So many mini-fests, so few days in the week. Let’s get right down to it!
A concert on Wednesday will be a make-up show for one cancelled a few months back. Sludge masters EYEHATEGOD are performing at Siberia to help benefit the building of a the Parasite Skatepark with Gasmiasma, Bastard Sons of Marvin Hirsch and more at 10 p.m. for $12. Thursday night, our June Ones to Watch artist Michael James will be performing in his band My Graveyard Jaw at Siberia with Brown Bird and Last Good Tooth at 10 p.m. for $10.
French tech metal band Gorod plays on Friday night with Vale of Pnath, Kamikabe, and more at Siberia at 10 p.m. for $12. The Burgundy Bar at the Saint Hotel is hosting the young Jazz and R&B band Abstract at 9 p.m. There is no cover.
Get your green on at the 5th Annual NOLA Veggie Fest at the Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue. The Fest goes from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and features a packed itinerary of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and live performances by Johnny Sketch and Slow Burn Burlesque, just to name a few. You can learn more here.
Saturday is the Champagne Stroll on Magazine Street going from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Stores along the street will be open later than usual and offering customers complimentary champagne and live music while they peruse the wares. It’s great for people who can never see the shops during the day, and you may find a few great deals. The Zone Music Reporter Live Music Awards will feature performances by nineteen artists including Will Ackerman, Hennie Bekker, Catherine Marie Charlton at the Joy Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40, but it’s worth it for all that music. If you’d like a quieter night, haul out the foldable chairs to a showing of the 1966 film Django at the Piazza d’Italia right off of 200 Poydras Street beginning at dusk. The free showing is a part of Alliance Francaise’s Euro-American Celebration. The long-running punk band D.R.I. is back with their 1980’s lineup at Siberia with locals A Hanging, Fat Stupid Ugly People at 10 p.m. for $15.
Sunday is Mother’s Day and, if you have a “cool mom,” perhaps she’ll enjoy the Boot Camp Clicc Reunion at the Howlin’ Wolf with Mystikal, Ghetto Twins and more. She may prefer the Unholy Roller Revival at Café Istanbul in the Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue. The variety show with burlesque and live music pokes fun at religious institutions. Tickets are $15 and the show begins at 9 p.m.