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Today in NOLA 4.16.17

This Sunday, four Easter parades are rolling through the Quarter. After you're finished with your festive dress, swing by Castillo Blanco's costume purge. Southern Rep's final staging of their production of "Sweet Bird of Youth" will occur this afternoon. Don your post-apocalyptic finery for "Mad Max: Fury Road," or check out the New Movement's comedy showcase. Today, April 16, is the date New Orleans was officially founded in 1718. Now, more to do a few hundred years later.


Post-Season Costume Purge (Castillo Blanco Art Studios, 2PM)

Spring clean with the Castillo Blanco crew. Bring discarded Carnival costumes, fabrics, jewelry, old threads, even art pieces for the master swap. Books and non-perishables will go to Castillo Blanco's Little Free Library and their Food Pantry. Everything leftover from the spring swap will be donated to Bridge House. 


Sweet Bird of Youth (Loyola University Marquette Theatre, 3PM)

Southern Rep's final performance of the Tennessee Williams classic, "Sweet Bird of Youth," which debuted at the playwright’s namesake festival in March. Directed by Mel. Cook, “Sweet Bird of Youth” stars Leslie Castay as faded siren of the silver screen Alexandra Del Lago (under the guise of Princess Kosmonopolis), who puts herself in the precarious care of the drifter gigolo Chance Wayne, played by Martin Bats Bradford.


Movie Screening: Mad Max Fury Road (Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 7PM)

Dress up in your best post-apocalyptic clothes for the cosplay movie night of "Mad Max: Fury Road." Whether you choose the shaven-head look of Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa, or Tom Hardy's Mad Max leather loner look,  be sure to impress. Presented by NOLA Nerdlesque Festival. 


Stampede: 48 Hour Comedy Film Showcase (The New Movement, 9:30PM)

Comedians will team up to make a film over the weekend. Filmmaker Eric Alan Rousseau is the master of ceremonies. Together with three fellow industry judges, Rousseau will judge the finest films made in 48 hours. The competition winners will be able to show their work at other New Movement events, such as Megaphone Marathons and Hell Yes Fest. 


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