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SAMEDI

September 20th

Pratik Patel of the African Wildlife Trust
Audubon Zoo, 6p.m.
Tanzanian wildlife official speaks on conservation

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adaption of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Joy Theater, 9p.m.
A New Orleans legend returns home from tour

 

Afghan Whigs
Civic, 9p.m.
Cincinnati alt rockers return with their first new album in a decade ($30)

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Other Planets
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Get lost with this Grammy-nominated Cajun band

 

Black & Gold Kick Off Party
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Celebrate Saints season with Dumpstaphunk, Good Enough For Good Times, & Gypsyphonic Disko ($17)

 

Merchandise
Siberia, 10p.m.
Tampa post-punk; playing with Direct Attack, Heat Dust, TV-MA ($8)

 

Siren Sea
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Independent pop duo from Dallas ($5)

 

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Trombonist "Big Sam" Williams leads this municipality of Who Dat Nation

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
d.b.a., 11p.m.

Experience the brass band that locals love ($10)

 

Debauche
Carrollton Station, 11p.m.
NOLA’s only Russian Mafia band play a late-night show Uptown

DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
Experience the brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)

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.


Film Review: Into the Storm's Tornado Witch Project


Ed Wood lives! The Count of Cretins made a string of forgettable films, just like Into the Storm, beginning in the 1950s that are distinguished for having otherworldly atrocious acting, scripts, shots were sets wobbled - movies so bad you burst out laughing, just like Into the Storm. I wish I could I say I felt Wood's presence as I watched this stupendously stupid film, but honestly I was laughing too hard. I haven't seen a film as funny since Witchin and Bitchin. But that film was brilliant, this...


Sushi Fest Rolls Over Mardi Gras World


Sushi as a New Orleans culinary staple? It seems unlikely despite our proximity to the Gulf and abundance of fresh seafood. But the folks at Renaissance Publishing are looking to change the city’s mind this weekend at the first annual New Orleans Sushi Fest. 


Crime Bits: Man Stabbed to Death in French Quarter, 4 Shot in 7th Ward


A man was killed in a French Quarter stabbing Wednesday night, police said. In the 7th Ward, four people were shot when someone opened fire on a car in motion.


Cop Shoots Suspect Sunday, NOPD Confirms Wednesday


A man was shot by a police officer during an altercation over the weekend in Algiers, police said Wednesday. At an evening news conference, NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas took the blame for not releasing the information to the public earlier.


Robin Williams: A Remembrance


Actor/comedian Robin Williams died Monday (8-11) at 63 at his home in Northern California. Early news reports suggest he committed suicide. Publicist Mara Buxbaum talked about Williams suffering from "severe depression." To honor the legendary performer NoDef offers a rememberance, and reaction from members of the local film industry.


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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Listings Editor

Anna Gaca

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock