For those of us who solely watch the Saints, we now have our weekends free until September. Luckily, the service and entertainment industry has stepped up to distract you during this duration.
The Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Art Center is showing ReROOTing the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night for their standard ticket prices. The film explores the strong-willed citizens of the alleged crumbling metropolis; to them, it is a strong community set on making a vibrant community. Big Deal Burlesque is back at Siberia with live music by The Bills and featuring the alliterative dancing crew of Roxie le Rouge, Foxy Flambeaux, and Lady Lucerne at 9 p.m. for $10. Immediately after is Disco Nouveau with the best disco tunes of the bygone era for free.
First up on your Friday, enjoy Starlight Racing at the Fair Grounds beginning at 5:30 p.m. Head west to the Quarter to see the opening show of Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles at The Saenger Theatre at 8 p.m. If you’re more of an Elvis person, head to the Howlin’ Wolf for The Krewe of Rolling Elvi’s 50th Anniversary of Roustabout Party themed after one of The King’s films Roustabout beginning at 7 p.m. Cover is $15, or $10 if you’re in full costume. The show features The Creole String Beans, Clockwork Elvis, and Les Autres. A portion of the funds raised will go to Derrick Tabb’s The Roots of Music. Ready to rock? Sons of Tonatiuh, A Hanging, Ossacrux, and Mailbomber perform at Siberia at 10 p.m. for $7.
Circle Bar is rocking on Saturday with DiNola with Narcissy and Vanka Rokken at 10 p.m. and Trashy Diva presents Fleur de Tease’s Best of Burlesque at One Eyed Jacks with two shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Up front seating is $25, and general admission is $15. Trust me, you’ll want to be close.