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MARDI

September 16th

Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped
Garden District Books, 6-7:30p.m.

Mississippi-born writer presents her new book

 

WYES Beatles Tribute
Tad Gormley Stadium, 7p.m.

All ages-tribute show ft. The Fab Four ($40)

 

Lydia Loveless
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Alt-country songwriter brings punk to honky tonk

 

Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.

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

 

Open Ears Music Series
Blue Nile, 10p.m.

This week ft. Rob Wagner's String Thing

MERCREDI

September 17th

Demi Lovato
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.

Former Disney star’s world tour comes to UNO ($28+)

 

Tin Men
d.b.a., 7p.m.

The world’s premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio

 

Kelcy Mae
BEATnik, 8p.m.

NOLA songwriter combines folk, Americana, bluegrass, and pop

 

Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

GHOUL, Black Anvil, Six Pack
Siberia, 10p.m.

Super-dark black metal and thrash metal ($10)

JEUDI

September 18th

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

This week ft. Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs and Colin Lake

 

Thursday Nights At Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden

This week ft. John Autin

 

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

This week ft. Edward David Anderson

 

Micah McKee and Little Maker
Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Folksy local singer-songwriter

 

Earth, King Dude
One Eyed Jacks, 7p.m.

Minimal instrumental and drone metal pioneers

 

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

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

 

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

 

The Noise Complaints
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Two-man NOLA rock’n’roll

 

Timecode:nola Premiere Party
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Filmmakers debut original shorts, each shot on one roll of Super 8 film

VENDREDI

September 19th

Music Under the Oaks
Audubon Park Newman Bandstand, 4:30-6p.m.

This week ft. Loyola Jazz Alumni Jam

 

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-10p.m.

Music by Cindy Scott and an outdoor screening of Sunset Boulevard

 

Makers: Women in Comedy
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
Part of a PBS series on women in historically male-dominated industries (free)

 

Concerts in the Courtyard
Historic N.O. Collection, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers ($10)

 

2014: A Strauss Odyssey
Mahalia Jackson Theatre, 7:30p.m.
LPO’s 2014-2015 season kicks off ft. soprano Susanna Phillips ($20-$99)

 

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

 

Tim and Eric
The Civic, 8p.m.
Adult Swim goofs bring their absurd comedy tour to NOLA ($40)

 

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 adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Local metal legend

 

Katey Red, Chilldren, Magnolia Rhome
Siberia, 9p.m.
Bounce night also ft. BJ So Cole, Da Danger Boyz, DJ Lil Man


Soul Sister’s 8th Annual Birthday Jam
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Ft. DJ Soul Sister and DJ Maseo of De La Soul

 

Debauche, Smoke n Bones
Maison, 10:30p.m.
Russian folk-punk and NOLA funk at Maison tonight

SAMEDI

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
.
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)

