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Today in NOLA: 8.8.14

TGIF! Maybe you couldn’t find time to celebrate National Oyster Day this week, but you can see Raw Oyster Cult for free tonight at Tipitina’s. And if you missed Mood Indigo at the French Film Fest, you can catch it at Zeitgeist this week. Plus, NOMA presents an evening of Latin American art appreciation, with a classic piece of Mexican cinema and a Spanish-language tour of their current exhibition. Details this evening:

Film Review: Closed Curtain's Broken Images of Iran

The fact that Director Jafar Panahi risks being executed by Iran dominates Closed Curtain. The filmmaker already faces a long stint in prison and has been banned for 20 years from filmmaking. However, the 54-year-old filmmaker defied what's an essentially lifetime prohibition with his 2011 documentary This Is Not A Film

Today in NOLA: 7.28.29

Urban Bush Woman founder Jawole Zollar teaches history through dance at Ashé Cultural Arts Center tonight. The Royal Players of Alderaan present a repeat of their Shakespearean Star Wars performance, and a documentary about Tibetan Buddhist nuns screens tonight only at the Zeitgeist. Happy birthday to trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, celebrating his 49th today. More to do on a Monday:

Today in NOLA: 7.27.14

Accomplished trumpeter Wynton Marsalis returns to his native city this evening for a special benefit concert with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the band he leads in New York. Audubon Zoo wraps up its family-friendly outdoor movies with a showing of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Longtime Louisiana Representative Lindy Boggs passed away one year ago today. She was the state's first woman in Congress . Read on for more of Sunday’s featured events:

Today in NOLA: 7.26.14

Roller derby and classic rock at UNO tonight—or, a fun people-watching game known as Big Easy Rollergirls Enthusiast Or Steely Dan Devotee? Plus, a banned Iranian film at the Zeitgeist and two modern pieces at the Marigny Opera house. On other side of the Gulf, today’s date recalls the 26th of July Movement, the revolutionary guerrillas Fidel Castro led to power in Cuba. More details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 7.24.14

The Coathangers play the early show at Siberia tonight so you can rock out on a weeknight. A pair of one-act operas make their debut at the Marigny Opera House. In film, catch the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth at the Zeitgeist, or a Kurosawa and Jarmusch double feature at the Joy. Plus, the City Park Botanical Garden and the Ogden Museum host their weekly evening music series. Read on for full details:

Today in New Orleans 5.6.13

As you recuperate from two weekends of Jazz Fest, find something low key to do from St. Claude to Oak Street. See an Icelandic thriller on Oretha Castle Haley, or enjoy some bluegrass at the Hi Ho. On this day in 1996, Aaron Neville performed for then President Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton on the White House South Lawn. Now, more to do this Monday.  

Today in New Orleans 2.18.13

The weekend is over, but there’s still plenty to do to kick off your workweek. Enjoy comedy, film, live music, and more all over New Orleans. On this day in 1989, former KKK grand wizard David Duke was elected to the Louisiana legislature. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in New Orleans 12.04.12

Whether you’re in the mood for jazz, Dutch noise, or Christmas music, this Tuesday night has something in store for you. Check out some local songwriters on St. Claude, or head Snugs to hear Davell Crawford. On December 4, 1980, community radio station WWOZ first hit the Big Easy airwaves. 

Today in New Orleans 12.03.12

Monday is here again, and there’s plenty to do once you get off work. Get funky on Oak, head to Snugs for some jazz, or see an award winning documentary on Oretha Castle Haley. On this day in 1861, Union troops landed on Ship Island and attacked Confederate forces. Now, more of today’s events.

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