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MERCREDI

July 23rd

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

 

Snowpiercer
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)
 

JEUDI

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
 

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

Christmas Crimes

One Shooting, Two Stabbings, & Many Muggings



Christmas may have been a holy night, but it was not a silent night for the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department. The NOPD responded to over a dozen felonies from the LGD to the Chef. A drive-by shooting provided a stark reminder of systemic crime, and a series of armed cast a pallor over the holiday.


Two Women Missing


Christmas is a day for most families to gather with their loved ones, but today, two New Orleans families are searching for missing members. The NOPD is seeking in help in locating two missing women: Erica Simone and Latrice Morgan.


Canal Street Tree Lighting Set to Flip the Switch


Over in the French Quarter, the shoppers are already rushing home with their reasonably-priced Scandanavian treasures. But the crowds are sure to flock to Canal St. tonight in search of cheap thrills that are even brighter. The annual downtown tree lighting ceremony is set to light up Canal Street on Tuesday night (11-26).


Christmas Cutting on Canal


A Christmas Day argument turned violent in the French Quarter, according to NOPD. About 5 a.m. on Canal St., two men got into an altercation. At some point during the fight, one of the men stabbed the other man in the hand. No arrests were reported in the incident.


Tornado Watch in Effect for South Louisiana


Updated 13:16 CST

White Christmases are a mixed bag in NOLA; Yule Day snow preceded both Betsy and Katrina. Today, we're looking at a different kind of white Christmas. Hail, ice, and tornadoes are threatening the region. The National weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch (effective until 8:00 PM,) a Wind Advisory (effective until 6 PM,) and a Hazardous Weather Outlook (through the night) for Orleans and surrounding Parishes. (Maps and details for weather geeks after the jump.)


Louisiana Christmas Classics (Video)


In SoLa,, music has its own seasons also. We have songs for the Saints, songs for Mardi Gras, and of course, we have songs for Christmas. NoDef's staff took to the YouTube to dig out a few of our favorites for y'all this Noel. Representing the Cajun tradition, we found Vin Bruce's "Christmas on the Bayou." Of course, December 25th can not pass without at least one play-through of Aaron Nwville's "Louisiana Christmas Day." Rounding out our selections is a contemporary classsic with 9th Ward flair: Benny Grunch & the Bunch's "12 Y'ats of Christmas." Click through to hear them all.


Santa Tracker Plots the Way to Crescent City Christmas


From bar crawls to Celebration in the Oaks, we've seen Santa plenty of times over the past month. But tonight is the real deal. On this night, the Claus takes no pause for a worthy cause. Thanks to the always-reliable folks at NORAD and an assist from the New Orleans-based 3-D modelers at TurboSquid, Santa watchers can follow along with the fat man's generous journey. Click through to view:


Recycled New Orleans Christmas Trees to Be Used for Wetland Restoration


Christmas is the one time of year that citizens are actually encouraged to leave their garbage loose on the street. Well, at least your Christmas trees. Once you’ve stored your Who Dat ornaments safely in their boxes and moved into Mardi Gras mode, just leave your trees curbside. Not only will the City take them, they’ll recycle your tree to protect the wetlands.  


Santa's Spirits: Krewe of Kringle Takes to the Streets Tonight


by Emma Boyce

There's no need to wait by the chimney. Hundreds of Santas, reindeers, abominable snowmen and drummer boys will take to the French Quarter streets Saturday night for the tenth annual Krewe of Kringle Santa Pub Crawl sponsored by Abita Beer.  


Hot 8 Brass, Live Reindeer to Fete on Fulton


It’s hot enough to ditch your Christmas sweaters, but Fridays on Fulton is faking it with a Winter Wonderland right outside of Harrah’s Casino. The event that happens on the first Friday of every month is back this weekend with a special Christmas edition, and they’re bringing art, food, faux snow, and jams from the Hot 8 Brass Band.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Listings Editor

Anna Gaca

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Managing Editor

Stephen Babcock

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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