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We've got your weekend: Celebrate the heat of summer

Thursday, August 3/Parleaux Beer Lab (634 Lesseps Street): New Orleans has gone to the dogs. Again. There will be a Parleaux Puppy Party this Thursday, which means beer, food, mingling, and puppies. We all know that it's hot hot hot in the city, so Parleaux wants to give those with fur coats a break from the heat as well. This puppy party begins at 3:00 PM and goes until 10:00 PM, and it is open to all who love beer and dogs. For more information about the event, you can check out their page here.

Friday, August 4/One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse): Saturday nights used to be the nights of The Hustle, but there has not been any Hustle for quite some weeks. Luckily, DJ Soul Sister never leaves us high and dry without our soul music for long. She will be spinning at One Eyed Jacks on Friday for her "Soulful Takeover" show. The dancing begins at 10:00 PM and goes until 2:00 AM. They are asking $10 to get in, so for all of those that are used to the free Hustle nights, this one will cost you. For more information about the night, you can check out the event page here.

Friday, August 4/Burgundy Picture House (4117 Burgundy Street): Get ready for the theater! Intramural Productions (formerly known as Cobbleslop Group), a local theatre collective will be putting on their third full-length production with the world premiere of Chet's Summer Vacation by Houston-based playwright, Sam Mayer. It has all the makings for a perfect play--high school boy, defiance, an attic, and an AC unit whose irresistible overtures force Chet to question his sexuality. It's dark; it's surreal; it's comedy; it explores different forms of burning -- those inflicted by the sun and those we inflict upon each other. Chet's Summer Vacation will be performed Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6, and Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13. Each performance will start at 8:00 PM and there is a suggested donation of $10-$25.

Saturday, August 5/CBD Arts District: The summer is coming to an end, which also means that White Linen night is here. Head down to Julia Street and surrounding areas to take in the sites and sounds of the galleries and patrons as you walk from heat to AC bliss. As always, there will be food and wine served, and this night supports the CAC's contemporary programs in visual arts, performing arts and education and outreach as well as the Arts District New Orleans. The night begins at 5:30 PM and will end right around 9:30 PM. White Linen night is free and open to the public.