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Today in NOLA: 9.14.14

The Saints play against the Cleveland Browns in Ohio tonight. Giddyup to get to Lakefront Arena: Rodeo New Orleans ropes down its second and final day of Western-themed sports and attractions. Don’t feel like cooking? Sunday night marks the end of this year’s Restaurant Week, so you might as well go out. All that, plus theatre matinées this evening:


Saints vs. Cleveland Browns (FirstEnergy Stadium, 12p.m.)

The second game of the regular season is another away game. Are you be flying to Cleveland, firing up the BBQ, or heading to the bar? In any case: Who Dat!


Rodeo New Orleans (Lakefront Arena, 4p.m.)

The NOPD is giving New Orleanians a new alternative to Angola this fall. This weekend, professional rodeo hands will show their stuff at UNO’s indoor Lakefront Arena, competing in classic events like barrel racing, bareback riding, bull riding, and tie-down and breakaway roping. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Mounted Police. Tickets $28.


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.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.)

The NOLA Project celebrates the launch of its 10th anniversary season with Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel. Award-winning director Mark Routhier leads the production. Tickets $30.


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Le Petit Theatre, 3p.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.


Thin Walls (Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.)

The only fall premiere by a New Orleans playwright (until John Biguenet’s Broomstick at Southern Rep), Michael Allen Zell’s comedy-drama concerns a mother-and-daughter pet cemetery whose silent routines are disrupted by the arrival of two sideshow performers and a new handyman. Angela Jo Strohm directs. Tickets $15.


Musical Meditation (Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.)

Singer-songwriter Sarah Quintana is a graduate of NOCCA and Loyola New Orleans. Fond of experimenting with loops and inprovision, she’s a perfect choice for the Marigny Opera House’s Sunday evening series of musical meditations. Join them for some quiet time that isn’t completely quiet. By donation.

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