We've got your weekend: When you're not at Jazz Fest...
Thursday / Movies at the Mint : Friends of the Cabildo present a special Jazz Fest-oriented film screening, featuring seven different 16mm reels with footage from the inaugural festival in 1970. Dr. Charles Chamberlain, will moderate the event as well as the Band-In-A-Pocket Jazz Trio will be performing in sections that do not have sound. Two screenings will be available: one at 6 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m., both on the third floor of the Old U.S. Mint. Reservations (available via email or by calling 504-523-3939) are required; tickets are $20 / $15 for members of Friends of the Cabildo/Louisiana Music Foundation/ New Orleans Film Society.
Thursday /Eco-oriented art and film : Following Earth Day, Alex Beard, artist and owner/founder of Alex Beard Studio and endangered wildlife organization the Watering Hole Foundation, will premiere his film “Drawing the Line” at the Frenchmen Art Market (700 Frenchmen) from 9:00 - 9:30 p.m. (nightly screenings will follow at the same time/location through Sunday, May 3). The 30-minute documentary focuses on Beard’s travels to Northern Kenya where he witnessed locals’ struggles with environmental degradation, namely the illegal elephant poaching associated with the ivory trade. Following the initial screening, as well as subsequent screenings, Beard will present live drawing demonstrations.
Thursday - Sunday / Shane's shout out: Dont-miss Jazz Fest after-hours shows
Thursday - Eric Lindell at Carrolton Station, 10:00 p.m., $20
Friday - The Greyboy Allstars + Grupo Fantasma at Tipitina’s, 9:00 p.m., $30
Saturday - Givers + Caddywhompus at Publiq House, 10:00 p.m., $17
Sunday - The Word at The Joy Theater, 10:00 p.m., $30
Saturday / Gardening workshop : As part of the Broad Street ReFresh Project's community programing, Sprout NOLA will host a gardening workshop concerned with straw bale gardens. The workshop will be held at Faubourg Farms (300 N Broad) at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public.
Sunday / Harbor Master Criterium race : In NOLA's final spring stretch of non-infernal temperatures, Semi-Tough Cycling Club and Yeah You Ride host an outdoor cycling race at the South Shore Harbor Marina (6701 Stars and Stripes Blvd) from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., at which racers from around the region will compete in 7 skill categories for prizes. The spectator-friendly event will also feature food from La Cocinita, brews from Pabst, music and a silent auction. The event is free and open to the public; $30 - $35 fee for racers (registration available online and on-site).
Check back tomorrow for a preview of the Harbor Master Criterium from collaborative cycling forum The HUB.