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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (5:00PM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (6:00PM-9:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs with live music by Flow Tribe
Zephyr Field (7:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
One Eyed Jacks (7:30)
Sketchy Characters Productions brings you a comedy sketch and web series that plays off the madness of the French Quarter
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
The Little Gem Saloon (8:00 PM)
The fourth evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Rock around Lee Circle tonight
Attack Response, Dinner Coordinated at Weapons of Mass Destruction ConFab
by Shay Sokol
CBD - An EMS Surge Bus, Coast Guard response boats, an FBI Mine Resistant Ambush Protector with wheels bigger than (most) New Orleans’ potholes, a briefcase with bio swabs and every fingerprinting kit imaginable, including “snow print wax,” were all gathered at the Harbor Police Sub-Station along the river behind the Convention Center for one badass display of high-tech toys. Also present: FBI agents from Las Vegas to Oklahoma talking about where to get a cigar and beer after the convention lets out for the day
The FBI’s Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, state and local police departments and industry stakeholders are in town for a weeklong workshop to prepare countermeasures in the event of a WMD scenario in the New Orleans area – whether it be chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive – and just in time for the Super Bowl.
FBI Assistant Director John Perren said the convention is a way for law enforcement agencies, from the NOPD to the FBI, to understand each other’s roles and responsibilities, build trust among the levels of agencies, and prepare a coordinated response to an attack.
While Perren would not give specifics to how tripwires would preemptively recognize a WMD maritime related threat, or what a coordinated response would look like, he did say he enjoyed Emeril’s last night.
Jeffrey Muller, Deputy Section Chief at the U.S. Department of Justice, said the bananas foster was decadently delicious, and that he enjoyed drum for the first time. Muller said the convention is not designed specifically for protecting the Super Bowl from a WMD, but for any WMD-related event in the New Orleans area.
He said he is looking forward to coming back down to New Orleans many times to prepare for the Super Bowl.
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