We've got your weekend: Fests, hurricanes and a throwback dance party
Thursday - Saturday / Always for Pleasure Fest: Live storytelling organization Bring Your Own and New Orleans-based not-for-profit arts organization Court 13 for their second annual Always for Pleasure Fest. The lineup opens with a free storytelling event (with food, drinks and music), themed "Senseless," on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., at Beauregard Keyes House (1113 Chartres Street). Other events include screenings of Les Blank Documentary "A Poem is a Naked Person" Thursday at Friday, a parade "of the five senses" at the Holy Cross levee on Saturday, and an after party gala Saturday night in Arabi. View location, event, ticketing and time details for the festival here.
Thursday - Saturday / New Orleans Comic and Zine Festival: Annual New Orleans festival dedicated to comics and zine culture and arts. The three-day event will feature creator and artist readings and panel discussions; a table expo, showcasing over 100 artists and their work; and a launch party for a new community print shop on Mazant Street. Locations, times and admission costs vary; view details on the official site.
Thursday and Friday / Two Rooms: Theatre UNO presents recently opened, new production Two Rooms, written by Lee Blessing and Directed by Erick Wolfe, about the connection between an imprisoned man in Beirut and his wife in the U.S. The play shows at UNO Lab Theatre (2000 Lakeshore Drive) at 7:30 p.m. each day. Tickets $12/ $8 students. Two Rooms plays next Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m., as well.
Saturday / New Orleans Hurricanes from the Start : With hurricane season behind us, The Historic New Orleans Collection hosts a lecture and book signing on “New Orleans Hurricanes from the Start” about the effects of major storms on New Orleans. From 2–4 p.m. at THNOC’s Williams Research Center (410 Chartres St.), the book's co-author, Nicholas J. Meis will discuss the publication. The event, which is free and open to the publication, is presented in conjunction with THNOC's photography book and exhibition, “The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City."
Saturday / Heatwave dance party : Step back into the 60's at Twelve Mile Limit's (500 S Telemachus) all-vinyl dance party from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. DJ Ann Glaviano will be playing throwback tunes -- from Motown to oldies, soul to R&B. 60's apparel encouraged but not required. No cover.