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SAMEDI

July 26th

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Historic New Orleans Collection, 10:30a.m.
1964 film stars Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten

 

Renee Broadhead: Unveiled and P.L. Jones: Bonded By Blood
Garden District Books, 2-3:30p.m.
Two YA authors read from their supernatural novels

 

Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
UNO Human Performance Center, 5p.m.
vs. Hattiesburg & Chicago ($15)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Symbols of the Illuminati in New Orleans
Zeitgeist, 6:30p.m.
They’re reeeeeal (presented by Tony Green)

 

New Orleans Voodoo vs. San Antonio Talons
Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.
Local arena football

 

Ceremony, Nothing, Back to Back, Heat Dust
Mudlark, 7p.m.
Cali & Philly punk rock ($5)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

Steely Dan
Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.
Kings of cool-dad rock ($62+)

 

Bantam Foxes
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Local indie band incorporates fuzzy blues rock ($10)

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. shadow cast the Well Hung Speakers

 

HUSTLE!
Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.
DJ Soul Sister’s rare groove dance party
 

DIMANCHE

July 27th

Double Indemity
Prytania Theatre, 10a.m.
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in the classic noir

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 4p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Musical Meditation
Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.
Ft. vibraphonist James Westfall

 

ZOOvie Nights
Audobon Zoo, 7p.m.
Family-friendly outdoor screening of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial ($5)

 

Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Saenger Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Benefiting the Tipitina’s Foundation ($40+)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)


  Arts

Freshly Minted Interview

A Talk with Rejected Youth Nation



As part of their ongoing interview series, NoDef's partners at Music at the Mint talk to New Orleans natives Rejected Youth Nation, featuring Omari Neville on vocals. Visit Music at the Mint online for more details. 


Film Review: Venus in Fur



Why did I enjoy Venus in Fur so much? Visually, it's definitely an indoor exercise. The only exterior happens during the opening shot, as we follow the camera from a stormy, empty street into a deserted theater. 


Trashy Diva Backs Tipitina’s Foundation


by Ashley Rouen

Trashy Diva is racking up support for the Tipitina’s Foundation on Friday, July 25.  All day, 20 perent of sales from the clothing boutique's French Quarter outlet will go to fund the Foundation’s Sunday Youth Music Workshop, as they continue to foster musical growth in the community.  


Casting Their Lot

Film Project Focuses on Improving Algiers 'Park'



Filmmaker Russell Blanchard didn't intend to start a new project when he went into Black Star Books & Caffe, just a block from his Algiers home. But, as many neighborhood conversations go in New Orleans, he got to talking to Black Star owner Baakir Tyehimba about the closest blight.


Loop South Levels on Movie Sound Production


by Christopher Romaguera

With increased movie production in New Orleans, more learning opportunities are also emergin for pros and locals alike. This weekend, the New Orleans Video Access Center is set to offer the latest installment of a course series on movie sound production titled In the Loop. The Saturday (7-26) class on Intro to Loop Recording for Actors will be presented with Loop South. 


Indoor Film Series at NOMA Spotlights Mexican Master


The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the New Orleans Film Society are once again teaming up to show movies among the rarefied art in City Park. For the hotter, soggier summer months, the latest cinematic series will move into the museum's marbled halls, and focus on the work of a famed Mexican cinematographer.


Pace Connects the Dots of Comedy


"Do your best, be funny, and don't be a dick." That represents comedian Duncan Pace's three maxims for anyone wanting to be a part of the New Orleans comedy scene. "That's a great combination of rules.  And other comedy scenes might not have 'Don't be a dick.' And they would be great comedy scenes, and there may be great comedians, but the environment would be more cut-throat."  


Behind the Lens: 48 Hr. Film Project


The 48 Hour Film Project kicked off last Friday evening with teams receiving their instructions and picking their genres out of a hat. The groups gathered in the ballroom of Maison St. Charles, anxious to get started, and knowing that a hectic, sleepless 48 hours lay in store. Submissions of the four to seven minute films had to be submitted no later than 7:30p.m. Sunday.

 


Hit Me America


Smash into the Republic this Wednesday at 7 p.m.for the premier of an upcoming series called the HIT ME AMERICA Louisiana Jam Sessions. Co-hosted by Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr., the songwriters’ showcase will premiere eighteen individual musicians whose challenge is to write a hit song in one hour with the help of a live audience. Producer Steven Scaffidi has teamed up with the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame to film Wednesday’s event as well as subsequent jams, all eventually set for broadcast.


A Mid-Summer's Night Scene

Reviews: The Dying City, The Human Buffet, Behind My Enemy's Eyes



With NOLA's major producers stilling their big guns until autumn and nearly everybody financially able skedaddled out of town, summer is the humid season of works-in-progress, festivals and, especially, vanity productions, (No disrespect intended: over a third of my résumé, including some of the highlights, is of shows created by or featuring me, for which I picked up the tab.)


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