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MARDI

September 16th

Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped
Garden District Books, 6-7:30p.m.

Mississippi-born writer presents her new book

 

WYES Beatles Tribute
Tad Gormley Stadium, 7p.m.

All ages-tribute show ft. The Fab Four ($40)

 

Lydia Loveless
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Alt-country songwriter brings punk to honky tonk

 

Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.

Moore, Singleton, and Torkanowsky play Frenchmen on Tuesdays in September ($15)

 

Open Ears Music Series
Blue Nile, 10p.m.

This week ft. Rob Wagner's String Thing

MERCREDI

September 17th

Demi Lovato
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.

Former Disney star’s world tour comes to UNO ($28+)

 

Tin Men
d.b.a., 7p.m.

The world’s premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio

 

Kelcy Mae
BEATnik, 8p.m.

NOLA songwriter combines folk, Americana, bluegrass, and pop

 

Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

GHOUL, Black Anvil, Six Pack
Siberia, 10p.m.

Super-dark black metal and thrash metal ($10)

JEUDI

September 18th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.

This week ft. Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs and Colin Lake

 

Thursday Nights At Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden

This week ft. John Autin

 

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

This week ft. Edward David Anderson

 

Micah McKee and Little Maker
Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Folksy local singer-songwriter

 

Earth, King Dude
One Eyed Jacks, 7p.m.

Minimal instrumental and drone metal pioneers

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

The Noise Complaints
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Two-man NOLA rock’n’roll

 

Timecode:nola Premiere Party
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Filmmakers debut original shorts, each shot on one roll of Super 8 film

VENDREDI

September 19th

Music Under the Oaks
Audubon Park Newman Bandstand, 4:30-6p.m.

This week ft. Loyola Jazz Alumni Jam

 

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-10p.m.

Music by Cindy Scott and an outdoor screening of Sunset Boulevard

 

Makers: Women in Comedy
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
Part of a PBS series on women in historically male-dominated industries (free)

 

Concerts in the Courtyard
Historic N.O. Collection, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers ($10)

 

2014: A Strauss Odyssey
Mahalia Jackson Theatre, 7:30p.m.
LPO’s 2014-2015 season kicks off ft. soprano Susanna Phillips ($20-$99)

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Tim and Eric
The Civic, 8p.m.
Adult Swim goofs bring their absurd comedy tour to NOLA ($40)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Local metal legend

 

Katey Red, Chilldren, Magnolia Rhome
Siberia, 9p.m.
Bounce night also ft. BJ So Cole, Da Danger Boyz, DJ Lil Man


Soul Sister’s 8th Annual Birthday Jam
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Ft. DJ Soul Sister and DJ Maseo of De La Soul

 

Debauche, Smoke n Bones
Maison, 10:30p.m.
Russian folk-punk and NOLA funk at Maison tonight

SAMEDI

September 20th

Pratik Patel of the African Wildlife Trust
Audubon Zoo, 6p.m.
Tanzanian wildlife official speaks on conservation

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adaption of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Joy Theater, 9p.m.
A New Orleans legend returns home from tour

 

Afghan Whigs
Civic, 9p.m.
Cincinnati alt rockers return with their first new album in a decade ($30)

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Other Planets
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Get lost with this Grammy-nominated Cajun band

 

Black & Gold Kick Off Party
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Celebrate Saints season with Dumpstaphunk, Good Enough For Good Times, & Gypsyphonic Disko ($17)

 

Merchandise
Siberia, 10p.m.
Tampa post-punk; playing with Direct Attack, Heat Dust, TV-MA ($8)

 

Siren Sea
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Independent pop duo from Dallas ($5)

 

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Trombonist "Big Sam" Williams leads this municipality of Who Dat Nation

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
d.b.a., 11p.m.

