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VENDREDI

July 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-9p.m.
Murals On Screen film series begins with Multiple Perspectives: the Crazy Machine

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Siberia, 6p.m.
Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock (free)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Closed Curtain
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Jafar Panahi made his new film despite Iran’s ban on his work

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Johnny Angel & Helldorado
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Country Western swing from New Orleans ($10)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

King Buzzo, Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Melvins leader goes solo acoustic ($15)

 

The Hood Internet, Jermaine Quiz
Hi-Ho Lounge, 9p.m.
Mashup DJ extraordinaires ($12)

 

PUJOL, Natural Child, Heavy Lids, Planchettes
Siberia, 10p.m.
Garage rock from Nashville & NOLA

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
This week ft. Eddie Roberts & Friends

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. The Well Hung Speakers shadow cast

SAMEDI

July 26th

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Historic New Orleans Collection, 10:30a.m.
1964 film stars Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten

 

Renee Broadhead: Unveiled and P.L. Jones: Bonded By Blood
Garden District Books, 2-3:30p.m.
Two YA authors read from their supernatural novels

 

Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
UNO Human Performance Center, 5p.m.
vs. Hattiesburg & Chicago ($15)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Symbols of the Illuminati in New Orleans
Zeitgeist, 6:30p.m.
They’re reeeeeal (presented by Tony Green)

 

New Orleans Voodoo vs. San Antonio Talons
Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.
Local arena football

 

Ceremony, Nothing, Back to Back, Heat Dust
Mudlark, 7p.m.
Cali & Philly punk rock ($5)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

Steely Dan
Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.
Kings of cool-dad rock ($62+)

 

Bantam Foxes
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Local indie band incorporates fuzzy blues rock ($10)

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. shadow cast the Well Hung Speakers

 

HUSTLE!
Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.
DJ Soul Sister’s rare groove dance party
 

New Common Core Compromise Proposed to Jindal


State education officials are trying once again this week to compromise with Gov. Bobby Jindal over Common Core. In a letter released Wednesday (7-16), the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) relents on the governor's order to acquire a new standardized test for the 2014-15 school year, but they still want to retain the use of questions that were developed to adhere to the national Common Core standards.


State Ed Leaders Propose Common Core Compromise with Jindal


Bobby Jindal wants to kick Common Core out of Louisiana, but the officials who run the state Education Department don't want to completely hit it out of the PARCC. In a letter to the gov sent Thursday (7-10), Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) officials proposed keeping Common Core questions within the state's annual standardized tests, but contracting with a new company to provide the test.


PPP Poll: Jindal's Popularity Plummeting


A new poll says Bobby Jindal can't win a race with the Silver Zipper, much less one of his potential GOP rivals for President. According to new data released by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling, the Louisiana governor would trail former governor Edwin Edwards 48-43 in a hypothetical matchup for the state's top post in 2015. 


Summer Reading: Jindal, Matalin, Roberts, Brazile


Beltway bulldog Politico took a look at what’s being read this summer by those with their hands on the handles of power. Louisiana was well represented in the survey. The article looked not just at names like Boehner, Emanuel, Rice, and Albright, but also at the Pelican State’s Bobby Jindal, Mary Matalin, Cokie Roberts, and Donna Brazile.


Bobby Jindal Dishes on Jimmie Davis' Dips


When he's been at the office, Gov. Bobby Jindal has been sticking to a steady diet of signing bills, bashing Obama and kicking out Common Core lately. But once he's home in the Governor's Mansion, he's free to turn to other topics like Jimmie Davis' sunshine. In a Buzzfeed profile published Monday, Jindal puts the politics aside for a fraction of an interview to give a stark Bayou State history lesson.


Mini Liquor Bottles Legalized in Louisiana


by Matt Young

Louisiana isn't known for tight liquor laws, but before this legislative session, the little bottles were left out. A new measure signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal last week allows liqour to be sold in 100mL bottles. The measure, cataloged in the legislature as SB 204, was authored by State Sen. J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans).


Protesters March from Grand Isle to Governor's Mansion


by Chris Staudinger

Protests continue in the wake of the passage of SB469.  A group began a 155-mile walk from Grand Isle over the weekend. They expect to make about twenty miles each day and reach Baton Rouge at 1pm on Saturday, June 29.  Under the moniker “Flood into Baton Rouge,” the group has collected two gallons of water from the Gulf of Mexico and will carry them on their backs to the Governor’s mansion.


Jindal Wants to Kick Common Core Out of La.


Bobby Jindal made national education policy waves two years ago when his voucher-based reforms passed the state legislature. The gov was quiet on education during this year's legislative session. Now that the sens and reps have all gone home, he's taking aim at Common Core. But the state Superintendent isn't onboard.


Jindal Vetoes Bill on Dogs in Pickup Trucks, Cites 'Nanny State'


Rep. Tom Willmott's proposal to secure dogs on the open road had the Louisiana House playing "Who Let the Dogs Out" earlier this session. But Bobby Jindal wasn't barking back. The governor vetoed HB 10901 over the weekend, citing concerns about animal cruelty.


Jindal Signs Anti-Abortion Bills Into Law


Gov. Bobby Jindal signed an anti-abortion bill Thursday that is likely to close abortion clinics in New Orleans and elsewhere in the state. Rep. Katrina Jackson’s (D-Monroe) HB 388, the “Unsafe Abortion Act,” is similar to the Texas law that gained noteriety when Wendy Davis filibustered its passage last year.


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