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LABOR DAY

September 1st

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.

A selection of documentaries on America’s workers

 

Viridiana
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film is rich with intrigue

 

Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

MARDI

September 2nd

Yulman Stadium Dedication
Tulane Yulman Stadium, 3-5p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the Green Wave’s new stadium
 

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)

 

Progression Music Series
Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.
This week ft. Barry's Pocket + Christin Bradford Band

 

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

 

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Mountain of Wizard
Siberia, 9p.m.
Hawkwind and Space Ritual saxophonist still touring the world ($12)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
This week ft. The Boy Sprouts, The Noise Complaints, Mystery Girl, Interior Decorating

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)

 

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 H2NY, Kaleido, Music from Chaos ($15)

 

Pocket Aces Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 8p.m.
Get your funky brass fill on a Wednesday ($5)

JEUDI

September 4th

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

 

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

 

Freddy Mercury Night
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10p.m.

Is this real life? Is just fantasy?

 

Royal Teeth, Coyotes
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.

Local indie pop & rock on Freret

 

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

NOPD Nets 2nd Arrest in Basketball Court Shooting


A man sought in connection with a Central City basketball court turned himself into police Monday. Gerard Gray, 23, turned himself into police in connection with the July 9 incident at A.L. Davis Park, according to officer Hilal Williams, a department spokeswoman.


Man Arrested in Park Double Shooting


NOPD detectives have arrested one of the men they were seeking as a person of interest in a Tuesday afternoon double shooting at a Central City park, police said. Jonterry Bernard, 21, was arrested Wednesday (7-9) night after turning himself into police, according to officer Hilal Williams, a department spokeswoman.


NOPD Identifies Persons of Interest in Central City Shooting


NOPD identified two persons of interest in yesterday’s shooting near A.L. Davis Park in Central City. Police also offered an update on the shooting in Gert Town last night that injured a 3-year-old and two teenagers.


Mardi Gras Indians' Super Sunday Postponed Due to Rain


Mardi Gras Indians spend thousands of hours beading their elaborate outfits, and the tribes cannot risk letting the rain ruin their hard work. Super Sunday 2014 has been postponed from March 16 to March 23, according to Ashlye Keaton. There is currently a 62 percent chance of precipitation, with scattered showers expected throughout the day. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60's and low 70's.  


Thanksgiving NOLA: Cash Money, Sheriff Gusman Give Back


Second Harvest Community Kitchen, Cash Money, and Sheriff Marlin Gusman are showing their gratitude this Thanksgiving week with some giveaways of their own. Birdman and Slim are headed to Central City this afternoon for their 17th annual turkey giveaway, and Sheriff Gusman invites all citizens to come out this Thursday for the city's 39th annual free Thanksgiving Dinner.  


Mardi Gras Indians Set for Super Sunday


Get out the way! The Whole Wide Creation, or, at least, the part that hails from Uptown, will don their colorful suits and take to the streets for another day of communal celebration on March 17, as the annual Super Sunday steps off with a fest and parade in Central City.


Two Final Chances to Spot This Year's Mardi Gras Indians Suits


The word has gone out to the Whole Wide Creation, and the weather forecast looks downright mild. So, as of now, plans are holding for Super Sunday to go off on Central City as planned*. This year, the annual parade and festival at A.L. Davis Park (Washington and LaSalle) is conveniently followed the next day by St. Joseph's Night, which is the last time Indians mask before retirinf this year's suits.


Today's Events: 8.21.11


August 21, when Nat Turner led free and enslaved blacks in the rebellion of (1831), when the American Bar Association was founded (1878), when The Mona Lisa was stolen by an employee of the Louvre (1911), when President Eisenhower swore in Hawaii as the 50th state of the Union (1959), when Hayden Panettire was born (1989), and when Leon Trotsky died (1940).


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

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Anna Gaca

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock