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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (5:00PM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (6:00PM-9:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs with live music by Flow Tribe
Zephyr Field (7:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
One Eyed Jacks (7:30)
Sketchy Characters Productions brings you a comedy sketch and web series that plays off the madness of the French Quarter
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
The Little Gem Saloon (8:00 PM)
The fourth evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Rock around Lee Circle tonight
Eyes on Isaac
City on 'High Alert' as Tropical Storm Heads into the Gulf
With a Hurricane Warning declared for most of Southeast Louisiana late this afternoon, New Orleans moved into "High Alert" mode Sunday afternoon as Cone of Uncertainty re-entered our vocabulary and Rouses started piling up gallons of water. Before the day was out, Bobby Jindal was spotted inside the state. To officially welcome the anxiety, Mayor Mitch called a press conference where he declared a state of emergency, and ran down precautions the City is taking. Here's a play-by-play:
3:08 That's a wrap. There will probably be another press conference tomorrow morning to address school closings and further prep, unless anything changes dramatically. Stay with NoDef more as the storm continues to develop. The 4 p.m. cone of uncertainty pushed to the west yet again, centering over the La.-Mississippi border. But the forecast remains uncertain as the storm has not yet developed into a hurricane, according to the National Weather Service To get text alerts from the city, sign up at ready.nola.gov
3:07 First evacuations reported: As the Mayor was speaking, a missive came across the wires saying that the Fair Grounds is evacuating quarter horses out of the barns who are in town for the current season, and cancelling this week's races. We assume the ostriches and camels already made it out.
3:06 Fleming asked if he has any concerns. "My one concern is that people don't listen to the mayor," he says.
3:05 Question time! An evacuation is not expected, but you should be prepared to respond if it is called. Mayor Mitch says, "If you're called upon to leave, you should leave."
3:04 Mayor Mitch is ready to wrap, but Jackie Clarkson is chit-chatting on the side. The mayor waits for her to stop, elementary school style. Clarkson chit chatting in side convo. Mitch stops, and waits for her to finish like an elementary school teacher. "Help your fellow citizens walk through what is going to be a difficult couple of days," he says.
3:01 Stacy Head: "You've received great advice. Hopefully you will heed it," she says. She also wants us to say a prayer that this is a dress rehearsal for the future.
3:00 Now Ed Fleming from the Corps: He talks about the storm triggering the closing of flood protection gates. He also talks about the saltwater wedge. He says the effects on the salt will be minimal, even if it is a major storm. The saltwater wedge will not threaten New Orleans, he says.
2:59 Serpas reminds everyone that 911 is for emergencies only. Parent, the NOPD Chief, says to be mindful when using candles and generators.
2:57 Sheriff Marlin Gusman says some inmates in the temporary areas will have to be moved starting tomorrow.
2:56 It's Sneed time. In his first sentence he uses the terms: assets, maneuver and fully operational. He gets in a plug for ready.nola.gov. He's done in 30 seconds, completely military style.
2:55 Mitch says to use 311 to report a pothole instead of 911. "This is not an emergency!" he says. Also, for those wondering we're currently at H-34, which means if the storm continues to track towards us it's 34 hours away.
2:54 Neither the convention center nor Superdome will be used as a shelter of last resort. Evacuation plans are in place to get everybody out.
2:53 Stacy Head looks a little nervous. She is also nodding a lot. A horizontal-striped dress highlights the fact that her style is also trending towards the avant garde lately.
2:52 Tomorrow night, citizens will be able to park on the neutral ground. The airport is operational, but remains in communication to airlines.
2:51 The District D budget forum is canceled. It will be rescheduled, so it looks like they won't need to hold their own.
2:50 Mitch has said event more than a dozen times. He warns to board up your windows and doors, and think about how you're going to spend some time without power and water.
2:49 p.m. Mayor says the City expects the storm will gain hurricane strength. "It's important that we as a region stay together and stay focused," he says. It's important to get in battle rhythym, he says. The city is going to act as though we are expecting hurricane force winds, Landrieu says.
2:48 The press conference begins. The mayor reels off a long list of people he's talked to in terms of making preparations. He says he senses the high level of anxiety, and points out the irony that the storm is supposed to make landfall on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Anxiety causes preparation, and that's good, he says. Jackie Clarkson shows up, late as usual.
2:47 During setup, the mayor asks if Jackie Clarkson is in the house. Stacy Head says she's the City Council president now. She laughs at her own joke. "And don't forget it," she says.
2:45 p.m. The usual suspects for a weather event presser are present and accounted for. Most everyone is dressed casual, as though it were indeed a Sunday press conference. Landrieu is joined by Homeland Security Chief Col. Jerry Sneed, NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas, NOFD Chief Charles Parent, local Corps of Engineers head Ed Fleming, Deputy Mayor Cedric Green, health commissioner Dr. Karen DeSalvo, and representatives from levee districts on both sides of the river, Entergy and Louis Armstrong Airport.
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