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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



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



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


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


August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA


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


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

Broad Theater Discusses Women-Only Screening of 'Wonder Woman'

Art-house theater The Broad will join a handful of cinemas in America to offer a women-only screening of the new superhero film Wonder Woman. The Mid-City movie house spoke with NoDef about their decision to take part in the specialty screening, set to take place on Thursday (6.8). 


As The Broad’s ticketing portal noted, the 7PM show will be open to “all of our guests who identify as women. Refunds will be given for mistaken purchases, but men will be turned away for this show. Sorry dudes.” 


Across the country, participating theaters like the Alama Drafthouse branches in Austin and NYC have garnered some backlash from male moviegoers for the ‘exclusionary’ screening. For The Broad team, their involvement is a direct response to the New Orleans community.


“The sole reason,” explained Michael Domangue, manager at The Broad, “was the huge demand for it from our guests. We received dozens of calls and emails from women who wanted to experience something that no other theater in the city was willing to offer.” 


Though the Mid-City movie house has operated as one of the few theaters across the country to take part in such politically-charged cinema events as the human rights-focused film fest Patois and the international protest screening of 1984 in early April, Domangue insists, “this is not a statement screening.” He continued, "this is simply listening to our neighbors who asked for something special from us, and we are happy to deliver.” 


DC Comics’ Wonder Woman is the first female-led superhero movie in the modern cinematic era dominated by DC and Marvel universes, and follows a 75 year journey from the character’s comic book beginnings to the big screen. The most iconic depictions of the character include Lynda Carter’s portrayal in a 1970s television series and in several animated Justice League movies.  


The titular hero is played by Gal Gadot, an actress and former soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces. Before hopping aboard Wonder Woman's invisible plane, Gadot was known for her role in the Fast & Furious franchise, as well as parts in action-comedies Date Night, Knight and Day, and Keeping up with the Joneses. Gadot first picked up the golden lasso to play the role in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will reprise the character in the upcoming Justice League movie. 


In addition to the female-only audience on Thursday, The Broad has made plans for the entire theater staff to be made up of women as well, as they “helped make The Broad one of the best movie watching experiences in New Orleans.” Said Domangue, “we think that this screening is for them as well as our guests.” 


As of Friday (6.2), the nationwide opening day of Wonder Woman, the specialty screening had sold out. View additional showtimes and information here

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