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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)

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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