We've got your weekend: Cuban dance, pop-ups and a new textile shop
Wednesday / Propeller Pop: Social entrepreneurial incubator Propeller (4035 Washington) will celebrate their latest group of treps with a Pop Party, featuring food from New Orleans pop-up chefs, pop-themed activities, popular music, drinks and a silent auction. Proceeds will help support the 2015-2016 Accelerator and Alumni programming. The event is from 7 - 10:30 p.m. Registration is $35 in advance $40 at the door.
Thursday / Print shop pop-up : In conjunction with the Ogden's (925 Camp Street) Thursday after-hours event series, the museum will host a pop-up print shop in Goldring Hall. The New Orleans Community Printshop will offer its locally produced, paper products amidst music from Americana vocalist Susan Cowsil, soul food, drinks and four floors of open exhibitions. Admission is $12.50 per person/ free for members; the event is from 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday / Chateau Sew-and-Sew grand opening : New Lower Garden District sewing and fabric studio Chateau Sew-and-Sew (115 St. Mary) -- which offers merchandise, as well as community classes -- will open its with a grand opening party from 5 - 9 p.m. At the party, guests can meet the owner, enter to win shop giveaways and enjoy complimentary music and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.
Friday / Shane's shout out: This is NOLA at The Joy Theater, 8:00 p.m., tickets $0-15
After a wildly successful debut last fall, free concert series This is NOLA continues its mission of "showcasing contemporary New Orleans culture" this Friday. The latest installment features an eclectic lineup of some of the best young artists in the city, including bounce rapper Fly Boi Keno, classic New Orleans R&B masters Mississippi Rail Company and the electro-sax fusion of Khris Royal and Dark Matter. You can purchase a $15 ticket to skip the line or simply RSVP for free a spot on the list here.
Friday - Sunday / Bookoo Rueda : Locally formed Cuban dance group and community Bookoo Rueda hosts a three-day celebration aimed at highlighting the similarities between Afro-American adn Afro-Cuban dance, as well as the cultural overlaps between New Orleans and Cuba. Festivities kick-off Friday night with a welcome party from 9 - 11 p.m at Dragon's Den (435 Esplanade). Following events include late-night dance parties, dance lessons, presentations, drumming in Congo Square and a brunch. Lessons and the Timba Party (on Saturday night) are available for a charge; all other events are free and open to the public. Learn more about daily events, locations and pricing here.