has shifted to photo based mixed media. All of those talents will be on display this Friday (not to mention the treats and tastes of Arrow Cafe). The exhibit begins at 7:00 PM, and you can find out full details here.
Saturday, December 2/Court 13 Arts (2801 Franklin Ave): It is once again time to Stop Making Sense! There’s a reason for those capital letters, and that reason is: (drumroll) the third annual no-chairs, all-dancing screening of Jonathan Demme’s seminal 1984 concert documentary, Stop Making Sense. This film captures the brilliance of the Talking Heads, taking you into the audience at one of their inimitable shows. You can bring your friends, your kids, and your best Big Suit. Doors open at 6:00 PM for installation viewing, with the film starting at 9:00 PM. Food from Gattone Grasso will be available, and drinks will be available by donation. The Good, the Bad, and the Fugly will host a pop-up thrift shop. Bike valet is once again provided by Bike Easy. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door day of show. For full details, check out their event page here.