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Today in NOLA: 9.1.14


Happy Labor Day! We’ve made it through another August in New Orleans—not that it’s about to cool down just yet. If you’re not spending this holiday Monday grilling or chilling, how about going out to the ball game? For Labor Day, Antenna Gallery presents a special set of documentaries about the lives and work of labor activists. Plus, a daring classic film that was banned on release. Details tonight:

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis (Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.)

What better way to celebrate a holiday weekend at the end of summer than with the classic American pastime? Head out to Metairie to catch the Zephyrs as they play Memphis this afternoon. New Orleans’ minor-league baseball team are a solid pick for the whole family. General admission is only $8, and seniors get $5 tickets on Monday. Sounds like a home run!

 

Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program (Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.)

Take some time to reflect on the real meaning of Labor Day at Antenna Gallery’s screening of films about American workers. Documentaries on the schedule include Union Maids, an oral history of women labor activists in Chicago, and American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, a film about the 99-year-old Detroit social activist. The event also includes Open Screen, when Antenna invites directors to show original pieces of 10 minutes or less.

 

Viridiana (Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.)

This 1961 drama by the surrealist Spanish film director Luis Buñuel is rich with intrigue and rife with sacrilegious sex—upon its release, the government of Francisco Franco banned it in Spain. It won the Palm d’Or at Cannes in France, but it wasn’t shown in Buñuel’s home country until 1977. Casa de Espana, New Orleans’ home for the Spanish language, presents a one-time screening at Cafe Istanbul tonight.

 

Alexis and the Samurai, (Chickie Wah Wah 8p.m.)

The young Indie Folk/Pop duo has a residency at this classic venue, so head to Canal and see Alexis Marceaux on the guitar/aux percussion/vocals, plus Sam Craft takes on the keyboard, the violin, the guitar, and more.

 

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