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Samedi (10.25.14)

October 26th

Pelicans open practice (Smoothie King Center, 10 a.m.)

Come see the Pels practice for free before the season begins

Miller’s Crossing screening 

THNOC, 10:30 a.m.

Joel and Ethan Cohen’s New Orleans-shot mob thriller in conjunction with From Cameo to Closeup – Louisiana in Film 

 

An Evening with Mike Doughty

Gasa Gasa, 9 p.m.

Soul Coughing frontman to play solo show

 

Tank & The Bangas with DJ RQ Away + Speakerbox Experiment

Tipitina’s, 10 p.m.

One of the most energetic local groups on the scene

 

Ghostbusters

Palmer Park, 7 p.m.

Outdoor screening of everyone’s favorite Halloween movie

 

Mirliton Fest

Markey Park (11a.m.-7p.m.)

Drink, dance and enjoy SoLa's oddest piece of produce

Today in NOLA: 9.27.14


The weekend kicks off with drama, education, and lots of musical opportunities. Start off your day with the annual Smithsonian Museum day, followed by an exciting drama by a NOLA native, and end your day with some good old fashioned funk. On this day in 1983, native New Orleanian, Lil Wayne was born DeWayne Carter. 


Tip's Ready to Race


By Ashley Rouen

On your mark, get set…go! The Third Annual Rhythm & Blues 5K run hosted by Tipitina’s starts tomorrow at 5 p.m. Along the route, four local marching bands will keep runners’ adrenaline pumping with brass beats until they reach the finish line at Professor Longhair Square. Goody bags await the first 500 registrants. 


Today in NOLA: 9.25.14


Ahhhh! The New Orleans Horror Film Festival opens at Indywood tonight. Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, and 5th Ward Weebie bounce into Tip’s. Russell Batiste and Friends perform at Jazz in the Park, and clarinetist Tim Laughlin plays at the Ogden. Plus, lit mag The New Orleans Review launches its fall double issue. Details tonight:


Today in NOLA: 9.24.14


How do you feel about folk-rock? NOLA gets a double dose tonight with the Felice Brothers at Tipitina’s and songwriter Richard Buckner at the Beatnik. Plus, the legendary Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters at d.b.a. and some very short original plays. Full details tonight:


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.


Tips Announces Race Details


Tipitina’s is getting in the race—literally. The uptown music mecca just announced the details of their Third Annual Rhythm & Blues 5K. The September 27th event is held in conjunction with the New Orleans Track Club and will benefit the Tipitina’s Foundation. NOLA style, bands will be stationed along the route to provide a soundtrack, and the finish line will welcome the weary with a “festival”.


Today in NOLA: 9.10.14


Sarah Carr, an education reporter who wrote a close study of New Orleans' unprecedented experiment with public charter schools, speaks at Tulane tonight. Shotgun Cinema sceens Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s film Ida. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike returns to Le Petite this weekend, Black Lips play Tipitina's, and Restaurant Week continues. Dinner and a show, right this way:


Today in NOLA: 9.5.14


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the Tony-winning comedy by playwright Christopher Durang, celebrates its New Orleans premiere at Le Petit Theatre tonight. Audubon Park debuts the 2014 season of Music Under the Oaks. Flow Tribe celebrate a brand-new album at Tipitina’s, and local rapper turned national star G-Eazy brings the heat to Republic. The Big Easy autumn arts calendar is heating up:


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.


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