Love, Loss, and What I Wore - Red Magnolia Theatre Company

Love, Loss, and What I Wore - Red Magnolia Theatre Company

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Written by Nora and Delia Ephron

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

Directed by Macy Jones

This beautiful play about women, their lives, their clothes and the memories that tie them together was written by Nora and Delia Ephron, best known as the screenwriters of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, among many other works. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a series of monologues and ensemble pieces that use clothing, accessories, and the memories they evoke to tell hilariously funny and often poignant stories in which all women, and many times men, will connect.

ased on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Love, Loss and What I Wore is traditionally performed as a Reader 's Theatre piece.  Through director Macy Jones's creative vision, audiences will be treated to a delightfully fresh and unique interpretation as we bring these women to life in a live action production. 

ust as the clothes we wear are woven within our stories, Red Magnolia Theatre Company is excited to present a profoundly personal play as the first stitch in our story of  Renewing women's stories, Elevating their voices, and Discovering new adventures along the way.

Production Dates

Friday, October 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14th, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m.

$25

MID CITY BALLROOM

136 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Red Magnolia Theatre Company

Red Magnolia Theatre Company

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Written by Nora and Delia Ephron

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

Directed by Macy Jones

This beautiful play about women, their lives, their clothes and the memories that tie them together was written by Nora and Delia Ephron, best known as the screenwriters of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, among many other works. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a series of monologues and ensemble pieces that use clothing, accessories, and the memories they evoke to tell hilariously funny and often poignant stories in which all women, and many times men, will connect.

ased on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Love, Loss and What I Wore is traditionally performed as a Reader 's Theatre piece.  Through director Macy Jones's creative vision, audiences will be treated to a delightfully fresh and unique interpretation as we bring these women to life in a live action production. 

ust as the clothes we wear are woven within our stories, Red Magnolia Theatre Company is excited to present a profoundly personal play as the first stitch in our story of  Renewing women's stories, Elevating their voices, and Discovering new adventures along the way.

Production Dates

Friday, October 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14th, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m.

$25

MID CITY BALLROOM

136 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Red Magnolia Theatre Company

Red Magnolia Theatre Company

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Written by Nora and Delia Ephron

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

Directed by Macy Jones

This beautiful play about women, their lives, their clothes and the memories that tie them together was written by Nora and Delia Ephron, best known as the screenwriters of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, among many other works. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a series of monologues and ensemble pieces that use clothing, accessories, and the memories they evoke to tell hilariously funny and often poignant stories in which all women, and many times men, will connect.

ased on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Love, Loss and What I Wore is traditionally performed as a Reader 's Theatre piece.  Through director Macy Jones's creative vision, audiences will be treated to a delightfully fresh and unique interpretation as we bring these women to life in a live action production. 

ust as the clothes we wear are woven within our stories, Red Magnolia Theatre Company is excited to present a profoundly personal play as the first stitch in our story of  Renewing women's stories, Elevating their voices, and Discovering new adventures along the way.

Production Dates

Friday, October 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14th, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m.

$25

MID CITY BALLROOM

136 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Cajun Dance Series - Advanced

Cajun Dance Series - Advanced

Join us for our upcoming series of Cajun Dace lessons at The Mid-City Ballroom. 

Open to experienced dancers. $60 per person for the series. Allons Danser! Register by messaging us at cajunzydecobr@gmail.com. Space is limited. Feel free to message us with any questions.

Mondays, 10/08 10/15 10/4 10/22 | 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots www.lafolkroots.org


Offering Cajun Zydeco Dance Lessons in Baton Rouge. Corey and Danielle (Honeycutt) Porche want to share this amazing part of Louisiana culture with our Baton Rouge community. We have taught in New York, Denmark, Vermont, Washington, Nova Scotia, Denmark, and here at home since 1999. Let us share this part of what make Louisiana special with you. We ultimately want to create community here in Baton Rouge, bring in bands from across the basin, and pass a good time, cher!  

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Kidder & Schultz Certified Public Accountants is celebrating Oktoberfest, Prost!

You’re invited to our 3rd annual family-friendly Oktoberfest benefiting the Louisiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Your $30 donation provides you access to raffles, silent auction, unlimited food, bier & entertainment by The Castaways Band

Don your dirndl and lederhosen! We will have prizes for the best Oktoberfest-themed outfit(s).

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Louisiana on behalf of Cindy's Steppers (in honor of Cindy Hoover).

 For more info, please visit: bit.ly/Oktoberfest2K18

 

 

Swing Dance Social

Swing Dance Social

Put on your dancin' shoes and get ready to swing! 

