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The Broadside outdoor theater hosts vice presidential debate

Around 75 physically distanced patrons enjoyed Wednesday night’s debut event for The Broadside, The Broad Theater’s new outdoor space, watching the vice presidential debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence on the big screen. The crowd also enjoyed live music with Mike Doussan and Rurik Nunan, food from the Smoke Bowls popup as well as concession snacks, and lots of beverage choices. They sat in plastic patio chairs set up on distanced area rugs or at picnic tables in the rear.

The Broadside will show “Down by Law,” a 1986 independent film shot shot in New Orleans. Showings begin tonight and will continue on Sunday, with two days off to accommodate the current storm threat. For information and tickets, visit www.broadsidenola.com.
“The Broadside was created out of a need to keep The Broad Theater sailing through these crazy times,” said owner Brian Knighten on Facebook. “We are looking forward to becoming a new institution along the corridor we love.”
Get-out-the-vote signs featuring the Grateful Dead dancing bear, above, or the Grateful Dead Uncle Sam began popping up on Ursulines Avenue recently and have been spreading across the Mid-City area, including The Broadside. (Dinah Rogers, Mid-City Messenger)
Megan Nunan and her sons, 3-year-old Oliver and 1-year-old Isaac, enjoy the live music Wednesday at The Broadside before the vice presidential debate. (Dinah Rogers, Mid-City Messenger)
Rurik Nunan, left, and Mike Doussan entertain at the inaugural event for The Broadside, at Broad Street near the Lafitte Greenway. (Dinah Rogers, Mid-City Messenger)
Broadside patrons enjoy the live music before the vice presidential debate. (Dinah Rogers, Mid-City Messenger)
A sold-out physically distanced crowd of around 75 people gather Wednesday at The Broadside to watch the vice presidential debate. (Dinah Rogers, Mid-City Messenger)

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