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We've got your weekend: It's always something's birthday

Thursday, August 24/Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude Ave): Endorsed by both Dave Eggers and Booklist, ROOM 220 will be celebrating the launch of Anne Gisleson’s The Futilitarians at 7:00 PM on Thursday. In addition to a reading and reception, George Trahanis will perform songs by Jacques Brel and Michael Jeffrey Lee will play some existential ballads. It will be a night of literature, music, and discussion. This event is free, open to the public, and you can find out details about Gisleson and the event here.

Saturday, August 26/Studio Be (2941 Royal Street): Take 'Em Down NOLA, New Orleans People's Assembly People's Assembly & Brandan Bmike Odums of Studio Be are partnering together to bring you “It’s About Time.” Artists will come together to discuss the struggle to remove white supremacist symbols and how to move forward now that 4 of the Confederate monuments have been removed. Their goal is to get the community’s voice into the discussion about replacement. The event begins at 6:00 PM and goes until 8:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, check out their event page here.

Saturday, August 26/The Circle Bar (1032 St. Charles Ave): There is little better than throwing a birthday party for something that cannot wear a hat, does not understand birthdays, and inherently is not human. That is exactly what is happening on Saturday when Mod Dance Party turns 17! That’s right, the dance party has moved on from its sweet 16 days and is moving into the end of teenage life. The dancing will begin at 10:00 PM and goes until the Mod has had enough. For full details about the event, you can check it out here. And, happy birthday, dance party!

Sunday, August 27/Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave): Join the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and the Organ Grinders as they pair up again to co-host the 4th Annual Summer Blood Drive: Everyone Gets Lei'd Part IV. They will have five Blood Center buses, an improved and speedy system for donors, dance troupes, community outreach, raffle prizes, music, and much more! The drive starts at 11:00 AM and goes until 4:00 PM. If you want to sign up to donate blood, or if you want more information about the event, check out their event page here.

Tuesday, August 29/Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude Ave): It’s not often that we come across an event that is promoted in poem, but with the High Profile Playhouse, you can expect just that. They will be hosting the playhouse on Tuesday, starting at 10:00 PM. This event is free, open to the public, and promises magic, play, and wonder. To check out their poetic promotion as well as get full details on the event, you can check them out here.