Weekend Radar: January 13th to 15th, 2017
Will the force be with you as you bite into a King Cake containing the “Sacred Drunken Wookiee”? Perhaps you’ll feel so inspired by your Second Saturday stroll that you’ll want to get some coloring therapy in come Sunday. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be another lively weekend in the Crescent City.
Friday, January 13th
“Join the Krewe of Dreux and the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus for a spectacular King Cake Party to kick off the Carnival Season! Two of New Orleans most beloved neighborhood parade organizations are joining forces to host a night of cosmic revelry on Friday, January 13th at Castillo Blanco Art Studios. Freaks, Geeks and Revelers of every type are invited to join us for an epic time. The evening’s entertainment features Guitar Slim and his Band at 8:30 followed by Egg Yolk Jubilee from 10pm – 1am. There will be a raffle with amazing prizes, the unveiling of all new Chewbacchus Revel Alliance merchandise and fabulous Krewe of Dreux swag and of course… King Cake! The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will be giving away a Lifetime Membership to one lucky person who finds the Sacred Drunken Wookiee in the King Cake!” [via Krewe of Dreux and the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus]
“Against all odds, The Radiators have kept their original line up together for 25 years, bringing their New Orleans-infused blend of swamp rock and rhythm & blues to fans throughout the United States and Europe. With a constantly changing “book” of more than 300 original songs, as well as hundreds more covers, The Radiators never play the same show twice.” [via Tipitina’s]
Saturday, January 14th
“Chef Mike Costantini of Satsuma will lead this Brunch! class. Learn how to make delicious and good-for-you brunch items that will please any crowd, including Shakshuka – a Northern African/Middle Eastern dish of Poached Eggs in a Tomato, Pepper Sauce, Spicy Cilantro Sauce and Labne.” [via Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine]
The block is hot as Grow On and Saint Roch Art Market add even more flavor to St. Claude’s Second Saturday Art Walk!
Grow On: ART | FOOD by Kaizouku Izakaya | OPEN JAM | KUNG FU MOVIES just cuz!
Saint Roch Art Market: “This is the first Saint Roch Art Market 🙂 !! There will be 10 local artists, crafters, small businesses as well as a community art project and a swing “show” by Peter Stanley and other art activities open to market-goers.”
“New Orleans-born artist Rashaad Newsome returns for this interdisciplinary presentation, Mélange. Including films and recent works on paper, as well as the artist’s vogue performance, this assembly of genre-bending works frames both Newsome’s live performance and studio practice through the history of collage. Using layered constructions of formal material to investigate layered constructions of social identity, Mélange borrows from dance, technology, gaming, and hand-crafted collage for a transformative presentation of art in motion.” [via Contemporary Arts Center]
“The Annual Chewbacchus Fashion/Variety/Talent Show and Costume Competition, Set Your Phasers to Stunning, is back! Anything goes! Want to paint yourself pink and hula hoop? Sing a ballad about The Doctor? Dance like a fool to your favorite song? If you can think it, do it! Don’t worry if you do have an idea of what to perform but have an amazing costume. Strutting your stuff to a song is still totally acceptable. “ [via Chewbacchus]
Sunday, January 15th
“We’re excited to announce our new event to help enhance your mental and emotional health through creativity. Join us for an afternoon of art, spirits, and relaxation at an eloquent French Quarter gallery. This special event, in collaboration with the wonderful Claire Elizabeth Gallery, is sure to be a great time. We’ll provide coloring books and supplies for you to explore your creative side while you sip and mingle. Cocktails will be provided by Old New Orleans Rum (included in ticket) along with a variety of coloring books for you to choose from so bring your awesome self and we’ll handle the rest!” [via Footprints to Fitness]
The Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival Grand Finale
Howlin’ Wolf @ 907 S. Peters St.
6 PM to 10 PM
*Festival starts on January 12th. For full list of events and details, click here.
“The Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival is a celebration to honor the contributions of NEA Great Jazz Master Danny Barker.” “We have multiple acts from a variety of musicians. These include John Boutte, Kenny Neal, Charmaine Neville, Steve Masakowski and the UNO Jazz Ensemble, Solid Harmony, and the great Maria Muldaur. We will also have our house band performing consisting of Raymond Weber, Donald Ramsey, & Thaddeus Richard.” [via The Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival & Howlin’ Wolf]
“What happens when writers provide the script, actors come ready to act, and improvisers make up whatever they want? It’s New Orleans’ own half-improvised, half-scripted comedy sensation: You Don’t Know the Half of It. This is the FIVE Year Anniversary show, and we’re gonna roll out the red carpet again at the prestigious Le Petit Theatre. You Don’t Know the Band is whipping up a special set of their trademark tunes, and you might just go home with some sweet swag! Five Years on, and we still don’t know the half of it!” [via You Don’t Know the Half of It]
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