We’ve got your weekend: Outside yourself

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

Saturday, September 9-Sunday September 10/The Frenchman Hotel (417 Frenchmen Street): From the people who brought you Chet’s Summer Vacation, Intramural Productions presents Cowboy Mouth, a play by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith. This play will travel you back in time to 1971 where you can step inside the room at the Chelsea Hotel, where Cavale (Grace Kennedy) and Slim (Howe Pearson) have been holed up with a drum kit, a dead crow and their dreams. This play was written by Shepard and Smith in their early years, and it is a portrait of two fantastic freaks who have fallen under one another’s spell as they attempt to break into the heart of rock & roll. There will be a total of 6 shows (Saturday and Sunday at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10:00 PM). Tickets are $10 and you can get more information here


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