Friday, April 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. April 5, 2013


This week’s Friday Nights at NOMA, we’re celebrating Edible Book Day! Plus, Joshua Mann Pailet will be discussing his photographs currently on view in the Great Hall. See what’s on the schedule:

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art Activity with Young Audiences
  • 5-7 p.m.: Edible Book Day cake competition
  • 6 p.m.: Artist Perspective with Joshua Mann Pailet
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by Daria Dzurik and the Hip Drops
  • 7 p.m.: “Cakes, Tips and Tricks” demonstration by Brett Gauthier, Executive Pastry Chef for the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

About Edible Book Day
NOMA has invited local organizations, community groups, and individuals to enter this cake decorating contest, which honors an internationally celebrated festival. Competitors will bake and decorate cakes that are inspired by a book, incorporate the text of a book into the decoration, or look like a book. Cakes will be brought to NOMA to be viewed by the public and judged by a panel of local celebrities. There is no fee to enter or to attend this event. It is included with museum admission. At 7 p.m. Ralph Brennan’s Executive Pastry Chef, Brett Gauthier, will present a cake “tips and tricks” demonstration in Café NOMA, from filling, glazing and decorating cakes to making homemade buttercream and ganache. Following the program we will cut and sample a cake created by Chef Brett for Edible Book Day.

About Joshua Mann Pailet
Joshua Mann Pailet was born in New Orleans in 1950 and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He graduated from Rice University in 1972 and 1973 with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Accounting. In 1973 Pailet founded A Gallery for Fine Photography to create a venue to collect, display and sell 19th and 20th Century photographs. He taught at Louisiana State University (Spring 1977).

About Daria Dzurik & the Hip Drops
Most frequently compared to Lily Allen, or a blend of No Doubt colliding with Regina Spektor, Daria & The Hip Drops win over listeners with every performance and recording. The group got their start recording Daria’s first solo album “Calliope” in 2010, and has continued to grow under the name of the full band, Daria & The Hip Drops, consisting of teamwork between singer, steelpannist, and keyboardist Daria Dzurik and producer Graham Robinson, and a collaboration of other artists that provide backing grooves. Although the group has its roots in upbeat indie pop and rock, influences are wide with steel drums and Caribbean influences, heavy funk bass lines,and the occasional electro-synth sample. Artists and bands like Santigold, The Talking Heads, and Toots & The Maytals have present influences in the band’s sound, as well as the music and culture from the southeast region of the United States, from New Orleans, where the band is based, to Miami and all throughout the gulf coast. The HipDrops are a flexible machine that can go from a duo to a backing band of five with a flash mob of dancers at live performances. The band derived its name from a song and dance “Hip Drop” by The Explosions, a New Orleans funk band from the 1960s.