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We've got your weekend: Prom, microbes and FQ homes


A work from the "Microscopic Sirens" exhibition at Tigermen's Den, showing through August 1.


Thursday - Sunday / Microscopic Sirens : Through August 1, Lower Coast Algiers artist retreat and program of Tulane University A Studio In The Woods (ASITW) presents an exhibition, "Microscopic Sirens," featuring the work of artist-in-residence Pippin Frisbie-Calder, in collaboration with Dr. Tim McLean of Tulane University. The exhibition, which opened this past Saturday, consists of projections of phytoplankton, glowing sculptures, woodcuts and drawings -- all of which functions as large-scale representations of the aquatic micro-organisms of the wetlands and oceans and demonstrate their importance within the larger ecosystem with the aim of highlighting the importance of and appreciation for microbial presence in the wetlands.

The showcase is on display at Tigermen Den (3113) in the Bywater; viewing is free and open to the public.

Friday / Press Street Prom : Local art and literature hub Press Street will host its annual "prom" -- open to the public -- from 6 - 11 p.m. at the organization's Marigny/Bywater headquarters (330 St. Claude). Highlights from the celebration -- which does, in fact, whimsically mimic the traditions of a school prom -- include: live music from Tank and the Bangas, My Graveyard Jaw and DJ Brice Nice; art installations by Jacob Reptile Martin and Jane Cassidy; prom photos; gaudiest dressed and best corsage contests;  spiked punch; and food from pizza delicious, Shake sugary and Kebab. Tickets start at $20 (food and drinks sold separately for GA). Attendance is 21 and up.

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Saturday / Havana Whites : Celebrating each the cultural connection between NOLA and Cuba and the transiiton in to summer, the International House Hotel (221 Camp Street)hosts Havana Whites from 7 - 11 p.m.. The Cuban-themed party will feature music by El Colectivo, dance from Gumbo Salsa, cigar rollers, dominos and vintage cars. There will also be tapas from Congresso Cubano and drinks made by Loa Bar available for purchase. Tickets are $36. Guests should dress in summer cocktail whites.

Sunday / French Quarter home tour: Friends of the Cabildo have organized a spring fundraiser from 2 - 6 p.m. that will allow guests to visit six private, lower French Quarter homes and their respective courtyards. The self-guided tours (which include wine at Madame John’s Legacy (632 Dumaine Street) and admission to the Louisiana State Museum exhibit The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans) begin at the 1850 House at 523 St. Ann Street on Jackson Square and tickets are purchasable ($50 per person or $75 per couple / $40; $60 for FOC members) at the event.