Next Week Today is a selection of our picks from the upcoming week’s events, published every Sunday at 11 a.m. We’ll give you juuuuuust enough detail to whet your whistle, and then let you do the digging. In other words, these are the events we recommend giving a second, perhaps even third glance as you wend your way along the path to entertainment.
There’s a lot more happening this week than these picks, but I’m gonna keep it tight on the recommendations anyway. If none of these tickle your fancy, take a dig through the listings, you’ll probably find something to your liking.
Caroline Rose / Tōth (Saturn, 8 p.m.) — Caroline Rose’s latest release, the 2020 album Superstar (follow-up to her breakout LP LONER) is a concept album that follows a fame-seeking anti-hero through experiences loosely based on her own, and while it makes experiencing the album more linear, it’s a fascinating character study that sees Rose flexing her production skills alongside her already ample songwriting chops.
Sammy Rae & The Friends / The Collection (Saturn, 8 p.m.) — Sammy Rae & The Friends make feel-good music so wrapped in skillful delivery that you might get distracted for a second by all the jazzy, funktastic detailing, but when that second is over, the big ol’ smile on your face and the tap in your toes will bring you back to the core of the experience, which is that you, my friend, are having fun.
Moonage Daydream (Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema, 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m.) — This is your last chance to catch this visionary documentary covering the kaleidoscope that was David Bowie’s creative journey through space and time. Featuring plenty of new footage and 40 remastered songs, this is the first film given the go-ahead by the Bowie estate, and boy is it an absolutely gorgeous one.
Tab Benoit with special guests Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Iron City, 8 p.m.) — Tab Benoit has plenty of accolades on his own. He’s a Grammy-nominated blues musician, with five Blues Music Awards under his belt, and has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Add to the mix The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a New Orleans institution that have been collaborating with a wide range of popular artists for over 40 years, and you’ve got yourself a show worth attending.