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Friday Nights at NOMA: Artist Perspective with Bob Snead | Music by Alfred Banks and Cool Nasty | Artful Palate: Multicultural Cuisine

Fri, July 21st, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities throughout the year: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films.

  • 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family-activity table
  • 5: 30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Alfred Banks and Cool Nasty
  • 6 pm: Artist Perspective with Bob Snead
  • 6:30 pm: Artful Palate: Café NOMA presents a cooking demo, “The Evolution of Vietnamese Culture and Traditions in Modern New Orleans,” with Sous Chef Knut Mjelde from Ralph’s on the Park
  • 7 pm: John Waters Film Festival: Pink Flamingos (NC-17, 1972, 92 minutes) with special live appearance by CeCe V. DeMenthe as Divine in the Great Hall


Emergent New Orleans rapper Alfred Banks has garnered critical acclaim from some of rap’s most esteemed online publications. In addition to being named one of Complex’s 10 upcoming New Orleans MCs, Banks has been featured prominently on HipHopDx, Okayplayer, and on DJBooth’s list of top indie rappers from Louisiana. Banks has performed at Atlanta’s A3C Music Festival and Conference, New Orleans’s Buku Fest, and Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival.

Cool Nasty is a self-described Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz Fusion, and Neo-Soul band from New Orleans, looking to bring good vibes and smiles to audiences one note at a time.


Bob Snead, a South Carolina native, took his love of art to establish companies such as Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston and the traveling artist collective Transit Antenna. Specializing in painting and printmaking, Snead holds a B.A. in Studio Arts from the College of Charleston and a M.F.A from Yale University School of Art. Snead is currently the executive director of Press Street / Antenna Gallery and a board member of Common Field. His installation Family Dollar General Tree is on display in NOMA’s Creative Corner throughout the run of Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans.


Café NOMA by Ralph Brennan presents a series of cooking demos this summer with chefs from the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group. Sous Chef Knut Mjelde from Ralph’s on the Park will prepare a delectable dish while discussing “The Evolution of Vietnamese Culture and Traditions in Modern New Orleans.” This popular first-come, first-seated series fills up fast; arrive early to secure your space.


The movie that made John Waters a notorious name in Hollywood history will screen as as the kickoff to a five-part film festival in conjunction with the exhibition Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, which features photography and a sculpture by the filmmaker. Pink Flamingos is rated NC-17 and no one under age 18 will be admitted. For more information about the film and the movie series, visit this link. New Orleans drag performer CeCe V. DeMenthe will appear at NOMA dressed as Divine, the drag actor who appeared as Babs Johnson, the lead character in Pink Flamingos.

Friday Nights at NOMA is supported in part by grant funds from the Azby Fund; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.


Fri, July 21st, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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