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MARDI

July 22nd

Josh Weil: The Great Glass Sea
Garden District Books, 6p.m.
Author’s new book is set in an alternative contemporary Russia

 

Life Itself
Chalmette Movies, 7:30p.m.
New doc about the life of critic Roger Ebert

 

James Wallace & the Naked Light, Julie Odell
Mudlark Theatre, 8p.m.
Sweetly folky pop from Nashville ($5)

 

A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Brooklyn-based shoegaze pop ($10)

 

Treme Brass Band
d.b.a., 9p.m.
The 6th Ward's brass band saunters over to Frenchmen

 

Rebirth Brass Band
Maple Leaf, 10p.m.
2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

MERCREDI

July 23rd

The Apartment
Prytania Theatre, 10a.m.
1960 classic inspired creators of Mad Men

 

Snowpiercer
Theatres at Canal Place, 7p.m.
N.O. Film Society presents Bong Joon-ho’s new film ($12.50)

 

Dave Hill, Fayard Lindsey
One Eyed Jacks, 8p.m.
Comedy presented by Hell Yes Fest ($15)

 

Dinky Tao Poetry
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 8p.m.
Weekly open poetry hour hosted by Jacob Dilson

 

Surrender the Fall, Artifas, Colossal Heads
Southport Hall, 8:30p.m.
Heavy rock out of Memphis ($10)

 

Peter Matthew Bauer, Ben Jones, Skyler Skelset
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Former bassist of The Walkmen ($10)
 

JEUDI

July 24th

Crescent City Farmers Market
3700 Orleans Ave., 3p.m.-7p.m.
Midcity edition of the city's prime local market

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. country rockers Pontchartrain Wrecks

 

Thursdays at Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden, 6p.m.
This week ft. Paul Sanchez ($10)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($15)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

20,000 Days On Earth
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Advance screening of the Nick Cave doc

 

Yojimbo, Down By Law
Joy Theatre, 7p.m.
Double feature worthy of the Criterion Collection

 

Coathangers, White Fang, Trampoline Team, Bottom Feeders
Siberia, 7p.m.
Feminist punk rockers at the early show ($8)

 

Reggae Night
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
Hosted by DJ T-Roy
 


Belle Chasse High School Student Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Up School


A Belle Chasse High School senior told police he was joking when he talked about shooting up the school on Friday and tying up a teacher. But the move landed him in jail, nonetheless. Leonard F. Jourdan III was arrested Monday by Plaquemines Parish deputies on Terrorizing charges after the 18-year-old high school senior's plans were overheard by a teacher and students during school hours, according to a news release from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office.

 

Jourdan allegedly threatened to shoot up the school on Fri., Dec. 21, because, in accordance with the Mayan calendar, he believes the world is coming to an end on that day. He then allegedly said he was going to tie up a teacher and slit her wrists because it seems like she doesn't like him.

 

When Sheriff's deputies were first alerted to Jourdan's threats, school was not in session. So, it was determined that there was no immediate threat to the school. Police later caught up with Jourdan, who was interviewed with his parents present. During questioning, Jourdan said he made the threats in a joking manner, according to the news release.

 

Johnson is currently being held in Belle Chasse Lockup. No bond has been set.




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