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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)

LSU-Bama Preview: Tigers' Aerial Attack Could Join Trench Warfare


The LSU football team has already suffered two losses, and it might be tempting count their lost opportunity to win the national championship as reason to tune out the Tiger hype. But the true measure of their season comes on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, when the Bayou Bengals renew their rivalry with top-ranked Alabama. (7 p.m., CBS).


Les Miles Runs Red Light on ESPN (VIDEO)


It's the thick of LSU-Bama Week, but the Mad Hatter isn't seeing red yet. The Bayou Bengals Head Football Coach took ESPN reporter Kaylee Hartung for a ride Tuesday during the sports network's look "Inside the Program." During the interview, Miles showed off his vaunted anticipation skills by running a red light.


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.


LSU Looks to Keep Hammering Against Ole Miss


Before November's Crimson Tide, LSU must take a Rebel stand. Last week's win grind-it-out win over Florida has the Fighting Tigers football team back in the conversation about championships and, as ever, looking forward to the showdown with Alabama. But first, the sixth-ranked Bayou Bengals head to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford to battle 3-3 Ole Miss (6 p.m., ESPN2) and a spread offense that necessitated late-game heroics in 2012.


LSU Overpowers Florida, 17-6


SEC power football hadn't been heard from for a while, but there was a sighting in Baton Rouge on Saturday afternoon. And, as it often goes in Death Valley, the LSU Fighting Tigers were able to impose their will on the visiting side. Relying on a reawakened defense and the power run game, the Bayou Bengals came away with a 17-6 victory over Florida to improve to 6-1 (3-1 SEC).


LSU Gameday: Tigers Face Florida's Seasoned Defense, Young QB


The LSU football team is coming home. Fittingly, the Gators will be waiting. The tenth-ranked Bayou Bengals will look to avenge an excruciating 2012 loss at The Swamp in a Death Valley showdown with 17th-ranked Florida on Saturday (2:30 p.m., CBS). Where Georgia and LSU were ranked teams on parallel paths, the Gators and Tigers seem to be driving toward a head-on collision.


LSU Finishes Strong at Miss. State, 59-26


by Chris Rinaldi

Mississippi State was able to keep up with LSU for three quarters, but LSU's offense proved to be too much for the Bulldogs as the game reached the decisive period. The Tigers entered the third quarter clinging to a 31-26 lead, but scored 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to finish the game with a lobsided 59-26 victory that quieted the cowbells in Starkville.


LSU Looks to Improve Defense, Run Game Against Miss. State


On Saturday night in Starkville, LSU will try to turn things around in two areas where they're not used to having many problems: winning and defense. Like last week, the Fighting Tigers football team (4-1) will head into hostile territory to battle some SEC Bulldogs. This time, they'll face a 2-2 Mississippi State squad (6 p.m., ESPN), and work for a different outcome. And the answer might be more cowbell.


Tiger Cries: Georgia Strikes Last to Beat LSU, 44-41


by Chris Rinaldi

Zach Mettenberger and Aaron Murray lived up to they hype surrounding their quarterback battle, dating three years back, but Mettenberger was unable to lead his team to triumph over the Georiga Bulldogs on Saturday. The LSU football team suffered a 44-41 loss at the hands of Murray, who was able to put together one more drive than his former teammate, taking advantage of an LSU defense that was incapable of doing much of anything to the Dawgs' offense.


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Cheryl Castjohn

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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