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March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

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Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington


The New Movement Kicks Midnight Mic Over to Stand-up Comics


by Emma Boyce

New Orleans has no shortage of funny characters. Still, aside from a chance performance here and there, New Orleanians have no regular standup scheduled to tickle their funny bone. Starting January 4, Marigny comedyplex The New Movement theater provides a little relief with standup shows every Friday at 11:59 pm.

 

 

The New Movement’s weekly Midnight Mic follows in the footsteps of their already successful weekly show Comedy Beast.  Hosted by Cyrus Cooper, Comedy Beast runs every Tuesday at 8:30 at the Howlin’ Wolf.

TNM Midnight Mic
All shows $5 unless otherwise noted
January 4: Block Party (Free)
January 11: The Real @ChrisTrew Show
January 18: Just Go With It
January 25: Pass the Mic
February 1: Pilot Night (Free)
February 15: Weird Sex Stories
February 22: Pass the Mic
March 1: Block Party (Free)
March 8: Diamonds are Forever
March 15: Pass the Mic
March 22: The Real @ChrisTrew Show
March 29: Megaphone Championship Wrestling


Retreating from the Wolf’s Den, Midnight Mic brings comedy back to the motherland, and into the heart of the Marigny (a Mecca for alternative anything) to The New Movement headquarters (1919 Burgundy).

 

“There’s a lot of great weekly standup shows, but there’s not a weekly series for alternative standup comedy.  [We’re] a weekly helm for alternative standup comedy,” said Chris Trew of the New Movement.

 

Midnight Mic kicks off with an open mic Block Party series, where amateurs and professionals alike can take the mic for a night of “anything goes.”  The following Friday, The Real @ChrisTrew Show takes the stage.

 

“It’s really like watching a public access show, but live,” Trew said of his own standup routine.  Trew describes his show as part game show, part public access, and part Internet.

 

Other nights like Just Go With It and Pass the Mic make standup a little more demanding.  Just Go With It combines standup comedy with different challenges, while Pass the Mic forces a selection of comics to improvise with each other on stage.

 

Some series will also feature recurring characters like Diamond, an unaccommodating talk show host who entertains local guests in Diamonds are Forever. Wrestling turns comedic in their new series Megaphone Championship Wrestling, and sex gets weird in Weird Sex Stories.

 

Perhaps the most exciting series, however, is Pilot Night, where emerging comedians perform their shows and possibly become part of The New Movement’s repertoire.

 

 

Trew said that TNM offers fellow comedians much needed access to the most important part of their routines—a venue.

 

“Standup comedians can get stage time almost every night of the week now. We're proud to be doing our part of providing an outlet,” said Trew.




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