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Today in NOLA: 9.10.14


Sarah Carr, an education reporter who wrote a close study of New Orleans' unprecedented experiment with public charter schools, speaks at Tulane tonight. Shotgun Cinema sceens Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s film Ida. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike returns to Le Petite this weekend, Black Lips play Tipitina's, and Restaurant Week continues. Dinner and a show, right this way:

 

 

We Live to Eat Restaurant Week (Participating restaurants city-wide)

You don’t need an excuse to try a new restaurant in New Orleans, but perhaps you need a nudge. Through Sunday, the talented chefs at some of the city’s finest establishments will offer special prix-fixe lunches capped at $20 and dinners for $39 or less per person so you can taste the season’s harvest without breaking the bank. Read NoDef’s full preview, and check the We Live to Eat website for the full list of restaurants and their participating menus.

 

Sarah Carr: Hope Against Hope (Tulane Dixon Hall, 6:30p.m.)

Noted education reporter Sarah Carr lectures at Tulane this evening on the subject of the New Orleans school system. Carr is the author of a book on the New Orleans school system, Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children. Currently, she leads a fellowship  at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and serves as contributing editor at the Hechinger Report. The talk is free and open to the public.

 

Ida (Marigny Opera House, 7p.m.)

Shotgun Cinema presents director Pawel Pawlikowski’s film Ida, the story of a young woman seeking her true identity in postwar Communist Poland. NoDef film critic Jason Raymond has a full review. Tickets $7.

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.)

Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy transplants Chekhovian figures to present-day Pennsylvania. Ron Gural directs the show’s first New Orleans production. Tickets start at $35.

 

Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show (Tipitina’s, 9p.m.)

Two blues-inspired garage rock bands, both known for their stage antics and enthusiastic crowds, are taking over Tipitina’s tonight. Check out the Black Lips’ song about Katrina, read NoDef’s interview with King Khan from earlier this summer, and prepare for the wildest, sweatest weeknight you will ever spend at Tip’s. Tickets $17.

 

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters (d.b.a., 10p.m.)
As a young man in the 1950s and 1960s, Walter “Wolfman” Washington played in the bands of artists like Lee Dorsey and Irma Thomas. Later, he developed his singing style beside Johnny Adams, the legendary New Orleans gospel and blues singer. These days, Washington plays blues, funk, and soul with his band the Roadmasters, including a regular Wednesday night gig at d.b.a.




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