Santa Claus Is Coming To New Orleans

00:00 July 23, 2013
By: Emily Hingle

The Slow Poisoner killed 'em softly with his fun, funky, one-man music at the Neutral Ground Coffeehouse last night. I really enjoyed his pre-song stories and rockabilly covers of Robert Johnson and Patsy Cline songs. This week, you'll have a chance to cool down while it heats up and hunt for the elusive and iconic Wienermobile.

Today is National Hot Dog Day! Dat Dog on Magazine Street is celebrating with a special beer dinner with New Belgium Beer tonight at 7:30 p.m. The cost for the six-course meal is $35 at the door. To compliment the food and drink, live music will be provided by David Fera. And Oscar Meyer's Wienermobile will be around town. The six Wienermobiles that exist are simultaneously touring the country, pitted against each other in a competition to see which rolling hot dog wins the most challenges. Join team #HellOnBuns on, Twitter, and Instagram to find out where they are and receive tokens of appreciation.

For all you concerned environmentalists out there or if you'd just like to learn more about energy in America, this month's Green Screen at the Green Project is screening the film Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America. The award-winning documentary explores solutions to the problems that manufacturing energy can cause. As always, the screening is free and open to the public. Doors are at 6:30 p.m.

If you want to rock and roll all night on Friday, there's only one place to go and that's the Howlin' Wolf to see the KISS tribute band Love Gun at 9 p.m. There will also be a special performance by local rock belly dancers Moonhoar.

Feeling the heat of the summer days and wishing it was already December? You can make that a reality on Saturday at Barcadia and Generations Hall! The national free Christmas in July party called Rudolph's Revenge will be in New Orleans for the first time, and they're bringing with them games, giveaways, and lots of entertainment. Beginning at Barcadia at 11 a.m., and parading down to Generations Hall at 10 p.m., this merry party will include barbecue, some free and discounted drinks, and much more. Participants are encouraged to wear red and green, but your ugly Xmas sweater may be too hot to wear. Each event is free. There's a flavorful show on Saturday with Strange Roux and Gravy Flavored Kisses at One Eyed Jacks at 10 p.m.

After a week of hot dogs and a chilly holiday countdown, come out on Monday night to see the speed thrash band Havok with locals Demonic Destruction and the Devil's Rain at Siberia at 10 p.m. for $8.

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