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We've got your weekend: Schools, libraries, and ladies

Thursday, July 28/Homer A. Plessy Community School (2021 Pauger St.): The power of stories has been proven throughout history and Bring Your Own, a live story telling event, is giving the platform to the youth in this Thursday's "HEARD: Why The Young Feel Old." Eight people (mostly young people) tell true stories about why they're tired. Drinks and cocktails start at 6:30 P.M. and the storytelling begins at 7:00 P.M. BYO is free and open to the public, and you can check out more about BYO here. For full details on the event this Thursday, you can check it out here.

Thursday, July 28-Saturday, July 30/JW Marriott (614 Canal St.): There are always all kinds of festivals in New Orleans, and this weekend there is the FestiGals. This is a festival created by women for women, and it combines a day-long woman's conference with all kinds of festival activities. Everything from talks to the cherished Bodacious Bras for a Cause will be taking place at the event. For full details as well as tickets, you can check out the festival here.

Friday, July 29/Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude): There is nothing like a dance party to add some sweat on top of the sweat that is already coating your body, and now there is a new dance party to put on the books (weekly). It's an 80s/90s dance party, which means you can bust out all the old moves in a group that is also busting out all the old moves. The dancing starts at 10:00 P.M., and you can check out the details here.

Saturday, July 30/Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center (4300 Broad St.): Using and protecting our libraries is a huge priority for many New Orleanians, which has opened library spaces to more use and discoveries. At the Rosa F. Keller Library, there are monthly discussions about topics affecting (directly or indirectly) citizens in New Orleans. This month, hosted by the Internal Culture Working Group, will provide a space for people to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the Dallas Police Officers, and the aftermath of their deaths. This event is free and open to the public. You can find out more details here.

Sunday, July 31/The Joy Theater (1200 Canal St.): We like to keep it hyperlocal here at NolaVie, and we are making a small exception for the fantastic trio that is coming to the Joy Theater. Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs will be forming the troika that will rock the Joy on Sunday night. You can purchase tickets to the concert here, and also know that your ticket buys you one digital copy of their self titled album. Doors open at 8:00 P.M.