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MERCREDI

July 30th

Double Indemnity
Prytania Theatre, 10a.m.
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in the classic noir

 

Zephyrs vs. Iowa
Zephyr Stadium, 5p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Wednesdays on the Point
Algiers Ferry Dock, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
This week ft. Bag of Donuts, DJ Rik Ducci

 

Dawn and Hawks
the BEATnik, 9p.m.
Americana singer-songwriters from Austin, TX

 

The Dirty Nil, Pears, High
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Sloppy loud rock’n’roll out of Ontario, Canada

JEUDI

July 31st

Thursdays at Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden, 6p.m.
This week ft. Ole Man River Band ($10)

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Ruby and the Rogues ($10)

 

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

 

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

 

Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 7:30p.m.
Ft. the student actors of the All Things Shakespeare Program

 

Cabaret
Tulane Dixon Hall, 8p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents

 

The Gallery
Southport Hall, 8p.m.
Hooky indie rock out of western Massachusetts ($10)

 

Flesh Lights, Trampoline Team, Fez
Saturn Bar, 9p.m.

Naughty punk rock from Austin & NOLA ($7)

 

Bounce 4 Year Anniversary
Republic, 10p.m.
Ft. Big Freedia, Sissy Nobby & more ($10)

 

Monica McIntyre
Cafe Istanbul, 10p.m.
Cellist celebrates her birthday

 

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

VENDREDI

August 1st

Satchmo Summerfest
Old U.S. Mint, 12-10p.m.
Friday ft. James Andrews, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Wycliffe Gordon, & more

 

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-9p.m.
Gallery talk by Anne Roberts, music by Cristina Perez

 

What Made Milwaukee Famous

Euclid Records, 5p.m.

Preview their Gasa Gasa show tonight—free!

 

French Film Festival
Prytania Theatre, beginning 5:30p.m.
At 5:30, Tom at the Farm; at 7:45, Yves St. Laurent

 

Rolland Golden: Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter
Garden District Gallery, 6p.m.
Local artist signs new memoir of his life 1955-1976

 

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

 

Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers
Blue Nile, 7p.m.
Catch Kermit on Frenchmen

 

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

 

Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 7:30p.m.
Ft. the student actors of the All Things Shakespeare Program

 

Cabaret
Tulane Dixon Hall, 8p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents

 

Sarah McLachlan
Saenger Theater, 8p.m.
Canadian superstar’s new album is Shine On

 

Grieves, Son Real
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Seattle-based MC ($15)

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
This week ft. Iko Allstars

 

What Made Milwaukee Famous
Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.
w/ Breton Sound, A. Sinclair ($7)

SAMEDI

August 2nd

Satchmo Summerfest
Old U.S. Mint, 12-10p.m.
Saturday ft. Glen David Andrews, Brass-A-Holics, Topsy Chapman & more

 

French Film Festival
Prytania Theatre, beginning 12p.m.
At noon, Le Chef; at 1:45, Marius; at 3:45, Mr Leos CaraX; at 5:30, Tom at the Farm

 

White Linen Night
CAC & 300-600 blocks Julia St., beginning 6p.m.
Julia Street art scene’s big night out

 

Zephyrs vs. Nashville
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.

Local baseball in Metairie

 

Jesse McCartney
House of Blues, 6:30p.m.
90s teen pop sensation, now sponsored by Twix ($25)

 

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

 

Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 7:30p.m.
Ft. the student actors of the All Things Shakespeare Program

 

Cabaret
Tulane Dixon Hall, 8p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents

 

Hank III
House of Blues, 8p.m.
AKA Shelton Hank Williams, AKA Hank Williams III ($31)

 

Big History Hiatus Show
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
with Sweet Crude, Vox and the Hound ($10)

 

Ex-Cult, BABES, Giorgio Murderer
Saturn Bar, 10p.m.
Raucous post-rock out of Memphis ($7)

 

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

 

Mykki Blanco
One Eyed Jacks, 12a.m.
Queer hip-hop artist & performance artist ($12)
 

DIMANCHE

August 3rd

Satchmo Summerfest
Old U.S. Mint, 12-10p.m.
Sunday features Original Pinettes, Kermit Ruffins, Jeremy Davenport & more

 

French Film Festival
Prytania Theatre, beginning 12p.m.
At noon, A Summer’s Tale; at 2:30, Fanny; at 5, Mood Indigo

 

Twelfth Night
Tulane Dixon Hall, 1:30p.m.
Ft. the student actors of the All Things Shakespeare Program

 

Cabaret
Tulane Dixon Hall, 2p.m.
Summer Lyric Theatre presents

 

Zephyrs vs. Nashville
Zephyr Stadium, 4p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Justin Timberlake
Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.
Not A Bad Thing ($56+)

 

John Moreland
the BEATnik, 8p.m.
Tulsa, OK singer-songwriter
 

Tonight in NOLA: 7.25.14


On this Friday night, Eddie Roberts is at Tip's and the mastermind of the Melvins is at One Eyed Jack's. Culture-wise, NOMA hosts its first edition of Murals on Screen, and one-act operas continue at the Marigny Opera House. Here's the rundown:


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. 


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