Today, educate yourself about the city's housing issues ahead of the fall election with a forum featuring mayoral and City Council candidates. A local maker's market sets up shop in the Carver Theater. The Orpheum screens a 1970s classic, while Metro Station stops along their 10th anniversary tour for a show at The Willow. On this day in 1899, pioneering traditional jazz drummer "Little" Joe Lindsay was born in New Orleans. He is perhaps best remembered for his work with Louis Armstrong, which began as early as 1916-1917 and carried on throughout both of their careers. Now, more to do this Thursday.
Proud to Call it Home (Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, 5PM)
In New Orleans, there is a high cost to the affordable housing crisis. Join the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center to learn what the candidates think before the elections this fall. A panel featuring mayoral contenders will kick things off, with confirmed appearances by Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell, Desiree Charbonnet, and Troy Henry. This forum will be followed by discussions with select candidates across each district. Read the event’s Facebook page to learn more.
Treme Maker's Market (Carver Theater, 6PM)
Tonight kicks off the first-ever Treme Maker’s Market, housed inside the historic Carver Theater. Support your local artisan — the new indoor fair will feature fine art, clothing, jewelry, housewares, small batch products, and more. The Corner Collective, a new spoken word poetry series, will also begin tonight at the Carver.
The Sting (Orpheum Theater, 7PM)
The Orpheum hosts a free screening of the 1973 crime classic The Sting starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Fresh off of their 1969 collab in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Newman and Redford teamed up again with director George Roy Hill for the Depression-era caper film, which follows a young grifter who teams up with a faded con man to take on a crime boss.
Metro Station (The Willow, 8PM)
Feel all the feels tonight, as you travel back to 2007 for one night only to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Metro Station. The pop rock band, best known for 2000s angsty songs like “Seventeen Forever” and "Shake It,” features Mason Musso on vocals/guitar/keyboard/synth, Spencer Steffan on drums, and Trace Cyrus (yes, Miley’s brother) on lead guitar/vocals/bass.