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Defender Picks



August 30th

The Cincinnati Kid
Historic NO Collection, 10:30a.m.
Starring Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson (free)


George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, Tab Benoit
Howlin’ Wolf, 4p.m.
Plus Bonerama, The Boogiemen, Dave Ferrato and Tchoupazin & more


Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder Band
Kajun’s, 5p.m.
Stay late for karoke


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


Two Gentlemen of Lebowski - A Reading
Mid City Theatre, 8p.m.
A comedy reading that’s half Shakespeare, half Dude ($10)


Panty Wasted, TV-MA, Beautiful Sons, Liquid Nailz
Siberia, 9p.m.

Decadence punk show benefits LGBTQ prisoner advocates Black & Pink New Orleans


Yelephants, Donovan Wolfington, Pope
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
All-star local band lineup in the Quarter ($5)


Rebirth Brass Band
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Grammy-winning band is a can't-miss New Orleans standout ($15)


Caddywhompus, Vox and the Hound
Carrollton Station, 10p.m.
Local indie math rock champions


Part Time, Sea Lions
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
California synth-psych ($5)


Naked Karaoke—Decadence Edition
Allways Lounge, 10p.m.
Clothing optional, in case karaoke wasn’t bad enough

TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.
The New Movement’s flagship storytelling improv show ($8)


August 31st

Southern Decadence Parade
Royal Street, 2p.m.
Official song: Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch”


Musical Mediation: Travis Bird
Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.
Local singer-songwriter offers a partially improvised set (by donation)


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


Bounce TV Summer Music Festival
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.
Starring Maze ft. Frankie Beverly & Patti Labelle ($60+)


Hi Ho Silver Oh, Dark Rooms
the BEATnik, 10p.m.
Precious pop from Los Angeles


Psychedelic Winter
One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.
A tribute to Pink Floyd tribute ($10)



Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe
Southport Hall, 10p.m.
Choral rock band from Dallas (rescheduled date)


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


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

Shooting Off Canal

NOPD Officer Hillal Williams said that there was a shooting on the 100 block of South Rampart. A call coded 34S went out around 4p.m. summoning officers to Canal and Rampart.

Baptist Convention on Deck

Southern Decadence will dominate this weekend downtown, but a different type of convention is coming to town on Monday (9.1). The National Baptist Convention (NBC) USA, Inc. is coming to town September 1st through 5th. 18,000 Baptists will flood the City for seminars, elections, tours, and of course, lots of praying.

Weekly Weather & Tropical Outlook: 8.18.-8.23

By Patrick J. Pearson

It's still August in SoLa. So, expect another week of afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms as we continue to see a typical mid-August pattern. Daytime highs will be around 90F with overnight lows in the mid to upper 70's. Out at sea, formations remain disorganized.

NoDef Bids Farewell to Managing Editor

by B.E. Mintz

Friday (8-15) marks the final day as Managing Editor of NOLA Defender for Stephen Babcock. During Babcock’s tenure at the Defender, the publication grew from a novelty into a thriving news source. He worked countless hours to enable and often spearhead that evolution. Babcock will retain the position Editor Emeritus and sit on the Defender’s board. Next week he will move to Baltimore where he will pursue several journalistic opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic.

Judge's Ruling Allows Common Core to Remain in La.

A judge denied a request Friday by 17 lawmakers to kick Common Core and its corresponding standardized test out of Louisiana. State District Judge Tim Kelley's ruling allows Common Core to continue in Louisiana, for now. It also dealt a blow to the many opponents of the more rigorous, national education standards, who count the governor among their ranks.

Bukowski Birthday Bash Sat. at Loa Bar

Poet Charles Bukowski’s mythology may lie in the dark side of Los Angeles, but a vist to the other LA proved instrumental in providing his start. Unlike Tennessee Williams and Walker Percy, whose identities are forever linked with the city, Bukowski came and went, only staying in the city for a short time. This Saturday, August 16th, marks what would have been Bukowski’s 94th birthday. In celebration, the Loa Bar at the International House Hotel (221 Camp St.) is throwing a party in celebration.

City Council Roundup: Truck Parades, Police Pension, Biking for Gold

by Ashley Rouen

Even though New Orleans City Council deferred judgment on the Uber elephant in the room, they still had plenty of city business to handle. As always, Mardi Gras and White Linen Night were on the minds of the elected officials, as was firefighters' retirement fund and subdivision names.

SEC Network Ready for Liftoff

With college football season around the corner, the SEC Network is set to hit small screens for the first time Thursday (8-14). Debuting at 5 p.m. CST, the ESPN-backed TV station will feature Louisiana sports legends like the Manning family and Shaquille O'Neal for the opening program.

Uber Deferred

Councilmembers Pass on Approval of For-Hire Vehicle App, But Suggest Change is Inevitable

Like committees before them, the full New Orleans City Council passed on their first chance to act on legislation that would allow upscale rideshare and taxi alternative applications, such as Uber Black, on the streets of New Orleans

Judge Deals Setback to Holy Cross Development

Though a proposed Holy Cross residential development got the blessing of the City Council, the project didn't get past a judge. Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin sided with the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association Wednesday, ruling that the City and developer did not follow zoning requirements.

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