Feb 162011

Whether your taste in theatre runs to the comedic, literary or political, events in and around Uptown New Orleans over the next two days should grab your attention.

Wednesday marks the opening of two events, the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival at La Nuit Theatre on Freret and Loyola University’s BP oil spill-inspired production of “Waiting for Godot.” And Thursday will have two political events of interest to Uptown residents, a meeting of the City Council that will include a number of Uptown land-use matters, and a town-hall meeting on state House of Representatives redistricting at Dillard University. District lines will be significantly redrawn as the city loses several representatives, and residents are encouraged to voice their opinions on where their neighborhoods should be included.

Details and links in the full calendar below.



  • New Orleans City Council. Agenda includes land-use matters at Trinity Episcopal School on Jackson Avenue; Martin Wine Cellar on Baronne; a proposed multi-famil dwelling at 1927 Louisiana Avenue; a proposed business at 2139 Baronne; Cowbell restaurant at 8801 Oak; Bean Brothers’ store at 2601 Danneel; and Pepperoni’s pizza at 8123 Hampson.  10 a.m., council chambers, 1300 Perdido St. The meeting will also be broadcast over public-access TV and streamed live from the council website.
  • The NOPD Sixth District weekly COMSTAT meeting (covering the Irish Channel, Garden District and Central City). 2 p.m., Sixth District station, 1930 Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • State House redistricting committee meeting. 6pm, Dillard University, Georges Auditorium in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building, 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
  • Trinity Episcopal Church weekly Choral Evensong featuring music director Albinas Prizgintas. 6:30 p.m., 1329 Jackson Avenue.
  • The New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival. Sets at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St.
  • Waiting for Godot.” 8 p.m., Loyola University, Lower Depths Theatre, Communications/Music Complex.

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