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Today in NOLA 9.5.17


This Tuesday, grab a pipin’ hot piece of pizza pie for a great cause, enjoy the musical stylings of Jeff Taylor at Gasa Gasa, or pay tribute to the cult works of David Lynch and Tobe Hooper at film screenings around town. On this day in 1983, the Pontchartrain Beach officially closed. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 7.30.17


Today, celebrate the Boy Who Lived at Tubby & Coo's. The Congo Square Preservation Society will toast a new refurbished historic maarker with dancing, music, markets and more. The Prytania will screen Christopher Nolan's mind-bender Inception, while Castillo Blanco welcomes a new musical experience. 

 


Today in NOLA 6.18.17


Happy Father’s Day! Start your day by taking in a matinee screening of an Old Hollywood classic, or get your feet stomping and cravings sated at a gospel brunch in the Quarter. Later on this Sunday, get wavy at the Drifter Hotel or get out your favorite board game for a night of turn based fun. On this day in 1939, Pontchartrain Beach amusement park was opened by Harry J. Batt Sr. (yes, he's related to the actor and Magazine St. shop owner Bryan Batt). Now, read on for more of today's happenings. 


Today in NOLA 5.19.17


Today, Bayou Boogaloo kicks off in Mid-City. Go back to the 90’s with the Prytania’s midnight showing of Twin Peaks’ movie ahead of this weekend’s revival, or go experience the “Total Package” at the arena as NKOTB, Boyz II Men, and Paula Abdul all take the stage. Drag classic Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will be screened at NOMA’s Sculpture Garden. On this day in 1949, Elisha Archibald Manning III (better known as Archie) was born. Manning played for the Saints from 1971 to 1982 and sired two sons, Peyton and Eli. More on activities today after the jump.


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.


La Fest en Rose

French Film Festival Offers Classics, Premieres, and More



Starting this week, francophiles and cinephiles alike can support l’art pour l’art as the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) presents the 20th annual French Film Festival. Running Friday (4.21) through Thursday (4.27) at the Prytania Theatre, the fest highlights the crème de la crème of current and classic French cinema, with features starring the likes of fashion icon Catherine Deneuve and former vampire Kristen Stewart. 


Today In NOLA: 8.31.15


Don’t let the Monday blues get you down! Today in Nola, find Gretchen Peters rocking at Chickie Wah Wah or catch the chilling play Flowers in the Attic at the Old Marquer. Phoenix, a dark movie about a concentration camp survivor, is showing at Prytania Theater, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum is going to be Cooking Up A Storm! On this day in 1922, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded "Tiger Rag." Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA: 8.7.14


Let Me Find Out! New Orleans’ 5th Ward Weebie premieres the video for his runaway local hit at Republic tonight. Today’s the last chance to catch French Film Festival selections at the Prytania. Plus, Tracy Letts’ Bug opens at the Allways Lounge, and Tank and the Bangas perform at the Ogden Museum. Happy Thursday! See the full details tonight:


Today in NOLA: 8.6.14


This evening, share a glass of wine and a smart conversation with a trio of NOLA women journalists at Pearl Wine Company. Mustered Courage summon up alternative bluegrass from Down Under at the BEATnik tonight, and legendary 60s pop singer Frankie Valli plays the Saenger. Happy birthday to Rebirth Brass Band trombonist Stafford Agee, celebrating his 44th. Details and more events happening tonight:


Today in NOLA: 8.5.14


UNO grad and LGBTQ writer Michael Holloway Perronne returns to New Orleans for a reading on Frenchmen Street this evening. The French Film Festival continues through Thursday; plus, discover new sounds tonight with local live music series uptown and downtown. The second span of the Causeway Bridge opened on this day in 1969—hooray for four lanes of traffic to the Northshore! Read up on the details for tonight:


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