Thursday – Sunday / ARTy your tail off : This weekend, Hand-in-Glove, a national organization that challenges traditional formats for the production and reception of art, will hold its third annual conference in the Big Easy. 400+ art-oriented individuals from across the country will focus on our city’s art, specifically St. Claude’s burgeoning art scene. Conference events will include several panel discussions, art tours, a mixer at the Den of Muses, a dinner discussion and more. For a detailed schedule of events and locations, see the official site. Registration is $50. For more on the event, read NolaVie writer Carol Pulitzer’s story about it here.
Friday – Saturday / Midnight moVIE : Catch a late night movie and sip on booze you’ve brought from home. And you don’t even have to smuggle that wine bottle in under your jacket; it’s BYOB each night. At midnight, Prytania Theatre (5339 Prytania) is screening 80s breakdance-themed film Breakin’ with “queen of rare groove” host DJ Soul Sister. Tickets $10.
Friday – Sunday : This ain’t no block party / Celebrate the history and community of the Tremé neighborhood with Tremé Culture Fest. Event highlights include a gumbo cook-off Friday morning, a guided neighborhood stroll and bar hop Friday evening, a series of brass band performances Saturday, and the Tremé United All-Woman Second Line on Sunday. For the full event line-up, with locations, visit the official site. The events are free and open to the public.
Saturday / Adult trick-or-treat : Mid City Neighborhood Organization hosts a fun alternative to pub crawls — a Mid-City Porch Crawl. The Halloween-themed crawl begins at Finn McCool’s (3701 Banks) and leads groups of crawlers to spooky and festive porches of Mid-City. Each porch will offer a New Orleans Rum cocktail, as well as bites from Mid-City eateries. The crawl concludes back at Finn McCool’s, where awards for best costumes and porches will be handed out. Event starts at 5 PM. Tickets (inclusive of food and and drinks) are $45 in advance ($35 for mcno members), or $50 at the door. Costumes encouraged.
Saturday / Live Music NOLA weekend pick : Despite the staggering amount of live music in New Orleans, there are only a handful of quality young rock bands in the city. Thankfully, Baton Rouge has emerged as a hub for exciting, innovative bands, including Moon Honey (formerly Twin Killers), who will play an album release show at One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse) at 9 PM. NOLA’s own Sun Hotel opens with their anthemic, thoughtful indie rock. Tickets $10. Check out a video of Moon Honey’s new single here and more of their music here.
Sunday / Dat ‘suma : The French Market kicks off the beginning of satsuma season with, what else but, their Satsuma Celebration. The event includes a satsuma peeling contest, satsuma juggling lessons, satsuma baked goods, and satsuma food and drink demos. So hopefully you like satsumas. Free and open to the public.
Chelsea Lee is assistant editor of NolaVie. Email comments to her at email@example.com.