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JEUDI

August 28th

Thursdays at Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden, 6p.m.
Tonight ft. Bon Operatit ($10)

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Troy Sawyer ($10)

 

Mark Powell: The Sheltering
Maple Street Book Shop, 6p.m.

Southern author reads from his new thriller

 

Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens
Superdome, 7p.m.

Pregame the preseason in Champions Square at 4

 

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

 

Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New Orleans
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Starring Paul Sanchez, Bryan Batt, Michael Cerveris, and local musicians ($20-50)

 

Bug
Allways Lounge, 8p.m.

Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts—final performance

 

Bishop Allen
the BEATnik, 8p.m.

Lovable indie pop band on tour from NY ($10)

 

Terence Higgins, Cliff Hines
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Two local powerhouses join forces ($10)

 

1st Annual Positive Hip-Hop
Cafe Istanbul, 9p.m.

Freestyle battle with a $500 grand prize

VENDREDI

August 29th

Mad Decent Block Party
Mardi Gras World, 2p.m.
Ft. A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis & more ($45)

 

Friday Nights At NOMA
NOMA, 6-8p.m.

Art historians speak on Hale Woodruff’s murals, plus music by Arpa Quartet

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.

Local baseball in Metairie

 

The Producers
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.

The 80s new wave band, live! ($20)

 

Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New Orleans
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Starring Paul Sanchez, Bryan Batt, Michael Cerveris, and local musicians ($20-50)

 

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski - A Reading
Mid City Theatre, 8p.m.
A comedy reading that’s half Shakespeare, half Dude ($10)

 

Underdogcentral HeadPhones Release Party
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Ft. Lyriqs Da Lyraciss, Dappa, Kaye the Beast, No Suh, Kash Akbar

 

Amanda Shires
Freret Street Publiq House, 9p.m.

Texas singer and violinist (and wife of Jason Isbell)

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Ft. Gravity A’s tribute to the Talking Heads

 

TNM Presents: The Match Game
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

The New Movement resurrects the ‘70s game show for laughs ($8)

SAMEDI

August 30th

The Cincinnati Kid
Historic NO Collection, 10:30a.m.
Starring Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson (free)

 

George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, Tab Benoit
Howlin’ Wolf, 4p.m.
Plus Bonerama, The Boogiemen, Dave Ferrato and Tchoupazin & more

 

Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder Band
Kajun’s, 5p.m.
Stay late for karoke

 

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

 

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski - A Reading
Mid City Theatre, 8p.m.
A comedy reading that’s half Shakespeare, half Dude ($10)

 

Panty Waste, TV-MA, Beautiful Sons, Liquid Nailz
Siberia, 9p.m.

Decadence punk show benefits LGBTQ prisoner advocates Black & Pink New Orleans

 

Yelephants, Donovan Wolfington, Pope
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
All-star local band lineup in the Quarter ($5)

 

Rebirth Brass Band
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Grammy-winning band is a can't-miss New Orleans standout ($15)

 

Caddywhompus, Vox and the Hound
Carrollton Station, 10p.m.
Local indie math rock champions

 

Part Time, Sea Lions
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
California synth-psych ($5)

 

Naked Karaoke—Decadence Edition
Allways Lounge, 10p.m.
Clothing optional, in case karaoke wasn’t bad enough
 

TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.
The New Movement’s flagship storytelling improv show ($8)

DIMANCHE

August 31st

Musical Mediation: Travis Bird
Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.
Local singer-songwriter offers a partially improvised set (by donation)

 

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

 

Bounce TV Summer Music Festival
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.
Starring Maze ft. Frankie Beverly & Patti Labelle ($60+)

 

Hi Ho Silver Oh, Dark Rooms
the BEATnik, 10p.m.
Precious pop from Los Angeles

 

Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe
Southport Hall, 10p.m.
Choral rock band from Dallis (rescheduled date)

Every Little Step They Take

Theatre Review: 'A Chorus Line' from Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane



Once you catch your breath after the ecstatic opening sequence, the most striking thing for a first-time viewer of A Chorus Line is what a simple, low-tech show it is.


Uptown Home Invasion Reported By Tulane Police


Two men forced their way into a house Friday afternoon in the University area, according to Tulane police. About 3 p.m., a man who is not affiliated with the university answered the door of his home, which is located on Broadway St. near Spruce.


Annie, Mamma Mia! on Saenger Theatre's 2014-15 Lineup


One successful season is underway at the restored Saenger Theatre, and some of Broadway’s biggest hits are ahead in 2014 and 2015. Upcoming shows include Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story on Stage, Annie, Once, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mamma Mia! 


Uptown Construction to Shut Broadway, Freret Block


The long Uptown construction season continues, as road closures that already snarled the likes of Napoleon and Jefferson Ave. are set to expand to more main thoroughfares. Broadway and Freret St. are the next two pieces of pavement to be shut to cars.


Which is Witch?

'Wicked' Brings New Sorcery To New Orleans: Theatre Review



Most of us expect certain happenings when we see musical theater—people sporadically bursting into song and dance, quick-witted one liners, facials that would be frightening in normal conversation, and bright lights that have our eyes saying “ohhhhh.”


'Million Dollar Quartet' Shakes into Mahalia


They say timing is everything, and in one divine coincidence, on a random Tuesday in December of 1956, the timing was right for the jam session of the century to be laid to track. In the storefront studio of Sun Records in Memphis, four of rock n’ roll’s founding fathers assembled for an hours long free-form and impromptu play date where they recorded renditions of their favorite songs of gospel, rock, rockabilly and R&B.  


Tulane Frat House Bust Yields $10k in Drugs


A stash of psychedelics that was hoarded at a Tulane frat house is now in the hands of authorities. State Police seized $10,000 worth of drugs from the Kappa Sigma fraternity house at 627 Broadway St. Friday after a pair of students from the Uptown university accepted a fresh shipment from the fuzz. Jules Staib and Wyatt Silverman, both 19 and Tulane students, were arrested after they accepted a package containing 107 grams of ecstasy (MDMA) from undercover state police officers.


'Flashdance: The Musical' Pulls on its Leg Warmers at Mahalia Jackson Theatre


For 80’s maniacs out there who miss leg warmers, leotards and cut-off sweatshirts, Flashdance: The Musical is thundering into the Mahalia Jackson Theatre (1419 Basin St). The musical is ready to set the stage a blaze with explosive dance and iconic music.


David Henry Hwang Gives Loyola a Bite of Broadway


One of the nation's pre-eminent writers for the stage and Asian-American culture is coming to Loyola Monday. Tony award winner David Henry Hwang, who wrote M. Butterfly along with other notable works, will touch down at the Uptown campus for two events tomorrow at Loyola's Nunemaker Auditorium.


Cross-Dressing Crook Collared After Mushroom Heist, Lookout Still on the Loose


Dressing as a woman didn't help one of the men who robbed one of Tulane's favorite record stores. One half of the duo who allegedly robbed The Mushroom over the weekend was arrested today, according to police. Adonus Harris, 25, was picked up by the NOPD Violent Offenders Squad today after being pegged as a suspect, according to a statement from the Department's Second District. Harris, clad in a wig and black dress, entered The Mushroom in the 1000 block of Broadway about 10 p.m. Friday, and forced the clerk to open the shop's safe.


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