Experience the brass band that locals love ($10)

 

Debauche
Carrollton Station, 11p.m.
NOLA’s only Russian Mafia band play a late-night show Uptown

DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
Experience the brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)


  NOLA

Today in NOLA: 9.16.14


Stanton Moore leads a crack trio at Snug Harbor tonight. Author Jesmyn Ward reads from her well-received new book, Men We Reaped, at Garden District Book Shop. And on this day in 1964, the Beatles rocked City Park—the only New Orleans show the band ever played. Celebrate tonight with an all-ages tribute show at Tad Gormley Stadium. Get more details and find out which local legend the Fab Four demanded to meet while they were in NOLA:

 


Weekly Weather & Tropical Outlook: 9.15-9.19


By Patrick J. Pearson

Fall is finally here and the weather is looking milder. There is a good chance of rain today (9.15) and Tuesday as the old frontal boundary will provide a focal point for rain through Tuesday evening. The middle of the week through Friday brings a lowered chance of precipitation.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's are predicted daily,with overnight lows forecast in the mid to lower 70's.

 


Today in NOLA: 9.15.14


After a weekend of rodeo bull-roping, Restaurant Week gluttony, and disappointing football, New Orleans heads back to the work week. Kick back tonight with trad jazz on Frenchman, world jazz Uptown, rock’n’roll in Midcity, or indie rock in the French Quarter. On this day in 1699, Jean-Baptiste de Bienville tricked his competitors in a move known as the English Turn, keeping the English out of the future territory of Louisiana. Details tonight:

 


Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association 2nd Line Today


Much of New Orleans will be busy watching the Black and Gold battle for a little redemption today. However, the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association will also be kicking off second line season today. From 1p.m. to 3p.m. the group will be strutting int heir 130th Annniversary Parade. 

 

Conflicted WhoDats can brees a sigh of relief. YMOJB assure fans that this two hour parade is merely a preface to their signature event on September 28, 2014.

 


Today in NOLA: 9.14.14


The Saints play against the Cleveland Browns in Ohio tonight. Giddyup to get to Lakefront Arena: Rodeo New Orleans ropes down its second and final day of Western-themed sports and attractions. Don’t feel like cooking? Sunday night marks the end of this year’s Restaurant Week, so you might as well go out. All that, plus theatre matinées this evening:

 


Weekend Weather & Tropical Outlook, 9.13-9.14


By Patrick J. Pearson        The summer is finally nearing an end which means a drop in temperatures. Unfortunately, it looks like the rain will continue. A cold front, will settle into the area tonight and tomorrow, The front will be the focal point for afternoon showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday. Rain chance are 40-50% thru the weekend.

 


Moonwalk Meditations

A Photo Essay Along the Mississippi



Along the riverfront, a mystery rogue has been decorating the Moonwalk between Governor Nicholls Street and the Natchez Riverboat dock with rock sculptures. Anybody could be sculpting this urban art. It could be one person or many. Maybe it’s not meant to be art at all, but a form of territory marker, or meditative practice. Or maybe, it is just the groups of people who hang out on the rocks in the late afternoon and sing to string sounds of the ukulele or banjo as the river flows south and tugboats disappear around the bend. 

 


Raising the Evening Star


By Ashley Rouen

Today Sally Asher will be speakingn about the sinking of the luxury liner, Evening Star, an oft overlooked moment in New Orleans history. Even before the ship left New York harbor, there was controversy due to some 90 recruited prostitutes making their way back to New Orleans' brothels. Asher is a Public Relations Photographer for Tulane and author of the recently published Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names, will be lecturing from 2:30 – 3:30p.m.

 


Today in NOLA: 9.13.14


Downriver Fest, the Mighty Mississippi Festival, arrives at the Old U.S. Mint today, and Rodeo New Orleans bull-rides into Lakefront Arena this afternoon. Maple Street Book Shop continues to celebrate its 50th year, inviting children for readings and crafts this afternoon. Cajun-American pop band Feufollet and soulful singer-songwriter Mia Borders perform tonight. And it’s time to eat up—you have only two days left to enjoy Restaurant Week:

 


Rolling on the River

Downriver Fest Returns to Old US Mint



Pop over to the Old U.S. Mint this Saturday to peep the Downriver: The Mighty Mississippi River Festival. The free festival celebrating the bend in the river is returning for a second year. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friends of the Cabildo, in collaboration with the French Market, invite the public to a themed event celebrating culture and life on the crescent of muddy waters that have formed the cradle of New Orleans history. This year’s theme is coffee and bananas, which will be discussed in lectures and cooking shows scheduled throughout the day.


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