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Today's Events: 6.25.11

June 25th, when Virginia became the 10th state to ratify the Constitution (1788), when Lieutenant Colonel Custer died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn (1876), when The Diary of Anne Frank was published (1947), when the Berlin airlift began (1948), when North Korea invaded South Korea, aka the first day of the Korean War (1950), George Orwell (1903), Sidney Lumet (1924), and Carly Simon’s (1945) birthdays, Mary Tudor (1533) and Michael Jackson’s (2009) deaths (RIP MJ), and National Catfish Day (!); so unleash the Zatarains Fish-Fry and po-boy/nugget/fillet it up-


10:00AM: Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge- The stars of the Planet Green network show The Fabulous Beekman Boys sign The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir (Anthropologie)


11:30AM: Kevin Henkes- The children's author signs Little White Rabbit and Junonia (Maple Street Book Shop)


1:00PM: Sarah Dessen- The young adult book author signs What Happened to Goodbye (Octavia Books)


1:00PM: David Unger- The author signs and discusses Price of Escape (New Orleans Public Library)


2:15PM: Tomie DePaola- The children's author signs Strega Nona and Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise (Maple Street Book Shop)


3:00PM: Michael Brown- The author discusses and signs Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm Hurricane Katrina, The Bush White House, and Beyond (Maple Street Book Shop)


3:00PM: Mo Willems- The children's author discusses and signs Should I Share My Ice Cream and Hooray For Amanda and Her Alligator (Garden District Book Shop)


5:30PM: Cassandra Clare & Ellen Hopkins- Authors of City of Fallen Angels, and Hopkins, author of Crank, Burned, Impulse and others, sign and discuss their books (Octavia Books)


7:00PM: Jesus Angel Garcia- The author presents a "transmedia" reading of badbadbad. More info here.  (Antenna Gallery)


7:00 PM Hairspray - An 80-member cast tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, and it's fo' free! (St. Luke's Methodist Church - 5875 Canal Blvd.)



9:30PM Sgt. Pepper's Beatles Tribute Band - Only a fool on a hill would pass up this opportunity. (Rock N Bowl)



10:00PM Rotary Downs - It's apparently NOLA indie night. The angular rockers hold down the Frenchmen end of the equation. (dba)


10:00PM: Generationals, Giant Cloud, Empress Hotel, Au Ras Au Ras - Four of New Orleans' prime pop proprietors take their show to the house that Byrd built.(Tipitina's)


10:00PM My Name is JohnMichael - The NOLA indie vets bring their songcraft to the French Quarters (One Eyed Jack's) 



*And the weekly Saturday specials: FNOPL Book Sale at Latter Library Carriage House, Weswego Farmers & Fisheries Market at 484 Sala Ave, Sankofa Farmers Market at 5500 St. Claude, and Jermain Quiz Entourage Mashup Dance Party at Bridge Lounge (order the El Guapo!).

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