Plenty to do this week


Published: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 9:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 9:44 p.m.

MUSIC

Hard to believe the always evocative Patty Larkin has been making her brand of compelling folk/pop for a quarter century. Equally evocative is how she’s celebrating it: a tour that has her performing solo at the Phillips Center’s Squitieri Theatre on Friday, and songs from her fittingly named latest album, ‘25’ — with yes, new recordings of 25 of her favorite love songs featuring collaborations by the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dar Williams and Suzanne Vega.

Patty Larkin: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phillips Center’s Squitieri Theatre. Tickets: $30. (392-2787)

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On Saturday, hometown punkers done good (or “bad” as the punk-way goes) Against Me! kicks off a new, national tour at Common Grounds. On the plate will be songs from the group’s latest album, “White Crosses,” as well as songs from the band’s breakthrough 2007 platter, “New Wave.” Whatever tickets remain are only available at the club.

Against Me!: Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday, Common Grounds. Tickets: $12.

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Ivan Neville, just one of New Orleans’ favorite-son funksters (he’s the son of the Neville Brothers’ Aaron Neville), leads his own group, Dumpstafunk, in a performance at Common Grounds.

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Common Grounds. Tickets: $12 advance, $14 day of show.

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On Sunday, fans of Celtic music and dance should hoof it down to the University Auditorium for Celtic Crossroads, a group of seven performers who demonstrate their prowess on more than 20 instruments.

Celtic Crossroads: 2 p.m. Sunday, University Auditorium. Tickets: $25-$35.

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