Things to do for October 13, 2011
Belly Dancers, Foie Gras and Depeche Mode
The weekend is fine-tuning itself.
Belly Dancing and Sing-Alongs at DocFest
During this two-week, documentary-only film fest, you’ll be able to watch movies about a family of voluptuous belly dancers in Cairo or sing along to ’80s synthpop headliners like New Order, A-ha and Depeche Mode—complete with on-screen lyrics. On the off chance you’ll need them.
This old Cadillac showroom turned American music hall is reopening with rock legends like Ray Manzarek (the cofounder of the Doors) and the Fixx. There’ll be cocktails and edible options like bacon tater tots and fried chicken spring rolls. The food upstaging Ray is a distinct possibility.
Feasting on Foie Gras at Lafitte
If you like foie and think a little goes a long way, Sunday’s five-course foie gras dinner might throw you for a loop. But if you want to eat foie in cannelloni, stewed and with steak, then you should partake—in solidarity against the impending ban, of course.
If there’s anything you’d travel for, it could very well be scoops of Humphry Slocombe’s Secret Breakfast. But just so you know, these guys are branching out FiDi-side every Tuesday and bringing their ice cream and popsicles along with. Think of Tuesday as your bye.
Expect the sort of feast suitable for Henry VIII, and you’ve got this whole-salmon, whole-porchetta, whole-seven-layer-cake extravaganza. It’s all paired with magnums of beer and wine from the guys at Heart and the Monk’s Kettle—in case you get thirsty...