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Jeudi

January 29th

Papa Mali and Cary Hudson

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Two local blues rockers shake things down on Canal

 

St. Cecilia’s Asylym Chorus

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

Choral group welded through New Orleans eclectic music scene; $5

       

Jonathan Freilich

Ogden After Hours, 6p.m.

Hear the guitarist/composer play and speak at Thursday’s premier after hours event

 

Chrisette Michelle

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Grammy nominated singer for her album “Better” in 2013

 

Johnny Vidacovich

Maple Leaf, 12a.m.

Drumming sensation takes the stage with Mike Dillon and Brian Haas

 

 

Moth GrandSLAM Championship: 1

The Joy Theater, 7:30p.m.

Ten StorySLAM champs retell their tales to the theme “Fish Out of Water”

 

Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

d.b.a., 10p.m.

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux

Record Raid Returns to Bywater for 15th Spin


With DJs, live music, raffles, and an after-party, Saturday’s Record Raid in the Bywater feels like it could be an anniversary celebration. It’s just that local DJ and Record Raid founder Hunter King has hosted so many of the occasional music markets, he can’t keep track anymore.


Expressionism! Whiteface! Peas!

Theatre Review: NO space’s Woyzeck at The Old Ironworks



“Fire! Blood! Booze!” That’s the promo slogan for NO space’s debut, Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck, which recently closed a one-weekend run outside The Old Ironworks.


Robot Parade & Ball Rolls in Bywater


Fans of the automated arts can bundle up with their finest cardboard boxes for today’s Robot Parade and Ball. While there is still time to catch the parade in the Bywater, time may be better spent prepping for tonight’s Robot Ball at the Old Ironworks (612 Piety Street), taking place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 


Record Raid Takes Bywater


Helping music lovers wax lyrical since 2009, the quarterly-ish “music flea market” known as the Record Raid gathers vendors from all over the Gulf Coast to sell their wares. On Saturday, June 29, the needle will drop for the second time this year, heading back downtown with a new summer location at the Old Ironworks (612 Piety St.) in the Bywater.


Robot Parade Moves Kinetic Creations Onto Bywater Streets


The NOPD may not have gotten the drone they were looking for in time for the Super Bowl, but a downtown art collective is ensuring that robots descend on the Crescent City today. At 4 p.m., riding, moving and even flying mechanical wonders will take to the streets of the Bywater for a Robot Parade. After gazing at fliers that inspired both intrigue and surprise that the robots would warn the humans of their invasion, NoDef caught up with robot leader H. Cole WIley as he was making sure all the cogs were in the right place.


Puppet Pageant

New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival Debuts in the Bywater



It's Festival Season in New Orleans, but standing around, drinking and listening to music isn't the only order of the weekend. Down in the Bywater, the first-ever New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival offers a chance to take in some true artistry this weekend.


Open Studios, Draw-a-Thon Break Art-Public Barriers


Before weighing in on redevelopment and shopping artists' wares at the Night Market, voyeurs and the general public alike will get a chance to throw back the curtain on the creative process Saturday. From noon to 6 p.m., the second annual NOLA Open Studios will throw back the curtain on the creative process at about 20 spaces across the Greater Marigny-Bywater-9th Ward area. Saturday is also the annual Draw-a-Thon which has changed locations this year from The Green Project to the Old Ironworks building on Piety St.


Seven Against Titus

Facing the Stage



The alpha and omega of the monstrously flawed Titus Andronicus at The Old Iron Works on Piety St. resides at the feet of director Robert E. Lee, Jr.

 

Today's Events: 4/23/11


April 23rd, the first public school in the U.S. (Boston Latin) is founded (1635), 198 people die in Natchez, Mississippi’s Rhythm Night Club fire (1940), The Rolling Stones release Sticky Fingers (1971), due to SARS, Beijing closes all schools for the next two weeks (2003), The first YouTube video is uploaded (2005), German Nobel prize winning quantum theory inventor Max Planck (1858), Shirley Temple (1928), Michael Moore (1954), and George Lopez (1961) are born, while William Shakespeare came to and left this world on this day (1564, 1616). We don’t know what 2011 will bring, but (as Wally Lamb once said), we know this much is true:


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