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July 26th

Gloria Park & the Arrowhead Jazz Band

The Mint, 2PM

Music at the Old U.S. Mint


Kaya Nicole Band

The Maison, 4PM

Samba & Bossa Nova sounds


Mid-Week Mindfulness 

Longue Vue, 6PM

Decompress from the stress


Debachuerous Duets

Allways Lounge, 7PM

5th anniversary of Esoterotica's duets


The Rocketboys

Siberia, 7PM

Feat. The Whistles & The Bells


Space Kadet

Howlin’ Wolf, 8PM

Their New Orleans debut


The Boondock Saints

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

A rooftop showing 



Side Bar, 8:30PM

Feat. Eric “Benny” Bloom + David Torkanowsky


The Love Witch

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Free screening of the Anna Biller feminist flick


George Romero Retrospective

Bar Redux, 9PM

Dawn of the Dead, The Crazies, Night of the Living Dead  


Organized Crime & Friends

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Feat. Cliff Hines


Antoine Diel & the Misfit Power

Spotted Cat, 10PM

A jazzy midweek show

WWOZ Names Marcel McGee Newest Ozilian

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

NOLA's iconic radio station, WWOZ 90.1 FM welcomed their newest Ozilian on Wednesday (7.26), with the announcement that Marcel McGee will lead WWOZ’s development initiatives as the station’s Director of Development.


New Orleans Reaches 400th Shooting Victim This Year

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

New Orleans saw a short respite from gun-related violence earlier this month, but unfortunately the city’s crime problem rages on. Jeff Asher, local crime analyst and the man behind NOLA Crime News, noted that two shootings yesterday mark New Orleans’ 400th gun-related victim in 2017 — the fastest the city has reached this bleak milestone in the past seven years. 


Daniel Johnston to Kick Off Final Tour with NOLA Show

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Legendary artist and performer Daniel Johnston announced his new and final tour on Wednesday. The Daniel Johnston & Friends: Hi, How Are You Tour is set to start in New Orleans this fall. 

Overnight Crime Report: Two Shootings, Suicide, Homicide, Stabbing, Fatality, Car Jacking

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Tuesday (7.25). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two shootings, suicide, homicide, a stabbing, a fatality, and a car jacking. 


Promotin’ the General Welfare

Stop and Frisk for All!

Recently, U.S. Senator John Kennedy opined on the Times-Pic’s website about the current state of the crime problem in New Orleans. Yes, we have one. Sadly, we’ve had one for quite some time and lately, it’s worsening. Near the close of his sobering sermon, the Senator offered up an oh-so-novel solution to stem criminal activity in New Orleans’ streets – what he refers to as a “stop-question-and-frisk program”, and what T-P Columnist Tim Morris later clarifies in a “he meant to say” column addressing Kennedy’s “stop and frisk" suggestion.


Horoscopes for Week of July 24th

Trust your process.

Take it day by day (step by step).


You are in a relationship with your most divine self whether you realize it or not. And that divine self nudges, pokes, prods, and slaps you from time to time (or all the time) so you can make it to them. Let that sink in for a moment. Whether you call it the universe, your future selves, your ancestors, and/or this or that god(ess) there are powers greater than you supporting your journey.


NOLA Lore: The Witch That Rides

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 cauchemar.


July 27th

Antoine Diel Quartet

Hotel Monteleone, 5PM

At the Carousel Bar


Yoga Social Club

The Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get zen and ready to mingle


