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We've got your weekend: Start the rituals

Thursday, November 10/ Parkway Bakery and Tavern (538 Hagan Ave.): Every Thursday, Nola Social Ride gets together to bike around the city. The rides are slow-paced and about 10 miles long. There are often stops along the way (likely at parks), so they ask that you come prepared with refreshments and bike tools for the route. This week they'll be meeting up at Parkway Bakery & Tavern at 7:00 p.m. Make sure to arrive early if you want to get food! The ride will be leaving around 7:45 – 8:00 p.m., and they'll have the tracker up if you are running late. To check out more details about the event, you can check it out here.

Friday, November 11/Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude): We all know that New Orleans has no shortage of dance parties, and Relapse is the newest 80s/90s dance party that happens on a weekly basis. There will be nostalgic booty shaking hits selected by DJ Matt Scott, and the dancing begins at 10:00 p.m. and goes until 3:00 a.m. Get there early for happy hour (5-8:00 p.m.) and you can get some specials, such as $4 PBR pitchers and $7 import pitchers. Also, we want to give a special shout out to the other awesome weekly/bi-weekly/monthly dance parties. Holler for Soul Sister who spins on Saturdays at Hi Ho; 80s night at One Eyed Jacks on Thursdays; Heatwave that moves between 12 Mile Limit and Sydney's twice a month; and Mod Night at Saturn Bar, which occurs each month. That's right, there's never a reason not to be dancing. At least, not a good reason. For more information about Relapse, you can check out the event here.

Saturday, November 12/Kayak-iti-Yat (3494 Esplanade Ave): If kayaking on the beautiful bayou is your thing, then you are in luck. On a rather regular basis, a group of kayaking lovers get together to make their way down the bayou. You’ll paddle this urban waterway alongside historic homes and active communities. Don't feel like you have to be an expert when it comes to those paddles because your guides will give instruction and have you paddling like a pro in no time. The cost is $25 boat rental, $5 if you bring your own. If you want details about the event as well as contact information to RSVP, you can check out the event here.

Saturday, November 12/Antieau Gallery (927 Royal Street): Starting on Saturday, November 19th, Antieau Gallery will transform with an immersive new installation by New Orleans based fabric appliqué artist Chris Roberts-Antieau. Explorers entering the gallery will be absorbed into a winter skyscape, replete with snow, stars, and phantom memories of fall, summer, and spring. The illuminated atmosphere will serve as a conduit between Antieau’s artistic inspiration and the finished artwork on display. Sounds awesome, right? You can be part of the opening on Saturday at 6:00 p.m., or if you can't make it to the opening, the show will run until January 15th. Check out Antieau's website for more details.

Sunday, November 13/Snug Harbor (626 Frenchman Street): Evan Christopher is the resident musician at Snug Harbor for the month of November, which means you can hear him and guests every Sunday for the "Licorice Stick Sundays" series. This Sunday, Evan will be playing with Cuban clarinet virtuoso, Ernesto Camilo Vega. There will be two shows. One show begins at 8:00 p.m. and the next show will begin at 10:00 p.m. You can get your tickets to this Sunday's show as well as future Sunday shows here.