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Defender Picks



October 13th

Home Free

The Civic, 7p.m.

Country vocal band and winner of The Sing-Off


The Creeping Garden

Zeitgeist, 9:30

Sci-fi documentary


It’s Your World

Octavia Books, 5:30p.m.

Chelsea Clinton teaches you to Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!


A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Recipes inspired by the novel


October 14th

Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Hold-ups in Belfast


Getting Off at Elysian Fields

Octavia Books, 6p.m.

Obituaries from the Times-Pic


Tony Joe White

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Louisiana singer/songwriter


Cole Williams

Maple Leaf, 8p.m.

African Rock Wednesdays for Breast Cancer Awareness


Computer Magic

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

Dance beats and relatable lyrics


October 15th

The Universe of Keith Haring

Freeman Auditorium, 7:30p.m.

Movie about New York artist Keith Haring


Saints v. Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 7:25p.m.

Saints coming off a loss to Eagles


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Marc Stone Acoustic Band


Extraordinary People

Octavia Books, 5:30p.m.

A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World’s Most Fascinating Individuals


Jackson Browne

Saenger, 8p.m.

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee


October 16th

Who’s Bad— Thriller Night

The Civic, 8p.m.

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Triubte


Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


Riff Raff

The Willow, 9p.m.

The Versace Python


Concerts in the Courtyard

533 Royal St., 6p.m.

This week ft. Banu Gibson


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Movies in the Garden ft. Beetlejuice


The Thing

Prytania, 12:15a.m.

Classic 1982 horror movie


October 17th

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


Witchy Drag Brunch

The Country Club, 10a.m.

Drag, food and all-you-can-drink mimosas


Anba Dlo

New Orleans Healing Center, 1p.m.

Free Halloween fest and water symposium


Pelicans v. Kings

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

Pelicans take on Kings at home


Coton Jaune— Acadian Brown Cotton: A Cajun Love Story

WRC, 9:30a.m.

Documentary about Cajun women who handwove blankets


Mac Demarco

The Civic, 8p.m.

Old school indie music


October 18th

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


The Cut

Zeitgeist, 7:20p.m.

Epic about a man’s journey throught the Ottoman Empire


City on Fire

Garden District Book Shop, 3p.m.

Love, betrayal and art


Alvin and the Chipmunks

Saenger, 3p.m.;8p.m.

Chipmunks…live on stage


Polymnia Quartet

Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.

Weekly Sunday Musical Meditation


Southern Hospitality

Tigers Welcome USC to their Den

After the Federal Flood, LSU had to cancel their opener against North Texas and move their Week Two home game against Arizona State University to Tempe. The Tigers did not forgot the experience. After flooding ravaged South Carolina, USC announced that the Gamecocks will have to play a “home game” in Baton Rouge on Saturday (10.10). LSU responded by rolling out the purple carpet.

Flooding May Move USC Game to Tiger Stadium

New Orleanians know a few things about flooding and football teams in diaspora. So, there is little pleasure to be had in the most recent news about LSU’s Saturday (9.10) matchup against the University of South Carolina (USC). The State is reporting that USC may move the SEC showdown to Baton Rouge on account of the devastation in Columbia.

Everybody Cut Foot-Les?

Les Miles loves him some antics. The LSU coach is renowned for his golf clap on the sidelines, pregame grass eating, and quotes that make Yogi Berra look like a technical writer. Now, Miles can add dancing to the legend.

Poll Positions

LSU’s win over Syracuse was not comforting to many fans, but the poll pundits were split on the performance. (They clearly do not  understand the frustration that is Les Miles.) The 4-0 Tigers jumped up in the rankings issued by the coaches and dropped in the AP rankings.

Orange Crush

LSU Defeats Syracuse 34-24

LSU started their season with a pair of statement wins over SEC opponents. The Tigers trip to face unranked Syracuse in upstate New York sounded like weekend vacation after last week. In other words, the matchup had all the makings of a classic trap game—and, it delivered. The Tigers faithful were given a look at the team’s strengths and lots of their weaknesses en route to an uncomfortable 34-24 win.

Report: Brees Out Several Weeks

WhoDats began 2015 with Lombardi Gras dreams swirling in their head, but the path to ‘Aints is paved with good intentions. After a dismal 0-2 start, the news got worse. is reporting that Drew Brees may be sidelined with a shoulder injury for several weeks.

Friends & Neighbors: Brees & Cooper (Video)

On the first Sunday of the NFL’s 2015 season, Eli lost and Peyton won. A third Manning (who was not Archie) also made an appearance. The Fox network gave Cooper Manning his own show. Drew Brees was the first guest on the weekend debut of “The Cooper Manning Hour.”

Near Miss

LSU v. Miss St. Plotlines

After last week’s LSU rainout, the Louisiana football faithful will be treated to two openers this weekend. The Tigers are one of the SEC’s biggest mysteries in 2015. Pundits have picked the Purple n’ Gold to finish everywhere from first to last. Tonight’s game is the conference’s first serious matchup of ranked teams. There will be lots to watch including Leonard Fournette, a pair of high school rivals, and of course, the Mad Hatter.

Dome Dash

Saints season starts tomorrow. Before settling in with some adult beverages and a spread before the matchup against the Saints, many WhoDats took the morning to get some exercise. Over 6000 fans descended on downtown for the annual Saints 5K Kickoff Classic.

Brees Tall In A Forest (Video)

Drew Brees made his much hyped survivalist debut on “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” on Monday (9.07) night. The QB wrestled crocs, ate termites, and jumped from a chopper over the course of the episode.

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