We've got your weekend: Comedic commercials, punk barbecue and MAAFA
Wednesday / Goodnight Show season finale : The Goodnight Show -- consisting of live, comedic commercials -- will round out their third season with a special performance at Cafe Istanbul (2372 St. Claude) at 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.). The season finale will feature a dance performance from the 610 Stompers, live music from the Original Pinnettes Brass Band and a stand-up set from Goodnight director Duncan Pace. Tickets ($10) are available at the door or at Satsuma in the Bywater (3218 Dauphine) until 3 p.m.
Friday / “Sustenance” opening reception : Mid City cocktail bar and gallery space Treo (3835 Tulane Ave.) will host an opening reception for their new show “Sustenance,” featuring a collection of works focused on food and beverages, at 6:30 p.m. It will be curated by Emily Lovejoy and will have works by Lovejoy, Claudia Lynch, Lauren Soboul and more. The reception is free and open to the public. “Sustenance” will be on display until July 31.
Saturday / 15th annual MAAFA commemoration : The Ashe CAC will present their annual MAAFA commemoration, dedicated paying tribute to African ancestors who died during the Middle Passage. Beginning at 7 a.m. at Congo Square in Armstrong Park, the ceremony will include multi-denominational words of healing, ancestral songs, a tribute to indigenous people of Louisiana and the releasing of white peace doves. Following, drummers, musicians, Mardi Gras Indians and African dancers will lead the procession from Congo Square through historic Tremé, to St. Augustine Catholic Church (the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Slave), then through the French Quarter -- with pauses at Café Maspero and the Royal Orleans Hotel, where slave auctions regularly took place and slave masters transacted business and finally toward the Mississippi River. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to dress in white.
Saturday / Pelican Pow Wow Barbecue : As part of the programming for Pelican Pow Wow’s a punk music festival, the record house will host a barbecue from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Spellcaster Lodge (3052 St. Claude). In addition to barbecue food available to purchase, the event will feature live musical performances from Cherry Pits, Heavy Lids and Liquor & Lies. Admission is $5, tickets available for purchase online and at the Mellow Mushroom and Eucid Records.
Sunday / Southern Decadence Brunch : Southern Decadence will host a benefit brunch, supporting the annual celebration and its 2015 charities, from 3 - 5 p.m. at GrandPre’s (834 N Rampart). The brunch will feature $10 bottomless mimosas, $1 jello shots and a $10 all-you-can-eat menu (including chili relleno frittatas, red beans and rice, blueberry muffins and bread pudding with Bourbon sauce.