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Botanical Garden, 10AM
Art exhibit and sale en plein air
Alex Beard Studio, 5PM
Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening
Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM
Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle
Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM
Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party
New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM
Coastal scientist discusses his work
Smoothie King Center, 7PM
The Birds and the Mavs go head to head
Allways Lounge, 7PM
Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night
2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM
Cocktails for a cause
Saenger Theatre, 8PM
The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds"
Catahoula Hotel, 8PM
Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!
BJs in the Bywater, 8PM
Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo
Bar Redux, 9PM
NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts
Howlin Wolf, 10PM
Bronx hip hop comes south
Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM
Live art in the air
Ogden Museum, 6PM
Feat. Mia Borders
New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM
Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain
Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM
Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume
Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM
8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden
The Republlic, 7PM
Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show
Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM
DIY rock, pop, punk show
Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM
Joy Theater, 8PM
The Carver, 9PM
NOLA brass all-stars
Gasa Gasa, 9PM
Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support
Allways Lounge, 10:30PM
Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers
One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM
80s dance party
Diamonds & the Tough
College World Series--How It Works
Yesterday, the seeds and brackets were announced for the 2016 College World Series. We all know that the road to Omaha is long, but it’s also twisting with a hybrid of different tourney formats involved. So, NoDef is offering a quick primer as we prepare to watch five Louisiana teams compete for the big prize.
The competition begins with 64 D1 teams ranked and then split into 16 brackets for regionals. Within these groups, there are mini ranking (1-4) with the top team hosting the regional. LSU and ULL both hold said honor. In addition, the best eight squads are ranked as super seeds. These schools are distributed in such a way that they can not face one another in the first two rounds. It is important to note that the rankings set at the beginning tournament remain relevant all the way through Omaha.
The regionals will run from Friday, June 3, to Monday, June 6 (at the latest). This portion of the contest is double elimination which means that if one team loses twice, they are out of the tournament. The format of this section also means that some teams will be able to lock in victory early and garner an extra rest day.
The 16 winners of the regionals will advance to the next round, the super regionals. The super regionals are set up as straight best-of-three series. Te host team will be determined by the original rankings with the higher positioned team taking home field advantage. This means that if the super seeds advance they retain host privileges. (As far as Louisiana’s teams are concerned, LSU will is in line for a super regional, but the outlook for the other four teams is grim). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on Monday, June 6 at approximately 10p.m. (CST).
Eight teams will emerge from the super regionals and head to Omaha to play for all of the marbles. Based on the original rankings, the finalists are placed into two four-team groups. A new double elimination tourney is played in those groups. The group’s victors then face off in one final best of three series for the championship on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evenings. The 70th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 18, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.
All of the games will be televised.
Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Andrew Smith
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz