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DIMANCHE

April 30th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Final day of weekend one

 

Breakfest

Bayou Beer Garden, 9AM

The most important meal of the year

 

Movie Screening: The Invisible Man

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

1933 sci-fi horror classic

 

Dan TDM

Saenger Theatre, 3PM

YouTube superstar comes to town

 

Sunday Musical Meditation

Marigny Opera House, 5PM

Feat. guitarist and composer David Sigler

 

One Tease to Rule Them All

Eiffel Society, 7PM

Lord of the Rings burlesque

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM

Feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, plus a crawfish boil

 

Blato Zlato

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA-based Balkan band

 

What is a Motico? 

Zeitgeist Arts Center, 9PM

Helen Gillet presents Belgian avant garde films

LUNDI

May 1st

May Day Strike and March

Louis Armstrong Park, 1PM

A protest for freedom, jobs, justice, and sanctuary for all

 

Movie Screening: Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History

Peoples Health Jazz Market, 6:30PM

CNN presents event, with post-screening conversation with anchor Brooke Baldwin

 

WWOZ Piano Night

House of Blues, 7PM
Back to the roots

 

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues

Carver Club, 8PM

Treme club shifts its weekly show to the historic Carver Theatre

 

Poetry on Poets

Cafe Istanbul, 9:15PM

Evening of poetry with Chuck Perkins, plus live music

 

Brass-A-Holics

Blue Nile, 11PM

Famed brass all-stars play Frenchmen 

 

 

MARDI

May 2nd

Collison

Ernest N. Morial Cenvention Center 

Kick off day of tech conference

 

United Bakery Records Revue

Marigny Recording Studio, 3PM

First annual showcase of the label's artists

 

GiveNOLA Fest

Greater New Orleans Foundation, 4:30PM

Music from Irma Thomas, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Rebirth Brass Band

 

Tasting Tuesdays

343 Baronne St., 6:30PM

Chardonnay vs. Pinot Noir

 

Gojira

House of Blues, 7PM

Grammy-nominated French heavy metal 

 

Little Freddie King

Little Gem Saloon, 7:30PM

Stick around for Honey Island Swamp Band at 11PM

 

Neil Diamond

Smoothie King Center, 8PM

50th anniversary tour

 

The Mike Dillon Band

Siberia, 9PM

Feat. Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers

MERCREDI

May 3rd

Book Reading: Michael Fry

Octavia Books, 4:30PM

From "How to Be A Supervillain" 

 

Flower Crown Workshop

Freda, 6PM

Hosted by Pistil & Stamen Flower Farm and Studio

 

Pete Fountain Tribute

Music at the Mint, 7PM

Feat. Tim Laughlin

 

Erica Falls

The Sanctuary, 8PM

CD release show

 

Piano Summit

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Feat. Marcia Ball, Joe Krown, and Tom McDermott

 

The New Pornographers

Tipitina's, 8PM

In support of newest album 'Whiteout Conditions'

 

Pixies

Saenger Theatre, 8:30PM

Alt-rock icons

 

Piano Sessions Vol. 7

Blue Nile, 9PM

Feat. Ivan Neville

 

Twin Peaks

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Chrome Pony and Post Animal in support

 

New Breed Brass Band

Blue Nile, 11:55PM

Next generation NOLA brass

 

Tribute to Lee Dorsey

Pres Hall, 12AM

With Jon Cleary, Benny Bloom, & Friends

JEUDI

May 4th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Weekend two kicks off

 

May the 4th Be With You

Tubby & Coo's, 4PM

Star Wars party

 

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4PM

Russell Batiste and friends

 

Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered 

 

Cuba to Congo Square Throwdown

Ashé Cac, 6PM

Live music, DJs, and dance

 

Mike Dillon

The Music Box Village, 6:30PM

Punk rock percussion

 

Herbs & Rituals

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Class for women's health

 

Shorty Fest

House of Blues, 7:30PM

Benefit concert for his namesake foundation

 

AllNight Show 

The Historic Carver Theater, 8PM

Feat. Ian Neville, Nikki Glaspie, SSHH feat. Zak Starkey of The Who

 

Jurassic 5

The Howlin Wolf, 9PM

Feat. Blackalicious

 

Foundation of Funk

Republic NOLA, 9PM

Feat. George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste

 

Jazz: In and Out

Music at the Mint, 9PM

Live music to benefit the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp


New Orleans Film Fest Picks: 10.14.13


It might be Monday, but fortunately there are plenty of movies to see tonight. After a packed weekend, the New Orleans Film Festival continues with encores and more new offerings for the rest of the week. Today, the Fest is especially looking to cure the workweek blues, taking a look at horns, mixology and Calvin & Hobbes. There's also a look at Louisiana's disappearing coast Here's five picks from the Monday schedule.

 

Water Like Stone Southeast Louisianans is no stranger to talk about our disappearing Louisiana coastline, but pairing the talk with a trip down to a good fishing spot will always ensure that the conversation keeps going. This documentary enters the urgent conversation through Leeville, Louisiana, a fishing community that probably won't exist within a few decades if the land loss persists. (Prytania Theatre, Noon)

 

Brasslands New Orleans is no stranger to horns in the street, but one likely has to go to Serbia to find the largest concentration of trumpets per capita in a given weekend. This documentary heads to the village of Guca, which hosts one of the largest trumpet competitions in the world. The doc follows the NYC brass band Zlatne Uste as they represent the USA's first entry into the competition. (Prytania, 2 p.m.)

 

Hey Bartender Cocktails can provide plenty of motivation to quit your job, especially when there's prestige in being the person who makes them. This documentary takes a look at the beverage industry, with all of its pace and, of course, partying. Steve Schneider, Ann Tuennerman and others featured in the film will be around afterwards for a Q&A, and there will be a reception following the screening. Read local craft cocktail expert Rhiannon Enlil's review here.

 

They Glow in the Dark Former lovers Michael and Jim try to start over in New Orleans, moving to the Crescent City in the wake of the Federal Flood. With limited means and afflicted with HIV, the two try to make a living selling handmade dolls in the French Market. This Greek documentary follows the pair as they try to keep going in spite of it all. (Canal Place, 7:30 p.m.)

 

Dear Mr. Watterson The much-loved comic strip Calvin & Hobbes was active for 10 years, but remains a fan favorite. The man behind the funnies is Bill Watterson, who is living a quiet life in Ohio, and still refuses to license his characters. This documentary looks to find out how Watterson and his pen were able to connect with the comic-loving public at such a visceral level. (Chalmette Movies, 7 p.m.)

 

Magical Universe Continuing on the "Portrait of the Artist" track, this documentary takes a look at 88-year-old Al Carbee. The Maine artist creates dioramas using Barbie dolls, which are rarely seen outside of his house. The filmmaker befriended the artist, which is the point of entry into a look at how Carbee's creative mind works. (Canal Place, 6 p.m.)

 




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