NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27:  Singer-songwriter Maxwell performs the National Anthem during the opening night ceremony at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Day One of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Best Bets: Maxwell, NOLA Sounds Showcase and more Film Fest picks

Here's what we think will help you get through the week.

by Mary Staes | October 22, 2018

Premiere of “Guilty Until Proven Guilty”

Ahead of the November vote on unanimous juries, the premiere of “Guilty Until Proven Guilty,” follows the story of Tim Conerly, who was arrested for a 2014 armed robbery in the French Quarter. The premiere is also apart of the ongoing New Orleans Film Festival. The film’s website says the movie takes into account factors like “non-unanimous jury verdicts, “show up” eyewitness identification, material witness warrants, “multiple bill” adjudication, an aggressive District Attorney and an overburdened Public Defender’s office.” A panel discussion about the film will follow the 53-minute screening.

Where: The Contemporary Arts Center
When: Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $13

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Getting there
900 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon 11 AM – 5 PM
Tue Closed
Wed-Sun 11 AM – 5 PM
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Maxwell at the Saenger

The R&B crooner hits the Saenger stage Wednesday night as part of his 50-date “Night” tour, where he’ll debut new songs as well as his old hits like “Pretty Wings,” “1990x” and “Bad Habits.”

Where: Saenger Theater
When: Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.
Price: $40.50-$70.50

Saenger Theatre
Getting there
1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Big Sam at Wednesday’s on the Point

Big Sam and the Krewe will be hitting the stage Wednesday at Algiers’ free concert series. Sam brings a mix of hip-hop, funk, jazz, rock and mixes it all together with his trombone. If you’re still sitting on your chair during this performance, you might want to check your pulse.

Where: Algiers Point Ferry Landing
When: Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: Free

Algiers Ferry Terminal
Getting there
New Orleans, LA 70114, USA

NOLA Sounds Artist Showcase

With Voodoo Music + Arts Experience right around the corner, let’s kick things off by showcasing some local performers in New Orleans! Join us for good vibes with NONDI and Xeno Moonflower. Click here for more about NONDI, one of the artists in the showcase.

Where: The Shop at the CAC
When: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6-8 p.m.
Price: Free

The Shop At the CAC
Getting there
900 Camp St 3rd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Fri 9am–6pm
Sat-Sun Closed
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Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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