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Today in NOLA: 7.24.14

The Coathangers play the early show at Siberia tonight so you can rock out on a weeknight. A pair of one-act operas make their debut at the Marigny Opera House. In film, catch the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth at the Zeitgeist, or a Kurosawa and Jarmusch double feature at the Joy. Plus, the City Park Botanical Garden and the Ogden Museum host their weekly evening music series. Read on for full details:


Thursdays at Twilight (City Park Botanical Garden, 6p.m.)
This evening’s music in the Botanical Garden at City park features award-winning guitarist and songwriter Paul Sanchez, formerly of well-loved New Orleans band Cowboy Mouth. Tickets $10.


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


Yojimbo, Down By Law (Joy Theatre, 7p.m.)
Two acclaimed films at the Joy Theatre tonight: first, Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 samurai period drama Yojimbo, which follows a savvy new ronin in town as he plays competing factions against one another. Next, Jim Jarmusch’s 1986 film Down By Law, starring Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni as inmates escaped from Orleans Parish Prison...directly into the swamp.


The Coathangers, White Fang, Trampoline Team, Bottom Feeders (Siberia, 7p.m.)
Atlanta punk rock band The Coathangers headline the early show at Siberia tonight. Their recent album is called Suck My Shirt. They play with Portland DIY punks White Fang plus local bands Trampolines Team and Bottom Feeders. Tickets $8.


20,000 Days On Earth (Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.)
Was Nick Cave’s performance at Mahalia Jackson this week not enough for you? Though fictionalized, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s film 20,000 Days on Earth serves as a documentary of a day in the life of the renowned musician and writer. The film premiered at Sundance this January. It screens for one night only at Zeitgeist tonight.


Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge (Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.)
The 9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas, Neil Weisensel and Michael Cavanagh’s 1991 piece Gisela in Her Bathtub, followed by Samuel Barber’s 1959 work A Hand of Bridge. Tickets $20.


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. Tickets $20.

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