We've got your weekend: It's time to jump around
Wednesday, October 26/Dixon Hall (33 Audubon Blvd): New Orleans Friends of Music will be bringing sweet sounds to Dixon Hall this week by hosting The Calder Quartet. This quartet is the winner of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and they will be performing Debussy, Beethoven, and Hilborg in the way only The Calder Quartet can. The tickets are $35 (general) $18 (young New Orleanians) and free for students. For more information as well as a list of the pieces to be performed, you can check out the event here.
Friday, October 28/Royal Street: That's right, on Friday we are directing you to a street (don't worry we will give you a link in a bit that will provide updated information when the showtime arrives). Local band Mighty Brother is embracing the music of O Brother, Where Art Thou by playing the entire soundtrack on Friday afternoon and evening. There will be two performances, one at 4:00 p.m. and one at 6:00 p.m. As we said, the specific place is still TBA, so check out the event here to get updated details.
Saturday, October 29/Allways Lounge (2240 St. Claude): Although we have been celebrating Halloween for about three weeks now doesn't mean that we are fading when it comes to the ghostly holiday. In fact, at Allways on Saturday there will be a Halloween cover band. This is a benefit concert for the Nola Community-Printshop, and there are a variety of bands that will be playing. The doors open at 8:00 p.m., and the show begins at 9:00 p.m. There is a $5 cover, and for more information as well as a list of the performers, you can check out the event here.
Tuesday, November 1/The Big Issue at Tulane Hillel (912 Broadway St.): After a haunting celebration on Halloween night, you can then start diving deep into the brain and...public transportation in New Orleans. The Big Issue will be hosting an in-depth conversation on public transit in New Orleans: its impact on the lives of those who rely on it, as well as on businesses that employ workers reliant on transit to reach the workplace. Points of conversation will revolve around transit funding issues; innovative best practices from communities country-wide including Houston & California counties; income-based fare increases; union & labor constraints; regionality connection issues; and many more. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the panel will begin at 7:00 p.m. There will also be free finger food by farm-to-table kosher and vegan-friendly restaurant HK NOLA. For full details on the talk, you can check out the event here.