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Today in NOLA 4.22.17


Happy Earth Day, New Orleans! Day two for both the French Film Festival and the New Orleans Poetry Festival is underway, while the 10th annual Record Store Day spins through the city. On top of all of those events, there is plenty to do around town. Press Street Gardens gets nutty for peanuts. A free outdoor screening of 2016's Ghostbusters will play in Joe Brown Park. A weather-responsive analog synth instrument will be the centerpiece of a Stravinsky-inspired show, while David Bowie serves as inspiration for the Complexions Contemporary Ballet. On this day in 1782, Jean Lafitte was born in Port au Prince in Haiti. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

 

Spring Fling Peanut Boil and Party (Press Street Gardens, 3PM)

The Marigny garden hosts a seasonal celebration of what they've got growing, this time around they are toasting to peanuts. Sketch-improv group Dean's List will host a peanut tossing contest, while the garden team will also lead tours of the grounds and a plant sale. Press Street Station will be on hand for a peanut boil. If you're not nuts (har, har) about this legume, there will be plenty of other food as well. 

 

Movie Screening: Ghostbusters (Joe Brown Park, 6:15PM)

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones ain't afraid of no ghosts! NORDC hosts an outdoor film screening in the park of Paul Feig's 2016 ladies-only flick about paranormal investigators. 

 

Weather Warlock and the Wrongs of Spring (The Music Box Village, 6:30PM)

Martin Quintron conducts a re-interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" featuring Weather Warlock, a weather-responsive analog synth instrument. Some of NOLA's best and most daring musicians are part of the band, including rapper Delish Da Goddess, jazz singer Meschiya Lake-Härm, punk rock percussionist Mike Dillon, among many other notable artists. 

 

Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8PM)

The New York-based company from Alvin Ailey Dance Theater & "So You Think You Can Dance" alums drops by the Mahalia Jackson Theater to share a three-act dance program that provides a loving ode to David Bowie. The show's third act "Star Dust" features nine songs from the departed icon, including "Heroes," "Changes," "Moderen Love," "Let's Dance," "Lazarus" and "Rock and Roll Suicide." 




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