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Cast members from "Bless You, Boys : Redemp-SEAN"

Cast members of “Bless You, Boys : Redemp-SEAN”

Thursday – Saturday / A dramatiza-SEAN : With the Saints season opener just behind us, Shine Productions has orchestrated a limited-time Saints-themed comedy show, “Bless Ya, Boys: Redemp-SEAN,” at Castle Theatre (501 Williams Blvd., Kenner). The show premieres Thursday and will run through Saturday and again next Thursday and Friday, at 8 PM. For tickets ($25 each) click here, or call 504-287-4707.

Friday / Dinner and a ZOO-vie : The folks over at Audubon Zoo invites you to join them for a screening of Zookeeper (a 2011 film, staring Kevin James) on the zoo’s outdoor projector. Dinner will be available for purchase from food trucks : The Fat Falafel, La Cocinita, and Rue Chow. You are also welcome to bring your own meal. Prior to the film, a DJ will blast some tunes. Doors open at 6 PM, and the film begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available online or at the door for $5. Feel free to bring chairs and blankets.

Sign up at The Irish House to participate in their "Halfway to Saint Patrick's Day" triathlon.

Sign up at The Irish House to participate in their “Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day” triathlon.

Friday – Sunday / Keen on green? : In case you didn’t get enough corned beef, beer, and green shenanigans on March 17th, The Irish House (1432 St. Charles) will tide you over this weekend, as they celebrate the halfway mark until Saint Patrick’s Day ’14. Festivities begin at 2 PM Friday and 8 AM Saturday and Sunday, with food and drink specials, Irish music and dancing, a Jaffa cake eating competition, an Irish Triathlon (Guinness darts and cabbage tossing? Yes, please!), and more. For the full lineup of events, click here, and to register for the triathlon, sign up in-person at the Irish House.

Friday – Sunday / Monster Bash : Celebrate the spookiness of Friday the 13th, and I don’t mean by walking under ladders and seeking out black cats. Attend Monster Party Gras, a horror, sic-fi, and fantasy-themed convention — complete with genre celebrities, merchandise, and contests. The celebration will begin at 6 PM Friday, 11 AM Saturday, and 11 AM Sunday, at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal (500 Canal Street). Event highlights include a spooky beauty pageant — ‘Miss Gnaw’lins,’ an evil screen puppet exhibit, costume contest, and dark burlesque show, featuring Gia Nova. Tickets (online or at the door) start at $25.

The St Claude Night Market

The St Claude Night Market

Saturday / ARTy bus : Our linens, which have already gone from white to dirty, are about to get filthy. Frenchman Art Market and the St Claude Market have partnered up to link their gallery openings together via a party (or art-y) bus for Filthy Linen Night. The retro wheels will transport gallery goers from the Frenchman Art Market (619 Frenchman Street) to the following three stops on St Claude: the St Claude Night Market and Press Street’s Antenna Gallery, Good Children Gallery, and Hi Ho Lounge; the bus will make continuous loops from 8 – 10:45 PM. Each stop will have a donation bar. You can purchase wristbands at any of the gallery openings, St Claude Market, or Hi Ho Lounge for $3, which includes unlimited use of the bus, the night of, from 7 – 9:30 PM.


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