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Events! August 17th-19th

By Nolan Storey – Editor in Chief / Contributing Writer


Another work week has ended and we have finally reached the weekend!  There is so much to do in this wonderful city of ours that it can seem impossible to choose what to do!  Have no fear!  We here at Big Easy Magazine have handpicked a few events around town over the next few days that we’d like to recommend.  The following suggestions tie in with our values and are sure to be a good time!


First and foremost we suggest that you go and see the film that everyone is talking about, BLACKkKLANSMAN is both humorous and thought provoking.  We suggest seeing it at New Orleans famous one screen theater, The Prytania!  There are showtimes Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  You don’t want to miss this film, but before you go see it, be sure to give our lead content writer’s piece on it a read!

Drag Queen Death Match  – Friday August 17th

This event sounds violent but it is far form it!  Drag Queen Death Match will occur at the All Ways Lounge located at 2240 St. Claude Avenue.  This distinct event is an eight way lip-sync competition!  Come out and support these local performers in their battle for the title!  The show starts at 11pm!  If you’re looking for something to do before the show, be sure to walk less than a block down the street to the Siberia Lounge where you can catch some great, local harpists as well as a rock band in the Cure for the summertime blues show that starts at 9pm!

Neutral Ground Coffee House’s Open Mic Night – Sunday August 19th

If you want to experience some of New Orleans most raw and undiscovered talent, or even if you’d like to get on the mic and show the world what you’ve got to express, this is the event for you.  Located at 5110 Danneel street in Uptown, the Neutral Ground Coffee House hosts a one of a kind open mic each Sunday night.  The signup starts at 7pm.  Get there on time if you want to perform!  If you’re there as a spectator, the acts begin at 7:30!

As we say at Big Easy Magazine, progressive values aren’t something to apologize for – They’re something to be owned through action.  Make sure to check out our latest article in the things to do section for a run down of the best places to take in the unique coffee house culture of New Orleans!

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