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July 28th

How We Got The Funk
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
UBW founder Jawole Zollar leads a social & historical dance class (donation)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Louise Michel
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Fired workers plot revenge in this 2008 French film

 

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
Midcity Theatre, 7:30
Episode IV retold in iambic pentameter

 

Daughters of Dolma
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Doc about daily lives of Tibetan Buddhist nuns

 

The Guru
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
With Fpoon and The Roses ($5)
 

MARDI

July 29th

Zephyrs vs. Iowa
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers
Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.
See Kermit at home in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

 

Comedy Beast
Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.
Free standup comedy show

 

Lions, Big Awesome, All People, Tare
Hey Cafe, 9p.m.
Community Record’s DIY Summer Bummer Fest, part 3 ($5)

 

Open Ears Music Series
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Ft. Trapper Keeper


Obama Thanks French President for New Orleans


French President Francois Hollande is keeping most of this week's state visit to the U.S. around the Potomac, but our own prez was sure to give a nod to the end of the Mississippi. During remarks at an arrival ceremony welcoming Hollande Tuesday, President Barack Obama thanked the French for New Orleans.

 

Speaking next to Hollande on the White House's South Lawn, Obama reflected on the U.S.-France relationship, "from a field in Yorktown to the beaches of Normandy to the mountains of Afghanistan."

 

Obama then ran down the more physical things that the U.S. can thank L'Hexagone for providing.

 

"This capital city, designed by (Pierre) L'Enfant," he said, speaking of Washington, D.C. "Our Statue of Liberty, a gift from France."

 

Then came our turn, indicating that perhaps First Lady Michelle Obama is still pushing for her dream trip.

 

"And something many Americans are especially grateful for, New Orleans and the French Quarter," Obama said.

 

Some laughter then emerged from the assembled crowd.

 

In the highly-choreographed activities of the state visit, New Orleans won't go unrepresented. Mayor Mitch flew to D.C. to attend a luncheon in honor of the French President that was hosted by Vice President Joe Biden. Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries were also expected to attend.

 

As for the food, the assembled guests also have New Orleans to thank:

 

 

While in D.C., Landrieu is also holding meetings on New Orleans' murder reduction strategy and the development of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport's new terminal, his office said. He will return to New Orleans on Wednesday.




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