Jul
26
Wed
Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hearthstone Fireside Gathering

After a great first gathering, we’re making them monthly! Join us on July 26th from 6pm-10pm for our second Hearthstone Fireside Gathering. Bring your tablet, laptop, or smart phone and play against other Hearthstone players. This will be a friendly night of playing with a round-robin style competition starting at 7pm. The winner will receive a $20 bar tab to the Valiant. The Fireside Gathering is free and open to all, but players under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We plan to host monthly Fireside Gatherings for the New Orleans community.

Hearthstone is a competitive card game by Blizzard Entertainment. Learn more at http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/

Jul
28
Fri
‘Night, Mother
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
'Night, Mother

The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie’s father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne’er-do-well; her last job didn’t work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.

Jul
29
Sat
Gary Negbaur on Piano
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gary Negbaur on Piano

Live Piano in the Lounge

Gary Negbaur’s ankles bear the symbols of New Orleans and New York, and he keeps a foot in each musical world while touring worldwide performing the music of the ’20s to today. This pianist/singer/songwriter has grooved at the Superdome in New Orleans, knocked them out at Birdland in NYC and raised the roof at South by Southwest in Austin. In Paris, he brought the audience to its feet at the legendary Le Bilboquet. He tours as a soloist, with the Gary Negbaur Group and in Jazz, Blues & Two Tattoos, a show that explores the music of New Orleans and New York. His innovative arrangements of standards and soulful originals make for unforgettable performances.

‘Night, Mother
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
'Night, Mother

The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie’s father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne’er-do-well; her last job didn’t work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.

Aug
12
Sat
Dancing Our Way Home
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dancing Our Way Home

Theater show at the Valiant Theater, Sat., Aug. 12, 8-10pm

“DANCING our way HOME” has been a seven month project, led by Tamalyn Dallal, in which dancers in New Orleans, Covington, Baton Rouge and Ocean Springs, Ms. study about the roots of Middle Eastern dance, music and culture, searching from remote outposts along the Silk Road to the cultural centers of Cordoba, Cairo, and Constantinople. Through empires and trade roots, we’ve studied history, culture and music. We’ve explored the correlation between the origins of movement in our own bodies, and the origin of musical styles across the globe.
Through hundreds of years, we realize that our dance did not originate in a night club. We have shared women’s parties, workshops, and film showings, dancing for one another in the spirit of Oriental dance before orientalism, and before it became “bellydance”.

Aug
17
Thu
Looped by Matthew Lombardo
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Looped by Matthew Lombardo

Looped by Matthew Lombardo

Based on a real event, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead needed eight hours to redub – or loop – one line of dialogue for her last movie, Die, Die, My Darling. Though Bankhead’s outsized personality dominates the play, the sub-story involves her battle of wills with a film editor named Danny Miller, who has been selected to work that particular sound editing session.
Performance dates:
August 17, 18, 21 at 8:00 pm
August 20 at 6:00 pm
No performance on 8/19
Aug
18
Fri
Looped by Matthew Lombardo
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Looped by Matthew Lombardo

Looped by Matthew Lombardo

Based on a real event, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead needed eight hours to redub – or loop – one line of dialogue for her last movie, Die, Die, My Darling. Though Bankhead’s outsized personality dominates the play, the sub-story involves her battle of wills with a film editor named Danny Miller, who has been selected to work that particular sound editing session.
Performance dates:
August 17, 18, 21 at 8:00 pm
August 20 at 6:00 pm
No performance on 8/19
Aug
19
Sat
NOLA Voice Theatre Show Three
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
NOLA Voice Theatre Show Three

Keeping the art of radio theatre alive

NOLA Voice Theatre’s third show of the summer! Featuring more original tales inspired by New Orleans folklore and a radio adaptation of a beloved Broadway classic.

Aug
20
Sun
Looped by Matthew Lombardo
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Looped by Matthew Lombardo

Looped by Matthew Lombardo

Based on a real event, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead needed eight hours to redub – or loop – one line of dialogue for her last movie, Die, Die, My Darling. Though Bankhead’s outsized personality dominates the play, the sub-story involves her battle of wills with a film editor named Danny Miller, who has been selected to work that particular sound editing session.
Performance dates:
August 17, 18, 21 at 8:00 pm
August 20 at 6:00 pm
No performance on 8/19
Aug
21
Mon
Looped by Matthew Lombardo
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Looped by Matthew Lombardo

Looped by Matthew Lombardo

Based on a real event, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead needed eight hours to redub – or loop – one line of dialogue for her last movie, Die, Die, My Darling. Though Bankhead’s outsized personality dominates the play, the sub-story involves her battle of wills with a film editor named Danny Miller, who has been selected to work that particular sound editing session.
Performance dates:
August 17, 18, 21 at 8:00 pm
August 20 at 6:00 pm
No performance on 8/19