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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's Events 8.18.12
On August 18, 1999, New Orleans rapper Juvenile, (Terius Gray), received the Single of the Year award for his hit, “Ha,” at the first annual Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. Today in the Big Easy, celebrate Julia Child’s Birthday at Maple St. Book Shop, followed by a book signing with a group of famous basketball players. If you’re downtown, beat the heat with a frozen cocktail at Daiquiri Fest on St. Claude. Tonight, watch Kermit Ruffins Battle Irvin Mayfield at “Love Sessions,” or catch weekly gigs from some of the city’s favorite acts.
Ostrich and Camel Racing (Fair Grounds Race Course, 4pm)
If you haven’t heard already, the Fair Grounds are bringing ostriches and camels into the mix for the first year in a row. Admission to the track is $10 today, and free for kids ages five and under. Come out for the races as well as for the Tales and Ales beer tasting.
Daiquiri Fest (4000 St. Claude Ave., 3-9pm)
Come down to enjoy New Orleans’ official frozen adult beverage, prepared by some of the city’s finest mixologists. Beat the heat all day long on St. Claude.
Happy Birthday, Julia Child! (Maple St. Book Shop, 11:30am)
Following Child’s 100th birthday celebration (with food, of course), Maple St. welcomes James “Dukes” Donaldson, Spencer Haywood, Stephen Bardo, and Mark Johnson to sign autographs of their books from 1-3pm. More information on the shop's website.
Love Sessions (Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 8pm)
Come out and see trumpet legends Irvin Mayfield and Kermit Ruffins battle each other in the name of local charities. Continuing every night this week.
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Ryan Sparks, Kerem Ozkan
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