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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

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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