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Valentine’s Day World Music Dance Party!

Dance the Night Away
At Our Inaugural Valentine’s Day
World Music Dance Party!

Saturday, February 14, 8pm-Midnight
Tickets: $40 Includes Baba Olga’s Platters of Homemade Middle Eastern Mezze, Artisan Cheeses, Fruits & Assortment of Drop Dead Delicious Desserts, See Menu Below
BYOB
DJ Shawn Hennessey with Special Guest Tango Stars,
Meredith Klein & Andres Amarilla

Special Evening Exhibitions:
Currency and Costume in Pre-Colonial Africa, Mezzanine Gallery
February 15 Auction Preview: Asian & Ethnographic Arts, Auction Gallery

Music By: Rachid Taha, Youssou N’ Dour, Shantel, Polica, Oliver Mtukudzi, Lianne La Havas, Habib Koite, Femi Kuti, Lila Downs, Jo-El Sonnier, Buika, Antoine Dougbe et Orchestre Poly-Rhthmo, Pietra Montecorvino, Fairuz, The Cure, Amalia Rodrigues, Nick Drake, Esma Redzepova, Dougou Badia, R. L. Burnside, Zorica Brunclik, Depeche Mode, Nelly, Kopecky Family Band, Fallou Dieng, Omar Pene & Le Super Diamono, Marlene Dietrich, Gipsy Kings, The Supremes, Nena, Bjork, Orchestra Baobab, Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra, Umm Kulthum, The Last Bison, Etta James, Arcade Fire, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Muzsikas, Amadou & Mariam, Al Green, Enrico Caruso, Albert Cummings, The Rolling Stones, First Aid Kit, Mary J Blige, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Coleman Hawkins, Orson Welles, Jim James, Vieux Farka Toure, Black Eyed Peas, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Serge Gainsbourg, The […]

January 13th, 2015|Café, Events|

Cooking Classes with Chef Aliza Green at Baba Olga’s Café

Learn how to make exotic spice blends that will bring flavor magic to your cooking and recipes using those blends. This series of cooking classes taught by Baba Olga’s Chef Aliza Green features recipes from her forthcoming book, The Magic of Spice Blends, and her other books. After this demonstration class, we will all sit down together to share lunch made from the recipes. Each guest will leave with a copy of the recipes and a sample packet of the spice blend we’ve made to make their own spice magic at home.
Price for the class and lunch is $35 per person and is by reservation only.
Classes run from 11:00 to 2:00 pm including lunch.
Sign up for all three classes and pay just $90.
Limit of 15 guests per class.

  Ras-al-Hanout (head of the market) spice blend (demo)
• Moroccan Spiced Carrot Salad
• B’Stilla of Grain-Fed Chicken with Ras-al-Hanout & Cinnamon-Almond Topping (demo)
  Dessert:
• Candied Orange Cake with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

  (vegan-friendly menu)
Sambar Podi (Sri Lankan curry powder) (demo)
• Ginger-Lime Cucumber Salad
• Sri Lankan Vegetable Curry with Gold Sweet Potatoes and Cashews (demo)
• Saffron Basmati Rice
  Dessert:
• Vegan Tahini Cake with Fruit Macedonia

  Baharat Spice Blend (demo)
• Seared Lamb Simit Kebobs with Pistachios, […]

January 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Red Hot Ramblers & Peek-A-Boo Revue at Jan. 31 Supper Club!

Baba Olga’s Supper Club Presents
A Speakeasy Celebration with
The Red Hot Ramblers & The Peek-A-Boo Revue
Saturday, January 31, 7pm-11pm
Enjoy an evening of Authentic 1920’s Prohibition Era Jazz & Philly’s Premier Neo-Burlesque Show
Tickets Include Baba Olga’s Delicious Homemade
Mittle-European Dinner Buffet!
$45 per person
BYOB
Unlimited Free Parking
Please Note: We have changed the way we handle our ticketing to ensure there is enough food for all our guests! Since all food is prepared from scratch on the premises, we need to plan accordingly. All tickets for this event must be purchased online and placed by January 28.

Mezze Plate: individual at table
Romanian Beet Borscht with Brisket and Sauerkraut
Chicken Paprikash with Sour Cream & Caraway
Hungarian Stuffed Peppers (with bacon, veal & pork)
Macedonian Stuffed Peppers (with cheese & onions–vegetarian)
Cauliflower Polonaise (butter-toasted crumbs, chopped egg, fresh herbs)
Red Cabbage-Honeycrisp Apple-Celery Root Slaw
Roasted Gold Potatoes & Shallots
Gypsy Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Cake
Winter Fillo Fruit Strudel with Almond
Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint
Small World Brewed Coffee /Assorted Mighty Leaf Teas
Filtered sparkling & still water

January 5th, 2015|Café, Events|

Zydeco Legend Jeffery Broussard Mardi Gras Party, Feb. 21!

