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Defender Picks

 

Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

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

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux

Stocking Stuffers

Facing the Stage



NoDef Theatre Writers Jim Fitzmorris and Helen Jaksch explore both sides of the holiday spirit with reviews of two yuletide productions: Mid City Theatre's rendition of The Santaland Diaries, and Ricky Graham Productions' The Pecan Cracker.


'Waiting Around,' A Review

Facing the Stage



In its latest incarnation at the Allways Lounge, Waiting Around comes at the viewer with the sort of speed that would put even the best table jockeys into the weeds.


Exit Le Chat


by Jim Fitzmorris

In honor of occasion, I will withhold my traditional quibbles and simply relay what a good time I had. This Sunday afternoon, six actors in elegant, individualized black outfits took the stage in front of music stands. Using a series of isolated lighting specials and framed by chalkboard menus, Native Tongues: The Food Edition presented its closing performance at Le Chat Noir. Structured as a tasting menu, the series of monologues, poems, and vignettes was the perfect palette cleansing for my weekend and exactly the sort of quality production audiences have come to expect from All Kinds of Theatre.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock