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Today's Events: 10.16.11

Today, the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival sees its last night in Lafayette Sqaure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream closes at NOMA Sculpture Garden, Helen Gillet plays in Bayou St. John. Rewinding to bygone days, Mary Antoinette was guillotined (1793), anesthesia was first demonstrated by William TG Morton at Mass General Hospital (1846), Margaret Sanger opened the first Planned Parenthood birth clinic in the U.S. (1916),. It’s Eugene O’Neill’s birthday (1888), Art Blakey’s last day (1990), and World Food Day, so eat something at the following:

Today's Events: 10.13.11

Today, Glen David Andrews keeps the Ogden open late, A Midsummer Night's Dream continues at NOMA, and the Rusty Nail hosts an evening of Yacht Bounce. But before there was Yacht Bounce, Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf opened on Broadway (1962), Egypt voted to elect Hosni Mubarak to be the new president (1981), the JonBenet Ramsey grand jury was dismissed after 13 months, due to lack of evidence (1999) Lenny Bruce (1925) and Paul Simon (1941) were born, and Ed Sullivan died (1974). Here’s to making October 13 more exciting:

Today's Events: 10.9.11

Today, the Saints will beat the Panthers, Marsh Fest will swamp the Howlin’ Wolf, Gretna Fest will wrap. But long ago and far away, Supernova 1604 was observed in the Milky Way (1604), Yale University was chartered (1701), Che Guevara was executed for his attempt to incite a Bolivian Revolution (1967), France abolished Capital Punishment (1981), and President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2009); it’s Charles Walgreen’s birthday (1873), Oskar Schindler’s death (1974) and World Post Day. Now, back to the present:

Today's Events: 10.8.11

Today, there's a festival for women, by women, and A Midsummer's Nights Dream occupies City Park, and it's a St. Claude Second Saturday. But once upon a time, Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series (1956), Che Guevara was captured in Bolivia (1967), President Bush announced the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security (2001), Chevy Chase (1943), and R.L. Stine (1943) were born, and John Hancock died (1793). Don’t get Goosebumps:

Today's Events: 10.7.11

Today, Ken Burns will sign books and dvds at the WWII Museum, Gretna Fest will fest in Gretna, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream will occupy NOMA’s Sculpture Garden, and Ron White will make Mahalia Jackson blush. But in simpler times, Marian Anderson becamwe the first black singer hired by the New York Metropolitcan Opera (1964), The Motion Picture Association of America adopted a film-rating system (1968), Fox News Channel debuted (1996), hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard was found tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming (1998), Leon Trotsky was born (1879), and Edgar Allen Poe died (1849).

Today's Events: 10.6.11

Today, Kora Konnection will keep the Ogden open late, Vicente Archer will play The Rat, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes a return loop around NOMA’s Sculpture Garden. Earlier in time, the American Library Association was founded (1876), Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture (1889), the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Paris (1889), Egypt and Syria attacked Israel, sparking the Yom Kippur War (1973). It's Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s birthday (1887), Louisiana Governor Pierre Derbigny’s death (1829), and German-American Day. Have your schnitzel and eat it too, with these:

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Returns to NOMA Sculpture Garden

Way back in May, a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in the New Orleans Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden dazzled all who came. As NoDef Drama Critic Jim Fitzmorris wrote, "Endlessly inventive with its surroundings, this Midsummer is a love letter from the young theatre company to romantics all across the city." Trouble is, there were only four engagements, and not all of the city's romantics got to follow the story around City Park for themselves. Luckily, the NOLA Project has decided for an October encore, which starts tomorrow night.

Sculpting the Bard

Facing the Stage

CITY PARK - The NOLA Project’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one joyous surprise after another.

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