POSTED Fri. Dec 6, 2013

Bonfires, barbeque and Bye Bye Hurricane parties

Adam Karlin
Written by ADAM KARLIN

From Christmas parties to hurricane sendoffs to locally brewed pubcrawls, the weekend is looking packed.

1 Bye Bye Hurricane Season Party

It’s been a big year for Evacuteer, the local grassroots disaster preparedness non-profit. You may have noticed 17 fourteen-foot tall steel statues scattered about town, otherwise known as Evacuspots. They’re not just public art (although they are that) – they’re rallying points for the community in an event of an evacuation.

Anyway, said sculptures are the work of Evacuteer, which is throwing its 5th annual Bye Bye Hurricane Season party at the Howlin’ Wolf (907 S Peters) on Saturday, Dec 7, from 8pm-1am. Trombonist Corey Henry, who has inherited the Kermit Ruffins gig at Vaughan’s, and bounce legend Ricky B are providing the tunes. Advance tickets can be bought here for $13, or $20 at the door.

2 Abita pub crawl

Abita is releasing a new Grapefruit Harvest IPA because this town clearly needs another kind of beer (no, really, it does). To celebrate, they’re throwing a pub craw tonight (Dec 6), which starts at the Ernst Café (600 S Peters) at 5pm. Check the link for details on the crawl route.

3 Ferry Christmas!

Get over to the best bank for the Algiers Bonfire & Concert, whose motto – Have Yourself a Ferry Little Christmas – surely did make us chuckle. The West Bank party goes from 5pm to 8:30; the evening culminates with the lighting of the iconic Algiers bonfires. The Soul Rebels and Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys are bringing the music, and plenty of local caterers are bringing good food

4 Michael Goi at NOCCA

If you’re into something a little more cerebral (and slightly cinematic), on Sat (Dec 7) at 7pm, catch cinematographer at Michael Goi at NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre, 2800 Chartres Street. Goi Is the director of photography for director of photography for American Horror Story and Glee. $10 general admission.

5 WWOZ 33rd Birthday Block Party

On Saturday (Dec 7) afternoon, WWOZ is hosting it’s 33rd Birthday Block Party t at Kermit’s Speakeasy on 1535 Basin Street. Expect live music by the Baby Boyz Brass Band and Guitar Slim Jr and cooking by Mr Ruffins.

6 Second Line like ya mean it

On Sunday (Dec 8), the New Generation Social Aid and Pleasure Club and Nkrumah Better Boys are having their Second Line at noon, rolling from A.L. Davis Park (Washington & LaSalle). Click here for the route information.


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