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LABOR DAY

September 1st

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.

A selection of documentaries on America’s workers

 

Viridiana
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film is rich with intrigue

 

Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

MARDI

September 2nd

Yulman Stadium Dedication
Tulane Yulman Stadium, 3-5p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the Green Wave’s new stadium
 

Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.
Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)

 

Progression Music Series
Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.
This week ft. Barry's Pocket + Christin Bradford Band

 

Comedy Beast
Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.
Free comedy show

 

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Mountain of Wizard
Siberia, 9p.m.
Hawkwind and Space Ritual saxophonist still touring the world ($12)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
This week ft. The Boy Sprouts, The Noise Complaints, Mystery Girl, Interior Decorating

MERCREDI

September 3rd

Restaurant Week Kickoff Party
The Chicory, 6-8p.m.
The Restaurant Association invites the public to sample bites and libations ($25)

 

The He and She Show
Siberia, 6p.m.
Live stand-up ft. Doug and Teresa Wyckoff, Andrew Polk, Molly Rubin-Long, Duncan Pace ($7)

 

Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Columns Hotel, 7p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution

 

Alien Ant Farm
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.
With H2NY, Kaleido, Music from Chaos ($15)

 

Pocket Aces Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 8p.m.
Get your funky brass fill on a Wednesday ($5)

JEUDI

September 4th

Carol McMichael Reese: New Orleans Under Reconstruction
Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.
Panel discussion by contributors to this informed book on post-Katrina N.O.

 

Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution

 

Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.

Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Mike Dillon, James Singleton and Johnny Vidacovich

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.

The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

VENDREDI

September 5th

Music Under the Oaks
Audubon Park Newman Bandstand, 4:30-6p.m.

This week ft. John Mahoney Big Band

 

Mark Shapiro: Carbon Shock
Octavia Books, 6p.m.

Journalist’s new book explores intersection of environment and economics

 

Dernière séance
Alliance Française, 7p.m.
A cinema manager turns killer when he learns his beloved theater will close ($5)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.

The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Foundation Free Fridays: Flow Tribe
Tiptina’s, 10p.m.

CD Release party with Cha Waa, Seven Handle Circus

 

Freddy Mercury Night
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10p.m.

Is this real life? Is just fantasy?

 

Royal Teeth, Coyotes
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.

Local indie pop & rock on Freret

 

G-Eazy
Republic, 11p.m.
Loyola grad returns to his home stage ($20)

LPO, John Goodman Join Forces for Veterans Day at WWII Museum


by Joe Shriner

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has partnered up with the National WWII Museum, presenting a Veterans Day evening concert recognizing and celebrating those whom have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Conducted by James Paul, the LPO is performing famous works by American composers and presenting a new piece that pays tribute to Americans both currently and formerly serving in the military.


NOPD: Mystery Device Near WWII Museum was Fireworks


The mystery device found Wednesday night near the World War II museum was designed for an explosion, but not the kind that the bomb squad is designed to protect against, according to NOPD.  According to spokesman officer Garry Flot, the device that shut down the streets in the area is supposed to produce a pyrotechnic display


GE Gives WWII Museum New Teaching Tools


Visitors of all ages love the World War II Museum's fighter jets and simulators, but for many local kids, the life-sized machines are more than just really big toys. GE employees, military, Medal of Honor recipient General Jim Livingston, and Sci Academy students gathered under the Boeing airplanes of the World War II Museum this morning to demonstrate the new educational tools developed from the GE Foundation’s $750,000 donation.


Today's Events 8.12.12


 

This Sunday, put on your beret and check out the French Film Festival at the Prytania, then catch some more French-inspired music with Bruce Daigrepont’s Fais Do Do at Tip’s. Later on, Eletronica fans can make a stop at One Eyed Jack’s for “The Drive Tour,” and bass heads can worship at the Dragon’s Den for Bass Church. Today in our state’s history, Professor Longhair’s single “Bald Head,” entered the R&B charts in 1950, and the late R&B singer Percy Mayfield was born in Minden, Louisiana.


Sworn on the 4th of July

Independence Day Brings Citizenship to 50 at the World War II Museum



For many festive Americans, Independence Day means patriotic bandanas, backyard barbeques, and recreational explosives. However, for a handful of New Orleanians, July 4 will take on a very personal meaning as their first day as United States citizens.


Independence Day in New Orleans


Today is Fourth of July! Celebrations at the National WWII Museum, the French Market and Riverwalk, Pontchartrain Park, Algiers Ferry Dock, Bayou St. John, and Mandeville. On this day in history, blues pianist Champion Jack Dupree was born in New Orleans (1910), trumpeter Shamarr Allen was born in New Orleans (1980), and our nation was born (1776).


Today in New Orleans: 6.6.12


Today, one free Wednesday concert series ends as another begins, hear guitar masters at the Old U.S. Mint, and send off Jean-Eric at their last show in New Orleans tonight at Siberia. On this day in Louisiana history, the first slaves arrived in Louisiana (1716), Jean Lafitte’s brother, Pierre, was arrested and accused of piracy by order of Gov. WCC Claiborne (1814), Dillard University was chartered in New Orleans (1869). Now, here's more about today's offerings:


Real Band of Brothers Lands at WWII Museum


Art imitates Life. However, sometimes, Life is much more important. Today, castmembers from HBO's Band of Brothers and The Pacific will be joined at World War II Museum by the actual veterans portrayed in the miniseries. Beginning at 4:00 PM, members of Easy Company and their counterparts from the Pacific Theater will field questions and chat with actors and patrons alike. The evening will also feature the premier of A Celebration of Heroes, a Spielberg film about all veterans.


Today's Events: 11.9.11


Today, Norman Rockwell is the topic at the WWII Museum, Keith Sonnier talks sculpting light at NOMA and The Urban Voodoo Machine (+beaucoup others) play Allways Lounge. In purer times, Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in Cape Cod, MA (1620), Jack the Ripper killed his last known victim, Mary Jane Kelly (1888), the first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published (1967), Spiro Agnew (1918), Tom Fogerty (1941), Susan Tedeschi (1970), and Sisco (1978) were born, and Charles de Gaulle died (1970); and it's World Freedom Day. So get liberated with these:


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Listings Editor

Anna Gaca

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock