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JEUDI

August 28th

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Troy Sawyer ($10)

 

Mark Powell: The Sheltering
Maple Street Book Shop, 6p.m.

Southern author reads from his new thriller

 

Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens
Superdome, 7p.m.

Pregame the preseason in Champions Square at 4

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Bug
Allways Lounge, 8p.m.

Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts—final performance

 

Bishop Allen
the BEATnik, 8p.m.

Lovable indie pop band on tour from NY ($10)

 

Terence Higgins, Cliff Hines
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Two local powerhouses join forces ($10)

 

1st Annual Positive Hip-Hop
Cafe Istanbul, 9p.m.

Freestyle battle with a $500 grand prize

VENDREDI

August 29th

Mad Decent Block Party
Mardi Gras World, 2p.m.
Ft. A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis & more ($45)

 

Friday Nights At NOMA
NOMA, 6-8p.m.

Art historians speak on Hale Woodruff’s murals, plus music by Arpa Quartet

 

Beach Day, Ben Polar One Man Band
Siberia, 6p.m.
Surf-punk from Hollywood, Florida—early show

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.

Local baseball in Metairie

 

The Producers
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.

The 80s new wave band, live! ($20)

 

Underdogcentral HeadPhones Release Party
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Ft. Lyriqs Da Lyraciss, Dappa, Kaye the Beast, No Suh, Kash Akbar

 

Amanda Shires
Freret Street Publiq House, 9p.m.

Texas singer and violinist (and wife of Jason Isbell)

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Ft. Gravity A’s tribute to the Talking Heads

 

TNM Presents: The Match Game
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

The New Movement resurrects the ‘70s game show for laughs ($8)


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.

 

 




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