POSTED Fri. Nov 22, 2013

Four for the weekend!

Four for the weekend!
Adam Karlin
Written by ADAM KARLIN

Well, more than four, since we recommend a bunch of Fringe shows.

1 Joan Baez at One-Eyed Jack's

Joan Baez’s voice could shame a nightingale in this 1965 concert, and she still sings like an angel. Plus, she’s arguably one of the greatest lyrical poets of the last century. What we’re saying is, you should check out Baez when she performs at One-Eyed Jack’s on Saturday, Nov 23 at 8pm. Get tickets here.

2 Fringe Fest picks!

There’s lots of Fringe Festival goodness going on over the weekend. We’re calling out the following shows for special, you should see this attention. They all show at different times over the weekend:

Cabaret Macabre A noirishly hilarious cabaret based off the creepy Victorian illustrations of Edward Gorey. The croquet scene is the best bit of live physical stage comedy I have seen anywhere.

Rails I don’t know much about this show, but there will be puppets, noir elements, comedy, thriller suspense and more puppets, and that sounds awesome.

A Murder Ballad Murder Mystery is a “backwoods musical” that pits a sheriff against the dark side. Plus, there’s music and murder.

Blue Book, presented by the ever-talented players of the Mudlark, is a peek into our town’s old bordellos and brothels – via giant puppets.

Speaking of puppets, Struggle For Justice presents the Civil Rights movement through the medium of wayang kulit – shadow puppets. This is an ethereal, deeply impacting form of performance, and you owe it to yourself to check out this show, presented by Red String Wayang Theatre from Gulfport.

Finally, The Dark Fantastic promises to be…well we’re not exactly sure. The description on the Frigne site is sort of ambiguous. But the show gets rave reviews and seems like it will be something like a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower”: series.
Our Insider Guide to Fringe can be found here.

3 Acoustic bounce is a thing

DJ Jubilee does an acoustic bounce set at Preservation Hall (of all spots) on Saturday at midnight. In a weekend full of Fringe, this may be the most unique show going down in the city; read about why and catch up on our preview here.

4 Po-boy fest. 'Nuff said.

Finally, Po-boy Fest is on Sunday. If you don’t go – well, let us be frank. That would be foolish. There will be a stupid concentration of good food on Oak St. I am gnawing my arm off in anticipation as I type this. See our Insider Guide here.


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