As we cross the mid-threshold of November and near Thanksgiving, let us take a moment to think about the things that we appreciate, like our hometown NFL team ruling the field and heading strong for the playoffs!
Coming off an exhilarating and nail-biting win last Sunday, The Saints are set to play the Dirty Birds at 7:25 p.m. on Thursday. This is sure to be another exciting game! You can celebrate yet another victory with the Russian pagan metal band Arkona. The show will be opened by locals Sixpack, Barghest, and Withering Light at Hangar 13 at 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Bring your shaking hips to the Clockwork Elvis show at one of their very favorite spots, Bayou Beer Garden, on Friday at 9 p.m.
Saturday night is full of music! Relive your college days and help out the recent typhoon victims with the rock/brass/funk band Gravy Flavored Kisses who are helping to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan at the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity on 1017 Broadway Street at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The cover is $10 and all proceeds go to the Bicol Clinic Foundation. Lafayette’s The Lost Bayou Ramblers will perform at Siberia with R. Scully’s Rough 7 at 9 p.m. for $10. Surfs up in Midcity; The Unnaturals and Bruiser’s House of Surf play at Banks St. Bar at 10 p.m. for free. The show is presented by Covington Brewhouse who will be unveiling their new Anonymous IPA.
Oak Street will be packed on Sunday for Po Boy Fest as people line the picturesque street to savor po-boys from the traditional to the experimental, and just after the fest, Bonerama and Papa John Gros will perform at Southport Hall for free beginning at 4 p.m. Come cool off from the sunny day in the large dance hall where more food and drink will be served.
I would like to remind all of you that Renaissance Festival in Hammond is half way over. If you have never been, the very large faire in the woods will take you back hundreds of years when men jousted and women wore the tightest of corsets. There are certainly some modern amenities like portable toilets, but it’s otherwise a truly medieval.