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Today in NOLA: 9.19.14


It’s Friday! Ease into the weekend with live music at Audubon Park and the Historic New Orleans collection—wine in hand, of course. NOMA hosts an outdoor screening of the noir classic Sunset Boulevard. Adult Swim comedy duo Tim and Eric perform at the Civic tonight. And happy birthday to DJ Soul Sister! New Orleans’ queen of rare funk LPs spins in her own honor at Tipitina’s tonight.


Today in NOLA: 9.14.14


The Saints play against the Cleveland Browns in Ohio tonight. Giddyup to get to Lakefront Arena: Rodeo New Orleans ropes down its second and final day of Western-themed sports and attractions. Don’t feel like cooking? Sunday night marks the end of this year’s Restaurant Week, so you might as well go out. All that, plus theatre matinées this evening:

 


Today in NOLA: 9.12.14


Two new plays open in New Orleans tonight: Sam Shepard’s family drama A Lie of the Mind comes to Midcity Theatre, and local writer Michael Allen Zell’s dark comedy Thin Walls premieres at the Shadowbox. Maple Street Book Shop celebrates fifty years of fighting the stupids with a golden anniversary soirée. Plus, a songwriter featured on NBC’s The Voice plays on Frenchmen. See more Friday night events:


Today in NOLA: 8.30.14


Decadance parties on in the Quarter tonight. If you’re venturing downtown, allow us to suggest the LBGTQ punk benefit concert at Siberia or naked karaoke at Allways Lounge. Rebirth Brass Band and Caddywhompus both play Uptown shows tonight. And it’s not too late to catch MidCity Theatre’s mashup of The Big Lebowski and Shakespeare. We’ve also got an early matinee film and late-night comedy. Make the absolute most of your Saturday:


Today in NOLA: 8.29.14


Today, we remember Katrina, nine years later. On a lighter note, Decadence is in full swing. Here’s a new reason to take a trip to the Westbank: A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis and more play the Mad Decent Block Party at Mardi Gras World today. Gravity A pay tribute to the Talking Heads at Tiptina’s tonight. Plus, MidCity Theatre mashes up the Bard and the Dude.


Today in NOLA: 8.24.14


Sunday is a day of rest, but the actors and directors of Flambeaux Theatre won’t be resting: they’re writing and mounting seven short plays in the space of 24 frantic hours. Come out tonight to see how they did. Tonight’s Boyz II Men concert was cancelled, but you can still dance your cares away with Alligator Chomp Chomp at One Eyed Jacks. Full details tonight:


Today in NOLA: 8.22.14


The New Movement begins a three-weekend residency at the Shadowbox with a performance from sketch comedy group Stupid Time Machine. NOMA wraps up its Murals on Screen film series with another Mexican classic, as well as an appearance from artist Jim Richard. And consult your doctor if your sex drama lasts longer than four hours: Indywood begins screening Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Volume 1. More details and events for Friday night:


Today in NOLA: 8.17.14


Let the good times roll! The first-ever New Orleans Sushi Fest rolls into Mardi Gras World this afternoon, with live entertainment, traditional crafts, Miss Linda the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady, wrestlers wearing blow-up sumo suits, and oh yes, sushi. The Ashé Cultural Arts Center celebrates another cultural tradition as Mardi Gras Indian elders gather to give awards and share oral histories. Details today:


State of Play: NOLA Theatre Listings Aug. 11-17


Compiled by Michael Martin

This week on New Orleans stages, nuns with guns, Seuss favorites and a sleepover. Inside, Michael Martin gathers the complete theatre calendar through Sunday.


Today in NOLA: 8.2.14


Saturday evening is White Linen Night in the Art District on Julia Street. Satchmo SummerFest plays on at the Old U.S. Mint, and the French Film Festival continues. Big History and I, Octopus each play a goodbye show, and Ex-Cult and Mykki Blanco cause a ruckus tonight. Learn how you could conceivably spend the entire afternoon, evening, night, and early morning seeing live music in New Orleans:


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