The rain has cooled us down, finally, but the events this week will be rather hot! Luckily, one such party is around a pool.
Friday is The Labyrinth Masquerade Ball at Prytania Theater at midnight. There will be prizes rewarded for the best dressed, so be sure to wear your biggest, fanciest ball gown and loveliest mask. There will also be a showing on Saturday at midnight. Denmark’s Bottom Feeder, Lady Bird, Gristnam, and Sumerian will be playing at Siberia at 10 p.m. for $7.
Saturday is the 3rd Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival and it’s moving down the street to the Michalopoulos Studio at 527 Elysian Fields Ave. The fest lasts from noon to 9 p.m., and I’m sure the nearby Bywater bars will have some killer after-parties. Entrance is $8 which is a steal considering the entertainment including The Mississippi Rail Company, Stooges Brass Band, and Sissy Nobby, DJs, local soul food, and don’t forget the plethora of innovative daiqs. Keep your wits about you enough to enjoy the soothing sounds of Elvis Presley twice in one night. First, our local Elvis tribute band Clockwork Elvis will be helping the Krewe of Rolling Elvi commemorate the death anniversary of the King at Indulge Island Bar and Grill beginning at 5 p.m. for $5. Attendees are welcome to enjoy the pool, so bring your suit and towel. Then the band moves down to Uptown at 10 p.m. to the nostalgic Kingpin Bar right off Prytania Street at 1307 Lyons Street to continue the clambake.
Make it a cool folk-rock evening on Sunday with The TonTons, My Father’s Rifle, and Dominique LeJeaune at Gasa Gasa on Freret Street at 8 p.m. for $7. Gasa Gasa also hosts some weekly events that you might want to get to know including the original contemporary music series Progression with Sasha Masakowski on Tuesday and Booze, Clues, and Debuts Music Trivia on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for free.
Green Project’s August Green Screen on Thursday will feature the serious film Paradise Faded: The Fight for Louisiana at 6:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public. After leaving with a fire in your belly, you can expend some energy listening to a new local metal band at Tipitina’s. Philip Anselmo & the Illegals debut in their home city with Warbeast, and Author & Punisher at 8 p.m.