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Mardi

November 25th

 

Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Kings of the water battle kings of the jungle

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8-10p.m.

Drummer and founder of Galactic graces Snug’s intimate stage with modern jazz and funk renditions

 

Geek Trivia NOLA

Siberia, 7p.m.

Video game trivia!

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway St, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9p.m.

Traditional New Orleans brass music straight from Cool Uncle Lionel and Benny Jones

 

Jon Roniger

The Little Gem Saloon, 5p.m.

With songs like “Redneck Riviera” Roniger blends jazz, blues and folk sounds with a southern twang

 

Rebirth Brass Band

The Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

The OG’s of the New Orleans brass band movement

 

Open Ears Music Series ftg The Kirk Nasty

Blue Nile Balcony Room, 10:30p.m.

Do you know where your ears are? Organized by Jeff Albert with various performances

 

Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns

Spotted Cat, 6.p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist

 

Progression Music Series ft. Merrily and the Poison Orchard & The Humble Kid

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Every Tuesday celebrate the contemporary music scene of Nola  

 

Jazz & Poetry

Sweet Lorraine’s, 8:30p.m.

Open mic slam hosted by African-American Shakespear; open to singers, poets, musicians

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermit at home in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

CureCo's Lagrone Branches Out With Mexican Pop-Up (Recipe)

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Tiki is the talk of the town, libations wise. However, one cocktail creator is looking for liquor in a different region south of the border. On Sunday (11.24) night, Braden Lagrone (Cure, Cane & Table) rolled out his new Mexican cocktail pop-up, Diamanté K, at Oxalis (3162 Dauphine Street.)

SWAT Roll Closes Canal

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Updated 12:25p.m.

A standoff between an armed man and the NOPD SWAT team means that Canal Street was closed from S. Claiborne Avenue to S. Roman Street until further notice. Police say that 38 year old Christophe Alfred surrendered to a police negotiator after barricading himself in the Volunteers of America building (1801 Canal Street.) 

Krewe of Freret Rolls Out Royalty

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Bacchus made a splash by naming John C. Reilly their king, but it’s not just celebrities and super-krewes who crown royalty. The upstart Krewe of Freret (KOF) announced that  Bobby and Allison Hjortsberg will be crowned King and Queen for 2015. Grand Marshal Emeritus Darryl "Dancingman504" Young will lead the procession.

Today in Nola 11.25.14

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Royal Street Library Branch, once located at Royal and Frenchmen, opened Nov 25, 1907, only to be demolished in 1965 following damage incurred by Hurricane Betsy. In modern times, the library system still struggles with growth, which was discussed in the City Council meeting Nov 20. Tonight, the Pelicans play the Sacramento Kings. Progression Music Series ventures onward with their regular Tuesday showcase of contemporary entertainment. To top the night off, Galactic’s drummer, Stanton Moore gets funky with his trio at Snug Harbor.

Taking Turkey Time on the Road (Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner)

Monday, November 24th, 2014

By Ashley Larsen

Thanksgiving is a stressful time. The day is full of back-breaking kitchen work, family drama, and what seems like an endless supply of dirty dishes. More and more New Orleanians are taking the opportunity to dine out on Thanksgiving. NoDef has compiled a list of restuarants offering all the great food and none of the dishes or the prep work. 

Bird Words

Whole Foods Talks Turkey With NoDef


Thanksgiving isn’t affectionately called Turkey Day for no reason. The bird has been part of the holiday going all the way back to the first Thanksgiving in 1621. While it isn’t certain whether the Pilgrims and the Native Americans actually feasted on the fowl, it is certain that millions of Americans will be eating turkey this Thanksgiving. The stress of cooking it is enough to ruffle anyone’s feathers. Here are some tips and tricks to cook the tasty bird that will be enough to impress even the most difficult of mother-in-laws.

Drinking Culture

The Art of the Set-Up at Central City's Verret’s Lounge


Gentle reader, when the wind is in the North and the gaps in the sashes of single-pane windows make the indoors seem colder than the out, a good neighborhood bar is the perfect redoubt. If you’re in Central City and the wet cold is in your bones, Verret’s Lounge is a good spot to pass an evening.  

