We've got your weekend: Ask yourself this...
Wednesday, April 19/Art Klub (1941 Arts Street): Do you like to improvise? Are looking for an opportunity to play with artists across disciplines? Practice sketching dancers? Dancing to live music? Free writing in a room of people immersed in the creative process? Or just like being in a space full of creative energy/ witnessing artists at work? Do we have the answer for you. Art Klub is hosting an open studio night for artists to get together, collaborate, and create. It will take place from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., and it is free and open to all. For more details, you can check out their event page.
Thursday, April 20/Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1440 Canal Street): Do you sometimes find yourself looking at a glass of tap water and wondering, "Should I?" Have you had enough of water boils and worries about diseases from mosquitos and birds? We aren't saying, this lecture at Tulane will cure you of those worries; in fact, it might give you even more worries but knowledge is great. The Tulane Prevention Research Center and the Student Government Association at Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine presents the Spring 2017 Innovations in Public Health Research & Practice Seminar Series featuring Marsha Broussard, MPH, DrPH, Director of the New Orleans Health Department. It will about public health in New Orleans, it is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be served. For more information, check out the event here.
Friday, April 21/Pizza places around the city (listed in this paragraph): When you read poetry do you sometimes want to indulge your taste buds along with your poetic heart? Is it kale that you crave? What about pizza? Pizza and poetry, say the words over and over in your head, and you will then know exactly what Big Class i planning for Friday. The Pizza Poetry Project celebrates National Poetry Month and the power of youth voices by publishing student poems on the front of pizza boxes around New Orleans. On April 21st, order pizza from the following locations and receive a pizza box with a student poem! This year's partners include: Garage CAFE & PIZZA, G's Pizza, Mid City Pizza, Pizza Delicious, Reginelli's Pizzeria (New Orleans locations), and Theo's Neighborhood Pizza. For more on this pizza poetry project, you can check out their event page!
Friday, April 21/Grow Dat Youth Farm (150 Zachary Taylor Drive): Have barns and dancing always been a fantasy of yours? Maybe you watched Little House on the Prairie when you were young and thought, "One day. One day I'll enjoy a good barn dance." Friday is that day with Grow Dat’s annual fundraiser, the Hootenanny! Kick up your heels to boot-stompin' tunes from headliner Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters and local acts Lost in the Holler and My Wife's Hat. Disclaimer: there isn't actually a barn involved, but the evening will feature zydeco dance lessons and square dancing. You can dance under the Louisiana night sky and enjoy farm games led by youth leaders, delicious small plates from local restaurants, and unlimited craft cocktails and ice cold beer! Tickets are $45 in advance and $60 at the door, and you can purchase them here.
Saturday, April 22/The Music Box Village (4557 N. Rampart Street): Are you one of those people who have nodded along when someone referenced Quintron's drum machine? Do you want to pass off that poser status and get into the wonders that are Quintron? Because he is coming to the Music Box Village to conduct "Weather Warlock and the Wrongs of Spring." Martin Quintron will have an imaginative re-interpretation of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” featuring Weather Warlock, a band AND a unique weather-responsive instrument, first revealed in the original Music Box installation and streaming the sounds of New Orleans weather. You can get your tickets here and find out more about the concert on their event page.
I guess our final question is why would you bother staying in this weekend? Actually, that's not a real question! Get out there and enjoy the city!