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MARDI

September 16th

Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped
Garden District Books, 6-7:30p.m.

Mississippi-born writer presents her new book

 

WYES Beatles Tribute
Tad Gormley Stadium, 7p.m.

All ages-tribute show ft. The Fab Four ($40)

 

Lydia Loveless
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Alt-country songwriter brings punk to honky tonk

 

Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.

Moore, Singleton, and Torkanowsky play Frenchmen on Tuesdays in September ($15)

 

Open Ears Music Series
Blue Nile, 10p.m.

This week ft. Rob Wagner's String Thing

MERCREDI

September 17th

Demi Lovato
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.

Former Disney star’s world tour comes to UNO ($28+)

 

Tin Men
d.b.a., 7p.m.

The world’s premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio

 

Kelcy Mae
BEATnik, 8p.m.

NOLA songwriter combines folk, Americana, bluegrass, and pop

 

Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

GHOUL, Black Anvil, Six Pack
Siberia, 10p.m.

Super-dark black metal and thrash metal ($10)

JEUDI

September 18th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.

This week ft. Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs and Colin Lake

 

Thursday Nights At Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden

This week ft. John Autin

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Edward David Anderson

 

Micah McKee and Little Maker
Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Folksy local singer-songwriter

 

Earth, King Dude
One Eyed Jacks, 7p.m.

Minimal instrumental and drone metal pioneers

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

The Noise Complaints
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Two-man NOLA rock’n’roll

 

Timecode:nola Premiere Party
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Filmmakers debut original shorts, each shot on one roll of Super 8 film

VENDREDI

September 19th

Music Under the Oaks
Audubon Park Newman Bandstand, 4:30-6p.m.

This week ft. Loyola Jazz Alumni Jam

 

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-10p.m.

Music by Cindy Scott and an outdoor screening of Sunset Boulevard

 

Makers: Women in Comedy
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
Part of a PBS series on women in historically male-dominated industries (free)

 

Concerts in the Courtyard
Historic N.O. Collection, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers ($10)

 

2014: A Strauss Odyssey
Mahalia Jackson Theatre, 7:30p.m.
LPO’s 2014-2015 season kicks off ft. soprano Susanna Phillips ($20-$99)

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Tim and Eric
The Civic, 8p.m.
Adult Swim goofs bring their absurd comedy tour to NOLA ($40)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Local metal legend

 

Katey Red, Chilldren, Magnolia Rhome
Siberia, 9p.m.
Bounce night also ft. BJ So Cole, Da Danger Boyz, DJ Lil Man


Soul Sister’s 8th Annual Birthday Jam
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Ft. DJ Soul Sister and DJ Maseo of De La Soul

 

Debauche, Smoke n Bones
Maison, 10:30p.m.
Russian folk-punk and NOLA funk at Maison tonight

SAMEDI

September 20th

Pratik Patel of the African Wildlife Trust
Audubon Zoo, 6p.m.
Tanzanian wildlife official speaks on conservation

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adaption of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Joy Theater, 9p.m.
A New Orleans legend returns home from tour

 

Afghan Whigs
Civic, 9p.m.
Cincinnati alt rockers return with their first new album in a decade ($30)

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Other Planets
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Get lost with this Grammy-nominated Cajun band

 

Black & Gold Kick Off Party
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Celebrate Saints season with Dumpstaphunk, Good Enough For Good Times, & Gypsyphonic Disko ($17)

 

Merchandise
Siberia, 10p.m.
Tampa post-punk; playing with Direct Attack, Heat Dust, TV-MA ($8)

 

Siren Sea
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Independent pop duo from Dallas ($5)

 

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Trombonist "Big Sam" Williams leads this municipality of Who Dat Nation

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
d.b.a., 11p.m.

Experience the brass band that locals love ($10)

 

Debauche
Carrollton Station, 11p.m.
NOLA’s only Russian Mafia band play a late-night show Uptown

DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
Experience the brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)

NOPD Busts 7th Ward Meth Dealer


Police broke up a 7th Ward meth dealer’s operation yesterday morning, according to NOPD. An undercover bust in the 8th district produced over $12,000 in crystal meth, as well as other drugs, in the apartment in the 1400 block of N. Miro St. 


