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September 20th

Pratik Patel of the African Wildlife Trust
Audubon Zoo, 6p.m.
Tanzanian wildlife official speaks on conservation

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adaption of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Joy Theater, 9p.m.
A New Orleans legend returns home from tour

 

Afghan Whigs
Civic, 9p.m.
Cincinnati alt rockers return with their first new album in a decade ($30)

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Other Planets
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Get lost with this Grammy-nominated Cajun band

 

Black & Gold Kick Off Party
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Celebrate Saints season with Dumpstaphunk, Good Enough For Good Times, & Gypsyphonic Disko ($17)

 

Merchandise
Siberia, 10p.m.
Tampa post-punk; playing with Direct Attack, Heat Dust, TV-MA ($8)

 

Siren Sea
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Independent pop duo from Dallas ($5)

 

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Trombonist "Big Sam" Williams leads this municipality of Who Dat Nation

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
d.b.a., 11p.m.

Experience the brass band that locals love ($10)

 

Debauche
Carrollton Station, 11p.m.
NOLA’s only Russian Mafia band play a late-night show Uptown

DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
Experience the brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)


Easter Sunday Second Line with the Pigeon Town Steppers


The French Quarter isn't the only place that will be steppin' out in its Easter finest on Sunday. Uptown starts its own party at 1 p.m. at the famed Maple Leaf Bar, when the Original Pigeon Town Steppers Social Aide and Pleasure Club will be coming out for their annual Easter Sunday second line. Click through to view the route:

 

Founded in 1994, the Club has grown into a highlight of the second line calendar. This year's theme is "All Eyes on Me," with Erroll Jerome and April Lewis reigning as King and Queen. Here's their celebratory path:

 

START: Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St.) Continue down Oak St. to General Ogden St. Turn right on General Ogden to Willow St.

 

STOP: Walter's Lounge. Continue down Willow to Carrollton Ave. Left on Carrollton to Birch St. Right on Birch to Adam St. Left on Adam to Hickory St.

 

STOP: Adam St. Development Center. Continue down Hickory St. to Broadway St. Turn right on Broadway to Fig St.

 

STOP: Broadway Lounge. (Toast King & Queen). Continue down Broadway to Walmsley Ave. Right on Walmsley to Carrollton. Left on Carrollton to Apple St. Right on Apple to Monroe.

 

STOP: E&C Lounge. Continue down Monroe St. to Nelson St. Turn left on Nelson to Leondias St. Turn right on Leondias to Cohn St. Left on Cohn to Joliet St. Left on Jolie to Spruce St.

 

STOP: Blue Flame Lounge. Continue down Spruce St. to Eagle St.

 

STOP: Sista Sista Bar & Lounge. Continue down Eagle St. to Hickory St. Turn left on Hickory to Monroe St. Right on Monroe to Birch St.

 

DISBAND: Circoc Bar, Monroe and Birch St.




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