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We've got your weekend: It's a weekend with no Thursday

Wednesday, September 14/AIGA New Orleans (6363 St. Charles Ave.): Design isn't only for being seen, it is also something to be talked about, and that is the focus of the AIGA design lecture series. The objective of these lectures series is to showcase local talent, their professional work and research to the academic and professional design community. On Wednesday, they will be spotlighting small chalk lettering artist Ashelee Arceneaux.  How much cooler can it get than small chalk lettering? We're not sure. The lecture will be held at 5:00 pm in the Nunemaker Hall (6363 St Charles Ave). The event is free, open to the public, and you can check out the details here.

Wednesday, September 14/Milton H. Latter Branch Library (5120 St. Charles Ave.): If you've been riding or driving down St. Charles these past months, you have probably noticed that the Milton Branch has been under the mysterious veil of renovation. That veil is being lifted, but that doesn't mean mystery will not abound among the library's walls. On Wednesday you can join many of the most well-known mystery writers in the world for an evening of conversation and food. This event is part of the BoucherconWorld Mystery Convention and is a benefit reception for the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library. Tickets are $30, the mystery begins at 9:00 pm, and you can find out more details, including writers who will be in attendance, on the event page here.

Friday, September 16/Bayou Paddlesports (1101 Florida Ave.): The nights are starting to cool down. We wouldn't dare call them cool quite yet, but they do seem to be the perfect temperature to inspire some paddling down the bayou. That is what Bayou Paddlesports is offering with the added bonus of a full moon. You can come equipped with or without gear and join Paddlesports on the bayou for one of their meet-ups that occur once a month. The paddle is a two-hour evening ride from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  For information about rental equipment and the evening of paddling, you can check out the event page here.

Saturday, September 17/Nola Spaces Dance Quarter (1719 Toledano St.): Some people like to take five, but when New Orleans and theater are involved, it's a weekend about taking ten. Take Ten is a new platform for local playwrights to share their ten-minute plays with the NOLA theatre community and theatre audiences. This month's show will feature three short pieces each from Brian Sands and Rudy San Miguel, starring local performers. The cost is $10 for general admission, and the plays start kicking off at 8:00 pm. For tickets and information, you can check out the event here.

Saturday, September 17/Castillo Blanco Art Studios (4321 St. Claude Ave): It's difficult to resist an event that makes the promise of a drunken wookie, and that is exactly what is happening this Saturday. The krewe of Chewbacchus is getting ready for parade season with a series of workshops. From noon untill 6:00 pm, the krewe will have a variety of classes to teach you everything you need to know from recycling throws to contraption build basics.  To see a full schedule of events, you can check out their event page here. Tuition is free, and everyone is welcome.

Sunday, September 18/Rouses: The outreach for flood victims in Baton Rouge is still going strong in New Orleans, and Goodwood NOLA is planning another trip to help our neighbors in Baton Rouge recover from the devastating floods last month. They will be meeting bright and early at 7:45 am for an 8:00 departure, and they will be leaving Baton Rouge at 3:00 pm. Anyone who wants to join will want to meet at the Rouses on Tchoupitoulas at 7:45 am. All tools, safety gear, and snacks will be provided. For updates on the trip, make sure to check out their event page here.