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Today in New Orleans 4.30.13


All morning, make groceries at the Riverbend at this week's Uptown Farmers Market. Later on, see a free film screening from DJ Soul Sister, or brush up on your city's history at Octavia Books. On this day in 1803, The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed. Now, more to do this Tuesday.

 

Chops Film Screening (Antenna Gallery, 7pm)

 

This week’s free film offering from DJ Soul Sister follows a group of kids from Florida through their experience in the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival in New York City. Drummer Jamison Ross, who is featured in the film, will be there for the screening and will host a Q & A session afterwards.

 

Emily Clark Author Event (Octavia Books, 6pm)

 

Author Emily Clark will be reading from and signing copies of her book, The Strange History of the American Quadroom: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World. The historian explores New Orleans’ cultural heritage and debunks myths about interracial marriages, concubinage, and the literary trope of the erotic Black mistress.

 

 Rebirth Brass Band (Maple Leaf, 10pm)

 

Come out to Oak for not one, but two sets from the double Grammy-winning brass band. Rebirth has performed all over the world, but they love playing for their local fans.

 

Crescent City Farmer's Market (Riverbend Market, 9am-1pm)

 

Make groceries Uptown today, and support local farmers and growers from all over the state. Dozens of vendors come from all over Louisiana every Tuesday to bring fresh seafood, produce, baked goods, meat, and more to the Riverbend (formerly Uptown Square).

 

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns (Spotted Cat, 10pm)

 

Head to Frenchmen for some big band sounds with one of New Orleans’ favorite vocalists. Hear tracks from her new album with her Big Horns, Lucky Devil, and lindy hop to some old favorites.

 

Threadhead Party (Old Ironworks, 11am-9pm)

 

Come out in support of the Threadhead Cultural Foundation and see The Tin Men, Marc Stone's All Star Band, The Mercy Brothers, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, CC Adcock + The Lafayette Marquis with guests from Lil' Band O' Gold, and finally, Tryptophunk will close out the night.

 

 

 




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