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Paul Sanchez


Book Signing

Alvar Library, 6:30PM

An appearance and reading by James Nolan


Crescent Fresh Open Mic

Dragon’s Den, 7PM

No cover


Singing In The Rain

Orpheum Theater, 7PM

Free screening of the Gene Kelly classic


Meek Mill

Lakefront Arena, 8PM

Feat. Yo Gotti + YFN Lucci


Derek Brueckner

Art Klub, 8PM

Come observe and participate as you wish


Tony Seville & The Cadillacs

Mohogany Jazz Hall, 9PM

R&B and Jazz classics



July 28th

Food Truck Friday

Champions Square, 11AM

Feat. even more trucks


Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Trolls


John Waters Film Festival


The Pope of Trash's classic 1981 film, Polyester


Astrology: Basics of Chart Reading

New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts, 7PM

Demystifying the chart: glyphs, houses, aspects, and more


Leonardo Hernandez Trio

Casa Borrega, 7PM

A night of Latin jazz


Akira Movie Night

Art Klub, 8PM

A night for anime


Corey Feldman

Southport Music Hall, 8PM

The 80's idol comes to town with his Angels 



Siberia, 9PM

Feat. Cave of Swimmers + Smoke


Blue Velvet

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Feat. Skelatin, Dusty_tupelo + The Family Band


Foundation Free Fridays

Tipitina's, 10PM

Feat. Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers and more


Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 11PM

Feat. Zander, Javier Drada 


July 29th

Cocktail Treasure Hunt

Chartres House, 10AM

Hosted by the Krewe of Crescent City Dames


Stretch Your Day Out

The Drifter Hotel, 10AM

Poolside yoga


Summer Shrimp Boil-Off

Seaworthy, 2PM

Three chefs compete to make the best boil


Brush Lettering Workshop

Lionheart Prints, 2PM

Learn the art of penmanship


Cool Down Block Party

4100-4300 Magazine St., 5PM

Live music, free drinks, special sales, and more



Pan American Stadium, 6:30PM

Gaffa FC versus Cajun Soccer Club


Hot Summer Nights in the Ice Pit

Orpheum Theater, 7PM

A night of comedy


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8PM

Monthly showcase at HOB


Mythological Hybrids 

Bar Redux, 9PM

Psych-rock sci-fi


Rocky Horror Picture Show

MechaCon Convention, 12AM

Feat. shadow cast, costumes, props 


July 30th

Brunch & Burn

St. Roch Market, 10AM

Yogalates, with food & mimosas to follow


Free Yoga Class

Parleaux Beer Lab, 11AM

$1 off beers for all attendees


Sacred Marketplace

Congo Square, 12PM

Unveiling the refurbished historic marker


Harry Potter's Birthday Party

Tubby & Coo's, 2PM

It's the boy wizard's bday


Cauche Mar & Evers

Castillo Blanco Art Studios, 9PM

Feat. Delish Da Goddess, Ekumen, Pine Box Social



Prytania Theatre, 10PM

Christopher Nolan's mind-bending masterpiece

Today in NOLA 7.26.17

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Happy hump day, y'all. To get you through the mid-week blues, unwind with some mindful meditation or get sapiosexual with some debaucherous duet readings. If you're more in the mood to watch a good movie, Gasa Gasa is screening the retro-tinted feminist film The Love Witch while Bar Redux calls on all horror buffs for a George Romero retrospective. On this day in 1896, the first permanent home for screening movies in the United States opened on Canal Street at Exchange Alley and was called the Vitascope. Today, the theatre's location is a Burger King. 


At the Threshold of the Visible

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

“Every beginning is cheerful; the threshold is the place of expectation,” Goethe once noted. At any given performance, audiences are typically good-natured and generous at the start, eager for their expectations to be met. Beginnings are easy. Then comes that certain moment in a piece when one feels the audience swing — whether into disappointment, delight, contemplation, or bewilderment. It happens in the bat of an eye. Derek Brueckner’s “Collaborative Studio” exploits and extends this moment at the threshold.


Alvvays Drop Second Single Ahead of NOLA Show

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Indie pop outfit Alvvays (a stylistic take on ‘Always’) dropped the second single off of their forthcoming sophomore album Antisocialites, be released September 8th on Polyvinyl Records. Check out the new tune below to get to know their sound before the Toronto-based band quartet swings by New Orleans this fall on their worldwide tour. 

