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August 27th

"Be A New Orleanian"

Theatre at St. Claude, 8p.m.

Jim Fitzmorris tackles "What it means" in new play, $20.


"The Next Ten Years"

CAC, 5:30p.m-8p.m. free.

Architectual panel discussion about the future


Garden of Lust

Mag's 940, 10p.m.

Rev. Spooky LeStrange and Her Million Dollar Baby Dolls kinky burlesque show


Bantam Foxes + Metronome the City

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Local rock/blues//pop band with psychedelic rock friends.


August 28th

Yoshio Toyama & Dixie Saints

Snug Harbor, 8p.m. & 10p.m.

Classic New Orleans jazz of banjo, piano, trumpet, and vocals, $25


Thistle Marie Musgrave Opening

Parse Gallery, 7p.m.-10p.m.

"FLUX", diverse, ethically-sourced wearable art


Tom Worrell

Le Bon Temps Rouler, 7p.m.

Keys guy at a classic venue


Boyfriend's Third Anuual B-Day Bash

One Eyed Jack's, 9p.m.

Boyfriend, Trixie Minx, Fleur de Tease, and more, plus visual installations, a cupcake bar, pop-up shop, $10



Prytania Theatre

Disfigured German-Jewish nightclub singer searches for answers after WWII


One (House) Call Does It All

Morris-Mania is only growing stronger. NOLA’s favorite personal injury attorney made an appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show alongside 2-year-old superfan Grayson Dobra. 

Cheat Sheet

There are lots of itchy ring fingers in the Crescent City today. Hackers followed up their 10gb data dump from Ashley Madison and parent company Avid Life Media with a second 20gb reveal today. And, the not-so secret list of cheaters and aspiring cheaters includes at least 36,000 New Orleanians.

Star Show: Watching the Perseids Meteor Shower in NOLA

Love will be in the stars for many spaceheads tonight. The Perseids Meteor Shower will be visible at its peak on Wednesday (8.12) night and early Thursday (8.13) morning.

Riding the Iron Rail

The Iron Rail Book Collective’s migration is a virtual roadmap for changing neighborhoods in New Orleans. The alternative media library and shop began in the Marigny, moved to the Quarter when rent across Elysian became prohibitive, and most recently operated at book fairs and pop-ups. Now, the organization is raising funds for a new location in the Upper Ninth Ward.

Bomb Scared: Cyclists To Rally Against Nukes

After the mirth of Saturday’s Red Dress Run, some New Orleanians will take to two wheels in an effort to push a different, mushrooming cause on Sunday (8.09). Bike Around the Bomb is group ride advocating for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

N-Omarta: Mafia III Releases Trailer of NOLA Set Video Game

The Mafia has been in decline in New Orleans for several decades. Fortunately, the folks at Hangar 13 decided to set their video game, Mafia III in late 1960’s New Orleans. This week, the gamemnaker revealed a trailer and key details of their Crescent City interactive.

Collar Greens

La-SPCA Builds Memorial to the Federal Flood's Pets

As the city comes closer to the tenth anniversary of the devastation brought upon the region by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, memorials to the storm are popping up across the city. One such memorial will be a community art display hosted by the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals La-SPCA). The display will act not only as a way to remember the animal lives that were lost in the storm, but also as a fundraiser to give collars and microchips to the thousands of animals that the SPCA cares for each year.

Swing Beat

New Orleans puts the Grrr in swinger, baby! Or at least it will this weekend (7.29-8.2). The annual Naughty in N’awlins lifestyle and swinger couples convention is back in New Orleans for its seventeenth year. Grab a partner…or a few… and leave your inhibitions at the door. The convention features parades, awards, seminars, erotic theme balls and sensuous fantasy playrooms, amongst other debaucheries activities. 

Second Suitors: JFK Conspiracy Theorists to Hold NOLA Convention

By Lucy Leonard

We know what you did last summer, Lee Harvey Oswald. What happens in New Orleans apparently won’t stay in New Orleans for Oswald, who is commonly believed to have assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963. This October 16 through 18, leading experts on the JFK assassination will gather in New Orleans for the first annual Oswald Conference, “Oswald’s Summer of Secrets: New Orleans and the JFK Assassination.”

Board? Fulton Alley Adds Game Parlor

What goes better with beer than bowling? Fulton Alley will tonight try to answer this question with the launch of its new Game Parlor. The new concept is the product of cross-country tour of upscale bowling alleys undertaken by the Fulton Alley team.

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