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Today's Events: 7.9.11

July 9, when the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, granting full citizenship to African Americans (1868), when the inaugural Wimbledon Championships opened (1877), when British and Canadian forces captured Caen, France in WWII’s Battle of Normandy (1944), when Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles(1962), and when Pan Am Flight 759 crashed in Kenner, Louisiana, killing 145 (1982); it’s when June Jordan (1936), O.J. Simpson (1947), Courtney Love (1964), Jack White (1975), and Fred Savage (1976) were born, and when Zachary Taylor, the nation’s 12th President, died. So take a walk in City Park, and then:


8:00AM: 5th Annual Running of the Bulls- The Sun Also Rises....with 300 rollerbulls heading your way (Ernst Cafe)


12:00PM: Slip n Slide Mama NOLA Fundraiser- The new Art House is having a clothing optional fundraiser- All proceeds will go towards materials needed to build a 20ft Voodoo Doll and art installation being brought to Burning Man. Visqueen backyard, baby (2824 St Claude Ave)


12:00PM: An American in Paris- Gershwin (Prytania)


12:30PM: Dr. Joye Swan- Today at the Naughty in Nawlins' Swingers Convention, ‘Studying the Lifestyle’ lecture led by Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology & Social Sciences at Woodbury University (Astor Crowne Plaza)


1:00PM: Richard D. Wright- The author signs and discusses Will Rogers: A Political Life (Maple Street Book Shop)


5:00PM: Bastille Day Block Party- Cindy Smith and the Tupelo Honeys, Cynthia Scott and the High Ground Drifters perform at this Bayou St John party (3100 Ponce de Leon)


6:00PM: Generation LA- Opening reception, featuring work from Louisiana photography Master's students (NOPA Gallery)


6:00PM: St Claude Art Openings- The Front, GNO, Good Children, Barristers, Antenna, et plus (Marigny/Bywater)


6:00PM: The Threads of Memory- Closing reception (Historic New Orleans Collection)


7:30PM: Conan O'Brien Can't Stop: Rodman Flender's documentary offers a peak into Conan's Tour (Zeitgeist)


8:00PM: Big History- Great new local band- make sure to wear black-light reactive clothing...$5 (Eiffel Society)


9:30PM: Trigun- Satoshi Nishimura's big screen adaptation based on the acclaimed manga series by Yasuhiro Nightow (Zeitgeist)


10:00PM: Young Fellaz Brass Band- With Free Spirit Brass Band; $10 (Tipitinas)



*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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