Thursday, June 13/Nostalgia Purgatory (8131 Plum Street): Ready to get personal, New Orleans? Because Broken Bone Bathtub (BBB) is about to make it personal. BBB is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity and connection. The audience takes on the role of Siobhan’s close friends; not only listening but sharing in their experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in the actual ritual of taking a bath. The production is running for the entire weekend with various dates. You can get tickets here as well as find out full details on their event page.
Friday, June 14/New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Circle): The Louisiana Architecture Foundation (LAF) is teaming up with the New Orleans Art Museum and the National Minority Architects, Louisiana chapter, to present the film The Black Museum. They will be giving audiences a sneak peek of one of the this year’s featured films the 2019 ADFF: NOLA film festival. The film, The Black Museum, directed by Oliver Hardt, takes the audience on a journey through the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.. Through 100,000 square feet of exhibition space spread across eight levels, the museum explores America’s history and culture through the lens of the African American experience. The film begins at 7:00, tickets are $15 (free for members, $10 for seniors, and $8 for students), and there will be a 30-minute panel discussion after the screening. For full details, you can check out their event page here.
Saturday, June 15/The Music Box Village (4557 N. Rampart): If you missed the last Tai Chi class at the Music Box, we’re sorry, but, have no fear and take some deep breaths because they’re doing it again. They’re offering the relaxing practice of Tai Chi in the beautiful outdoor space, The Music Box. The health-promoting Tai Chi instruction will run for one hour and then participants are encouraged to stick around and explore the Village as part of their public/open hours. This is a beginner’s class so no prior experience in Tai Chi is necessary. The class will run from 9:30-10:30 AM, it costs $15, and you can find out full details here.
Sunday, June 18/Marigny Opera House (725 St. Ferdinand): The Marigny Opera House is hosting The Wanting this Sunday. The Wanting is a new Deep South folk project, convened in New Orleans, Louisiana. These players weave their close-harmonies; a lonesome bluegrass sound thrust into modernity. Proudly defiant of country music tropes.The Wanting honors their myriad musical legacies while shedding the dust.
-the melody of the land, set to the rhythm of the people-
-high couture in sparse arrangements-
-debauchery and decadence through incantation-
The concert begins at 7:00 PM, there is a suggested donation of $15, and you can find out full details here.
Monday, June 17/The Lafitte Greenway (2101 St. Louis Street): If you haven’t gotten your sweat on yet this summer (who are we kidding), we have the perfect opportunity to pour out all of your insides. Friends of the Lafitte Greenway are putting on 12 weeks of free, all-levels, body positive outdoor yoga on the Greenway. That’s right, 12 weeks of moving, stretching, sweating, breathing, and sweating. All you need to bring is a friend (okay, that’s optional), water, and a towel. Also, this series is rain or shine. In the event of rain, yoga will move to the covered patio at Greenway Apartments, 2606 St. Louis St. (at Dorgenois). For full details on the event, you can check out their event page here.