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July 28th

How We Got The Funk
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
UBW founder Jawole Zollar leads a social & historical dance class (donation)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Louise Michel
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Fired workers plot revenge in this 2008 French film

 

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
Midcity Theatre, 7:30
Episode IV retold in iambic pentameter

 

Daughters of Dolma
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Doc about daily lives of Tibetan Buddhist nuns

 

The Guru
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
With Fpoon and The Roses ($5)
 

MARDI

July 29th

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Zephyrs vs. Iowa
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers
Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.
See Kermit at home in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

 

Comedy Beast
Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.
Free standup comedy show

 

Lions, Big Awesome, All People, Tare
Hey Cafe, 9p.m.
Community Record’s DIY Summer Bummer Fest, part 3 ($5)

 

Open Ears Music Series
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Ft. Trapper Keeper


  NOLA

NOLA Weather Week: July 28-Aug. 1


by Patrick J. Pearson
We see another July Front sweeping into the forecast area Monday afternoon, bringing a 40 percent chance of some Thunderstorms with the frontal passage. Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to remain dry with only a 10 percent chance of widely scattered showers in the afternoon. Come late Thursday into Friday, the Frontal Boundary retreats North to increase our Rain chances.  Overall, a pleasant week for the last week of July. Full forecast and tropical outlook:


Today in NOLA: 7.28.29


Urban Bush Woman founder Jawole Zollar teaches history through dance at Ashé Cultural Arts Center tonight. The Royal Players of Alderaan present a repeat of their Shakespearean Star Wars performance, and a documentary about Tibetan Buddhist nuns screens tonight only at the Zeitgeist. Happy birthday to trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, celebrating his 49th today. More to do on a Monday:


Dance, Dance Evolution (Photos)

Images from the LA Bucket Brigade's Dance Marathon



Photos by Brandon Robert

On Saturday, The Louisiana Bucket Brigade staged their annual fundraiser, the Dance-A-Thon at Café Istanbul. All ages and styles of dance were represented at the fancy footed benefit for the environmental advocacy group. NoDef's Brandon Robert was on hand to capture all of the action. Photos after the jump.


Today in NOLA: 7.27.14


Accomplished trumpeter Wynton Marsalis returns to his native city this evening for a special benefit concert with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the band he leads in New York. Audubon Zoo wraps up its family-friendly outdoor movies with a showing of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Longtime Louisiana Representative Lindy Boggs passed away one year ago today. She was the state's first woman in Congress . Read on for more of Sunday’s featured events:


Arkansas Woman Reported Missing in New Orleans


UPDATE 7.28: Embling was located Sunday night, and was in good health, NOPD says.

NOPD is asking the public's assistance in locating an Arkansas woman who was reported missing while visiting New Orleans. Kristi Embling, 45, hasn't been seen or heard from over the last two days, family members told police.


Latino Heritage Festival Unfurls Sat. in Mid-City


A Mid-City park is playing host to New Orleans' Latino Heritage Fest on Saturday. From noon-5 p.m., Easton Park (3141 Toulouse St.) will be the scene of music, salsa and, of course, soccer games


Today in NOLA: 7.26.14


Roller derby and classic rock at UNO tonight—or, a fun people-watching game known as Big Easy Rollergirls Enthusiast Or Steely Dan Devotee? Plus, a banned Iranian film at the Zeitgeist and two modern pieces at the Marigny Opera house. On other side of the Gulf, today’s date recalls the 26th of July Movement, the revolutionary guerrillas Fidel Castro led to power in Cuba. More details tonight:


Tonight in NOLA: 7.25.14


On this Friday night, Eddie Roberts is at Tip's and the mastermind of the Melvins is at One Eyed Jack's. Culture-wise, NOMA hosts its first edition of Murals on Screen, and one-act operas continue at the Marigny Opera House. Here's the rundown:


Choice Vigil

Group Responds to Anti-Abortion Protesters at Duncan Plaza Rally (PHOTOS)



Operation Save America has been taking to the streets of New Orleans to speak out against abortion all week. On Thursday night, a pro-choice group marched outside City Hall to add their voices. The two groups came face-to-face when members of the out-of-town anti-abortion org showed up at Duncan Plaza.


Memorial Planned for Bicyclist Killed in Marigny Crash


A memorial event will be held Friday (7-25) for Geric Geck, the man who was killed while riding his bicycle last week after colliding with an 18-wheeler near the corner of St. Claude and Elysian Fields Ave. The event will be held at the Allways Lounge (2240 St. Claude Ave.), which is located just steps from the crash scene.


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