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LABOR DAY

September 1st

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.

A selection of documentaries on America’s workers

 

Viridiana
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film is rich with intrigue

 

Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

MARDI

September 2nd

Yulman Stadium Dedication
Tulane Yulman Stadium, 3-5p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the Green Wave’s new stadium
 

Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.
Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)

 

Progression Music Series
Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.
This week ft. Barry's Pocket + Christin Bradford Band

 

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

 

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Mountain of Wizard
Siberia, 9p.m.
Hawkwind and Space Ritual saxophonist still touring the world ($12)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
This week ft. The Boy Sprouts, The Noise Complaints, Mystery Girl, Interior Decorating

MERCREDI

September 3rd

Restaurant Week Kickoff Party
The Chicory, 6-8p.m.
The Restaurant Association invites the public to sample bites and libations ($25)

 

The He and She Show
Siberia, 6p.m.
Live stand-up ft. Doug and Teresa Wyckoff, Andrew Polk, Molly Rubin-Long, Duncan Pace ($7)

 

Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Columns Hotel, 7p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution

 

Alien Ant Farm
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.
With H2NY, Kaleido, Music from Chaos ($15)

 

Pocket Aces Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 8p.m.
Get your funky brass fill on a Wednesday ($5)

JEUDI

September 4th

Carol McMichael Reese: New Orleans Under Reconstruction
Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.
Panel discussion by contributors to this informed book on post-Katrina N.O.

 

Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution

 

Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.

Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)

 

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

This week ft. Mike Dillon, James Singleton and Johnny Vidacovich

 

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)

VENDREDI

September 5th

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

This week ft. John Mahoney Big Band

 

Mark Shapiro: Carbon Shock
Octavia Books, 6p.m.

Journalist’s new book explores intersection of environment and economics

 

Dernière séance
Alliance Française, 7p.m.
A cinema manager turns killer when he learns his beloved theater will close ($5)

 

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)

 

Foundation Free Fridays: Flow Tribe
Tiptina’s, 10p.m.

CD Release party with Cha Waa, Seven Handle Circus

 

Freddy Mercury Night
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10p.m.

Is this real life? Is just fantasy?

 

Royal Teeth, Coyotes
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.

Local indie pop & rock on Freret

 

G-Eazy
Republic, 11p.m.
Loyola grad returns to his home stage ($20)

Harry Shearer Launches 'Honey Poo Poo' Webisodes (VIDEO)


NOLA resident Harry Shearer has taken on everything from comedy to Christmas carols. Now, the This is Spinal Tap star is venturing into a the world of webisodes. Featured on My Damn Channel, Shearer's premiere of his new show What's with Honey Poo Poo?, a spoof of the Toddlers in Tiaras sensation Honey Boo Boo. As the title implies, the scatalogical series is not for the squeamish. 


Smalls Talk

Harry Shearer Looks Back at 'This is Spinal Tap' as Vinyl is Rereleased



Blame it on a bizarre gardening accident if you’d like, but there’s little question that Spinal Tap has stood the test of time. 


Today in New Orleans 4.8.13


Tonight, post-punk at Siberia, Harry Shearer at Loyola, and weekly gigs from Frenchmen to Oak Street. On this day in 1682, the Louisiana Territory received its name from Sieur de la Salle. Now, more to do this Monday.


Cokie Roberts, Harry Shearer to Speak at Loyola


Usually pushing forward with the day's news, levee criticism or jokes, Cokie Roberts and Harry Shearer aren't much for looking back. But Loyola will find the news diva and comedian in nostalgic moods in separate events over the next week. Roberts is scheduled to speak at the Uptown university Thursday, while Shearer takes the stage Monday, April 8. 


Today in New Orleans 12.19.12


Tonight, enjoy sing-a-longs at the CAC and the Allways, plus catch a broadway performance of Mary Poppins. On this day in 1836, the City Council prohibited masked balls and parades. Now, more to do this holiday hump day.


Harry Shearer, Judith Owen Set for 2 Night Holiday Sing-A-Long Stand


by Emma Boyce

Jazz up your holiday season with some much needed folly at the Contemporary Arts Center on December 18 and 19 for Judith Owen and Harry Shearer’s Holiday Sing-A-Long. If you’re already grunting ‘bah, humbug’ at the very idea of a sing-a-long, think again. Shearer—the guy who brought you the sinister scrooge himself, Mr. Burns of The Simpsons, and helped bring you the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap— and his singing, songwriting wife revitalize hackneyed Christmas classics with plenty of biting wit and irony.    


Night Out for NoDef Unfolds Tonight on Frenchmen


There won't be a red carpet and the guest list is out in the open for everyone to see, but we did manage to get Harry Shearer for our benefit! This evening, Night Out for NoDef rolls into Blue Nile on Frenchmen Street, with proceeds helping NOLA Defender recover losses from a recent burglary that wiped out the upstart publication's technological capabilites.


Night Out for NoDef Features Music, Art, Shearer


On the heels of last week's burglary at NOLA Defender headquarters, one commenter said it best: "I'd be happy to contribute what I can, but this is NOLA, where's the benefit concert?" Well, he's right. And so, Night Out for NoDef was born. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 20. That night, comic actor, documentarian and man of many other descriptors Harry Shearer will MC an evening of music art at the Blue Nile (532 Frenchmen St.).  Music will be provided by  NoDef playlist alums Honey Island Swamp Band and Helen Gillet along with a silent auction featuring works by Susan Gisleson, Zack Jacobs, Lance Vargas and more. The cover charge for the evening is $10.


Get Loud and Proud at Harry Shearer's Holiday Sing-Along


by Ryan Sparks

Part-time New Orleanain Harry Shearer has a knack for being both socially conscious and sociable. While we are all proud of the work he’s done with his Katrina doc The Big Uneasy, sometimes we crave his attention to levity over the levees. To that end, the annual installment of the Spinal Tap vet's Holiday Sing-Along at the Contemporary Arts Center on Sunday promises to wreck the silent night with belted-out classics and satirical sendups of your favorite (or most-tolerated) Christmas carols.  


'We Broke All the Rules'

The Journey of 'Flood Streets' From Evacuation to the New Orleans Film Festival



Both behind the scenes and the on the screen, Helen Krieger and Joseph Meissner's first feature film reflects the flimsy, joyful weirdness of downtown New Orleans after the flood.


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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.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock