POSTED Fri. Jan 24, 2014

Don't be scared of the snow!

Don't be scared of the snow!
Adam Karlin
Written by ADAM KARLIN
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Alright New Orleans – I know some of you have seen snow and decided the apocalypse is upon us, but don’t be deterred from heading out of your houses, because there’s a lot going on this weekend.

1 Lunar Lagniappe Party!

Warm yourself up tonight (Jan 24) at what will certainly be the greatest, most awesome, most amazing, most every-other-hyperbolic adjective you can think of party that 2014 has yet seen (see what I did there?). No, really, the Lunar Lagniappe Party is gonna be a lot of fun, and as a bonus, it supports a good cause too. The annual charity party from the good folks at Krewe de Lune will be held at the Rusty Nail (1100 Constance) from 7-11pm. Expect live music by Les Autres, DJ Ann, Heatwave: New Orleans, a dance performance by The Star-Steppin’ Cosmonaughties and raffle prizes. Get in early for complimentary Moon Shooters, the krewe’s specialty mixed shot.

Tickets can be purchased via PayPal by sending $10.00 per ticket to the email krewedelunepayments@gmail.com. Put your name for will call in the comment section. Or, $12 at the door. Money raised at the party will benefit Eden House, a two-year residential program for women who have been commercially and sexually exploited.

2 Peaches at One-Eyed Jack's

I don’t know why cold weather lends itself to electro-pop, but by God it does, and as such you might want to check out Peaches tonight at One-Eyed Jack’s (615 Toulouse) at 9pm tonight (Jan 24). I’m not sure if I can write about some of the Canadian perfomer’s most popular songs here, but they’re catchy, raunchy and fun, and we reckon this show will be all of the above, especially seeing as local favorites Quintron and Miss Pussycat are supplementing the set with a DJ set.

Images courtesy of Peaches.

3 Hooray for Indywood

In one of the best developments we can imagine for local cinema buffs, Indywood has opened at 630 Elysian Fields, in the old Wash-Dry-Fold. The art house theater shows independently made films with a Louisiana focus, and is screening shows through the weekend; see their website for more details. We’re excited for Water Like Stone (pictured above), a documentary on coastal Leeville, LA. Tickets are $5, and BYOB is encouraged.

4 Chewbacchus+costume show=amazing

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is holding their annual fashion show/throw down of stellar proportions on Saturday (Jan 25): Set Your Phasers to Stunning! In a city full of good costume parties, I do not feel remiss saying this event, which showcases the science fiction themed Krewe’s considerable home tailoring abilities, will be one of the best costume parties of the year. From 8pm-midnight at The Howlin’ Wolf (907 S Peters); tickets are $10 at the door.

5 The Houma, art and migration

The New Orleans Museum of Art, in conjunction with A Studio in the Woods, and in honor of the publication of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, is initiating a series of public programs inspired by the Atlas’s compilation of maps and essays. On Fri (Jan 24), at 6:30pm at NOMA, musician and historian Grayhawk Perkins will recount his personal recollections of basket making amongst the Houma in south Louisiana; admission is free.

ON Saturday (Jan 25), head out to St Bernard Parish, at the Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society, (1357 Bayou Road), where Unfathomable City contributor Monique Verdin and coauthor Rebecca Snedeker, Rebecca Mwase of Cry You One and Scott Eustis of the Gulf Restoration Network will speak on Houma migrations and coastal erosion. At 3pm; admission free.

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