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Vendredi

March 6th

Six Years of Beers

NOLA Brewing Co, 5:30p.m.

Release of the 6th Anniversary Ale (a sour ale this year) ft. music with Tauk, Gravity A, New Orleans Suspects

 

Gogol Bordello

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Gypsy Punk band from the Lower East Side

 

Francisco Goldman

Tulane Auditorium, 6p.m.

Academic all-star chats about Interior Circuit

 

Celtics v. Pelicans

SKC, 7p.m

 

Mario Cart Challenge

Republic, Doors 10p.m., free before 12 w/ college ID

Multiple N64s set up for the annual Mario Kart Challenge - compete to win a section and bottle of booze; music by DJ G

Samedi

March 7th

Julia Street

Monthly art crawl, 6-9p.m.

 

Haiku With Ghosts

Foundation Gallery, 6-10p.m.

Opening reception for Demond Matsuo’s new show

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 1 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

 

Jim Roche: Culture Mechanic

Ogden, 6p.m.

Opening of acclaimed retrospective

 

Grizzlies v. Pelicans

SKC, 6p.m.

 

Katt Williams

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Popular comedian on his Born Again...Again tour

 

Tank and the Bangas

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Local spoken wordsmiths exude creativity through song

Dimanche

March 8th

Tobymac, Mandisa, & Capital Kings

Saenger Theater, 7p.m.

Grammy Award Winners on tour w/ electronic pop duo the Capital Kings

 

Bo Burnham (Sold Out)

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Wunderkind comedian wombed on the web

 

Glen David Andrews

Botanical Gardens, 4p.m.

Party in the Garden with Andrews and Swamp Donkeys

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 2 of music, food and fun at the zoo!


City Putt (PHOTOS)

City Park Set to Cut Ribbon on New Miniature Golf Course



For almost a year, City Park patrons have been watching the construction site across from Storyland and waiting with eager anticipation for the opening of the park’s newest attraction, a miniature golf course. 

 

Their wait is now coming to an end as the two course, 36-hole and 100% ADA accessible ‘City Putt’ is now ready to open its gates on May 24th, just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend.

 

“This is a very exciting course, it’s definitely not your parents put-putt,” said John Hopper, City Park’s Chief Development Officer.

 

The two courses are 18-holes each and carry two distinct themes, one focused on cultural themes from the state of Louisiana and one on New Orleans, featuring the iconic streets and city staples.  The grounds and greens will feature lots of landscaping, flowing water and water features (or hazards if you will on some holes.)  Holes bear names of New Orleans streets and Louisiana landmarks, displayed in traditional New Orleans street tile and as Hopper explains; “We snuck a little learning in along the way…like you can find out exactly how Magazine Street got its name.”

 

The courses themselves are said to be challenging and fun, suitable for the full skills scope of putt-putters, from amateur to professional (yes, there are actually mini-golf leagues out there).  There are clever tricks and different approaches to each hole; one hole in particular will whisk your ball down stream if you happen to hit it off course, so keep an eye out for those water hazards.

 

This year-round putt-putt playland will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am to 10pm, with last call for rentals at 9pm.  Admission is a wallet-friendly adult price of $8 bucks and kids for $6 for one course, with an option to do both for $4 more.  The City Putt Clubhouse features two party rooms for birthdays and corporate events, and Hopper says the phones are already ringing with reservations.

 

“My guess is that this is going to be a very popular attraction, it’s the only course in town and a great place for parties and I also see a lot of dates taking place here.  Many memories will be cemented at City Putt,” said Hopper.

 

For the official ribbon-cutting, head over to City Park on May 24th at 10am for free popcorn and Arnold Palmers and be one of the first to grace the greens on City Putt’s inaugural day.  For more information, visit the City Park website at www.neworleanscitypark.com

 

Photos via City Park

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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

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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Stephen Babcock