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Cafe Instanbul (7:00 PM)
A Japanese film about a teenager’s strange venture into a haunted house
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00 PM)
King James & the Special Men
Charmaine Neville Band
New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center (7:30PM)
Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, and Alexander Skargard star in the film, an adaptation of Henry James' novella of the same name
8301 Olive Street (6:00 PM)
Honey Island Swamp Band Trio with Alvin Youngblood Hart will play at the fourth annual celebration of the farmer’s market, with proceeds to go to kid’s farm education programs
Today in New Orleans: 7.29.12
Today, Tales of the Cocktail and the International Piano Competition close out, and the 14th Annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony throws down in Central City Plus, there's Cajun music at Tip’s, heavy blues on Frenchmen, and storytelling in the Marigny. On this day in history, 156 Acadians aboard Le Bon Papa arrived at Lafourche after 80 days at sea, late jazz trombonist Albert Wynn was born in New Olreans (1907), honky tonk singer Webb Pierce recorded his #1 country hit “Back Street Affair for the Decca label in (1952) Now back to today:
Tales of the Cocktail (citywide, all day) Today is the last day of the 10th annual festival, which brings mixologists from around the world to New Orleans for five days of cocktails, cuisine, seminars, tasting rooms, competitions and showcases. The final day’s schedule includes Tales of the Honey Island starts at the front steps of Hotel Monteleone (11:45am-5:30pm), Mr. Salerno Swimsuit Competition at the pool in Hotel Monteleone (12:00pm-2:00pm), Urban Farm Tour starts at the front steps of Hotel Monteleone (1:00pm-5:00pm), Street Food and Go Cups in Lafayette Square (2:00pm-5:00pm), Milagro Epic Pool Party Evolved #2 at the pool of Hotel Monteleone (2:00pm-5:00pm), and a Jager Parting Shot at Erin Rose Bar (10:00am-2:00am).
2012 New Orleans International Piano Competition (Roussel Hall, Loyola University, 2:00pm)The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans hosted the international piano competition this week, where the world’s finest descended upon New Orleans to compete. Tonight is the Final Round, where the three finalists will perform 50-minute programs each. This is what it has all been leading up to.
14th Annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Memorial, Awards and Induction Ceremony(Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 3:00pm-4:30pm) The awards ceremony for Mardi Gras Indians will honor Big Chief Darryl Montana, Big Queen Pauline “Ree” Johnson, Luther Gray, Divine Prince Ty Enmecca, National Lawyers Guild Legal Observers, Jazz Fest, Kichea Burt, Vincent Sylvain, John McCusker and Katy Rechdahl, Wesley Phillips, and Uncle Lionel Batiste. The ceremony is free and open to the public, and will conclude with a distribution of school supplies to children. Dress is your Sunday’s best.
Cajun Fais Do Do: Bruce Daigrepont (Tipitina’s, 5:30pm) Sunday Cajun dance parties at Tip’s is 17 years and running. Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band is comprised of an accordion, fiddle and a tight rhythm section. The band mixes traditional Louisiana French music with original Cajun and Zydeco material. $10 at the door. 18+.
Shipwrecked!: A Summer Storytelling Showcase (The New Movement Theater, 7:30pm) Six local performers tell a story around a theme – “The Long Haul.” The six storytellers are: Cassie Cazoo, a comedian with Fight Cat and The New Movement Theater; Eritiria, former producer of Al Jazeera turned comedian; Michael Foulk, a comedian from The New Movement in Austin, Texas; Vanessa Gonzales, the Conservatory Director the New Movement in Austin; Gian Smith, a New Orleans artist, and NoDef’s own Ian Hoch, a member of the New Movement Theater and a core member of the Cripple Creek Theatre Company.
Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes (d.b.a., 10:00pm) Last year Vincent was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on the same night as Walter “Wolfman” Washington for his contributions and collaborations in New Orleans funk and blues. Over the last year, Vincent has picked up the guitar again and has made comeback in New Orleans. Check his class act on Frenchmen Street for $5.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Ryan Sparks, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
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