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Today in New Orleans 11.18.13
Tonight, civil rights activist and scholar Angela Davis is giving a free lecture at Tulane, Spirit Animal is performing on Freret, and poet Gina Ferrara is reading from and signing her latest collection at Octavia Books. On this day in 1811, five men were selected to draft a new Louisiana constitution. Now, more to do this Monday.
Spirit Animal feat. Prom Date (Gasa Gasa, 8:30 p.m.)
Baton Rouge-based indie rock band Prom Date opens for Spirit Animal, in town from Brooklyn. The psychedelic pop-rock quartet is touring for their latest album Kingdom Phylum.
Angela Davis (Tulane’s McAllister Auditorium, 8 p.m.)
One of the most radical figures in academia is Uptown tonight, speaking on prison abolitionism, civil rights, racism and more. The lecture is presented through the Anna Julia Cooper Center, Tulane and the Freshman Reading Project for the lecture, which is free and open to the public.
Gina Ferrara (Octavia Books, 6 p.m.)
The author of Amber Porch Light will read and sign from her collection of poems. Ferrara received her MFA from UNO, and released her chapbook The Size of Sparrows in 2006. Amber Porch Light is $17.
Tai Chi (NOMA, 6p.m.)
Every Monday, East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold takes participants through the galleries to do tai chi exercises. Practice the historic technique in the midst of ancient artwork. Classes are $5, free for NOMA members.
Alexis and the Samurai, (Chickie Wah Wah 8pm)
The young Indie Folk/Pop performs every Monday night. Head to Canal and see Alexis Marceaux on the guitar/aux percussion/vocals, plus Sam Craft takes on the keyboard, the violin, the guitar, and more.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
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