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DIMANCHE

August 20th

Captain Blood

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

Classic swashbucklin' flick starring Errol Flynn

 

Zulu Annual Sonny "Jim" Poole Picnic

City Park, 10AM

Contests for coconuts, BBQ, umbrellas, t-shirts, golf shirts and more

 

Love Letters

Little Gem Saloon, 5PM

Play about first loves and second chances

 

New Moon Women's Circle

Rosalie Apothecary, 6PM

Special solar eclipse themed circle

 

RC and the Gritz

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Erykah Badu's band, plus Khris Royal

 

The Max Tribe

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Gools, Killer Dale, Jack Rabbit

 

Stripped into Submission

Hi-Ho Lunge, 10PM

Kink-themed burlesque 

LUNDI

August 21st

Solar Eclipse Paddle

Canoe and Trail Adventures, 10:30AM

Explore the swamps and bayou during the eclipse

 

Energy Clearing Class

Swan River Yoga Mandir, 7:30PM

Solar eclipse reiki course to clear your self

 

Monday Night Massacre

Rare Form, 8PM

Feat. Phantom of Paradise and Cannibal The Musical

 

Betty Who

Republic NOLA, 9PM

90's tinged Aussie artist, feat. Geographer

 

Knockout

The New Movement, 9:30PM

Battle of the funniest 

 

Instant Opus

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Feat. Eric Bloom, Russell Batiste, David Torkanowsky, Chris Severin

MARDI

August 22nd

Murder Ballads

Euclid Records, 5PM

Book signing with Dan Auerbach and Gabe Soria

 

DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Fermented dairies, like kefire, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and more

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Galactic drummer's side project

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9PM

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters

 
 

MERCREDI

August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint

 

The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health

 

Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert

 

Trainspotting

Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece

 

Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show

 

Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party

JEUDI

August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ

 

Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film

 

Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band

 

Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group

 

Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman

VENDREDI

August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

Feat. The Pfister Sisters

 

Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels

 

More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets

 

Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne

 

Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers

SAMEDI

August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments

 

New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head

 

Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series

 

Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers

 

Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace


LASEN Lagniappe


Temperatures are dropping, but the Louisiana Senate Race is continuing to heat up as Election Day draws near. Colonel Rob Maness (ret.) is picking up some national names. Senator Mary Landrieu is acting Senatorial. Congressmen Cassidy is fighting flack for an attack ad. National groups are gearing up for the runoff, and even the silent senator from Metrie is getting involved.

 

Palin Time

Maness already has an endorsement from Sarah Palin. Now, the Tea Party darling is ditching Alaska for warmer environs. Palin joined Maness at one of his #OneOfUs campaign rallies today. Palin was warmly welcomed by sizable crowd at Restaurant des Familles in Crown Point.

 

RedState Gets Involved with a Purple State

Popular conservative blogger, Erick Erickson of RedState.com endorsed the Colonel as well. In an editorial, he wrote, “Both Cassidy and Landrieu are creatures of Washington, D.C. Hell, Landrieu is routinely cited as a Washington, D.C. resident. Cassidy too is a creature of Washington.” The right wing firebrand continued, “This is going to be a tough fight, but Rob continues to show improvement in the polls and Cassidy continues to decline. Cassidy is a poor candidate and, given the NRSC's track record, likely to lose to Landrieu.”

 

Vitter's Voice

The junior senator from Louisiana has stayed out of the race for the most part. However, this weekend, Senator David Vitter put a toe into the water. National anti-abortion advocacy group, the Susan B. Anthony List announced that Vitter will be joining their effort to campaign against Landrieu based on her pro-choice record.

 

“We’ve been making huge strides towards changing hearts and minds in the U.S. Senate about the importance of protecting the unborn, but my colleague Mary Landrieu has voted for taxpayer funding of abortion, against conscience rights, and won’t support a common-sense limit on abortion after 5 months – when the child can feel intense pain,” said Vitter.

 

Going Green

Landrieu will be in New Orleans on Monday to open a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling plant owned by the Metro Services Group. She will be joined at the ribbon cutting by Councilmember James Gray and Representative Cedric Richmond. A statement from Metro Services touts the new facility as green, highlighting reduced noise and emissions as well as increased cleanliness.

 

Fact Check Hat Trick

Cassidy’s most recent attack had continues to draw fire for falsehoods. The television spot accuses Landrieu of voting to fund benefits for illegal immigrants at the cost of cuts to veterans benefits. In fact, it appears that the choice was not binary, and Cassidy actually voted the same as Landrieu on the policies in question. 

The advertisement earned a rare trifecta of negatives from the nation’s top three fact checking authorities. Politifact gives the piece a rare “Pants on Fire Rating.” factcheck.org rates the ad “false.” The Washington Post assigned it a superlative “Four Pinocchios.”

 

GOP Groups Prepping for Runoff.

In an excellent piece, Anna Palmer and Manu Raju at Politico report that national Republican PACS are buying up air time after Election Day in an anticipation of a second vote. They write:

Republicans have made concrete plans with the National Republican Senatorial Committee already reserving $3.4 million in TV time for the Louisiana runoff, while the conservative outside group Freedom Partners has booked an additional $1.5 million for a potential post-Election Day affair, according to sources familiar with the matter. Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS has $2.1 million reserved in the state starting Oct. 7.

“Whether the outcome is decided in November or December, we are committed to defeating Mary Landrieu,” said Crossroads spokesman Paul Lindsay.

 




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