Today’s Events: 6.28.11

June 28th, when the saxophone was patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris (1846), Labor Day becomes an official holiday (1846), when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, starting WWI (1914), five years later, to the day, when the Treaty of Versailles was signed in Paris, formally ending WWI (1919), when Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity (1964), when Israel annexed East Jerusalem (1967), the first day of the Gay Rights Movement, with the start of the Stonewall Riots (1969), when Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear (1997), and when the American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list (2007). It’s The Enlightenment’s Rousseau’s (1712), Mel Brooks’ 1926, Kathy Bates (1948), and John Cusack’s (1966) birthdays, and James Madison’s death (1836). A NOLA, cependant-

 

All Day American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibit-  The annual bookworm bonanza closes with Molly Shannon pushing her childre's book.(Convention Center)

 

5:00PM Cigarette/James Hayes/Dave Fera/Opposable Thumbs- Cigarette= D.C. droany reverb pop. Opposable Thumbs=local pop punk. Dave Fera is of Big Blue Marble, and James Hayes is from Lovey Dovies. They'll be playing acoustic. (Euclid Records)

 

6:00PM Dorothea Benton Frank- The author the Lowcountry series, depicting the sexiness in South Carolina life, signs the series' latest installment, Folly Beach (Octavia Books)

 

6:30PM Ann Tuenneman- Tuennerman discussing someone else's book (Stanley Clisby Arthur's New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em) (Hubbell Library)

 

7:00PM: Food Story Movie Night presents: King Corn- The inaugural and very first "Food Story Movie Night" featuring this documentary about the maize of life, and how it can power our future. (New Orleans Food Coop)

 

7:00PM: Sissyboy- Katie Turinski docus avant-garde Portland drag queens (CAC)

 

7:00PM: Lord of the Rings- This epic triliogy is shown over a period of three weeks, one per week at AMC Palace 20, ALC Palace 16, and Hollywood 14. Tonight, June 21, and June 28. All or nothing baby (Local Theaters)

 

7:00PM: Iron Rail Zine Reading Benefit- Film ($100 and a T-Shirt!), Music, Reading, $5-$10 (Zeitgeist)

 

7:30PM: Trinity Wall Street Choir- NYC's renowned Trinity Wall Street choir perform a cappella choral works at a benefit for All Souls Episcopal Mission. Trinity Wall Street’s Director of Music and the Arts/ Composer Julian Wachner conducts the performance (Trinity Episcopal Church)

 

8:00PM: The Humanization 4tet- Portugal and Dallas unite to create a jazz-rock-noize quartet…no this is not a Christopher Guest pilot (Zeitgeist)

 

9:00PM: Walter Wolfman Washington- The Wolf roams Mid-City (Bayou Park Bar)

 

10:00PM: Fast Boyfriends, Teen Wolves, Autistic Fit- Punk (Siberia)

 

10:00PM: Tintypes, Picnic- Local bluegrass and Estonian electronica (Allways Lounge)

 

*And the weekly Tuesday typicals: Rebirth at Maple Leaf, New Orleans?Cotton Mouth Kings at d.b.a, Crescent City Famer’s Market on Broadway,?Meschiya at Spotted Cat, Euclid Records Trivia Night at Hi-Ho, and the?Community Print Shop’s Open Shop at Nowe Miasto.

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