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VENDREDI

August 29th

Mad Decent Block Party
Mardi Gras World, 2p.m.
Ft. A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis & more ($45)

 

Friday Nights At NOMA
NOMA, 6-8p.m.

Art historians speak on Hale Woodruff’s murals, plus music by Arpa Quartet

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.

Local baseball in Metairie

 

The Producers
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.

The 80s new wave band, live! ($20)

 

Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New Orleans
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Starring Paul Sanchez, Bryan Batt, Michael Cerveris, and local musicians ($20-50)

 

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

 

Underdogcentral HeadPhones Release Party
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Ft. Lyriqs Da Lyraciss, Dappa, Kaye the Beast, No Suh, Kash Akbar

 

Amanda Shires
Freret Street Publiq House, 9p.m.

Texas singer and violinist (and wife of Jason Isbell)

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Ft. Gravity A’s tribute to the Talking Heads

 

TNM Presents: The Match Game
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

The New Movement resurrects the ‘70s game show for laughs ($8)

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 Waste, 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

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

 

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


  Sports

Pelicans Go Fishing and Sign Salmons


Pro Basketball has not begun yet. So, fans of NOLA hoops remain hopeful. The Pelicans bolstered said mood today by signing shooting guard/small forward John Salmons.


Saints: Cut Day


The Saints have one more preseason matchup on Thursday. Then the games will start to count. The Black and Gold are done with the ice buckets and rookie hazing. Time for business. One piece of camp lingers. Today, NFL teams must cut their squad down to 75 players, and the Saints are almost there.


Another Baby Brees Born


Drew Brees has certainly left a legacy in New Orleans. Breesus is also leaving a legacy on the homefront. Today, the quarterback and wife Brittany announced the birth of their fourth child.


Photo Finish: Fair Grounds Buys Big Screens


Photo finishes at the Fair Grounds just got a lot bigger. NOLA’s place for ponies announced today that they will be purchasing two over-sized HD video screens for the race track. One screen will sit in the infield. A second will be located in the paddock. 


Three Takeways from Week 3, Saints v. Colts


The Black and Gold defeated the Indianapolis Colts 23-17 in the third week of the preseason. Of course, this is the preseason; so, the W really doesn't matter.


NFL Will Not Slap Ya Mama


Those "Do No Serve This Man" signs targeting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are not going to disappear any time soon. The NFL has taken aim at another Louisiana favorite, Slap Ya Mama seasonings. According to the Ville Platte based company, their red-zone promotion has been cancelled due to an NFL concern that they are promoting domestic violence.


Dough Cut: Jimmy Graham Fined $30K for Dunks


The NFL announced that Jimmy Graham would be fined $33,000 dollars for two celebratory dunks in last week's pre-season matchup against the Titans. WhoDats love the distinct touchdown celebration as does Graham. However, the League and Coach Payton do not.


Pelicans Release PreSeason Schedule


The approaching fall season means two things to New Orleans sports fans — the Saints are back in the Dome this September and in the following month, basketball begins with Pelicans’ first game on October 28th.  For those wanting their NBA fix earlier, the Pelicans have lined up a hefty preseason schedule with seven games, two of those at home in the Smoothie King Center.  


Les Miles Takes ALS Ice (& Grass) Challenge


Les Miles is no stranger to antics. Tiger devotees recall him rapelling for charity, his malapropisms, and especially his penchant for chewing grass. After today's scrimmage, the Mad Hatter adding another adventure to the legend. Miles took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with his own personal twist.


Crash of the Titans

Penalties, Turnovers, & QB's Mark Saints-Titans Matchup



Football is back in 'da Dome. Friday (8.25), the Saints came home to face the Titans in the second game of the preseason. The evening provided much mre than an opportunity to dust of the black and gold tutus and warm up the vocal chords for some who-datting. The game showed off some strengths and weaknesses for the Saints. Excessive penalties, some upstart backups, and a +5 turnover ratio provided takeaways for coaches and fans. 


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