George Dunbar: Elements of Chance

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will celebrate the career of abstract artist George Dunbar with the exhibition “George Dunbar: Elements of Chance,” Thurs., Nov. 3-Sun., Feb. 19. Dunbar, a native New Orleanian, helped introduce abstract art to the South. His works evolved from paintings to clay relief. The exhibition will also feature a limited-edition artist book featuring an interview with Dunbar and an essay on the artist’s work. Information,


2016 Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival

If you love brass bands and Creole Gumbo (and odds are you do if you live in New Orleans), then you’ll be happy to know the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival is returning to Armstrong Park for its ninth year on Sat., Nov. 12-Sun., Nov. 13. Rebirth Brass Band will headline the event. Twelve vendors will offer their unique variations on gumbo, including a vegan option for those who traditionally avoid the dish. But traditionalists can also find plenty of gumbo samples to enjoy as well. Information,


Grand Opening Performance at The Music Box Village

The Music Box Village was previously a traveling installation of musical architecture in New Orleans. Now it has a permanent home in Bywater. It will have yearly fall and spring seasons with diverse and experimental programming. Its grand opening performance is Fri., Nov. 4-Sat., Nov. 5, featuring Sunpie Barnes & L’Union Creole with Dede Saint-Prix. Information,


Nov 3: Lindsey Stirling, Saenger Theater. Information,

Nov 3: Sia: Nostalgic for the Present Tour, Smoothie King Center. Information,

Nov 3-13: Faux/Real Festival, New Orleans Healing Center. Information,

Nov 4: Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, Champions Square. Information,

Nov 5: Bonnie Raitt, Saenger Theater. Information,

Nov 6: Evanescence, Saenger Theater. Information,

Nov 9-13: Words and Music Festival, Faulkner House. Information,

Nov 10-Dec 4: The Clock (a 24-hour video exhibition on the passage of time in cinema), Contemporary Arts Center. Information,

Nov 11: An Evening of YES Music and More with Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman, Saenger Theater. Information,

Nov 12: Tegan and Sara, Joy Theater. Information,

Nov 15: Newcomb Department of Music 2016-’17 Concert Piano Series: Faina Lushtak, Dixon Hall. Information,

Nov 22-27: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Saenger Theater. Information,

Nov 25: The Last Waltz – New Orleans, Joy Theater. Information,

Nov 26: Bayou Classic, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Information,

Nov 30: Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple Tour, Smoothie King Center. Information,

Dec. 1: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Saenger Theater. Information,