Fringe Finale

Reviews: My Horse's Name is Loneliness, Roller Rink Temptations


The plus of having your planned slate of Fringe Fest shows fall apart is that you start just wandering around to whatever’s still available and sounds interesting. That’s when synchronistic patterns emerge. Two of the four shows I saw Saturday night – My Horse’s Name is Loneliness, Aztec Economy’s sequel to its Fringe hit, My Aim is True, and newbie troupe Beaubourg’s production of Catherine Weingarten’s A Roller Rink Temptation – both seem to me to be modern, niche variations of the old-school gay sensibility’s main contribution to culture: Camp.

Mercredi

November 26th

 

Uptown Get Down

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Tony Skratchere, Unicorn and DJ Matt Scott $5

 

Mistress Kali’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Siberia, 6-9p.m.

Free monthly show featuring vaudeville and sideshow acts

 

Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Snug Harbor, 8-10p.m.

Somehow Delfeayo Marsalis’ orchestra fits on Snug’s intimate stage

 

Soul Project

Blue Nile, 8p.m.

Got soul?

 

Johnny Sansone Band ft. John Fohl

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Electric harmonica, accordion and lyrics that take you back to the meaning of home

 

Hump Day SIN

The Country Club, 10a.m.

Half off pool admission for service industry employees; bring proof (bar card or check stub)!

 

Shot & Haircut

Circle Bar, $20

Punk thrash London rockers, the Noise Complaints, play at 10p.m.

 

The Tin Men

d.b.a., 7p.m.

Sousaphone, washboard and guitar trio hit the stage prior to the Wolfman

 

Water Wolfman Washington & The Roadmasters

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Teeth pickin’ local guitarist appears on Frenchmen for his weekly show; $5 at the door

 

Frank Warren: The World of Post Secret

Garden District Book Shop, 6-7:30p.m.

Enter a world of strangers’ secrets as author discusses this collection from the award-winning PostSecret blog

 

Lagniappe Brass Band

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Six horns and a whole lotta sweaty funk

 

Jeudi

November 27th

Opening Day at the Track

Fair Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebrate turkey day with a $29.99 buffet at the Grandstand and 10 thoroughbred races

 

Bayou Classic Smoke-Free Thanksgiving Day Parade

Superdome, 3:30-6p.m.

Starting at the dome the parade marches all the way to the French Market sponsored by #SmokeFreeNOLA

 

Thanksgiving: Dine-In or Pre-Order Take-Out!

The Country Club, 11a.m.-7p.m.

Full course family-sized options made to order hot and fresh on turkey day

 

Micah McKee and the Little Maker

Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Folksy local singer-songwriter

 

Turkey Day Race

Tad Gormley Stadium, 8:30 p.m.

107th Annual five mile & half mile races benefitting Spina Bifida

 

Celebration in the Oaks

City Park, Open thru Jan 3

View the magical display of lights by foot or by train

 

Thanksgiving Throwdown 

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Free Comedy Gumbeaux show (8:30p.m.) followed by Rebirth Brass Band and Glen David Andrews ($15)

 

Thanksgiving Zydeco with Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie

Rock ‘N’ Bowl, 8:30

Celebrate why you’re thankful for Louisiana roots with nouveau zydeco from da bayou

 

Reggae Night with DJ T-ROY

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Roots reggae with local dreaded DJ

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11p.m.

Brass heros take on their regular gig this Thanksgiving

 

DJ MUSA

Siberia, 10p.m.

Celebrate Black Thursday on St. Claude with local spinner

 

Vendredi

November 28th

The New Orleans Suspects feat. Paul Barrere of Little Feat

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Also with special guests Ed Volker (The Radiators) and John “Papa” Gros

 

Tank and the Bangas “Stone Soul Picnic”

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Rhythmic soul and spoken word from locally formed group led by singer Tarriona Ball

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station, 10p.m.

Raw bayou blues done right + Lauren Murphy; $2 Rolling Rock

 

Luke Winslow King w/SamDoores (The Deslondes/Hurray for the Riff Raff)

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Fresh Americana from Nola rooted musicians $10

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

 

Brass-A-Holics vs. Mainline

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Dueling brass

 

DJ Black Pearl

Blue Nile Balcony Room, 1a.m.

Two nights of EDM from the princess of Indian dj’s

 

Teairra Mari: All Black Affair

House of Blues, 11p.m.

Presented by Tscolee & Loft 360 Society she's sung w/ Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy

 

Lalah Hathaway, Najee, Anthony David

Saenger Theatre, 7:30p.m.

Grammy-winning singer brings soul to the Saenger

 

Bayou Classic Golf Tournament

Joe Bartholomew Golf Course (Pontchartrain Park), 10a.m.

