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We've got your weekend: Making history in various forms


The men of Congress, the cast of 1776 (Photo by: John Barrois)

Wednesday, November 2/The Cannery (3803 Toulouse Street): There are many things that New Orleanians love and film, football, and Steve Gleason are definitely on that list, and for damn good reason. On Wednesday night all of those elements will be coming together. The Cannery will be holding an event to celebrate the release of the highly-acclaimed movie, Gleason. The event runs from 5:30p.m. until 9:30 p.m.; it will include a Q and A with Steve and family after the screening; and you can purchase your tickets, which vary in price, here

Friday, November 4/The Rivertown Theaters of Performing Arts (325 Minor Street Kenner, LA): That's right, we are sending you out to Kenner (bruh) this fine November weekend. The Rivertown Theaters of Performing Arts is having their opening for the musical 1776. It's a play centered around the that pivotal time in 1776 and is noted as, "A funny, insightful and compelling musical with a striking score and legendary book, 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history." Maybe it will even give us some insight into how our political world has changed (or not changed). The musical will run from November 4 until November 20, and you can purchase tickets here.

Friday, November 4/Hyatt Regency New Orleans (601 Loyola Ave): The New Orleans Mission is hosting its third annual gala,  themed “Changing the Face of Homelessness” this coming Friday. The Mission not only feeds and houses people in need, but also helps them transform their lives so that they can become thriving, productive members of society. 100% of gala proceeds benefit the Mission’s programs for hurting and homeless people across our region. This annual event will feature live music by Louisiana-based country music artist Eli Seals, a live auction, a raffle, and a three-course dinner. Guests will also enjoy special presentations from New Orleans Mission staff and disciples about the exciting, life-changing initiatives that are currently underway at the Mission, and get a sneak preview of upcoming initiatives. The gala run from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and tickets, which vary in price, can be purchased here.

Saturday, November 5/Lady Lit Fest (1432 Magazine St): Lady Fest is in town, and if you don't know what Lady Fest is, then you are in luck because we are going to give you the good details. It's a fest that fills New Orleans with a week of music, fun, and good vibes. They feature, promote, and celebrate cis-and trans-women of all colors, creeds, and walks of life. On Saturday afternoon, there will be a reading at a beautiful home in the Lower Garden District, and will involve great food, great wine, and great fun.  With a line-up of 20 readers, including NolaVie's Cassie Pruyn, this is a lit fest that is sure to delight. The lit fest runs from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. For more information about Lady Lit Fest, you can check out the details here.

Sunday, November 6/The Old Firehouse (720 Mandeville St.): The Balkan dancing is back, starting this Sunday. Join in on this monthly Balkan dance party featuring live music from Trendafilka, members of Blato Zlato, and Divak Duo. Admission is free and open to the public; although, donations are encouraged. The dancing begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends around 5:00 p.m. To find out more details about the event, you can check it out here.