Sixty-Second Weekend: Sports Of All Sorts
It’s hard to believe that May is over, and as summer creeps in the entertainment has yet to come to a lull. There’s music to hear, sports to watch, performances to bet on, and it all starts now:
Pine Leaf Boys (10 p.m.) — This is a Cajun band that doesn’t stick to Cajun country — the Pine Leaf Boys are always on tour, playing shows and festivals around the world, but these Southern Louisianians come home to play their Cajun and Creole classics up in Lafayette and down here in NOLA when we’re lucky. Tonight they cozy up at d.b.a. for an intimate and fun performance, before hitting the road again. Not to be missed.
Zephyrs (7 p.m.) — Among the many hidden gems along Airline Drive (roller skating, laser tag, bingo), is a baseball field where the mighty Zephyrs play. Tonight, on their home turf, the New Orleans Zephyrs face off against The (Texas) Round Rock Express. Come out and support the boys, and discover the rest of the wonder that is an evening on Airline Drive.
New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling (8 p.m.) — For just over three years and counting, NOLAW has recruited ladies of all shapes and sizes to find her inner persona, dress the part, and put a fist up for a good cause. The New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling League comes out of Charlottesville, VA, and now has leagues in cities across America. This crew started small, with brawls happening down on St. Claude at the Allways Lounge, until moving on to Handsome Willies and The Rusty Nail. After growing out of the Howlin' Wolf, these wrastlin’ femmes have found a home at One Eyed Jacks. Tonight’s theme is "Surf and Turf" — and although it’s hard to remember this is a fundraiser, all proceeds go to the Nola to Angola project. Still not sure what actually goes down? #Seeingisbelieving.
Mobb Deep (9 p.m.) — Reunion is in the air, as the legendary Prodigy and Havoc come together at Maison this weekend. A generation of history (and beef) between them, these partners paved the early '90s way along with Wu-Tang, The Lox, Big L, and NY HipHop that came out of the plaid era. If you’re big on MD you’ve got your favorite tracks, so hope to hear "Shook Ones", part I & II, and then go home and listen to MF Doom’s Special Blend.
And of course, if you happen to wander over to Woldenberg park, you may find an oyster or two…