Residents can get a taste of the Big Easy on Friday.
A hosted by the will bring a touch of New Orleans to town with food and drink, dancing and an art display. This is the fourth annual New Orleans-style bash, officials said.
“We painted 72 feet of wall space purple and painted tree silhouettes directly on the wall to give the room a feeling of twilight in Jackson Square,” said Linda Ryan, who manages the arts center. “We have a new paper mache alligator and fun décor in both restrooms with several new paintings. We’ve painted the front foyer with peeling plaster and fake bricks to give a feel of a New Orleans courtyard."
The proceeds from ticket and art sales will be used to help local artists reach their dreams.
"The Bothwell Arts Center is dedicated to helping artists, musicians and performers find affordable space to practice, perform, rehearse and teach their skills,” Ryan said.
The party also will feature performances from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tribute.
“Preservation Hall is a very old, funky jazz club in New Orleans dedicated to preserving early New Orleans Jazz, which is the mother of American music," Ryan said. "The band often tours and has played for presidents and queens."
Tickets are available online at $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The Preservation Hall Tribute costs $30 per person, which includes admission to the party. For more details and to purchase tickets, click here or contact the Bankhead Theater at 925-373-6800.