Bayou Boogaloo is this weekend. This year’s festival will feature three days of music, food and fun with special land (for those that enter by foot) or water access tickets (for intrepid canoe, kayak or party barge attendees). In addition to great musical acts, there will be a kids’ activity area, a comedy stage, yoga and more. So, grab your sunscreen, your favorite chair and hit the bayou. I’ll be selling beer near the comedy stage with all tips benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. See you there!

Summer is a great time to get growing. Uptown Provisions has a wide selection of succulents and cacti that are the perfect way to get started if you’re unsure of the color of your thumb. Crazy Plant Bae may become your plant go-to guru. They offer plant sales as well as plant design, workshops, events and more. If you’re looking to connect with other gardeners, learn about composting or volunteer to help raise greens and veggies, check out Sprout NOLA. There’s always something growing and going on.

Summer is almost here, which for many families means the search for summer camps and activities is on. Ricrack NOLA is offering weeklong sewing classes June through July for kids ages 8 through 12. Campers will learn sewing basics from conception to cutting, measuring and hand and machine sewing. Classes are limited to six, so call for details sooner rather than later. Ricrack is dedicated to helping people learn how to sew, grow their craft and share skills with the community. 

Get your dancing shoes ready, Flashmob New Orleans is holding a four-week series of dance instruction classes from May 20 through June 10 each Saturday at 2 p.m. The “Summer of Dance, Love & Pride” will celebrate “the origins of dance culture, movement, and will conclude with several secret flash mob performances coinciding with Summer 2023.” The series is open to the public. Cost: is $10 per class / $40 for the entire workshop. To register, call 504-453-6991, or follow this link.