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Today in NOLA: 9.18.14

Thursday evening means it’s time for Jazz in the Park. Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs perform tonight, along with Colin Lake and the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School Marching Band. For live music and air conditioning, drop in on singer-songwriter Edward David Anderson at Ogden After Hours. Plus, a special screening of short films shot exclusively on Super 8. Get all the details after the jump.


Jazz in the Park (Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.)

This week’s jam in Armstrong Park features trumpeter Shamar Allen and his band the Underdawgs, plus guitarist Colin Lake. The Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School Marching Band will perform on the kids’ stage. The outdoor Marketplace at Armstrong Park opens at 3p.m., and over three dozen food and craft vendors will be available to provide concertgoers with snacks and gifts. Free admission.


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 John Autin. Tickets $10.


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

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


Micah McKee and Little Maker (Blue Nile, 7p.m.)

Singer-songwriter Micah McKee and his band Little Maker craft original compositions that draw together folk, jazz, and pop. Though their sound is informed by local heritage, their approach is entirely current. Catch them this and every Thursday evening at Blue Nile.


A Lie of the Mind (Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.)

Sam Shepard’s landmark drama, about an episode of domestic violence that propels two entwined families through questions of identity, mutual anguish, and intimate jealousies. JOSEPH FURNARI directs BECCA CHAPMAN, JOEL DERBY, KATE KUEN, MORREY McELROY, ROGER MAGENDIE, GARRETT PREJEAN, KRISTIN SAMUELSON, and ANDREW VAUGHT. Thu-Sat 7:30p.m., Through Oct .4.


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. The idyllic lives of siblings Vanya (MARTIN COVERT) and Sonia (SUSAN SHUMATE) – sponging off their B-movie star sister Masha (CASSIE WORLEY) – are disrupted when she returns to their family home with Spike (JAKE WYNNE-WILSON), her newest boy toy, in tow. RON GURAL directs a cast that includes SOPHIE AMOSS and IDELLA JOHNSON. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm, plus an industry night Wed Sept 10, 8p.m.; Through Sept. 20. 


Timecode:NOLA Premiere Party (d.b.a., 10p.m.)

Timecode:NOLA, now in its fourth year, challenges filmmakers to shoot original shorts on just one roll of Super 8 film. No editing allowed! The competitors screen their creations at d.b.a. tonight. MC Chris Trew hosts. And just like an old-time silent film, a live piano player will provide the score.

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