We've Got Your Weekend: Trivia, gypsy swing and cats
Thursday / Trivial pursuit: Think you know Louisiana History? Marie Laveau is buried in which New Orleans cemetery? Which team did the saints beat for their first playoff victory? Find out your local trivia IQ when Friends of the Cabildo holds Trivia Night at the Old U.S. Mint on Thursday from 7 to 8:30. The $10 admission includes a light supper and there will be a cash bar. Call 523-3939 for reservations or pay at the door.
Saturday / Django refrain: Clarinetist Evan Christopher returns to New Orleans for an acoustic performance of elegant material inspired by Django à la Créole, at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Little Gem Saloon. Don Vappie (guitar), Daniele Spadavecchia (rhythm guitar) and James Singleton (acoustic bass) assist Christopher's signature blend of Gypsy Swing with the Spanish-tinged grooves of New Orleans and beyond. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Saturday / Meow power: So you like cat videos. You are not alone. You can come out of the cathouse and enjoy the phenom that is online videos of cats at the 2014 Internet Cat Video Festival, taking place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at City Park. Three showings of cat videos (11, 1 and 4; $12) will take place in the theater at the New Orleans Museum of Art; compiled by Walker Art Center, they include such favorites as Grumpy Cat, Henri, Lil Bub, Hamilton the Hipster and Maru. Tickets are on sale now for video screenings at 11am, 1pm and 4pm (tickets are $12). All showings will be in the theatre at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Sunday / Reel life: There's a more serious kind of watch party on Sunday. The new documentary Documented: a film by an undocumented American will be screened at at First Grace Church, 3401 Canal Street, with refreshments at 7, discussion at 7:30 and the film at 8. The film follows the journey of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine in 2011, and who has since become an immigration reform activist. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Congress of Day Laborers.
Renee Peck is editor of NolaVie. Email her at [email protected]