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Today in NOLA 9.7.17

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. 

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Today in NOLA 9.6.17

Today, discuss New Orleans-focused literature with French author Joshua Lafitte. Anime film Millenium Actress will be screened at Rubber Library & Flower Bodega, while Bar Redux will host an outdoor screening of two Humphrey Bogart classics. Danish singer MØ will rock Tulane's fall concert, open to the public. On this day in 1893, Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault was born in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Wednesday.


Joshua Lafitte (Alliance Francaise, 6PM)

The Alliance hosts a meet and greet with French author and described "Louisiana enthusiast" Joshua Lafitte, on hand to present his Louisiana-focused novel Survivances. The book is set in New Orleans and the bayou in the months before Hurricane Katrina, following the lives of three distinct New Orleanians. 


Millenium Actress  (Rubber Library & Flower Bodega, 7:30PM)

The Bywater bookstore will screen Millennium Actress, a 2001 Japanese anime drama directed by Satoshi Kon. The film tells the story of two documentarians out to record the life of retired acting legend, Chiyoko Fujiwara. As the faded superstar shares her life story, her childhood memories, cinematic experiences, and celebrity persona become increasingly indistinguishable. The event will also function as a fundraiser for the New Orleans Independent Comics and Zine Festival. 


 (Tulane University, 8PM)

Danish singer MØ has had a massively successful last couple of years. Collabs with Iggy Azalea, Major Lazer, Avicii, Justin Bieber, and Snakehips have seen the artist’s name top the charts, while her debut studio album No Mythologies was met with critical acclaim upon release in 2014. Tonight, check her out as she headlines Tulane’s fall concert, featuring James Quick. Tickets are $5 for Tulane students, $20 for the general public. 


Cinema Noir (Bar Redux, 9PM)

As part of their ongoing collab with the New Orleans Film Noir Society, Bar Redux will host a free double screening of two Humphrey Bogart classics. The Maltese Falcon is a landmark story in both noir literature and classic film history, as the famed Dashiell Hammett novel became director John Huston's debut feature in 1941. Bogart stars as P.I. Sam Spade investigating the circumstances surrounding the titular jewel-encrusted falcon. The Big Sleep follows the same book-to-film translation (this time: Raymond Chandlert's novel made as a film directed by Howard Hawks). This time, Bogart is a P.I. by the name of Philip Marlowe investigating the shady dealings of two socialite sisters, one played by his great love Lauren Bacall

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Today in NOLA 9.5.17

This Tuesday, grab a pipin’ hot piece of pizza pie for a great cause, enjoy the musical stylings of Jeff Taylor at Gasa Gasa, or pay tribute to the cult works of David Lynch and Tobe Hooper at film screenings around town. On this day in 1983, the Pontchartrain Beach officially closed. Now, more to do today. 


Raise Some Dough for ARNO (Blaze Pizza, 5PM)

There may be a few things to consider before attending this event: Do you like pizza? Do you like dogs? Do you like helping dogs while eating pizza? If you answered yes to the above then this is the event for you. Raise some dough while you eat some dough and maybe even find your new best friend. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans. 


David Lynch Tribute (Zeitgeist, 7PM)

Exposure Cinema and Zeitgeist have teamed up to screen a night of David Lynch inspired short films. Curator Adam Sekuler focused the evening's works on films remniscent of the extra-dimensional Black Lodge, as seen prominently in Twin Peaks, which just wrapped its revival run on Sunday night. The lineup includes five short films that range from a sci-fi soap opera to a scarily repetitive love story. 