Test your driving and putting skills in this bonafide local tournament

 

Career & College Fair

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 10a.m.-3p.m.

Part of Bayou Classic’s events helping companies and graduates connect

 

Battle of the Bands And Greek Show

Superdome, 6p.m.

A decades long rivalry features a battle of school marching bands in preparation for tomorrow’s big game

 

Marc Broussard

Southport Music Hall, 8p.m.

Son of Boogie King’s Ted Broussard this cajun’s voice is full of well-placed soul

 

Black Friday Fiasco

Banks St. Bar, 10p.m.-3a.m.

A tribute to the Ramones with sideshows by lydia Treats, Pope Matt Thomas and burlesque from Xena Zeit-Geist

 

 

Samedi

November 29th

Water Isaacson - The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers Geniuses, and Geeks Created a Digital Revolution 

Newman, 1-3p.m.

Hear author of Steve Jobs speak about pioneer of computer programming Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter and other innovators of the digital age

 

Cedric Burnside Project ft Garry Burnside and Gravy

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Catch this Blues Hall of Famer uptown

 

Little Freddie King

The Beatnik, 9p.m.

Join this class act local bluesman in Central City

 

FKA Twigs

Republic, 9p.m.

The sexiest electronic R&B show you’ll probably ever go to

 

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar

The Country Club, 10a.m.-3p.m.

Do it how you live it + $10 bottomless Mimosas every Sat and Sun

 

DJ Black Pearl

Blue Nile Balcony Room, 1a.m.

Two nights of EDM from the princess of Indian dj’s

 

Hustle w/ DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.-1a.m.

Get ya hustle on to humble resident DJ who spins it how she lives it

 

John Boutte

d.b.a., 8p.m.

Witness local jazz vocalist’s voice floating on Frenchmen ($10)

 

Funk Monkey

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Second-line funk and dank boogaloo groove made to make ya move ya feet

 

Eric Lindell

d.b.a., 11p.m.

San Franciscan native turned Cajun sifts through elements of blues and soul $15

 

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Siberia, 10p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rockgal

 

Down

Southport Hall, 7p.m.

Philip Anselmo's local metal cult 

 

Bayou Classic

Superdome, 1:30p.m.

Rivals Southern University and Grambling State duke it out for the 41st time in this annually played game

 

Fan Fest

Champions Square, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Music outside da dome featuring 5th Ward Weebie and more

 

Fully Dressed Fest (Photos)

Monday, November 24th, 2014

On Sunday (11.23) New Orleanians took the debate over the city's best po-boy into the street. Oak Street, that is. At the annual Oak Street Po-Boy Fest, over 40 chefs served up their sandwiches to the masses. NoDef's Dr. Bill Copen was on hand to capture the sights at the scene.

Catch 'em All: Dates Announced for Freedia's Third Season

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Back off the wall and turn on your television. Fresh off entering  the Guinness Book of World Records for largest crowd of simultaneous “twerkers,” Big Freedia is back in the news. Fuse network announced the release dates for the third season of her show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.

Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely (Again)

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon is injured again. The team said that the player will be out “indefinitely” while he undergoes medical evaluation. Gordon’s four year, 58 million dollar contract was lauded after Chris Paul’s departure, but since arrival Gordon and his salary look more like an albatross than a Pelican.

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

CBD Business Burglary Binge

Monday, November 24th, 2014

NOLA’s glazers were busy this weekend. Six establishments had to replace windows after a Central Business District (CBD) burglary binge in the early hours of Saturday (11.22) morning. Four of the businesses will also be replacing their cash registers, but one thief learned that the tills are emptied before the shops lock up for the night.

Today in Nola 11.24.14

Monday, November 24th, 2014

You might be feeling withdrawals from Fringe Festival on this Monday, but alas, there lies ahead much to do! First on the agenda, the Saints battle the Baltimore Ravens hopefully pulling out a win. George Packer signs his book The Unwinding with James Carville presenting an introduction on the nonfiction work that details modern democracy. Glen David Andrews rips his regular Tuesday show at d.b.a. Back in 2008, the Deuce was loose on the Green Bay Packers, breaking the record with his 54th touchdown.

