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MERCREDI

July 23rd

The Apartment
Prytania Theatre, 10a.m.
1960 classic inspired creators of Mad Men

 

Wednesdays on the Point
Algiers Ferry Dock, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Soul Rebels, Tank and the Bangas, DJ Rik Ducci (free)

 

Snowpiercer
Theatres at Canal Place, 7p.m.
N.O. Film Society presents Bong Joon-ho’s new film ($12.50)

 

Dave Hill, Fayard Lindsey
One Eyed Jacks, 8p.m.
Comedy presented by Hell Yes Fest ($15)

 

Dinky Tao Poetry
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 8p.m.
Weekly open poetry hour hosted by Jacob Dilson

 

Surrender the Fall, Artifas, Colossal Heads
Southport Hall, 8:30p.m.
Heavy rock out of Memphis ($10)

 

Peter Matthew Bauer, Ben Jones, Skyler Skelset
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Former bassist of The Walkmen ($10)
 

JEUDI

July 24th

Crescent City Farmers Market
3700 Orleans Ave., 3p.m.-7p.m.
Midcity edition of the city's prime local market

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. country rockers Pontchartrain Wrecks

 

Thursdays at Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden, 6p.m.
This week ft. Paul Sanchez ($10)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($15)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

20,000 Days On Earth
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Screening of the Nick Cave doc

 

Yojimbo, Down By Law
Joy Theatre, 7p.m.
Double feature worthy of the Criterion Collection

 

Coathangers, White Fang, Trampoline Team, Bottom Feeders
Siberia, 7p.m.
Feminist punk rockers at the early show ($8)

 

Reggae Night
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
Hosted by DJ T-Roy
 

VENDREDI

July 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-9p.m.
Murals On Screen film series begins with Multiple Perspectives: the Crazy Machine

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Siberia, 6p.m.
Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock (free)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Closed Curtain
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Jafar Panahi made his new film despite Iran’s ban on his work

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Johnny Angel & Helldorado
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Country Western swing from New Orleans ($10)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

King Buzzo, Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Melvins leader goes solo acoustic ($15)

 

The Hood Internet, Jermaine Quiz
Hi-Ho Lounge, 9p.m.
Mashup DJ extraordinaires ($12)

 

PUJOL, Natural Child, Heavy Lids, Planchettes
Siberia, 10p.m.
Garage rock from Nashville & NOLA

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
This week ft. Eddie Roberts & Friends

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. The Well Hung Speakers shadow cast

SAMEDI

July 26th

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Historic New Orleans Collection, 10:30a.m.
1964 film stars Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten

 

Renee Broadhead: Unveiled and P.L. Jones: Bonded By Blood
Garden District Books, 2-3:30p.m.
Two YA authors read from their supernatural novels

 

Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
UNO Human Performance Center, 5p.m.
vs. Hattiesburg & Chicago ($15)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Symbols of the Illuminati in New Orleans
Zeitgeist, 6:30p.m.
They’re reeeeeal (presented by Tony Green)

 

New Orleans Voodoo vs. San Antonio Talons
Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.
Local arena football

 

Ceremony, Nothing, Back to Back, Heat Dust
Mudlark, 7p.m.
Cali & Philly punk rock ($5)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

Steely Dan
Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.
Kings of cool-dad rock ($62+)

 

Bantam Foxes
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Local indie band incorporates fuzzy blues rock ($10)

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. shadow cast the Well Hung Speakers

 

HUSTLE!
Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.
DJ Soul Sister’s rare groove dance party
 

Today in NOLA: 7.18.14


Tales of the Cocktail heads into its third day today—how’s your liver holding out? This evening, L’Alliance Française hosts a make-up outdoor screening of The Artist, and NOMA presents artist biopic Frida and real-life artist Jessica Goldfinch. In local music tonight, catch Maggie Koerner and the Honorable South at One Eyed Jacks or the Stooges Brass Band at Tipitina’s Foundation Free Fridays. Details tonight:


Today in NOLA: 7.17.14


Libations continue to flow as Tales of the Cocktail continues today. Christopher Shinn’s Pulitzer-nominated play Dying City returns to the Shadowbox Theatre for its second weekend, and Tipitina’s hosts a grand tribute to the Rolling Stones sure to please fans of rock’n’roll old and new. The Stones played their first-ever gig 52 years ago this month, on July 12, 1962, at the Marquee Club in London. More details tonight:


Today in NOLA: 7.5.14


Mary J. Blige takes the stage at Essence Fest tonight, while Questlove races from the Roots’ Superdome gig to DJ at Tipitina’s. Spot budding talent this afternoon as brand-new youth bands make their debut on OC Haley, or join the Banks St. Bar crowd for a pig roast. R&B legend Smiley Lewis was born on this day in 1913, in DeQuincey, LA. Details on today:


Essence Fest Planner: 4th of July


Today at Essence Fest, speakers include singer and AIDS activist Alicia Keys and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Tonight, Janelle Monáe, Nile Rodgers, and the legendary Prince take over the Superdome for the biggest show of the weekend. Read on for NoDef's full guide:


Tipitina’s Hosts Sidewalk Sale Before Free Friday


Starting at 9 pm Friday (6-20) in Professor Longhair Square, Tipitina’s is hosting a Sidewalk Sale with proceeds benefiting their Foundation programs, such as Instruments a Comin’ and Sunday Youth Music Workshops.


Today in NOLA: 6.13.14


This evening, soak in artistic discussion at NOMA, then have your pick of brass bands and bounce artists from uptown to downtown. On this day in 1964, Louis Armstrong hit the top of the album chart with Hello, Dolly!. Find those dancing shoes and get ready for more tonight.


Today in NOLA: 6.06.14


Tonight: John “Papa” Gros plays the first Foundation Free Friday of the season at Tipitina’s. Rebellious country at the House of Blues, indie punk at Gasa Gasa, and New Fangled Opera in the Marigny. On this day in 1814, Jean Lafitte’s brother, the pirate and blacksmith Pierre Lafitte, was arrested. Arrgh! More from tonight:


Today in New Orleans 3.28.14


Today, the Moonlight Movies series will be showcasing the movie, Notorious at the NOMA Sculpture Garden. This year’s Hogs for the Cause kicks off at City Park, and local musicians are paying tribute to the Rolling Stones at Tipitina’s. On this day in 1973, Lindy Boggs became the first Louisiana woman elected to US House of Representatives. Now for Friday’s events:


Today in New Orleans 3.12.14


Tonight, the Honorable South opens for Cody ChestnuTT at Tip’s, and Shotgun Cinema is back with a new French film installment at the Marigny Opera House. On this day in 1997, former Governor EWE took $400,000 cash in a briefcase from 49ers owner Eddie Debartolo in an extortion payoff. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Today in New Orleans 12.29.13


Tipitina’s is keeping it funky, with the second night of George Clinton’s two-night stand. Mixed Nuts is celebrating 15 years of corporate gigs as a cover band, and Kwanzaa observances continue from New Orleans East to Congo Square. On this day in 1898, the city dedicated a monument to public school benefactor John McDonogh, the namesake behind McDonogh 35. Now, more ways to close out the weekend. 


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