NolaVie, a non-profit organization that publishes original content about New Orleans culture at nolavie.com and at their online partner NOLA.com, is holding a very cool event this Friday night – an Art PopUp party that promises to be a night of REVELations (after all, it’s a once-in-a-century date). With a showcase of emerging artists who are adding their talents and energy to the local scene in a number of fields, this event promises something for everyone. It will stimulate all the senses, and put you in the know of all the latest in New Orleans culture.
The event takes place at Studio 3, a real carnival warehouse in Mid-City behind the American Can and an under the radar event venue with giant float figures, disco balls, and more to provide for an eclectic backdrop to the high energy event.
Here is some of the amazing talent you can expect:
–Fashion by Alicia Zenobia will out-gaga Lady Gaga with her avant garde pieces. These looks will be launched with body suits and outrageous head gear, and showcased with dancing and interactions with the crowd.
— Live music by Robin Barnes, a young New Orleans jazz singer with an edgy voice and great vocal, backed at the event by a full band. You can expect an edgy twist to some of your favorite songs such as Kanye West’s “Heartless.”
— Food by Geaux Plates will be available. run by Henry Pulitzer, another young New Orleanian, it is the latest in the food truck trend taking shape around the city. Grilled cheeses or Vietnamese entrees, he caters it all — on wheels.
— Other entertainment includes DJ Frank of Jean Eric, an on-the-spot poet, artists and a few techie surprises. The event is sure to please all!
Party starts at 8, and ends at 11 on 11.11.11 for a cover of (you guessed it) $11, which includes all the entertainment plus your first drink. All of the proceeds of the event will go to support NOLAvie in this online showcasing of New Orleans talent.
NOLAvie is also a content partner with Silicon Bayou News and has graciously offered several pairs of FREE tickets for our readers. For your chance to win, head over to our Facebook Page and “Like” us. On Wednesday we’ll be randomly selecting a few of our Facebook fans to receive a pair of free tickets. If you already Like us on Facebook, no worries, you’re already in the running!
Adriana Lopez writes about the entrepreneurial community for NolaVie and Silicon Bayou News. She also showcases local start-ups such as the one profiled here through her non-profit organization GenNOLA. For more information on NolaVie, visit NolaVie.com.