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We've got your weekend: The arts and love

Wednesday, July 13/Lionheart Prints (8723 Oak Street): The summer is in full swing, which might mean that some of you parents are hoping, praying, and begging for some activities to do with the little ones. Well, we got you covered. There is a Kids DIY Printing Class, where print designer Liz Cooke will teach your little ones how to create their own unique design and print their creations onto a keepsake art print for you and a little tote bag for them. The recommended ages are between 6 and 10 years of age. The entirety of the workshop includes:

- 90 minutes of instruction with Liz Cooke of Lionheart Prints
- 1 tote bag
- 1 fine art print
Cost: $45 (includes all supplies)

For more details about the event and to sign up, you can check it out here.

Thursday, July 14/Close Quarters (3921 St. Claude Ave.): One of the great elements about New Orleans is that you can often get up close and personal with artists in the city. Close Quarters is a quarterly conversation with one or two interdisciplinary artists, designers, or craftsmen. This Thursday the conversation will be with Joseph Makkos, who will discuss his material culture research and hopes for this unique and vast newspaper archive, as well as his most recent mimeograph restoration and print work. He will also be talking about his Dadalogue: a recent trip to Europe where he worked in 7 different print shops to create original work that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Dadaist movement as started in Zurich in 1916. The event runs from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. For more details about the event, you can check it out here

Friday, July 15/Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge (427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge): We are breaking the boundary lines this weekend for "CKA: enough." This is an ongoing monthly series that chooses a theme in which to display how a process forms for showings, sessions, and performances. The theme this time is "enough," so the performances will revolve around that concept and the interpretation of that idea. The event begins at 7:00 P.M. with a pre-show performance, and the main performances will begin at 7:30 P.M. The cost is $15 at the door, and to find out more information, you can check out the event here.

Saturday, July 16/Myrtle Banks Building (1307 OC Haley Blvd.): If there is something the world always needs, it's love. Sweet love. That is the focus of the new art exhibit opening on Saturday. 2015 MAP Fund award recipient José Torres-Tama will exhibit four mixed media drawings from the series titled We Are Human / Somos Humanos in the Mixed Messages 6 Group Exhibition at the Myrtle Banks Building Gallery, located in the 3rd floor at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. The mixed media drawings are developed from the many photographs the artist has taken of Latina/no immigrant workers’ public protests in the streets of New Orleans, and documents the demonstrations of the Congress of Day Laborers /El Cogreso deJornaleros, an activist group composed of Latino reconstruction workers fighting for their human rights. The exhibit runs from July 16 through August 13, 2016, but the opening and performance is this Saturday, July 16 from 2-5pm at the Myrtle Banks Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 16/Breaux Mart (2904 Severn Ave. - Metairie, LA): If you have been on social media this week, and who hasn't?, then you have probably seen the Pokemon characters popping up here, there, and everywhere. Well, Breaux Mart is getting in on the action. Their Fat City Mural Project’s “All Eyes On Me” mural, on the side of their Severn Ave store in Metairie, is an official Pokemon Go stop. That means from 11:00 A.M. until noon, the hunt for Pokemon will be hot and Breaux Mart will be helping players catch 'em all and enticing people with  grocery goodies to giveaway, including cool refreshments. The event is open to the public, and you can play as an individual or a team. For more info, check out their website for contact information.

Sunday, July 17/Recirculating Farms Coalition (1750 Carondelet): What better way to end the weekend than with a birthday party! Who's birthday party? Well, a farm's, of course! Growing Local's parent operation is turning five, which means there is going to be food, dancing, music, and lots of talk about growth. The event will take place in the community garden from 5:30 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. For more details about the farm's birthday bash, you can check it out here.