3-Day Weekend: Oct. 23-25

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For years I railed against the garish lighting, canned segues, Stepford cadences and nervous paper-shuffling of TV newscasts. Then, with one cheery "Welcome to the WWL morning family!" from the charming Rob Nelson, I melted — and became one of them. Every Thursday morning at 7:45 a.m., catch Rob and I counting down the weekend's hottest activities. Or, if you happen to feel that's a godforsaken hour when no human should be awake, let alone on camera (start the letter campaign, please), you can read all about it here, in your skivvies and stubble, at the crack of noon like a normal person. Gambit's 3-day-weekend rundown for Oct. 23-25:

MUSIC

Rik Slave & the Phantoms

10 p.m. Friday at the Circle Bar

Pumpkin

8 p.m. Saturday at the AllWays Lounge

Black Heart Procession

10 p.m. Sunday at One Eyed Jacks

(Gambit preview)

FILM

Vampire Film Fest

Friday-Monday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center

(Gambit preview)

Army of Darkness

Midnight Friday-Saturday at Prytania Theatre

STAGE

Loup Garou

5 p.m. Friday-Sunday at City Park

(Gambit review)

Rocky Horror Show

7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. Saturday at Westwego Performing Arts Theatre

EVENTS

Oktoberfest

5 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Deutsches Haus

(Gambit feature)

Costumes from Old Clothes workshop

10 a.m. Saturday at the Green Project

(Look for the Gambit Q&A in next week's Green Matters)

ART

"William Woodward: An American Impressionist in New Orleans"

New Orleans Museum of Art

"Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Made in America"

Newcomb Art Gallery

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