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OUR TOP PICKS

FOR FEBRUARY EVENTS

Rambling and Rocking

Lost Bayou Ramblers are a Cajun band from Lafayette that has a reach far beyond the Bayou. The band contributed to the score of the homegrown hit Beasts of the Southern Wild, and its 2012 release Mammoth Waltz featured a cameo from celebrity and sometimes-singer Scarlett Johansson as well as Violet Femmes vocalist and fiddle player Gordon Gano.

The Ramblers reunite with Gano for a show at One Eyed Jacks on Feb. 27. Information, OneEyedJacks.net


A Portrait of a Playwright

New Orleans admires playwright Tennessee Williams, who lived and wrote in the French Quarter for a time, as evidenced by the big festival it throws in his honor every March (this year’s fest is March 25-29). But Williams also took up oil painting as a relaxing hobby, depicting friends and characters from his plays. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art displays some of his works during “Tennessee Williams: The Playwright and the Painter,” which is at the museum Feb. 7-March 31. Information, OgdenMuseum.org


Not a Drag

New Orleans is known for staging outrageous theater featuring cross-dressing casts, including productions by Running With Scissors and satirical shows featuring drag queen Varla Jean Merman. So it’s only natural that a local theater group would take on Charles Ludlum’s Camille, the drag melodrama based on a story by Alexander Dumas story. Merman’s male alter ego Jeffery Roberson – who has starred in aforementioned local satires, off-Broadway and in the cult film Girls Will Be Girls – directs the NOLA Project production at Mid-City Theatre. It runs through March 1. Information, NOLAProject.com

 

CALENDAR

Feb. 5. Chris Brown and Trey Songz in concert, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com

Feb. 7-11; 23-27. New Orleans Pelicans games, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com

Feb. 13. Cowboy Mouth in concert, Civic Theatre. Information, CivicNOLA.com

Feb. 14. For the Love of Funk: A Valentine’s Evening feat. Dumpstaphunk, One Eyed Jacks. Information, OneEyedJacks.net

Feb. 16. Quintron and Miss Pussycat with Ricky B and DJ Joey Buttons, One Eyed Jacks. Information, OneEyedJacks.net

Feb. 17. Mardi Gras  

Feb. 22. Harlem Globetrotters, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com

Feb. 22-23. 311 in concert, House of Blues. Information, HouseOfBlues.com/neworleans

Feb. 27. Big Easy Blues Festival, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu

Feb. 27. “Kongo Across the Waters,” through May 25, New Orleans Museum of Art. Information, noma.org

March 2. New Orleans Film Society Academy Awards viewing party, Prytania Theater. Information, NewOrleansFilmSociety.org

 

 

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