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Vegan with Soul - Art in Darkness

New Orleans, United States

Experience hosted by Lakeba

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Art Meets Darkness
Guests arrive and are welcomed and briefed about our upcoming journey into darkness. We invite our audiences into the world of imagination and exploration. Music, storytelling, and culinary arts come together to ignite the often less used senses of touching, hearing, smelling and tasting to break down our traditional reliance upon sight, thereby illuminating the minds of our audience.

Guests will 1st enjoy the intimate Pitch Dark concert with world renowned artist Kelly Love Jones and then journey over to a private dinner with Vegan Chef NOLA ....Chef Lakeba Angelle'.

The 3-course dinner is served in a small and intimate setting with a cuisine that honors and celebrates New Orleans' rich and vibrant culture.

Both the artist engage audiences into a feed back discussion about their experience(s) with the event. Guests are invite to take photos with the artists and are sent home with a keepsake CD.

Pitch Dark encourages people to experience the naturalistic
environment that surrounds them, the beat of the drum, the rhythm of their hearts, the love in the food, and the raised energy that is transmitted
throughout this ‘remote’, yet universal village.
Other things to note
Most of this experience involves darkness. We ask that cell phones are turned off. There is no smoking or drinking of alcoholic beverages. Guests needing special assistance should reach out to us.
Art Meets Darkness
Guests arrive and are welcomed and briefed about our upcoming journey into darkness. We invite our audiences into the world of imagination and exploration. Music, storytelling, and culinary arts come together to ignite the often less used senses of touching, hearing, smelling and tasting to break down our traditional reliance upon sight, thereby illuminating the minds of our audience.

Guests will 1st enjoy the…

What's included

  • Food
    Real New Orleans Vegan Meal
  • Drinks
    Non-Alcoholic Beverage with dinner
  • Equipment
    Keepsake CD

Meet your host, Lakeba

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 40 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Kelly Love Jones - Native New Orleans Musician fusing World, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Soul with a New Orleans swag.... Big Easy Award Winner, Best Of The Beat Nominee, Creative Loafing’s “Singer/Songwriter of the Year,” & United Nations Appointed “Messenger Of Truth” (for inspiring youth). Opened for Lenny Kravitz, Meshell N’Degeocello, Stephen Marley, Steel Pulse, Arrested Development.

Vegan Chef NOLA - Native
NOWFE Award Winner 2017
Incredible Vegan Food Artist "A Gorgeous Spirit" - Lillie Lewis Project.
Phenomenal Vegan Chef transforming NOLA Vegan Scene. Your senses won't believe it!
Kelly Love Jones - Native New Orleans Musician fusing World, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Soul with a New Orleans swag.... Big Easy Award Winner, Best Of The Beat Nominee, Creative Loafing’s “Singer/Songwriter of the Year,” & United Nations Appointed “Messenger Of Truth” (for inspiring youth). Opened for Lenny Kravitz, Meshell N’Degeocello, Stephen Marley, Steel Pulse, Arrested Development.

Vegan Chef NOLA - Native
NOWFE Award Winner 2017
Incredible Vegan Food Artist "A Gorgeous Spi…
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From $90
/ person
No dates available

Where you'll be

Guests will arrive to the historic Treme Neighborhood of New Orleans and spend their experience in a traditional New Orleans Shotgun Double House where one side has been transformed into an intimate aerospace and the other remains an Airbnb.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

Shayla
April 2019
A very memorable and unique experience. Our senses were heightened with the performance and the food. We will definitely tell people to try this experience and we will come back again.
Pedro & Monica
April 2019
This experience was absolutely wonderful. The music in the dark gives you a whole new perspective and feels similar to a guided meditation. The exterior of the building made us think we were in the wrong place, but inside is a serene and peaceful atmosphere that puts you instantly at ease. Our hosts could not have been more kind and gracious. The conversations were real and connected. I would recommend this to everyone!
This experience was absolutely wonderful. The music in the dark gives you a whole new perspective and feels similar to a guided meditation. The exterior of the building made us…
David
April 2019
Well, I must admit we were skeptical at first with the concept. But it became the most talked about activity we did. We arrived too early and messed up a little of the surprise but she was ok with it. To describe what takes place takes away the uniqueness of the concept they have made. Suffice to say that even tho the music presentation is done in pitch darkness, there was nothing spooky or scary about it. The food featured vegetarian and was delicious. (and im not vegetarian) Don't pass this up. it will be something to talk about for a long time.
Well, I must admit we were skeptical at first with the concept. But it became the most talked about activity we did. We arrived too early and messed up a little of the surprise b…
Hannah
March 2019
Entering the front door, I knew we were embarking on something really sacred and special. That continued to build and build throughout the entire experience. These women are passionate about creating a uniquely soulful experience that embodies the slow calm energy that allows things to really happen. I was absolutely moved by the music, the hospitality, the food- I hardly have words! After a day of hustle and bustle, we had a completely solo time and it was just the reset I needed (on so many different levels). Being able to experience this in such a small group was unbelievable- just the night prior they served 74 people, as this experience is now also being held in a theatre! I can’t wait to see how Lakeba and Kelly ignite and develop their passions further. As vegans, we were so grateful to be able to indulge without worry! And lastly, Lakeba went above and beyond to make the dates work for our short visit. I have so much gratitude that I’m nearly overflowing!! Lakeba and Kelly, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love and light. I’m breathing more slowly now..
Entering the front door, I knew we were embarking on something really sacred and special. That continued to build and build throughout the entire experience. These women are passio…
Jillian
March 2019
This was a very good way to have a meaningful experience with locals and unplug from what can sometimes be sensory overload with Bourbon street and the city experience. The food was wonderful, the entertainment was moving and the discussions were thought provoking. I would encourage everyone to take part in this artistic, sensory and mindful experience💜
This was a very good way to have a meaningful experience with locals and unplug from what can sometimes be sensory overload with Bourbon street and the city experience. The food wa…
Tesa
March 2019
This was one of the highlights of my visit to New Orleans. A truly unique experience that was thought provoking in the gentlest and most comfortable manner. Lakeba prepared a delicious meal and fed us with such care and with such a personal touch.
This was one of the highlights of my visit to New Orleans. A truly unique experience that was thought provoking in the gentlest and most comfortable manner. Lakeba prepared a delic…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Open & relaxed mindset

Cheerfulness