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Vendredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas

Mid-City Theater, 8p.m.

A holiday play complete with speed dating and snuggies

 

Kool and the Gang, Cheap Trick

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Music with legends to kick off 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

 

Shotgun Cinema Turns One

Freeport Auditorium at the CAC, 7p.m.

Screenings of Night Moves & Monsieur Hulot's Holiday; $7 each

 

Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

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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