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Sunday, February 13, 2022

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Bring your Valentine to BK House on Sunday, February 13 and be serenaded by the sweet sounds of Bon Bon Vivant! Along with their usual upbeat repertoire, Bon Bon Vivant will play some of the greatest love songs of all time.

Doors open at 6:00pm with the performance starting at 6:30pm.

This is a Bring Your Own Beverage event! We suggest bringing extra cups and bottle openers with you. Refreshments and treats will also be available!

About The Band:

Bon Bon Vivant is an indie band from New Orleans that electrifies audiences across the country with their signature blend of jazz/ americana/ dark ballads and up-tempo indie dance rock. BBVs original music pays homage to the bawdy New Orleans sound while infusing an indie flavor that leaves a lasting mark on listeners. This genre bending band's original songs are joyous, fierce, honest and heartbreaking as they chronicle life and all it entails through the sounds of the minor keys. Bon Vivant : a person who enjoys a sociable and luxurious lifestyle appreciating food, drink, and music.A live performance of Bon Bon Vivant embodies this spirit of revelry and celebration. BBV honors this philosophy and the city where they live, New Orleans. The band experiments with high energy dance music and dark, sensual melodies with lyrics like "start living now while you've got living left.” This music embodies the duality of enjoying the light because the darkness is always near!

A true family band. Helmed by songwriter /front-woman Abigail Cosio and her husband, saxophonist Jeremy Kelley, sister-harmony by Glori Cosio. Abigail’s rich lyrics are complemented perfectly by the blood harmonies of the two Cosio sisters creating a hauntingly beautiful soundscape to this already big sound. The bands unique instrumentation is also a thing to watch, a Sousaphone and Accordian make this bands sound stand out among the noise leaving listeners reaching to identify what kind of music this is that they are hearing. With brass horns and a rotating cast of New Orleans musicians coming through, this sound is alive and something to experience.

 

Per City of New Orleans COVID-19 Guidelines, everyone in attendance must wear a mask and anyone 5 years of age or older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR/antigen test within 72 hours.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Filmmaker Jason Berry joins clarinetist Dr. Michael White and choreographer Monique Moss in the presentation of this unique film. City of a Million Dreams explores New Orleans' rich history of burial traditions while focusing on race relations in American society.

The showing of the film will begin at 6pm at the Beauregard-Keyes House and be followed by a panel discussion with Mr. Berry, Dr. White, and Ms. Moss.

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About the Film:

Famous the world over, jazz funerals have origins shrouded in mystery. Filmed over twenty-two years, City of a Million Dreams explores race relations at a tearing time in American society. Burial traditions train a lens on the unique and resilient culture of New Orleans. City of a Million Dreams draws from the 2018 book of the same title by Jason Berry.

Deb Cotton, an African American and observant Jew, leaves “hard-hearted Hollywood” for New Orleans, and becomes a chronicler of the parading clubs spawned by 19th century burial societies. Her zeal for the city grows as she becomes a blogger for Gambit Weekly, adopting the handle “Big Red Cotton.” As Deb explores her adopted culture, Dr. Michael White, a prolific clarinetist and New Orleans native, plays “the widow’s wail” on his clarinet, a cry of lamentation in the funeral marches.

White’s transcendent music also includes joyous peals for the soul’s cutting-loose, which happens when the band leaves the cemetery, followed by dancers in what New Orleanians call “the second line.” Risen in the ranks of brass bands, White, too, is on a journey of self-discovery, seeking clues about his ancestor who played at the dawn of jazz. White says of jazz funerals: “For someone dealing with American racism and trying to figure out your place in this life…you can be transformed into another world that really sets you free.”

Per City of New Orleans COVID-19 Guidelines, everyone in attendance must wear a mask and anyone 5 years of age or older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR/antigen test within 72 hours.

arKIDtecture Summer Camp 2022

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This week-long summer camp will explore the past and present day architecture of New Orleans through a variety of fun and engaging, hands-on activities that include games, art, building, and more!

Camp will take place in the Beauregard-Keyes Historic House, a home that was built almost 200 years ago and serves as an architectural marvel of the 19th century. While learning about the master craftsmen responsible for building this house and others, campers will participate in live demonstrations and take numerous field trips around the French Quarter.

This camp is for students ages 8-13. Before and after care will be available as an add on.

There will be three, one week sessions offered.

 

Click on the button below for the session you would like to register for:

After registering through Eventbrite, parents will be sent a camper information form.

For more information email chris@bkhouse.org or call (504) 523-7257.

 
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