We've Got Your Weekend: Faux pirates, faux brides, real dance
Thursday / Thursday Thriller: If you're heading for the French Quarter, stop by Antieau Gallery for Third Thursday fun. The evening begins with a 7 p.m. showing of a short video by local videographer Michael Lancaster about Chris Roberts-Antieau’s fabric-appliqué piece “The Death of James Brown” (shown at left). And then? It's a James Brown/Michael Jackson Dance Party. The gallery is located at 927 Royal St.
Thursday / Stunt show: Cirque d’Licious is a sexy monthly circus variety show featuring vaudevillian circus arts, aerial acts, acrobatics, burlesque, contortion, stilting, fire, magic and sideshows. This month's cast will feature acrobatic strong man Aaron Lind, the clowning antics of Chatty TheMime, high flying aerial talents of Jenny Gilliot, sideshow stunts from Darling Darla James, special guest from Tampa, Florida, Franki Markstone and hostess Lady Ginger Licious. Doors open Thursday at 9 p.m., with the show at 10 p.m., at Hi Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave. Admission is $10 ($15 for reserved seating.)
Friday / Honky Tonk woman: A new round of Friday-night Concerts in the Courtyard kicks off at The Historic New Orleans Collection this week, with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue in the spotlight. Based in New Orleans and inspired by folk and bluegrass, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue is known for its vintage rockabilly. Now in its eighth year, the HNOC concert series offers music by local favorites (Banu Gibson on Oct. 16 and Little Freddie King on Nov. 20), as well as a bar with white wine and beer. At this week's opener there will also by Ramos Gin Fizz cocktails from Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with the show from 6 to 8 p.m. at 533 Royal St. Admission is $10 and includes three beverages.
Saturday / In step: New Orleans' native performing artists will be celebrated Saturday at the Contemporary Arts Center with a dance production, HOME GROWN: Journeys of Euphoria. The showcase highlights a blend of dance styles that will take the audience on a journey through the infectious energy and colorful Creole, Spanish, French, and West African influences on the city. Each of the six performances feature dancers and choreographers raised here in New Orleans. Afterward, there will be an opportunity for a 30-minute talk with the show’s choreographers. The show starts Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the CAC, 900 Camp St. Admission is $20.
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