Friday, October 5 | 8:3opm | BYOB

Zydeco Dance Series

Zydeco Dance Series

Back at it again! Join us for our upcoming series of lessons at The Mid-City Ballroom. This 4 week series will focus on the basics of Cajun Dance, including waltz, two-step, and jitterbug. Open to all levels. $60 per person for the series. Allons Danser! Register by messaging us at cajunzydecobr@gmail.com. Space is limited. Feel free to message us with any questions.
Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots

Ugly Boys // Alabaster Stag

Ugly Boys // Alabaster Stag

Tuesday, October 2 | $8 online in advance | $10 cash only at door Doors open at 8:30pm Show at 9:00pm



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Ugly Boys

A sexy, fun pop sensation, blossomed as an idea over boxed wine. It started as a dirty little secret that couldn’t be kept, quickly becoming a four-headed monster driven by funk and kissed by disco. Vibrant voices decorate the tender falsettos that sing of passion, pain, and pleasure. Hitting all the right buttons, Ugly Boys will leave you dancing with your heart in the clouds.

Alabaster Stag

Over the past 2 years, Alabaster Stag has gained a reputation as one of the most promising and soulfully entertaining groups in their hometown of Baton Rouge, La. This lively group comprised of four well-trained music loving weirdos creates a soundscape that one could describe as a mix of neo-soul, R&B, jazz, and even some blues. Since they burst onto the scene, Stag has shared bills with nationally acclaimed performers such as Big Freedia, Preservation Jazz Hall All-Stars, Tank and the Bangas, Pell, GIVERS, and they were also featured at Baton Rouge Blues Fest and Northgate Festival in 2017. 

No matter the category you put them in, Alabaster Stag has something for everybody

Hinds and Mustard Service

Hinds and Mustard Service

Saturday, September 29th 2018

Spanish Moon Presents 

Hinds 

Mustard Service

Mid-City Ballroom
136 S. Acadian 
Baton Rouge, LA 

** LATE SHOW ** 10:30 PM! 
Madrid-based garage rockersHindsstarted as a duo ofCarlotta CosialsandAna García Perrote. Shortly before releasing their first single “Demo” in 2014 the duo became a four piece, with close friend, ex guitar player and singerAde Martínon bass and oneof their first fans,Amber Grimbergenon drums. During the rest of the year and throughout 2015 they embarked on their first world tour, playing everywhere from Thailand, Vietnam and Australia to the United States to the worldwide festival circuit, includingSXSW(in which they played 16 concerts in just 4 days),GlastonburyandBurgerama.They have received very positive reviews inPitchfork,Pigeons and Planes,Gorilla vs. Bear,Paste,SPIN,EntertainmentWeeklyandNME.Their debut album,Leave Me Alone, made its way into the world on Friday, January 8, 2016 viaMom + Pop Music.Fresh off their release, Hinds is receiving praise for their work. “This great garage-rock crew from Madrid folds decades of naïf-rock history into its craftily shambling tunes,” saidRolling Stone.Pitchforksuggests its “[Carlotta] Cosials and [Ana] Perrote’s shared vocal responsibilities, which fit perfectly together” that “truly set Hinds apart.”Entertainment Weeklycalls Hinds"...the year's buzziest indie breakout,” while SPINasks “Whether seeing Hinds live, or listening to their debut album, Leave Me Alone, one question always comes to mind: Can I join



Summer Fits + Palomino Darling

Summer Fits + Palomino Darling

Saturday, September 29 | Doors open at 8:30pm

Tickets $8 online | $10 cash only at the door



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Summer Fits

Melissa Eccles -- vocals, guitar, keys, and percussion
Jon Kolich -- guitar
Spencer Johnson -- bass

PALOMINO DARLING

Palomino Darling is a duo from Baton Rouge, LA writing and producing their music from a cozy home studio.

They describe their music as: Rock, the heartbreaking kind.

Equal partners in the creative process, Katie focuses on lyrics, melody and song foundations; Sam enhances the arrangement with instrumentation and production. 

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard / Katie Swetman
Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Drums / Sam Anselmo

BYOB

Zydeco Dance Series

Zydeco Dance Series

Back at it again! Join us for our upcoming series of lessons at The Mid-City Ballroom. This 4 week series will focus on the basics of Cajun Dance, including waltz, two-step, and jitterbug. Open to all levels. $60 per person for the series. Allons Danser! Register by messaging us at cajunzydecobr@gmail.com. Space is limited. Feel free to message us with any questions.
Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots

Cajun Beginner Dance Series

Cajun Beginner Dance Series

Back at it again! Join us for our upcoming series of lessons at The Mid-City Ballroom. This 4 week series will focus on the basics of Cajun Dance, including waltz, two-step, and jitterbug. Open to all levels. $60 per person for the series. Allons Danser! Register by messaging us at cajunzydecobr@gmail.com. Space is limited. Feel free to message us with any questions.
Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots

Ben Millburn & Sunglass Moustache // Hydra Plane // QuarxHydra Plane // Quarx

Ben Millburn & Sunglass Moustache // Hydra Plane // QuarxHydra Plane // Quarx

Let's get funky with Hydra Plane & Quarx!

