Two More Can’t-Miss Shows in December


Dec. 6-21, Blackbird Gallery.

Blackbird has proven itself again and again as one of the most adventurous galleries in the Arts District. Most recently, it turned a show of Su Limbert’s work into a giant storybook. With a year-end group show themed to Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Blackbird takes another step toward the sublime: Gallerist Gina Quaranto promises the show looks like “some kind of enchanted forest.” Believe her. 1551 S. Commerce St., 782-0319;


Dec. 6-24, Trifecta Gallery in The Arts Factory.

The PRISMA Artist Collective includes 30 painters, sculptors and illustrators from all over the world, a proud association of individuals representing some of the most gifted pop surrealists working today. And this month, Trifecta presents works by 14 of them, including Rod Luff, Hsiao-Ron Cheng and Casey Weldon. 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 135, 366-7001;

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Bayou Spice


Bayou Spice

By Jarret Keene

If you saw this year’s Cannes- and Sundance-winning indie-fantasy film Beasts of Southern Wild, about a bayou girl struggling to escape a storm and heal her sick father, you remember its gritty, transcendent soundtrack. But you may not know the Lost Bayou Ramblers. The Grammy-nominated band contributed to the score with a Cajun-rock approach that fused zydeco and Led Zeppelin. They also happen to be playing Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel on Dec. 2.



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