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MARDI

July 22nd

Josh Weil: The Great Glass Sea
Garden District Books, 6p.m.
Author’s new book is set in an alternative contemporary Russia

 

Life Itself
Chalmette Movies, 7:30p.m.
New doc about the life of critic Roger Ebert

 

James Wallace & the Naked Light, Julie Odell
Mudlark Theatre, 8p.m.
Sweetly folky pop from Nashville ($5)

 

A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Brooklyn-based shoegaze pop ($10)

 

Treme Brass Band
d.b.a., 9p.m.
The 6th Ward's brass band saunters over to Frenchmen

 

Rebirth Brass Band
Maple Leaf, 10p.m.
2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

MERCREDI

July 23rd

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

 

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.
Advance 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
 

Bonnet Carre Breakdown (VIDEO)


by Liz Davas

New Orleanians can make a party out of any situation. A wedding, a funeral, or in this case, being stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on I-10 over the Bonnet Carre Spillway. Posted to Facebook by Lana Hunt, a video that was taken following a fiery crash Sunday afternoon shows stranded motorists coming together and gettin’ down. Check it all out in the video. 


Three-Legged Alligator Angles for Better View at Zurich Classic (VIDEO)


With their humble beginnings on the putt-putt green, golfers are plenty accustomed to alligators as obstacles on the course. But at this stage of their career, the pros competing this weekend at the Zurich Classic in Avondale probably weren't expecting live reptiles. On Thursday's opening round of the competition, an alligator with three legs climbed out of the water and started making its way onto the course, and it got about as . Click through to view:


NOPD Officer Does the Parade Route Wobble During Mardi Gras (VIDEO)


TV news viewers saw Mayor Mitch do the Wobble over Mardi Gras, but he wasn't the only one cutting a rug in an official city capacity. A police officer on parade duty surprised revelers as he joined them on the greatest dance craze since the Cupid Shuffle. Click through to view the video that's quickly going viral:


Mardi Gras Beatdown Caught on Video


One man's Carnival ended down with the uncaught throws after he threw a beer at police, then followed the move up by swinging at a cop. The video of the scene, in which police pile on the man and administer some fist justice, is fast going viral. Click through to view.


'Mixologist' Parodies Craft Cocktail Scene (VIDEO)


Just in time for next week's Tales of the Cocktail, the white guy rappers from the other LA that brought you that Whole Foods parody of Mr. Ghetto's Wal-Mart chime in with a send-up of the fancy drinking scene. With references to cocktails from "pre-Civil War New Orleans," the Ramos Gin Fizz, and huge ice cubes that seem like they would do the trick on an afternoon when the Heat Index is hovering around 110, New Orleanians can find plenty to relate to in "Mixologist." On the other hand, the coasts can have their laughs during the part about $20 cocktails. Certain things are too frightening to be funny. Click through to view:


Les Miles Disowns 'Tiger Son' (VIDEO)


Les Miles has many children, but until today many didn't know about his paternal relationship with Mike the Tiger. In a new ad designed to spotlight a new feature in the NCAA Football 13 video game that allows gamers to swap players among teams, The Mad Hatter's catches the mascot playing as LSU with Robert Griffin III. The lines he delivers next have all the makings of a Tiger Nation craze. Forget the Honey Badger, this thing could be entering Charlie Sheen territory. Watch the ad after the jump:


Horn-Toting German Youth Doesn't Blame Trombone Shorty...For That (VIDEO)


When Trombone Shorty was the same age as Thomas, he was already leading his own brass bands. Being from Germany, the youngster might not have had a to get out in front of a second line quite yet. But a YouTube camera is another story. In a video that Shorty called "one of the best gifts I've ever received," our young singer-trombone player looks into the eyes of his hero's picture, and belts out an accent-heavy rendition of the Tampa Red cut, "Don't Blame Shorty for That." Now isn't that just the cutest thing come over here and let me get a....just watch it:


VIDEO: Bobby Hebert Gives Voice to the LSU Frustrated


As T-Bob's dad and a former Saints Quarterback, Bobby Hebert could probably get an audience in the Mad Hatter's lair anytime he wants. But, empowered by fans' boos of Jordan Jefferson and his media credentials, Hebert decided to lambaste Les Miles during the postgame press conference Monday night. For 43 seconds, Hebert tore into the Mad Hatter because the Tigers didn't play QB Jarrett Lee, or create any offense in the BCS Championship. Since the New York Times says it will live on long past this game, it's probably worth a look:


VIDEO: 'LSU Championship Bounce' Backs That BCS Up


In case you ain't heard, LSU is going to the BCS Championship. Well, actually, they're coming to the championship, because the most important game ever played in the history of college football (Part II) is happening right here in New Orleans. In a related development, it appears the Bounce stylings DJ Jubilee have managed to travel all the way up I-10 to Baton Rogue, and Tiger Stadium is the new Wally World. In a YouTube video that appears poised to go viral titled "LSU Championship Bounce," some LSU students send up their gridiron heroes. Azz not included, so it's safe for work. Now eat grass with it:


Cows Thinking About Forming Social Aide and Pleasure Club


Here in New Orleans, we know that the best way to attract a crowd is to get a few friends and their horns together, and start in with a standard. But French quintent, The New Hot 5, is taking a more scientific approach. And since there are animals involved, it's perfect for YouTube. In this viral video that's taking Europe, "Jazz for Cows," the group plays before a pasture in the countryside, only to have a herd of cattle crowd near them. Look closely, and you might see one of the heifers start to buckjump. Click through to see the video!


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