We've got your weekend: It's six days long!
Wednesday, June 15/The Carver Theater (2101 Orleans Avenue): In honor of Toriano “Tory” Massey, also affectionately known as “Toe,” Flag Boy of The Flaming Arrows and The Cherokee Hunters, there will be a benefit concert this Wednesday. Organized by a delegation of Mardi Gras Indians from across several tribes including their Big Chiefs, all proceeds generated by this show go to the family of the late Tory Massey for funeral expenses. The concert lineup includes: James Andrews and The Crescent City All Start, The Caesar Brothers' Fun Box, The 79rs Gang, Iris P, Judy Hill, Big Cheifs Kevin Goodman, Alfred Doucette, Bo Dollis, Jr., Kenny Young, and Brick, Chuck Perkins, Cinnamon Black, and Barbara Lacey. The concert is from 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M., and a $10 donation is suggested at the door.
Thursday, June 16/Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp Street): Three new exhibits have come to the Ogden Museum, and not only will there be new art but also music in the Patrick F. Taylor Library by two of the south's hottest DJs, remarks by Raymond Smith and the members of the Top Mob graffiti collective. You can fill your eyes, your mind, and your ears all in one night. The evening starts at 5:00 P.M., and if you are looking for an afternoon event, remember that the Ogden is free for all Louisiana residents on Thursdays.
Friday, June 17/Marigny Opera House (725 St. Ferdinand Street): Blending is something we love to do here in New Orleans and the worlds of classical music and physical theater are coming together this weekend at the Marigny Opera House. On Friday and Saturday, two Big Easy Award winners, New Resonance Orchestra and Goat in the Road Productions, will be putting on Haydn Seek. It's a performance where the work of Joseph Haydn will be interpreted and turned into action by Goat in the Road Productions. The show begins at 8:00 P.M., and tickets are $20 (general) and $10 (for students). You can find more information and a link to tickets here.
Saturday, June 18/Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Avenue): There has been a lot of talk about property here in New Orleans, and Robert J. Cangelosi Jr., an Adjunct Lecturer at the Tulane University School of Architecture, will be presenting an in-depth program on historic home research. The lecture will cover how to find out who previously owned your home, how old it is, and any secrets it might hold. Everything from the architectural style to the "chain of title" will be discussed. The lecture begins at 9:30 A.M., and tickets are $25 or $20 for FOC/LMF/PRC Members.
Saturday, June 18/New Orleans Photo Alliance (1111 St. Mary Street): The New Orleans Photo Alliance and Shotgun Cinema are pairing up to bring some 16 mm prints into your life. This is the start of a series that will run monthly in the NOPA Gallery from June until October. The three 16 mm prints being shown on Saturday are: "Early U.S. Avant-Garde: "Rose Hobert" by Joseph Cornell, "Meshes of the Afternoon" by Maya Deren, and "Pull my Daisy" by Robert Frank. The screening runs from 8:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. Tickets are $6 general admission and $5 for NOPA members.
Sunday, June 19/Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine): There are the cutest lemurs currently at the Audubon Zoo. The World of Primates at Audubon Zoo recently received a special delivery, which is a pair of black-and-white, ruffed lemur babies. If you can't imagine how cute they are, check out this video. The zoo is open from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, and the lemurs and many other animals will be there to welcome you.
Monday, June 20/Tulane City Center (1725 Baronne Street): People have been talking a lot about joining conversations, and this is one of those events that asks you to join in. The Red Beans Roundtables mix together a love for red beans on Monday and talk about preserving this city that we all love. There will be panels of speakers, and on June 20, the conversation will be focused around sustainable tourism. This event is free, open to the public, and it runs from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. You can find out more details here.