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Defender Picks



November 26th


Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games



Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.

American indie film


Ed Volker

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

The Radiators lead man


The Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Ft. Johnny Vidacovich and special guests


Cornhole Thursdays in the Courtyard

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Celebrate Turkey Day with cornhole


November 27th

Pelicans v. Clippers

Staples Center, 9:30p.m.



New Orleans Suspects

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Old fashioned neighborhood party


Royal T

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Also ft. Painted Hands and Vapo Rats


Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Classsic Nola jams


James Hall

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rock singer and guitarist


Young Jeezy

Republic, 10p.m.

Album release party


November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

Scottish Ballet Brings 'Streetcar' to Mahalia

The only word uttered Friday night at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre will be "Stella!" But an unmistakably New Orleans setting and vintage costumes will leave no doubt that the tale spinning on stage is Tennesee Williams' classic New Orleans-set play. After earning accolades on the other side of the pond, the Scottish Ballet is set to bring their interpretation of A Streetcar Named Desire to New Orleans Friday night for its first North American performance, and opening night of the New Orleans Ballet Association's 2013-14 season.

Reviews: Broadway's Latest 'Streetcar' Leaves Something to Be Desired

On the heels of New Orleans' recent staging of A Streetcar Named Desire about as close to the source as possible, Broadway decided Tennessee Williams' famed play was due for some reworking. That is to say, they cast African Americans in the lead roles. The update, which replaces Galatoire's with Dooky Chase and brushes the Kowalskis' Polish heritage aside, opened this weekend to, shall we say, mixed reviews. The main verdict? L.A. Law's Blair Underwood looks good, but he's no Brando.

Created Enchantment

A Streetcar Named Desire, Reviewed

NoDef Theatre Critic Jim Fitzmorris gets off at Elysian Fields, and heads to Michalopoulos Stuido for Southern Rep and InsideOut's production of Tennessee Williams' New Orleans-set classic of the American stage.

Tenn Picks

What to Attend at This Weekend's Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival

The sounds of "Stellaaa!" in the air means it's time once again for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. The meat of this year's French Quarter culture confab that takes topics far beyond Williams is slated for Thurs., March 21 - Sun., March 24.

Today's Events: 3.21.12

Today, The Tennessee Williams Festival returns for this year's revival, Wednesday at the Square returns to action and journalism legend Bob Woodward has a public lecture/Q&A lined up at Tulane. This day in history, the New Orleans’ Good Friday ?re caused 2.6 million dollars worth of damage (1788), French emperor Napolean Bonaparte enacted a new legal framework, the "Napoleonic Code" (1804), and Louisiana joined the Confederate States of America (1861).

An Uneasy Anniversary

Facing the Stage: One Year In

Jim Fitzmorris marks his one-year anniversary as NOLA Defender Theatre Critic right back where he started: with a clarion call to the theatre community. 

Today's Events: 3.9.12

Today, Streetcar Season opens at the NOMA Sculpture Garden, Foburg Fest kicks off, Built to Spill rips into One Eyed Jack's and  Papa Mali brings together some of New Orleans' finest musicians. On this day, Pierre Lafitte died near Creve Coeur, Missouri - as one account had it (1844), and we wish a very happy birthday to Lloyd Price. Prove you've got Personality with these:

'Streetcar' to Screen Among Sculpture

by Brad Rhines

Between playing poker and brushing up on the finer points of the Napoleonic Code, Stanley Kowalski seems unlikely to spend his Friday night at the New Orleans Museum of Art, but that’s just what he’ll be doing as NOMA presents the film A Streercar Named Desire this Friday in the Bestoff Sculpture Garden. 

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