New Orleans To Do: Literary Luau, Oyster Fest, Dive-In

wildseeds black futures fest

CELEBRATE AT THE WILDSEEDS BLACK FUTURES FEST

May 28 – 31/5pm, Ibis Conservation Room

A four-day celebration of the creative praxis of artists, writers, and cultural workers of color in New Orleans. Works will engage you around issues of Afrofuturism, Black Science Fiction, and the Black radical and speculative imagination.

 

For Show NOLA

BUY SOME RAD ART

May 28/6pm, Eiffel Society

For Show NOLA returns with a part 2 and a great line-up of local artists. Make sure you bring extra cash because there will be some incredible art for sale. Snack on treats from We’ve Got Soul while watching live painting demonstrations.

 

The-Made-In-Mind-Social

MEET UP WITH CREATIVE MINDS

May 28/6pm, Bellocq

Surround yourself with local creatives at the May’s Made in Mind Social. Death to Stock Photo is making a stop on their road trip to join in the fun. Make sure to RSVP!

 

Literary Luau Big Class

SUPPORT OUR CREATIVE YOUTH

May 28/7pm, The Building at 1427 O.C. Haley

Imagine a Hawaiian vacation without setting foot in Hawaii. Big Class, a youth writing non-profit is bringing a fun-filled luau to the streets of New Orleans to help raise funds for a new youth writing center. Costumes are highly encouraged!

 

Oyster Fest

EAT ALL THE OYSTERS UNDER THE SUN

May 30 – May 31/12pm, Woldenburg Park

Dine on oyster creations from over 20 of the best New Orleans restaurants all while movin’ and shakin’ to live local music.

 

Eat Local Challenge

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO EAT LOCAL

May 30 – June 30/Various Locations

For the month of June challenge yourself to eat only food grown, caught, or raised within 200 miles of New Orleans. Let’s raise awareness for all of the benefits of locally sourced foods. Kick off the month of eating local on Saturday, May 30th at Zeitgeist starting at 6pm.

 

Cashew Co. Journal

JOIN CASHEW CO. FOR THEIR NEW ORLEANS EDITION RELEASE

May 30/7pm, TBA

Celebrate the release of Cashew Co.’s newest edition featuring New Orleans heavy hitters in art, music, and culture. Check back on Cashew Co. for the location.

 

Detroit

WATCH THE FUNNIEST BBQ PARTY

June 3 – June 21/8pm (3pm on Sundays) Ashe Powerhouse Theater

Join Ben, Mary, Shannon and Kenny on a hilarious journey at a quintessential American barbeque. Be sure to arrive early for the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Susan Smith Blackburn Award-nominated DETROIT.

 

Couches June 3

KICK BACK AND RELAX AT COUCHES

June 3/9pm, Gravier Street Social

Couches returns to Gravier Street Social for a relaxing Wednesday evening. This month featuring laid back vibes from RQ Away and an all instrumental set from Harbinger Project with special guest Baron Amato.

 

W French Quarter

DIVE IN AT THE W FRENCH QUARTER

June 4/6:30pm, W French Quarter

Just as the temperature is rising, the W French Quarter invites you to take a dive in their pool while enjoying a throwback movie. Small bites and cocktails will be included. Arrive early for a guaranteed seat in the pool.