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Today in NOLA 6.17.17

This Saturday, stroll your way to and through the art galleries of Julia Street, hang with the Chewbacchus krewe at the weirdest science fair in town, celebrate the summer solstice with a plant-themed dance party, or channel your inner Jack Sparrow and throw on your best pirate getup. On this day in 1978, the Gentilly streetcar ran for the final time. Now, more of today's happenings. 


Art Stroll (Loews Hotel, 10:30AM)

Marcela Correa, the Director of the NOLA Arts District, will lead art lovers through a guided tour of the Julia Street galleries. Attendees can get up close and personal with the art and learn from the gallery curators, all while enjoying cocktail specials along the way.


Weird Science Fair & Expo (Castillo Blanco Art Studios, 12PM)

The goal of the First Annual Chewbacchus Weird Science Fair and Expo is to expose people to mainstream and fringe science. Entry into the experimental science competition is free and open to all ages. All proceeds benefit the 42nd Mobile Squadron whose sole mission is to provide costume’s and throws to children with limited mobility to facilitate their inclusion in the Chewbaccus Mardi Gras Parade.


Bloomsbotanica (Music Box Village, 3PM)

Celebrate the summer solstice at Airlift's Music Box Village. The afternoon will consist 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. 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. 


Pirate Ball (The Cannery, 7PM)

The third annual Pirate Ball will be taking over The Cannery for some high seas fun this weekend. The fabulous Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns will provide musical entertainment for the evening, which will also consist of plenty of food, libations, contests, and raffles for all to enjoy. Dig out your very best pirate gear, 'cause yarrr going to have a swashbucklin' good time. 

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