21 Things To Do This September
SEINFELD AT SAENGER
He may be considered part of the old guard, but Jerry Seinfeld is staying relevant in today’s comedy landscape, in which more and more comics are using video sites like Funny or Die and YouTube, Twitter and other nontraditional platforms to get noticed. In Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the web series Seinfeld launched in 2012, funny friends that have included Larry David, Alec Baldwin and Chris Rock join Seinfeld for a spin in a classic car and a trip to get coffee, riffing along the way. Seinfeld brings his signature observational stand-up, made famous by his eponymous sitcom, to the renovated Saenger Theatre for three shows on Sept. 27-28. Information, SaengerNola.com.
A SISTER ACT AT HOUSE OF BLUES
The prolific career of Tegan and Sara has seen the Canadian twin sister duo experiment with different pop sounds: from the gentle punk and folk-pop of their earlier releases, to the radio-ready sounds of So Jealous, to the melancholy The Con, to the power-pop of Sainthood (they wrote a song for that album while in New Orleans). Their 2013 release Heartthrob goes full 1980s with synth-heavy songs about crushes and heartbreak like “Drive Me Wild” and “Closer.” Their catchy confections are satisfying for pop fans, but lyrically and sonically there’s enough substance there to appeal to the musically discerning – Tegan and Sara is a guilty pleasure you don’t have to feel guilty about. What’s Eating Gilbert opens for the pair Sept. 15 at the House of Blues. Information, HouseOfBlues.com.
UN GRAN SOLISTA
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents Strauss’ “Don Quixote,” conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto and featuring soloist Asier Polo, a Spanish cellist, at right. The concert also features selections from Berloiz’ “Romeo and Juliet.” After performing Covington’s First Baptist Church the day before, the LPO presents the concert at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Sept. 28. Information, LPOMusic.com.
More September Happenings
Sept. 6-21. Lombardi, Le Petit Théâtre. Information, LePetitTheatre.com
Sept. 6-29. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Anthony Bean Community Theater. Information, AnthonyBeanTheater.com.
Sept. 6-7. Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships, House of Blues. Information, BeardTeamUSA.org.
Sept. 8. New Orleans Saints versus Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Information, NewOrleansSaints.com.
Sept. 11-29. Southern Rep presents 33 Variations, Contemporary Arts Center. Information, SouthernRep.com.
Sept. 12. Hanson in concert, House of Blues. Information, HouseOfBlues.com.
Sept. 12-22. Beatlemania Now, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.
Sept. 13-28. 42nd Street, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Information, RivertownTheaters.com.
Sept. 14. Rising Tide New Media Conference, Xavier University. Information, RisingTideNola.com.
Sept. 16. Mumford & Sons in concert, Mardi Gras World. Information, MardiGrasWorld.com.
Sept. 20. Scales & Ales, Aquarium of the Americas. Information, AudubonInstitute.org.
Sept. 20. Martini Madness, City Park. Information, FriendsOfCityPark.com.
Sept. 25. Alt-J in concert, House of Blues. Information, HouseOfBlues.com.
Sept. 27-28. Million MILF March, Warehouse District. Information, MillionMILFMarch.com.
Sept. 27. Russell Brand, Civic Theatre. Information, CivicNOLA.com.
Sept. 27. Love in the Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art. Information, Noma.org.
Sept. 28. New Orleans on Tap, City Park Festival Grounds. Information, NewOrleansOnTap.org.
Sept. 29. Men of Soul with Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson and Howard Hewett, Saenger Theatre. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.