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May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

All Greek to Me: Annual Greek Festival Returns This Weekend


Friday, May 26th, 2017

Opa! All other festivals can go to hellenic, as this weekend toasts 44 years of the annual New Orleans Greek Festival on the banks of the Bayou St. John. For just eight bucks, attendees can eat Greek food, learn traditional moves from Hellenic dancers, and tour the cathedral and Agora marketplace. Better yet, festival-goers can do all that with gyro and ouzo in hand. 

Overnight Crime Report: Three Unclassified Deaths, Three Shootings, Five Robberies, Attempted Suicide, Carjacking


Friday, May 26th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw thirteen crimes hit the city on Thursday (5.25). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to three unclassified deaths, three shootings, four armed robberies, simple robbery, attempted suicide, and a carjacking. 

Today in NOLA 5.26.17


Friday, May 26th, 2017

Today, country music's chart toppers take over the Superdome. Stroll down Royal St. for the ultimate wine and food experience in the Vieux Carre. On the music front, get down to some retro sounds in the Marigny or enjoy some completely free music at Fulton Alley. On this day in 1865, arrangements were made in New Orleans for the surrender of Confederate forces West of the Mississippi. Now more about Friday's festivities. 

NOAA Predicts Above-Normal Hurricane Season


Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predict this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1 through November 30, will see an “above-normal” amount of activity. 

As One

Innovative Opera and Transgender Illumination Comes to the Marigny


Since its premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2014, the Laura Kaminsky-composed chamber opera “As One” has graced numerous stages and found acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Its protagonist Hannah is sung by two voices, baritone and mezzo-soprano, whose interactions, tumult, and equilibrium illustrate her dynamic gender expressions, core character, and growth as a transgender woman. The New Orleans Opera Association is presenting the work for two singers and string quartet this June 2-4 weekend at the Marigny Opera House. 

Ale in a Day's Work

Royal Brewery Joins the NOLA Craft Beer Scene


Royal Brewery sits among, and is typical of, the many warehouses that mark the area of New Orleans East situated near the lip of the levee, near the low flying planes headed towards, or from New Orleans’ Lakefront Airport. Royal Brewery is one of those special places where one can feel the breeze of the Mississippi making its journey upon lucky New Orleans residents. Their headquarters is not markedly different from the other warehouses in the area, save for the three hard working souls and the 30-barrel brewhouse system containing the brewmasters’ effervescent ales. 

Film Review: Baywatch


For a certain generation, the word Baywatch brings to mind the dumb, kitschy show of the 1990s that gave the world Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff. It was little more than tawdry storylines peppered with beautiful women in red one-piece swimsuits running slow motion in the sand. Its charm — a very loose interpretation — was its irony and campiness, much of it courtesy of the Hoff, offered in a hour-per-week package. The 2017 rendition of Baywatch, starring Dwayne (no longer "The Rock") Johnson and Zac Efron, drowns in its lack of specific identity throughout, even though it delivers genuine laughs in a juvenile bag of genital humor and an overbearing 119 minute run time.

SAMEDI

May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
 
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
 
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
 
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
 
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
 
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
 
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
 
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music

DIMANCHE

May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
 
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
 
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
 
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
 
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
 
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
 
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

Overnight Crime Report: Three Armed Robberies, Simple Robbery, Rape, Shooting, Two Stabbings


Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw eight crimes hit the city on Wednesday (5.24). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a rape, a shooting, two stabbings, three armed robberies, simple robbery. 

Today in NOLA 5.25.17


Thursday, May 25th, 2017

This Thursday, sway to the sweet sounds of Jazz in the Park or hit up the Ogden as it stays open late for Margie Perez. Enjoy a progressive conversation about an powerful art exhibit centered on the work of Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña. Close out the day with some delta style blues from Luke Winslow King. In NOLA History, Roy James Brown passed away this day in May, 1981. An American R&B singer, songwriter and musician, he had a pivotal influence on the early development of rock and roll as the first singer in recording history to sing R&B songs with a gospel steeped delivery, which was considered taboo by many churches at the time.

Confederate Monument for Priest-Poet Father Abram Ryan Defaced


Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Updated Wednesday (5.24), 4:15PM

 

It has been less than one week since all four Confederate monuments were removed from the New Orleans cityscape. Though Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s targeted statues have come down, removing the remaining traces of the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” seems to have become a civilian guerilla cause. 

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

Police Seek Porch Furniture Bandits (Video)


Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The NOPD released security camera footage in hopes that the public will be able to assist in identifying two subjects who allegedly stole pieces of patio furniture from the front porch of a Gentilly home. 

Overnight Crime Report: Three Armed Robberies, Burglary, Shooting, Stabbing, Carjacking


Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Tuesday (5.23). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to three armed robberies, a shooting, a burglary, a stabbing, and a carjacking. 

