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LABOR DAY

September 1st

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.

A selection of documentaries on America’s workers

 

Viridiana
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film is rich with intrigue

 

Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

MARDI

September 2nd

Yulman Stadium Dedication
Tulane Yulman Stadium, 3-5p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the Green Wave’s new stadium
 

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)

 

Progression Music Series
Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.
This week ft. Barry's Pocket + Christin Bradford Band

 

Comedy Beast
Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.
Free comedy show

 

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Mountain of Wizard
Siberia, 9p.m.
Hawkwind and Space Ritual saxophonist still touring the world ($12)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
This week ft. The Boy Sprouts, The Noise Complaints, Mystery Girl, Interior Decorating

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)

 

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 H2NY, Kaleido, Music from Chaos ($15)

 

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

JEUDI

September 4th

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

 

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

 

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

Is this real life? Is just fantasy?

 

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

Local indie pop & rock on Freret

 

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

Man Killed in Gert Town


A man was killed in Gert Town on February 15, around 9:45 p.m., according to NOPD. The 32-year-old victim was shot and killed in the 3200 block of Lowerline Street. 


Murders in Gentilly, Carrollton


NOPD investigated two murders between Thursday night. On Thursday night, two people were killed in a murder-suicide at a house near the Fair Grounds. Later, a man was shot to death in the middle of a street in the Carrollton neighborhood, police said.


Suspect Wanted in Double Murder


Updated 2.8, 2:40 p.m.

NOPD has identified a suspect in a double murder that took place on November 20, 2013. Police are searching for Robert Garrett, 22, who is wanted for Second Degree Murder. 


Fatal Shooting in Algiers


A man was killed in Algiers last night, according to NOPD. Police found the victim in a car with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, around 6 p.m., in the 1500 block of Odeon St. 


Wife Charged in Leonidas Murder


Latoya Francois was charged with the murder of her husband, Clardie Ellis III. Francois, 25, allegedly shot her 27-year-old husband in the 8500 block of Willow St. on June 7. 


Crime Bits

Freret Murder, 7th Ward Shootings: Jan. 7-12



In this week's inventory of the illegal, a man was killed near the Freret St. neighborhood, a man was robbed in the Irish Channel, and a pair of shootings took place in the Seventh Ward. Click through for more from NoDef's Mary Kilpatrick. 


Teen Wanted for Murder


Updated 3:50 p.m.

Seventeen-year-old Tracy Bell is wanted for a murder that took place at 11950 Hayne Blvd., according to NOPD. Seventh District Officers arrived on the scene around 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11. The victim was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to the hospital. 


Crime Bits

Online Date Disaster, Pizza Delivery Problems: Dec. 10-17



In this week's memorandum of misconduct, a victim was injured at the gas pump by a panhandling perp, and a pair of carjackings took place in Gentilly and New Orleans East. A man is wanted for a trio of Marigny robberies, and more. Click through for more dirty deeds: 


Two Killed in Milan Shooting


Saturday night, two men were shot and killed in the 2700-block of Amelia Street, according to NOPD. The shooting took place around 7:45 p.m. One victim, 23, was found dead at the scene, and another, 22, died at the hospital. 


Man Killed in 7th Ward


On the same day police made an arrest for a double murder on Derbigny, a man was shot and killed two blocks from the site of the Sept. 9 shooting. A 25-year-old man was killed today in the 1800-block of North Derbigny St., according to NOPD. The shooting occurred near 2:20p.m., and police are gathering evidence to identify a suspect and a motive. 


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Cheryl Castjohn

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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