At poetry brothel, the meter’s running
It’s an evening of “perverse poesy and decadent diversion” at the All Ways Lounge, as poets including Mam’zelle Cherie Louve, Jack Prince and Scarlett O’Heresy offer rhymes for money. The New Orleans Poetry Brothel presents the event, called “The Confessions,” at 9 p.m. Thursday. It includes guest readings, burlesque, tarot cards and stilting. Victorian or steampunk costumes rewarded with free verse. All Ways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude, $10.
Regatta for a cause
Enjoy spring sunshine and a view of sailboats at the 2013 Leukemia Cup Regatta in New Orleans this weekend. Sailors take to Lake Pontchartrain for a weekend of competitive sailboat racing, and landlubbers come out to the Southern Yacht Club to cheer them on. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Party at 6 p.m. Saturday features food, music, silent auction. Go to http://www.leukemiacup.org/msla or call (504) 837.0945.
‘Soul at the Bowl’
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame artist Tab Benoit and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Percy Sledge bring swamp and blues to the bowling alley at 9 p.m. Saturday. Reserved seating available, along with advance ticket purchases. Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3000 St. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, (504) 861-1700.