Jeff Taylor (Gasa Gasa, 9PM)

New York City based musician Jeff Taylor takes the stage at Gasa Gasa tonight with support from NOLA's own trumpet player Eric "Benny" Bloom. Taylor will perform his first ever show in New Orleans this evening, playing a range of his old tunes and new sounds off of his summer collaborative release Willow, Texas


Texas Chainshaw Massacre (Prytania Theatre, 10PM)

Following the death of horror filmmaker Tobe Hooper on August 26, 2017, the Prytania Theatre is paying tribute to the director with a two-night screening of his seminal film Texas Chainsaw Massacre. With the 1974 movie about a family of rural Texan cannibals, Hooper pioneered an entire genre of horror filmmaking that explored gore and grit that the world had never seen before. Read the story behind the movie here


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Today in NOLA 9.4.17

Happy Labor Day, New Orleanians! Enjoy the last lazy days of summer with a few laidback events around town. The Allways welcomes a drag reunion, and Santos Bar invites aspiring performers to take to their stage for an open mic event. It's a survival of the funniest at The New Movement, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1948, a devastating hurricane with winds up to 90 MPH hit New Orleans, creating extensively damage but thankfully no loss of life. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 


Rainbow Hangover (Allways Lounge, 7PM)

Many of us may be recovering from Southern Decadence with an Advil or two and a long shower to rinse away the glitter and sweat. The Allways offers a remedy of a different sort with Rainbow Hangover, a reunion show featuring the Cycle 6 graduates of the New Orleans Drag Workshop. Performers include Dolly Pardon?, Danny Girl, Gayle King Kong, Napoleon Complex, and Fabigail Tchopitoulas performing hostess duties. 


Open Mic Night (Santos Bar, 8PM)

This free show on the lower Decatur drag is a coming together of all sorts of performance. Whether a singer, a poet, a musician, a stand-up, a mime, or otherwise, all are welcome to showcase their talents. The show will kick off at 8PM, but head over an hour early if you want to secure your spot on the line-up. 


Knockout: Last One Standing (The New Movement, 9PM)

The New Movement’s weekly comedy competition returns tonight. Two comedian will square off in a stand-up showdown, where the audience chooses the winner. Tonight is an epic installment of Knockout, in honor of TNM’s two year anniversary. 16 funny folks will go on stage, but only one will emerge victorious. 


Instant Opus (Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM)

Instant Opus is a 100% completely improvised music series held at the Hi-Ho Lounge every Monday night. This week features trumpeter Alex Massa, jazz guitarist Chris Alford, drummer Marcello Benetti, and Nathan Lambertson taking a break from Aurora Nealand's Royal Roses to take on bass duties.  


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Today in NOLA 9.3.17

If Southern Decadence isn't keeping you busy enough this Sunday, read on for more events around town. Shop your way to help canines at Bar Redux, or pay tribute to Joni Mitchell at The Civic. Mannie Fresh and DJ Soul Sister take HOB. Poor Boys hosts an epic farewell for Twin Peaks. Today in Louisiana history, a "mini civil war" took place in 1859 between Calcasieu vigilante and others near Rayne in what was known as the Battle of Queue de Toture. Click through for more to do this Tuesday.


Swamp Swap (Bar Redux, 2PM)

Support the New Orleans Bulldog Rescue at Bar Redux's annual yard sale. Sift through records, vintage clothes, jewelry, homemade curiosities, art, and more along the sidewalk and Bar Redux's covered patio. the Bywater watering hole's bar and famed kitchen will also be open, if you want a refreshment and a Caribbean-Creole snack.  


Twin Peaks: The Return Series Finale (Poor Boys, 6PM)

Fire walk with Poor Boys and help say goodbye to Twin Peaks. Over 25 years after David Lynch’s cult classic series ended, the much-anticipated new installment will wrap tonight. In addition to screening the two-hour series finale at 7PM, Poor Boys will host a Lynchian costume contest, DJ sets, and more. If you want to commemorate the evening on your corporeal form, stick and poke tattoos will be offered by NOLA artist Trasheyez. 


