Don’t miss events for June 19-25, 2014 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Sallie Ann Glassman, a Vodou practitioner born in Maine of Jewish/Ukrainian heritage, makes offering to a shrine of a Louisiana Creole Vodou practitioner Marie Laveau before a head washing/Vodou baptism ceremony on St. John's Eve on the pedestrian bridge of Bayou St. John in New Orleans, Sunday, June 23, 2013.

THURSDAY

Beer and Books

The library experience may be complete, now that the Robert E. Smith Branch in Lakeview has scheduled a beer-tasting to accompany authors Jerry Labadie and Argyle Wolfe-Knapp as they discuss their book, “New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing.” Complimentary refreshments. 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19. 6301 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, (504) 596-2638. Free.

SATURDAY

Bourbon & Burlesque

Celebrate the art of burlesque and the best of New Orleans with the Billion Dollar Baby Dolls, Fleur de Tease and the Storyville Starlettes. Bourbon House will serve bourbon, with gourmet food by chef Daryl Nesbit. 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, June 21, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St. New Orleans.

MONDAY

St. John’s Eve Headwashing

An event that has caught on in Mid-City in recent years, the annual New Age/Vodou ritual attracts scores of white-clad believers and curiosity-seekers to the Magnolia Footbridge over Bayou St. John. Organizers from Salvation Botanica and La Source Ancienne Ounfo suggest participants wear white with a white headscarf and prepare to get muddy. Appropriate offerings for hairdresser and voodoo icon Marie Laveau include food, blue and white candles, and barrettes. 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23. Free.

WEDNESDAY

OperaCreole

Celebrating the Creole roots of classical music in New Orleans, OperaCreole’s mission is to preserve and perform lost works, as well as to entertain with familiar ones. At the Puccini Bar @ Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St. Wednesday, June 25, 7 p.m. Performance is free; park for $5.