Fully Dressed: Po-Bo Fest Announces Winners

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

If a New Orleanian is looking to start a debate, they need only enter a bar and declare where the best po-boy in town can be found. On Sunday (11.23,) the Oak Street Po-Boy Fest weighed in on the argument crowning their winners from over 40 establishments. The full list is after the jump

Poll-itics: Landrieu, Cassidy Push as Early Voting Begins

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

After the Louisiana’s jungle primary resulted in a December 6 runoff election, the talking heads were quick to prognosticate about what the second election meant for incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu. However, pundits and polls are no replacement for actual voting. On Saturday (11.23,) early voting began in the next round.

Overnight Crime: Shooting, Six Year Old Raped

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

On Saturday (11.22) night, the quantity of crime in New Orleans was minimal. However, the two major crimes reported on the logs were severe. Deep in the East, another man was shot. Close to Lakefront Airport, detectives began investigating the rape of six year old.

Today in Nola 11.23.14

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Senator Mary Landrieu was born today. Po Boy fest kicks off on Oak St. Church throws down at the Dragons Den. Nola Comedy Hour and the Fringe Fest ensue on St. Claude. 

A Feel For Fringe: Loop's End, They Don't Eat Corn Here, City of Songs & More

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Fringe Fest kept rolling on Friday (11.22) night. Of course, NoDef's team of critics was on hand to check out the theatrical offerings. In this edition of Fringe reviews, we check out Loop's End, Violence of the Lambs, They Don't Eat Corn Here, A Beaver Licous Family Affair, City of Songs, and Pussy Panic.

Pilgrims' Progress

NOLA's Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Events


Thanksgiving is a day devoted to delicious food and indulgence – and also being thankful and stuff. And no one does food quite like NOLA, while everywhere else in the world people eat to live, we proudly live to eat. However, there is much more to the day. So, NoDef has compiled a list of all the holiday's highlights.

Fringe Singes

Reviews: Palindrome, Baghdad Puppies, Montana, Now and At the Hour, & More


The second night of Fringe bought a fresh round of premiers. NoDef was there to catch all the action and deliver a fresh round of reviews as well. Palindrome, Baghdad Puppies, Montana, Now and at the Hour, The Wake, and Professor Nakamoto's Nexus of Numbers are all tackled in this installation.

Between the Bread

Oak Street Po-Boy Fest Returns: Details & Lineup


Po-Boys are as essential to NOLA as jazz, the Saints, or glue guns. It’s only fitting that they have their own fest. The seventh annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is returning November 23rd. From Leonidas to Willow, the street will be crawling with Po-boys and other delectables from over 40 vendors from all across South Louisiana. 

 

Fringe Begins

NoDef's Theatre Critic Does Opening Night: Cicada, The Other Mozart, Boesman and Lena


Two or three years ago, I grew disgruntled with the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Except for any absolute obligation shows, I started avoiding it in its entirety. Sheer size had not made the fest a “victim of its own success.” There’d been no noticeable decline in the quality of its slate. Rather I believed that the rest of the New Orleans scene had fallen victim to it. It’s all in the timing: Whereas in most cities a fringe fest invigorates the off-season, the theatrical dead zone, ours had set up camp in the middle of prime time – in a town where workable periods for full-run shows is already severely limited by the major holidays – then grown so huge as to suck all the air out of the room. 

Op-Ed: Pray, Don't Tell

Jindal Consulting Providence Before a Presidential Run


Don’t look now, but God is working overtime in Louisiana.

The Saints are looking increasingly incapable of producing a late-season miracle and the Pope confirmed that he’s coming to America in the near future. So consider yourself absolved of all sin if you missed the OTHER theological news of the past few days. Bobby Jindal transitioned from rejecting a run for the presidency to “mulling it over" about a year ago. Now he has reached DefCon 2; he's officially “praying on it.”

Plaques & Tracks

Club Founder Jimmy Anselmo to be Inducted into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame


Jimmy Anselmo, founder the celebrated uptown music club Jimmy’s, will be inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame November 25th at Generations Hall at 6p.m. Hall of Fame President Mike Shepherd will host along with Hall of Fame musician Vince Vance. The event’s theme, “Such A Night” is a Dr. John reference. Shepherd says, “Mac will be there. He’s a close friend of Jimmy’s, and he will be assisting me in the actual inducting of Jimmy.”  

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Frack Your Brain

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


NOPD Search for Two Runaways

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Police are searching for two runaways on Saturday (11.22.) A 16 year old girl is missing from a treatment facility Uptown. In Mid City, a 14 year old girl has concerned parents after she ran away from home.

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