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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
Six Flags to Outlet Mall Plan Aired Publicly Tonight
by Mary-Devon Dupuy
Residents of New Orleans East have a chance to rid themselves of the eyesore that is the flood-ravaged Six Flags theme park, and tonight they get a chance to weigh in on what will replace it. Visible from I-510, the sign at the entrance of this eerie playground still reads, “Closed for Storm,” over six years after the disaster. The musty smell of floodwaters still lingers within the park, and graffiti artists have tagged cryptic messages over all the rides and attractions, adding to the post-apocalyptic feel of the deserted wasteland.
There's lots of art down here, and a ton of it deals with Katrina. Let's just say some pieces are better than others, but everyone's heart is the right place. Then, there is Teddy Smith! This guy delivers! We stumbled upon this gem whereby Smith films the abandoned Six Flags. Aside from being real cool as all abandoned amusement parks are (Asbury Park made Bruce's career,) and having some great post-k moments (the sign still says, "Closed for Storm,"), the piece is artistically stunning.
Cue Heebie Jebbies
Nothing says broken dreams and desolation quite like an abandoned amusement park, Canadian mood lords Godspeed You! Black Emporer, really slow tracking shots, and, lest we should forget, the area of New Orleans East near Chef Menteur Highway. All four elements find a confluence of dread in photographer Teddy Smith's video tour of our local abandoned Six Flags. We're sorry we never got a chance to check out whatever ride was associated with the creepily scrawled sign reading, "Welcome 2 Zombieland, Kids." Yet another cultural treasure lost to the flood...
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