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SAMEDI

August 23rd

Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
UNO Human Performance Center, 5 p.m.

vs. TBA

 

Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Indywood, 6:30p.m.
Indywood screens Lars von Triers’ sex drama

 

Brewsiana

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Craft brew & music fest ft. Colin Lake, Brass Bed, The Wooden Wings & more ($15)

 

Jake Owen
Champions Square, 7p.m.
Pop-country personified ($42+)

 

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.
Fathers of popular folk music ($80+)

 

Bug
Allways Lounge, 8p.m.
Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts

 

HipHoptions Launch Party
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Ft. Bujie and The HighRise, Rei The Imperial, DIVVVY UP, Meta//Quirk

 

Lillian Axe
Tipitina’s, 9p.m.
Hard rock from NOLA ($15)

 

Papa Mali
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.
With Lightnin Malcolm

 

The Kodiaks
the BEATnik, 10p.m.
Louisville, KY punks

 

TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

The New Movement’s flagship storytelling improv show ($8)

DIMANCHE

August 24th

Micah McKee & Little Maker
Circle Bar, 5-9p.m.

Free music for happy hour

 

Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Indywood, 6:30p.m.
Indywood screens Lars von Triers’ sex drama

 

24 Hour Play Festival
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m.
Flambeaux Theatre writes and stages seven 10-minute plays in one day ($12)

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.
Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Alligator Chomp Chomp

One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.

A Louisiana and Gulf Coast vinyl dance party (free)

LUNDI

August 25th

Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Indywood, 6:30p.m.
Indywood screens Lars von Triers’ sex drama

 

Poupoupidou (Nobody Else But You)
Café Istanbul, 7p.m.
A crime novelist investigates an apparent suicide in Gérald Hustache-Mathieu’s thriller ($5)

 

California X, Heat Dust, Pope
Saturn Bar, 9p.m.
Noisy garage punk from western Mass ($5)

 

King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.
Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

 

Doyle, Ashylus, The Bills
Siberia, 10p.m.
Solo project from ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein ($15)

MARDI

August 26th

Michael Pitre: Five and Twenty-Fives
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Iraq vet presents his debut war novel

 

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

 

Hard Girls, Broadcaster
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Powerpop from both coasts, plus All People & Donovan Wolfington ($8)

 

Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Indywood, 9:15p.m.
Indywood screens Lars von Triers’ sex drama

 

Open Ears Music Series
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
This week ft. Piero Bittolo Bon & Marta Raviglia with James Singleton & Marcello Benetti ($10)

Krewe of Rolling Elvi Primming for Prompadour


If you’re looking for the perfect place to bust out your blue suede shoes and grease up that ducktail for the weekend, then look no further than the Krewe of Rolling Elvi’s PROMpadour this Saturday. Held in commemoration of the King’s “alleged death” — may he rest in peace, even if it is possibly a retirement in Kalamazoo, Michigan— the 1950’s style party offers plenty of classic tunes and dancing. 


Rebirth Brass Band Grooves into Tour with Music Video


Rebirth Brass Band are extending their reach yet again. This week, the Grammy winners released a new music video. Recorded live at New Orleans' own Howlin' Wolf, the clip is set to "Rebirth Groove," which is off their new album, Move Your Body. Needless to say, the video might inspire some dancing:


Today in NOLA: 6.25.14


Stay dry today! This evening boasts an extended performance at the Shadowbox, classic Dirty South rap at Howlin’ Wolf, and new electronic music at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1868, the Confederate states were readmitted to the Union after the Civil War. Details tonight:


Raising the Village

Friday Benefit to Help Lower 9th Ward Community Center in Face of Foreclosure



The Lower 9th Ward Village (1001 Charbonnet St.) is in danger of foreclosure, prompting a call for help to keep the community center open. Lil Wayne's skatepark endeavor fizzled out, leaving the once abandoned warehouse dilapidated and unsafe for use.


Today in New Orleans 2.08.14


Today, the Wizard World Comic Con at the Morial Convention Center continues with stars from Doctor Who and the Walking Dead. Tonight, Phish frontman performs, and Airborne Toxic Event takes the Civic Stage and more events. On this day in 1898, the grandfather clause was enacted to deny voting rights to African-Americans. More Saturday night New Orleans events below: 


Kickoff Party Tonight for Make Music NOLA


Make Music NOLA is celebrating their continued growth from their 2011 beginning, and they are inviting the public to the Howlin' Wolf tonight to celebrate with them. Instructors from the free school for kids will be on stage, and proceeds go towards MMN. 


Krewe of Chewbacchus Fashion Show Phasers in Galactic Carnival


by Megan Pearl

So Chewbacca, a Dr. Who Catkind Nun, and and some regular guy walk into a bar… because it’s time for the fourth annual “Set Your Phasers to… Stunning!” fashion show from the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus.  The sci-fi (and beyond) krewe won't take it to the street until Feb. 22, but they'll be stepping out in style on Saturday (1-25) at the Howlin' Wolf.


Today in New Orleans 12.20.13


Tonight, Opera on Tap is in City Park, and starlight racing kicks off this evening at the Fair Grounds. Cripple Creek's Under Milk Wood opens, and Tipitina's is getting crunk for Christmas with a pair of local rock bands. In the Riverbend, Walter Washington is celebrating his 70th on Oak Street. On this date in 1803, the United States Commissioners W.C.C. Claiborne and James Wilkinson officially bought the Boot for $15,000,000. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in New Orleans 11.14.13


Tonight, competing quartets for chamber music lovers, Nappy Roots is in the Warehouse District, and Hell Yes Fest continues to bring the belly aches at the Hi Ho, The New Movement, and the Shadowbox. On this day in 1960, New Orleans’ schools were legally desegregated. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Lebowski Fest Comes to NOLA


by Sam Nelson 

In the last 15 years The Big Lebowski has attracted an almost-cult-like following of faithful fans.  In the movie, Jeff Bridges' character, the Dude, strives to “abide” and take it easy but is challenged to do so in the county of Los Angeles.  But what if he lived in New Orleans?  The Lebowski Fest and a whole lot of fans are on their way here to find out if they can abide here in the Big Easy. 


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