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Today in New Orleans 5.30.13

Tonight, enjoy free in the Treme and Mid-City, plus a tribute show at this week’s Ogden After Hours event. Buttboy and Tigger is showing at the Elm Theatre, and there’s some experimental/prog on Toulouse. On this day in 1862, Union Admiral David Farragut captured Baton Rouge. Now, more to do this Thursday.


Jazz in the Park with Colin Lake and George Porter Jr. (Armstrong Park, 3pm-8pm)


Come to the Treme this afternoon, and enjoy slide guitar from lake while Porter funks up the bass. Old New Orleans Rum and NOLA Brewing will be serving the drinks, and sales from food and beverage vendors go towards People United for Armstrong Park.


Thursdays at Twilight (City Park’s Botanical Gardens, 5pm)


Tonight, singer/songwriter Lena Prima will play some tunes from her father, Louis Prima, as well as some of her original stuff. Enjoy mint juleps, wine, and beer while you dance along. Admission is $10.


Black Moth Super Rainbow with the Hood Internet (One Eyed Jacks, 7pm)


BMSR, an experimental band based of out Pittsburgh, is making a stop in New Orleans tonight. The Indie/Hip Hop mashup duo from the Hood Internet will open up the performance. Tonight is an EARLY SHOW, so don’t dilly dally after work. Tickets are $16.


The Adventures of Buttboy and Tigger (The Elm Theatre, 8pm)


Originally performed at a European Fringe Festival, director Joe Furnari’s play explores Internet hookups and detailed fantasies, as well as the complexities of human relationships.


Ogden After Hours: Tribute to Gary Hirstius (Ogden Museum, 6pm-8pm)


Local singer/songwriter Gary Hirstius died in his home last May, and tonight The Storyville Jazz Band (led by Bruce Hirstius), Kim Carson, Tommy Malone and Ray Ganacheau, Jim McCormick, The Junior Mays Band Reunion, and more will come together in memory of him. Elsa Hahne will also be at tonight’s event, signing copies of her book The Gravy: In the Kitchen with New Orleans Musicians. Admission is $10, free for Ogden members.


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