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July 23rd

The Apartment
Prytania Theatre, 10a.m.
1960 classic inspired creators of Mad Men


Theatres at Canal Place, 7p.m.
N.O. Film Society presents Bong Joon-ho’s new film ($12.50)


Dave Hill, Fayard Lindsey
One Eyed Jacks, 8p.m.
Comedy presented by Hell Yes Fest ($15)


Dinky Tao Poetry
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 8p.m.
Weekly open poetry hour hosted by Jacob Dilson


Surrender the Fall, Artifas, Colossal Heads
Southport Hall, 8:30p.m.
Heavy rock out of Memphis ($10)


Peter Matthew Bauer, Ben Jones, Skyler Skelset
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Former bassist of The Walkmen ($10)


July 24th

Crescent City Farmers Market
3700 Orleans Ave., 3p.m.-7p.m.
Midcity edition of the city's prime local market


Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. country rockers Pontchartrain Wrecks


Thursdays at Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden, 6p.m.
This week ft. Paul Sanchez ($10)


Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($15)


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


20,000 Days On Earth
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Advance screening of the Nick Cave doc


Yojimbo, Down By Law
Joy Theatre, 7p.m.
Double feature worthy of the Criterion Collection


Coathangers, White Fang, Trampoline Team, Bottom Feeders
Siberia, 7p.m.
Feminist punk rockers at the early show ($8)


Reggae Night
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
Hosted by DJ T-Roy


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

Crime Bits: CBD Burglaries Continue, Bike Robbery on Esplanade

Robbers targeted multiple modes of transportation in a series of incidents on Sunday night and Monday morning, according to NOPD reports. In the CBD, the recent spate of vehicle burglaries continued with a pair of incidents that police believe are related. In Mid-City, a woman was robbed of her bicycle on Esplanade, and two men were carjacked on Banks St. Details:

NOPD Wants Duo for Perdido Pilfering

NOPD has released a new wanted poster. This time the dastardly duo being sought is suspected of burgling a business on the 2300 block of Perdido. The pair allegedly broke into the business around 2 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, May 20.

Reports: NOPD Arrests Teen Who Was Shot in Marigny

The teen who was shot in the head last year by a Marigny homeowner was arrested for a burglary on Friday, according to reports from and WWL-TV. Marshall Coulter, 15, was arrested Friday afternoon on Royal St. in the Marigny.

Pair Arrested in Uptown Home Invasion

NOPD made two more arrests Friday in an Uptown home invasion during which two Tulane students were tied up and robbed. Aaron Johnson, 17, and Kevin Jones, 18, were booked in connection with the April 4 burglary at a house in the 7800 block of Panola St.

Crime Bits: 4 Injured in Shootings, Carrollton Burglary

Updated 1:05 p.m.

A total of four people were injured in three separate Wednesday night shooting incidents, according to NOPD. The shootings all happened within 90 minutes of each other in Central City and Hollygrove, according to police reports.

Couple Tied Up in Garden District Burglary

Updated 5:30 p.m.

Burglars forced their way into a Garden District home and tied up the couple inside on Wednesday, according to a New Orleans police report. The trio of suspects were arrested less than two hours later in Jefferson Parish, police said. 

Burglary Suspect Climbed into Woman's Bed, Police Say

The Governor Nicholls napper wasn't the only criminal that ended up in his victim's bed this week. At a house near the corner of Bayou Rd. and N. Broad St. in Esplanade Ridge, a woman awoke early Saturday morning to find a man lying next to her, according to police.

Trashy Burglar Steals Cash in CBD (VIDEO)

The phrase "dirty money" took on new meaning on June 26, when a suspect was filmed wheeling stolen money away from a robbery scene via trashcan. The CBD restaurant, located in the 800 block of Gravier Street, was burgled around 4am Wednesday morning, and the suspect was last spotted on Gravier and Baronne.

Lakeview Lawn Larcenist Arrested

Police arrested a man Monday who is allegedly responsible for looting lawn equipment in Lakeview. According to officer Garry Flot, police spotted Kevin Alvis, 50, driving a car in New Orleans East that matched a stolen vehicle in a crime from June 9 on Louis XIV St.

Uptown Burglary Blitz Reported by Tulane Students

Updated 8:50 p.m.

A recent wave of burglaries in Uptown New Orleans has Tulane police turning to NOPD to increase patrols in the neighborhoods where students live off-campus. According to Tulane police logs, four off-campus burglaries, a car theft and a bike theft were reported between Sunday and Tuesday. The crimes were clustered around the 800-1000 blocks of Lowerline St. and Cherokee St.

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