Looking for more to do this week? Check out the latest Gambit calendar information at calendar.gambitweekly.com.
Wednesday on the square
Anders Osborne and Dave Jordan and the NIA kick off the Wednesday at the Square concert series in Lafayette Square. There is also an art market and food and drink vendors. Free entry. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday March 16 and the following Wednesdays until May 18. Visit the event website for schedule and details.
Acclaimed singer Jazzmeia Horn released her latest album, “Dear Love”, with her band Noble Force late last year. The record is in place for the Grammy Award for Best Major Jazz Ensemble, making Horn the first African-American woman to be nominated in the category — and giving Horn her third Grammy nomination in five years. Horn is in New Orleans this week for a performance with Adonis Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, March 19 at Jazz Market, and she will perform two sets on Thursday, March 24 at Snug Harbor. Tickets for his performance with NOJO are $30 on thenojo.com, and his concerts at Snug Harbor are $40 on the Snug Harbor website.
Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival
Usually taking place near Danny Barker’s birthday in January, this year’s Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival has been postponed due to a local increase in COVID-19 cases. But the New Orleans musician and curator’s five-day celebration is finally here. The festival opens Wednesday, March 16 with a patronal feast at the Terrell House, and events include performances, classes, film screenings and panel discussions through Sunday, March 20 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, French Quarter Visitor Center and other locations. . Performers include Topsy Chapman, Dr. Michael White, Herlin Riley, Kermit Ruffins, Sharon Martin, John Boutte and many more. For tickets and more information, visit the festival website.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Downtown Irish Club parades on St. Patrick’s Day. The group starts in Washington Square and walkers distribute flowers on the pub crawl through Marigny, the French Quarter and the Warehouse District. The parade begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Visit the club’s website for details.
BUMP! film festival
Some people haven’t been terribly shut down during the pandemic. Some of the results are in sex and advice columnist Dan Savage’s annual homemade porn festival, the HUMP! Cinema festival. The roster of 22 shorts is more diverse than ever, with all kinds of sex, all kinds of bodies, fantasy and fetishism – cosplay, restraints and maieusiophilia to name a few. There are a few animated films, a horror genre take, a piece of the pandemic mask, and films working in the thrills some people get from food and Christmas. The program will air on Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19 at the Broad Theatre. Tickets $20 on the Broad Theater website.
Fundraising for Ukrainian Refugee Aid
The Bulgarian folk group Blato Zlato conducts a musical performance for Ukrainian war victims. The lineup includes Trendafilka, Tuba Skinny, Panorama Brass Band and Kumasi Afrobeat Orchestra. Funds raised will help provide medical supplies and support Ukrainian refugees and the queer feminist community in Ukraine. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday March 15, at the dba
Bob Dylan is known for revamping his tracklists and new renditions of old songs, which may delight longtime fans and confuse people who expect the 80-year-old folk and rock legend to deliver the classics. . He named his current tour, Rough and Rowdy Ways, for the album of all original material he released in 2020. At 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Saenger Theater.
Writer and musician Moose Jackson is known for his punk spirit and his poetry, sometimes in the service of theater and performance, such as ArtSpot’s “Loup Garou”. UNO Press publishes Jackson’s latest collection of poetry, “Dreaming in the Bone Boat.” He is accompanied by Will Thompson on keyboards and Klass Hubner on electronics during this performance of works from the book. Proceeds support World Central Kitchen’s relief efforts in Ukraine. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday March 16, on the former Catapult spot in Marigny. Entrance is by reservation via the Mondo Bizarro website.
Mardi Gras Indian tribes gather in Uptown on Super Sunday, traditionally the first Sunday after St. Joseph’s Day, to show off their new costumes and parade. The Uptown Rally is at AL Davis Park on Sunday, March 20.
Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa comes from a family of musicians and was the pianist of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. He focuses on jazz, and this performance will include songs from his latest album, 2020’s “Te Lo Dije,” as well as his new arrangements for traditional Cuban pieces, including a mambo and a danzon. At 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Snug Harbor. Tickets $25 on the Snug Harbor website.
Jim Farrell’s documentary “The Torch” is about the relationship between blues legend Buddy Guy and guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan. Their friend…
The Ballet de l’Opéra de Marigny presents a program of four works by members of the company with live music by the Quatuor Polymnia. Lauren Ashlee Messina’s “Beacon” is about family love and perseverance in the face of illness. Elle C. Jones “The Game” is about mystery and longing. “And When He Said…” by Joshua Bell mixes dance, fashion and poetry. At 7 p.m. from Friday March 18 to Sunday March 20 at the Opéra de Marigny. Find tickets and information on the Opéra de Marigny website.
Louisiana Crawfish Festival
There’s plenty of boiled crayfish and live music at the four-day festival in Chalmette. Music lineup includes Nashville South, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, Junior & Sumtin’ Sneaky and more. There are also rides and more. From Thursday March 17 to Sunday March 20 at the Frederick Sigur Civic Center. Admission $8 online and $10 at the door. Visit the festival website for more details.
American pianist and singer Lilli Lewis will perform with the chamber music group Minos the Saint on Friday March 18 at Chickie Wah Wah. Lewis continues at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. Find more information on the Chickie Wah Wah website.
Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade
The 40th Annual Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade takes place in a procession of floats throwing things like cabbage, carrots and more on Sunday, March 20 in Metairie. John Theriot and Desi Vega are the grand marshals. The parade begins at noon at Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Houma Boulevard, turns around on 18th Street, returns to Veterans Affairs and ends at Martin Behrman Avenue. Visit the parade website for more details.
Jimmy eat people
Jimmy Eat World and co-lead a ’90s alternative rock tour. Singer-songwriter Sydney Sprague also performs. At 7 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at the Orpheum Theater. Find tickets through the Orpheum website.
Some of Night’s earliest memories are of singing The Ramones at Shim Sham, the club that preceded the Toulouse Theatre.