We've got your weekend: It's all about the firsts
Thursday, June 9/Longue Vue House and Gardens (7 Bamboo Road): The flowers of Carnival are moving indoors. Well, at least for a little while. The artists behind Carnival are bringing an intimate indoor garden to Longue Vue, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 9 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. The exhibit will be running until June 30, and it will showcase a collection of the artists authentic Carnival-inspired pieces, including elegant float-scale flowers and winged creatures that will hang from the walls and ceiling creating an enchanting indoor garden. The event on Thursday is free and open to the public. For more information, you can check out their page here.
Friday, June 10-12/The Broad Theater (636 N. Broad Street): Acclaimed filmmaker, and New Orleans native, John Richie (Shell Shocked) will be holding the premiere for his newest documentary film, 91%, at the Broad Theater on Friday, June 10. This documentary pairs together interviews, narratives, opinions and information about gun control, background checks, and various tragedies resulting from guns. The film will screen for three nights with a discussion to follow each showing. Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased here. You can also watch the trailer for 91% here.
Saturday, June 11/Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market (1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.): There is nothing like the first record raid of the summer. Hot vinyl and even hotter tunes are hitting the city on Saturday. This is the time to dig through aisles and aisles of records from various vendors and find some rare finds in one spot. The early bird session is from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., which costs $5 for admission. After 11:00 A.M. the event is free and open to the public. To find out more details, you can check out their page here.
Sunday, June 12/Lafayette Square: Remember those bike adventures you'd take in the summer where you'd race down certain streets and go off-roading when the spirit moved you? Well, you can still do that in New Orleans with the Junior Dad Alleycat event that is happening on June 12. This is a time when scavenger hunts, bikes, and people all come together. You do not have to be a skilled biker, per se, since there will be prizes for quickness, creativity, and all around hilariousness. You will want to head to Lafayette Square at 2:00 P.M. to register for the ride, which will begin at 3:00 P.M. The ride costs $10, and this event is open to the public.