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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
Rosa Keller Library (5:00-9:00 PM)
My House NOLA presents a rolling food vendor mini festival
The Antenna Gallery (7:00 PM)
A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and WWOZ
Jewish Community Center (7:30 PM)
The second evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Catch the Indie rockers on their North American tour
Today in New Orleans: 9.22.12
Today, fun in NOLA ranges from brain-busting digital DJing to panal discussions about the future of our city. There's Cherry Bomb funds to be raised and fresh produce to be bought so make haste! On this day in New Orleans history, NOPD hauled in a record 43 DWIs in 8 hours, setting a national record (1972), Xavier University of Louisiana, the first black Catholic College in the U.S., opened (1915), and Mystikal was born (1970). Now for today's tidbits:
Crescent City Farmers Market Head over to the Warehouse District at 700 Magazine St. to get the best in fresh, locally grown produce, seafood, baked goods and much more. As well as the food, there'll be entertainment by local musicians, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of socializing oportunities. Remember: early bird catches the worm - the market runs from 8am to 12 noon.
Rockin with the NOLA Stars III (Saturday, Generations Hall, 6-10pm) Bridge House/Grace House, a refuge for men and women to beat addiction, brings together local New Orleans celebrities and public figures with professional dancers for their Rockin’ with the NOLA Stars III fundraiser. For those of you that watch Dancing with the Stars this should sound familiar. The dancer that raises the most money for Bridge House/Grace House through sponsorship, ticket sales and donations, wins the competition. Other awards will also be given for categories like Best Costume, Best Routine. While the winner may be still up in the air, one thing is certain: there will be no lack of food, drinks, music or laughter as local celebrities try and dance their way to the top for a good cause. For more information call Wayne Olivio at 504-821-7135.
A Funrock’n Pub Crawl for the NOFD (Saturday, Bulldog on Magazine, 7:30pm) Wear your red, orange and yellow this Saturday to support the New Orleans Fire Department and their new campaign, “Like Funrock’n and Pop City for the NOFD,” at a free pub-crawl. The funrock’n ends, countless drinks later, at Parasol’s on Constance.
Balm in Gilead (NOCCA Nim’s Black Box Theater, 7:30pm) The Nola Project and Cripple Creek Theater link up to present Lanford Wilson’s “Balm in Gilead”. The drama takes place in a café whose regulars are an intriguing array of thieves, prostitutes and drug addicts seeking to escape their vices. The cast includes 25 New Orleans actors directed by Mark Routhier. Don’t miss this raw look into the harrowing lives of New York’s outcasts in the 1960’s.
NOLA Cherry Bombs First Annual Cherry Smash - Le Bon Temps Roule The NOLA Cherry Bombs will be hosting their annual fundraiser, the Cherry Smash, in order to help further their cause. Their cause exactly? "To support the mental and physical health of the people of New Orleans by spreading positive energy through non-judgmental social interaction and sisterhood through dance". This year they're trying to raise money to form their oun non-profit organization as well as for a new sound system to use at events. There will be raffles with great prizes so make sure not to miss out on the fun! The event is at Le Bon Tempes Roule 4801 Magazine Street and tickets will be $8 at the door.
Rising Tide - Xavier University At this daylong confab, speakers will tackle the topic: "As we focus more and more on selling 'what makes New Orleans New Orleans' to visitors, at what point does the culture produced and revered by the city's residents cease to belong to them anymore?" With the NOLA economy becoming increasingly dependant on tourism, many are left wondering what the real cost and benfits of this "cultural economy" are. Head over to Xavier University at 1 Drexel Dr. to find out what the residents involved in this dilemna have to say about what may be a threat to the preservation of true NOLA culture. Tickets prices vary and can be found here.
The Walkmen, Milo Greene at Tipitina’s, 10pm The iconic Walkmen are set to take over Tipitina’s this Saturday at 10pm. The band recently celebrated over a decade of post-punk glory with their latest album Heaven, and have been touring incessantly in support of its release. Opener Milo Greene sets the tone with their engrossing harmonies and warm stage presence. Tickets are $18 and doors open at 10pm.
Guided by Voices (One Eyed Jack's, 10:00 PM) The golden 90s lineup of this formidable Ohio-based band swing through New Orleans on a reunion tour that spans decades of 90-second guitar pop. Expect a drunken lead singer in Robert Pollard, and shredding riffs from the rest of the band members.
Quickie Mart, Otto and Pr_ck Perforing at Howlin' Wolf (daytime) Quickie Mart is a DJ who was born and raised in Louisiana but currently works out of Los Angeles. He mixes styles on the table from dubstep to jazz and has a style like none other. He'll be playing at the Howlin' Wolf during the day but if you can't make it, head over to D.B.A. at night for a second performance at 11pm. The Howlin Wolf is at 907 S Peters St. and D.B.A. is at 618 Frenchman Street. Tickets at both venues will be $10.
Chapter Soul featuring Kirk Joseph and Calvin Johnson Come see Kirk Joseph and Calvin Johnson perform at the Irvin Mayfield Club located at 614 Canal Street. Kirk Joseph takes the traditionally-marching band oriented instrument, the sousaphone, and turns it into a an innovative musical liberation that lifts the instrument far above what commons users intend for it. Calvin Johnson is a New Orleans native that has musical talent in his bones and impliments on his saxaphone. Catch the two of them tonight for what's sure to be a great performance. Cover charge is $10
Race (UNO – Nim’s Theatre, 7:30pm) In David Mamet’s recent broadway hit, the issue of Race is fearlessly addressed. According to The Bloomberg News, “Mamet adroitly mixes comic darts with tragic arrows” with this thought-provoking play
Bingo! The Winning Musical (Allways Lounge, 8pm)Verna, Honey and Patsy face a number of hilarious obsticles on their obsessive quest to indulge their bingo obsession directed by Chris Wecklein and Harry Mayronne Jr. The interactive musical is based on a book by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid and David Holcenberg and features a number of local actors including Becky Allen, Dorian Rush, Tracel Collins Rebecca Rae, Caroline Fourmy, Kathleen Cafiero and Dennis Monn tickets $20
C’est La Vie (Old U.S. Mint, 8pm) Ann Mahoney and Jessie Terrebonne play two downtrodden Paris Cabaret performers in this 1950’s coming of age tale. After being forced to sing Edith Piaf songs for nights on end, the ladies finally get to debut some lovely original material.
Fully Committed (Shadowbox Theatre, 8pm) In this Becky Mode play the audience is invited to follow a day in the life of protagonist Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who works as a host in New York’s most popular restaurant. Hilarity ensues as Sam attempts to juggle the needs of panicked socialites and crazed CEOs who patronize the restaurant with his needy family and his own desires. $15
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