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We've got your weekend: It's all about inspiring the neurons

Wednesday, May 25/Dashing Bicycles (1234 N. Broad Street): Cycling in this city is a blast and also a physical challenge. Whether it's potholes, random nails, broken glass, or street car lines, this city can put your bike under some serious injury. The women-led Dashing Bicycles is hosting a free workshop that will focus on how to repair basic parts of your bike, and they will also break down the bike's parts for you. That way you can keep on cruising all summer long. The workshop runs from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., and it is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 26/Clouet Gardens (707 Clouet Street): Big Class is making their class even bigger by having a celebration of their year dedicated to writing and education. At this event, perfectly entitled "Write-On!" everyone is welcome to bring in the summer, engage in writing activities, and eat delicious food while young writers from Big Class programs share their published work. The event runs from 5:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. and they are asking for a $15 donation. You can purchase tickets in advance here.

Friday, May 27/New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Circle): We are nearing the end of the festival season, but that doesn't mean that small, continuous festivals aren't taking place all over New Orleans. One of those places is NOMA on Friday nights. This Friday, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., there will be a lecture and discussion led by Dread Scott, who is part of the inaugural class of Antenna::Spillways Artists-in-Residence. His work is rooted in the efforts of protest and revolutionary change, and he will be lecturing at 6:30 P.M. Prior to that, you can enjoy the sounds of saxophonist Rex Gregory, who begins at 5:30 P.M. 

Saturday, May 28/Southbound Gardens (1730 Clio): The sun is blazing, and it is ready to give all the photosynthesis needed for your greens to grow. Often, though, people don't know where to start when it comes to what to put in the ground, in a raised bed, or in the shade. Southbound Gardens is a hosting a workshop that focuses on a practical guide to getting started growing veggies in New Orleans for cheap. This class focuses on bed building and soil preparation, watering, and plant selection. They are asking for a $10 donation, but no one will be turned away. The class starts at 1:00 P.M.

Sunday, May 29/2523 George Nick Connor Drive: Sometimes the best kind of knowledge is knowledge you can wrap up and send to someone else, and Books 2 Prisoners does that on a weekly basis. Every Sunday Books 2 Prisoners is looking for volunteers to help match prisoners to reading materials they might enjoy. Other donations, such as brown paper bags to help wrap the packages is greatly welcomed and encouraged. The weekly meeting runs from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.