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lundi

August 31st

Phoenix

Prytania, 12p.m.; 2p.m.; 6p.m.; 8p.m.

A concentration camp survivor searches for her husband who may have betrayed her to the Nazis

 

Thai Chi/Chi Kung

NOMA, 6p.m.

Relaxing classes in the sculpture garden

 

 

Flowers in the Attic

Old Marquer Theater, 8p.m.

Last chance to catch the chilling tale of forbidden love

 

 

Black Pussy + Ape Machine

Howlin’ Wolf, 9p.m.

Portland-based classic and heavy rock

 

Gretchen Peters

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Singer-songwriter and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

 

Cooking Up A Storm

Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 5p.m.

Hardback book release and signing

 

 

 

 

mardi

September 1st

Hello Nomad 

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

New Orleans rock show also ft. Yard Dogs and Paper Bison

 

Open Ears Music Series

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

This week ft. Prone to Fits

 

Geeks Who Drink

Freret St. Publiq House, 7:30p.m.

Grab a beer and a Scantron, it’s time for trivia

 

Sarah Lessire

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Classically-trained Belgian singer-songwriter

 

 

ZZ Ward

HOB, 6:30p.m. 

Traveling in support her new album, ‘This Means War’

 

In The Den: Comedy Beast

Howlin’ Wolf, 8:30p.m.

Grab a drink and catch some free comedy

mercredi

September 2nd

Gentleman’s Agreement

Prytania, 10a.m.

Gregory Peck stars as a journalist 

 

Culture Collision

US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, 5:30p.m.

65 of New Orlean’s visual and performing arts organizations culturally colliding

 

The Fritz

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Funk rock from Asheville

 

Hill Country Hounds

Maple Leaf Bar, 9p.m.

Country rock hailing from the mountains of the USA

 

Hazy Ray

Howlin’ Wolf, 8:30p.m.

Funk-rock with a New Orleans twist

 

Major Bacon

Banks St. Bar, 10p.m.

Grammy-nominated jazz and free BLTs

jeudi

September 3rd

Earth

OEJ, 7p.m.

Rock/metal from Olympia, Washington

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 6p.m.

This week ft. Chase Gassaway

 

EDEN

Contemporary Arts Center, 7p.m. 

Film screening explores the life a Parisian musician after the peak of his musical career

 

Bayou International Reggae Night 

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Reggae spun by DJ T

 

Brass-A-Holics

Freret St. Publiq House, 9:30p.m.

The classic Nola crew rocks Freret

 

Thursdays at Twilight

City Park, 6p.m.

This week ft. Joe Krown Swing Band

vendredi

September 4th

Mötley Crüe

Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.

The heavy metal band’s final tour

 

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music

 

Saints vs. Packers

Lambeau Field, 6p.m.

Last preseason game

 

 

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Arts and Letters with Thomas Beller

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Free evening of music this week ft. Flow Tribe and Stoop Kids

 

futureBased + Carneyval

Republic, 10p.m. 

Get your electronic fix

samedi

September 5th

Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest

Lakefront Arean, 8p.m.

Salt N Pepa, Slick Rick and others take Nola

 

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music

 

Disorientation

Howlin’ Wolf, 9:30p.m.

Naughty Professor + Elysian Feel and more

 

 

Bourbon Street Extravaganza

Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, 6p.m.

Free outdoor concert as part of Southern Decadence

 

Crescent City Farmer’s Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market

dimanche

September 6th

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Last day to grab some seafood and catch some jams

 

Mistress America

Prytania, 12p.m.;2p.m.;4p.m.;6p.m.;8p.m.;10p.m.

A college freshman is seduced by her step-sister’s mad schemes

 

What So Not

Republic, 9p.m.

Australian electronic music project

 

September Open Mic & Slam

Old Marquer Theater, 6:30p.m.

Monthly slam and fundraiser 

 

Southern Decadence Walking Parade

Golden Lantern, 2p.m.

Pride and parades

Today in New Orleans: 2.1.14


Tonight, the Reese Johanson Collective presents their rock opera, a cabaret theater experience with complimentary Italian dinner. House of Blues is celebrating 20 years, and the Pelicans are playing the Bulls at the New Orleans Arena. On this day in 1929, 38 year-old Ada LeBoeuf was the first woman hanged for murder in Louisiana. LeBoeuf was executed for conspiring to murder her husband. On a lighter note, read on for more to do this Saturday.


Out to Spin

Three Choreographers, One Fest: New Dance Fest at Marigny Opera House



For a city that's known for bouncing, twerking, Lindy Hopping, and swinging, the New Dance Festival at the Marigny Opera House offers strong lines and trained arches to New Orleans' canvas of movement. 


Today in New Orleans 8.27.13


Tonight, DJ Soul Sister’s free film series is back with a screening of The Wiz. Love Sessions continues in the Quarter, and Art Klub is closing out their summer with Moose Jackson featured in tonight’s Literary Speaking event. On this day in 2010, Harry Connick Jr. appeared on Larry King Live to discuss what was the upcoming fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Art Klub Bumped to Tuesdays at Cafe Istanbul


Art Klub’s weekly Wednesdays has brought painters, dancers, filmmakers, and a variety of other creators together, and tonight, the collaboration is taking place a day early on St. Claude. Artist Inc. is inviting Sue Strachan and A.J. Allegra to Café Istanbul in the Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Avenue) for “Literary Speaking” at 7pm. 


Today in New Orleans 4.10.13


Tonight, see some soulful Bay Area rock in Lafayette Square. Head to the Art Klub and get inspired, see some folk on St. Claude, and more. On this day in 1965, the Dixie Cups' "Iko Iko" entered the Billboard Chart. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Collective Movement

Reese Johanson Collective's 'Les Gitans' Travels to Marigny, Schools



Starting Friday, April 5, the courtyard of the Michalopoulos Studio will host Les Gitans, a piece by the Reese Johanson Collective. While only two words are uttered throughout the piece (in two different languages, no less), this movement-based performance aims to speak to all types of audiences. 


Literary Speaking: Artists Inc. Hosts Writers Panel


There’s no shortage of artists in New Orleans, but the city lacks spaces for fertile minds to come together. Artists Inc., a multi-media collective, is providing artists with performances and panel discussions geared towards bridging creative gaps. Tonight’s “Weekly Wednesday” event will feature readings from three local authors, followed by a Q&A session to be hosted by NoDef’s own Editor and Publisher, B.E. Mintz.


Fringe Binge, Vol. 5

More New Orleans Fringe Festival Shows Held Up to the Light



As the New Orleans Fringe Fest rolls on, so too do NoDef reviews. The latest helping includes tales of being buried alive, new takes on the works of Edward Gorey cards and Shakespeare and intimacy. Click through to peruse:


BYOBed For Creative Sleepover in the Marigny


by Erica Boni

There's no need to go to bed tonight. Join a host of artists of all mediums at Michalopoulos Studios (527 Elysian Fields Ave) for an all night event of creation, observation and collaboration, slumber party style! The party begins at 9pm and continues until seven in the morning. Reese Johanson, a theatrical producer, performer, dancer and visual artist manifested the event in the hopes of creating a space in which artists of all kinds could inspire one another.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock