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Defender Picks


Today in NOLA: 8.28.14

Are the Saints ready for the real season? Make your judgements tonight, when they play the Baltimore Ravens in the final game of the preseason. Tonight’s your last chance to catch Bug at the Shadowbox. In music, Terence Higgins and Cliff Hines team up for an inspired duo performance and the band with the most interesting resume in indie rock arrives at the BEATnik. Tonight’s picks are enlightening:


Thursdays at Twilight (City Park Botanical Garden, 6p.m.)

Relax in the scenic environs of the Botanical Garden at City Park, this evening featuring music by Lauren Mouney Gisclair, Jesse Nolan, and Mary Penick Akin, who perform together as Bon Operatit. Tickets $10.


Ogden After Hours (Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6-8p.m.)

This week, the Ogden Museum’s evening music series features Troy Sawyer. Plus, an activity table to occupy kids and Miss Linda’s Soul Food to cater to your dinnertime cravings. Admission $10.


Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens (Superdome, 7p.m.)

After tonight, the games start to count. The team got set on Tuesday, making their latest round of cuts to the team lineup. Management hosts an official pregame in Champions Square at 4p.m.


Bug (Allways Lounge, 8p.m.)

Agnes is a cocktail waitress with little in her life—until she meets Peter, a Gulf War vet with paranoid tendencies, and gradually falls under his spell. This month, Allways Lounge hosts a staging of Bug, a darkly comedic play written by actor and playwright Tracy Letts. This is the play’s final performance.


Bishop Allen (the BEATnik, 8p.m.)

A fun fact about Bishop Allen: bandmember Christian Rudder helped found SparkNotes and OkCupid. He’s also responsible for those nerdy data charts about OkCupid users (he even wrote a book about it). No joke. Anyway, Bishop Allen play indie pop and their new album is called Lights Out. Ask your OkCupid crush to come see Rudder, Justin Rice, and the rest of the band at the BEATnik tonight. Tickets $10.


Terence Higgins, Cliff Hines (Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.)

This pair of New Orleans natives know their business when it comes to music. The list of musicians Terrence Higgins and Cliff Hines have worked with over the years is a veritable who’s who of New Orleans jazz and funk legends. Tonight, the adventurous drummer (Higgins) and the progressive jazz guitarist (Hines) join forces for a unique match-up at Gasa Gasa. Tickets $10.

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