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Samedi

May 23rd

Greek Fest

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Eat, dance and drink wine from a tiny cup

 

Dax Riggs

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Swampy southern folk rock plus opening band Strange Roux

 

Papa Roach

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Hard rock with heavy metal influence

 

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahalia Jackson, 7:30p.m.

Performance of Verdi’s Requiem with vocals by Elizabeth DeShong, Alfred Walker, Lori Guilbeau and Paul Groves

 

Say My Name, Say My Name: Stories of LGBT Youth

Ashe Powerhouse Theatre, 7p.m.

BreakOUT presents stories of transgender youth

 

Woodenhead Forty Year Itch

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Instrumental rock on Canal

Dimanche

May 24th

Tom Leggett

30-90, 5p.m.

New Orleans based singer songwriter jazzes up the new Frenchmen St. venue

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Regular show featuring the “Wolfman” and Russell Batiste

 

Geoff Clapp Organ Quartet

Snug Harbor, 8p.m.

Clapp is joined by Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson on alto sax


Today's Events: 1.11.12


Today, Wu-Tang Clan swarm the Howlin' Wolf, Neil Hamburger makes awkward jokes at La Nuit Comedy Theater and R. Luke Dubois lectures about his Marigny Parade at Tulane. On this day in Louisiana history, bayou bluesman Slim Harpo was born in Lobdell (1924) and Tuba Fats died (2004). In 1965, black football players boycotted the AFL All-Star Game that was held here. Now, check out the things that will make today memorable:

 

7:30 PM: R. Luke Dubois - Back at the beginning of Prospect.2, Dubois lead a march through the Marigny whereby four marching bands converged at one, glorious Washington Square Park. Tonight, Dubois takes to the Newcomb Art Gallery stage to discuss his Prospect contribution, and the nexus of composition, performance art and sound design that he occupies. (Newcomb Art Gallery)

 

8:30 PM: Neil Hamburger - You won't be sure whether to feel sorry for him, or laugh. But, either way, this Portland-based comedian is pure spectacle. Expect the holy trinity of celebrity needling, self depecration, and, of course, long, awkward pauses. (La Nuit Comedy Theater)

 

10:00 PM: Wu-Tang Clan  - RZA. GZA. Method Man. Chef Raekwon. Ghostface Killah. Inspectah Deck. U-God. Masta Killa. Cappadonna. The Shaolin masters take the stage at the Howlin' Wolf, marking the New Orleans stop on their long-awaited return to form. The East Coast revolutionaries come back from the old school to show the new jacks how it's done. Protect ya neck. (Howlin' Wolf)




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Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

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Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock