We've got your week(end): We just can't say no
Tuesday, October 4/Three Keys at Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet): There is nothing like seeing art come to life, and Antenna has their next "issue" of their variety show style "live arts magazine" show. This issue (Issue.003), All the Pretty Horrors, will take place Tuesday, October 4th, 6:30-9pm at Three Keys at Ace Hotel. The event features Doreen Garner, Antenna's 2016 National Open Call Selection; The Propeller Group's tour-de-force short film, The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music, which premiered during Prospect.3 in 2014; author Nathaniel Rich, who will speak on how New Orleans cemeteries work (or don't); Owen Ever from the Pharmacy Museum, who will speak on toxic, antiquated beauty treatments; and, phenomenally, William Parker from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory in Livingston, LA, which proved Einstein's theory of relativity last winter with the discovery of gravitational waves. And that's only to name a few. To find out more details about the event, you can check it out here.
Tuesday, October 4/Dat Dog (3336 Magazine): B-I-N-G-O! That's right, you don't have to be super old and living in the far country to partake in this delightful sit-down activity. You can get your Bingo on and be philanthropic all in one night. In partnership with Dat Dog, Upturn Arts will be hosting its first Pop-Up Bingo fundraising event from 5:00pm-8:00pm. In addition to purchasing bingo cards, when you mention Upturn Arts with your order, 10% of the proceeds will help provide "Arts for All" with camp scholarships to at-risk youth in the New Orleans community. Now that's something to yell about. For more details on the event, you can check it out here.
Wednesday, October 5/Robert E. Nims Theater (UNO campus): There has been a buzz around town about Airline Highway, and if you've been confused about why people would be talking about that long strip of concrete that takes you to New Orleans International Airport, well, you are about to have a revelation. In partnership with the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theater, Southern Rep is opening their season with Lisa D'Amour's Airline Highway. The play is a story following quintessential New Orleans characters through a not so quintessential event – the "living funeral" of one of their own. D'Amour is a native New Orleanian, and is ecstatic to bring Airline Highway to the home that inspired her. The play runs from October 5 until October 30 with shows running Thursday through Sunday at 8:00pm and at 3:00pm on Sundays. You can find out full details and purchase tickets here.
Thursday, October 6/McAlister Auditorium atTulane University (201 Boggs): Acclaimed filmmaker, and New Orleans native, John Richie (Shell Shocked) will be screening his newest documentary film, 91%, at Tulane University's McAlister Auditorium. 91% pairs together interviews, narratives, opinions and information about gun control, background checks, and various tragedies resulting from guns. Following the film will be a panel discussion with: JohnRichie (Director,91%); BrockLaBorde (Producer,91%); JakeLundy (Fraternal Order of Police); TaniaTetlow (Felder-Fayard Professor of Law & Tulane University Chief of Staff &VicePresident); MackTerrance (KingMackFitness/CommunityActivist); VictoriaCoy(Executive Director of LA Violence Reduction Coalition). The screening begins at 7:00pm, tickets are $10, and you can find out full details here.
Thursday, October 6/Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas): The airwaves and beer are coming together on Thursday in the name of New Orleans newest community radio station, WHIV. WHIV's programming is dedicated to human rights, social justice, artists everywhere, and all things that matter to New Orleans. A percentage of the bar sales will be donated directly to WHIV during this happy hour, which runs from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Beer, conversation, and community radio sounds like something to cheers to. For more details on the event, you can check it out here.
Friday, October 7/Handsome Willy's (218 S. Robertson): Pot lucks are great when they include spices and food of all kinds, and Handsome Willy's is hosting a different kind of potluck. It has all the spice, but not of the food variety. They will be hosting a classy rave-type scene that is dedicated to art, music, and love.There will be hand-crafted art, body painting, magic, custom clothing designs, live music, and Dj's. The live potluck begins at 7:00pm and runs until 4:00am (yes, you read that correctly). For a full description and details for the event, you can check it out here.
Saturday, October 8/Treo’s, Twelve Mile Limit, Finn McCool’s, DMac’s, Three Palms Bar & Grill: Mid-City will be awash with pirates as the GMCBA takes to the streets of Mid-City in search of a jolly good time. This is a chance to wear your favorite pirate gear and join the fun. They will start at Treo’s and second line to Twelve Mile Limit, Finn McCool’s, DMac’s, and end with a heave ho at Three Palms Bar & Grill. There will be pirate-themed contests (best costume/best pirate joke/best Arrrgggg!) at each stop plus each bar will be concocting specialty rum cocktails included in the price of admission. Presale tickets are $25 and they are $40 the day of the event. This includes five specialty rum drinks, the crawl, and the after parrrrrgggty (we had to). For full details about the event as well as tickets, you can check it out here.
Sunday, October 9/Your house or local bar: Just rest and revel in the fact that we will in the best city.
Kelley Crawford is a professor, writer, mentor, dancer, and constant questioner. If you would like to contact Kelley Crawford, you can email her at [email protected].