Seven Indicted on Felony Crack Charges


Seven men were indicted today on drug conspiracy charges for the alleged possession and distribution of crack cocaine. The original indictment occurred in March of 2012, when Defendant Gie Preston was charged with conspiring to distribute and possess 280 grams of the controlled substance.


Bros Behaving Badly: Tulane's Kappa Sigma Frat Suspended After Drug Bust, Newspaper Theft


A pair of Tulane frat house antics were deemed unpledgeworthy by the frat's big brothers. First, a Feb. 21 federal drug bust at the Kappa Sigma house put $10,000 worth of drugs on ice. Then, two of the brotherhood's pledges confessed to stealing more than 2,000 copies of the university’s student newspaper splashed with the headline hours after its Thursday afternoon publication, according to the Tulane Hullabaloo. As a result of the incidents, the frat is under investigation, according to Kappa Sigma national overseers.


French Quarter Drug Bust


A NOPD sting broke up an apparent French Quarter drug operation this week after what  was described as hours of surveillance and investigation on an apartment. Police made controlled buys at the house, and got a warrant from a magistrate judge. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, detectives searched the apartment of Brian Madson, 26, and Kelly Wood, 25, and arrested the pair on a bevy of drug distribution and possession charges, as well as gun charges.


Street Fight Leads NOPD to Uptown Drug Bust


Yesterday afternoon, NOPD pursued a minor altercation and stumbled into a major drug bust. Second District Police responded to two women fighting in the 2500-block of Milan Street, only to find a number of illegal firearms, as well as large quantities of crack cocaine and marijuana in the residence.


Michoud Man Busted For Marijuana Growing Operation


by Shay Sokol

Narc agents busted a Michoud man yesterday for running a high-tech marijuana-growing business. 26-year-old Bill Vo was in possession of $175,000 worth of weed. His residence in the 1300 block of Dwyer Road in New Orleans East had been entirely converted for growing marijuana, an NOPD press release states. Agents seized more than 100 plants, 50 of which were full-grown and ready for a second harvest. 14 high-output lights kept the growing to 24 hours a day.


Big Time Bust Shutters Hollygrove Bar


Last call came early at a Hollygrove bar last night. Authorities stopped the drinks from flowing after a raid at Big Time Tips Bar that yielded 15 arrests. State agents and cops from five agencies entered the bar late last night and arrested one man with crack, marijuana and other paraphernalia, and found "numerous bags of marijuana throughout the bar," according to New Orleans police. The bar, located at 8801 Edinburgh St., was a known drug dealing spot, and there was a murder inside the bar in December.


Burn Victim: 7th Ward Pot Garden Uprooted After Neighbor Smells Weed


A 7th Ward man blew the cover on his grow room after he burned one for himself. The NOPD pinched Troy Ray's suspected mairjuana growing operation in the 1700 block of Lapeyrouse this weekend after a neighbor reported the scent of burning weed on the block. The 45-year-old was busted around 10:45 p.m. Saturday night after acting suspicious when police showed up at his house. Authorities seized 165 plants from a bedroom in the house. All told, the 45 pounds drugs in the house are worth about $50,000 on the street, according to NOPD spokeswoman Remi Braden.


Friday Finds: NOPD Touts Arrests for Murder, Rape, Drugs


Usually, Friday afternoon news dumps are for those little bits of news that the powers-that-be- just want to go away. But, yesterday, the NOPD managed to reverse the spin of the vortex, and take ownership of the news cycle. The cops reported a bevy of arrests for murder, selling drugs rape and kidnapping. Get the lowdown on all the busts after the jump.


Drug Raid Leads NOPD to Designer Denim Den


Uptown boutique Jean Therapy looks to provide a retail remedy through its countless brands of designer denim. But one employee looks to have started in on a healing regimen that she just couldn't stop. Detectives discovered hundreds of pairs designer jeans that were missing from the Magazine St. shop during a drug raid on the house of Untrell Nichols' house this weekend.


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