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Jeudi

July 20th

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Ft. Renshaw Davis

 

Stuart McNair

Mahogany Jazz Hall, 6PM

Early Blues to Zydeco

 

Sober Social

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

A change of pace

 

Movie Screening

Tigermen Den, 7PM

A showing of Chantal Ackerman's No Home Movie

 

Literature Reading

Dogfish Reading Series, 7PM

Kay Murphy &  Megan McHugh

 

Cards Against Humanity

Bad Wolf Bar, 7PM

Let’s be horrible together

 

Toonces

Gasa Gasa, 8PM

Ft. KLYPH & Zigtegbra

 

Y’acht Rock 80s Night

One Eyed Jacks, 830PM

Ft. Where Y’acht and DJ White Wine

 

Eclectic Selection

Hi Ho, 9PM

Ft. DJ Pr_ck

 

The Vibe Session

Neo Jazz School of Music, 9PM

Live Neo Jazz, Soul, R&B

 

Theodile

Bar Redux, 9PM

Southern Soul to melodic Folk

Bring It All Daiq


Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Today (7.19) is National Daiquiri Day! Whether you prefer more upscale versions or you are more partial to the Queen Latifah-approved drive-through variety, the daiquiri is arguably one of the signature drinks of New Orleans. The standard recipe includes rum, sugar, and lime, but these days pretty much any variation boozy and slushy makes the cut. Celebrate this most hallowed of days with NoDef's round-up of the best spots in the Big Easy (er, Big Freezy) for this cool beverage. 

 

Overnight Crime Report: Two Armed Robberies, Shooting, Aggravated Burglary


Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw four crimes hit the city on Tuesday (7.18). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two armed robberies, a shooting, and an aggravated burglary. 

 

Today in NOLA 7.19.17


Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Happy hump day, y'all. Today, refresh your mid-week grind with a crystal session. The Catahoula Hotel hosts a rooftop screening of the Tom Cruise classic Cocktail, while actors and improvisers take a stab at an unscripted version of Romeo & Juliet. Comedy Central power couple Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher offer stand-up and relationship advice to the lovers of New Orleans. On this day in 1875, Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar was born. She was a poet, journalist and political activist and among the first generation to be born free in the South after the Civil War. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

New Orleans Named One of the Most Stressed Cities in America


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Whether due to workplace deadlines, lovers quarrels, or an uncertain political climate, stress is unavoidable. A new study reveals that life in the Big Easy isn’t all that easy, with New Orleans ranked in the top 20 most stressed cities in the country. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing 150 American cities on key criteria related to work, financial, health, safety, and family stressors. 

 

Mr. Green

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's New Climate Action Strategy — And What It Means for New Orleans


Earlier this month, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a Climate Action Strategy for the city of New Orleans. The comprehensive strategy aims to cut New Orleans’ greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and uphold the tenets of the Paris Climate Agreement. The plan builds off of 2015's Resilient New Orleans, which introduced a broad range of actions that continue to aid New Orleans in being less susceptible to hurricanes, heavy rain, crumbling infrastructure, and storm surge. Landrieu's new plan differs from any preceding urban plan in one key way: it's aggressive goal to prevent sea level rise, flooding, and other pollution costs.

 

Promotin’ the General Welfare

The Race Is on - Ready, Set, ... Wait A Sec!


The contenders vying to become mayor of New Orleans are now set. Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell, Desiree Charbonnet, and Troy Henry are just four of the 18 people interested in leading the city into the next decade of this 21st century, a city struggling to reconcile its movement forward with its complicated past – and who better to do that than candidates with ties to the old political orders of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, right?  

 

Horoscopes for Week of July 17th


Allow Cancer’s waters to heal you before we enter Leo season. If you are ready to check out, tired of all the naps, done with the unchecked flow of emotions, I implore you, stay present in it for one more week, the healing potential is worth the discomfort. For all the feels, Cancer is a powerful healer and conjurer. Cancer’s waters can hold immense emotional space for you, and if there is something you are ready to release, something you do not need with you any longer, pause and ask Cancer to take it away in their waters as they leave the spotlight to make room for Leo.

