Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museums door’s for live music, movies, children’s activities and more, at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7, at the New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Cir).
The schedule is as follows:
5 – 8 p.m. Art on the Spot
5 – 7 p.m. Edible Book Day presentations
[5:30] – 8:30 p.m. Music by Margie Perez and her Cosa Cubana
6 p.m. Lecture and book signing: Hermes Mallea, author of Great Houses of Havana
Edible Book Day is an international celebration of literature, art, and food. Museums, libraries, and universities throughout the world participate to create a program for creative individuals and community groups to highlight their artistic, baking, and decorating skills. NOMA invites bakers to bake and decorate cakes inspired by books though the integration of text, literary inspiration or form. For more information or to enter the contest, contact Sheila Cork at email@example.com or call 504-658-4117.
The lead singer of Margie Perez and her Cosa Cubana is a vivacious singer and songwriter in a versatile blend of blues, pop, and Latin music with a New Orleans-funky touch. Dubbed by Offbeat Magazine as “one of the hardest working musicians in New Orleans,” she performs original music with her band, Cosa Cubana. She released her New Orleans debut CD, “Singing for My Supper,” on Threadhead Records in 2010.
Great Houses of Havana by Hermes Mallea celebrates one hundred years of creativity, design, and style that made Havana “the Paris of the Caribbean.” Great Houses of Havana traces the evolution of the Cuban home from the classic, Spanish colonial courtyard house to the “Tropical Modernist” villas of the 1950s–houses reflecting international architecture trends while remaining true to the Cuban tradition.
Hermes Mallea is an architect and a partner in the New York City-based from M(Group). Mallea studied at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s graduate school of Historic Preservation. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A longtime collector of vintage Cuban photographs, Mr. Mallea has traveled to Cuba frequently to do research for his current book and to lecture on historic preservation.
For more information, visit: https://noma.org/event/friday-nights-noma-great-houses-havana-lecture-music-margie-perez-cosa-cubana/