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September 20th

Pratik Patel of the African Wildlife Trust
Audubon Zoo, 6p.m.
Tanzanian wildlife official speaks on conservation

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adaption of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Joy Theater, 9p.m.
A New Orleans legend returns home from tour

 

Afghan Whigs
Civic, 9p.m.
Cincinnati alt rockers return with their first new album in a decade ($30)

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Other Planets
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Get lost with this Grammy-nominated Cajun band

 

Black & Gold Kick Off Party
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Celebrate Saints season with Dumpstaphunk, Good Enough For Good Times, & Gypsyphonic Disko ($17)

 

Merchandise
Siberia, 10p.m.
Tampa post-punk; playing with Direct Attack, Heat Dust, TV-MA ($8)

 

Siren Sea
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Independent pop duo from Dallas ($5)

 

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Trombonist "Big Sam" Williams leads this municipality of Who Dat Nation

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
d.b.a., 11p.m.

Experience the brass band that locals love ($10)

 

Debauche
Carrollton Station, 11p.m.
NOLA’s only Russian Mafia band play a late-night show Uptown

DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
Experience the brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)

Today in New Orleans 10.09.13


Hump day is bringing music from local funk, to indie rock from near and far. Locals can take advantage of this weather, perhaps with a show at Lafayette Square or some late-season sunbathing at the Country Club. On today’s date in 1930, Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra recorded “Body and Soul” for the Okeh label in Los Angeles. Now, more to do this Wednesday:


Today in New Orleans 9.25.13


Today, Lafayette Square welcomes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue for a free, outdoor show in the rising star's hometown. Later on in the Quarter, local indie/folk act Hurray for the Riff Raff is playing One Eyed Jacks. Happy Birthday to Lafayette Creole music star Cedric Watson, born on this day in 1983. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in New Orleans 4.17.13


Tonight, Wednesday at the Square welcomes the Revivalists! Million Dollar Quartet at the Mahalia Jackson, and an artist mashup on Elysian Fields. On this day in 1972, New Orleans lost a great bandleader and clarinetist, Tony Parenti. Now, more to do this hump day. 


Today in New Orleans 3.27.13


Tonight, head to Lafayette Square for a free concert from Ms. Marcia Ball. On Elysian Fields, enjoy peformances and a panel discussion with Trixie Minx, Nanette Ladet, and more. On this day in 1934, Rev. Gerald Smith delivered a speech to Sulphur’s “Share Our Wealth” Club. Now, more to do this chilly Wednesday. 


Today in New Orleans 3.20.13


Tonight, see Col. Bruce Hampton for free at Wednesdays at the Square. Check out some Americana at Tipitina’s, noise music on St. Claude, and more. On this day in 1839, Shreveport was designated as a city. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Wednesdays at the Square Returns


by Brad Rhines

Daylight Savings Time means an extra of hour of sunshine, which leaves many folks around town wondering how best to spend it.  If it’s Wednesday, your best bet is probably “Wednesdays at the Square,” the weekly concert series sponsored by the Young Leadership Council that starts today.


Today's Events: 3.14.12


Today, Wednesday at the Square returns to the CBD, The Lion King opens at Mahalia Jackson Theatre and Art in Bloom sprouts up at NOMA. On this day, a mob lynched 11 Italians charged with the murder of police chief David Hennessy (1891), and Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (2005). Now back to today:


Today's Events: 4/20/11


 April 20, the day that Warner Bros. announced the Vitaphone, the process that adds sound to film (1926), when Billie Holiday recorded “Strange Fruit” (1939), the premiere of Annie Hall (1977), the Columbine school shooting (1999), Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe (2010, more on that later), Napolean (1808) and Hitler’s (1889) birthdays, Charles Richter’s death (1985), and 4/20 day. Here’s the scoop:


Today's Events: 4/6/11


The Defender Picks (a gauche) lay down our list of suggestions each jour de la semaine, but here's our daily ‘pick of the litter,’ spotlighting a few of the day's offerings with some added detail.

 

Hola hump day- If we had it our way, today would go a little something like this:


Wednesday at the Square


By Laura Cayouette

The Radiators will be playing this week's Harvest the Music benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank.  The free weekly event at Lafayette Square takes place every Wednesday at 5 pm through November 3rd.


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Cheryl Castjohn

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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