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

Overnight Crime Report: 4 Armed Robberies, 3 Rapes, 2 Simple Robberies, Homicide, Shooting, Unclassified Death

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw twelve crimes hit the city on Monday (7.24). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an unclassified death, four armed robberies, three rapes, homicide, two simple robberies, and a shooting. 


Today in NOLA 7.25.17

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Today, say goodbye to Frenchmen Art Market's home next to the Spotted Cat in true New Orleans fashion. Elvis DeLarge will croon songs by the late King, while the Fake Ladies of Wrestling return with a knock-out event. If the work week has already got you down, let it go with Idina Menzel. On this day in 1859, New Orleans-born socialite Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau passed away. She gained international fame as the subject of John Singer Sargent's Madame X,  which now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Big Shrimpin'

Monday, July 24th, 2017

It's mid-summer, which means you might have had your fill of crawfish boils by now. Turn your attention to another fruit of the sea with this weekend's upscale shrimp boil at The Ace Hotel. On Saturday (7.29), chefs from three top restaurants around town will go head to head to benefit the Audubon G.U.L.F. Institute. 


A Farewell Second Line for Frenchmen Art Market

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Tomorrow, the Frenchmen Art Market will say goodbye to its home next to the historic Spotted Cat Music Club in true New Orleans fashion, with a second line parade and party. 


Overnight Crime Report: Sexual Assault, Unclassified Death, Kidnapping, Traffic Fatality, Officer in Danger, Property Snatching

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Sunday (7.23). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a sexual assault, unclassified death, simple kidnapping, traffic fatality, officer life in danger, and property snatching. 


Today in NOLA 7.24.17

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Today, learn how to make your own tinctures, cleanse your chakras, enjoy the sounds of Gypsy Juke Box, or enter the sonic dream world of Pink Lion. On this day in 1989, Ernest Fredric “Ernie” Morrison, who performed under the nickname “Sunshine Sammy” and was in both the “East Side Boys” and “Our Gang” as well as playing sidekick to Harold Lloyd and Snub Pollard, passed away. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Overnight Crime Report: Two Unclassified Deaths, Two Attempted Simple Robberies, Armed Robbery

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Saturday (7.22). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two unclassified deaths, two attempted simple robberies, and an armed robbery. 


Who Comes Next?

Andre Cailloux, Hero of Port Hudson

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 Andre Cailloux, the New Orleans-born patriot and martyr for the Union Army. 


The Intoxicology Report

One Week of Tequila

Welcome to the Intoxicology Report, a drinking journey with a few recommendations and a few lessons. This column is dedicated to my experience consuming one variety of alcohol for seven days straight. Ahead of National Tequila Day on July 24th, we begin with the spirit from our southern neighbor, and a favorite of 20-somethings everywhere. Shots!


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.


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


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Frack Your Brain

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


July 31st

The Well

St. Anna's Episcopal Church, 2PM

A woman's poetry circle


Start-Up Institute for Small Businesses

Urban League of Louisiana, 5:30PM

Start of month-long business training program


Larry Correia

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

Signing and reading from Monster Hunter Siege


Elemental Dignities

New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts, 7PM

Working with the elements in tarot


August Alsina

House of Blues, 7PM

NOLA-born musician


Helen Gillet

Bacchanal, 7:30PM

Sip some wine and listen to the jazzy starlet 


Burlesque Bingo

Bar Mon Cher, 8PM

Lefty Lucy presents the art of the tease and bingo


Faun and a Pan Flute

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Atlanta musicians take over the Instant Opus series

Today in NOLA 7.23.17

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Today, expand your knowledge about all aspects of food and beverages with workshops on composting, mixology, and the top flavors in American cooking. On the music front, venture over to Little Gem to get trombone’d by one of the greats. On this day in 1969, the school furnishings and building materials of St. Aloysius High School were auctioned off. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Simple Robbery, Stabbing, Homicide, Unclassified Death

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Friday (7.21). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, a simple robbery, a stabbing, a homicide, an an unclassified death. 


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