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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)

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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