Soul Sister’s Jam Anniversary, PUP, ‘Waterworld: The Musical’ and More New Orleans Events Coming September 6-13 | Events
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Soul Sister’s Birthday Jam
Melissa Weber, alias DJ soulmate, celebrates its birthday with live music, DJs and host Papa Schtroumpf. Switch, which has released R&B hits on the Motown label, headlines the show, and there’s music from DJ Captain Charles and Soul Sister. Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday, September 9 at Tipitina. Tickets $25 in advance via tipitinas.com$28 the day of the show.
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett broke out with his debut studio album “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Sit,” earning accolades for his straight-forward, relaxing yet engaging indie rock. Barnett released her third studio album, “Things Take Time, Take Time,” in November and is now touring the United States. At the Joy Theater at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6. Tickets $32.50 via thejoytheatre.com.
Advantage Roots of Music
Music Education and Youth Empowerment Group roots of music turns 16 on Thursday with its annual benefit show at Tipitina. There will be performances by Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, TBC Brass Band, Re-Creations Brass Band, King Bronze and students from Roots Studio Academy. At 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 8. Tickets are $27 at tipitinas.com.
Prolific indie psych-pop band from Montreal released their idiosyncratic 18th studio album, “Freewave Lucifer f
‘Waterworld: The Musical’
Below Sea Level Productions presents its adaptation of Kevin Costner’s huge belly flop, “WaterWorld”. The action takes place in a swimming pool and is semi-immersive for viewers who choose to sit by the water. The piece incorporates water ballet, video projections and a score by Ratty Scurvics. There is a pool party before the show. The show starts at 8 p.m. at The Drifter, Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, and there are shows September 15-16. Tickets $25 through thedrifterhotel.com.
The new company is aiming for a main season of five shows.
Side show of the Hellzapoppin circus
Designed as a retro spectacle, Hellzapoppin features sword swallowers, fire eaters, glass walkers, jugglers, magic tricks, body piercings and more. The rock and roll circus company is at The Howlin’ Wolf at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6. More information on hellzapoppin.com. Tickets $20-$40 through thehowlinwolf.com.
Toronto punk band puppy writes songs meant to be shouted at the band with sweaty strangers crammed into small bars and basements. The band released their catchy and frenetic fourth album ‘The Unraveling of PUPTheBand’ earlier this year and are now on the ‘PUP Returns: Thank Fucking God’ tour. At 8 p.m., Monday, September 12, at the Civic Theatre. Tickets $25 via civicnola.com.
Emily Skinner, who starred in Broadway productions of “The Cher Show” and “Prince of Broadway,” is performing solo at the Petit Theater. The program includes songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more. At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. Tickets $15 to $50 via lepetittheatre.com.
‘Clothes for a summer hotel’
In one of his later works, Tennessee Williams imagined the relationship between Jazz Age writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. Although they both died relatively young, their relationship suffered the limelight of fame, infidelities, jealousy and mental illness. The Tennessee Williams Theater Company of New Orleans performs the show at Loyola University’s Lower Depths Theater in New Orleans September 9-24. Tickets $20-$45 through twtheatrenola.com.
Opening of the Musaica season
New Orleans chamber music ensemble Musaica opens its season with “Sibling Rivalry,” a program featuring pieces by German composer brothers Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. The concert will also include works by Johann Christian Bach and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Musaica performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 12 at Munholland United Methodist Church in Metairie and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13 at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian. The recommended donation is $20, or $10 for students and seniors. Learn more about musaica.org.
The popular music festival also includes Shaggadelic and Raw Revolution, Wynton, Russell Batiste and Friends, Sporty’s Brass Band and SaxKixAve.
“Music for Mental Health”
The Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation and Kathryn Rose Wood will host “Music for Mental Health” on Sunday, September 11, to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention resources and funds for mental health organizations. LeTrainiump, Margie Perez, Sabine McCalla and band members Whisper Party perform songs and share stories about their own mental health journeys. The event will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, NAMI New Orleans and the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation. The show starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Preservation Hall. Admission is $20 at the door. Find more information about btdfoundation.org.
Good enough for good times
Good Enough for Good Times, a side project of Galactic bassist Rob Mercurio and guitarist Jeff Raines with keyboardist Joe Ashlar and drummer Simon Lott, plays an early show in NOLA Brewing’s Barn Burner series. At 6 p.m. on Saturday September 10 at the brasserie. Admission $10 at the door.
The big show
It’s Good Comedy founder Vincent Zambon is launching a new regular comedy show, The Big Show. He is joined by comedians Mary-Devon Dupuy, Geneva Joy, Amanda G. and Marcus Bond. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 at the Hi-Ho Lounge. Tickets $10 in advance via itsgoodcomedy.com or $15 at the door.
Release of the book “Joyride”
British-born, New Orleans-based photographer Alex Povey has spent years traveling England, Europe and the United States hitchhiking and jumping freight trains, cheapest and most independent means he can travel. He was taking photos of his travels, and now Povey is publishing “Joyride,” a photo book of American travels taken between 2013 and 2021. The book is published by Burn Barrel Press, and a launch party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. . Saturday September 10 at the Mudlark Public Theatre. Learn more about burnbarrelpress.com.
The newly opened space on the ground floor of LEH includes Scott’s artwork, event space and a reading nook.