If you aren't too worn out from Jazz Fest, there are events going on that you'll definitely want to see this week.
If you want to check out our soon to be Ones To Watch featured band The Unnaturals, you can come to Surf Night at Siberia along with Bruiser Broussard (formerly Bruiser's House of Surf) and Sun Year starting at 10 p.m. The cover is $7, however you get a $2 discount for dressing in your surf or hula clothing! Attendees are encouraged to bring pool and beach toys.
Friday is the closing reception for Mark Glaviano's gallery Modern Ritual featuring the hook-hanging group Pain Tribe. The walls will be covered in gorgeous pictures of members of the group being suspended by and hanging weight from hooks pierced through their bodies. Pain Tribe will also be on hand to perform some suspension and other painful piercings throughout the reception which is located at the Coup d'oeil Art Consortium at 2033 Magazine Street. The event is free and open to the public. After that, you can catch NOLA's original sludge band Eyehategod along with Fat Stupid Ugly People at One Eyed Jacks in the Quarter at 9 p.m. The cover is $12.
On Saturday morning, explore the greener side of cuisine at NOLA Veggie Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the fest, you can learn all about the benefits of veganism with lectures, cooking demos and films. The weekend-long fest will be held at the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue and $10. I absolutely will be seeing Johnny Depp's new film Dark Shadows this night, and directly after that, I'm going to see garage rock legend Jack Oblivian with the Famovs and Bunny Matthew and the Playboys at Siberia. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is $7. There is also a promise of "special guests."
Stretching into next week on Tuesday night, Housecore heavyweight haarp is back and with a new bassist. They'll be performing with a diverse roster of metal bands including Ruiniverse and Necrotic Priapism. The show is a steal for $5.