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Today in NOLA 5.23.17

Today, catch a reading from the author of one of the summer’s hottest literary hits, cool down with some French cinema, catch a bolt of Brass Lightning or revisit a well loved superhero film with a new twist. Today in 1939, workers began construction on a sand beach located at Elysian Fields and Lakeshore Drive at what would become Pontchartrain Beach. Now, more on what to do this Tuesday. 

Fire Walk With the Prytania at Their David Lynch Retrospective

Twin Peaks fans, that gum you like is coming back in style. Over 25 years after David Lynch’s cult classic series ended, the much-anticipated new installment will premiere on Sunday, May 21st on Showtime. In honor of the revival, the Prytania Theatre will screen several of the director’s best known works during a four-week retrospective.

Today in NOLA 5.12.17

It’s time to break out your costumery again because there are plenty chances to dress up tonight. NOMA’s Late Night masquerade party demands Venice-meets-Mardi Gras style while the Prytania’s late night screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show will have you don your cult classic finery. The Old U.S. Mint will host a screening and discussion about the life of James Baldwin. Wander the Longue Vue grounds for free as part of National Public Gardens Day. On this day in 1902, the State Board of Education was created (and there has been controversy ‘round it ever since). Now, more to do this Friday.

Today in NOLA 3.22.17

This Wednesday, comedian and voiceover actor H. Jon Benjamin is playing a free show at Tulane. The Cary Grant classic "Arsenic and Old Lace" is at the Prytania, and Snake & the Charmers perform at the Carver. Bar Redux will host a free screening of three films about Mardi Gras Indians. On this day in 1967, local businessman Clay Shaw was indicted for conspiracy in relation to the assassination of J.F.K. Now, more happenings around town. 

Today in NOLA: 2.03.16

Carnival enters the big run today! Druids and Nyx roll on the Uptown route. For those who would rather stay on the couch, the Pels are taking on perfect-at-home San Antonio. If you’re feeling a little more retro “North by Northwest” is screening at the Prytania.

Today in NOLA: 7.22.15

Today in NOLA, catch the Amy Winehouse documentary at the Prytania, enjoy a $5 dance class at dancing grounds, read Center of Gravity, or hear the classic Treme Brass Band. On this day in history, blues harmonica great Pat Ramsey was born in Shreveport (1953). Don't get the blues today, get some of these:

Today in NOLA: 7.20.15

Happy 354th birthday to Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville, the seventeenth century explorer and the founder of the French colony of Louisiana. On a more modern note, Marilyn Manson and the Smashing Pumpkins are playing Champions Square. The Prytania is keeping the Bastille Day party going with French Film Fest. Alexis and the Samurai are playing their weekly Mid-City gig. More details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.21.15

A burlesque, sideshow, and circus fest is wrapping up at the Wolf and at the arena, the Big Top is in town. An Alabama rapper is getting down at HOB, and the Leaf is featuring Joe Krown. Plus, the Prytania is screening a classic. Today marks 51 years since the 1964 murders of three Mississippi civil rights workers, the Freedom Summer’s most infamous act of violence. Read on for some 2015 happenings.

Today in NOLA: 5.31.15

Today is the last day before hurricane season and the last day of Oyster Fest. Hot 8 is bringing the brass and Gal Holiday is offering some country. Uptown, the Prytania is screening an Orson Welles classic. On this day in New Orleans history, the original Canal streetcar line made its last run in 1964. More from today:

Traffic Slam: Constructions to Cause More Closures Uptown

By Ashley Larsen

Since the Storm, there seems to be an unwritten law that some part of Uptown's infrastrucutre must always be under construction. Two new advisories from the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) mean that the trend wil continue beginning on December 18.

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