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Defender Picks



October 13th

Home Free

The Civic, 7p.m.

Country vocal band and winner of The Sing-Off


The Creeping Garden

Zeitgeist, 9:30

Sci-fi documentary


It’s Your World

Octavia Books, 5:30p.m.

Chelsea Clinton teaches you to Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!


A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Recipes inspired by the novel


October 14th

Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Hold-ups in Belfast


Getting Off at Elysian Fields

Octavia Books, 6p.m.

Obituaries from the Times-Pic


Tony Joe White

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Louisiana singer/songwriter


Cole Williams

Maple Leaf, 8p.m.

African Rock Wednesdays for Breast Cancer Awareness


Computer Magic

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

Dance beats and relatable lyrics


October 15th

The Universe of Keith Haring

Freeman Auditorium, 7:30p.m.

Movie about New York artist Keith Haring


Saints v. Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 7:25p.m.

Saints coming off a loss to Eagles


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Marc Stone Acoustic Band


Extraordinary People

Octavia Books, 5:30p.m.

A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World’s Most Fascinating Individuals


Jackson Browne

Saenger, 8p.m.

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee


October 16th

Who’s Bad— Thriller Night

The Civic, 8p.m.

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Triubte


Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


Riff Raff

The Willow, 9p.m.

The Versace Python


Concerts in the Courtyard

533 Royal St., 6p.m.

This week ft. Banu Gibson


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Movies in the Garden ft. Beetlejuice


The Thing

Prytania, 12:15a.m.

Classic 1982 horror movie


October 17th

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


Witchy Drag Brunch

The Country Club, 10a.m.

Drag, food and all-you-can-drink mimosas


Anba Dlo

New Orleans Healing Center, 1p.m.

Free Halloween fest and water symposium


Pelicans v. Kings

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

Pelicans take on Kings at home


Coton Jaune— Acadian Brown Cotton: A Cajun Love Story

WRC, 9:30a.m.

Documentary about Cajun women who handwove blankets


Mac Demarco

The Civic, 8p.m.

Old school indie music


October 18th

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

Southern food and music fest


The Cut

Zeitgeist, 7:20p.m.

Epic about a man’s journey throught the Ottoman Empire


City on Fire

Garden District Book Shop, 3p.m.

Love, betrayal and art


Alvin and the Chipmunks

Saenger, 3p.m.;8p.m.

Chipmunks…live on stage


Polymnia Quartet

Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.

Weekly Sunday Musical Meditation

Ladies First

Fest, Parade and Arm Wrestling Tourney Put Femmes in the Spotlight

This weekend is going to be XX-rated in New Orleans, as LadyFest hosts events across the city, and the second-ever installment of an all-woman walking parade steps off Saturday.

Kristen Schaal Arm Wrestles in New Orleans (VIDEO)

The scene was set last night. The bright lights of the Howlin' Wolf. A women's arm wrestling tournament, complete with the sweaty, table-rattling competition we've come to know and love. Why wouldn't Flight of the Conchords and The Daily Show funnywoman Kristen Schaal step up for a special guest bout, she getting married there?

NOLAW Lenten Brawl Hits Howlin' Wolf Saturday Night

by Mary-Devon Dupuy

New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling (NOLAW) is doing its part for Lent tonight, as there will be plenty of giving up. The mighty women of NO LAW are heading to the Howlin’ Wolf at 8 p.m. to duke it out in the name of healthy pregnancy and childbirth. 

Today's Events: 7.16.11

July 16, the beginning of the Islamic Calendar (622), when the District of Columbia was established as the nation’s capital (1790), when the world’s first parking meter was installed, in Oklahoma City (1935), when J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye was published (1951), and when Millennium Park opened in Chicago (2004); It’s when Shoeless Joe Jackson (1888) was born, and when John F. Kennedy, Jr, his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and his sister-in-law Lauren Bessette were killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in 1999. So wander New Orleans like it was Holden Caufield's New York, and check out the following:

Balls to the Wall - Sans Balls

by Shay Sokol

Tonight, brawny babes battle again! The New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling league will host its first tournament of the year at The Maison on Frenchmen St. Eight rowdy contestants will lock hands for glory and good cause. Free to watch, all bets go to the New Orleans Birthing Project, and a smaller amount will help fund NOLAW's dreams of not ever profiting as a true 501(c)(3).

Matriarchal Maison Mayhem

For this year's inaugural season of New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling (NOLAW), the league's brawls have grown steadily from the back corner oddity in the neighborhood sports bar  (Finn McCool's), to the main event on overdrive (or was that Four Loko?) that overwhelmed a Lower Garden District watering hole (Half Moon). But the visibility of the irregularly scheduled programming has remained just a tad subterranean. The host bars were just far enough from the beaten path to make the out-of-place 40-something a scarcity. Tomorrow night at 8 p.m., that's about to change as the elbow holsters are set down at the Maison on Frenchmen St.

Hasslin' 'n Rasslin'

Ladies' Arm Wrestling Pumps Up the Lower Garden District

Last updated at 3 p.m., 10/22


At a NOLAW brawl, the euphoria of watching female biceps bulge until it seems like cephalic veins are about to pop can overtake all sense of time and place. Then, someone slips in a bribe.

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