We've got your weekend: Voices, business, and meditation
Tuesday, March 7 through March 12/Saenger Theater (1111 Canal Street): If you find yourself singing along with the records of Carole King, you can now take that singing voice live. Sort of. The Saenger Theater is putting on "Beautiful, The Carole King Musical," which is a Tony and Grammy award-winning musical. It will be in town for five days, and the tickets range from $36.54 and up. For more information and to purchase tickets, check out neworleans.broadway.com.
Wednesday, March 8/Roger's Memorial Chapel (Tulane): Before people were talking about Beyoncé’s twin babies, they were talking about Lemonade. Is it a work of Black feminism? How do we interpret its mix of musical genres, social commentary, and autobiography - all centered on women of color? And what role does the Deep South and New Orleans play in its visual narrative? A group of distinguished artists and scholars will discuss the politics, artistry, and cultural significance of making Lemonade. Organized by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Tulane, with support from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South (Nola Gulf South), Africana Studies, and Newcomb College Institute. The speakers will be: Regina Bradley, Garrett Bradley, Sula Janet Evans, and Nghana Lewis. The discussion runs from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8/Art Klub (1941 Arts Street): It's is International Women's Day on Wednesday, and what better way to celebrate than an evening acquainting yourself with the wild imaginations of female filmmakers? Which female filmmakers, you ask? Jane Geisler, Sienna Pinderhughes, Eva Contis, Samantha Smith, Maja Holzinger, Nisa East, Danielle Calle Hernandez, Lily Keber, Meryl Murman, Heather Hansen, Daneeta Loretta Jackson, and
Natalie Kingston. A portion of the ticket price, which is a suggested $12 donation, goes back to each artist sharing her work, so your entry directly supports these local ladies in their creative journeys. The screenings begin at 8:00 p.m., and you can find more details about the event here.
Thursday, March 9/Reyn Yoga Studio (725 Magazine Street): There's Mardi Gras, Festival season, and then this thing called work. All of that can lead our brains into a serious state of frenzy, so Summer Suleiman is leading free meditation class at Reyn Yoga studio. She focuses specifically on meditation for entrepreneurs with her series, "Elevate Entrepreneurs," which is a 20-minute guided meditation practices catered to the overworked and overwhelmed entrepreneur, but everyone can benefit from them. The classes are every Thursday in March and are held from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. These classes are free and open to all.
Friday, March 10/ THNOC Courtyard (533 Royal Street): The Historic New Orleans Collection’s outdoor music series "Concerts in the Courtyard" kicks off its 10th season on Friday, March 10, with a performance from Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the concerts are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and all concerts this season will offer white wine, craft beer and soft drinks. Admission is $10, free for THNOC members, and includes three beverages. Here are the upcoming concerts as well:
Friday, April 21, with the Dana Abbott Band
Friday, May 19, with the Sweet Olive String Band
Friday, June 16, with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
Friday, March 10/St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church (7100 St. Charles): Join New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra and Choir for a night of classic music. They will be performing, Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring 10 short movements that depict the beauty, anger, sadness, and darkness of the visual art world. The Voices of New Orleans Choir will perform pieces from Fiddler on The Roof, Moon River, and the Humming Chorus from world reknown opera Puccini's Madame Butterly. This concert will also feature a full Art auction from art donated by local New Orleans artists, along with over 100 musicians performing on stage. General Admission is $10 and students/military admission is $8. Tickets are available online or at the door. To learn more about the event, check it out here.
Saturday, March 11/Staple Goods Gallery (1340 St. Roch Ave.): Artist Jessica Wohl, of Tennessee, presents her exhibit "Love Thy Neighbor," featuring new work that explores the tensions of our present political moment through forms that embody unification, warmth, and intimacy, yet feature images of protectionism, exclusion and fear. Tensions turned to unification, that sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday evening. The opening reception on Saturday will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and the show will be running from March 11 until April 2. For more information on the show and Staple Goods Gallery, you can check them out here.
Monday, March 13/Antieau Gallery (927 Royal Street): Ari Weinzweig, author and co-founding partner of Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor (called "The coolest small company in America" by Inc. Magazine), is visiting New Orleans, and Antieau Gallery will be hosting a conversation about his latest work, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 4: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business. The event will feature cheese from Zingerman’s Creamery (via the staff at St. James Cheese Company). Tickets for the event are available at various price points, which you can check out here.