Material Culture and Allons Danser
Present Living Zydeco Legend
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
Saturday, February 21, 7:00pm
at Material Culture
Join Us For An Unforgettable Mardi Gras Celebration
with Great Music, Dance & Good Ole Louisiana Cooking!
(Costumes optional. No partners necessary)
Doors open at 6:45
Dinner Buffet 7:00-9:30
Cajun Two Step Lesson, Everyone Invited! 7:30-8:30
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys 8:30-11:30
Tickets Include Baba Olga’s
Delicious Homemade Dinner Buffet!
$40 per person
BYOB
Unlimited Free Parking
Please Note: We have changed the way we handle our ticketing to ensure there is enough food for all our guests! Since all food is prepared from scratch on the premises, we need to plan accordingly. All tickets for this event must be purchased online and placed by February 18.

Serving 7:00pm to 9:30pm BYOB

Jambalaya with Grain-Fed Chicken, Turkey Andouille Sausage, & Laughing Bird Sustainable Shrimp
Red Beans & Rice (vegetarian)
Creole Ratatouille with Okra & Mirliton (vegetarian)
Honey-Adobo Roasted Yams (vegetarian)
Olga’s Salad (vegetarian)
Dinner Rolls & Butter
Warm French Quarter Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Jamaican Hibiscus Blossom Iced Tea with Spearmint
House Still & Sparkling Filtered Water

December 31st, 2014|Café, Events|

Padmini Boutique at Material Culture Holiday Sale

Holiday Sale at Padmini boutique:
Holiday Gifts from Nepal and India
Winter Gloves and hats. New leggings and sweaters.
Tribal bags with antique embroidery and leather, tribal runners and zari purses and clutches. Vintage hand stitched jackets. Hand made gifts and
Much More! 20% – 40% Off!

December 19th, 2014|Retail Store, Store News|

Seeking Quality Consignments for The Collector’s Eye, March 8

We are currently seeking consignments for our upcoming auction of Fine, Folk, Self-Taught and Ethnographic Arts
Auction: Sunday, March 8, 2015, 10am est
Consignments accepted until January 31

Learn about selling at Material Culture auctions
or Contact a specialist

December 16th, 2014|Auctions|

Invitation to Consign | Asian Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs and Textiles

We are currently seeking consignments for our upcoming auction of Asian Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs and Textiles
Auction: Sunday, March 22, 2015, 10am est
Consignments accepted until February 6

Learn about selling at Material Culture auctions
or Contact a specialist

December 16th, 2014|Auctions|

December 7th Sunday Seasonal Buffet Snapshots

Snapshots from Aliza Green’s Seasonal Buffet, December 7th, 2014.

December 15th, 2014|Café|

Winter Estates: Art, Antiques, Americana, Oriental Rugs, Asian & Decorative Arts

Winter Estates: Art, Antiques, Americana, Oriental Rugs, Asian & Decorative Arts
Auction: Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10am est
Exhibition: December 18-19, 11am-5pm

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com
Browse the Virtual Print Catalog
Absentee Bid Form (PDF)  | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

In the middle of the holiday season, Material Culture will host a Winter Estates sale subtitled “Art, Antiques, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts.” Over 700 lots come fresh to the market in this December 20 sale, including fine art, Oriental rugs, Asian decorative arts, and American advertising, ephemera and decorative arts. With a broad range of collectibles, a fine selection of vintage postcards, antique Continental ceramics, art books, and more, the auction promises to have tempting lots for almost every kind of collector.
Fine art at the auction presents pieces in many different genres. Oil pantings on canvas, such as “Bathing Boys” (lot 29), by Indonesian painter I.W.J. Munut (b. 1941) are on offer in the sale. A color woodcut by Luigi Rist (American, 1888-1959), titled “We Repeat (Still life with Radishes)” (lot 400) is charming with a hint of the surreal. Sculpture is led by a Curtis Jere tabletop sculpture of birds, rendered in bronze, flying upwards from […]

December 11th, 2014|Auctions|

Promoting Peace Through Art

Material Culture Presents: The Afghan Peace Rug Project
For the past 30 years, Afghan war rugs have been highly valued and internationally collected as pieces of modern folk art. These rugs, woven by Afghan village artisans since 1979 following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, depict images of the wars and conflict that have been a trademark of this country for the past three decades.

In an effort to both revitalize the Afghan economy and reshape its image from one of war to one of peace, Material Culture has partnered with a group of village rug producers in Afghanistan to launch the Peace Rug Project.

Working with the same village artisans who have been weaving images of tanks, guns and hand grenades for years, the Peace Rug Project has challenged these artisans to leave behind this imagery and weave instead images of peace. Small, folk-art sized wool carpets using natural dyes and depicting images of flowers, birds, animals, village life, and all manner of personal expression, have begun to emerge from Afghan villages and Material Culture is proud to bring them to the international market. This series of unique, one of a kind rugs, each depicting the weaver’s vision of the peaceful Afghanistan all […]

December 10th, 2014|Retail Store, Store News|