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Defender Picks



October 7th


Champions Square, 8p.m.

English indie rock band


George Ezra

The Civic, 7:30p.m.

Also ft. Andrew Duhon


Brand New

UNO Lakefront Arena, 7:30p.m.

Alt-rock band from Long Island


Screwtape Letters

The Saenger, 8p.m.

Theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ novel


South Toward Home

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Travels in Southern Literature


October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

The New Orleans Loving Festival Continues This Week

Across the country, Tuesday is Loving Day. But here in New Orleans, we have a full slate of activities surrounding the celebration of the famed 1967 Supreme Court decision that banished laws against mutiracial marriages. So, the celebration is referred to as a festival. A series of film screenings and live prose focused on multiracial identity have already sprouted up around the city. But with the big day still not yet arrived, there's more on tap this week.


On Tuesday, the Festival will host a free screening of The Loving Story, which chronicles the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision in a documentary called The Loving Story. The doc tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who married in the District of Columbia to escape a Virginia ban on marriages between white and non-white people. On return to Virginia, they were charged with violating the statue, but their case eventually ended up in front of the Supreme Court. The film screening is slated for the Ashe Cultural Center, and starts at 7:10 p.m. It will be immediately followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Nancy Buirsky, via Skype.


On Wednesday, the festival will offer some Loving Lagniappe, with a screening of What's on Your Plate? This doc follows two multiracial inner-city girls who explore their place in the food chain. The pair make stops at school cafeterias, fast food chains and other spots to ask questions about where their food comes from, and how it gets to their plate. This screening is at Cafe Istanbul, and begins at 7 p.m. It's presented in coordination with the New Orleans Food Co-op's Member Appreciation Day.


After that, the city is free to go back to its regurlarly scheduled loving.

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