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We've Got Your Weekend: It's All About the Hook-up

Thursday, March 3/Michalopoulos Studio: Unprisoned is linking up with local storytelling series Bring Your Own. Louisiana is the world's incarceration capital, and New Orleans is its most incarcerated city. Unprisoned tells the stories behind the statistics: the ways our families, neighborhoods, and notions of justice are impacted by our criminal justice system. A portion of the evening's storytellers are people Unprisoned's Eve Abrams has met through her reporting so far. The event will be held at Michalopoulos Studio (527 Elysian Fields Ave.) at 7:30 PM. The stories begin at 8:00 PM.

Thursday, March 3/Ogden Museum: Art and music are coming together again. Although, who are we kidding, they are like two peas in a pod in this city. Doesn't matter, those peas are delicious, and they are taking the form of the Exhibition Opening: A Place and Time - Part I: Photographs from the Permanent Collection and Luke Winslow King. This is the time to come fill your eyes and ears with the art Nola always has to offer. The evening will be hosted at the Ogden Museum of Art (925 Camp Street) and it will run from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. For details and ticket, check out the event page here.

Friday, March 4/ Marigny Opera House: We've linked prisons and stories, art and music, so now it's time to throw in some religion. Well, kind of. the Marigny Opera House is hosting The Jazz Band Ball this Friday with performances by Christopher Johnson and the Jazz Band Ballers, The NOLA Chorus Girl Project, and a few musical guests. Now for that other part: there are free dance lesson during intermission. That means you can learn some moves and then get those feet moving when the music starts. Online tickets are $12 and the event is from 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM.

Saturday, March  5/Leprechaun Pub Crawl (various bars): So now it's time for some leprechauns and drinking, cause why not? Leprecrawl is the one and only Leprechaun pub-crawl in New Orleans (I can't decide if I'm shocked by this or not) and a new addition to the St. Patrick’s Day calendar of events. Leprecrawl brings the pub-crawl party to Faubourg St John and Mid-City on March 5, 2016 with a block party, costume contest, and food/drink discountsFor more information and tickets, you can visit their website for details.



Saturday, March 5/The Lafitte Greenway: It's time to hit the trail again - for the 10th annual "Hike The Greenway." This is a time to gloat in the beautiful weather that we have here in the deep south as well as join a community of people who love to walk, talk, and gallivant in the sun. There will be music, history, and some good old fashion walking from Congo Square to Second Lind Brewing. The event is free and open to the public, so to find out details, you can check out the event here.

Saturday, March 5/St. Mary Maják: It's not only about movies this week at St. Mary Maják. The first issue of Maják, a quarterly zine comprised of the vast literary and arts talent of the St. Mary Maják orbit is set to launch this Saturday. Come and check out the zine and have a root beer float. That's right a root beer float! The night will feature music by LSD Tigers and Dan Beaudoin, an installation By Daniel Miller, video projections by Chris Givens and Ben Samuels, spiked root beer floats, s'mores, fire, and revelry. The event will be at St. Mary Maják (918 St. Mary Street) at  7PM-1AM. 

Sunday, March 6/Congo Square: So maybe this is a bit of a stretch with the "linked" theme, but we are going with it. Link together the history of Congo Sqaure (718 N. Rampart Street) with the present day with Sunday's Dancing in the Sqaure. There is going to be Afro Cuban dance with Kati Hernandez and Rueda de Casino with Mike Eskeldson. That means Cuba, New Orleans, history, and location are all coming together. Oh, and shaking it. That's going to be there as well. The event runs from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM, is free and open to the public, and you can see more details here.