Dumpster diving is an art, a contact sport and a way of life for many people who detest waste and can't afford to buy food. Nearly 900 million go hungry every year. Big number. The documentary film Dive! examines the role of food in a society that throws away half of all that it produces by exploring the cultural phenomenon of dumpster diving...
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Written by Dege Legg
Dumpster diving is an art, a contact sport and a way of life for many people who detest waste and can't afford to buy food. Nearly 900 million go hungry every year. Big number. The documentary film Dive! examines the role of food in a society that throws away half of all that it produces by exploring the cultural phenomenon of dumpster diving - the act of consuming food pulled from grocery store dumpsters and trash cans. On Jan. 8, AcA holds a special screening of Dive! with producer and director Jeremy Seifert as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. www.divethefilm.com
Pompadours, pointy shoes, fedora hats and double-breasted jackets usually mean it's swing time. Either that or somebody's making a gangster movie. The N'awlins Johnnys do the boogie woogie and turn themselves round, round like a record, baby with rockabilly, bolo-roots and swing at Blue Moon on Jan. 8.
Born in a log cabin in Alabama and supposedly named after one of the founders of the Masons, Hank Williams Sr. is regarded as one of the greatest country musicians of all time. The original country outlaw, Hank Sr. suffered from severe alcoholism and drug addiction - dying at age 29 - but he wrote some great songs. All it takes is a song for people to forgive you for all the bad stuff you did. So take note, if you don't have a few good tunes to pull your ass out of the fire, better move it along, buddy. On Jan. 8, the Liberty Theater in Eunice hosts a Tribute to Hank Williams Sr. with performances by Hugh Harris, DL Menard, Terry Huval, Valerie Andrus and John Trahan. 6 p.m.
On Jan. 8 get ready for some peace-loving, life-affirming, nature-digging grooviness. Bisbano's hosts An Evening of Gaia Grooves featuring Sassafras, Riffs of Griff and Blue Squirrel.
There aren't many all-ages venues in Acadiana, but the few that are there should be frequented by as many raging teenagers as possible. MVC on the Breaux Bridge Highway hosts Alone Morgue, Catalepsy, Suspect Terror, Elysium and I Monarch on Jan. 7. Go check them out and support the young scene.
COME IN FROM THE COLD SERIES
Barnes & Noble's Come in from the Cold music series is back this winter season. Local roots musicians take time out to play special in-store, acoustic sets and hock some merch. On Jan. 6, Chubby Carrier kicks off this season's first show with his zydeco jam.
Come in from the Cold Series:
Jan. 6 Chubby Carrier
Jan. 13 Pine Leaf Boys
Jan. 22 Eric Pete signs copies of latest novel
Jan. 27 D. L. Menard
Jan. 27 Feufollet
Jan. 20 Cedric Watson (TBA)
Dub Monkeys from Outer Bass with Baby D., Partymonster, The Reaching Hand and Sour D play Artmopshere on Jan. 7Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie play Whiskey River on Jan. 9Roxie Le Rouge presents the Appeteazers at the Elephant Room on Jan. 8Julie Williams, Rex Moreaux and Jacob Thomas play Artmosphere on Jan. 8On Jan. 7, Baton Rouge folksters Denton Hatcher and Polly Pry play Blue MoonGerard Delafose and the Zydeco Gators play Café des Amis on Jan. 8 Damon Troy plays Cowboys on Jan. 8On Jan. 9, Corey Arceneaux plays Randol's Restaurant Road Doctor Revue plays The Shed BBQ in Scott on Jan. 7On Jan. 8, Hugh & the Wrecking Crew play The Wild Salmon... "Squash" plays Cite des Arts on Jan. 9. AKA J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices.