The Progressive’s Weekend: 8/23 – 8/25

It’s the last weekend of August 2019 here in New Orleans (and around the world, too). If you don’t already know, we at Big Easy Magazine have a calendar section full of regularly updated events and happenings for you and yours – check it out and plan ahead for some great times!

Now, let’s look at some of what’s going on tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday in The Big Easy:

Persistence of Vision: A Three-Day Horror Film Event – Friday through Sunday, at Three Keys

The New Orleans Horror Film Festival may have just released their lineup for the September event, but for those of us to impatient to wait on a scare-fix, comes Persistence of Vision this weekend! Presented by DCAP Media, ACE Hotel New Orleans, and Creepy Fest, this series features cocktail parties, musical acts, zine readings, and movies like Get Out and the original Poltergeist. Come for the ghouls, leave feeling aghast!

27th Cutting Edge Music Conference Electronic Music Showcase – Saturday, at The Art Garage

The Southern Electronic Music Conference hosts this showcase of electronic music at no charge for the general public. More than for dance purposes, the conference will look to shine light on genres of music from EDM to Turntablism. From 10 PM to 2:30 AM.

Backyard BBQ & Slip & Slide for Immigration Rights – Sunday, at Grow Dat Youth Farm

“Food, libations and fun in the sun in support of a great cause!” That cause being Immigration Services & Legal Advocacy (ISLA), with all proceeds going to “defend the rights of our immigrant communities and advocate for a just and humane immigration policy.” It’s $35 all you can eat, drink, and splash, from 4 PM til dark.

IWO Annual Luncheon – Saturday, at The Cannery

The Independent Women’s Organization will play host to Rep. Jahana Hayes at their annual luncheon this year! Hayes is seeking re-election in 2020, and will be speaking at this gathering about a variety of issues. Tickets are $55 for members and $60 for non-members. From 10:30/11 AM to 2 PM.

Bill Arceneaux has been an independent writer and film critic in the New Orleans area since 2011, working with outlets like Film Threat, DIG Baton Rouge, Crosstown Conversations, and Occupy. He is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association and is Rotten Tomatoes approved. Follow him on Twitter: @billreviews

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