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Mercredi

January 28th

Gregory Alan Isakov

One Eyed Jacks, 8p.m.

Isakov’s will be playing songs from his new album “The Weatherman”

 

Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Another home game for the win!

 

Dial M for Murder

Prytania Theatre, Noon

Hitchcock thriller in 3D!

 

New Breed Brass Band

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

A new breed of local brass gets the party going on Frenchmen

 

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters

d.b.a., 10p.m.

This New Orleans bluesman often plays guitar with his teeth

 

Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Death metal bands unite in New Orleans ft. special guests

 

Mike Dillon

Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.

Gasa's resident percussionist plus Brian Haas and James Singleton

Jeudi

January 29th

St. Cecilia’s Asylym Chorus

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

Choral group welded through New Orleans eclectic music scene; $5

       

Jonathan Freilich

Ogden After Hours, 6p.m.

Hear the guitarist/composer play and speak at Thursday’s premier after hours event

 

Chrisette Michelle

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Grammy nominated singer for her album “Better” in 2013

 

Johnny Vidacovich

Maple Leaf, 12a.m.

Drumming sensation takes the stage with Mike Dillon and Brian Haas

 

 

Moth GrandSLAM Championship: 1

The Joy Theater, 7:30p.m.

Ten StorySLAM champs retell their tales to the theme “Fish Out of Water”

 

Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

d.b.a., 10p.m.

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux


Comic Con Vet Offers Survival Tips


by Megan Pearl

This February, in a city where a man needs little excuse to dress up like he’s from another universe, one convention gives him the ability to take costuming to another level. The 2014 Wizard World and New Orleans Comic Con kicks off at the Convention Center on Friday February 7, and lasts through Sunday, February 9. 

 

Comic Con veteran Sylvia Seal wrote a list of survival tips for this year on her blog Glisten While You Run. Those tips include buying your tickets early, arriving early and bringing cash.

 

“There is going to be an expo,” Seal Said. “So you could get that first edition comic book or a graphic novel you want. But you should have a budget because it’s exciting and you’ll want everything.”

 

Seal also recommends bringing cash because although there is an ATM in the convention center, the fee to withdraw is more than a usual fee.

 

Seal said she has been to about five Comic Cons, and she participates in the cosplay.

 

“I’m still working on my outfit but I do enjoy cosplay,” Seal said. “I’m a fan girl. I love science fiction.”

 

Seal said she loves Star Wars, and has dressed up as Princess Leia in the past.

 

“I’m still working on my costume for this year,” Seal said.

 

However, it’s more than just the typical costume one may think of for Halloween. Those invested in Comic Con cosplay know the history of their character and the universe in which that character exists.

 

Seal said she is most excited to see Matt Smith, who just finished his stint as Doctor Who, Stan Lee, who created some of the best known comic worlds, The Walking Dead characters, and Linda Hamilton from the Terminator.

 

Hopefully we’ll get some unique things to come home with. Autographs and photographs are a fee too. I would suggest buying photographs first.

 

Seal, a mother herself, advises parents to bring their children and let them dress up. It may be scary for them to see an alien, but for the most part it’s just good fun.

 

“It’s a family friendly event,” Seal said. “It’s our pop culture event and I hope to see everyone there.”




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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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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock