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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)

 

“Debutante Balls”
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6-9p.m.

Ft. artist & transgender diversity speaker Scott Turner Schofield (free)

 

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 Kaleido, Music from Chaos ($15)

 

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

 

Atlantic Thrills, Ravi Shavi
Saturn Bar, 9p.m.

Plus Trampoline Team, Native America

JEUDI

September 4th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.
This week ft. To Be Continued Brass Band & Shannon Powell Band

 

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

 

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-8p.m.

Screening of Amistad, plus music by Keith Burnstein

 

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

 

Trumpet Black & The Heart Attack
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill keeps the New Orleans jam alive ($10)

 

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

Local indie pop & rock on Freret

 

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

Is this real life? Is just fantasy?

 

Soul Rebels Brass Band
Blue Nile, 11.p.m.

Local favorites incorporate jazz, soul, funk, & hip-hop

 

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

SAMEDI

September 6th

Tulane vs. Georgia Tech
Yulman Stadium, 3p.m.

Green Wave's first game at the new Uptown stadium

 

Panorama Jazz Band
Spotted Cat, 6 p.m.

Local jazz with international influence

 

Ron White
Mahalia Jackson, 8p.m.

Known as “Tater Salad” to fans of Blue Collar Comedy Tour ($57+)

 

Lombardi
Le Petite Theatre, 8p.m.
Based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi

 

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)

 

The Weight, Levon Helms Band
Tiptina’s, 9p.m.

Performing the music of The Band, ft. former members of The Band plus Papa Mali ($35)

 

Stop Making Sense
Studio3 Warehouse, 9p.m.
Shotgun Cinema presents Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads film ($10)

 

Ty Segall
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Garage rock darling plus Wand and Babes ($16)

 

Pinettes Brass Band, Street Legends Brass Band
Maison, 10p.m.

New Orleans’ only all-woman brass band

 

Cory Henry's Treme Funktet
Blue Nile, 10p.m.

Young jazz keyboardist is a Grammy winner

 

Little Freddie King
d.b.a., 11p.m.

74-year-old country blues guitarist from the Delta ($10)

LSU's Les Miles Talkin' 2014 Tigers


Whether it has the green light or not, college football is ready to return. This week, SEC coaches and luminaries gathered in Hoover, Alabama, to address the press in the annual Media Days circus. Shortly after, players will begin practice, and then actual games. As LSU Head Coach Les Miles describes it, “we’re getting ready for getting ready." On Wednesday (7-16), the Mad Hatter took to the podium and noted that this week is “1200 credentials and a lot of chaos.” 


LSU's Jeremy Hill Enters NFL Draft


Update 5:15 p.m.

The LSU Football team is gaining one promising running back in 2014, but they'll also lose their current backfield star. Jeremy Hill announced Monday morning that he will enter the NFL Draft, foregoing his junior and senior season at LSU.


Decision Day for 5 LSU Recruits at Under Armour Game


Updated 6 p.m.

The Under Armour All-America Game, which showcases the nation's top high school football standouts, is playing out on the field in Orlando. But the action in the booth is of far more interest to LSU fans. Five of the Fighting Tigers Football team's top recruits are announcing where they'll take their talents next year. NoDef is following the action:


LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. Wins Nat'l Award for Versatility


The LSU football team's championship dreams didn't come to fruition, but some of the Tigers' 2013 stars are still etching their names into the history books. On Thursday, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was named the winner of the Paul Hornung Award, which recognizes college football's most versatile player.


Jeryl Brazil No Longer on LSU Football Team


Yet another Tiger's run-ins with the law have cut his career short. The LSU football team dismissed a freshman running back who had numerous run-ins with the law. Jeryl Brazil was already suspended from the team following an arrest on Oct. 18.


Report: Mettenberger to Miss LSU's Bowl Game


Updated 1:30 p.m., 12.4

The LSU football team has to wait until Sunday to find out where they will go bowling. But Tiger fans will likely know the status of the injured starting quarterback sooner. ESPN is reporting that Zach Mettenberger tore his ACL during the Bayou Bengals' dramatic win over Arkansas on Friday, and will miss the team's bowl game. LSU plans to release an official update on Mettenberger Wednesday.


LSU Freshmen Connect to Snatch Boot from Arkansas, 31-27


by Chris Rinaldi

When Travin Dural crossed the goal line with 1:15 left in the 4th quarter, the LSU football team breathed a sigh of relief, welcoming a new era with a dramatic victory. In Friday's regular season finale at Tiger Stadium, the Bayou Bengals saw Odell Beckham Jr., two offensive lineman and senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger go down, only to overcome the injuries and a six-point fourth quarter defecit on the arm and legs of freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings. 


Les Miles' Thanksgiving Good to Last Bite (VIDEO)


The Mad Hatter was still in the midst of Lunch with Les on Monday afternoon, but, like many of us, he was already thinking about Thursday's dinner. Coming off his LSU football squad's triumph over Johnny Football and Texas A&M on Saturday, coach Les Miles was in a giving mood when it came to holiday sound bites.


Miles Wades Through LSU's Ole Miss Meltdown


The LSU football team watched their national championship hopes drift away Saturday night as Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter split the uprights with a game-winning field goal from 41 yards away. With a rare second loss in November and an FCS opponent in Furman coming up, Head Coach Les Miles spent most of his "Lunch with Les" press conference, addressing the loss. For the most part, Miles looked no further than the podium when doling out the blame for the 27-24 loss in Oxford.


LSU Falls at Ole Miss, 27-24


by Chris Rinaldi

It was upset Saturday in the SEC, and LSU was not exempt. Despite a late-game comeback attempt, the Tigers fell to the Rebels of Ole Miss, 27-24. Andrew Ritter’s 41 yard field goal sailed through the uprights, sealing victory for Ole Miss, leaving only two seconds left in the game.


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Paolo Roy

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