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September 2nd

Yulman Stadium Dedication
Tulane Yulman Stadium, 3-5p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the Green Wave’s new stadium

Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.
Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)


Progression Music Series
Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.
This week ft. Barry's Pocket + Christin Bradford Band


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


Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Mountain of Wizard
Siberia, 9p.m.
Hawkwind and Space Ritual saxophonist still touring the world ($12)


Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
This week ft. The Boy Sprouts, The Noise Complaints, Mystery Girl, Interior Decorating


Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.
Moore, Singleton, & Torkanowsky play Frenchmen on Tuesdays in September ($15)


September 3rd

Restaurant Week Kickoff Party
The Chicory, 6-8p.m.
The Restaurant Association invites the public to sample bites and libations ($25)


The He and She Show
Siberia, 6p.m.
Live stand-up ft. Doug and Teresa Wyckoff, Andrew Polk, Molly Rubin-Long, Duncan Pace ($7)


“Debutante Balls”
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6-9p.m.

Ft. artist & transgender diversity speaker Scott Turner Schofield (free)


Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Columns Hotel, 7p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution


Alien Ant Farm
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.
With Kaleido, Music from Chaos ($15)


Pocket Aces Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 8p.m.
Get your funky brass fill on a Wednesday ($5)


Atlantic Thrills, Ravi Shavi
Saturn Bar, 9p.m.

Plus Trampoline Team, Native America


September 4th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.
This week ft. To Be Continued Brass Band & Shannon Powell Band


Carol McMichael Reese: New Orleans Under Reconstruction
Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.
Panel discussion by contributors to this informed book on post-Katrina N.O.


Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution


Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.

Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)


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

This week ft. Mike Dillon, James Singleton and Johnny Vidacovich


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)


September 5th

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

This week ft. John Mahoney Big Band


Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-8p.m.

Screening of Amistad, plus music by Keith Burnstein


Mark Shapiro: Carbon Shock
Octavia Books, 6p.m.

Journalist’s new book explores intersection of environment and economics


Dernière séance
Alliance Française, 7p.m.
A cinema manager turns killer when he learns his beloved theater will close ($5)


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)


Foundation Free Fridays: Flow Tribe
Tiptina’s, 10p.m.

CD Release party with Cha Waa, Seven Handle Circus


Trumpet Black & The Heart Attack
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill keeps the New Orleans jam alive ($10)


Royal Teeth, Coyotes
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.

Local indie pop & rock on Freret


Freddy Mercury Night
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10p.m.

Is this real life? Is just fantasy?


Soul Rebels Brass Band
Blue Nile, 11.p.m.

Local favorites incorporate jazz, soul, funk, & hip-hop


Republic, 11p.m.
Loyola grad returns to his home stage ($20)


September 6th

Tulane vs. Georgia Tech
Yulman Stadium, 3p.m.

Green Wave's first game at the new Uptown stadium


Panorama Jazz Band
Spotted Cat, 6 p.m.

Local jazz with international influence


Ron White
Mahalia Jackson, 8p.m.

Known as “Tater Salad” to fans of Blue Collar Comedy Tour ($57+)


Le Petite Theatre, 8p.m.
Based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi


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 Weight, Levon Helms Band
Tiptina’s, 9p.m.

Performing the music of The Band, ft. former members of The Band plus Papa Mali ($35)


Stop Making Sense
Studio3 Warehouse, 9p.m.
Shotgun Cinema presents Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads film ($10)


Ty Segall
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Garage rock darling plus Wand and Babes ($16)


Pinettes Brass Band, Street Legends Brass Band
Maison, 10p.m.

New Orleans’ only all-woman brass band


Cory Henry's Treme Funktet
Blue Nile, 10p.m.

Young jazz keyboardist is a Grammy winner


Little Freddie King
d.b.a., 11p.m.

74-year-old country blues guitarist from the Delta ($10)


Serious Surplus

LA Agencies Got Rifles, Trucks, Armored Vehicles—and Snowshoes

Who wears shoeshoes in Orleans Parish?


Like law enforcement agencies across the nation, police and sheriffs’ departments in New Orleans received military equipment and supplies from the federal government. Louisiana agencies used a free Defense Department program to obtain weapons, trucks, and tactical gear, as well as mine-resistant vehicles, personnel carriers, and snow clothing.

Tax Axe: Assessment Appeals on Agenda

Property owners miffed by taxes will have the opportunity to speak their mind soon. The City announced today that owners appealing 2015 assessments will receive letters from City Council with hearing dates and information this week.

GOP Targets Landrieu Over Residence

Following a WaPo story about her residence, Senator Mary Landrieu is fending off attacks from the right. Landrieu claims her parents' Broadmoor home on South Prieur Street as her residence in filings for ballot qualification. However, her critics are quick to point out that she lives in a "stately, $2.5 million manse" while in D.C. Republicans are crying foul.

Filing Cabinet: Jindal Sues Duncan, Feds Over Common Core

A recent rejection in state court won't slow down Bobby J's education fight. Governor Jindal is now suing the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Department of Education over Common Core education standards. In a filing that skeptics think has more to do with Iowa than Louisiana, Jindal argues that the executive branch exceeded their authority and violated the tenth amendment.

Women’s Equality Day?

Right to Vote Commemorated But Louisiana Lags Behind in 2014

August 26th, the anniversary of the enactment of the 19th Amendment, marks Women’s Equality Day. However in Louisiana, women still face major obstacles to achieving facets of equality. A look at income gaps and political representation lays out the climb ahead.

Third I Find: Libertarians Storm LA Ballots

Qualifying is closed and look at Louisiana's ballots shows the Libertarian party fielding a record number of candidates. The burgeoning third party is fielding eight candidates for federal offices and substantial 13 candidates for local offices.

Landrieu and Harrison Preach NOPD From Pulpit

Mayor Mitch and newly anointed Interim NOPD Chief Michael Harrison took to the pulpit to push careers in law enforcement Sunday (8.24) morning. The dynamic duo and an entourage of politicos preached at 20 churches urging young congregants to apply for positions at the NOPD.

The Week in City Council: 8.22

By Ashley Rouen

Thursday’s (8.21) City Council meeting began by honoring Big Freedia Queen of Bounce. Most of the meeting was dominated by discussions of homelessness and an ordinance targeting tent cities for obstructing rights-of-way. However, councilmembers also discussed NOPD special detail work at SMG facilities, retrofitting the fourth floor of OPP to house a medical clinic and beds for mentally ill prisoners, and plans for implementing green infrastructure in the city’s sewer system.

Ferguson Protests Continue in Quarter

By Ashley Rouen

As Chappelle High School Juniors lined up outside of St. Louis Cathedral for their Ring Mass Ceremony, another protest for the killing of Mike Brown and victims of police brutality was just about to get started in Jackson Square. The march, one of several this week, and the opposition encountered provided another reminder that the controversy in Ferguson is not confined to Missouri.

Big Noise About Big Tops

City Council Targets Homeless, Mulls Legality of Tents

City ordinances on obstruction of right of way have been pushed to the forefront of the NOLA's homeless problem. On Thursday (8.22) City Council delayed voting on changes regarding Section 146-493/4 of the code governing right of way. The proposed change are intended to clarify "obstruction" specifically targeting tents used by the homeless. However, many worry that a more strongly worded law would infringe on cultural events, tailgates, Mardi Gras Indians, and protests.

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