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MARDI

August 22nd

Murder Ballads

Euclid Records, 5PM

Book signing with Dan Auerbach and Gabe Soria

 

DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Fermented dairies, like kefire, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and more

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Galactic drummer's side project

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9PM

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters

 
 

MERCREDI

August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint

 

The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health

 

Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert

 

Trainspotting

Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece

 

Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show

 

Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party

JEUDI

August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ

 

Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film

 

Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band

 

Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group

 

Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman

VENDREDI

August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

Feat. The Pfister Sisters

 

Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels

 

More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets

 

Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne

 

Drive-In On the Patio

Bar Redux, 9PM

Campy and cool movies, The Wasp Woman, Attack of the Giant Leeches, and The Giant Gila Monster

 

Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers

SAMEDI

August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments

 

New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head

 

Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series

 

Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers

 

Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace


Flower Power


This Saturday, an epic plant-themed experiential party will channel the powers of the summer solstice and inspire New Orleanians to come into bloom, as the team at the Airlift’s Music Box Village host a seasonal shindig at their Bywater home, neighboring the End of the World. 

 

Dubbed Bloomsbotanica, the event will feature an afternoon of free fun in the sun (think waterslidin’ to some live music), evolving from a family friendly affair to a more adult-oriented experiential dance party into the evening. “It’s the last chance to be outside for the season, really,” said Jay Pennington, co-founder of New Orleans Airlift. Bloomsbotanica, he said, is "similar in format to some of our other parties, Halloween and Mardi Gras in particular” — a reveling combination of live music, interactive activities, and pop-up performances. “It’s always so cool to see people be in the space and have everyone really interact and shape the night.” 

 

During the daytime block party, Pennington will supply music as his alternate persona DJ Rusty Lazer, performing along with DJQ for the free party running 2-6PM. After 6PM, the evening will play host to Quintron performing with his light-activated Drum Buddy, as well as Room Thirteen, rap royalty Delish Da Goddess, and Ratty Scurvics on the calliope and grand piano. There will also be experiential performative and musical moments from Yamil Rodriguez, Brandon Johnson, Elizabeth Seleen, Nikki Crooke, Oblivia of Local Honey, and plenty more performers. 

 

The performances Saturday evening will run the gamut of songs and short scenes to experiences more attuned to the power of the solstice ceremony. “There will be some more ritualistic moments, more intentionally repetitive behaviors throughout the night to witness as well,” said Pennington. 

 

The dress code is “floral botanical experimental tropical” — a fitting style for an event celebrating the solstice (which is in fact to occur on Tuesday, June 20th), as well as for the fundraising initiative behind the party. Music Box Village will be raising funds to build the Music Box Herbal & Edible Garden, a partnership with the Edible Schoolyard that will eventually allow for Airlift to be self-sufficient with their edible needs. The team is also accepting plant cuttings to begin the garden. For people who cannot attend Bloomsbotanica but would still like to make a financial contribution, donations are accepted on the Airlift website. 




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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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