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MERCREDI

August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint

 

The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health

 

Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert

 

Trainspotting

Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece

 

Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show

 

Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party

JEUDI

August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ

 

Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film

 

Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band

 

Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group

 

Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman

VENDREDI

August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

Feat. The Pfister Sisters

 

Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels

 

More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets

 

Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne

 

Drive-In On the Patio

Bar Redux, 9PM

Campy and cool movies, The Wasp Woman, Attack of the Giant Leeches, and The Giant Gila Monster

 

Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers

SAMEDI

August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments

 

New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head

 

Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series

 

Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers

 

Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace


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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