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MARDI

September 23rd

Crescent City Farmers Market
Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Michael Rubin: The Cottoncrest Curse
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author’s new mystery, set on a Louisiana plantation

 

Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns
Spotted Cat, 6.p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist

 

Peter Abadie: Green in Judgement Cold in Blood
Garden District Books, 6-7:30p.m.
Abadie’s latest is about the motivations of assassins 

 

Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.

Moore, Singleton, and Torkanowsky play Frenchmen on Tuesdays in September ($15)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

Ft. Interior Decorating, Mystery Girl, Shock Patina, The Noise Complaints

MERCREDI

September 24th

6x6: Six 10-Minute Plays
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

A staged reading perfect for short attention spans

 

Richard Buckner, HAWN
BEATnik, 8p.m.

California singer-songwriter

 

Walter “Wolfman” Washington
d.b.a., 10 p.m.
Fiery blues on Frenchmen every week

 

Felice Brothers
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New York-based folk rock band, plus Spirit Family Reunion ($15)

 

Horse Thief
Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Psychedelic folk rock on tour from Oklahoma City ($5)

JEUDI

September 25th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.

This week ft. Russell Batiste and Friends, Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, Mike Soulman Baptiste

 

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

This week ft. Tim Laughlin and The New Orleans Review launch party

 

Emery Van Hook Sonnier: “Food as Medicine”
New Orleans Athletic Club, 7p.m.
Associate Director of famers’ market org discusses merits of eating local

 

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

 

N.O. Horror Film Festival
Indywood, 9p.m.

Tonight: opening party. Past films screen at 7

 

The Geraniums
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Moody local rock foursome ($5)

 

Rue Fiya
Maison, 10p.m.
Feel-good music with influence “from Afro-Funk to Zydeco”

 

Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, 5th Ward Weebie
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Bounce all-stars celebrate Q93's DJ Ro’s Birthday

VENDREDI

September 26th

N.O. Horror Film Festival
Indywood, beginning 6p.m.

Tonight: shorts at 6, Savageland at 8, All American Horror at 10

 

Love in the Garden
NOMA, beginning 7p.m.

Fall gala includes a patron party, garden party, and late-night party

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

David Gray
Saenger Theatre
British alternative singer-songwriter ($40+)

 

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

 

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)

 

Jungle, Beaty Heart
Republic, 9p.m.
London-based electronica funk ($18)

 

N.O. Beard and Mustache Championships
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Grow ‘em and show ‘em! ($15)

 

Roadkill Ghost Choir, The Eastern Sea
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.
Americana folk-rock from Deland, FL and Austin, TX ($9)

 

Flow Tribe
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
The next generation of New Orleans funk bands

SAMEDI

September 27th

Blaze
Historic N.O. Collection, 10:30a.m.
Starring Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, and Jerry Hardin

 

N.O. Horror Film Festival
Indywood, beginning 12p.m.
Tonight: shorts at noon, Chrysalis at 2, The Perfect at 5, Tales of Poe at 7, & awards

 

Back to the Future
St. Patrick Park (4700 Baudin St.), sundown
N.O. Film Society presents Moonlight Movies

 

An Iliad
CAC, 7:30p.m.
Tony-winning actor Denis O’Hare retells Homer’s epic poem ($40)

 

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

 

1964: The Tribute
Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.
The world’s best Beatles tribute, according to Rolling Stone ($39+)

 

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

 

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)

 

The Airborne Toxic Event
Civic, 8p.m.
LA-based indie band known for exciting live shows ($20)

 

Odesza, Ambassadeurs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Seattle ambient electronic music duo & DJ from Brighton, UK

 

John Mooney
Carrollton Station, 10p.m.
Blues and funk slide guitarist plays Uptown

 

Earphunk
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Local jam band’s CD release party ($14)

 

Papa Mali
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter of the swamp draws from jazz, blues, & reggae ($10)


Beasts of the Southern Wild Receives Four Oscar Nods


Beasts of the Southern Wild director and New Orleans resident Benh Zeitlin has swept the independent awards circuit, but today’s news about the film’s Oscar nominations bumps Zeitlin and his cast into a new category. The Academy seems to have been as impressed as Sundance and Cannes, and Beasts and the movie's cast are up for a number of statues, including Best Picture. 

 

Zeitlin is also up for Best Director, and nine-yer-old Quvenzhane Wallis is up for Best Actress, making her the youngest female player ever to score a nod. Lucy Alibar and Zeitlin co-wrote the film, and they are up for Best Adapted Screenplay. 

 

For those who ignored the hype, Beasts takes viewers into a fictional land called “The Bathtub,” named for its lack of levee protection. When a flood comes, stubborn residents remain in their homes, devoted to their unique way of life. Obvious parallels to South Louisiana aside, the film is a mythical journey with characters as complicated and beautiful as the swampland they inhabit.

 

One of the most impressive aspects of Beasts was its cast. Although most of the actors weren’t established, they all performed with a sincerity that often takes years of training to cultivate. Zeitlin isn’t a native, but he seemed to have made a point to cast them in his film. 

 

Dwight Henry (owner of Buttermilk Drop) played “Wink,” the harsh yet endearing father of Hushpuppy, played by Houma native Wallis. Although she was only six during filming, Wallis proved herself as a mature, multi-faceted actress in her role as the fierce yet delicate Hushpuppy. Hopefully, Zeitlin remains in Louisiana and keeps putting local talents on the silver screen.




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Contributors:

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

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock