Wednesday, September 6/Longue Vue House and Gardens (7 Bamboo Road): Sometimes it is difficult to get back into the swing of things when the past weekend served up Southern Decadence and a Monday off. Yet, you can still put your mind at ease in the mid week. Gather under the shady oaks at Longue Vue to decompress, de-stress, and come back to center. Dr. Jess Tregle will lead a mindfulness meditation designed to help you greet the rest of the week. There is a suggested donation of $10, and they have a back-up rain location in the playhouse, so rain or shine, there will be meditation. It all begins at 6:00 PM and goes until 7:00 PM, and they ask that you arrive a few minutes early. For more information about this and other events at Longue Vue, check out their site.
Wednesday, September 6/The Three Keys at the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet): There’s no better way to drift out of reality than with dreamy cello waves and experimental edges with Helen Gillet. Plus, at this +1 concert, she will be featuring drummer Doug Garrison of The Iguanas. This concert is free, open to the public, and starts at 9:00 PM. For more information about the show, check out their event page here.
Friday, September 8/Poor Boys Bar (1328 St. Bernard Ave): Now that you’ve meditated and gotten lost in the whirly sounds of Helen Gillet, it is time to shake off your inhibitions for a good cause. WHIV FM is hosting their free monthly dance party featuring WHIV’s Djs spinning toe-tappers and floor bangers for your delight on the 1s and 2s, so you can break a sweat. Oh, there are also $5 drink specials. The dancing begins at 10:00 PM and goes until 1:00 AM. For more details, check out their event page here.
Saturday, September 9/Staple Goods (1340 St. Roch): A new exhibit called “In Pieces” will be opening this weekend, and it is featuring six artists that explore the medium of collage. The show will feature: Jacqueline Bishop, Sally Heller, Jeremy Jones, Norah Lovell, Michael Pajón, and Monica Zeringue. The exhibit opens at 6:00 PM and will be open until 9:00 PM. This exhibit is free, open to the public, and can be read about here.