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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (5:00PM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (6:00PM-9:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs with live music by Flow Tribe
Zephyr Field (7:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
One Eyed Jacks (7:30)
Sketchy Characters Productions brings you a comedy sketch and web series that plays off the madness of the French Quarter
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
The Little Gem Saloon (8:00 PM)
The fourth evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Rock around Lee Circle tonight
Today in New Orleans: 5.19.12
Today, the Bayou Boogaloo swings into full gear, Katey Red has a very red birthday party and a comedian you can see on TV makes a real-life stop in the Marigny. It's a beautiful Saturday, so we know you're ready to get out there. Here's the full rundown of some of today's prime happenings.
Bayou Boogaloo Bayou St. John (All Day) The annual, weekend-long Mid-City fest continues on its first full day! Today's music lineup features Renard Poche Band, Meschiya Lake and Jam-ALL. Read all about Mid-City's other big fest here.
Mahler Symphony No. 9 Mahalia Jackson Theatre (8:00 PM) The La. Philharmonic is set to close out their season with the Long Farewell of the great composer Gustav Mahler. They're also joined by the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans for Brahms' "Song of Destiny." Read more about these two pieces here.
Night Market 2709 St. Claude Ave (6:00 PM) Canceled last weekend due to rain, today marks the rescheduled date of this community bazaar under the stars. Featuring more than 30 local vendors selling art and wares, plus food from Pizza Delicious and other downtown mainstays.
Todd Barry The New Movement Theatre (8:30 & 10:30 PM) You've seen him in The Wrestler, Flight of the Conchords and on Comedy Central! Now, see Todd Barry be funny in the Marigny Triangle. He's joined by a bevy of local comedians in the orbit of The New Movement.
Katey Red's All Red Birthday Show Siberia (10:00 PM) Help wish one of New Orleans' premiere Bounce divas a very happy birthday! Joining you in this mission to celebrate the day of Katey's birth will be Big Freedia, Cheeky Blakk, Nicky da B and more. Red attire highly encouraged.
NOLA Theatre Remeber that handful of spring plays Jim Fitzmorris was telling us about? Well all five are open as of tonight! Tonight's schedule features the opening of Cripple Creek's Lysistrata at Allways Theatre, plus As You Like it in the NOMA Sculpture Garden, Psycho Beach Party at Mid-City Theatre, Shirley Valentine at the CAC. And don't forget about skating over to see the Best Bank's current delight, Xanadu.
American Craft Beer Week The end draws nigh for this local slate of events dedicated to this national celebration of all brews that value quality over quantity. Finish strong with the following:
The Avenue Pub, “4th Annual American Craft Beer Tasting”
Bulldog Magazine, Balcony Bar, Rendezvous, Tracey’s Saint Arnold’s Pub Crawl
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Ryan Sparks, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
Ryan Sparks, Kerem Ozkan
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