New Orleans To Do: Music Box Roving Village, Pizza Poetry, & Young Fathers

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Music

Dance to the sounds of Young Fathers

Pop disguised as psychedelic hip-hop.

Scottish hip-hop group Young Fathers (all coincidentally named after their fathers) makes a stop in New Orleans on their 33-date US tour. Bringing an electrifying presence and passion to the stage, this trio will have you groovin’ on your feet. Get there early for musical treats from MAS YSA and AF the NAYSAYER.

April 16/8pm, Republic

 

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Literature

Write for Pizza Poetry 2015

Get poetic, then eat pizza.

April is Pizza Poetry Month! Big Class, a local youth writing program, is celebrating the power of youth voices, one pizza at a time. On April 17,, students’ work will be published on pizza boxes from participating restaurants, with 10% of sales donated to Big Class. Go out, eat pizza, and support the city’s creative youth.

April 17, Reginelli’s, Pizza Delicious, Magazine Pizza, Garage Pizza, Mid City Pizza, and G’s Pizza

 

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Books+ Art

Welcome the newest addition to O.C. Haley

INVADE now has a storefront in parternship with Goods that Matter and The Stacks. The collaborative space offers a curated selection of art and design books, magazines, handmade goods, gifts, notebooks, and totes. Come celebrate with us this Saturday!

April 18/10am, Church Alley Coffee Bar

 

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Music

Explore the Music Box Roving Village

New Orleans Airlift opens the Music Box to the public. Starting this Sunday, visitors can learn more about the project from various speakers. Guests can enjoy musical performances on select Jazz Fest days.

Talks: April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10/Performances: April 24/8:30pm, May 8 & 9/7pm & 9pm, City Park

 

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Do It Yourself

Join the coolest Zine Club in the city

The Alvar Branch of the New Orleans Public Library has teamed up with the New Orleans Comic & Zine Fest to bring you a festive party celebrating zines. All ages are welcome to join. There will be readings, zine making, music, and more!

April 22/4pm, Alvar Library

 

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Theater

Laugh out loud at The New Movement Presents: Knock-Out

Comedic theater boxing match.

TNM’s newest monthly comedy competition, Knock-Out brings sketch, improv, and stand-up shows head to head for the laugh battle of their lives. Every Wednesday in April, the audience votes for who goes on to challenge the next week’s show.

April 22, April 29/8pm The New Movement Theater.