The cold and ice may have knocked out your plans for this early week, but this weekend is shaping up to be rather warm. If you've been getting cabin fever, you can get out and enjoy these events.
Thursday night is the opening of Marilyn: Forever Blonde at the Joy Theater lasting until Saturday. This one-woman show starring long time Marilyn Monroe portrayer Sunny Thompson retells the amazing and ultimately tragic life story of Monroe during her last photoshoot. You can learn more here.
A new band sure to be a favorite local band is hosting their first listening party at Igor's Buddah Belly on Magazine Street. SPEx will debut their album White Noise/Lost Boys at 9 p.m. for free. An established favorite local band is also launching their unconventional music this night at Gasa Gasa at 9 p.m. for $10. The Mississippi Rail Company will be releasing one new song each month this year in lieu of releasing a traditional full album. The Coyotes open the show.
The New Orleans House of Blues is celebrating 20 years in business with a free party open to the public featuring some great local acts including Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers and Colin Lake. That's not including the special guests that you'll have to attend to see. The show begins at 9 p.m. If you've got money to burn, The Louisiana Modified Dolls are hosting a great party called A Few of Our Favorite Things to benefit Unicef and Not For Sale! at Banks St. Bar beginning at 9 p.m. The female alternative lifestyle charity group Modified Dolls is raising the funds with the help of Sideshow Matt, Rev. Spooky LeStrange and her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls, and a facial hair competition administered by the Louisiana Beard and Facial Hair Association. That's not all; there will be live music, Jameson specials, a living lady balloon pop, and a firefighter kissing booth for the ladies. There is no cover, but the proceeds go to those two great causes.
It was quite a surprise to learn that one of the most well-known metal bands, High on Fire, would be making an unscheduled stop in New Orleans this weekend. They will be performing at Siberia on Sunday night at 9 p.m. with locals Mountain of Wizard. Head back to Siberia on Wednesday night to see the horrific European rockabilly band The Nekromantix headline a show with The Creepshow and The Bills at 10 p.m. for $12.