Paz Fest IV (Civic Theatre, 7PM)

The fourth annual New Orleans tribute to Joni Mitchell benefitting the Ruth Paz Foundation will move to the Civic for 2017. Funds raised from tonight's event will directly go to The Ruth Paz Pediatric Surgery and Burn Hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The all ages show will feature a who's who of New Orleans talent, including Harry Shearer, Judith Owen, Alex McMurray, David Torkanowsky, Deacon John, and the Asylum Chorus. Also included in the lineup is Joni's first husband, Chuck Mitchell. 


Body Rock (House of Blues, 10PM)

The top DJS in town, Mannie Fresh & DJ Soul Sister, will take over HOB with old school sounds. DJ Soul Sister’s celebration of rare grooves always makes for some legendary dance parties all over the city, while Mannie Fresh has helped make some of NOLA's top talents (from Big Freedia to Stooges Brass Band) national powerhouses.

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Today in NOLA 9.2.17

Southern Decadence is in full swing, but there's plenty to do besides the parties around town. Check out the soon-to-be hot spot on Lake Ponchartrain for a free concert with food and drinks. Or, laugh this Labor Day weekend at the Comedy Soul Fest. Luke Winslow King plays on Frenchmen, while Bar Redux welcomes Ruby & The Rogues. On this day in 1909, New Orleans was first linked by rail to Houston. Now, more to do tonight. 


Sneak Peek: Lakeshore Landing (Lakeshore Landing, 3PM)

Visit the soon-to-be-opened entertainment venue on Lake Pontchartrain for a day of music, food and fun. The venue at Lakeshore Landing, a venture from the owners of Tipitina's and The Orpheum Theater, will be just part of the massive revitalization on the South Shore Harbor. Tonight will feature craft cocktails, local brews, and food trucks from hot spot all over town, with a percentage of proceeds going toward the Instruments A' Comin' program. Lakeshore Landing will also play host to a free concert by Naughty Professor and The Fortifiers. 


Labor Day Comedy Soul Fest (UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM)

Singer/comedian Anthony Hamilton is teaming up with comedian Michael Blackson for a night of laughs at the Lakefront Arena. Also featuring DJ Captain Charles, Shaddy Feel Good, Tonya Boyd Cannon, and hosting duties performed by Shervey. 


Luke Winslow King (Three Muses, 9PM)

King rules the music scene tonight on Frenchmen. He mixes elements of traditional jazz and blues while driving an energetic rock n' roll sound. His fifth album I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always was released in 2016. Though King is a transplant who has adopted New Orleans as his home, he has been much influenced by the notes of Cajun country with tracks like "Levee Man." If you're out and about, catch this show and see what Mr. King is all about.  


Ruby & The Rogues (Bar Redux, 9PM)

New Orleans-born Ruby Rendrag leads this indie folk-rock trio, peforming vocals, guitar, and songwriting duties. Joining Ruby are her Rogues, percussionist Michael Ennis and cellist Suki Kuehn. Together, they create unique instrumental sounds that connect seamlessly and unexpectedly and have delighted crowds from Jazz Fest to the Frenchmen strip. Tonight, join this stellar trio at Bywater watering hole Bar Redux, and take in their lovely sounds on the bar's charming covered patio. 

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Today in NOLA 9.1.17

Southern Decadence is offering some can't-miss events this Friday (NoDef's run-down here), though the fun doesn't stop there. It's a great night for music, as rapper Boyfriend plays The Joy and Sylan Esso takes the stage at The Civic with Flock of Dimes. Tip's welcomes Big Sam's Funky Nation and Miss Mojo for a free show. HOB throws a party for the King of Feelings, Drake. On this day in 1932, the Clio streetcar — the first streetcar to cross Canal Street — ran for the final time from Canal up to Clio to Magnolia Streets, before returning on Erato and Carondelet Streets. Now, more to do today. 


