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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 

Four Folks & A Goat

Catching Up with Goat in the Road Productions



The four members of downtown theatre group Goat in the Road Productions (GRP) currently have at least four major projects in the works through 2016, leaving one to wonder if goats ever sleep. 


Local Quvenzhane Wallis Shows Piers Morgan Who's Boss (Video)


Houma girl Quvenzhane Wallis didn't collect a little gold statue last night, but she still earned the distinction of being the youngest Oscar nominee for "Best Actress." Check out the Beasts of the Southern Wild star on the red carpet poking fun at Piers Morgan, showing the world her "loser face," and more.  


Houma Native Quvenzhane Wallis to Star in Annie


Houma native and Beasts of the Southern Wild starlet Quvenzhane Wallis has been cast as Annie in the latest production of the classic play. Tonight, nine-year-old Wallis is in the audience of the Academy Awards, anxiously awaiting the result of her Oscar nomination for “Best Actress.” Tomorrow, she begins preparing for one of the most coveted roles among child actresses.


Oscars Viewing Parties

Red Cross fundraiser at Canal Place, More Places to Watch



Rather than "what are you wearing?", the question of the night in New Orleans is "where are you watching?" Canal Place, Mannings, the Rusty Nail, and Buffa's are all great places to cheer on your favorite celebrities for the Oscars. 


Beasts of the Southern Wild Creators to Bring Bathtub to CAC


by Brad Rhines

While the four Oscar nominations are certainly impressive, don’t expect Hollywood to tame Court 13, the New Orleans film collective responsible for Beasts of the Southern Wild. On March 8, less than two weeks after this year’s Academy Awards, the group will return home to showcase their unique vision at the Contemporary Arts Center in the exhibition Beyond “Beasts”: The Art of Court 13.


Exclusive: Beasts Director Benh Zeitlin Talks Oscar Nods, NOLA


This week's news about Beasts of the Southern Wild’s four Oscar nominations hasn’t altered much for the Bayou-set film's director, Benh Zeitlin. A native of New York City, the director became enamored with New Orleans and South Louisiana after moving here in his mid 20s. However, Zeitlin says it’ll take a lot more than a couple gold statues to tear him away from the Crescent City. 


Beasts of the Southern Wild Receives Four Oscar Nods


Beasts of the Southern Wild director and New Orleans resident Benh Zeitlin has swept the independent awards circuit, but today’s news about the film’s Oscar nominations bumps Zeitlin and his cast into a new category. The Academy seems to have been as impressed as Sundance and Cannes, and Beasts and the movie's cast are up for a number of statues, including Best Picture. 


Innocence Project to Hold Fundraiser Thurs. with Cocktails, Silent Auction


by Emma Boyce

Innocence Project New Orleans will hold a Rent is Too Damn High Capitol Campaign Kick-off Fundraiser this Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8 pm to raise money to purchase their own building.


Today in New Orleans: 7.10.12


Today, a double screening at Mudlark Theatre, a class on using ropes in bondage, and Joseph Scott Morgan discusses his book about being a death investigator in the south. On this day in history, Jelly Roll Morton recorded “Sweet Anita Mine” and “New Orleans Bump” for the Victor Label in 1929. In 1941, the New Orleans piano master died on this day in Los Angeles. Here's more ways to embrace the day:


'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Opens Wednesday in New Orleans


Things take a little longer to catch on here in Louisiana. As film director Benh Zeitlin put it to NoDef when we caught up with him last week, "Eventually, someone comes by and says, ‘Put down your laptop, get in this boat, we’re going to show you how to hunt alligator.’" After taking Sundance, Cannes and a lot of the rest of the country, Zeitlin's film Beasts of the Southern Wild will finally play on a Big Easy big screen. After months of anticipation and teasers, the same people that welcomed film crews with open boats can finally see the feature that’s making them famous all over the world. Click through for showtimes:


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