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April 17th

Jazz in the Park

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

This year’s free concert series kicks off with Fifth Ward Weebie, the Landry-Walker Marching Band, and Glen David Andrews  

 

Umphrey's McGee

Civic Theatre (7 p.m.)

with Lionize

 

Tuba Skinny

Ogden Museum (5:30 p.m.)

After Hours with food from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering, drinks, and more. Admission is $10  

 

Concerts in the Courtyard

Historic New Orleans Collection (6 p.m.)

French Quarter happy hour, with cocktails and music! This week, featuring the New Orleans Nightingales

 

The Breton Sound

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

with Pinkerton

 

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock n Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

Zydeco Night!

 

Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule (11 p.m.)

Brass band jam on Magazine Street!

Vendredi

April 18th

Sirens Album Release

Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)

With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more  

 

Uptown Get Down feat. Chicken George

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more

 

Ellis Marsalis Quartet

Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs  

 

Singin' in the Rain Screening

NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)

Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together  

 

YG

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour  

 

Guitar Lightnin' Lee

Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)

Bluesy New Orleans guitar   


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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