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We've got your weekend: Marigny Opera, Bywater market and live podcast

NPR's "Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" will record live at the Saenger Thursday evening.

NPR's "Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" will record live at the Saenger Thursday evening.

Thursday / Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! : NPR’s weekly “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” series comes to The Saenger (1111 Canal St.) for a live taping of the podcast. The recording, which tests average folks’ knowledge against that of some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up, will feature panelists Paula Poundstone, Roy Blount Jr. and Amy Dickinson, as well as guest Trombone Shorty. The taping begins at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets available from $34-129.

The recording will premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. on WWNO and will be available for online streaming after the radio premiere.

Friday - Saturday / Shane's shout out : BUKU Music + Art Project,
begins at 3:00 p.m. at Mardi Gras World, The Republic and the Joy Theater

The fourth edition of The BUKU Project takes over Mardi Gras World and various clubs across the city this weekend with thumping DJs and world-class rap and rock stars.  The festival is sold out already (keep an eye on Craigslist and Stubhub for a last minute pass), but you can still grab a ticket to some of the official BUKU Late after shows. Looks like New Orleans' newest major festival is here to stay as it kicks off its biggest weekend yet.

Friday / Brass Bash : Brass Bash, New Orleans’ annual celebration showcasing some of the best brass ensembles in the region, returns to One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse) for a three-hour charity show (benefiting Luke’s House Clinic) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. The event will showcase musical performances from Red Wolf Brass Band, Panorama Brass Band and Dirty Dozen Brass; it will also feature a wine pull, silent auction and after party at Hermes Bar. Tickets are $35.

Saturday / Piety Street Market : From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., over 40 vendors -- selling everything from art to vintage clothing, handmade jewelry to used books -- will gather at the Old Iron Works (612 Piety Street) in the Bywater for the monthly Piety Street Market. The market will also feature food and live music. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday / LMI performance at the Marigny Opera House : The Louis Moreau Institute, a NOLA-based not-for-profit arts organization that performs a diverse selection of music from the past 100 years -- from regional composers to famous modern composers, jazz to funk -- presents a special performance at the Marigny Opera House (725 St. Ferdinand Street) at 7:30 p.m. The group will perform compositions from German composer and organist Kreiger, French performer Messiaen and an improvisation of “A Closer Walk.” Tickets $15 / $5 for students.