Red Star celebrates the 'Dead'
Not that "Dead." No, we're talking Day of the Dead, as in the Mexican holiday that brings Latino families together to pray and remember friends and relatives who are no longer among the living. Red Star puts a twist on things this Friday with their Fourth Annual Day of the Dead Party.
Hosted by local painter/musician Hunter Roth, the party will include music from the reunited band Brown Leaf Vertigo, Procrastinator & The Electric Painter, and the Color Pixels. In addition, art from Roth, Patrick Brabham, Charles Barbier, Natalie Clay, Paul Neff, Gina Martinez and more will be on display. With that much art, music and enough Mezcal shots to make you feel like a shriveled-up Mexican worm, what better way to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos is there? Call Red Star at (225) 346-8454 to find out more.
Halloween with Multiple Personalities?
Let's say you want to curl up to a classic horror film for Halloween. Let's say you've only got a $5 to spend for Halloween because all your cash went to buying that less-than-demure Little Bo Peep costume. Well, then the grand finale of Baton Rouge Gallery's annual Movies & Music on the Lawn series is the spot for you.
Bring a picnic blanket and a bottle of wine with you and make your way to the lawn behind the Gallery for a special screening of the 1920 film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The silent film will be shown on a towering inflatable movie screen from the shadows of which Cohen & the Ghost will provide the soundtrack, live!
So let's recap: Five bucks gets you an outdoor movie screening of a film classic and a live performance by Cohen & the Ghost. Oh, did I mention free popcorn? Things start up at 8 p.m. Go to batonrougegallery.org to find out more.
The best movie ever, back on the big screen
Maybe Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde isn't your thing. Unless you just don't like movies, Citizen Kane ought to be. Widely picked by numerous film critics as the best film ever produced, Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece is an amazing work of art. The film tells the story of a newspaper magnate and reaches the conclusion, as one critic wrote, "people are the sum of their contradictions, and can't be known easily."
Citizen Kane will be shown as part of the Manship Theatre's Classic Film Series on November 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets won't even run you $10 to catch this seminal work of film and storytelling the way you were meant to - on the big screen. Visit manshiptheatre.com for more details.