New Orleans, La. – Award winning performance artist Jose Torres Tama satirizes Latinos as 'extraterrestrials'in his latest work - Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers, which explores the fears raging against Latinos and immigrants in the United States. Aliens opens tonight at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 8PM...thru Sunday. It then moves to the Shadowbox Theater for an extended run thru October 10.
Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler directs "Swimming Upstream," marking the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and paying tribute to the women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. One performance only, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8 p.m., September 10th.
New Orleans, La. – A look at how Hurricane Katrina transformed artists and their work through the lenses of a dozen Louisiana photographers, in the book Before (During) After, just out from UNO Press. Essays by John Biguenet, Steven Maklansky and Dr. Tony Lewis.
New Orleans, La. – Photographer Dave Anderson celebrates the power of community in his book, One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds, essay by Chris Rose. There is an accompanying exhibition opening August 26th at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, with an artist reception from 6-8 pm. Also, on Saturday August 28th there will be a Block Party at the One Block location [bounded by Caffin Avenue, Flood, Douglas and Chartres Streets]from 5 to 7 pm.
New Orleans, La. – What began as an acting thesis for a UNO graduate student is now a feature length film. My Friend, Oscar explores an unlikely relationship that tests societal acceptance and tolerance. My Friend,Oscar just out from Reyo-San films screens Monday August 2nd at the Prytania Theater.