We’ve got your weekend: Surrounding the turkey

Thursday, November 23/House of Blues (225 Decatur Street): On Thanksgiving Day, House of Blues opens its doors to all in need of a hot, home cooked meal. In its 23rd year, Feeding the Souls is an annual tradition, and their aim is to give back. Grace House, Bridge House, Hope House, Ozanam- Serving the Homeless, St. Jude Community Center, and Project Lazarus are a few of the several non-profit organizations to be served on Thanksgiving Day. They are always looking for volunteers, so check out House of Blues for how you can pitch in. 

Saturday, November 25/Congo Square:  BreakOUT! New Orleans’ will be holding its third annual Trans Day of Remembrance, Resilience and Resistance Celebration. All are welcome to join queer and trans youth to come together in community, invest in queer and trans people of color in New Orleans, shine a light on criminalization, and recognize the resilience and resistance of our local QTPoC (queer & trans people of color). There will be healers, vendors, artists, cooks, performers and more, including a shakedown dance contest! It all begins at 1:00 PM and will finish up around 5:00 PM. For full details, check out their event page

Sunday, November 26/Art Klub (1941 Arts): Flock is making a landing come Monday with The Aesthetics of Garbage, which  is an ongoing research laboratory for projects that scavenge, explore and reflect on discarded ideas. Curated by FLOCK and lasting the duration of Prospect 4, artists Ann Glaviano, Nick Shamblott, Caitlin Adams, Milo Daemgen, and Meryl Murman will engage with each other, collaborating artists and the public in critical conversations and experiments that respond to cultural artifacts, lost causes, abandoned plans, and forgotten ideas through various media. Opening night is Monday, Novembr 26 and the show runs until February 17. Check out Art Klub for full details. 

Tuesday, November 28/Roosevelt Hotel (130 Roosevelt Way): A storied New Orleans tradition returns on Tuesday, Nov. 28.  The Roosevelt Hotel is kicking off the holiday season, and this year is particularly special as the family of Fats Domino will be The Roosevelt’s official lobby lighters and flip the switch to light. Their annual lobby lighting will take place promptly at 5:15 PM, followed by a champagne toast honoring Fats Domino. Time to ring-a-ding-ding and bring in the holiday season. 


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