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We've Got Your Weekend: Kick it Back to a Time of Books, Chamber Orchestras, Charities, and Disco

Thursday, February 25/Octavia Books: Octavia Books (513 Octavia Street) will be hosting a special evening with author Taylor Brown, featuring his new book - Fallen Land - in conversation with author Kent Wascom (Secessia). Fallen Land is Brown's debut novel, and you can learn more about the event and read a summary of the novel here. The reading and conversation will begin at 6:00 PM.

Thursday, February 24/TREO: Krewe de Lune is throwing its annual charity benefit in the courtyard of TREO (3835 Tulane Ave.). This year's proceeds will go to the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP NOLA). They will have drink specials, live music from Water Seed, a 50-50 raffle, prizes and gift certificates, a bocce tournament, dance performances fromThe Star-Steppin' Cosmonaughties, The Organ Grinders and The Sirens of New Orleans! Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 suggested donation at the door. The event runs from 7:00-10:30 PM.

Friday, February 25/Marigny Opera House: In the first program of the two program series, the Louis Moreau Institute will be presenting various composers and pieces at the Marigny Opera House (725 Saint Ferdinand). The composers and pieces for "Program 1" are: Joan Tower, Petroushkates; Arnold Schoenberg, String Trio; Igor Stravinsky, Three Pieces for Clarinet; George Crumb, Vox Balaenae; Luciano Berio, Violin Duos: Igor, Alfredo, Jeanne; Ray Evanoff, interpolations hewn from a choice machine (their Composer Competition winner!) and Group Improvisation. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students and seniors with an ID), and at the concert begins at 8:00 PM. You can purchase tickets here.

Friday, February 25/One-Eyed Jacks: The decades are a reason to dance at One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St.), and they have added the 70s to their repertoire. They are channeling the year of 1978, and they expect disco dance moves, clothing, and mentality. This is your Mama's Disco, you just didn't know how cool she was. It's $10 if you buy tickets in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase tickets here, and the disco party starts at 10:00 PM

Saturday, February 26/The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center: THNOC will present a free screening of “Wings” (1927) with live, improvised musical accompaniment by St. Louis Cathedral’s young-artist-in-residence, pianist Pierre Queval. Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture, the silent film follows two World War I soldiers as they train to become fighter pilots, engage in combat and attempt to win the affections of the same woman. The screening will take place at 410 Chartres Street from 3:30–6:30 PM.

Sunday, February 27/Playhouse Nola: Nothing fancy here. This is an informational and organizational meeting for everybody interested in helping to make Infringe Fest New Orleans the best independent theater & performance festival New Orleans has ever seen. They are in need of house managers, stage mangers, tech people, paperhangers, social media mavens, concessionaires, pretty faces...the works. Maybe even a few more shows. You can head to Playhouse Nola (3214 Burgundy St,) to brainstorm and discuss. There might even be some snacks and beverages. The brainstorming is going one from 4:00-7:00 PM.