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Today in NOLA: 7.17.14

Libations continue to flow as Tales of the Cocktail continues today. Christopher Shinn’s Pulitzer-nominated play Dying City returns to the Shadowbox Theatre for its second weekend, and Tipitina’s hosts a grand tribute to the Rolling Stones sure to please fans of rock’n’roll old and new. The Stones played their first-ever gig 52 years ago this month, on July 12, 1962, at the Marquee Club in London. More details tonight:


Tales of the Cocktail (Various locations, all day)
New Orleans’ classiest drinking festival, Tales of the Cocktail, gears up for the weekend. Today, the Hotel Monteleone, the Royal Sonesta, and numerous local restaurants and bars play host to events like “Which Rum What Cocktail and Why?,” “Two Centuries of Cocktails and Fruit,” and “The Dude Imbibes.” Check out of NoDef’s preview of Tales right here.


Ogden After Hours (Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6-8p.m.)
This week, the Ogden Museum’s evening music series features guitarist Seth Walker. Plus, an activity table to occupy kids and Miss Linda’s Soul Food to cater to your dinnertime cravings. Admission $10.


Dying City (Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m.)
After losing her husband to the Iraq war, the young woman at the center of Dying City is startled to meet his twin brother for the first time. The Shadowbox Theatre presents a production of Christopher Shinn’s play, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. See it on Thursday night for just $15.


Stones Fest New Orleans (Tipitina’s, 9p.m.)
A star-studded lineup celebrates the legacy of the Rolling Stones tonight at a blowout event sponsored by throwback festival organizer The Best Fest. Special guests include Ann Wilson of Heart, actor Jason Sudeikis, musician and model Karen Elson, members of Dr. Dog, Deer Tick, Guster, and Wilco, locals like George Porter Jr. and Walter Wolfman Washington, and many more. Proceeds benefit Sweet Relief, the medical fund for musicians in need. Doors at 9, show at 10:30. Tickets $27, but you’ll have to find a hook-up—they’re sold out.

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