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Parade Planner: Okeanos, Mid-City, Thoth, Bacchus


Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Today begins the final parade stretch. The day kicks off at 11AM with the Krewe of Okeanos, followed by Mid-City, and then Thoth rolls along their signature Uptown route at noon. After the break in the parades, actor Jim Caviezel reigns over Bacchus at 5:15PM. 

 

TODAY in NOLA 2.26.17

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Looking for some new musical discoveries? Euro pop artists LEON and Jacob Banks are playing Gasa Gasa. On the other end of the spectrum, NOLA all-stars Dumpstaphunk, the Jason Neville Band, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux are all playing shows around town. And don't forget Okeanos, Mid-City, Thoth, and Bacchus all roll today. On this day in 1842, a group of men were arrested at 2AM for having too much fun, cited for "unlawful assemblage, fiddling and dancing." Honor their memories and read on more to do this Sunday. 

 

Parade Planner: Iris, Tucks, Endymion


Saturday, February 25th, 2017

A pair of daytime parades Uptown give way to Mid-City's time to shine on Saturday night. Iris and Tucks preserve elegance and satire, respectively. Then, Endymion once again tests whether there's any limit to the size of a Carnival parade. 

TODAY in NOLA 2.25.17


Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Iris, Tucks, and Endymion all roll today. Follow the Endymion krewe to the Superdome for their epic after-party — there will be something for everyone there, with performances by the painted-face rockers KISS and rapper FloRida, and put on your boogie shoes for KC & the Sunshine Band. On this day in history, Hattie Caraway (D-Ark) was elected as the first female senator with the help of Louisiana's Huey P. Long. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

New Suit

Where to Look for Costumes Mardi Gras 2017


With Mardi Gras 2017 less than a week away, there is not much time to get your ensemble together. So, while you’re waiting for that glue gun to heat up, NoDef offers our annual list of destinations for decoration whether you want your costume pret-a-porter or if you're more of the DIY variety. 

 

2017 Carnival Parade Schedule


What is a more fitting way for NoDef to come back than with our annual guide to Carnival parades? Here is the 2017 schedule for all the walking krewes, float parades, and throws in Orleans Parish, all leading up to the revelry of Mardi Gras Day.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

Bob Dylan's Paintings at NOMA


On view in the front room of NOMA is Bob Dylan: The New Orleans Series. The ten paintings will be switched out this coming week for ten others until the show closes on July 31. There is a familiar feeling in Dylan’s visual art of his intricately woven narratives. Dylan takes seemingly banal events and locations and, like an alchemist, turns them into a hazy, but meaningful memory. 

Parade Planner: d'Etat, Hermes, Morpheus


Friday, February 24th, 2017

After a year of preparation, Carnival 2017 is nearing critical mass. Tonight, the big parades continue to roll as Mardi Gras grows closer. Hermes, d'Etat, and Morpheus are all set to march down the Uptown route tonight. Keep reading for full details, weather, and routes. 

TODAY in NOLA 2.24.17


Friday, February 24th, 2017

We're kicking off the last weekend before Mardi Gras, so be sure to check out the ribaldry and satirism on the streets tonight thanks to krewes like DIVA and Le Krewe d'Etat. Or check out the most classic parades put on like Hermes and Morpheus. Be sure to check out one of the many Mardi Gras balls tonight. Now, more to explore this fine Friday.

Parade Planner: Babylon, Chaos, Muses


Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Tonight is one of the most anticipated evenings in all of Carnival season. The Knights of Babylon kick off the evening's processions, followed by Chaos and the superstar ladies krewe Muses, all on the traditional uptown route. Crowds will be large with the night's mix of old line and new school appealing to all tastes. 

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 2.23.17

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

It's a new era for the Pelicans, with DeMarcus Cousins making his debut with the team tonight following a massive NBA trade. An illuminated bicycle parade rolled during Carnival on this day in 1887. Celebrate this 130 year anniversary by hitting up Knights of Babylon, Chaos or Muses — all parading along the Uptown-St. Charles route. Read on for more tonight. 

Parade Planner: Druids & Nyx


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Carnival gets serious tonight, with Wednesday night's prime pairing kicking off the six day marathon leading up to the grand finale of Mardi Gras. Starting at 6:30PM, the Krewe of Ancient Druids and the Krewe of Nyx traverse the Uptown route. Here is everything you need to know about the routes, weather, and details for tonight's parades. 

