NOPA at Cultural Collision 2


Exclusive cultural event ticket promotions, jazz and music via DJ, samples of cuisine from great New Orleans restaurants, locally brewed beer, and a chance to learn and talk with people from dozens of Crescent City cultural and arts organizations. That’s what will be on tap this Wednesday night at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Gardens at Cultural Collision 2, an event in which the New Orleans Photo Alliance is participating.

The “one of a kind happy hour to kick off the 2010 cultural season,” as organizers call it, as well as an afterparty, will be free and open to the public. The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

The main event, showcasing cultural organizations and featuring music and local cuisine, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. More than 35 cultural organizations will have tables at NOMA, where event-goers can learn about upcoming events, join or learn about group memberships, as well as take advantage of exclusive ticket promotions.

Meanwhile, several Crescent City restaurants will be offering food samples, including Ralph Brennan’s Courtyard Café (at NOMA), Ralph’s on the Park, Café Degas, Matt and Naddie’s, and EAT New Orleans. The Courtyard Kings will also play at the event.

The City Park celebration will not stop at 8 p.m., however. An after-party will begin immediately afterward and last until 10 p.m., next door at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. DJ Matty will bring the music. Food from the The American Sector restaurant and NOLA Brew beer will be available.

(Photo from the first Cultural Collision at NOMA by Jen Sharp of New Orleans, via Flickr)