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Defender Picks



March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"


Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop


Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness



The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music


Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees


Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke


Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia


Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk


Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM


March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air


Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening


Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle


Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 


Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work


Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head


Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night


They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause


Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 


Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!


Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo


Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south



March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders


Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain


Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume


An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden


RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show


Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show


The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock


Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret


Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars


Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support


Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers


Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party


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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