 

Vendredi

July 21st

Friday Pop Up

Drifter Hotel, 1PM

By Lucille’s Roti Shop

 

Louisiana Sportsman Show

Superdome, 3PM

Back in NOLA after 12 years

 

Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Moana

 

Summer Nerd Movie Nights

Tubby & Coo’s, 7PM

A showing of The Neverending Story

 

John Waters Film Festival

NOMA, 7PM

A showing of Pink Flamingos

 

Leonardo Hernandez Trio

Casa Borrega, 7PM

Great food, great music

 

Comedy F#@k Yeah

The Dragon’s Den, 8PM

Ft. Shane Torres

 

New Rebel Family

House of Blues, 8PM

Ft. AYO, The Other LA, Akadia, and Ventruss

 

Mia Borders Trio

Foundation Room, 9:30PM

Open to the public

 

Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Crunchin’ on those notes

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Walter “Wolfman” Washington + The Fortifiers

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 11PM

Ft. Mikel Douglas + Dozal

SAMEDI

July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food

 

National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more

 

Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party

 

Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes

 

Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green

 

New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now

 

Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots

 

HOUxNOLA

Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more

 

Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche

 

Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support

 

Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto

 

DIMANCHE

July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic

 

Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book

 

Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books

 

Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting

 

Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all

 

Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager

 

Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars

 

Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl

 

Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim

 

Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era

 

Church*

The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic

Watch: Queen Latifah Talks NOLA-Set 'Girls Trip’ With Jimmy Fallon


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

On Monday night, Queen Latifah appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss Girls Trip, her “uncuffed” rated-R movie. Set during Essence Fest, Girls Trip follows a group of college friends played by Latifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith as they run wild through New Orleans. 

 

The Big Freezy


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

We’re in the thick of New Orleans’ summer season, and how better to beat the heat than with some cold sweet treats? The folks at Freezy Street, a new Marigny dessert outpost, are here to help with some Instagram-friendly ice cream creations. In just three days since the Saturday opening of their St. Claude Ave. brick and mortar, Adam Enterkin and Frances LaMagna have seen New Orleanians go crazy for their handmade rolled ice cream. 

 

Overnight Crime Report: Two Armed Robberies, A Shooting


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw three crimes hit the city on Monday (7.17). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two armed robberies and a shooting. 

 

Art Openings & Shows in NOLA

September 23-October 4

Art for Arts’ Sake is coming up on October 4, which means this week is your last chance to see just about every exhibition on Julia Street and at the CAC. Drop into Soren Christensen for a solo show by internationally recognized Pakistani-born artist Jamali, or get a sneak preview of what AFAS has to offer at Callan Contemporary and Octavia Gallery. This Friday, NOMA hosts its gala fundraiser Love in the Garden. Saint Claude is between openings, but there’s plenty of work to be seen this weekend.


Each week, NoDef brings you comprehensive listings of the visual arts in the Crescent City from St. Claude to Julia

Today in NOLA 7.18.17


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Today, slow down and arrange nature, pour your heart out in your very own hand made zine, check out a fantasy improv show, or take in a show at Tips. On this day in 1923, “Milneberg Joys” was recorded by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

 

Off to the Races (Photos)


Monday, July 17th, 2017

The race to see who will replace Mitch at his mayoral mantle intensified on Friday, after the three-day qualifying period saw 18 candidates throw their hats in the ring in a bid for the Crescent City's highest office. Scroll on for photos of some of the candidates from the official qualifying day.

 

Overnight Crime Report: Two Armed Robberies, Stabbing, Unclassified Death


Monday, July 17th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw four crimes hit the city on Sunday (7.16). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two armed robberies, an unclassified death, and a stabbing. 

