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SAMEDI

August 30th

The Cincinnati Kid
Historic NO Collection, 10:30a.m.
Starring Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson (free)

 

George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, Tab Benoit
Howlin’ Wolf, 4p.m.
Plus Bonerama, The Boogiemen, Dave Ferrato and Tchoupazin & more

 

Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder Band
Kajun’s, 5p.m.
Stay late for karoke

 

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

 

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski - A Reading
Mid City Theatre, 8p.m.
A comedy reading that’s half Shakespeare, half Dude ($10)

 

Panty Wasted, TV-MA, Beautiful Sons, Liquid Nailz
Siberia, 9p.m.

Decadence punk show benefits LGBTQ prisoner advocates Black & Pink New Orleans

 

Yelephants, Donovan Wolfington, Pope
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
All-star local band lineup in the Quarter ($5)

 

Rebirth Brass Band
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Grammy-winning band is a can't-miss New Orleans standout ($15)

 

Caddywhompus, Vox and the Hound
Carrollton Station, 10p.m.
Local indie math rock champions

 

Part Time, Sea Lions
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
California synth-psych ($5)

 

Naked Karaoke—Decadence Edition
Allways Lounge, 10p.m.
Clothing optional, in case karaoke wasn’t bad enough
 

TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.
The New Movement’s flagship storytelling improv show ($8)

DIMANCHE

August 31st

Southern Decadence Parade
Royal Street, 2p.m.
Official song: Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch”

 

Musical Mediation: Travis Bird
Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.
Local singer-songwriter offers a partially improvised set (by donation)

 

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

 

Bounce TV Summer Music Festival
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.
Starring Maze ft. Frankie Beverly & Patti Labelle ($60+)

 

Hi Ho Silver Oh, Dark Rooms
the BEATnik, 10p.m.
Precious pop from Los Angeles

 

Psychedelic Winter
One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.
A tribute to Pink Floyd tribute ($10)

 

 

Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe
Southport Hall, 10p.m.
Choral rock band from Dallas (rescheduled date)

LABOR DAY

September 1st

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.

A selection of documentaries on America’s workers

 

Viridiana
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film is rich with intrigue

 

Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues


  NOLA

Weekend Weather & Tropical Outlook: 8.30, 8.31


By Patrick J. Pearson

In 2014, New Orleans will make it through Labor Day weekend without a major tropical event. However, there will still be rain. A wet Saturday afternoon is likely with a Tropical Airmass coming through. Sunday brings slightly less cloud cover  as highs climb to round 90F. A 30% chance of a shower or thunder boomer is also in the mix.


Today in NOLA: 8.30.14


Decadance parties on in the Quarter tonight. If you’re venturing downtown, allow us to suggest the LBGTQ punk benefit concert at Siberia or naked karaoke at Allways Lounge. Rebirth Brass Band and Caddywhompus both play Uptown shows tonight. And it’s not too late to catch MidCity Theatre’s mashup of The Big Lebowski and Shakespeare. We’ve also got an early matinee film and late-night comedy. Make the absolute most of your Saturday:


Pols Remember Katrina


Louisiana's leaders have been busy speaking at memorials and commemorations today. Nine years after Katrina, New Orleanians are all rembering the Storm in their own way. Governor Jindal, Senator Landrieu, and Represenative Cassidy all put out formal statements as well. Full text follows.


Today in NOLA: 8.29.14


Today, we remember Katrina, nine years later. On a lighter note, Decadence is in full swing. Here’s a new reason to take a trip to the Westbank: A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis and more play the Mad Decent Block Party at Mardi Gras World today. Gravity A pay tribute to the Talking Heads at Tiptina’s tonight. Plus, MidCity Theatre mashes up the Bard and the Dude.


Today in Decadence: 8.28.14


Compiled by Robin Cates

Decadence kicks off today. Before it's time for feathers, boas, and parades, the party is starting at clubs downtown. Porn stars, parties, and something called a "dick in a cup contest" are highlights of the opening night. 


Marking Katrina

Ceremonies, Openings, Second Line Commemorate Storm



Nine years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast. In the storm’s path, over one million were displaced, 1,800 lives were lost and billions of dollars of damage were created. 80% of New Orleans sat underwater; its citizens waited for salvation while three levels of government systematically failed the populace. On the coast of Mississippi, communities from Waveland to Ocean Springs were completely wiped out. To this day, parts of the coast remain vacant, despite a valiant and successful rebuilding attempt. 

 


Baptist Convention on Deck


Southern Decadence will dominate this weekend downtown, but a different type of convention is coming to town on Monday (9.1). The National Baptist Convention (NBC) USA, Inc. is coming to town September 1st through 5th. 18,000 Baptists will flood the City for seminars, elections, tours, and of course, lots of praying.


Today in NOLA: 8.28.14


Are the Saints ready for the real season? Make your judgements tonight, when they play the Baltimore Ravens in the final game of the preseason. Tonight’s your last chance to catch Bug at the Shadowbox. In music, Terence Higgins and Cliff Hines team up for an inspired duo performance and the band with the most interesting resume in indie rock arrives at the BEATnik. Tonight’s picks are enlightening:


Gentilly Fights Blight, Remembers Katrina

Park Pushed for Site of Levee Breach



Katrina is nearly nine years passed, but reminders remain. The blighted site of one levee breach in Gentily is set to become a park. This morning, representatives from the Levees.org advocacy group announced plans to work with neighborhood residents and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority to transform the vacant space at 5000 Warrington Drive into an open-air exhibit and garden.


Today in NOLA: 8.27.14


Good morning! Today, New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indians observe the spiritual ceremony of White Buffalo Day in Congo Square, now known as Louis Armstrong Park. SNL’s Cecily Strong welcomes Tulane students back to campus. Plus: all-girl punk rock tonight. Check out what's on deck for Wednesday:


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