Jan 17 2012

January 17th

By: Emily Hingle

2012-01-14 20.15.10_New Orleans_Louisiana_USHard Art - Hard Art

Although the Saints lost last Saturday, it didn’t deter people from nearly packing the Good Children Gallery to see the Hard Art 1979 photo exhibit and The Front to see a Prospect 2 gallery of some strange projector art and other indescribable art. Prospect 2 won’t be around for much longer, so if you’ve been wanting to experience any showings, plan to go soon.

There are quite a few films showing this week, and it begins on Wednesday at the World War II’s Solomon Victory Theater on 945 Magazine Street. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips narrates Forgotten Soldiers, a new documentary about the tragic Bataan Death March in which thousands of Filipino soldiers died during an extremely long forced march led by the Japanese Army. The free screening begins at 6 p.m.

Thursday Alamo Underground holds an open mic at 7 p.m., then screens the beloved 1985 animated Disney movie Black Cauldron; both events are free. Then the Alabama Shakes takes over One Eyed Jacks for an early show beginning at 7 p.m. with Hurray for the Riff Raff and Tumbleweeds. $10 gets you in.

To start off Friday, our own cartoonist Caesar Meadows along with April Gilmore, Kelly Stiles, and Tommy LeBlanc will be doing live art at Hey Café on Magazine Street at 8 p.m. House of Blues on Decatur Street hosts a show featuring young, local rock talent. 92.3 FM presents NOLA Rocks! with the bluesy rock Robert Fortune Band and hard rock band Cathercist. xDefinition opens the show at 9 p.m. Tickets are a good price at $10. If you’re not ready to go home after that show, walk down the street to 1135 Decatur to listen to 1980’s punk and new wave records at Left of the Dial: A Night of Alternative 80s with DJ Ruckus and Sparkle Motion. There is no cover for the entertainment.

Saturday Debauche does its semi-monthly Russian Mafia Party at the Hi Ho Lounge on St. Claude Avenue at 10 p.m. And if you can catch the metal show at Siberia a few doors down for only $5 with the thrash metal cover band Disciples of Thrash, The Void and Demonic Destruction. This show also begins at 10 p.m.

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