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July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA


Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food


National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more


Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party


Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes


Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green


New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now


Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots



Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more


Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche


Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more


Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support


Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto



July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic


Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book


Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books


Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting


Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all


Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager


Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars


Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl


Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim


Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest


Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era



The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic

Fire Walk With the Prytania at Their David Lynch Retrospective

Twin Peaks fans, that gum you like is coming back in style. Over 25 years after David Lynch’s cult classic series ended, the much-anticipated new installment will premiere on Sunday, May 21st on Showtime. In honor of the revival, the Prytania Theatre will screen several of the director’s best known works during a four-week retrospective.


Kicking off the series is a weekend dedicated to late-night screenings of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, the prequel to Twin Peaks. For the uninformed, the original television series follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle Maclachlan), an enthusiast for criminal justice and damn good coffee, in his investigation of the murder of high school student Laura Palmer.


Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, released a year after the show ended in 1991, explores the last week of the homecoming queen’s life. The movie, as with the oft-surrealist show, drew on elements of humor and horror in equal measure, fitting in Lynch’s signature offbeat directorial style. Though it received mixed reviews upon its 1992 release, Fire Walk with Me gained a cult following over the years and has been reassessed as one of the standout works in Lynch’s filmography. The director himself has said that the film is integral to understanding the new series, which will premiere Sunday night. 


The films that follow in the Prytania’s retrospective keep in theme of Lynch’s directorial leanings into the world of neo-noir and surrealist perversions. 


Next weekend will be dedicated to one of Lynch’s finest works, the 1986 noir film Blue Velvet. Here, Maclachlan stars as a college student trying to solve the mystery of a severed human ear, as he is drawn into the lives of a desperate lounge singer (played by Isabella Rossellini) and her psychopathic lover (masterfully portrayed by Dennis Hopper). 


The brilliant if intentionally obtuse Mullholland Drive — the 2001 film which won Lynch prizes at Cannes, the César Awards, and in NY & LA film critics circles — will also be screened as part of the Prytania’s series. The film features several seemingly independent vignettes, with Naomi Watts (who joined the rebooted Twin Peaks cast) in the lead as an aspiring actress in the City of Angels. 


Of course, no Lynch retrospective would be complete without his first film, the 1977 black & white body horror film Eraserhead. In the forty years since its release, the film has become a fixture on the midnight movie circuit. 


Complete schedule below: 

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me — May 19, 20, 21

Blue Velvet — May 26, 27, 28

Mulholland Drive — June 2, 3, 4

Eraserhead — June 9, 10, 11

Friday and Saturday screenings will occur at midnight, while the Sunday night shows will start at 10PM. Tickets are available at the Prytania’s box office or at

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