Don’t Miss These Events: Jan. 17-23

‘THE ROOM’ LIVE WITH TOMMY WISEAU
AND GREG SESTERO

Billed as “a cinematic train wreck you won’t want to miss,” cult hit and midnight movie staple “The Room” returns to the Prytania Theater, this time accompanied by writer/director Tommy Wiseau, who also stars, and costar Greg Sestero. Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. and midnight at the Prytania, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. (504) 891-2787. $15.

610 STOMPERS HEADBANGERS BALL

The ‘80s inspired all-male Carnival marching sensations debut this season’s dance moves at the third annual Sweet 610 Debutante Ball, benefiting the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. Food, music, crowning of the king and queen. Friday at the Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., at 8 p.m. $50 at the door or visit: http://3rdannual610debball.eventbrite.com/#.

‘SOUL FOOD JUNKIES’

Byron Hurt’s documentary explores the relationship between soul food and African-American cultural identity and health, good and bad. Also under a microscope in the film: the food industry and the food justice movement. Friday, at 6 p.m. as part of the Community Cinema series at Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Free. (504) 569-9070.

‘PETER AND THE WOLF’

Young Aspirations / Young Artists’ fourth annual performance of “Peter and the Wolf,” with music by Sergei Prokofiev and glass artwork by YA/YA. In a free production demonstration Friday 6-9 p.m., the characters of Peter and the Wolf come to life in glass art creation. The performance is Sunday at the glass studio at 3924 Conti St., Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 and 4 p.m. $7; children free. (504) 529-3306.

‘SHAKEDOWN’ AIDS MUSICIAN’S CLINIC

The Krewe du Vieux holds a benefit for the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic to raise money for the health-care home serving 2,000 local musicians and tradition-bearers. Participating in “The Shakedown” include the New Orleans Suspects featuring members of the Neville Brothers band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Radiators and the James Brown Band. Special guests will include Dr. John, George Porter Jr. and Bonerama. Thursday, at Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St. in the Warehouse District. Doors open at 8 p.m., showtime is at 9 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (504) 415-3514.