Things to do in NOLA Aug 8th – Aug 14th




Monday, August 8th

  • What: Lucky Bean Poetry Night
  • Where: Blue Cypress Books, 8123 Oak
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Join us for a poetry reading hosted by Lucky Bean Press, followed by an open mic. This event is free to attend. This month’s featured reader is Caroline Rowe.
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Tuesday, August 9th

  • What: Sincerely, Fantasy!
  • Where: Allways Lounge, 2240 Saint Claude
  • Time: 7:00-11:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Sincerely, Fantasy! “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on Acid” A 2-part Surreal-life panorama of performance-art and fairytale Double Sincerely
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Wednesday, August 10th

  • What: African American Genealogy with Gaynell Brady
  • Where: Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W Napoleon 
  • Time: 1:00-3:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Brady says there are many obstacles to overcome for African-Americans searching for their ancestors and she will discuss how to overcome them. Gaynell Brady has served as an interpretive park ranger for the National Park Service and as a museum educator at the Louisiana State Museum, National World War II Museum, and River Road African American Museum. Brady also is the owner and operator of Our Mammy’s, an educational resource that encourages children of all ages to research their family histories and use them as inspirational tools to combat obstacles.
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Thursday, August 11th

  • What: Hey Y’all Art Talk
  • Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp
  • Time: 12:30-1:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Join us for a participatory gallery tour. Meet at the admissions desk for a guided tour of Ogden Museum, home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of art from the Southern region of the United States. Louisiana residents enjoy free admission on Thursdays, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
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Friday, August 12th

  • What: HexFest 2022: A Weekend of Witchery in Old New Orleans
  • Where: Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans 
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: On August 12 –14, 2022, Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the Witches of New Orleans present HexFest: A Weekend of Witchery in Old New Orleans!
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Saturday, August 13th

  • What: No Laughing Matter: A Female Comedy Festival To Support Reproductive Rights 
  • Where: The Howlin Wolf, 907 S Peters
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Proceeds To Benefit The New Orleans Abortion Fund and Women with a Vision. GA Tickets are $15 in Advance and $20 Day of Show.
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Sunday, August 14th

  • What: The Krewe of the Rolling Elvi Present: Taking Care of Business for The Blood Center
  • Where: Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon 
  • Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: The Krewe of the Rolling Elvi is partnering with The Blood Center to hold a blood drive campaign to address the critical shortage in the blood supply. Please join us on Sunday, August 14th, from 11am-4pm to donate blood. In addition to the opportunity to donate blood on site, there will be bands and a dance showcase featuring some of the best krewes around. $5 w/ proof of blood donation. 
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