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We've got your weekend: Coupling in the art way

Wednesday, September 20/TREO (3835 Tulane Ave): Are you smart? Do you also like animals? Yes, those two things correlate for Wednesday's festivities. This month's trivia at TREO will be benefiting Zeus' Place, an organization that is helping displaced animals find foster and forever homes, especially in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. John and Tyler are writing an 80's music trivia, so you can come out and test your knowledge on all things pop, hip hop, rock ballads, and punk. It's $5 person to play, and doors for quiz open at 6:30 PM. The quiz begins promptly at 7:00 PM, and all proceeds from the quiz are going to support the animal rescue effort post natural disasters. For more information about this trivia night that will be the cat's meow, you can check out their event page here.

Thursday, September 21/Frank Relle Photography (910 Royal Street): Ahhh...poetry. The drip of the pen, the smell of the emotions, and maybe even the baring of the soul. And where better to bare the soul than among the beautiful photographs of Frank Relle? Well, you can join fellow lovers of aesthetics as former Louisiana Poet Laureate, Darrell Bourque, unveils his newest collection of poems. Sharing his inspiration, he will delve into the life of the venerable Henriette Delille (1813-1862), and her rich contributions to New Orleans history. The event begins at 6:00 PM, it is open and free to all. To check out full details, here is their event page.

Thursday, September 21/The Tigermen Den (3113 Royal Street): Pleasure is sexy. And you know what else is sexy? Garlic. Stick with us. Shotgun Cinema is finishing their season of True Orleans documentary films with an evening celebrating legendary documentarian Les Blank. This program features Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers and Gap-Toothed Women.  Both films will be presented on 16mm, generously loaned by Les Blank Films, Inc. Doors open at 6:30 PM with films rolling at 7:00 PM. Beers will be available by donation from our screening sponsor Urban South Brewery. Garlicky treats will be available from Shotgun Cinema's gap-toothed, garlic-loving co-founder Angela Catalano. We told you it was sizzlin. To check out full details, here is their event page for the screening.

Friday, September 22/The Roosevelt Hotel (130 Roosevelt Way): We always love women who drink, and you know what we love even more? Establishments that applaud and support women who drink. Enter,  The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. They will be raising a glass to the New Orleans women of 1949 during its annual re-creation of the “Stormin’ of the Sazerac” on Friday, September 22. The event kicks off at 1:00 PM in the Blue Room, where guests will enjoy a three-course, ladies-only meal featuring cuisine by Executive Chef Jose Martinez along with live entertainment by Chance Bushman and The Ibervillianaires, a 1940s themed fashion show by Miss Claudia’s Vintage Clothing & Costumes and the passing of the title of the “Reigning Spirit of the Sazerac” to Georgia Boswell, founder of Drew’s Tunes. The event honors the bold group of ladies who stormed the Sazerac Bar in 1949 demanding equality, and a stiff drink, at a time when women were only allowed to be served at the bar on Mardi Gras day. Equality, fierce women, and alcohol...we say "cheers" to that. Blue Room luncheon tickets are $49 each, excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by clicking here or calling 504-335-3129.

Friday, September 22/New Orleans Museum of Art (One Collins C Diboll Circle): On September 22, 2017, the New Orleans Museum of Art will celebrate LOVE in the Garden presented by Whitney Bank. This year, over 1,400 guests will enjoy cuisine from over 60 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, and craft cocktails from New Orleans’ top bartenders as they vie for first place in the fourth annual LOVE Cocktail Challenge, sponsored by SKYY Vodka. Local New Orleans food trucks will provide late-night fare to keep the party going into the evening.  LOVE in the Garden is a celebration of the 14th anniversary of The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The sculpture garden has been free to the public since its opening in November 2003, and is one of the most popular public spaces in New Orleans for locals, students and tourists. Proceeds from LOVE in the Garden 2017 help to guarantee the future stability of the museum and programs that are vital to the New Orleans community, and beyond. The evening begins at 7:00 PM, you can purchase your tickets here, and to find out more about the evening, check out their event page.

Saturday, September 23/Hey Cafe (4332 Magazine): Remember those childhood days of riding bikes and going on scavenger hunts to get paperclips from your neighbors? Well, those days are back. Kind of. You can test your Uptown street knowledge and pot-hole dodging ability with this multiple manifest scavenger hunt and bicycle race taking you all around Uptown! All bikes are welcome (pedal bikes, of course), helmets are required, and a bag and smart phone are highly recommended. The race begins at 12:00 PM, and there is a $5 suggested donation. For more information about the event, you can check out their page here

Kelley Crawford is a professor, writer, mentor, dancer, and constant questioner. If you would like to contact Kelley Crawford, you can email her at kelley@nolavie.com.