Friday, September 21 // BYOB 

Hydra Plane

Formed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana mid 2016, Hydra Plane plays a combination of psychedelic rock, jazz, and funk, as well as other styles such as hip-hop and world music. The trio consists of Jacob Stanley on guitar and vocals, Eric Stewart on Bass, and Stephen Nelson on drums however they frequently collaborate with various horn players, percussionists, and rappers. Hydra Plane is highly improvisational and strives to always bring something new to their live performances and recordings

Quarx

Quarx began in the Baton Rouge area, playing venues such as the Varsity Theater and the Spanish Moon, and stemmed from the songwriting of Alaric Fricke (rhythm guitar, vocals) in 2017. Jonathan Zeringue (bass) came in to the picture shortly thereafter, followed by Keagan Soto (Lead Guitar) and Thomas Vercher (Drums). Each member of the group comes from a variety of musical interests, background, and experience. The group focused on creating chemistry between each other and blending the influences of Funk, Punk, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Rock to produce what the group likes to call "Wholesale Rock-n-Roll." Group members focus on each being given creative input and freedom, allowing the group songwriting process to become as complex or as simple as the story trying to be told from the four. The band does however, believe that they shine the most in the live performance setting. Improvisation, rotating set lists, and guest appearances means one thing, you never know what you'll get at a performance, and twists and turns will always be a possibility. With each night having endless possibilities, Quarx hopes to see you soon.



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Zydeco Dance Series

Zydeco Dance Series

Back at it again! Join us for our upcoming series of lessons at The Mid-City Ballroom. This 4 week series will focus on the basics of Cajun Dance, including waltz, two-step, and jitterbug. Open to all levels. $60 per person for the series. Allons Danser! Register by messaging us at cajunzydecobr@gmail.com. Space is limited. Feel free to message us with any questions.
Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots

Cajun Beginner Dance Series

Cajun Beginner Dance Series

Back at it again! Join us for our upcoming series of lessons at The Mid-City Ballroom. This 4 week series will focus on the basics of Cajun Dance, including waltz, two-step, and jitterbug. Open to all levels. $60 per person for the series. Allons Danser! Register by messaging us at cajunzydecobr@gmail.com. Space is limited. Feel free to message us with any questions.
Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots

US Times

US Times

The Big Reunion is Finally Here..

Saturday, September 15 | BYOB | $15 online | $20 cash only at the door



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GGOOLLDD

GGOOLLDD

Thursday, September 13 | Doors 8:30p | Tickets $8 in advance online | $10 CASH ONLY at the door

 BYOB

Electronic Pop / Dream Pop

Margaret Butler
Nick Ziemann
Mark Stewart
Nick Schubert



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Check out GGOOLLDD.

The day after GGOOLLDD frontwoman Margaret Butler graduated from art school in Baton Rouge she packed a Uhaul and headed west. “I was like, yeah, I’m not going to live here anymore,” she recalls, laughing. Her first stop was Portland, Oregon, where she subsisted mostly on “ramen noodles and pumpkins people stole for me from Home Depot,” she remembers. “You sauté them down and add lots of black pepper and curry powder and soy sauce. It’s actually pretty good!” 

Butler was riding high on that particular sense of freedom that comes when you’ve decided your life plan is to just say yes to pretty much everything. So you don’t really care that you’re broke and subsisting on stolen jack-o-lanterns, because you’re not in your suburban high school anymore, hiding your disdain for the cheerleaders. You’re in a weird and cool new town, hanging out with musicians and designers and artists. You’re free to mess around. Explore. And just when you’re starting to get a little over living “four people deep,” as Butler puts it, in your tiny apartment, another friend says, hey, come out to Wisconsin for a while. So you do. (Because: say yes!) And a while later, when, boozy in a bar one night, you hear some beats you think you’d like to write lyrics to, even though you’ve never so much as held a microphone in your life, you go for it. (Say. Yes.) And the next thing you know, you’re fronting a dynamic, dirty, synth-pop carnival of a band, hearing your single on the radio, and touring the country. 

That’s Margaret Butler’s story. And that’s the story of her band, a group as inspired by the shimmery decadence of Queen as they are by the primal yowl of Black Sabbath as they are by the madcap joy of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. GGOOLLDD is one of the most resolutely celebratory rock acts to emerge in years.

