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Today in NOLA 8.11.17

Today, Project Lazarus's annual fundraiser returns with art and music in the name of people in need. NOMA's John Waters Festival showcases a young Johnny Depp in Cry-Baby. Catch some psych music at Poor Boys or see two NOLA legends James Singleton and Aurora Nealand perform at SideBar. Happy birthday today to the Superdome, where construction started on August 11, 1971. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Cry-Baby (NOMA, 7PM)

In conjunction with the exhibition “Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans," NOMA will screen the fourth installment in a five-film series celebrating the iconic director and artist John Waters. The campy musical Cry-Baby stars Johnny Depp in his first leading movie role. Set in 1950s Baltimore, the movie is a Romeo & Juliet tale of teen delinquent (or “drape”) Cry-Baby Walker who falls for “square” high schooler Allison. True to Waters’ works, an impressive roster of celebrity talent is featured in the film, like Iggy Pop, Hairspray starlet Ricki Lake, Polly Bergen, adult actress Traci Lords, Willem Dafoe, and Patty Hearst.


The Lazarus Ball (The Monastery, 7:30PM)

Project Lazarus's annual Halloween weekend fundraiser is bumped up to a summer affair for 2017. Presented by SKYY Vodka and sponsored by Avita Pharmacy, the event will feature artwork and home goods available for auction purchase and bites from a variety of restaurants around town. Live entertainment will be supplied by Deepa Soul and the band No Idea. Proceeds benefit Project Lazarus, an organization that helps people living with HIV/AIDS find housing in New Orleans. 


James Singleton & Aurora Nealand (SideBar, 8:30PM)

After nearly a decade in New Orleans, singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand is an established and versatile voice in the city’s musical community. Tonight, the insanely busy artist (who counts Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers, The Monocle, The Royal Roses, Panorama Jazz Band, and Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship among her many projects) will make her long-awaited SideBar debut tonight with the city’s foremost upright bass player James Singleton.


All Things Psych Night (Poor Boys, 9PM)

Turn on, tune in, drop out to the sweet sounds at Poor Boys, as Melt House Productions is hosting a night of light shows and psychedelic music. Five bucks will get you access to see DJ Pasta spin tunes, and artists like Jack and Friends, Bipolaroid, The Josh Benitez Band, and The Dead Coats take the stage. 

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