We've got your weekend: Double trouble that'll quadruple the fun
Thursday, September 8/Cleaver and Co. (3917 Baronne St.): Start your weekend out with a sizzle. Of grease. And fries. This Thursday, Cleaver and Co. will be serving French Fries topped with house made meats, sauces and tons of cheese. The format for this pop up will be a little different. Instead of salad, small plates and not so small plates, they are going to be offering four different topping combinations and a dessert sweet potato fry. Type of fry is still to be determined. You can check out the pop-up from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9/Broad Theater (636 Broad St.) and Orpheum Theater (129 Roosevelt Way): And now begins the double trouble weekend. To begin, start off at the Broad Theater with the film Kate Plays Christine. The documentary filmmaker, Robert Greene, films an actress preparing for the roll of Christine Chubbuck, a real-life news reporter who committed suicide on national television. The screening, which is also followed with a live Q and A with the filmmaker begins at 7:00 p.m., which then leaves you with plenty of time to head over to the Orpheum Theater to check out Kraftwerk 3-D Concert. This event really needs no introduction because if you know Kraftwerk then you know that you want to see their music and their work in 3-D. The concert doors open at 7:00 p.m., but we have faith you can make it! You can make it even faster by buying your tickets here.
Saturday, September 10/Broad Theater (636 Broad St.) and One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse): We are stacking on top of the stacks with this one because Saturday offers and entire day full of films. The True Orleans Film Festival, which begins with Robert Greene's film Kate Plays Christine, will be screening four films plus a panel focusing on the criminal justice system when it comes to kids. You will want to check the website for a full list of films, but know that the day will range from psychogeographical documentaries to documentaries exploring the current state of American policing.
After sitting, eating concessions, and thinking in new ways, you can then head over to One Eyed Jacks for some Ladies Arm Wrestling. This is the third national brawl of CLAW (Collective Of Lady Armwrestlers). This Super CLAW will feature participants from sister leagues all over the country plus New Orleans' very own home-town heroine. Prepare for arm wrestlers battling for the heart of a nation. There will also be half time drag performaances by Liberaunchy and Kat $snatch with a DJ Dreamer dance party to follow the ruckus. Proceeds will benefit Project Ishmael, and you can find out more about the event, which begins at 8:00 p.m., here.
Sunday, September 11/ Longue Vue House and Gardens (7 Bamboo Road) and Broad Theater (636 Broad St.): Wake up early and stretch in the morning sunlight among the beautiful Longue Vue gardens on Sunday. This is their annual Barre3 in the Park class. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. and class begins at 9:00 a.m. with Barre3 Owner, Kendall Carriere. Class is free, but they are asking for a donation of $5 to Longue Vue Gardens.
Once you are sufficiently toned and stretched, head back over to the Broad Theater for the final day of True Orleans Film Fest. This final Sunday includes documentaries about all kinds of topics, and we really want to highlight the film Kedi. It's a documentary about cats, and not just any cats, but cats that live in Turkey and are seen as part of the community. The films are spread through the day, so make sure to check out the website for full details. And because we just can't help ourselves, here is a trailer to Kedi: