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MARDI

May 23rd

Joe Goldburg Jazz Trio

Bamboula’s, 3PM

Jam out to some clarinet and saxophone

 

Alexandra Marzano-Lesnevich

Garden District Books, 6PM

The author will read and discuss her new memoir, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

 

Dine For The Animals

Vessel NOLA, 6PM

Dine for a great cause benefitting the SPCA

 

Concert Series Encore

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Food, drinks, music in a lovely garden

 

LOGAN NOIR

Prytania Theater, 730PM

One night only, Q+A to follow

 

Le Cinema et Les Mots

Français à la carte, 8:30PM

Discover the 1969 cult French film Trafic, by director Jacques Tati

 

Brass Lightning

Sidney Saloon, 10PM

Support by the BoomDocs

 

Steve Mignano Band

Apple Barrel, 10:30PM

Get down with some funky electric feels

MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 

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

Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via

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Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt

Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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