Welcome to October! I hope you had a good weekend, even though it was a wet one. This weekend should be sunny and cool. It's a great time to get out and experience the many artistic events happening this weekend.
To start your week off right, the Russian Mafia Band Debauche will be throwing what they promise will be a wild party with Vagabond Swing and Sick's Stunted Sextette beginning at 10 p.m, on Wednesday night at the Hi Ho Lounge. The legendary rockabilly artist Tav Falco will have a two night stint at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the Warehouse District. On Thursday, the museum will screen three of his short films entitled Necrophiliac, Live Excavations, and Rogue Male. The doors are at 8 p.m. The films are $5, or you can buy admission to the films and his Friday event for $15.
Friday, Tav Falco will perform with his band Panther Burns at the Ogden. This single event is $12. The punk bar Siberia has finally got a temporary live music permit, and the Unnaturals and Buck Biloxi will be having a party to celebrate. The hometown film company Terror Optics will also be screening two of their films Weirdos and Creepy Dean. The event begins at 10 p.m. and cover is $5.
Saturday is full of outdoor fun. First, the monthly Freret Market is back and celebrating their anniversary. The open-air market which opens at noon is at the corner of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue and has no entrance fee. Back in the Warehouse District, head out to the massive block party Art for Art Sake beginning at 6 p.m. Galleries along Julia Street and into Magazine Street Uptown will be open. The event is free, but entrance into the Contemporary Arts Center is $10. And the NOLA Krewe of the Living Dead is getting in on the action as they will march for their All Dead Artists Zombie Crawl, and it's free and open to the public. Participants should meet at Julia and Magazine Streets at 7 p.m., and please dress as a zombified artist of your choice. The crawl will end at the Big Top on Clio Street with the exhibit Candy Full of Razor Blades by Ryan Ballard with music and more.
Siberia's official party will take place on Tuesday night with Bipolaroid, Trampoline Team, Holy Wave and more for just $6 at 10 p.m.