Boyfriend's 5th Annual Birthday Extravaganza (Joy Theater, 8PM)

Sex-positive rapper Boyfriend hosts a birthday party for the ages. Special guests include burlesque performers Fleur de Tease and Kitten n' Lou, musicians Madame Gandhi, Maggie Koerner, Tasche de la Rocha, Alexis M Marceaux, Tif Lamson, Robin Barnes, Ladies of Passion, and dance troupes Camel Toe Lady Steppers. Boyfriend strongly encourages all attendees to wear lingerie to the show, so stop by the Boyfriend pop-up shop on Royal Street to score some goods (including undies, plus, music, glitter, and more). 


Sylvan Esso (Civic Theatre, 8:30PM)

Singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn make up indie pop duo Sylan Esso. Tonight, they take the stage to promote their sophomore album What Now, which was released earlier this year. Featuring Flock of Dimes in support. 


Labor Drake (House of Blues, 9PM)

You got everything, you got everything? Then make you're on the list for tonight's celebration of the Canadian King at HOB. Whether you want to theorize about his relationships with RiRi and Nicki, or have some Degrassi conspiracies you've been holding onto for the last 15 years, find likeminded people tonight. Just want to dance and drink? There'll be folks that say, "Girl that's all that we do.


Foundation Free Fridays (Tipitina's, 10PM)

After getting his start with Stooges Brass Band and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, "Big Sam" Williams struck out with his eponymous Big Sam’s Funky Nation. The band is bold, tight, brass-forward, and unafraid to innovate. Tonight they are joined by Miss Mojo for tonight's installment of Tipitina's Foundation Free Fridays.  

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Today in NOLA 8.31.17

This Thursday, listen in to some top artists discuss street spirit, learn the basics of spell casting, watch some college football, or cool off with some free ice cream and comedy. On this day in 1819, a battle took place on the water between the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and The Bravo, a pirate ship owned by Jean Lafitte. After a gun fight, The Bravo was taken over and several pirates, including Lafitte's lieutenant Jean La Farges, were captured. Now, more to do today. 


Antenna::Signals (Kermit's Treme Mother-In-Law Lounge, 6PM)

Conceived as a live arts magazine, Antenna::Signals welcomes  6-8 of the artists and writers of Antenna to host Issue 6. This installment will foster a discussion on street spirit, and what communal movement and celebration means to the arts and people of New Orleans with conversation, performances, and presentations. Sunni Patterson will emcee the event, which will include Take 'Em Down NOLA leader A Scribe Called Quess?, photojournalist Abdul Aziz, Louisiana Water Works CEO Miriam Belblidia, singer-songwriter Mykia Jovan, activist and educator Sabrina Mays-Montana, artist Dread Scott, and photographer Polo Silk. 


New Orleans Saints vs. Balitmore Ravens (Superdome, 7PM) 
The Saints take on the Ravens in the final preseason game of the year. Both teams are ranked at the top (Ravens at #1, Saints at #2) for defense in the NFL, so expect each side to bring their all to the Dome. With kick off for the official season just a week and a half away, this is the last chance for the boys in black & gold to make a statement about their plans to dominate this year. 
Tarot Ritual & Manifestation (Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM)
Tonight, famed NOLA-based reader and practitioner Tattiana Tarot will lead a workshop through the essentials of spell casting, hoodoo, and Tarot. Students will learn basic spells and ritual work, as well as techniques for manifestation and visualization. True to her name, Tattiana will also instruct how the Tarot can be used to better direct and clarify this work. 
Night Church (Sidney's Saloon, 8:30PM)

What better way to cool off on the last night of August than with some ice cream? Throw in some of the city's top stand-up talents, and the fact that scoops from New Orleans Ice Cream company are FREE, and tonight's show at Sidney's is a can't-miss event. Night Church will feature 10 minute sets from at least eight of the top stand-ups in town. D.C. based comedian Kevin Tit will headline the show. 

