For this third edition of Gambit and WWL-TV's 3-Day Weekend, my foster morning family threw me for a loop: the surprise return of eccentric uncle Eric Paulsen. At first I wasn't sure what to make of his untethered references (how does one retort Blues Traveler?), but then I realized he was just messing with me. Paulsen, you got me with the oldest morning-show hand grenade in the book! Blues Traveler. What a nut.

Park the Van five-year anniversary

9 p.m. Friday, Marigny Theatre

(Gambit feature)

Quintron and Miss Pussycat

10 p.m. Saturday, One Eyed Jacks

(Gambit pick)

Hot Chip

11 p.m. Saturday, Republic

(Gambit pick)

Friday the 13th

Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre


Noon Saturday-Sunday, Prytania Theatre

A Raisin In the Sun

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Bean Community Theater

Angus Lind signs Prime Angus

7 p.m. Friday, Rock 'n' Bowl; 3 p.m. Sunday, Barnes & Noble

(Gambit feature)

Diana Grove signs Dot.Conned

Noon Saturday, Maple Street Book Shop

(Gambit review)

Sugar skull demonstration

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum

"Metamorphoses," paintings by Saskia Ozols Eubanks

Closes Saturday, Soren Christensen Gallery

(Gambit review)

"En Plein Air," inaugural group invitational exhibition feat. Auseklis Ozols

Closes Saturday, Garden District Gallery