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Mardi

June 30th

Fresh Dressed

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Documentary chronicling the history of Hip-hop and urban fashion

 

Sasha Masakowski

Blue Nile Balcony, 10:30p.m.

NOLA songstress with elite pedigree

 

Crooked Vines

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Progression music series

 

Jon Cleary

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

British-born keyboardist’s groove is all New Orleans

 

Teatros Sin Fronteras No. 3

Old Marquer, 9p.m.

Jose Torres-Tama tackles immigration

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

Mercredi

July 1st

Jon Cleary
Wednesdays at the Point, 5:30p.m.
Keys man plays popular free, outdoor concert

 

Mipsho
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m
Chapel Hill string band

 

Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.
See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Dinky Tao Poetry
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 8p.m.
Weekly open poetry hour hosted by Jacob Dilson


Yes Abita Can


Being the choice local brew of a city that holds drinking on the street as a right, Abita and the can appeared destined for each other. But it seems to have taken a national craft-can movement, or perhaps the success of Big Flats and a recent NOLA Brewing announcement, for the North Shore brewery to realize the potential in making their 12 ounces a couple inches shorter. Today, Abita Brewing Company unveiled plans to put its Amber, Purple Haze and Jockamo IPA varieties in canned form, according to a news release.

 

The cans are set to be available in six and twelve packs starting in early 2012. 

 

“For many years people associated craft beer with glass bottles only,  but the perception and the technology of the aluminum beverage can has really changed,” Abita President David Blossman said in a press release announcing the event.

 

Abita's cans are coated with a water-based lining, which insulates the beer from the can’s interior. Cans also protect from UV light and oxygen, which can damage the taste of beer, Abita said. 

 

Other than providing a sure bet that you won't get tagged for taking your drink to go, the cans also offer an environmental benefit. Glass still isn't widely recyclable in town, but you can toss as many aluminum cans into those giant recycling carts as they will hold.

 

Canning will take place at the company's Abita Springs Brewery.




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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Michael Martin

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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