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Today in New Orleans 12.10.13

John Waters, Prince of Puke and the Pope of Trash is giving audiences at the Civic Theatre his take on the holidays. Christmas cheer continues in Jackson Square, with a free gospel concert from the Melody Clouds. On this day in 1860, then Governor Moore called a special session, calling for Louisiana to secede from the Union. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


A John Waters Christmas (Civic Theatre, 8 p.m.)

The “Pope of Trash” and creator of Hairspray and Pink Flamingos is putting his dirty lens on the X-Mas season for tonight’s one-man show. Come hear the Baltimore native dissect some of his favorite holiday traditions in a set that promises a lot of laughs. Tickets are $45-$50. Doors at 8 p.m.


The Melody Clouds (St. Louis Cathedral, 6 p.m.)

The local gospel singers are taking over in Jackson Square tonight. The Christmas New Orleans Style free concert series welcomes a number of local favorites to the stage each weeknight this holiday season, including Davell Crawford, and Amanda Shaw.


David Dondero with Barton Carroll plus Narcissy (Circle Bar, 10 p.m.)

Former lead singer of punk band Sunbrain and renowned songwriter Dondero began his musical career at the age of 10. Since then, the Austin, TX resident has toured with the likes of Bright Eyes, Tilly and the Wall, The Mountain Goats, Spoon, and more. Cover is $5.


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

All morning, shop for the freshest local groceries and enjoy pre made treats from local chefs and grocers. Find everything from poultry, to satsumas, to gourmet fruit bars, and more at the Riverbend.


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