We've got your weekend: Satchmo, white linen and more
Thursday / High Society special screening : As part of Satchmo Summerfest programming, FQFI and Le Petit Theatre (616 St. Peter) co-host a special screening of 1956, Oscar-winning Classic High Society, featuring Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and, of course, Louis Armstrong from 6 - 8 p.m. Tickets (including refreshments) $50 / balcony seating (excluding refreshments) are $25. Guests are encouraged to dress in theme -- donning hats, gloves and seersuckers. Prior to the screening, guests are also invited to enjoy happy hour at Tableau (next door), featuring live music from David Torkanowsky.
View the full lineup of Satchmo Summer Fest events, running Thursday through Sunday, here.
Saturday / Happy Happy Fun Fest : Clouet Garden (707 Clouet Street) hosts a family-friendly day of circus and flow arts. Activities include: stilt walking, poi spinning face and body painting, juggling, yoga and acroyoga, solar baking and bike repair. Other highlights include a DJ, massages and informational booths from community organizations such as the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus and New Orleans Burnign Man Community. Refreshments will include snowballs and eats from Burgers Ya Heard (for purchase), as well as feee beer. Admission is $5 for children / $10 for 21+ years; all proceeds beenfir the New Orleans Burning Man Community.
Saturday / The Drunken Telling of Drunken Tales: Live storytelling series Close Me Out, which centers around the premise of a diverse group of storytellers presenting drunken tales… while enjoying drinks with the audience, presents their next event at 8 p.m. at Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude). Storytellers include: Casey Adams (restauranteur), Sarah Asmus (Mississippi marketer), Chris Lane (host extraordinaire), Julie Mitchell (professional babysitter), Jonathan Pretus (rock n roll man). Admission is $5 at the door.
Saturday / White Linen after-party: Following the White Linen museum programming and gallery exhibition receptions, Warehouse District watering hole The Rusty Nail (1100 Constance) hosts a White Linen after-party beginning at 9 p.m. The party will feature a DJ set from Scott Satchfield, food from La Cocinita and, most importantly, A/C. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday / “In the Land of the Beginning” CD launch : New Orleans-based clarinetist Evan Christopher, New York trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso and Kband The EarRegulars, will perform songs from Kellso’s latest album, “In the Land of the Beginning,” at Snug Harbor (626 Frenchmen Street) at 8 and 10 p.m. The performance will encapsulate each artists characteristic style: Christopher’s contemporary early-jazz,, Kellso’s traditional early jazz and The EarRegulars’ ensemble style improv. Tickets are $20.