This week is going to be a little weird; more so than usual around here.
The rocktastic tribute show Beatlemania Now! begins its ten day run beginning on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. You only have a limited time to see this nation-wide hit, so hurry up before it leaves the Joy Theater.
The Mellow Mushroom on Oak Street hosts the Freaky Friday Fashion Show beginning at 8 p.m. Abeille NOLA and Jess Leigh Jewels will parade their new Fall wares to the tunes of DJ Todd Taylor’s choosing. Admission to the event is free, and the Mellow Mushroom will be premiering some brand new cocktails.
The Mad Monster Party Gras Horror Convention at the Sheraton on Canal is sure to make you scream. You may be actually scared by the horrific sights, or you may be enthralled by the awesome cast of horror celebrities including actors Bruce Campbell, Bill Mosely, and Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface) and scream queens P.J. Soles, Laura Cayouette, and musician Sean Yseult, plus tons more! The con runs from Friday to Sunday. Check out their site here for more details.
In honor of the horror con, the House of Shock will be opening this weekend only; the official opening will be in October. There will be live music by Kyle Turley on Friday and Rock n Roll Over, Dallas’ Kiss tribute, on Saturday. Also on Friday night is Metallica Fest at Southport Hall. It’s the 30th anniversary of the rock-changing album Kill ‘Em All by Metallica and local rockers Disciples of Thrash want to celebrate the ground-breaking record by performing each song from it. The show begins at 9 p.m.
NOLA’s premier horror rock band Rock City Morgue performs at One Eyed Jacks for the CD release show at 10 p.m. for $10, or $8 with your Mad Monster badge.
White Linen is in the Warehouse District, Dirty Linen is in the Quarter, and the very first Filthy Linen night takes place in the burgeoning Marigny and Bywater on Saturday night. $3 at the galleries will get you a wristband for the bus that will take you from the participating 2nd Saturday galleries on St. Claude Avenue to the Frenchmen Art Market. The wristband fee will go towards the lighting for a park, and there will be free Pabst Blue Ribbon and Sailor Jerry Rum drinks for riders. The fun begins at 7 p.m. The drummer for the local metal bands Eyehategod, Mystic Krewe of Clearlight, Outlaw Order, Ten Suicides, and more, Joey Lacaze, has passed away. Suplecs and Mountain of Wizard will honor his memory and legacy and raise money for his young daughter with a show at Siberia at 10 p.m. The cover at the door is a suggested $10-20 donation that will go to his family.
Transcendental bands Austra and Diana will play at One Eyed Jacks on Sunday night at 10 p.m. for $12. Thursday is the monthly Big Deal Burlesque show at Siberia featuring the talented dancers Ginger Licious, Foxy Flambeaux, and GoGo McGregor. The titillating show begins at 9 p.m. and costs $10.