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July 26th

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Historic New Orleans Collection, 10:30a.m.
1964 film stars Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten

 

Renee Broadhead: Unveiled and P.L. Jones: Bonded By Blood
Garden District Books, 2-3:30p.m.
Two YA authors read from their supernatural novels

 

Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
UNO Human Performance Center, 5p.m.
vs. Hattiesburg & Chicago ($15)

 

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

 

Symbols of the Illuminati in New Orleans
Zeitgeist, 6:30p.m.
They’re reeeeeal (presented by Tony Green)

 

New Orleans Voodoo vs. San Antonio Talons
Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.
Local arena football

 

Ceremony, Nothing, Back to Back, Heat Dust
Mudlark, 7p.m.
Cali & Philly punk rock ($5)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

Steely Dan
Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.
Kings of cool-dad rock ($62+)

 

Bantam Foxes
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Local indie band incorporates fuzzy blues rock ($10)

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. shadow cast the Well Hung Speakers

 

HUSTLE!
Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.
DJ Soul Sister’s rare groove dance party
 

DIMANCHE

July 27th

Double Indemity
Prytania Theatre, 10a.m.
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in the classic noir

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 4p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Musical Meditation
Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.
Ft. vibraphonist James Westfall

 

ZOOvie Nights
Audobon Zoo, 7p.m.
Family-friendly outdoor screening of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial ($5)

 

Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Saenger Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Benefiting the Tipitina’s Foundation ($40+)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

MLK Roundup: Parade Routes, Event Times


Dr. King's birthday was on January 15, but the celebration of MLK's work and legacy do not end until tomorrow evening. Community leaders, students and residents from Orleans, to St. Bernard and Jefferson Parishes are celebrating with parades, marches and ceremonies. Click through for a list of events tonight, plus tomorrow's parade routes. 


Teen Booked in MLK Day Shooting


On Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21), New Orleans was once again horrified by absurd violence as shots rang out on Martin Luther King Blvd. On the same afternoon that a march honoring Dr. King's legacy passed down the Central City street, five young black men were left wounded by bullets. Since then, police made one arrest, but more who were involved in the shooting may still be at large.


City Rolls Out MLK Commemoration Events Schedule


If there's a big event in New Orleans, a commission isn't far behind. And Martin Luther King Jr. Day is no exception. Mayor Mitch and the 2012 New Orleans Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Planning Commission announced event plans today for the MLK Jr. Holiday weekend, starting Thursday, January 12 and running through the holiday itself on Monday, January 16. Da Mayor was in full preacher word during the press conference. One of the members of the Planning Commission yelled “Preach it!” from the back of the stage.


When Pride is Coopted by Politics

Marigny Musings



    Back when they were still culturally relevant, U2 penned a song in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, “Pride (In the Name of Love”).


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