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Articles

Changing Gears with the Krewe of Bike-Us

Krewe of Thoth, Mid-City and Bacchus in Photos

Endymion in Review

4 Injured in Bourbon Street Shooting

Off-Route Pics

Rain in Forecast Brings Parade Schedule Shuffle

Krewe of Hermes, Le Krewe d'Etat in Photos

Flush with Carnival Spirit: New Handmade Throws from Tucks

Inside the Le Krewe d'Etat Dictator's Reading Room

Feed Me Something Mister!: A Guide to Parade Route Eats

Post Parade Concert Roundup, Vendredi Gras

Friday Parade Previews! D'Etat, Hermes, Morpheus

OPP Booking Bus Awaits Mardi Gras Miscreants

Muses, Chaos in Photos

Druids, Nyx in Photos

Captain's Log: Parade Prep with the Mystic Krewe of Nyx

Space Ball, Average Super Heroes on St. Claude

Social Fabric: Mardi Gras Krewe Costumes Through the Ages

Councilwoman Calls for Neutral Ground Crackdown

Cleaver & Co. Delivers on Route

Carnival Comeback: Druids, Nyx Roll Tonight

Gypsyphonic Remixes Mardi Gras

Box Seating: Mardi Gras Ladders on the Route

Carnival Captured: Photo Essay

King Cake Quest: The Results

Safe Drinking, DWI Enforcement

Hagar's House Costume Carnival

Carnival's First Weekend, Reviewed

G.W. Bailey, Ruby Bridges Among Celeb Krewe Riders

NoDef Hosts Public King Cake Quest at the Ogden

Re-vieux: Krewe du Vieux Photo Highlights

Cleopatra's Reign

King Cakes and Cakes for the King: Carnival Confections Embrace Tradition, Bacon

Krewe of Muses Float Riding Spot in ebay Auction

Cheeky Black Named Queen of Krewedelusion

Krewe du Vieux Comes Early and Often in 2013

Rolling Elvi Get All Shook Up at Howlin' Wolf

Mardi Gras Music for 12th Night

12th Bite: New Takes on King Cake

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Krewe du Vieux Shakedown Show

610 Stompers Bring Fresh Looks and New Moves to Headbanger's Ball

 

 

Parade Listing

SATURDAY, Jan. 19

Krewe du Vieux (6:00 PM, French Quarter and Marigny)

krewedelusion (7:00 PM, French Quarter and Marigny)

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 25

Krewe of Oshun (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:00 PM)

Krewe of Cleopatra (Uptown - St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 26

Krewe of Pontchartrain (Uptown - St. Charles route, 1:00 PM)

Krewe of Choctaw (Uptown-St. Charles route, 1:30 p.m.)

Knights of Sparta (Uptown - St. Charles route, 6:00 PM)

Krewe of Pygmalion (Uptown - St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)>

Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus (Marigny, 8:00 PM)

 

SUNDAY, Jan. 27

Krewe of Carrollton (Uptown - St. Charles route, Noon)

Krewe of King Arthur (Uptown - St. Charles route, 1:15 p.m.)

Mystic Krewe of Barkus (French Quarter, 2 p.m.)

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

Krewe of Alla (West Bank, Noon)

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 3

Super Bowl XLVII (Superdome, 6:00 PM)

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6

Krewe of Ancient Druids (Uptown - St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)

Krewe of Nyx (Uptown - St. Charles route, 7:00 PM)

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 

Knights of Babylon (Uptown-St. Charles route, 5:45 p.m.)

Krewe of Chaos (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)

Krewe of Muses (Uptown-St.Charles route, 6:30 PM)

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

Krewe of Hermes (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:00 PM) 

Le Krewe d'tEat (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)

Krewe of Morpheus (Uptown-St. Charles route, 7:00 PM)

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

Krewe of NOMTOC (West Bank, 10:45 a.m.)

Krewe of Iris (Uptown-St. Charles route, 11:00 AM)

Krewe of Tucks (Uptown-St. Charles route, Noon)

Krewe of Endymion (Mid-City, 4:30 p.m.)

 

SUNDAY, Feb. 10

Krewe of Okeanos (Uptown-St. Charles route, 11:00 AM)

Krewe of Mid-City (Uptown-St. Charles route, 11:45 a.m.)

Krewe of Thoth (Uptown-St. Charles route, Noon)

Box of Wine (St. Charles Ave., after Thoth) 

Krewe of Bacchus (Uptown-St. Charles route, 5:15 PM)

 

LUNDI GRAS, Feb. 11

Krewe of Proteus (Uptown-St. Charles route, 5:15 p.m.)

Krewe of Orpheus (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:00 p.m.)

 

MARDI GRAS, Feb. 12

Krewe of Bike-Us (Pal's Lounge, 6:30 a.m.)

Jefferson City Buzzards (Uptown, 6:45 a.m.)

Lyons Carnival Club (Uptown, 7 a.m.)

Mondo Kayo (Uptown, 7:45 a.m.) 

Corner Carnival Club (Second and Annunciation, 7 a.m.)

Pete Fountain's Half-Fast Walking Club (Uptown, 7:30 a.m.)

Zulu Social Aide and Pleasure Club (Uptown-Mid-City, 8:00 a.m.)>

Rex (Uptown, 10:00 AM)

Societe de Saint Anne (Marigny, 10:00 AM)

KOE (French Quarter, 10 a.m.)

Elks Orleanians, Crescent City Trucks (Uptown-St. Charles route, after Rex)

Krewe of Pal's (Pal's Lounge, 11 a.m.)

Full Grown Man Society (Marigny, Noon)

 

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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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Stephen Babcock