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lundi

August 31st

Phoenix

Prytania, 12p.m.; 2p.m.; 6p.m.; 8p.m.

A concentration camp survivor searches for her husband who may have betrayed her to the Nazis

 

Thai Chi/Chi Kung

NOMA, 6p.m.

Relaxing classes in the sculpture garden

 

 

Flowers in the Attic

Old Marquer Theater, 8p.m.

Last chance to catch the chilling tale of forbidden love

 

 

Black Pussy + Ape Machine

Howlin’ Wolf, 9p.m.

Portland-based classic and heavy rock

 

Gretchen Peters

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Singer-songwriter and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

 

Cooking Up A Storm

Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 5p.m.

Hardback book release and signing

 

 

 

 

mardi

September 1st

Hello Nomad 

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

New Orleans rock show also ft. Yard Dogs and Paper Bison

 

Open Ears Music Series

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

This week ft. Prone to Fits

 

Geeks Who Drink

Freret St. Publiq House, 7:30p.m.

Grab a beer and a Scantron, it’s time for trivia

 

Sarah Lessire

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Classically-trained Belgian singer-songwriter

 

 

ZZ Ward

HOB, 6:30p.m. 

Traveling in support her new album, ‘This Means War’

 

In The Den: Comedy Beast

Howlin’ Wolf, 8:30p.m.

Grab a drink and catch some free comedy

mercredi

September 2nd

Gentleman’s Agreement

Prytania, 10a.m.

Gregory Peck stars as a journalist 

 

Culture Collision

US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, 5:30p.m.

65 of New Orlean’s visual and performing arts organizations culturally colliding

 

The Fritz

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Funk rock from Asheville

 

Hill Country Hounds

Maple Leaf Bar, 9p.m.

Country rock hailing from the mountains of the USA

 

Hazy Ray

Howlin’ Wolf, 8:30p.m.

Funk-rock with a New Orleans twist

 

Major Bacon

Banks St. Bar, 10p.m.

Grammy-nominated jazz and free BLTs

jeudi

September 3rd

Earth

OEJ, 7p.m.

Rock/metal from Olympia, Washington

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 6p.m.

This week ft. Chase Gassaway

 

EDEN

Contemporary Arts Center, 7p.m. 

Film screening explores the life a Parisian musician after the peak of his musical career

 

Bayou International Reggae Night 

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Reggae spun by DJ T

 

Brass-A-Holics

Freret St. Publiq House, 9:30p.m.

The classic Nola crew rocks Freret

 

Thursdays at Twilight

City Park, 6p.m.

This week ft. Joe Krown Swing Band

vendredi

September 4th

Mötley Crüe

Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.

The heavy metal band’s final tour

 

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music

 

Saints vs. Packers

Lambeau Field, 6p.m.

Last preseason game

 

 

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Arts and Letters with Thomas Beller

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Free evening of music this week ft. Flow Tribe and Stoop Kids

 

futureBased + Carneyval

Republic, 10p.m. 

Get your electronic fix

samedi

September 5th

Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest

Lakefront Arean, 8p.m.

Salt N Pepa, Slick Rick and others take Nola

 

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music

 

Disorientation

Howlin’ Wolf, 9:30p.m.

Naughty Professor + Elysian Feel and more

 

 

Bourbon Street Extravaganza

Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, 6p.m.

Free outdoor concert as part of Southern Decadence

 

Crescent City Farmer’s Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market

dimanche

September 6th

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Last day to grab some seafood and catch some jams

 

Mistress America

Prytania, 12p.m.;2p.m.;4p.m.;6p.m.;8p.m.;10p.m.

A college freshman is seduced by her step-sister’s mad schemes

 

What So Not

Republic, 9p.m.

Australian electronic music project

 

September Open Mic & Slam

Old Marquer Theater, 6:30p.m.

Monthly slam and fundraiser 

 

Southern Decadence Walking Parade

Golden Lantern, 2p.m.

Pride and parades


  Sports

Country Roads Take Pels Home


After Thursday (8.13) night’s retro ‘Aints preseason opener, many WhoDats are questioning the team’s training regimens. However, Team Benson is doubling down on the system. This weekend, Executive VP Mickey Loomis announced that the group’s other team, the Pelicans, will also move their training camp to The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. 


Nesting

The Pelicans Off-Season So Far



The NBA off-season has been busy for New Orleans. One head coach was fired, a replacement was hired, a burgeoning superstar signed an extension The Pelicans are set to soar. Like the New Orleans summertime lull, the NBA is also on break from the six-month long grind. However, for the Pels, the offseason was something closer to Mardi Gras with a flurry of moves and player intrigue capturing fans’ attention beyond the fabulous finals. The Pelicans are at a crucial point in franchise history with a real possibility of coalescing into a perennial playoff contender. 


Perkins Nests With Pelicans


The New Orleans Pelicans are continuing to make their nest in the offseason. On Tuesday (7.28), the team announced the signing of free agent Kendrick Perkins, a vet with plenty of postseason experience.


Clowns Down: Jesters Blow Must-Win To Georgia Revolution, 1-5


By Andrew Mullins, III

Facing a must win game to enter the playoffs, the Jesters lost 1-5 to the Georgia Revolution after bad weather, bad play, and bad referees. The loss almost surely eliminates the Jesters from the NPSL Southeast Division playoffs, even with two road games to spare. 


Butt of the Joke: Jesters Fall to Atlanta, 0-1


By Andrew Mullins, III

The Jesters lost a key game in their hunt for a playoff spot 0-1 to the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves. The loss sends the Jesters into 5th place with five points, just two points above bottom dweller Knoxville. A fourth-place spot secures a trip to the Southeast playoffs. With three division games left, New Orleans is currently five points behind fourth-place Georgia Revolution with the Revs set to visit Pan American Stadium this Saturday. 


Moving Mountains

NOLA Gets a Climbing Gym



On belay? Not exactly. On July 18, New Orleans Boulder Lounge, the first climbing gym in the city, will open its doors to the public. The lounge, which is located in the historic cotton press building in the Lower Garden District, will feature a yoga studio, a café and a fitness room in addition to its 2,500 square feet of bouldering. 


Drolldums: Jesters and Knoxville Draw in the Heat


By Andrew Mullins, III

The New Orleans Jesters grinded out a 1-1 draw against the Knoxville Force Saturday night in the slimy humidity at Pan American Stadium. The Jesters (1-3-2) gained a crucial point in the quest for a spot in the NPSL Southeast division top four and a trip to the playoffs. During the next week, the Jesters play two games for a chance to solidify a playoff ticket with games against the Peach State duo: the Georgia Revolution and the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserve Team. 


NFL Looking Into Alleged Junior Galette Beach Brawl (Video)


Junior Galette is once again at the center of scandal off the gridiron. A man looking a lot like the Saints linebacker appears in a 2013 Youtube video (below) at the center of a beach brawl, throwing several punches as well as whipping a man, a woman, and a crowd with his belt.


Feathering the Nest


The NBA Finals just ended, but the Pelicans are busy planning for next season. (This a familiar position for New Orleans hoops). The team just announced that Eric Gordon exercised a player option to stay on for another year, and newly crowned head coach Alvin Gentry will hold his first presser on Monday (6.22).


Exotic Prancer: Summer at the Fair Grounds Includes Quarter Horses, Camels, & Ostriches


Thanksgiving may be months away, but the Fair Grounds still have more opportunities to bet on the ponies in store. Today, the track released a summer schedule for some crowd favorites. Street food, quarter horses, camels, and ostriches will all be coming to NOLA during the hot months.


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