Need plans this weekend? 10 things to do around New Orleans August 12-14 | Entertainment/Life

This Saturday, wear a scarlet dress for the Red Dress Run or break out the laundry for Dirty Linen Night. Charity runs, art markets and dance festivals are on the agenda this weekend in New Orleans. Here’s more of what’s happening August 12-14.

Sycere Martin, 10, left, walks hand-in-hand with her cousin, Bre Ricth, 4, after receiving free backpacks with school supplies.

The New Orleans Recreational Development Commission partners with iHeartMedia for a BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES OFFER at 10 a.m. Saturday. Families can stop at one of three locations to pick up the free kit with folders, pencils, notebooks and more: Morris FX Jeff Recreation Complex, 2529 General Meyers Ave., Algiers; Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans East; and Rosenwald Rec Center, 1120 S. Broad St., Uptown. Learn more here.


Voodoo Cultural Ambassadors Queen Kalindah Laveaux, left, and drummer Wesley Phillips visit exhibits at the new Backstreet Cultural Museum in Tremé.

For the month of August, museum goers can visit 20 participating New Orleans museums using a single membership. This interagency collaboration includes the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, Back Street Cultural Museum, Louisiana Children’s Museum, Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, National WWII Museum, New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and Newcomb Art Museum. Free admission during THE MONTH OF MUSEUMS is limited to two people per membership. Learn more here.

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Aheli Mukerji, left, and Stuart Scully, right, of the Salsa Ardiente Dance Company at the Bluebonnet Regional Library in Baton Rouge.

Dance workshops, rooftop pool parties, socials, professional performances and more are on the program for the fourth annual New Orleans SALSA BACHATA FESTIVAL Friday through Sunday at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St. The multi-genre dance festival will include styles like Latin salsa, bachata, kizomba, zouk, urban fusion, heels and ballroom. Day and weekend packages are available. Learn more here.


The Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run for members only takes off from Armstrong Park in search of the “hare” in New Orleans, Saturday, August 14, 2021. The official two-mile Red Dress Run was canceled this year in due to coronavirus concerns, according to the planning committee. Proof of vaccination was not required. (Photo by Sophia Germer,, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Lawyer)

The RACE IN RED DRESS, hosted by New Orleans Hash House Harriers, will return to the French Quarter on Saturday after a two-year hiatus. Participants dressed in an array of red dresses will gather at Crescent Park, 300 N. Peters St., at 9 a.m. for a pre-party, before starting the 2-mile race at 10 a.m. Profits will be distributed to local charities. Admission to the event is $65, which includes lunch and live music. Learn more here.


People gather for the Dr. Hal Baumgarten D-Day Commemoration ceremony and program at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans on Sunday, June 6, 2021. The program was one of many events at the museum on Sunday commemorating the 77th anniversary of D-Fête and the 21st anniversary of the museum. It was also the return of in-person commemoration events for the museum. (Photo by Brett Duke, | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Lawyer)

The National WWII Museum will commemorate the 20th anniversary of HBO’s award-winning miniseries “BAND OF BROTHERS” with a special cast and crew reunion on Saturday. The program includes a panel of producers, writers and directors detailing the creation of the series, a behind-the-scenes look at the filming process, stories from actors, an autograph session and a discussion with members of the family of the Easy Company. Veterans. The in-person event is sold out, but the museum will be offering a free live stream of the program. Learn more here.


White-clad art lovers flock to the Octavia Art Gallery along Julia Street as White Linen Night takes over the central business district of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

The DIGITAL REALITY The exhibit at the Octavia Art Gallery, 700 Magazine St., combines video, projections, hybrid paintings, holograms, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and companion paintings and limited edition prints for a unique technological experience. Featured artists include Jessica Bizer, Eric Hoffman, Naomie Kremer, Rebecca Rose, Dan Rule and Laria Saunders. The exhibition will continue until August 27. Learn more here.


People sit in the shade at the Crevasse 22 sculpture garden in Poydras on Sunday, May 16, 2021. (Photo by Brett Duke, | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Lawyer)

Watch a film made in Louisiana or paint in a sculpture garden Sunday at 11 a.m. at MID-SUMMER MINI FILM FESTIVAL in Crevasse 22 | River House, 8122 Saro Ln., St. Bernard. The film lineup includes “The True Don Quixote” with Tim Blake Nelson and Jacob Batalon. Artist Sabrina Smith will lead the ‘plein air’ painters around the gardens and surrounding woods for the landscape painting session. Back-to-school art supplies will also be provided. Learn more here.

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Carmo is a tropical restaurant with large spaces for special events in downtown New Orleans. (Staff photo by Ian McNulty, | The Times-Picayune)

Celebrate the seasons with dinner and drinks in August from the New Orleans Historic Collection FOOD FORUM. The event features a special menu created by food historian Jessica B. Harris and chef Dana Hann. Food from various vendors will showcase unique Southern Gulf and Caribbean influences. Dinner will begin Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Carmo Restaurant, 527 Julia St., New Orleans. Dinner tickets are on sale for $75 with an optional drink for $25. Learn more here.

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Classes will be held at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. in Metairie. Seating is limited and social distancing guidelines, including wearing masks, apply.

Writers of all levels of experience are welcome to the East Bank Regional Library this Saturday for a WRITER’S CLINIC, 4747 Napoleon Avenue West, Metairie. Author Stephen Rea will give a talk on creating three-dimensional characters at 9:30 a.m. Angus Woodard will follow at 11 a.m. with a presentation on the key ingredients of compelling stories. The clinic is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

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Dirty Linen Night – Craig Tracy Gallery – Frances Roberts-Gregory, Melanie Hart

Visit more than 30 art galleries in the French Quarter this Saturday between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for the 19th edition NIGHT DIRTY LINEN Party. The 500-900 blocks of Royal Street will be great fun as attendees immerse themselves in art, food and drink at various shops and galleries. Learn more here.

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