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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)

Attempted Armed Robber Shot on Westbank


Just a day after a man was found dead on Thayer Street, homicide detectives are investigating a separate shooting death in Algiers. Just before 10p.m. last night, a resident shot and killed an armed gunman attempting to rob his home, NOPD reported.


Petite Crimes: Three-Time Marigny, Uptown Robber Arrested


NOPD detectives arrested a repeat robber who struck three separate times in the Marigny and Uptown over the last three weeks. Henry Petite, 18, was initially booked July 2 for an Uptown robbery he pulled off earlier that day. This week, detectives linked him to a pair of Marigny robberies.


Crime Bits: N.O. East Murder, Marigny Mugging


On Monday night and Tuesday morning, NOPD investigated a murder in New Orleans East, and a pair of downtown robberies. Elsewhere, a woman was carjacked at a red light. Details in Crime Bits:


NOPD Seek Trio in Armed Robbery


NOPD have identified a trio of transgressors alleged to be involved an armed robbery last week. Authorities have released images of two individuals alleged to be gunmen in the incident, as well as a third person suspected to be the getaway driver.


Marigny Mugger Strikes Twice


Police are looking for the culprit (pictured) behind a pair of robberies that happened early Saturday morning in the Marigny. The two incidents happened within less than an hour, starting around 1:30 a.m.


Canal St. Attack Suspects Sought


Police are searching for Jamie Gilmore and Daniel Kelly, two men who are suspected of attacking a man at 8 Canal Street, according to NOPD. The incident occurred on February 21, and the suspects are pictured. 


Marigny: Masked Man Robs Subway (VIDEO)


On Sunday, February 23, around 5:30 p.m., a masked man robbed the Subway at 2500 St. Claude Avenue. The entire incident was caught on surveillance, and NOPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect. 


CBD: Quintet Wanted for Pair of Armed Robberies (Video)


NOPD detectives are looking for a group of five robbers who struck twice in the CBD over the weekend. During one of the incidents, a victim suffered a graze gunshot wound, police said.


Christmas Crimes

One Shooting, Two Stabbings, & Many Muggings



Christmas may have been a holy night, but it was not a silent night for the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department. The NOPD responded to over a dozen felonies from the LGD to the Chef. A drive-by shooting provided a stark reminder of systemic crime, and a series of armed cast a pallor over the holiday.


Marigny Robbery Video Released by NOPD


A Thursday morning mugging in the Marigny was caught on video, and police are hoping the footage helps catch the suspect. The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Spain Street. A 24-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk, and noticed he was being followed.


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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

Listings Editor

Anna Gaca

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock