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September 20th

Pratik Patel of the African Wildlife Trust
Audubon Zoo, 6p.m.
Tanzanian wildlife official speaks on conservation

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adaption of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Joy Theater, 9p.m.
A New Orleans legend returns home from tour

 

Afghan Whigs
Civic, 9p.m.
Cincinnati alt rockers return with their first new album in a decade ($30)

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Other Planets
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Get lost with this Grammy-nominated Cajun band

 

Black & Gold Kick Off Party
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Celebrate Saints season with Dumpstaphunk, Good Enough For Good Times, & Gypsyphonic Disko ($17)

 

Merchandise
Siberia, 10p.m.
Tampa post-punk; playing with Direct Attack, Heat Dust, TV-MA ($8)

 

Siren Sea
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Independent pop duo from Dallas ($5)

 

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Trombonist "Big Sam" Williams leads this municipality of Who Dat Nation

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
d.b.a., 11p.m.

Experience the brass band that locals love ($10)

 

Debauche
Carrollton Station, 11p.m.
NOLA’s only Russian Mafia band play a late-night show Uptown

DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
Experience the brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)

Suspect Identified in Decatur Assault (Video)


The denizens of Decatur may be looking for leftovers, but NOPD are searching for suspects. Police are hot on the trail of an alleged assailant and a person of interest in a violent incident that occurred on a stretch of Decatur Street known to locals as the “gutterpunk beer garden.” 

 


Man Assaulted in "Gutterpunk Beer Garden"


The 900 block of Decatur Street is known to tourists as the home of Central Grocery. However, many Quarter dwellers know the block for less appetizing reasons. On the river side, the middle portion of the block is noted as a prime gathering spot for “gutterpunks” or “traveling kids.” Last night (9.14), the strip turned violent.

 


NOPD Seek Five Suspects in Violent FQ Mugging


Police are hot on the trail of five suspects involved in an August 23rd mugging in the Quarter. After investigation, NOPD Detective Chris Laborde retrieved video footage of the incident. Authorities have now released images and descriptions of the alleged assailants.


Westbank Crime Update


NOPD's busy weekend was not confined to the East Bank. Across the river, the police investigated two robberies and made one arrest. Plus, a mysterious car demanded weed from strangers and responded poorly to rejection. Read on after the jump for details.


Photo Issued & Bounty Offerd for Felon on the Fly


New Orleans police are turning up the heat in their search for convicted felon Jarrell Guy. Late Saturday night, detectives in the Third District issued a photgraph of the fleeing felon, and CrimeStoppers offered a reward of up to $2500 for Guy's capture. NOPD wants guy for aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of illegal use of a weapon, and a charge of felon with a firearm.


Assault and Pepper: French Quarter Night Out Ends in Rampart Robbery


Two women deployed pepper spray at men during a robbery, but it wasn't because they were the victims. NOPD alleges Alicia Marie Ford and Taneal Brishay Miller were the ones who robbed the a man on Saturday night on N. Rampart Street. It all started with a few drinks in the French Quarter.


St. Claude Murder, Mid-City Dog Walker Assaulted


Calvin Thomas was killed on June 8 in the St. Claude neighborhood, and police have identified a suspect in the murder. In Mid-City, a woman was robbed at gunpoint and assaulted on Thursday, June 6, while she was walking her dog. 


Terrible Trio: Man Beaten, Robbed in CBD (VIDEO)


Three men administered a brutal beating in the CBD early Sunday morning to take a man's wallet and cell phone. About 3:45 a.m., a man and woman were walking in the 400 block of Carondelet Street. Video shows three men - one in cook's pants and one with a towel hanging from his belt - walking separately, then quickly surround the couple. The man is then hit from behind. Click through to watch the incident:


Suspects Sought in Brutal Bottle Beating Near Friendly Bar (VIDEO)


New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects allegedly involved in a Sunday morning fight outside a Marigny bar. A witness said he saw a group of three or four men standing at the corner of Chartres and Marigny streets, outside The Friendly Bar around 4:45 a.m., officials said.


Fight Grounds Flight in New Orleans


Two Southwest Airlines passengers tested the limits of freedom to move about the country this morning, and lost. A flight en route to Las Vegas from Fort Lauderdale was diverted to MSY after what amounted to a fistfight broke out on the plane, FBI Special Agent Kyle Harnahan said.


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