Today in NOLA 2.22.17


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Tonight, rock legend Sting is performing at the Lakefront Arena. If you're looking for more local music, Delfeayo Marsalis is leading The Uptown Jazz Orchestra on Frenchmen at his weekly gig, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington plays up the street. Or, check out the Krewe of Nyx and the Krewe of Ancient Druids as they kick off the week-long countdown to Mardi Gras. On this day in 1936, Ernie K-Doe, New Orleans music star and self-proclaimed “Emperor of the World,” was born at Charity Hospital. Now, more music to check out this Wednesday.

Today in NOLA 2.21.17


Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

It’s one week until Mardi Gras, so count down to the explosion of excess with shows from NOLA favorites like Treme Brass Band and Charlie Miller. On this day in 1900, the first electrically lit parade (Krewe of Nereus) rolled and became the first and last parade to actually roll on the streetcar tracks. Now, more events this Tuesday.

Today in NOLA 2.20.17


Monday, February 20th, 2017

Celebrate Presidents' Day in NOLA by learning more about one of the most contentious political issues today with the documentary screening DAPL Lies. Or visit The Front's event “Not My President’s Day." Or, check out something entirely different at Comic Strip. On this day in 2013, FEMA discovered some of the oldest Native American archeologic artifacts south of Lake Pontchartrain including pottery shards, animal bones and clay tobacco pipes. Now, more to do this Monday.

Overnight Crime Report: Seven Armed Robberies, a Shooting, and a Rape.

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) had a busy day on Thursday (11.17).  The Major Offense Log (MOL) reported seven Armed Robberies, a shooting, and a rape.

 

Today in NOLA 11.18.16

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Tonight, get retro at Lakefront Arena with Vanilla Ice and friends or check out AD and the Birds at the other arena. If you’re looking for local music, check out some brass on Frenchmen or Colin Lake in the Quarter. On this day in 1811, five men were selected to draft a new Louisiana constitution. Now, more to do this Friday.

Bitter Sweet

Negroni Week Begins


In New Orleans, we really don’t need any excuses to drink, but that doesn’t stop us from finding new reasons all the same. For example, for the next five days, we will be celebrating Negroni Week. As part of a national charity campaign sponsored by Campari and Imbibe Magazine, bars across the United States will be serving this classic Italian aperitivo cocktail and donating $1 or more to charity. Here in the Crescent City, the United States Bartenders’ Guild and Tales of the Cocktail have partnered to support the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit providing medical assistance to local musicians.

Shuck Show

New Orleans Oyster Fest Returns This Weekend


Ask a bar full of locals whether they like there oysters charbroiled, chargrilled, fried, or raw, and you’ll busy for the next two hours hearing opposing views. However, all sides will be represented this weekend when fest season continues on with the annual New Orleans Oyster Festival. 

Hurricane Helper

A Primer for Hurricane Season


Hurricane season officially started on Wednesday (6.01). That means that before we start thinking about the Saints, there is some work to be done. It’s time for federal agencies to issue forecasts, locals to stockpile water (as well as adult beverages,) and the tech savvy to download apps. NoDef offers this handy primer on the humid months ahead.

Diamonds & the Tough

College World Series--How It Works


Yesterday, the seeds and brackets were announced for the 2016 College World Series. We all know that the road to Omaha is long, but it’s also twisting with a hybrid of different tourney formats involved. So, NoDef is offering a quick primer as we prepare to watch five Louisiana teams compete for the big prize.

Short Work of a Long Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend Events in NOLA


If you haven’t noticed by the gradual slowdown in work, Memorial Day Weekend is nearly upon us. Although some locals may be leaving town there is plenty to do here including three fests, a big boil, movies, and a more somber celebration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Toilet Tussle

Louisiana Sues Feds Over Bathroom Directive, JBE and Landry Feud


The state of Louisiana is part of a lawsuit filed against the Obama administration, positing that a directive allowing transgender students in public schools to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity lacks any authority. However, the state government, itself, is embroiled in an internal war over LGBT rights.

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Frack Your Brain

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


Overnight Crime Report: Homicide, Stickup, Domestic Violence

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The New Orleans Police Department only responded to three crimes on Wednesday (11.16), but the incidents were violent. The Major Offense Log (MOL) reports one homicide, a vicious stickup, and a case of domestic violence.

Today in NOLA 11.17.16

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Tonight in the Crescent City, check out a play, hear some a capella, dance to some country, or head up to Oak Street to get funky. On this day in 1906, the first Louisiana Fair was held up in Shreveport. Read more to find out what's going on this Thursday.

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