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Defender Picks



October 4th

Anatomy of a Murder

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of the Halloween Classic Series


Gay Day at da Zoo

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.

Prideful adventure through the zoo


Saints v. Cowboys

Superdome, 7:30p.m.

Nola Saints take on Dallas Cowboys at home



Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.

World premier of this contemporary ballet


Taste The Rainbow

The AllWays Lounge, 9p.m.

Drag and burlesque presented by Dykeadence


October 5th

Mac McClelland

Tulane LBC, 8p.m.

Award-winning human rights journalist and author


In The Valley Below

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Also ft. The Moth & The Flame



Peace Officer

Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.

Documentary about police militarization and brutality


Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Sybil Haydel Morial’s memoir


Nikki Glaser

Freret St. Publiq House, 7p.m.

Comedian as a part of Hell Yest Fest



October 6th


Mardi Gras World, 8p.m.

Latch, Help Me Lose My Mind musicians



Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Flick about child assassins


Night Bus to the Afterlife

Columns Hotel, 7p.m.

Mortality and the Gulf South


Tommy Malone

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Nola native guitarist


Open Ears Music Series

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

This week ft. WATIV


October 7th


Champions Square, 8p.m.

English indie rock band


George Ezra

The Civic, 7:30p.m.

Also ft. Andrew Duhon


Brand New

UNO Lakefront Arena, 7:30p.m.

Alt-rock band from Long Island


Screwtape Letters

The Saenger, 8p.m.

Theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ novel


South Toward Home

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Travels in Southern Literature


October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

Company Burger, Cartes des Vins Combine Forces for Freret Pop-up

by Brad Rhines

The restaurant boom on Freret St. has come full circle, as the young restaurants have now been around just long enough to start opening establishments within themselves. Over the weekend, Dat Dog left some extra room for the NOLA Pie Guy. Just down the street, Company Burger will pair up with Magazine St. wine shop, Carte des Vins, for a wine-and-food fête tomorrow night called BTG.


Company Burger owner and chef Adam Biderman will be hosting his old friend Joe Briand, who manages the Magazine Street wine shop Carte Des Vins. Naming their venture after the food industry acronym for "By the Glass," the two want to bring a wine bar experience to Freret Street, where customers can explore new, interesting wines while snacking on creations from the kitchen. 


Biderman and Briand both made their bones at Herbsaint, where Biderman cooked and Briand waited tables before working his way up to an executive position managing the wine program for Chef Donald Link’s restaurant group.


Carte Des Vins gives Briand the chance to talk, taste, and sell wines, but it doesn’t allow him to actually spend time with the folks drinking and enjoying his wines. For his part, Biderman has been wildly successful at Company Burger, but the pop-up concept gives him the opportunity to branch out beyond burgers and get back to his upscale roots.


“Really, the whole idea,” Biderman told NoDef, “is to have a really cool, super-intense wine bar in the burger joint.”


Just don’t come expecting burgers, warns Biderman. He said the food will be “totally off-the-menu,” not exactly paired with the wines, but prepared to hit “certain notes,” like earthy flavors that might work well with a French white.


“The idea behind this is a bad-ass joint where you can come in and get a great glass of progressive French wine that may not be able to find anywhere else, be exposed to something different, have a fun time doing it, and then have a couple of things to eat,” said Biderman.


“There are very few rules,” he added. “The only rules are bad-ass wine, great food, fun people.”


While some pop-ups around town are operating on a regular weekly schedule, the Company Burger wine bar will be a little more sporadic. After the initial run on Tuesday, Biderman says they’ll try to figure out how to keep it going past the holidays and hope to open up twice a month or so for the near future.


The vino starts flowing at 7 p.m.

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