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MARDI

September 23rd

Crescent City Farmers Market
Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Michael Rubin: The Cottoncrest Curse
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author’s new mystery, set on a Louisiana plantation

 

Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns
Spotted Cat, 6.p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist

 

Peter Abadie: Green in Judgement Cold in Blood
Garden District Books, 6-7:30p.m.
Abadie’s latest is about the motivations of assassins 

 

Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.

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

 

Die Rotzz, Planchettes, Fez, Liquor and Lies
Siberia, 10p.m.
NOLA garage punk rock & roll ($5)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

Ft. Interior Decorating, Mystery Girl, Shock Patina, The Noise Complaints

MERCREDI

September 24th

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

A staged reading perfect for short attention spans

 

Richard Buckner, HAWN
BEATnik, 8p.m.

California singer-songwriter

 

Ausemuteants, Giorgio Murder Orchestra, Trampoline Team
Saturn Bar, 9p.m.
Lo-fi synth punk on tour from Australia

 

Walter “Wolfman” Washington
d.b.a., 10 p.m.
Fiery blues on Frenchmen every week

 

Felice Brothers
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New York-based folk rock band, plus Spirit Family Reunion ($15)

 

Horse Thief
Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Psychedelic folk rock on tour from Oklahoma City ($5)

JEUDI

September 25th

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

This week ft. Russell Batiste and Friends, Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, Mike Soulman Baptiste

 

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

This week ft. Tim Laughlin and The New Orleans Review launch party

 

Emery Van Hook Sonnier: “Food as Medicine”
New Orleans Athletic Club, 7p.m.
Associate Director of famers’ market org discusses merits of eating local

 

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

 

N.O. Horror Film Festival
Indywood, 9p.m.

Tonight: opening party. Past films screen at 7

 

How to Dress Well
Hi-Ho Lounge, 9p.m.
Minimalist neu-R&B singer Tom Krell’s one-mand band

 

The Geraniums
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Moody local rock foursome ($5)

 

Rue Fiya
Maison, 10p.m.
Feel-good music with influence “from Afro-Funk to Zydeco”

 

Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, 5th Ward Weebie
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Bounce all-stars celebrate Q93's DJ Ro’s Birthday

VENDREDI

September 26th

N.O. Horror Film Festival
Indywood, beginning 6p.m.

Tonight: shorts at 6, Savageland at 8, All American Horror at 10

 

Love in the Garden
NOMA, beginning 7p.m.

Fall gala includes a patron party, garden party, and late-night party

 

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

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

 

David Gray
Saenger Theatre
British alternative singer-songwriter ($40+)

 

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

 

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)

 

Jungle, Beaty Heart
Republic, 9p.m.
London-based electronica funk ($18)

 

N.O. Beard and Mustache Championships
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Grow ‘em and show ‘em! ($15)

 

Roadkill Ghost Choir, The Eastern Sea
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.
Americana folk-rock from Deland, FL and Austin, TX ($9)

 

Flow Tribe
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
The next generation of New Orleans funk bands

 

My Neighbor Totoro
Prytania Theatre, midnight
Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved animated tale come to late night

SAMEDI

September 27th

Smithsonian Museum Day
Various museums, all day
16 local institutions offer free admission today

 

Blaze
Historic N.O. Collection, 10:30a.m.
Starring Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, and Jerry Hardin

 

N.O. Horror Film Festival
Indywood, beginning 12p.m.
Tonight: shorts at noon, Chrysalis at 2, The Perfect at 5, Tales of Poe at 7, & awards

 

Back to the Future
St. Patrick Park (4700 Baudin St.), sundown
N.O. Film Society presents Moonlight Movies

 

An Iliad
CAC, 7:30p.m.
Tony-winning actor Denis O’Hare retells Homer’s epic poem ($40)

 

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

 

1964: The Tribute
Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.
The world’s best Beatles tribute, according to Rolling Stone ($39+)

 

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

 

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)

 

The Airborne Toxic Event
Civic, 8p.m.
LA-based indie band known for exciting live shows ($20)

 

Odesza, Ambassadeurs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Seattle ambient electronic music duo & DJ from Brighton, UK

 

John Mooney
Carrollton Station, 10p.m.
Blues and funk slide guitarist plays Uptown

 

Earphunk
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Local jam band’s CD release party ($14)

 

Papa Mali
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter of the swamp draws from jazz, blues, & reggae ($10)

 

My Neighbor Totoro
Prytania Theatre, midnight
Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved animated tale come to late night

 

DIMANCHE

September 28th

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 (final performance)

 

Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys
AT&T Stadium, 7:30p.m.
Night game. Geaux Saints!

