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March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 


Today In NOLA: 9.25.15


Happy Friday! Today in New Orleans, there are many ways to celebrate the arrival of the weekend. Catch the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Prytania. If you’re not too afraid, it’s the first day of the NOLA Horror Film Fest, and Zeitgeist is screening creepy Canadian film, Hellions. Dumpstaphunk and Sexual Thunder are playing at the Howlin’ Wolf. On this day in history, frequent New Orleans visitor William Faulker was born (1897), and the Superdome reopened for the first time since Federal Flood for the game against the Atlanta Falcons. During the game, Steve Gleason infamously blocked the punt that immortalized him, and gave fans a redemptive rallying point (2006). Now back to today:

 

Rocky Horror (Prytania, 12:15a.m.)

Late tonight, the Prytania is playing the 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The musical comedy narrates the evening of a newly engaged couple. When their car breaks down on a lonely road during a storm, they find shelter in the house of the… eccentric… Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

 

NOLA Horror Film Fest (Rare Form NOLA, 6:45p.m.)

Today marks the start of the 5th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest hosted at Rare Form NOLA. Today’s lineup included shorts like The Blood of Love, Murdering Katarina and The Group. The two full-length films are Chimeres and Clinger. Tickets for a single screening are $10, and weekend passes are $75.

 

Hellions (Zeitgeist, 8p.m.)

If you didn’t get enough at the NOLA Horror Film Fest, check out Canadian film Hellions at Zeitgeist. This scary flick, created by Bruce McDonald, tells the story of a pregnant teen who is attacked by creepy trick-or-treaters.

 

Dumpstaphunk (Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.)

Dumpstaphunk is the A-list of the funk genre with members including Ivan Nevile, Tony Hall, and Nikki Glaspie. Nuff said. 

 

Galactic (Tips, 9p.m.)

Since Galactic's inception 20 years ago, their sound has progressed from organic New Orleans funk and jazz jam band, to a different description coined by bassist Robert Mercurio: gritty, unpolished funk. While they may be grittier than other jazz and funk bands, they remain collaborative in their writing and performing.




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