If you missed The Stella and Stanley Shouting Contest, you missed a very intense competition. In fact, most of the male contestants were so into winning Stella back that they stripped themselves of their shirts. However, it was a woman named Nicole Martin screaming for Stanley that won the judges favor with her incredibly loud voice. This weekend won't be so laid back as last weekend because basketball frenzy has a grip on the city including amazing free concerts at Woldenberg Park featuring KISS, The Black Keys and more. But that area will be so hectic, I may be going to more events to avoid the crowds.
Wednesday, the New Orleans black-and-white short film noir "Hotcakes" debuts at Café Istanbul at the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue. The film follows three men who become dependent on each other and begins at 8 p.m. and costs $8. If you're in the mood for something more intense, the pioneers of the Florida death metal scene, Deicide will tear up The Hangar that night with Jungle Rot, Lecherous Nocturne and Abigail Williams for $25. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
One of the staples of Housecore Records comes back to New Orleans on Friday night. Texas thrash powerhouse Warbeast will perform with local support by The Void, The Devil's Rain, and Chronic Death Slug at 10 p.m. There's sure to be some surprise guests.
Saturday at 4:30, the Big Easy Roller Girls are back for the season and take on teams from North Carolina and Alabama. This is a double-header and the bout will begin earlier than usual at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door of the UNO Human Performance Center on Elysians Fields Ave. and Leon C. Simon Blvd. Later you can celebrate the homegirls' victory at Banks St. Bar with a lineup of surfer bands; Norco Lapalco, Green Demons and Bruiser's House of Surf for free at 10 p.m.
Fleur de Tease Burlesque Troupe is performing at their regular spot on their regular night, but they have an unusual theme for this one. Trixie Minx, Bella Blue, Roxie le Rouge, and your other favorite dancers will present "Prison Tales" at One Eyed Jacks on Sunday night with two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The performers become lawbreakers just telling their stories through sexy vignettes.