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Defender Picks



June 23rd

Silk Screening Workshop

NOPL Youth Services, 2PM

Learn the ins and outs, ages 12-17


¡Que Calor!

Parleaux Beer Lab, 4PM

BBQ + Beer


Marvel Universe LIVE!

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Defending the universe against evil, of course


Redemption Family

Vintage Arts Center, 7PM
Celebrating the release of their newest album


Summer Solstice 2017

New Orleans Ballet Theatre, 8PM

The Dancers of NOLA in new light


Nick Name & The Valmonts

Banks St. Bar, 9:30PM

Plus Swingin Doors and Trash Night


Naughty Professor 

Tipitina's, 10PM

Album release party with a free concert at Tip's

Sam Price & The True Believers

Blue Nile, 10PM

With special guest, Robin Clabby


The Horrorist

Poor Boys Bar, 10PM

Plus Caffetine + DJ Mange



Techno Club, 10PM

A special edition of Disco Devils



June 24th

Arts Market

Palmer Park, 10AM

June edition of the monthly market


Maw Maw’s Brew Release

Brieux Carre, 11AM

Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association


Cajun Zydeco Festival

Louis Armstrong Park, 1130AM

An ever growing collection of great artists


Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn to grow veggies for cheap


Art & Flea Showcase

Sidney’s Saloon, 4PM

Art and goods for show and sale


NOLA Caribbean Festival

Central City BBQ, 5PM

Admiring the deep roots of the city


Island Vibes

14 Parishes, 11PM

Official Caribbean Fest after party


Mike Dillion Band

d.b.a., 11PM

Some vibraphone, some rants


June 25th


The Drifter, 12PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Tristan Dufrene, Otto


The Tangiers Combo

Bacchanal, 12PM

A mid-afternoon match made in heaven


Gentilly Stompers

Bamboulas, 1PM

Get jazzy with it


Book Signing

Garden District Book Shop, 2PM

Tanisha Jones, Mark of The Fallen


Moonshine Taste

Three Keys, 7PM

A POC Cabaret Series


Guy Fieri’s Rockin Road Show

Tips, 8PM

Feat. Cowboy Mouth


Sam Price & The True Believers

Chickie Wah Wah, 8PM

The final show


Unfortunate Side Effect

Banks St. Bar, 8PM

Plus Voodoo Wagon and Bad Mimosas


Girls Night Out

Rare Form NOLA, 9PM

A rare male revue show

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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