The heat of the summer is fading, and everyone is ready to get out and enjoy the cooler weather. It's a multimedia weekend; music, movies, art, and some skin to benefit books.
The 1997 feature film Batman & Robin will be showing at Republic in the Warehouse District, but it's showing in Hecklevision; people can comment on the film through text messages as the film plays, and the comments show up on the screen for all to see. It's like a less noisy form of RiffTrax. The film shows at 8 p.m. for $5. This Thursday may actually be your last chance to see the Zydepunks as they perform with the eclectic international indie rock band Firewater at Tipitina's at 9 p.m. for $10 at the door.
Friday the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue hosts RAW: New Orleans as they present their show Ensemble. RAW is an independent arts organization that puts on multi-faceted showcases. This show will feature a cast of visual artists, dancers, bands, makeup and hair, and fashion that will be a visual feast for the eyes. There will also be live portrait painting, a photo booth and much more. The tickets are $15 at the door and the show goes from 7:30 to 11 p.m. That night at the Blue Nile rock invades Frenchmen Street; Southern Whiskey Rebellion with The Void and Chronic Death Slug perform at 10 p.m. For the more hardcore fans, OFF! plays with Negative Approach at Tipitina's at 9 p.m.
BUGG'N is back at Siberia on Saturday night with the totally tubular film Empire Records at 10 p.m. and your favorite tunes of the '90s afterwards. There is no cover, but '90s attire is encouraged. A short distance away is the Banned Books Burlesque show. Reverend Spooky LeStrange and her Billion Dollar Babydolls will perform and hold a raffle of banned books to benefit the National Coalition Against Censorship for $10 at 10:30 pm. at the Shadowbox Theater on St. Claude Avenue.