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VENDREDI

August 29th

Mad Decent Block Party
Mardi Gras World, 2p.m.
Ft. A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis & more ($45)

 

Friday Nights At NOMA
NOMA, 6-8p.m.

Art historians speak on Hale Woodruff’s murals, plus music by Arpa Quartet

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.

Local baseball in Metairie

 

The Producers
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.

The 80s new wave band, live! ($20)

 

Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New Orleans
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Starring Paul Sanchez, Bryan Batt, Michael Cerveris, and local musicians ($20-50)

 

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski - A Reading
Mid City Theatre, 8p.m.
A comedy reading that’s half Shakespeare, half Dude ($10)

 

Underdogcentral HeadPhones Release Party
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Ft. Lyriqs Da Lyraciss, Dappa, Kaye the Beast, No Suh, Kash Akbar

 

Amanda Shires
Freret Street Publiq House, 9p.m.

Texas singer and violinist (and wife of Jason Isbell)

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Ft. Gravity A’s tribute to the Talking Heads

 

TNM Presents: The Match Game
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

The New Movement resurrects the ‘70s game show for laughs ($8)

SAMEDI

August 30th

The Cincinnati Kid
Historic NO Collection, 10:30a.m.
Starring Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson (free)

 

George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, Tab Benoit
Howlin’ Wolf, 4p.m.
Plus Bonerama, The Boogiemen, Dave Ferrato and Tchoupazin & more

 

Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder Band
Kajun’s, 5p.m.
Stay late for karoke

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski - A Reading
Mid City Theatre, 8p.m.
A comedy reading that’s half Shakespeare, half Dude ($10)

 

Panty Waste, TV-MA, Beautiful Sons, Liquid Nailz
Siberia, 9p.m.

Decadence punk show benefits LGBTQ prisoner advocates Black & Pink New Orleans

 

Yelephants, Donovan Wolfington, Pope
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
All-star local band lineup in the Quarter ($5)

 

Rebirth Brass Band
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Grammy-winning band is a can't-miss New Orleans standout ($15)

 

Caddywhompus, Vox and the Hound
Carrollton Station, 10p.m.
Local indie math rock champions

 

Part Time, Sea Lions
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
California synth-psych ($5)

 

Naked Karaoke—Decadence Edition
Allways Lounge, 10p.m.
Clothing optional, in case karaoke wasn’t bad enough
 

TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.
The New Movement’s flagship storytelling improv show ($8)

DIMANCHE

August 31st

Musical Mediation: Travis Bird
Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.
Local singer-songwriter offers a partially improvised set (by donation)

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Bounce TV Summer Music Festival
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.
Starring Maze ft. Frankie Beverly & Patti Labelle ($60+)

 

Hi Ho Silver Oh, Dark Rooms
the BEATnik, 10p.m.
Precious pop from Los Angeles

 

Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe
Southport Hall, 10p.m.
Choral rock band from Dallis (rescheduled date)

Bourbon Heat Slates Benefit for Lower 9 Shooting Victims


A Bourbon Street club is set to host a benefit this weekend for one of its employees, who was injured in Sunday night's Lower 9th Ward drive-by shooting. The woman, who works as a server at Bourbon Heat, was injured in the shooting, along with three of her children. 


Lower 9th Ward Shooting: 2 Killed, 2 Children, 3 Others Injured


Updated 8/11, 2:45 p.m.

Two people died and two young children are in critical condition following a Sunday night drive-by shooting in the Lower 9th Ward, police said. A total of seven people were shot in the incident, which occurred after 8 p.m., outside a house in the 5400 block of Burgundy St., according to officer Frank Robertson III, a department spokesman.


Hardie is Backer of Lower 9th Ward Rebuilding


A much needed delivery was made Tuesday (7-22) morning in the Lower 9th Ward. About $25,000 dollars worth of interior and exterior siding was handed over to the non profit, lowernine.org, courtesy of the James Hardie company. 


FBI Arrests Lower 9 Murder Suspect


FBI agents arrested a New Orleans murder suspect late Thursday. Christopher M. Dixon, 28, was one of two suspects wanted in connection with a Lower 9th Ward murder that happened on the afternoon of Memorial Day.


Shootings in Marigny, Lower 9th Ward


NOPD investigated two overnight shootings on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. A man was shot in the Marigny about 4 a.m., while another man was wounded in the Lower 9th Ward just after 10 p.m.


Voters to Weigh Proposals for Increased Taxes, Lower 9 Lot Sale


State lawmakers wrapped up this year's session in Baton Rouge this week, but the voting isn't over for New Orleanians. A pair of New Orleans-focused bills passed the legislature, but will require voters' approval to become law. One bill proposes raising taxes to provide money for New Orleans police and fire, while another would allow the City to sell vacant Lower 9th Ward lots for $100.


Crime Bits: Canal St. Clip, Triple Shooting in Lower 9


Updated 11:20 a.m.

 A total of five people were injured in two separate shootings that occurred over a 24-hour span, according to NOPD. Police also released new details about a Saturday night shooting on Canal St.


Murder in Lower 9th Ward


NOPD is investigating a Saturday homicide in the Lower 9th Ward. About 11:30 a.m., a man was shot to death near the corner of Marais and Lizardi Sts., police said.


NOPD Seeks Lower 9 Suspect Who Stole Money, Chicken


NOPD is looking for a Lower 9th Ward suspect who robbed a man of money and fried chicken on Tuesday night. Police say the suspect and as many as four other men approached the victim and his neighbor about 11:40 p.m. near the corner of Burgundy and Deslonde Sts.


Convicted Councilman Set to Seek 9th Ward Zoning Favor


by Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Disgraced former City Councilman Jon Johnson plans a return to the Council Chambers Thursday, though from the other side of the dais, out with the cheap seats, as he begs for special after-the-fact permission from his former colleagues to build a three-plex in the Lower 9th Ward.


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