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July 28th

How We Got The Funk
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
UBW founder Jawole Zollar leads a social & historical dance class (donation)


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


Louise Michel
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Fired workers plot revenge in this 2008 French film


William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
Midcity Theatre, 7:30
Episode IV retold in iambic pentameter


Daughters of Dolma
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Doc about daily lives of Tibetan Buddhist nuns


The Guru
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
With Fpoon and The Roses ($5)


July 29th

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


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


Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers
Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.
See Kermit at home in the 7th Ward and get to bed early


Comedy Beast
Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.
Free standup comedy show


Lions, Big Awesome, All People, Tare
Hey Cafe, 9p.m.
Community Record’s DIY Summer Bummer Fest, part 3 ($5)


Open Ears Music Series
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Ft. Trapper Keeper

Cops Roll Out Carnival Booking Bus

by Stacy Coco

From rider and marching band transport to Club Whatever's purple parties on wheels, buses serve as an integral part of the Carnival celebration. The cops have also taken to the oversized auto in recent years, rolling out the Booking Bus in the French Quarter to deal with revelers who get a little too spirited.  

Man Arrested in Beating of Musician Doug Potter

New Orleans police made an arrest in the brutal beating of musician Doug Potter Tuesday night. Detectives received a Crimestoppers tip that led them to Terrell Belvin.

Pups on Parade: Krewe of Barkus (PHOTOS)

Photos by Daniel Paschall 

The canine Mystic Krewe of Barkus gathered at Armstrong Park yesterday at 2 p.m. for this year's parade. The theme was "Dogzilla," and some of the marchers' humans came up with some pretty ferocious outfits for their four-legged companions. Click through for more from Daniel Paschall. 

Woman Reported Missing from French Quarter, Teen Missing from Lower 9th

New Orleans police are asking the public's help in locating a woman who was last seen Friday in the French Quarter. Robyn Short, 18, was last seen about 5 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of St. Peters St.

Krewe of Cork Parades Puns Through French Quarter

The Krewe of Cork turns 14 this year, which means they are of legal drinking age in New Orleans. The walking winos lined up on Royal Street this afternoon at 3 p.m. to kick off a long night of Carnival parades. Punny costumes from "cork jesters" to "Rhone Burgundy" packed the block. While the foot krewe was far from stingy, there were more concerned with sipping on their goblets and glasses than sharing beads with the crowd. Click through for more pictures. 

Power Outage in French Quarter

Updated 10:58 p.m.

Power outages are being reported in a large area of the French Quarter. Before 9:45 p.m., lights went out at least in the Lower Quarter, and other areas of the neighborhood. 

Artistic License

For 2nd Week in a Row, Artists Camp Out at City Hall for Permits

Artists who sell their wares on Pirate's Alley moved their setups to Duncan Plaza for the first part of this week. For the second time in as many weeks, the artists are camped out at City Hall to purchase vendor permits. Many of the artists have been camping out since Sunday afternoon. But it's not the first time they ventured to City Hall in hopes of securing permits.

Sounding it Out

Sound Ordinance Amendments to Focus on French Quarter; Contract Renewal Draws Accusations

Despite a rebuke, the City Council is continuing efforts to make amendments to New Orleans' sound ordinance with a narrower geographical focus, and larger role for an expert. The latter is drawing objections from one influential lawyer.

Big Easy Bars' Super Bowl Specials

Although it is not a Black and Gold Super Bowl, many Who Dats will don their jerseys to watch the Seahawks play the Broncos. From Lakeview to the Quarter, bars are serving up drink specials, potlucks, and beer buckets and showing the big game on their big screens. Click through for drink specials. 

Rock 'n Roll Marathon Hits the Streets Sunday

Carnival parades aren't quite here, but the City is still shutting down the streets for the masses this weekend. Thousands of runners will be lacing up Sunday morning (Feb. 2) for the Rock 'n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon. More than 10,000 runners are expected to cover the 26.2-mile and 12.1-mile races. The runs step off at 7 a.m. from Camp and Poydras St. The pounding of the pavement won't be the only sound, however, as a band will be playing on every mile of the course.

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