Wednesday, September 12/Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas Street): Sometimes you have to eat, drink, and be merry to keep investigating history, and if there’s any city that can do that, it’s you New Orleans. In order to help raise funds for TriPod, there will be a trivia night hosted by Urban South Brewery. Oh, but there’s more. There will be boiled seafood from Gulf Coast Crawfish Co. and beginning at 6:00 PM (until the end of trivia),Urban South Brewery is generously donating $1/pint of beer to WWNO for TriPod’s new website. So even though trivia kicks off at 7:00 PM, come early to eat, drink, and support. For full details on this event, you can check out their event page here.
Wednesday, September 12/Glitter Box N.O. (1109 Royal Street): Glitter Box is back with boxing babes. They will be hosting another Girl Code Self-Defense class with special guest Tasche De La Rocha from New Orleans Shaolin-Do. Tasche will break down some basic self-defense techniques and then they’ll have time to ask questions and share ideas for how to feel safe on the go. The class starts at 7:00 PM and goes until 8:00 PM. There is a sliding scale donation, and you can find out more about the event here.
Thursday, September 13/Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (938 Lafayette Square): The season is not just open for music and theater but publications as well. You can join in the celebration of fall issue of 64 Parishes Magazine (formerly known as Louisiana Cultural Vistas) at the Louisiana Humanities Center in New Orleans. The inaugural issue of 64 Parishes features a special section, guest edited by writer Alison Fensterstock, that explores 300 years of New Orleans music. Contributors include Ned Sublette, Gwendolyn Thompkins, Ladee Hubbard, Michael Tisserand, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin. There will be talks, music, and light refreshments all on the menu for this opening, which begins at 6:00 PM. For more details on the event, you can check out their event page here.
Friday, September 14/Pietra at 912 (912 Julia Street): Shotgun Cinema will begin their fall Full Aperture series in a new space, Pietra at 912 gallery (912 Julia St.). To kick off the new season, they’re presenting films from a trio of innovators – Abigail Child, Paul Glabicki, and Len Lye – whose virtuosic films explore motion and energy with delight. The entire program will be presented on 16mm film. Doors open at 7:30 PM, with films rolling at 8:00 PM. Admission is $8, cash or charge, with tickets available at the door the night of the screening only. You can find out full details here.
Saturday, September 15/Kingsley House (1600 Constance): The time has come to celebrate the Irish (said in Irish accent). Irish Fest New Orleans 2018 will be here this weekend, and they will be emphasizing Irish cultural traditions that enrich the lives of people in the region, through a highly visible, vibrant, and modern day celebration. Their vision is to raise awareness of the Irish arts, such as music, dance, visual art, and literature by infusing contemporary components with popular appeal. In other words, that will all be at the festival, along with food, activities, drinks, and community. The festival begins at 9:00 AM and goes until 7:00 PM. It will cost you $10. You can buy tickets here and find out more about the festival here.
Saturday, September 15/Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet): If you know Momma Tried, then you know of their love of aesthetics, which will be on display at the Ace on Saturday. The exhibition Winona Forever is an exploration of grunge aesthetics as they are misremembered by the Internet, examining how the past is mythologized by the act of remembering. Momma Tried investigates the contamination of our recollections, inviting the viewer to uncover a hidden narrative corroded by glitches in remembrance and perception. Through photography, interactive audio, and an archive of anachronistic mixed media, Winona Forever personifies the limited function of memories, which are not reflections of reality, but rather the brain’s impression of the last time it recalled something, like a Xerox of a Xerox. You get it? Go see it to get it even more. The exhibition begins at 6:30 PM and goes until 9:30 PM. For more details, check out their event page here.
Saturday, September 15/Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude Avenue): You may have heard that the Black Girl Giggles sketch team got into the Diversity in Comedy Festival in Los Angeles. If you haven’t, well, you now know. As most of us how search the Internet at 2:00 AM hoping to discover the pathway to cheap tickets, travel is expensive. You can help BGG get to Los Angeles by joining them for a comedy mash-up, featuring the best of our sketches, plus stand-up from Lauren Malara, Shaquita Griffin and more plus a headlining set by Ashleigh Branch. There is a $5 suggested donation, and the comedy starts at 8:00 PM. For full details on this event, you can check out their event page here.
Sunday, September 16/The Starlight (817 St. Louis): Sundays are sacred. Sometimes they belong to The Saints. Other times, they belong to dance. For the latter, DILE QUE NOLA and Tropik Vybe Dance Company have joined forces to host “Sunday Funday,” a New Orleans Dance Community Social at The Starlight. This venue has three rooms with wooden floors, perfect for dance shoes, as well as a balcony, patio, and fabulous drinks. So you can dance, take in some air, and sip a cocktail as you contemplate the end of one week and the beginning of another. Or, you can simply dance. They will be hosting these “Sunday Fundays” every first and third week of the month, so be on the lookout. Cover is $5, and you can find out full details here.