New Orleans To Do: Bayou Boogaloo, Press Street Prom, and machine A

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JAM DOWN BY THE BAYOU

May 15 – 17, 12pm, Bayou St. John

Get your canoes ready! The biggest free bayou festival hits this Friday though Sunday, with local music and art abounding at this year’s Bayou Boogaloo. The festival is hosted by MotherShip Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to encourage social change by improving the quality of life for Louisiana residents through the promotion of arts, culture, and recreation.

 

Magazine Street Art Market

SHOP THE MAGAZINE ART MARKET

May 15 – 16, 4pm, Dat Dog Magazine

Debuting this weekend, the Magazine Street Market will feature a weekly rotation of unique local artists and makers in the courtyard of Dat Dog Magazine. This market is brought to you by Relish Studio home of Monica Kelly Studio and Smallchalk. What’s not to love about new art markets in the city?

 

Press Street Prom

RELIVE YOUR PROM, BUT BETTER

May 15, 6pm, Press Street/Antenna Gallery

This year’s Press Street Prom will out do any high school prom you ever attended or didn’t attend – a great lineup of musical guests, professional prom photos, and art installations. Be sure to come dressed in your gaudiest attire because there will be cash prizes for the winners. Use goINVADE discount code [promdonation] for prom tickets.

 

77 Cents

LAUGH OUT LOUD AND CELEBRATE FEMALE COMEDIANS

May 17, 9:30pm, Hi-Ho Lounge

A multi-faceted show you won’t want to miss, 77 Cents: An Unapologetically Feminist Comedy Show and Coloring Book Release Party features a hilarious lineup of feminist comedians, danceable tunes from DJ Party Mom, and a newly released coloring book full of female comedians.

 

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CELEBRATE THE TRANSFORMATION TO SUMMER DRESS

May 16, 7pm, International House Hotel

Celebrate the ritual transformation to Summer Dress this Saturday. The streets of Havana meet the streets of New Orleans, two sister cities united by shared history, ritual, romance, and rebirth. Guests will enjoy savory food and exotic rhythms.

 

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ENJOY IMPROV IN ITS PUREST FORM

May 17, 7:30pm, Old Marquer Theater

Don’t miss one of Machine A’s last improv shows before their summer hiatus. With the return of Chris and Cecile, this show is sure to be one of the most hilarious. Tell a friend!

 

The Shop Upstairs

STOP BY THE SHOP UPSTAIRS FOR THIRD SATURDAY SALES

May 16, 10am, The Shop Upstairs at Church Alley Coffee

Every third Saturday of the month, The Shop Upstairs residents goINVADE, The Stacks, and Goods that Matter will celebrate alongside Mosquito Supper Club’s Cajun Brunch. Each purchase gets a 15% discount coupon off your next one. We love visitors, so hope to see you there!

 

Progression Music

CHILL OUT ON A TUESDAY NIGHT WITH FRESH NEW MUSIC

May 19, 9pm, Gasa Gasa

Every Tuesday, Progression Music Series brings you original music from local artists. This week features soul singer/songwriter Abeo, Progressive Existence with producer/DJ Rq Away and T-Ray the Violinist, and producer cavalier:cavalier. Relax and enjoy after a hard day’s work.