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Defender Picks



August 20th

Some Like It Hot
Prytania Theatre, 10a.m.

Billy Wilder’s classic stars Marilyn Monroe


Wednesdays at the Point
Algiers Point, 5:30-8:30p.m.

This week ft. Mississippi Rail Company, Johnny Sansone, Collin Lake (free)


Ties that Bind: Louisiana and Senegal
Historic NO Collection, 6p.m.

Illustrated lecture on history of slavery by HNOC staff (free)


What Is Cinema?
Contemporary Arts Cetner, 7p.m.

Director Chuck Workman’s visual essay on the form ($7)


6x6: Six 10-Minute Plays
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

A staged reading perfect for short attention spans


American Aquarium
the BEATnik, 7:30p.m.

Alt-country rockers out of Raleigh, NC ($10)


The Pinettes Brass Band
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

World’s only all-female brass band


Helen Gillet
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Unique cellist brings her magic to a solo show ($10)


August 21st

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. New Orleans Concert Band Clarinet Choir ($10)


One Republic
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.

Boy-band fans rejoice ($45+)


Groovesect, Grandma’s Boy
Joy Theater, 7p.m.

Dinner and a movie—it’s the Joy Social Club


Allways Lounge, 8p.m.

Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts


Patrick Shuttleswerth Wants to Make You Deaf
Circle Bar, 10p.m.

With special guet Leo DeJesus ($5)


August 22nd

Friday Nights At NOMA
NOMA, 6-8p.m.

Murals on Screen continues with La Perla, plus gallery talk by artist Jim Richard


Allways Lounge, 8p.m.

Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts


Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Indywood, 9:15p.m.

Indywood screens Lars von Triers’ sex drama


Social Set, Eskimoses, The Local Skank
Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.
Perky funk-pop and folk rock ($8)


Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Ft. Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Naughty Professor


TNM Presents: Stupid Time Machine
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

NOLA's nationally recognized sketch comedy troupe ($8)


August 23rd

Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
UNO Human Performance Center, 5 p.m.

vs. TBA


Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Indywood, 6:30p.m.
Indywood screens Lars von Triers’ sex drama


Jake Owen
Champions Square, 7p.m.
Pop-country personified ($42+)


Crosby, Stills & Nash
Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.
Fathers of popular folk music ($80+)


Allways Lounge, 8p.m.
Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts


HipHoptions Launch Party
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Ft. Bujie and The HighRise, Rei The Imperial, DIVVVY UP, Meta//Quirk


Lillian Axe
Tipitina’s, 9p.m.
Hard rock from NOLA ($15)


Papa Mali
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.
With Lightnin Malcolm


The Kodiaks
the BEATnik, 10p.m.
Louisville, KY punks


TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

The New Movement’s flagship storytelling improv show ($8)


Crime Bits

Jan 1- 7: Shot for Pot, Ideal Mart Robbed, Graffiti Arrest

In this week's rundown of wrongdoing, there was a shooting in the 9th Ward, a man was robbed in the Riverbend, and the Ideal Mart in Mid-City was held up. Read on for more crime bits. 

Man Shot on Westbank; Suspect Wanted in Shooting Over Phone Charger

Around 8p.m. last night, NOPD responded to a “man down” call in the 1100 block of Thayer Street on the Westbank. Officers found an unidentified male in the middle of the road, suffering a gunshot wound to the head. The victim passed away at the scene. 

Plastic Perjury

Hackers Steal Card Numbers From Local Restaurant

NOLA may play host to charity hack-a-thons these days, but an area restaurant experienced a few lines of code with no good cause in mind. Mizado Cocina was targeted by hackers who broke into their point of sale system to steal credit card companies. The newest eatery from Semolina’s founders The Taste Buds, found themselves at the forefront of cyber-war (literally) working alongside the Secret Service.

Prof Serpas! Ex-Chief to Teach at Loyola

Ronal Serpas' job hunt was brief. He retired as NOPD Superintendant yesterday. Today, Loyola announced that the former-Chief will be teaching classes in the fall. In a statement issued this morning, Loyola touts the ex-Chief's Ph.D. in criminology as much as his experience running the NOPD, Washington State Patrol, and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Two More Arrests in Burgundy Street Shooting

Two more suspects have been apprehended in connection with the August 10th shooting that killed two people including a 16-year-old girl and wounded five others including a two-year-old boy and a four-year-old boy. The collars were a joint effort between the NOPD Violent Offenders Warrant Squad and the U.S. Marshalls. One of the two men apprehended is a suspected shooter.

Police Hunt Suspects in Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

Police are launching a manhunt for two suspects in a particularly heinous crime.  NOPD are searching for a pair of individuals who allegedly kidnapped a 19 year old woman early Sunday (8.17) morning. They say that following the kidnapping, the victim was taken to Kenner where she was sexually assaulted.

NOPD Chief Serpas Resigns

Controversial Tenure Ends, Harrison in Interim

Updated 11:29a.m.

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas resigned today. Lt. Michael Harrison, Commander of the Seventh District, will take the reigns as Interim Police Superintendent.

Two Missing for a Week, NOPD Search

NOPD are searching for two individuals missing in as many incidents. 57 yr. old Thomas Gremillion has been nearly a week. His truck was found in the Bywater, but his whereabouts are unknown. After leaving for the beauty parlor last week, 15 yr. old Jamie Washington has not been seen either.

Not for Teacher: Educator Busted for Drugs

A Plaquemines Parish school teacher and his roommate are headed for some serious detention after an inter-agency operation ended with a drug bust at their residence. Three different agencies coordinated to follow up on a tip about the educator and ultimately discovered a criminal stash of heroin, acid, 'shrooms, and weed at an uptown residence.

Ferguson Fallout Hits Home

New Orleanians Gather in CBD to Protest MO Shooting

On Thursday evening, New Orleanians gathered in Lafayette Square to protest the shooting of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18 year old shot and killed in Ferguson, MO by police officer, Darren Wilson. The protest was one of many across the country organized through social media by @feministajones and the hacktivist group Anonymous under the hashtag #nmos14. The New Orleans event was peaceful and there was little tension with local authorities.

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