It’s not hard to understand how someone like Butler, a woman with seemingly limitless natural charisma and an obsession with dressing up in outrageous costumes (Halloween is her favorite holiday) would eventually find her way onstage, but the singer insists that rock stardom was never part of her plan. “I never even considered being a musician, I always wanted to be a clothing designer, or a chef,” she says. “I’ve always created with my hands.” Butler’s father is jeweler, and technically that’s what she was studying to be as well. But she learned all her really important college-years lessons bartending at the Spanish Moon, a legendary venue in Baton Rouge. “It was the only cool place to go and watch music in the city,” she says. “I got to see every amazing band as they were coming up, from TV On the Radio to Of Montreal to Dirty Projectors.” 

Even though Butler’s always loved music (she’s an obsessive of the first order) aside from the one time she “got really stoned and watched a John Bonham documentary then went right out and bought a pair of blue 1970s Ludwigs,” she never tried to become a serious musician. “I have great internal rhythm, I’m just too A.D.D. to sit down and actually play,” she says. “I own eight different instruments and I’ve gotten as far as like a week on each of them.” But her culture, her people, her tribe has always been connected to music. The people she met in and around the Spanish Moon were the ones she moved to Portland with, and it was through that world that she wound up, one random early fall afternoon in 2013, recording vocals, in the foyer of her house in Milwaukee, to what would become GGOOLLDD’s breakthrough debut single. “It was the first song we ever wrote and it was called ‘Gold,’” she recalls of the soulfully grimy track, on which bassist Nick Ziemann, guitarist Thomas Gilbert also played. (They added drummer Mark Stewart and synth player Nick Schubert soon after). “We were like, ‘Oh we need a name for the band - I guess it should be the same thing as the song title.” A quick Google search revealed “eight other bands named Gold,” but they were all basically unsearchable because the word is so widely used, “so we just decided to double letter it.” 

Thinking nothing of it, they threw the song up on Bandcamp, planning to go back to their day jobs, but that’s when the serendipity hurricane began. “Somehow college radio picks it up,” Butler recalls. “And it starts getting really good responses. And then it’s on their list of top-ten-plays list, which is just insane.” So they figured, why not keep this going for a while? “We were like, this is fun! Let’s write like three more songs, do a cover, and throw a party for Halloween where we can all wear gold costumes!” The Halloween party is now the stuff of GGOOLLDD legend. “I was Santigold, but instead of dressing up like the singer, I made an all gold Santa costume,” Butler recalls, laughing. “We played a terrible show to eight-some people crammed into our attic and it was one of the funnest nights ever! After that, people just kept asking us to play.”

Butler, who had by this time opened a vintage clothing business with her friends, initially thought of the band mostly as a good excuse to express her most playful sartorial impulses. “We had our next show two weeks later so I made this weird tassled vinyl gold overlay on top of a crushed velvet gold romper,” she remembers, but it wasn’t long before they all realized this band had become more than an excuse to dress up. After that second show, CMJ picked up “Gold,” from the local Milwaukee radio station, 91.7, and from there, other college radio stations around the country began playing the track as well. The same un-mixed, un-mastered version they had made on Garage Band. “After about a year I was like, people like this a lot better and they want to pay me a lot more than they do for vintage clothing, so I think I’m just going to do this instead,” Butler recalls. “It’s been three years and we have ten songs that are out right now, and we’re working on the next album.” 

GGOOLLDD isn’t like other bands. They formed on whim, decided to play their first show mostly as an excuse to host a killer party, and they eschew the traditional gotta-get-a-record-deal game in favor of playing a lot of shows and releasing their own material. That sense of whimsy blended with resolute autonomy is all part of the signature GGOOLLDD aesthetic. And it feeds into their sound, especially lately.  “Secrets,” their new single, is a soaring banger that conjures wind-in-your-hair glittery romanticism. Co-produced and mixed by Ben H. Allen (MIA, Animal Collective) it reflects that core tension in GGOOLLDD between winging it and great artistry.  “I’m not going to lie, I’m great at writing a hook,” Butler says, and is quick to point out that her bandmates are “amazing,” musicians. “But if you ask me what I do, I’m going to tell you that I’m a performer before I tell you that I’m a musician.” She pauses and cracks up. “Unless you don’t know me at all,” she continues. “Then I’m going to say I’m a musician, because if I say I’m a performer, you’re going to automatically think that I’m a stripper, which is totally ok too but not my current profession.”

 

Cajun Beginner Dance Series

Cajun Beginner Dance Series

Back at it again! Join us for our upcoming series of lessons at The Mid-City Ballroom. This 4 week series will focus on the basics of Cajun Dance, including waltz, two-step, and jitterbug. Open to all levels. $60 per person for the series. Allons Danser! Register by messaging us at cajunzydecobr@gmail.com. Space is limited. Feel free to message us with any questions.
Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots

Swing Dance Social

Swing Dance Social

Put on your dancin' shoes and get ready to swing! 

Saturday, September 8 | BYOB | Tickets TBA