 

Today in NOLA 7.17.17


Monday, July 17th, 2017

Today, get funky poolside at the Drifter or learn the benefits of herbal smoke blends. On the music front, Mags is bringing in a limited edition indie residency while always wonderful and improvised Instant Opus is back at the Hi-Ho. This day in 1948 was the final day of operation for the Gentilly streetcar line. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Overnight Crime Report: Three Armed Robberies, Unclassified Death, Two Shootings, Simple Robbery, Armed Burglary


Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw eight crimes hit the city on Saturday (7.15). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to three armed robberies, unclassified death, two shootings, simple robbery, and an armed burglary. 

Today in NOLA 7.16.17


Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Today, relax poolside with some hip tunes, learn how to raise your very own flock of chickens, understand the magic behind fairytales or learn about your favorite artists’ influences and processes at Bar Redux. On this day in 1920, the writer, literary critic and editor for The New York Times, was born in New Orleans. Now, more Sunday happenings. 

 

Overnight Crime Report: Two Homicides, Two Rapes, Unclassified Death, Stabbing, Four Armed Robberies, Simple Robbery


Saturday, July 15th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw eleven crimes hit the city on Friday (7.14). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two homicides, two rapes, unclassified death, a stabbing, four armed robberies, and a simple robbery. 

 

The Happiest Hour

Mama Maji Co-Founder Discusses Clean Water Initiatives at Wayward Owl Brewing Fundraiser


I wandered into Wayward Owl Brewing on Thursday night a little thirsty, considering the subject that had drawn many young and old, heartfelt philanthropists around the ales and saisons that dotted the chic esthetic of this gutted Mid-City movie theater turned hip brewery. A local group called Mama Maji hosted iNight at the brewery to raise funds for their programs that liberate Kenyan women by bringing safe and accessible water to their communities in tandem with Drink Local Think Global

 

NOLA Lore: The Makings of American Voodoo


Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the origins of Voodoo in America.

France Dance

Photos from NOMA's Annual Bastille Day Bash


Friday (or le quatorze juillet) marked La Fête Nationale, a celebration of the French holiday Bastille Day, which honored the 1789 storming for the fortress prison that ignited the French Revolution. One of the stand-out events during NOLA’s edition of the holiday was held at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Scroll on for Brandon Robert's photographs to see how New Orleanians laissez les bons temps rouler. 

 

Best Fête

Celebrate Bastille Day With Parties, Wine, Waiter Races, and More


This weekend (7.14-7.16) offers the chance for New Orleanians to toast the red, white, and blue of a different sort — this time in honor of our French ancestors. Bastille Day (or le quatorze juillet) commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress prison in Paris, on July 14, 1789, an event that ignited the French Revolution. It’s also a chance to celebrate the country’s daughter, La Nouvelle-Orléans. Check out NoDef's list of events below, and laissez les bons temps rouler. 

 

Who Comes Next?

Algernon Sidney Badger, Stalwart of the Republican Party


Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about the life of Algernon Sidney Badger, a Union colonel and defining figure in the Battle of Liberty Place.  

 

The Showman

Johnny Azari Talks Transition From Blues Music to Stand-Up Comedy


A little more than two years ago, Johnny Azari would probably have called himself a musician. But now, the multi-hyphenate artist would count stand-up comedy at the top of his résumé, above his years in music production and his sprawling delta blues career. Fresh off of a 20-state tour across America, where he recorded both an audio album and debut comedy special called The Revolution Will Be Hilarious, Azari spoke with NoDef about everything from life on the road to new marriages and new presidents. 

 

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Frack Your Brain

This week, the Louisiana Lazarus ponders the Northshore's fracking-filled future.


Today in NOLA 7.15.17


Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Today, bring your food scraps to be collected, learn about starting your own apiary, get down at the Bastille Day Block Party, or immerse yourself in David Bowie. On this day in 1850, Mother Frances Xavier of the Cabrini family, was born. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Overnight Crime Report: Four Rapes, Armed Robbery, Shooting, Attempted Armed Robbery


Friday, July 14th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Thursday (7.13). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to four rapes, an armed robbery, a shooting, and an attempted armed robbery. 

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