Red Dress Run, Dirty Linen Night, comedy fest for reproductive rights and more New Orleans events coming up Aug. 9-15 | Events


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Red Dress Run

Day drinking, running in the summer heat and matching a dress and running shoes may not sound desirable to everybody, but the New Orleans Hash House Harriers wrap them into a single event held the second Saturday of every August. This year, that’s Aug. 13, and the Red Dress Run begins in Crescent Park, where the first kegs will be tapped at 9 am The run starts at 10 am on North Peters Street, where there will be more beer trucks. The event includes live music and food after the run. The running group donates proceeds from the annual fun run to area nonprofits and charities. Information and advanced registration are available at neworleanshash.com. Runners also can register on the day of the run but only cash will be accepted.

Father John Misty

Joshua Tillman turned to the retro stylings of big bands and lush orchestration for his April release “Chloe and the Next 20th Century,” his fifth album released under his Father John Misty moniker. His voice is gentle and steady from songs like “Q4” to long lyrical pieces like “The Next 20th Century.” He performs at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday, Aug. 13. British former model and actress turned singer-songwriter Suki Waterehouse just released her debut album, “I Can’t Let Go.” She opens at 8 pm Find tickets at ticketmaster.com.

Dirty Linen Night

Art and antique galleries are among the more than 45 businesses along Royal Street opening for Dirty Linen Night. Formed 19 years ago in response to White Linen Night in the Warehouse District, it highlights local artists and businesses in the French Quarter. Dirty Linen is from 6 pm to 9 pm Saturday, Aug. 13, but some participants have special events outside those hours. Purchasing a wristband for the event is good for beer, wine and cocktails. Most venues are in the 300 to 1100 blocks of Royal. Find wristbands and information on dirtylinen.org for details.

‘How Did This Get Made?’

For the last decade, actors and comedians Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas have talked about terrible movies on their podcast “How Did This Get Made?” The trio is joined on each episode by a special guest — usually another comedian, like Doug Benson, or a filmmaker such as Kevin Smith and Dan Harmon — to analyze the schlock we can’t stop watching. Episodes have covered everything from “Battlefield Earth” to “Howard the Duck” and “Spice World.” The podcast is on a live show tour with a stop at The Fillmore at 6 pm Friday, Aug. 12, to talk about John Woo’s New Orleans shot Jean-Claude Van Damme mullet masterpiece “Hard Target.” Tickets are $25.50 through hdtgminfo.com.

‘No Laughing Matter’ Comedy Fest

“No Laughing Matter: A Female Comedy Festival” will feature 10 New Orleans comedians raising funds to support reproductive rights. The fest features Amy Collins, Bobbi Jeanne Misick, Carin Chapman, JQ Palms, Kymbra Li, Lee Glass, Mary Devon Dupuy, Nkechi Chibueze, Samantha Bednarz and Shep Kelly along with special guests Simone Maya and Nina Szarka and host Boyfriend. Proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Abortion Fund and Women with a Vision. “No Laughing Matter” takes place at 7 pm Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Howlin’ Wolf. Tickets are $15 through thehowlinwolf.com.

NOJO Tribute to Oretha Castle Haley (POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER)

Adonis Rose leads the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in a tribute to civil rights leader Oretha Castle Haley, who was a leader in the fights against segregation and for voting rights. New Orleans changed a stretch of Dryades Street to Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in 1989, a couple of years after her death.

Sister Hazel

Though not exactly a one-hit wonder, Sister Hazel has not repeated the splash it made with the late ’90s single “All For You.” The band’s pop-friendly alt-rock sound has drifted toward folk and alt country in recent recordings. At 8 pm Thursday, Aug. 11, at House of Blues. Find tickets at houseofblues.com.

Teenage Halloween

Queer power pop band Teenage Halloween is on summer tour and swings through New Orleans for a show with Pope and Mesopeak at 9 pm Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Gasa Gasa. Tickets are $15 at ticketweb.com.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sweet Sensations Shadowcast will make you shiver with antici—pation when it hosts a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadowcast performance at 9 pm Friday, Aug. 12, ate One Eyed Jacks. Tickets are $15 general, $20-$35 seated and VIP. Fine more info at oneeyedjacks.net.

Little Bird

Little Bird’s psychedelic indie rock bristles with electronic flourishes and alternately spacey and jazzy interludes. The Charleston outfit released “Proxima” in a sequence of EPs last year. Epic Reflexes opens at 9 pm Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Gasa Gasa. Tickets $15 through Ticketweb.com.

New Orleans Salsa Bachata Festival

The dance festival features professional dancers, DJs, performances, social dancing sessions and parties with themes from Harry Potter to Hawaiian luau. Workshops range from dance styles for different experience levels to lifts and tricks. The festival is Aug. 11-15. Many events are at the New Orleans Marriott. Visit nolasalsabachatafest.com for information and registration.


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