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We've got your weekend: From rooftops to art making

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Andy Warhol (left) and Tennesse Williams (right) (Photo by: James Kavallines)

Wednesday, March 22/Catahoula Hotel (914 Union Street): In case you have been missing the rooftop movies being shown at the Catahoula Hotel, have no fear. They are becoming more constant, and this Wednesday they will be showing The Fifth Element. These screenings aim to be laid back and welcoming, so feel free to dress in costume, and make sure to pick up a $3 drink tab from their posters around town. For more information about the screening, you can check out their event here.

Friday, March 24/Tulane University McAlister Auditorium: Cornel West is coming to Tulane to speak about philosophy and life. He is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. This event is free and open to the public, and you can find more details about the lecture here.

Friday, March 24/Marquette Theater (363 St. Charles Ave): Southern Rep is giving their love to the Tennessee Williams Festival by staging Williams's Sweet Bird of Youth, a play about an aging star swept up in a race against time.  Fueled by booze, pills, and entitlement, Leslie Castay stars as Alexandra del Lago, who places herself in the care of Chance Wayne (Martin Bats Bradford), an ambitious gigolo with less than a heart of gold and a drama of his own unfolding. Shows run Thursdays through Sundays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. For more information about this and upcoming plays, make sure to check out Southern Rep.

Saturday, March 25/Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street): The Contemporary Arts Center with Goat in the Road Productions, is putting on "Get Your Art On," an afternoon of art-making for military service members and veterans, their families, and the community at large. The event will take place March 25 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the CAC. This special event is presented in conjunction with the upcoming performance of Goat in the Road’s Foreign to Myself, May 18–21, 2017—part of the CAC’s 40th Anniversary Season. "Get Your Art On" is free and open to the public, and there will also be complimentary food. For more details on the event, you can check it out here.