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LUNDI

July 28th

How We Got The Funk
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
UBW founder Jawole Zollar leads a social & historical dance class (donation)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Louise Michel
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Fired workers plot revenge in this 2008 French film

 

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
Midcity Theatre, 7:30
Episode IV retold in iambic pentameter

 

Daughters of Dolma
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Doc about daily lives of Tibetan Buddhist nuns

 

The Guru
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
With Fpoon and The Roses ($5)
 

MARDI

July 29th

Zephyrs vs. Iowa
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers
Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.
See Kermit at home in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

 

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

 

Lions, Big Awesome, All People, Tare
Hey Cafe, 9p.m.
Community Record’s DIY Summer Bummer Fest, part 3 ($5)

 

Open Ears Music Series
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Ft. Trapper Keeper

Buddy Roemer Looking for Joe-Mentum


With Thanksgiving coming to a close, the last stretch of Republican campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire is set to ratchet up on the airwaves. Wait, there canbe more? Anywho, in his quest to take New Hampshire, former La. governor Buddy "Just Tap it Grandpa" Roemer is pulling a storied practice of yore into his campaign: Joe-Mentum. In 2004, Sen. Joseph Lieberman employed this strategy to practically no success. In fact, you may not even remember it. But Buddy does, and he's courting Lieberman's lifeforce. Hard. Tonight, Roemer announced that the Connecticut senator is his first choice to be a running mate.


Buddy Roemer Gets His Debate Dander Up


The Republican primary debate stage may be as crowded as the jam session at an Andrews family reunion, but, so far, there has been one convenient oversight. Buddy Roemer thought he was doing everything he needed to suck up to the Republican Party. He announced early. He left his home state for New Hampshire. He let Stephen Colbert call him grandpa. But, for all the sacrifice, he still hasn't gotten a chance to go on TV, and take potshots at Mitt Romney.


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