We've got your weekend: Cycling, unicorns and Jane Austen
Thursday / Interdisciplinary art mixer : The CAC (900 Camp Street) will present an interdisciplinary art mixer hosted by Shawn Hall and PearlDamour, the brains behind upcoming performance installation How to Build a Forest, in which the artists will spend 8 hours at each performance live assembling and disassembling a simulated forest. Mixer attendees will learn about the upcoming exhibit (set for October 23 - 29) and have the chance to network with other artistic personalities in the community. The mixer starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Friday / Bike-in movie: Marigny theatre Indywood Cinema will launch a series of bike-in film screenings that will take place at several unconventional locations throughout New Orleans. The first event -- which will feature recently a released, White God, about a dog revolt -- will fittingly be held in the dog park behind the Bywater’s new Bark Market (3042 N Rampart). This screening is dog-friendly (dogs must be spayed/neutered and flee-free; owners must sign release forms at the event). The film starts at 8:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for a reserved folding chair / $5 for bring-your-own blanket or chair.
Friday / By Any Scenes Necessary Emma: The NOLA Project’s new theatre/improv venture, By Any Scenes Necessary -- which takes on classic stories, condenses them to the basic plot and acts them out unrehearsed and unscripted -- will present a version of Jane Ausetn’s Emma (in partnership with the New Orleans Jane Austen Society) at 10 p.m. at Cafe Istanbul (2372 St. Claude). Tickets are $10 online / $13 at the door.
Saturday / Shane's shout out : Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Mighty Men at Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar (1931 Orleans Ave), 10:00 p.m., Free
Since opening last fall, the Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar has become the premier Treme music lounge for good times and great music. This should come as no surprise since the joint is owned by the daughter of Jesse Hill and known to host family sit-ins from the likes of Trombone Shorty and James Andrews. Walter "Wolfman" Washington brings his crew of Mighty Men to the bar this Saturday for some old-school rhythm and blues jams that never go out of style.
Sunday / Unicorn pub crawl : Sub-krewe of Chewbacchus The Mystic Krewe of P.U.E.W.C. hosts their annual unicorn-themed “Horns for the Hornless” pub crawl. The crawl will travel through the French Quarter (beginning at Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur, at 3 p.m. and ending at the Country Club in the Bywater), accompanied by The Brown Coat Brass Band, bestowing unicorn horns on random passersby. Particiapnts are encouraged to dress as unicorns or other mystical creatures; bikes, skates and coolers are welcome. Following the crawl there will be a pool party at the Country Club (634 Louisa) with live music, games, prizes and refreshments from Nola Voodoo Cakes. Participation is $10.