Pizza Nola, in New Orleans’ Lakeview neighborhood, will host an outdoor viewing party for the SyFy original movie “Ghost Shark” from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.
The restaurant is a t 141 W. Harrison Ave.
“A great white shark is tortured and killed by a fisherman, then returns from the dead, exacting vengeance on all humans,” according to SyFy’s synopsis of the movie, which stars Mackenzie Rosman (Ruthie Cramden from “Seventh Heaven”), New Orleans resident Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis (“The Walking Dead”) and Richard Moll (“Night Court”). The movie was filmed on the Northshore.
Pizza Nola will have a large screen in its parking lot. Food and drinks will be available for sale from the restaurant, and participants are encouraged to bring blankets and/or folding chairs (no outside food or drinks). There will be giveaways and a Twitter stream from the cast and crew.
To follow the action, Pizza Nola has set up a Twitter list of “Ghost Shark” personnel at twitter.com/pizzanola/ghostshark. Some locally based members of the cast and crew are expected to be there, said Will Samuels, Pizza Nola co-owner, in a news release.
For more information, visit facebook.com/events/150077918526976/, PizzaNola.com, Facebook.com/PizzaNola, or follow @PizzaNola on Twitter.
Gay issues examined
Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s “Louisiana Public Square” will look at the state’s position on gay marriage at 7 p.m. Aug. 28.
June’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act will allow some federal benefits for same-sex couples that were legally married elsewhere but live in Louisiana. Louisiana passed a constitutional amendment in 2004 that defines marriage as between one man and one woman and denies the recognition of gay unions. In light of the High Court’s decision, the program looks at the possibility of Louisiana’s Defense of Marriage amendment being challenged, and if the state’s current position on gay marriage affects its “quality of life” and threatens the recruitment of employers to the state. Also discussed will be whether or not legislative attempts to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays in Louisiana can achieve equal protection or create special rights at the expense of another’s religious freedom.
WLPB, Channel 27.1, is on cable Channel 12.
‘Dance’ hitting N.O.
The “So You Think You Can Dance” live tour version of the Fox reality competition series will stop in New Orleans Nov. 5 for a show at the Saenger Theatre.
The top 10 finalists from the show’s 10th season will perform. Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com.
TNT renews ‘Crimes’
‘Major Crimes,’ the police drama with several Louisiana ties, will get a third season on TNT.
The series stars Lafayette native Kearran Giovanni and Graham Patrick Martin, whose hometown is Thibodaux. New Orleans native James Duff is the show’s creator.
“Major Crimes” is ranked as one of basic cable’s top five series. The show wrapped up its summer run on Monday, and will return in November for the second half of its second season.
Worth a look
THE MARCH: 8 p.m. Tuesday, WLPB, Channel 27.1 (cable Channel 12). Narrated by actor Denzel Washington, the new documentary honors the 50th anniversary of the original March on Washington, chronicling the monumental event in the Civil Rights Movement.
THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY: Beginning at 9 p.m. Sept. 2, TCM (cable Channel 199). The documentary series tells the history of cinema and opens a 15-week programming event, which also includes 119 films and many short subjects representing 29 countries across six continents.
YUKON GOLD: 7 p.m. Sept. 4, Nat Geo Channel (cable Channel 108). The new series follows fearless prospectors determined to find gold, staking their claims on some of the Yukon’s untouched terrain.