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Weekend Picks: Chamber Music, Filthy Linen Night, and More

An inaugural chamber music festival, fundraisers, arts events, and more.

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The Art Garage on St. Claude Avenue hosts Filthy Linen Night. (Photo via Facebook)

Missed on White Linen and Dirty Linen? St. Claude Avenue comes through with a delightful (and still artistic) parody: Filthy Linen Night. All weekend, an inaugural festival celebrates chamber music in the Crescent City, and the Old U.S. Mint celebrates ‘Fess with a special concert on Friday. Toast moonshine at City Park or join in on the “Great American Bar Crawl,” but don’t forget to pay it forward with a special fundraiser for Louisiana flood victims at Urban South Brewery. All the details are below.

The Manhattan Chamber Players in concert. (Photo via Crescent City Chamber Music Festival)

All Weekend

1. Crescent City Chamber Music Festival This inaugural festival puts on two free performances over the weekend, including a performance at Tulane’s Dixon Hall on Friday at 7 p.m. and a performance at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. Aiming to introduce chamber music to new audiences, the fest also features a craft beer pairing on Thursday (see Lagniappe for more information).


2. Moonshine Fever City Park hosts this fundraiser Friday night at 7:30 p.m., featuring open beer bars, apple pie moonshine shots, and all the carnival rides you could ask for (note: shots and Tilt-a-Whirls are not necessarily a good combination). One entree (think comfort food like barbecued chicken and Texas toast) is included with your ticket price, and proceeds benefit the park. Tickets $30.

3. NOLA Pay It Forward Fundraiser Thirty percent of all beer sales on Friday at Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas St.) will enter the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund, benefitting flood victims. Live music and food trucks will be on site, so make it your mission to stick around awhile as you support a deserving cause.

4. Mo’Fess at the Old U.S. Mint —  At 7 p.m., hear a tribute to Professor Longhair’s musical style featuring prominent musicians like Earl Gordon, Billy Gregory, and Tom Worrell. Tickets are $10.50 online or at the door.

Urban South Brewery. (Photo via Facebook)


5. Filthy Linen Night — This Linen Night parody takes place at The Art Garage on  St. Claude Avenue, showcasing the local art community. There’s food (food trucks, specifically), free rum drinks, contests, exhibits, and more starting at 6 p.m. Free.


Craft Beer and Chamber Music At 6 p.m. on Thursday, the inaugural Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (see above!) hosts a special, free performance at Urban South Brewery. Beer is an unlikely but delicious pairing to the sounds of chamber music: special flights are available for purchase.

“Voices of Progress: Twenty Women Who Changed New Orleans” — On Saturday at 2 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection presents a discussion in conjunction with its current exhibition, “Voices of Progress: Twenty Women Who Changed New Orleans.” Local political activists Doratha “Dodie Smith-Simmons and Sybil Haydel Morial will speak about their experiences advocating for change at this free event.

The Great American Bar Crawl: New Orleans — On Saturday starting at 2 p.m., head to Bourbon Street for The Great American Bar Crawl, now featuring a charitable component: $5 of every ticket will benefit the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund. Tickets (with the option to simply donate) available online