Pelican Bomb gallery opening

For those in the New Orleans area, arts magazine and incubator Pelican Bomb is celebrating a major milestone by opening a new gallery and exhibition space. From the release:

Pelican Bomb invites you to celebrate our five-year anniversary and the opening of Pelican Bomb Gallery X. Join us Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 8pm to midnight at at 1612 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard for a party experience by Momma Tried.

This contributor has no idea what a ‘party experience’ consists of, but there’s only one way to find out…

Hope for Hattiesburg chili cookoff

This coming weekend, I’m honored to serve as one of the guest judges for the Hope for Hattiesburg chili cookoff and fundraiser at First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg. H4H, as volunteers call it, is an outreach program of a network of local churches that searches out and repairs damaged and derelict homes in the Hattiesburg area, focusing on several targeted efforts in the fall, spring, and summer. The fundraiser, which will also feature a silent auction (and other entrees besides just chili), will take place at FPC on Saturday, February 6 from 10am-2pm, with judging around 11am, and is open to all.