POSTED Fri. Sep 27, 2013
How to spend your last weekend of September
Adam Karlin
Written by ADAM KARLIN

Editor’s update Duh, how could we forget: check out the big Chewbacchus party/parade in the downriver ‘burbs tomorrow. There will be weird contraptions, sci-fi costumes and general space-y awesome-ness. This one’s a must.


The Pine Leaf Boys take the stage at d.b.a at 10pm tonight (Fri, Sep 27); if you’re not in the audience, then we might get angry like a bad-tempered Cajun, hoo-haw-whachoo-playin-at—stereotype-cursin-crawfish-cussamouth etc. Actually, no: while the Pine Leaf Boys are one of the best Cajun bands around bar none, part of the reason for their greatness is the way they transcend all the tired clichés of Cajun music. These guys are talented, willing to experiment but deeply in touch with roots that grow well south of I-10.

On Saturday, two of our favorite things in the world – dogs and beer – converge on City Park for New Orleans On Tap, presented by Abita and The Bulldog. What’s the skinny? Over 200 beers and adoptable buddies from the Louisiana SPCA‎. So to recap: bark bark beer bark beer bark. What’s not to love? Also of note: entry is free, although you have to buy tickets to get drinks (check the On Tap website for discounted pre-festival tickets). From 1-7pm.

Get over to the West Bank on Saturday and Sunday for the Old Algiers RiverFest. The festival geoes from 11am-6pm both days, with plenty of live bands (including the Hot 8, one of the best in town) playing at Belleville and Patterson streets near the levee in Algiers Point throughout the day. Of course, there shall be food, and it shall be delicious. Go on and take the ferry over for free, because fares kick in on Oct. 1.

Stupidly cute image courtesy of The Bulldog


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