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Prytania Theatre, 10AM
1933 sci-fi horror classic
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Marigny Opera House, 5PM
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Lord of the Rings burlesque
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NOLA-based Balkan band
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NOPD Announces 4/20 Sobriety Checkpoints
Attention all 4/20 revelers around town: the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced sobriety checkpoints to smoke out any offenders in Orleans Parish ahead of Thursday's notorious unofficial holiday.
The NOPD Traffic Division will be rolling out for patrol for a checkpoint between the hours of 9PM on April 20th and 5AM on April 21. By law, police are required to issue a public notice before setting up the sobriety stops. However, the Department is not required to reveal the locations (and they do not).
April 20 is revered around the world as the unofficial weed day for experienced smokers and novice tokers alike. Although a unanimous vote in March 2016 lessened the penalties for marijuana possession in the Crescent City, the reform is not complete. State laws still call for arrests, despite the fact that Mayor Landrieu signed into law Ordinance #31.148 which decriminalized marijuana possession in 2016 — which means that NOPD officers can issue fines at their own discretion.
No word if NOPD is implementing additional measures to detect marijuana usage, or if the sobriety tests are exclusive to alcohol consumption. Motorists on Thursday evening should expect minor delays and should travel with all documents, including proof of insurance and driver's license.
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