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We've got your weekend: New Orleans style adulting


Fancy urban chickens (Photo by: Kelley Crawford)

Wednesday, April 12/Your computer: There have been many shows and films where New Orleans is the background, and Shotgun Boogie takes that to the next level with episode 5 "Brass Band and Second Lines." Shotgun Boogie is an original documentary series about an outsider’s exploration into the social, cultural and musical landscape of contemporary New Orleans. The mastermind behind the documentary is Michele Boreggi, a sound engineer from Italy living in New Orleans on a six month travel visa. Enlisting the help of filmmaker friends, also newcomers to the city, Michele meets with local musicians in their homes for intimate acoustic performances and frank discussions about New Orleans and how the city has changed over the past decade. "Brass Band and Second Lines" will be ready to stream at 7:30 p.m., and you can find out more information about the show and episode here.

Friday, April 14/Marigny Opera House (725 Saint Ferdinand Street): Sometimes cathartic tragedy is just what the doctor ordered, and luckily, we have the Greeks to help us out with that. Specifically, The Marigny Opera Ballet presents the final program in its 2016/2017 Season: Orfeo, a full-length contemporary ballet based on the Ancient Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. This ballet is choreographed by Maya Taylor, the music is composed by Tucker Fuller, and at the helm of this ballet ship will be the New Resonance Orchestra with Francis Scully as the conductor. The show begins at 8:00 p.m., and you can buy your tickets here.

Saturday, April 14/Catahoula Hotel (914 Union Street): Like everything, New Orleans likes to give party options for adults, so this Easter, the bunnies and egg hunts aren't just for the kids. The Catahoula Hotel is throwing a little egg hunt, and by little, we mean they bought 288 eggs. The eggs will be full of prizes, ranging from free drinks, bottles of wine, to a free hotel stay (hint - look for the golden eggs), and will be hidden all over the Catahoula Hotel and Piscobar. Bring your Easter basket and be there promptly at 2:00 p.m. for the start of the hunt. Of course, day drinking and costumes are highly encouraged. It's $5 via the link, $8 at the door.

Monday, April 17/The Urban Farmstead (1730 Clio Street): Easter will be over on Monday, which means you can forget about bunnies and start thinking about chickens! Specifically, how to raise and care for them. Some great people who know a lot about chickens are running an "all you need to know to raise some happy healthy chickens with happy healthy eggs here in New Orleans." Coops and runs, raising chicks, egg production, buying adult birds, egg-eaters and broody hens, feed, and more. It will all be covered starting at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation, and you can find out more details here.