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MERCREDI

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

JEUDI

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)

VENDREDI

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

 

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

SAMEDI

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+)

 

Lombardi
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)


  Sports

Saints Sign Ten to Practice Squad


Saints Executive VP/General Manager Mickey Loomis is nofor his mastery of details. Today, he continued putting together the final, but crucial pieces of a championship team. Loomis announced that the Black n' Gold signed ten players to the Practice Squad.


Les Stress

LSU Comes Back to Defeat Wisconsin 28-24, But Questions Abound



Over the last few years, Tiger faithful have grown accustomed to an awkward dance. The courting begins in summer. This year we have a legitimate quarterback. Les Miles' antics should reveled in; pass the grass. It peaks around SEC Media Day. Time to delight in the folky malapropisms and tales of Smacker Miles’ athleticism. Then, the season begins. Despite a come from behind 28-24 win in LSU’s opener vs Wisconsin, the band is playing that old familiar tune for the purple and gold. Once again, we’re doing a Cajun two step baffled by play calling and quarterback selection.


Saints release Final 53 Man Roster


Practice time for the Black n' Gold is officially over. After a sloppy preseason Game Four on Thursday night, the Saints released their final 53 man roster today. The biggest names to miss the cut were off-season pickup Champ Bailey and 2009 hero Bobby Meachem.


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.


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