Wizard World Comic Con was such a blast! It was incredibly packed with fans of comics and pop culture. The highlight of my experience was the Boondock Saints Reunite Q &A. It got a little wild with a bottle of Jack Daniels being downed within minutes and risqué questions. I also got to check out the new Copeland’s opening soon in the old Social City on Veteran’s Memorial Blvd. The delicious food was very well presented like the King Cake by the Scoop. Speaking of king cake, Mardi Gras is beginning to amp up, and one of the most fun and unique parades rolls this weekend. There are also some great movie screenings scheduled.
I will be going to see one of the best pieces from the Fringe Fest 2011 on Thursday. “The Baroness Undressed” uncovers the incredible and, at times, tragic story of true life New Orleans entrepreneur Micaela Almonester. The one-woman show plays at The Shadowbox Theater at 2400 St. Claude Avenue at 8 p.m. You can pay by donation.
Friday begins with back-to-back screenings at the Zeitgeist Center. At 6 p.m., The City Dark explores light pollution followed by King of Devil’s Island about a teenager leading an uprising at the correctional facility where he is incarcerated at 7:30 p.m. Both of the films screen Tuesday through Thursday next week also. If you’re looking for a lighter fare, Made in Dagenham screens at 7 p.m. It’s based on a women’s strike at an English Ford factory in the 1960s. This free screening is a part of the Newcomb Feminist Film Series and plays at Tulane’s Freeman Auditorium. After the films is a metal show for a good cause. Black metal masters Goatwhore along with Southern Whiskey Rebellion, Big Frank and more will come together at The Hangar on South Rendon Street to benefit scene veteran Scott Roussel. The cover is just $10.
The ever-quirky Krewe de Vieux rolls on Friday and is immediately followed by Krewedelusion. There’s a great show en route at Checkpoint Charlie’s on Frenchmen and Esplanade for free featuring The Rotten Cores, Nick Name and the Valmonts, The Bills and The Unnaturals. Or you can pay flat rate of $15 and party at Siberia, Hi Ho Lounge, Allways Lounge and Kajun’s close by that will include Bipolaroid, Ratty Scurvics, Honorable South, and many more.