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MARDI

September 23rd

Crescent City Farmers Market
Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Michael Rubin: The Cottoncrest Curse
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author’s new mystery, set on a Louisiana plantation

 

Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns
Spotted Cat, 6.p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist

 

Peter Abadie: Green in Judgement Cold in Blood
Garden District Books, 6-7:30p.m.
Abadie’s latest is about the motivations of assassins 

 

Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.

Moore, Singleton, and Torkanowsky play Frenchmen on Tuesdays in September ($15)

 

Die Rotzz, Planchettes, Fez, Liquor and Lies
Siberia, 10p.m.
NOLA garage punk rock & roll ($5)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

Ft. Interior Decorating, Mystery Girl, Shock Patina, The Noise Complaints

MERCREDI

September 24th

6x6: Six 10-Minute Plays
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

A staged reading perfect for short attention spans

 

Richard Buckner, HAWN
BEATnik, 8p.m.

California singer-songwriter

 

Walter “Wolfman” Washington
d.b.a., 10 p.m.
Fiery blues on Frenchmen every week

 

Felice Brothers
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New York-based folk rock band, plus Spirit Family Reunion ($15)

 

Horse Thief
Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Psychedelic folk rock on tour from Oklahoma City ($5)

JEUDI

September 25th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.

This week ft. Russell Batiste and Friends, Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, Mike Soulman Baptiste

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Tim Laughlin and The New Orleans Review launch party

 

Emery Van Hook Sonnier: “Food as Medicine”
New Orleans Athletic Club, 7p.m.
Associate Director of famers’ market org discusses merits of eating local

 

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

 

N.O. Horror Film Festival
Indywood, 9p.m.

Tonight: opening party. Past films screen at 7

 

The Geraniums
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Moody local rock foursome ($5)

 

Rue Fiya
Maison, 10p.m.
Feel-good music with influence “from Afro-Funk to Zydeco”

 

Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, 5th Ward Weebie
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Bounce all-stars celebrate Q93's DJ Ro’s Birthday

VENDREDI

September 26th

N.O. Horror Film Festival
Indywood, beginning 6p.m.

Tonight: shorts at 6, Savageland at 8, All American Horror at 10

 

Love in the Garden
NOMA, beginning 7p.m.

Fall gala includes a patron party, garden party, and late-night party

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

David Gray
Saenger Theatre
British alternative singer-songwriter ($40+)

 

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

 

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

 

Jungle, Beaty Heart
Republic, 9p.m.
London-based electronica funk ($18)

 

N.O. Beard and Mustache Championships
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Grow ‘em and show ‘em! ($15)

 

Roadkill Ghost Choir, The Eastern Sea
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.
Americana folk-rock from Deland, FL and Austin, TX ($9)

 

Flow Tribe
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
The next generation of New Orleans funk bands

SAMEDI

September 27th

Smithsonian Museum Day
Various museums, all day
16 local institutions offer free admission today

 

Blaze
Historic N.O. Collection, 10:30a.m.
Starring Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, and Jerry Hardin

 

N.O. Horror Film Festival
Indywood, beginning 12p.m.
Tonight: shorts at noon, Chrysalis at 2, The Perfect at 5, Tales of Poe at 7, & awards

 

Back to the Future
St. Patrick Park (4700 Baudin St.), sundown
N.O. Film Society presents Moonlight Movies

 

An Iliad
CAC, 7:30p.m.
Tony-winning actor Denis O’Hare retells Homer’s epic poem ($40)

 

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

 

1964: The Tribute
Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.
The world’s best Beatles tribute, according to Rolling Stone ($39+)

 

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

 

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

 

The Airborne Toxic Event
Civic, 8p.m.
LA-based indie band known for exciting live shows ($20)

 

Odesza, Ambassadeurs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Seattle ambient electronic music duo & DJ from Brighton, UK

 

John Mooney
Carrollton Station, 10p.m.
Blues and funk slide guitarist plays Uptown

 

Earphunk
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Local jam band’s CD release party ($14)

 

Papa Mali
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter of the swamp draws from jazz, blues, & reggae ($10)

DIMANCHE

September 28th

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 (final performance)

 

Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys
AT&T Stadium, 7:30p.m.
Night game. Geaux Saints!

 

An Iliad
CAC, 7:30p.m.
Tony-winning actor Denis O’Hare retells Homer’s epic poem ($40)

 

The Bad Plus
One Eyed Jacks, 8p.m.
Jazz trio from Minneapolis, Minnesota ($25)

 

Less Is More
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Michigan-based folk pop ($5)

 

Smiley Ricks
d.b.a., 10p.m.
The chief leads Mardi Gras Indian practice on Frenchmen tonight (free)

 

KRS-One, Truth Universal, Marcel P. Black
Maison, 10p.m.
Bronx-based creator of conscious hip-hop since 1984


Healing Center Unwrapped

Inside a St. Claude Ave. Development



Ian Hoch turns in a dispatch and pictures from the forthcoming New Orleans Healing Center.

 

For decades, an empty Universal Furniture dominated the block of St Claude Ave. between St. Roch and Spain Sts. A boxy leftover from the dark ages of mid-century American architecture, the iconic-if-hideous diamond pattern facade concealed a trio of 19th-century buildings from the street. Sensing that the St Claude corridor, like Uptown's Freret. St., was ready for some new blood, developer Pres Kabacoff conspired with Vodou Priestess Sallie Ann Glassman to re-invent the space into something both useful and beautiful.
 

After delivering the Bywater Art Lofts, American Can Company, River Garden and many more developments, Kabacoff is now mighty close to cutting the ribbon on the 55,000 square foot New Orleans Healing Center, which will have Louisiana's first co-operative grocery store at its nucleus. The New Orleans Food Co-op will sell feel-good food that comes from local producers in a sustainable manner, and should be a significant draw for shoppers at all income levels seeking a source of healthy natural foods in the downriver 'food desert.'
 

Beyond the community grocery store, residents can look forward to taking classes at the Street University, where just about anyone who wants to can use nice new classroom space to teach any kind of course they like so long as it fits the Healing Center's mission of fulfilling and empowering the individual and the community by providing services and programs promoting physical, nutritional, emotional, intellectual, environmental and spiritual well-being (whew!). You could come in one day for a group discussion about violence in the community and be back the next day for a collegiate-style lecture about Louisiana history.
 

Priestess Glassman's Vodou shop, "Island of Salvation," is already stocked up with herbs, oils, candles, and Vodou art. The famed Maple St. Book Shop will be 'fighting the stupids' from a new location inside the Center. There is a cabaret-style performance hall, dine-in organic restaurant with juice barWild Lotus Yoga studios, street-level retail space and much more all waiting to be filled with goods and people.  In its current empty state, the star of the show is the building itself, which reminds this author vaguely of the Cloud City of Bespin from the remastered Empire Strikes Back with its natural light features and honeycomb-like floor plan.


The Healing Center is aiming for a mid-June opening, but there is still a portion of the project's financing that hasn't quite made it into the checking accounts. While you wait, you'll want to look into becoming a member of the Food Co-op; in addition to becoming part owner and earning voting rights in Co-op elections, you'll save 5% on groceries and get discounts from other businesses in the complex. And if someone from the Healing Center comes to your door asking for support on their petition to get a liquor license, don't object - that's all part of the nutritional wellness mission. 

 

Take a look at Ian's pictures of the Center below. To see descriptions, make the slideshow full screen, and click on the "Show Info"  button in the top right corner.


 

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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Listings Editor

Anna Gaca

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock