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August 21st

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. New Orleans Concert Band Clarinet Choir ($10)


One Republic
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.

Boy-band fans rejoice ($45+)


Groovesect, Grandma’s Boy
Joy Theater, 7p.m.

Dinner and a movie—it’s the Joy Social Club


Allways Lounge, 8p.m.

Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts


Patrick Shuttleswerth Wants to Make You Deaf
Circle Bar, 10p.m.

With special guet Leo DeJesus ($5)


Kalu Jones
Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Blues-rock and Afro-Folk from Nigeria, in NOLA for the first time


Whores, Ossacrux, Room 101
Siberia, 10p.m.
Single-minded hardcore and noise from ATL & NOLA ($9)


August 22nd

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

Murals on Screen continues with La Perla, plus gallery talk by artist Jim Richard


Allways Lounge, 8p.m.

Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts


Kalu Jones
Chickie Wah Wah, 8:30p.m.

Blues-rock and Afro-Folk from Nigeria, in NOLA for the first time


Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Indywood, 9:15p.m.

Indywood screens Lars von Triers’ sex drama


Social Set, Eskimoses, The Local Skank
Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.
Perky funk-pop and folk rock ($8)


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

Ft. Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Naughty Professor


TNM Presents: Stupid Time Machine
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

NOLA's nationally recognized sketch comedy troupe ($8)


August 23rd

Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
UNO Human Performance Center, 5 p.m.

vs. TBA


Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Indywood, 6:30p.m.
Indywood screens Lars von Triers’ sex drama


Jake Owen
Champions Square, 7p.m.
Pop-country personified ($42+)


Crosby, Stills & Nash
Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.
Fathers of popular folk music ($80+)


Allways Lounge, 8p.m.
Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts


HipHoptions Launch Party
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Ft. Bujie and The HighRise, Rei The Imperial, DIVVVY UP, Meta//Quirk


Lillian Axe
Tipitina’s, 9p.m.
Hard rock from NOLA ($15)


Papa Mali
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.
With Lightnin Malcolm


The Kodiaks
the BEATnik, 10p.m.
Louisville, KY punks


TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

The New Movement’s flagship storytelling improv show ($8)

LASEN: Debate Dates Lined Up

As it winds toward Election Day, the Louisiana Senate race may be moving from 30-second attack ads to face-to-face combat. Mary Landrieu's campaign announced Tuesday that the New Orleans-based incumbent has agreed to participate in four debates. Two of the televised showdowns will be in New Orleans.

#LASEN Update: Sheriffs Pick Sides, Border Battle Brewing

Congress loosened up their Beltway and went home for summer recess this week. But that doesn't mean the Sens and Reps are off, it just means they can focus more on their fall re-election campaigns. In Louisiana's Senate race, the state's sheriffs picked sides, and a border battle is brewing between the top two candidates.

Nunn Ya Business: Landrieu, Cassidy Jockey Over Outside Forces

With attack ads beginning to choke off every commercial break, Louisiana's U.S. Senate race is heading from the backstretch into the final turn Polls continue to show U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-New Orleans) and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) in a tight race, meaning the campaigns are also seeking help from outside forces to get an edge. This week, a leak showed how national Democrats viewed the race, and a New York Times columnist suggested Landrieu could pick up an unlikely endorsement.

Bollinger Shipyards Wins Coast Guard Cutter Contract

Tales of local shipyard demise continue to fall on deaf ears around Bollinger's facilities. The local boat building behemoth was awarded a $255 million contract this week to build six new cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard, according to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's office.

Hollis Drops Out of U.S. Senate Race

Before it rounds the corner into the fall finale, the race for one of Louisiana's two U.S. Senate seats is shedding some conservative weight. State Rep. Paul Hollis announced his withdrawal from the race to challenge U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu on Monday morning.

Sportsmen's Bill, Red Snapper Amendments Die in U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate killed a Sportsmen's Bill that included amendments designed to give Louisiana officials more control over the state's red snapper season in federal waters. According to Politico, North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan's bill failed on a 56-41 procedural vote. Sixty "yay" votes would have been required to keep debate going.

Mary Landrieu Measure Seeks to Address Red Snapper Row

Update 4:30 p.m.

A wonder lasts but nine days, but that's not enough time for red snapper season, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and a Gulf Coast colleague argue. In an attempt to reel in the feds' authority over how long recreational anglers are permitted to fish for red snapper, Landrieu and U.S. Sen. Tom Wicker (R-Miss.) offered an amendment Wednesday that would give authority over red snapper stocks to the states.

City Wants to House All Homeless Veterans by 2015

Along with Fourth of July celebrations, two Landrieu siblings announced a new commitment to end homelessness among veterans in New Orleans by the end of 2015. Achieving the goal would make the Crescent City the first in the nation to end veteran homelessness.

Landrieu Touts Money to Enforce Shrimp, Crawfish Trade Tariffs

Having extra shrimp and crawfish isn't usually seen as a bad thing in Louisiana, except when foreign trade practices are involved. Like our catfish and sugar, local mudbugs and scrimps face competition from foreign markets who illegally dump their product onto the U.S. This week, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu announced new money to beef up enforcement of the existing duties that the U.S. collects from the exporting countries.

Poverty Point Becomes Louisiana's First World Heritage Site

Locals in northeasten Louisiana know that Poverty Point is rich with history, Over the weekend, the rest of the world finally came around. The 3,400-year-old Native American earthworks was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site Sunday. The designation marks the first for a Louisiana landmark.

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