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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 


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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