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August 2nd

Satchmo Summerfest
Old U.S. Mint, 12-10p.m.
Saturday ft. Glen David Andrews, Brass-A-Holics, Topsy Chapman & more


French Film Festival
Prytania Theatre, beginning 12p.m.
At noon, Le Chef; at 1:45, Marius; at 3:45, Mr Leos CaraX; at 5:30, Tom at the Farm


Tanya Wilson: Bringing Back Virtue
Cafe Istanbul, 4p.m.
Motivational speaker presents her new book


White Linen Night
CAC & 300-600 blocks Julia St., beginning 6p.m.
Julia Street art scene’s big night out


Zephyrs vs. Nashville
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.

Local baseball in Metairie


Jesse McCartney
House of Blues, 6:30p.m.
90s teen pop sensation, now sponsored by Twix ($25)


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


Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 7:30p.m.
Ft. the student actors of the All Things Shakespeare Program


Tulane Dixon Hall, 8p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents


Hank III
House of Blues, 8p.m.
AKA Shelton Hank Williams, AKA Hank Williams III ($31)


Big History Hiatus Show
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
with Sweet Crude, Vox and the Hound ($10)


Ex-Cult, BABES, Giorgio Murderer
Saturn Bar, 10p.m.
Raucous post-rock out of Memphis ($7)


I, Octopus, Sunrise:Sunset, Dead Marshes
Siberia, 10p.m.
Last performance by experimental instrumentalists I, Octopus ($7)


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


Mykki Blanco
One Eyed Jacks, 12a.m.
Queer hip-hop artist & performance artist ($12)


August 3rd

Satchmo Summerfest
Old U.S. Mint, 12-10p.m.
Sunday features Original Pinettes, Kermit Ruffins, Jeremy Davenport & more


French Film Festival
Prytania Theatre, beginning 12p.m.
At noon, A Summer’s Tale; at 2:30, Fanny; at 5, Mood Indigo


Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 1:30p.m.
Ft. the student actors of the All Things Shakespeare Program


Tulane Dixon Hall, 2p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents


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


Justin Timberlake
Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.
Not A Bad Thing ($56+)


John Moreland
the BEATnik, 8p.m.
Tulsa, OK singer-songwriter


August 4th

French Film Festival
Prytania Theatre, beginning 12p.m.
At noon, Yves Saint Laurent; at 7:30, Queen Margot

Muerte de un ciclista
Cafe Istanbul, 6:30p.m.
Juan Antonio Bardem’s 1955 drama


Zephyrs vs. Nashville
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie


Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.
Bring an instrument and join in. Bujie and the Highrise play late tonight


Glen David Andrews
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday

Finn McCool's Going Smoke-Free Sept. 1

This fall, the only cloud barflies can expect at Finn McCool's will be in the Guiness. Starting Sept. 1, Finn McCool's Irish Pub (3701 Banks St.) is following the state's higher education institutions in turning tobacco-free. Owners Pauline and Stephen Patterson made the announcement Friday in a message that also drew attention to the Mid-City sports and gathering spot's twelfth anniversary.

Heroin Ad on Craigslist Sends 3 Offline

Heroin's increasing hold on New Orleans spread to online outlets in one case this week. Three men were arrested Wednesday (7-29) in Metairie after responding to an ad for heroin on Craigslist, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office said Friday.

British Art, International Flavors Behind Cellar Door

Tucked away on a CBD side street, Cellar Door (916 Lafayette St.) is hoping to bring something a little bit different than gumbo and bourbon to New Orleans. The neighborhood's newest food and drink spot is billed as a “gastrolounge on the surface,” where patrons can gather over carefully crafted cocktails and international cuisine. 

White Linen Night Guide

Galleries, Food, Drink and Fashion Take Julia St.

With August moving in, it’s time to unpack and brush off your whites for the annual White Linen Night on Julia Street. Starting at 6 p.m Saturday (8-1), tens of thousands of locals and tourists will descend into the Warehouse District for fine art, food and cocktails and the chance to see and been seen. 

Kitty Clearance Weekend at LASPCA

The LASPCA issued a special bulletin Friday for the feline friendly. The Algiers-based location of the Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals is holding a kitty clearance this weekend. About 180 cats are available for adoption at the LASPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.).

Crime Bits: Teen's Trombone Taken, St. Roch Guns Trashed

Updated 1:45 p.m.

An Algiers teen had his horn stolen Thursday night after a robber opened fire. Meanwhile, a trio of St. Roch gunmen trashed their guns and tried to run from police. Elsewhere, a pair of suspects were nabbed in connection with a Hollygrove homicide. Details in Crime Bits:

Smoking Ban Starts Aug. 1 at Tulane, UNO, Delgado

Stressed out college students across town are going to have reconsider their options this fall. Starting Friday (8-1) a smoking ban will be enacted in public colleges and universities across Louisiana, as well as on the campus of Tulane University.

Buffa’s, SDT IV Reach Temporary Agreement on Live Music

by Anna Gaca and Christopher Romaguera 

For now, Buffa’s Lounge will continue to host live music most days of the week, under a 60-day agreement the bar reached with former French Quarter trashanova Sidney D. Torres IV at a hearing in state Civil District Court this morning.

Dr. John Returning to NOLA for September Joy

After a searing JazzFest weekend set at the Saenger, Dr. John is staying on Canal St. for his next New Orleans gig. On the heels of a new album devoted to Louis Armstrong, The Nite Tripper is set for a Sept. 20 date at the Joy Theater.

Pops Goes the 4th

On Legend's Birthday Weekend, Satchmo Summerfest Celebrates Armstrong, New Orleans Jazz

As the Crescent City welcomes the cool front that is giving us relief from the heat, Satchmo SummerFest, New Orleans’ three-day summertime local music showcase, preparing to show off a jazz community that remains in Mint condition. Free and open to the public, the festival shifts the lens upon the roots of jazz music and the life of beloved trumpeter Louis Armstrong, as it celebrates its 14th anniversary with contemporary sounds from local jazz musicians and brass bands.   

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