We've got your weekend: It's a double-trouble weekend with some tickling thrown in
Thursday, July 7/Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude): Thursdays are good for thinking, and the Antenna Gallery will have you thinking in all different directions this Thursday. Conceived as a “live arts magazine,” "Antenna::Signals" is a quarterly variety show-style event that travels to venues throughout the city to showcase the cultural producers and thinkers that make New Orleans the most unique city in the world (if we do say so ourselves). It showcases artists, writers, scientists, musicians, filmmakers, and more to give short presentations and performances on a theme, and all attendees receive a print magazine featuring original writing and interviews that complement the event. The night runs from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M, and it costs $10. To find out more details about the event, you can check out the event here.
Friday, July 8/The Marigny Opera House (725 Saint Ferdinand Street): There are many different forms of competition, and here is a competition that involves tickling. The documentary is called Tickled, and its focus is on competitive endurance tickling. That's right, there are men tickling each other to see who can outlast the best. This documentary isn't all laughs, though. The reporter who uncovered this small community finds that the world of competitive endurance tickling is not only dark but possibly dangerous. Shotgun Cinema is screening Tickled at The Marigny Opera House on Friday, July 8 at 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, July 9 at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $7, and you can find out more about the screening here.
Friday, July 8/Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas Street): The food trucks are uniting! It's a food truck fest, which sounds delicious. My House Nola is putting on a Food Truck Roundup so you can go and sample all the sweets and savories of different food trucks from around New Orleans. The food truck festival will begin at 5:00 P.M. and run until 8:00 P.M. You can find out more details about the event here.
Saturday, July 9/Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude): The new exhibition, "KOKO’s Love: A Soap Opera Tale of One Family," is opening this week at the Antenna Gallery, and they are having an opening reception on Saturday. "KOKO's Love," hosts a cast of characters from and inspired by New Orleans for the premiere of its long-awaited Episode 2, about the ongoing saga of one Japanese-American family with their overbearing patriarch, Hiroshi, a liquor store owner in South Central Los Angeles, and his annoying insistence on having a male heir. There are even more details to intrigue, but you'll have to visit the exhibit to get the full effect. The opening reception is from 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M, and the exhibit runs from July 7-August 9.
Saturday, July 9/The Sanctuary (2525 Burgundy Street): The Piety Street Market is going strong and moving locations this month. The summer heat will not stop local vendors, artists, photographers, and much more from putting their goods on display and for purchase. To be fair, the market will be in an air-conditioned building, so don't sweat it if you don't want to be in the heat while you shop. The market will be open from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. To find out more details, you can check it out here.
Sunday, July 10/The Tigermen Den (3113 Royal Street): There is something about sweating before breakfast that makes you even hungrier for the slightly lighter summer brunch that Tigermen Den will be cooking up on Sunday. And the way to sweat is with their live Cajun band that will have you on your feet, two stepping, and fanning yourself in no time. The brunch runs from 11:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., and this will be the final Cajun brunch for the summer. For more information on the event, you can check it out here.