 

An Iliad
CAC, 7:30p.m.
Tony-winning actor Denis O’Hare retells Homer’s epic poem ($40)

 

The Bad Plus
One Eyed Jacks, 8p.m.
Jazz trio from Minneapolis, Minnesota ($25)

 

Less Is More
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Michigan-based folk pop ($5)

 

Smiley Ricks
d.b.a., 10p.m.
The chief leads Mardi Gras Indian practice on Frenchmen tonight (free)

 

KRS-One, Truth Universal, Marcel P. Black
Maison, 10p.m.
Bronx-based creator of conscious hip-hop since 1984


  Politics

Something About Mary


The senior Senator from Louisiana is in the news a lot these days. Nationally, both parties have pegged the Boot as a critical state for the Republicans to wrest control of the Senate or the Democrats to cling onto said control. So, Mary Landrieu’s every move seems to be under the microscope. In the last few days, she has received some serious attention stemming from endorsements, and some lighter limelight from a keg stand.


Third Party in the Second District

Libertarian Candidate Samuel Davenport Talks with NoDef



Samuel Davenport(L) is challenging one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars, and, the Libertarian candidate is just fine with that. In Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, incumbent Cedric Richmond(D) has found himself in a three way battle with Davenport and Gary Landrieu(D). Davenport believes that the realities of representation and listening to the people will give him an edge over both. He took some time to explain the campaign to NoDef.


Russel Honoré Goes One on One With Al Gore (Video)


Russel Honoré is known to most New Orleanians for his role as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and the iconic "guns down" order. In the years since the storm, the Lieutenant General retired and shifted his focus to the environment. Going green led to some airtime with with America's most high profile eco-warrior, former Vice President Al Gore.


Legislative Lagniappe

Fences, Pills, Votes, Demo, & Dominos in the Chambers



By Ashley Rouen

This weeks’s City Council meeting was highlighted by a fight about blight. However, a few other nuggets of interest passed through the chambers as well. A new Dominos is coming, the city is pushing the vote, and pulling pills. Then, there’s the issue of Amtrak’s fence.


Demolition Derby

City Council Holds Heated Debate on Blight



Thursday's (9.18) City Council meeting was dominated by demolitions and preservation. After dealing with some easier issues, the Council took up the finer points of blight. The debate was spirited to say the least.


After Cassidy Abstains, Monroe Debate Cancelled


The national media is giving a lot of airtime to the Senate race in Louisiana. However, Monroe’s KNOE will be giving the election a little less attention. The CBS affiliate announced that they will cancel the first debate after Represenative Bill Cassidy(R) refused to join incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu(D) and fellow challenger Rob Maness(R) in the forum.


Tommy Boggs Passes


Tommy Boggs, a Louisiana legend who eventually settled in Washington D.C. and earned the nickname the King of K Street, passed away at the age of 73 years old on Monday (9.15). Boggs, the son of House Majority Leader Hale Boggs and Representative Lindy Boggs, was a revered figure in the Beltway credited with transforming lobbying if not government.

 


To and Fro

Homeless Protest Council's Crackdown on Tents



Homeless people gathered at Camp and Calliope Streets to protest  a recent City Council ordinance restricting right of way. On Thursday, September 4, the Council ended weeks of debate and passed a stripped down version of Councilmember Cantrell’s Ordinance 30,273 focusing on right of way primarily on homeless living in tent camps under the bridge.


Maness Recalls 9.11 at the Pentagon


September 11th holds indelible memories for most Americans. The attacks thirteen years ago changed the way that Americans as individuals and a nation go about their daily lives. Most can tell you exactly where they were that morning. Senate candidate Col. Rob Maness (ret.) certainly can. He was stationed in the Pentagon when the plane hit. NoDef talked to him about his experiences that day.


Senate Race Update: Cassidy Stands By Comments, Will Not Debate


Congressman Bill Cassidy has had a rough week on the campaign trail after comments comparing the U.S. Senate to “a plantation” backfired in the national media. The Republican challenger to Senator Mary Landrieu is also presenting an anti-Obamacare bill in the House today.


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