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MARDI

August 22nd

Murder Ballads

Euclid Records, 5PM

Book signing with Dan Auerbach and Gabe Soria

 

DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Fermented dairies, like kefire, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and more

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Galactic drummer's side project

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9PM

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters

 
 

MERCREDI

August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint

 

The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health

 

Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert

 

Trainspotting

Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece

 

Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show

 

Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party

JEUDI

August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ

 

Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film

 

Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band

 

Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group

 

Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman

VENDREDI

August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

Feat. The Pfister Sisters

 

Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels

 

More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets

 

Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne

 

Drive-In On the Patio

Bar Redux, 9PM

Campy and cool movies, The Wasp Woman, Attack of the Giant Leeches, and The Giant Gila Monster

 

Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers

SAMEDI

August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments

 

New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head

 

Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series

 

Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers

 

Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace


Beausoleil Day

Fete to Honor 250th Anniversary of Acadian Arrival



Expelled from their home in Acadie, 202 refugees later to become known as Cajuns arrived in New Orleans 250 years ago. On Saturday (2.21), a program of readings, music, dance, and food at the Old U.S. Mint will commemorate that arrival at 2:30p.m.

 

Organizer Warren Perrin elaborates, “We are going to stage a two hour event that consists of historical readings of the only remain historical documents that record the arrival of Beausoleil and the Acadians. There will also be singing, dancing, praying—things that Acadians did when they arrived and what they experienced during they four months that they were in New Orleans.”

 

Highlights include performances by Bruce Daigrepont including his celebrated historical ballad, Acadie á La Louisiane. New Orleans based filmmaker Glen Pitre and Dr. Michael Vincent will act out the reports of the émigrés arrival by Acting Gov. Aubry and Denis-Nicolas Foucault. Perrin says that the afternoon will end on a “optimistic note” with a song from the third grade students at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans.

 

The nations of France and Canada will both send official representatives as well.

 

The event marking the sestercentennial was inspired by a book co-authored  by Perin along with his wife Mary Broussard Perrin, and frequent collaborator Phil Comeau. Acadie: Then and Now is a people’s history of the Acadians told through 65 different articles. However, the book and forum are just two elements in a larger celebration of the anniversary called the Grande Reveil.

 

Perrin tells NoDef, “The word connotes the reawakening. It’s similar to reveillon dinners in New Orleans.”

 

The day is intended to provide a reminder of the past as well as the special role that Acadians still play. “Every group of Francophone that came to Louisiana assimilated except for one the Acadians,” Perrin says as he explains how the people completed transplanted their culture across the continent. “And, they fought for two hundred and fifty year to make sure that those efforts weren't in vain.”

 

Perrin notes that only one half of one percent of New Orleans residents indicated Cajun ancestry in the last census, yet the culture is ubiquitous. “It’s hard to walk through the French Quarter and not hear Cajun music, or see ads for Cajun food or culture. Clearly one of the facts that the non assimilation of the Acadians is a vital part of our tourist industry. It was not intended this way, but it is unintended effect. We didn’t become a Disneyland. Other groups came to North America to be Americas, but we did not. We are a culture that developed entirely in North America. It developed in Acadie and was transplanted to Louisiana. That benefits everyone. Tourists come to see a culture that has not become a Disneyland or a caricature of itself.”

 

Organizers were emphatic about the community support they have received including National Park Service; the Louisiana State Museum; Gregor Trumel the French Consul-Gen. of New Orleans; the French American Chamber of Commerce; Cajuns.com; Perrin & Associates Architects; the Boudreaux Family Association; CODOFIL-West Bank Chapter; CODOFIL; the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association; Andrepont Printing, Inc.; CAFA Inc., Good Old Cajun seasonings; Gerami Academy of Fine Arts; New Orleans Conventions and Tourist Bureau; the Acadian Memorial; Renaissance Cadienne; NAP; Festivals Acadiens et Creoles; and Louisiane-Acadie GRA2015.

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Contributors

Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt

Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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