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Mercedi

March 4th

Shpongle

Civic Theater
Simon Gosford and Raja Ram’s uber eclectic sound

 

Pelicans v. Pistons
SKC, 7p.m.
Surging Birds face Detroit without Brow

 

Kevin James

Mahalia Jackson, 7p.m.

The comedy pops off with the King of Queens

 

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 6-8:30p.m.
9 bartenders compete for the high ball

Jeudi

March 5th

Jyl Benson and Sam Hanna
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
New book focuses on New Orleans' Casual Restaurant Recipes

 

Bounce ft. Sissy Nobby

Republic, 10p.m.

Wobble, baby

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Rouler, 10p.m.

Enjoy these brass rebels and a game of pool!

 

Greensky Bluegrass

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

This Michigan quintet knows how to rock bluegrass

Vendredi

March 6th

Six Years of Beers

NOLA Brewing Co, 5:30p.m.

Release of the 6th Anniversary Ale (a sour ale this year) ft. music with Tauk, Gravity A, New Orleans Suspects

 

Gogol Bordello

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Gypsy Punk band from the Lower East Side

 

Francisco Goldman

Tulane Auditorium, 6p.m.

Academic all-star chats about Interior Circuit

 

Celtics v. Pelicans

SKC, 7p.m

 

Mario Cart Challenge

Republic, Doors 10p.m., free before 12 w/ college ID

Multiple N64s set up for the annual Mario Kart Challenge - compete to win a section and bottle of booze; music by DJ G

Samedi

March 7th

Julia Street

Monthly art crawl, 6-9p.m.

 

Haiku With Ghosts

Foundation Gallery, 6-10p.m.

Opening reception for Demond Matsuo’s new show

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 1 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

 

Jim Roche: Culture Mechanic

Ogden, 6p.m.

Opening of acclaimed retrospective

 

Grizzlies v. Pelicans

SKC, 6p.m.

 

Katt Williams

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Popular comedian on his Born Again...Again tour

 

Tank and the Bangas

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Local spoken wordsmiths exude creativity through song

Dimanche

March 8th

Tobymac, Mandisa, & Capital Kings

Saenger Theater, 7p.m.

Grammy Award Winners on tour w/ electronic pop duo the Capital Kings

 

Bo Burnham (Sold Out)

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Wunderkind comedian wombed on the web

 

Glen David Andrews

Botanical Gardens, 4p.m.

Party in the Garden with Andrews and Swamp Donkeys

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 2 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

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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