Ogden After Hour's "Rock n' Reading…" was such a fun time. There were so many great artists of music and words like Ratty Scurvics, Mike IX Williams, Tenth Ward Buck and, the night's host releasing his new novel Y'all's Problem, Michael Patrick Welch. It's all about punk rock and flicks this week.
On Wednesday, The unique rockabilly/trucker slang-inspired band The Legendary Shack Shakers shake it up at One Eyed Jacks on Toulouse Street in the Quarter along with The Dirt Daubers at 9 p.m. The cover is $15.
Another installment in the Newcomb Feminist Film Series plays Friday at 7 p.m. at the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Arts Center at Tulane. The Sunken City: Rebuilding Post-Katrina New Orleans by Marline Otte shows the progress of rebuilding from 2006-2008. Marline will hold a discussion after the film. The event is free. After the film, you can catch Bizarro Night at Banks St. Bar, also for free, featuring the female punk band Split () Lips, The Poots and Nick Name and the Valmonts beginning at 9 p.m.
Saturday will have fun events all day long. First, The Kupcake Factory is hosting a cupcke eating contest at 11:30 a.m. at The Spanish Plaza located near the River Walk Mall. Contestants have five minutes to eat twenty delicious cupcakes as a part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Muscle Walk. Other festivities will be happening at the Plaza. Head uptown right after for the monthly Freret Street Market from 12-5 p.m. To begin the night, The Zeitgeist shows Crazyhorse about the infamous French cabaret at 6:30 p.m. for normal price of $7, then Everything is Terrible host's new found footage film Doggie Woggiez! Poochie Woochiez! All Dogs Go On Tour! for $10 at 10 p.m. also at the Zeitgeist. You can cntinue the celluloid fun at the Prytania Theater's Midnight Movie series showing Stanley Kubrick's creepy flick A Clockwork Orange for $8. Or if you want to hear some live music by that point, check out the rock band A Band of Heathens at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street at 10 p.m.
And remember to save your weekend energy for Monday night when punk veterans The Casualties take over Siberia with trash throwback Toxic Holocaust. Local punk bands Pallbearers and Toxic Rott open the show at 9 p.m. for $12.