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Today in NOLA 8.30.17

Today, celebrate the intersection of arts and non-profits with Culture Collision. Demetri Martin will perform a comedy show at Tulane, while Walter "Wolfman" Washington plays his weekly gig on Frenchmen. NOLA's drag school graduates showcase what they learned at the Allways Lounge. Happy birthday Huey P. Long, who was born this day in 1893. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Culture Collision (CAC, 5:30PM)

The ninth Culture Collision will bring together almost 90 visual art and performance orgs from around the city tonight at the Contemporary Arts Center. The event offers a chance to find out what all these different entities do, where they have shows and plot out how you can better spend that limited amount of time that doesn't require working.


Demetri Martin (Tulane University, 8PM)

Demetri Martin carved a spot for himself in the comedy scene in the early 2000s as "Senior Youth Correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and his own Comedy Central series Important Things. Martin's stand-up, which blends absurdist scenarios and deadpan delivery with drawings, one-liners, and musical accompaniment and interludes. Tonight, he is performing show free and open to the public. 


V is For…  (Allways Lounge, 8PM)

CeCe V. Dementhe produces this showcase for the fifth graduating class of the Vinsantos Drag Workshop. Nancy Shame will host the show, which will feature Dementhe as well as Dede Onassis, Quinn LaRoux, Annie Bacterial, Smokestack Lightnin', Holden Doves, Sir Ren Dipity, Franky, and Duchess Ovens. 


Walter "Wolfman" Washington (d.b.a., 10PM)

As a young man in the 1950s and 1960s, Walter “Wolfman” Washington played in the bands of artists like Lee Dorsey and Irma Thomas. Later, he developed his singing style beside Johnny Adams, the legendary New Orleans gospel and blues singer. These days, Washington plays blues, funk, and soul with his band the Roadmasters. 


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Today in NOLA 8.29.17

Today, we remember Hurricane Katrina. Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina came whirling out of the Gulf. We are painfully familiar with the levee breaks, flooding, death, and dislocation that followed. Across the city, we pause to remember, reopen, and rejoice at some of the rebuilding. We are also conscious of our safety during the current Hurricane Harvey, with rain that has led many New Orleanians to stay close to home. There are still a few events around town that the more adventurous resident can attend. Rebirth Brass Band will play their recurring gig at the Maple Leaf, or venture over to Frenchmen to see locals-gone-big Water Seed take the stage at Blue Nile. Pitchfork Radio kicks off their NOLA invasion with some star-studded radio broadcasts. Gasa Gasa will project back-to-back screenings of Kill Bill. Read on for details below. 


Pitchfork Radio in New Orleans (Republic NOLA, 12PM)

Day one of Pitchfork's two day Crescent City invasion, streaming live and open to the public from Republic NOLA. Today's broadcasts include Hurray for the Riff Raff, A$AP Ferg, a run-down of NOLA's hip hop and bounce artists, Japanese Breakfast, and legendary rock group Blondie. Stream here


Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 (Gasa Gasa, 8PM)

A weather-related concert cancellation opened up room for Gasa Gasa to host a rainy night double feature. Stop by this Freret venue for back-to-back screenings of Tarantino's grindhouse-inspired martial arts movie series, played on their big screen projector and with full sound system accompaniment. For the unfamiliar, the Kill Bill series follows The Bride (Uma Thurman), a former assassin on a quest for revenge against former coworkers, including the titular Bill. 


Water Seed (Blue Nile, 9PM)

In the midst of a nationwide tour celebrating their album We Are Stars, Water Seed returns to their Tuesday night residency at Blue Nile for a special appearance. Inspired by Sly & the Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire, with interstellar touches in the spirit of classic Bowie, this NOLA funk outfit has developed its own distinct sound around town. 


Rebirth Brass Band (Maple Leaf Bar, 10:30PM)

Come out to Oak for not one, but two sets from the double Grammy-winning brass band. Led by Derrick Tabb and Tuba Phil, the group has played worldwide, but there is no better place to see them than here, at home.