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Today in NOLA: 7.13.14

Haven’t had enough Bastille Day festivities yet? Join the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a picnic on Frenchmen Street this afternoon. Tonight, OUTakes Film Festival wraps up at the Old Firehouse, and Audobon Zoo hosts an outdoor screening of The Lego Movie. On this day in 1868, New Orleans native Oscar Dunn commenced his term as Louisiana’s lieutenant governor, becoming the first African-American elected to the post in any U.S. state. Details tonight:


Bastille Day Picnic (Washington Square Park, 11:30a.m.-2p.m.)

The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association hosts a Sunday afternoon picnic at Washington Square Park on Elysian Fields. CitroeNOLA parades vintage French cars at 1:30, followed by a charity tournament of petanque, the Provençal boules game. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at 12:30. Café 821 provides refreshments.


Bartender and Waiters Race (French Market, 4 p.m.)

Service industry pros emerge from the watering holes and restaurants to take part in the annual Bastille Day dash. Balancing loaded trays, the servers speed walk four blocks down Decatur from Washington Artillery Park through the French Market. 


OUTTakes Film Festival (The Old Firehouse, 4:30, 6:15, and 8:30p.m.)
The New Orleans Film Society and Shotgun Cinema pair up to present this weekend’s OUTTakes LGBTQ film festival. At 4:30, OUTTakes screens To Be Takei, about actor, activist, and social media star George Takei, better known as Captain Sulu on Star Trek’s; at 6:15, The Foxy Merkins, Madelein Olnek’s 2013 buddy comedy about a pair of lesbian prostitutes; and at 8:30, Floating Skyscrapers, a gay film from Poland. Tickets to each are $8.


ZOOvie Night (Audubon Zoo, 7 p.m.)
Relax at Audobon Zoo’s evening screening of The Lego Movie. Pack a picnic, or pick up dinner from food trucks including Frencheeze, Taceaux Loceaux, and Rue Chow. Family-friendly ZOOvie Nights continue in two weeks with E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial. Admission $5, free for babies under 2.


The Human Buffet (Midcity Theatre, 8 p.m.)
After her divorce, Tally’s friends convince her to dip her toes into the online dating scene. What she finds is a veritable human buffet of men looking for love on the internet. This is the final performance. Tickets $20.

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