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Weekend Radar: May 19th to May 21st, 2017

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Boogie down at Bayou Boogaloo, witness history at La Flamenca (this opera has never been performed in its entirety in America until now), and find new threads and decor to match the vibrance of mid-spring!

Photo above via Gambit

Lagniappe – Thursday, May 18th

Pinay Tambay: A Filipino Food Social
Grow On @ 2358 Urquhart St.
5 PM to 9 PM

Pinay Tambay: A Filipino Food Social
with Pinoy street grub prepared by Elenna Canlas, featuring local ingredients, produce from the farm garden, and Philippine imports.
TAMBAY::hang out
IHAWAN::grilled bbq
SINANGAG::garlic fried rice
ATCHARA::pickled green papaya
LUMPIA::egg roll
MABUHAY::L I V E dat G O O D life [via Pinay Tambay]

Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May 21st

OperaCréole presents La Flamenca
Marigny Opera House @ 725 St. Ferdinand St.
7 PM

Set in 19th-century Cuba, the opera tells the story of a Creole songstress, her troubled love for a Spanish military officer, and her dramatic struggles in the conflict for Cubas independence. La Flamenca (1903) was written by Lucien Lambert, a composer of New Orleans Creole heritage, and a student of the great Jules Massenet. Produced to acclaim in Paris, the opera has never been performed in its entirety in America. We intend to bring the work to life on the stage of the Marigny Opera House in May, 2017. [via Marigny Opera House]

Bayou Boogaloo
Bayou St. John @ Orleans Ave.
See website for full schedule

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo brings three days of live music, craft vendors, a kids’ stage, paddleboat races and more to Bayou St. John, stretching from Lafitte Avenue to Dumaine Street. Music begins at 5 p.m. Friday with Alfred Banks and Caesar Brothers’ Funkbox featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo. Zigaboo Modeliste and his Funk Revue and Tank & the Bangas also perform. The Saturday lineup includes Cracker, Cupid, Chris Thomas King, Water Seed, New Breed Brass Band, The Deslondes, Stoop Kids and others. Sunday features Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Charlie Wooton Project, Marco Benevento, Mia Borders, Sean Ardoin & Zydekool and The Holy Warriors with Bill Summers, Helen Gillet, James Singleton, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and others. The festival also features paddle boat races, a bicycle pub crawl, arts and crafts for kids. Boats are welcome. Swimming in Bayou St. John is not recommended. Free admission. [via Gambit]

Friday, May 19th

Garden Marbles Album Release Party!
Siberia @ 2227 St. Claude Ave.
9 PM

Adrienne Edson presents Garden Marbles
Friday May 19th rings in the album release party at Siberia! Featuring special guests:
Pony Hunt
The Garden Marbles have crafted an unconventional sonic playground to support the folk songs of writer Adrienne Edson. The lyrics are born from the nurtured collision of waking metaphors and dreaming realities; the music swirls with the very same feel. [via Garden Marbles]

Latin Night in the Garden!
Hotel Storyville @ 1261 Esplanade
6:30 PM to 10 PM

Dance to awesome Latin sounds by Margie Perez and Muevelo! $10 cover – can pay at door. Delicious Latin cuisine, beverages, and cigars available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 pm; band from 7:00-10:00 pm.



Saturday, May 20th

The Bazaar Flea & Vintage Sale!
Press St. Gardens @ 7 Press St.
11 AM to 5 PM

The Bazaar is back again serving you NOLA’s finest flea and vintage market! As always, drinks, food, live music and friends! Come get some new summer threads! [via The Bazaar NOLA]




In the SoFAB Kitchen with Chef Jacob Cureton
Southern Food & Beverage Museum @ 1504 Oretha Castle Haley
3 PM to 4 PM

Join the Southern Food & Beverage Museum to welcome Executive Chef Jacob Cureton of Annunciation Restaurant for a demonstration and sampling on May 20th. Annunciation Restaurant is known for Chef Cureton’s delicious modern Creole & Southern cuisine. The program begins at 3 PM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, samples are first come first serve. Free with museum admission. [via SoFAB]


Photo by Cory James Photography

Esther Rose | Julie Odell | Shannon Ridout
Siberia @ 2227 St. Claude Ave.
6 PM to 9 PM

We’re huge fans of Julie Odell and are constantly hypnotized by the range of high notes she hits so effortlessly. She names her influences as “people watching, solitude, stepping in gum, birds with calls that sound like laughs, full moons, travelling puppet shows, motorcycle rides, cupcakes and pie, warm breeze, stretching, walking with a purpose through the french quarter with no purpose at all, and sitting next to the Mississippi River.” Satisfy your curiosity and hear her live.

Water Seed – We Are Stars CD Release Party
Blue Nile @ 532 Frenchmen
11 PM to 2 AM

Water Seed is a progressive innovative band that dares to bring musicianship, dexterity and creativity back to a genre that needs every bit of it. Featuring Cyril Neville’s Swamp Funk. [via Water Seed]



Sunday, May 21st

45th Annual Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association Home Tour
Starts at Washington Square Park @ 700 Frenchmen St.
12 PM to 4 PM (Tickets on sale at 11:30 AM)

Featuring The Michalopoulos Studio, New Architecture on Burgundy Street, and Book signing with Historian and Author Keith Weldon Medley, is a Self-Guided Walking Tour in the Marigny Triangle. [via Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association]


Storyville Art Market Eddyfest
Hotel Storyville @ 1261 Esplanade Ave.
12 PM to 5 PM

The market showcases local and regional artists selling paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal art, sculpture, photography, textiles, crafts and more. There’s live music and food. [via Gambit]

Soulful Grooves and Funky Brews featuring DJ Soul Sister
NOLA Brewing @ 3001 Tchouiptoulas St.
4 PM to 8 PM

DJ Soul Sister will be spinning soulful grooves while the NOLA Brewery tap room will be pouring funky brews to benefit Women with a Vision Inc. during our Sunday afternoon dance party. Women with a Vision Inc. (WWAV) is a community based non profit that works to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families and communities. Their focus on health promotion and community outreach has expanded to include policy-level initiatives that negatively effect women and communities of color within Louisiana and elsewhere. [via Women with a Vision Inc.]

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