We've got your weekend: It includes a denim overall bar crawl
Thursday, April 14/The Stacks (900 Camp Street): Maybe A Streetcar Named Desire had us intrigued about the south when were young, but what about the hollywood movies that boast voodoo and vampires in the south? The Stacks is hosting a reading that deals with these idea. “To Live in the South, One Has To Be a Scar Lover” is an essay bundle that aims to deconstruct the romantic and mythical image Hollywood has created of the southern states. Editors and Deltaworkers founders Maaike Gouwenberg and Joris Lindhout will read fragments from the different essays and introduce their story of the South. The readings start at 6:30 PM-8:00 PM and it is free and open to the public.
Friday, April 15/The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal Street): We can already feel the summer in the air, which means it's time to sip some cocktails and bust out anything and everything seersucker. Luckily for you, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sippin' is in its twelfth year of collaboration between the Museum and The Shops at Canal Place, and you can come out for an evening of Southern art, cocktails, live music, cuisine, fashion and shopping. Luke Winslow-King and Smoking Time Jazz Club will be providing the music for the event, which is $30 for Ogden Museum members and $50 for non-members (advanced tickets). At the door, tickets are $40 for Ogden Museum members and $60 for non-members. The evening runs from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, and you can find out full details about the benefit here.
Friday, April 15-Sunday, April 17/Siberia (2227 St. Claude Ave): Lyrics are often linked to poetry, and this weekend music and poetry are coming together. Lavender Ink and Trembling Pillow presses are organizing the first annual New Orleans Poetry Festival, which will include a weekend full of poetry and musical performances. It's exactly what it sounds like, poets reading their poems with live music behind them. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 15 at 5:00 PM, and the reception will be followed at 6:00 PM by poets with bands, featuring four acts which combine poetry and music. The event is free for fest ticket holders and $6 to the general public.
Saturday, April 16/Antieau Gallery (927 Royal Street): When there is an event called "Night Flying," it sounds way to intriguing to pass up. Well, you don't have to pass up anything. New Orleans artist and gallery-owner Chris Roberts-Antieau is hosting an opening reception for her new selection of work entitled...you guessed it, "Night Flying." There will be stories of nature, perception, and the human experience in this new work, so there will be much to see and feel while perusing through the gallery. The opening begins and 6:00 PM.
Saturday, April 16/Garden District Bars: If you are looking for the perfect opportunity to wear your denim overalls, drink, and help save the wetlands, New Orleans is the right place for you this weekend. The Gulf Restoration Network is putting on an overall bar crawl. This is a fundraising even for the Gulf Restoration Network and $10 donated here will get you your ticket to denim drinking with a group of new friends. The bar crawl line-up includes: Nola Tap Room, Bull Dog, Balcony Bar, Rendezvous, Jung's Golden Dragon, Tracey’s, and Down the Hatch. For more details on the bar crawl, check out their event page.
Sunday, April 17/The Broad Theater (636 N. Broad Street): The 2016 Patois Film Festival is lining up Sunday with a series of short films about race, gender, environment, and youth. In the newly opened Broad Theater, these films will be screening from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, including a reception held after the films by the Advocates for Environmental Human Rights. For full details about the short films as well as the event, you can check out their event page.