September 25th

00:00 September 25, 2012
By: Emily Hingle
Beauty is Embarrassing - Beauty is Embarrassing

You're going to have to get out and active early this week because many of the events happen during the daylight, especially on Saturday. It shouldn't be too hard since the weather is so nice.

If you were considering attending any of the Harvest the Music free concerts in Lafayette Square in Uptown, I highly recommend going to see the show this Wednesday. This week features one of the best known living New Orleans musicians, and a personal favorite, Dr. John with the Lower 911, and the opening act is, again a personal favorite, bluesman Jonny Sansone. The concert begins at 5 p.m. Bring a portable a chair if you want to sit down and enjoy the show.

One of the creators of the cult classic TV show Peewee's Playhouse Wayne White is the focus of the documentary Beauty is Embarrassing which screening at the Zeitgeist Center beginning on Friday at 8 p.m. This first showing will also feature a Skype Q and A after the movie with Wayne and the film's director. If you've been missing punk music, you can get your fill at the Dragon's Den on Esplanade Ave. at Frenchmen St. at 9 p.m. with a very full lineup including Joystick, Vapo Rats, Rooks, Dead Legends, and many more.

There are a handful of free events on Saturday. The Le Vert Tour sponsored by the Young Leadership Council is a self-guided tour of eco-friendly homes with sustainable technologies around the city from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit their site here for details. The Green Project salvage yard is hosting the after party with green drinks and some swag at Twist Cocktails at 628 St. Charles Avenue from 3-5 p.m. It's the annual Museum Day sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute that grants citizens free admission to many museums around the nation. Go to the Smithsonian's website here to register for your pass and to see a listing of participating museums in the area. The LA/SPCA and the Bulldog are also celebrating the day with the New Orleans On Tap Beer Festival in City Park. You can purchase over 200 beer samples from 1 to 3 dollars while enjoying live music under the oaks. The event goes on from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

And gather your strength to root for our boys the Saints on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. We need this win after a rough start.

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