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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)

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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