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Today in New Orleans 6.23.13

Today on Bourbon Street, Pride’s annual block party with emcees Jaymes, James, and Blanch De Bris. Tonight is the last night to see Cripple Creek’s Clybourne Park, and there’s a Sunday matinee of Upstairs. On this day in 1813, W.C.C. Claiborne used the pelican as the state seal for the first time. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Today in New Orleans 6.14.13

Kick off your weekend with a gala for the PRC, live theater, food trucks, music, and more. Happy Birthday to keyboardist Gerald Dural, born on June 14, 1957, in Lafayette, La. Dural is the brother of Buckwheat Zydeco. Now, more to do this Friday. 

Today in New Orleans 6.7.13

Tonight, Poolside Calypso at the Country Club in the Bywater! All over the city, there's live music, theater, and more happening this Friday. On this date in Louisiana’s Civil War history, Union troops captured Baton Rouge. Now, more ways to kick off your weekend.

Today in New Orleans 5.31.13

Tonight, plays Clybourne Park and Buttboy and Tigger continue, the Zephyrs take on the Round Rock Express, and there’s live music from Toulouse to Freret. On this day in 1964, the original Canal streetcar line ran for the last time. Now, more to do this Friday.

Today in New Orleans 5.26.13

Close out Greek Fest on the bayou, catch some Shakespeare in NOMA’s Sculpture Garden, or head to Elysian Fields for some shenanigans. On this day in 1994, EWE married then 29-year-old Candy Picou, Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today in New Orleans 5.19.13

Bayou Boogaloo celebrates its last day of zero-waste fun on Bayou St. John, second lines are going down from Mid City to Central City, Clybourne Park is playing at the Shadowbox, and comedian Amy Schumer is at House of Blues. On this day in 1997, Gospel vocalist Nolan Washington, originally of the Zion Harmonizers, passed away at age 65. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Today in New Orleans 5.18.13

After you finish hearing the Dalai Lama deliver Tulane’s keynote address, head to Bayou Boogaloo in Mid City. Later, check out DJ Soul Sister’s weekly gig on St. Claude, or enjoy some funk rock at Flow Tribe’s CD release party. On this day in 1896, Plessy vs. Ferguson established the constitutionality of segregation with “separate but equal” reasoning. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in New Orleans 5.17.13

Today, see the Dalai Lama live streamed on O.C. Haley. Bayou Boogaloo kicks off a zero-trash bash, the LPO performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, and more. On May 17, 1954, Louisiana was forced by Brown v. Board to desegregate all of the schools. Now, more to do this Friday. 

Clybourne Park

'Straightforward Conversational Drama' Explores One Area's Gentrification Through 50 Years

This Friday, Cripple Creek Theatre Company opens the Pulitzer-prize winning Clybourne Park at the Shadowbox Theatre.  Written by Bruce Norris, the play focuses on racial and social changes within one neighborhood at two socially and culturally distinct times, 1959 and 2009. 

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