Today in NOLA 5.24.17


Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Today, ramp up your fitness in an appropriately New Orleans way at the Mint, get down in Lafayette Square, have the New Orleans dance party brought to you by the Big Easy Playboys, or enjoy some multi-media art at the Hi-Ho Lounge. 53 years ago on this day, New Orleans resident, Carol Burgard Crosby was one of the first people to crash through the Causeway railing, plunge into the lake, and survive.

Starch Wars: NOLA Bakers Battle for Best Baguette Title


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

A crusty baguette is to a po-boy as brass bands are to a second-line parade — why bother with the whole shebang if you’re not going to do it right? After successful starch showdowns in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, a new competition coming to town called Battle: Baguette calls upon New Orleanians to decide which bakery is offering up the best loaf in town. 

Ninth Ward High School Students Publish Book About Life in NOLA


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

On Tuesday (5.23), students of George Washington Carver High School came together at Cafe Istanbul in the Marigny to celebrate not the completion of final exams or impending summer vacation plans, but a nationwide literary endeavor that far beat any yearbook inscription. The junior class of the Ninth Ward school toasted the publication of their collective book, History Between These Folds

Overnight Crime Report: Homicide, Three Batteries, Two Rapes, Robbery, Two Attempted Robberies


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The NOPD saw nine crimes hit the city Monday (5.22). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a homicide, three aggravated batteries, two aggravated rapes, two attempted armed robberies, and a successful armed robbery.

Today in NOLA 5.23.17


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Today, catch a reading from the author of one of the summer’s hottest literary hits, cool down with some French cinema, catch a bolt of Brass Lightning or revisit a well loved superhero film with a new twist. Today in 1939, workers began construction on a sand beach located at Elysian Fields and Lakeshore Drive at what would become Pontchartrain Beach. Now, more on what to do this Tuesday. 

Mitch for POTUS 2020?

Mayor Landrieu Might Be Looking to Make U.S. A Crescent Country


While fissures appear to be forming within the GOP, Republicans and Democrats alike are already looking to potential presidential candidates for the next election. Top 2020 contenders include expected names like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden, along with another that is less well-known in D.C. circles — Mitch Landrieu. 

Amuse-ing Bouche

Preview the 2017 New Orleans Food & Wine Experience


Year after year, the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) never fails to impress with a comprehensive celebration that would make Bacchus proud. This go around, NOWFE is really kicking it up in 2017. “We are excited to bring something new and unique to NOWFE for the 25th anniversary," said NOWFE Executive Director Jamie Hall. The ever-popular Royal Street Stroll and the Grand Tasting events will return, while joining the impressive lineup includes hand-making pasta seminar and a proper English high tea.

 

Horoscopes for Week of May 22nd


This week is rather gentle astrologically speaking, thank goodness. All the action happens on this Thursday (5.25) with the New Moon in Gemini and Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. Any New Moon is a time to set intentions, get back on track, and check-in. New Moons are also a time for beginnings and renewals. If there is something you are trying to call into your life, the day of the New Moon is when is when it is most auspicious to do so.

Promotin’ the General Welfare

The Monuments are Gone — Now What?


Well, the day after the monuments came down has come to pass, and I have to tell ya: it feels pretty… anticlimactic. Not that I thought there would be more drama, not that we needed more fodder for the national media for what was, basically, a smart business move by the Mayor. But now comes the hard part. Forgetting the news coverage and the protests, and the impotent charade of failed civil unrest brought to us by concerned neighbors from nearby parishes and states, where is the plan laid out that addresses how we move forward? It would have been a timely presentation to make, accentuating the positive in this graduation season. 

NOLA Lore: The Unknown Communities of New Orleans

The Grunch, Pukwudgies, and Pookas


Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and sometimes unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the legends of the Grunch people, and their outcast ancestors the Pukwudgies and the Pookas.

Anders Osborne, Tank and the Bangas (PHOTOS)

Stephen Charles Nicholson Photographs YLC Wednesday at the Square


On Wednesday (7.17), one of the most exciting shows in the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) Wednesday at the Square 2017 programming took place in Lafayette Square. In the penultimate concert in the 12-week series, NOLA all-stars Anders Osborne and Tank and the Bangas took to the stage, performing a rollicking show that beat all hump day blues. Scroll on for photos from Stephen Charles Nicholson. 

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Frack Your Brain

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


New Orleans Crime Rates May Be Due to City Leaders, Report Says


Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The last several years have seen fewer arrests made in Orleans Parish — but not necessarily because of any decline in criminal activities in the city. According to a new report from the Metropolitan Crime Commission released Monday (5.22), the unbalances in the criminal justice system are due in part to limited departmental resources caused by city leaders' funding decisions. 

7th Ward & Tremé Soirée


Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The historic neighborhoods of the Tremé and the 7th Ward are arguably the most culturally rich areas of New Orleans. This weekend, an inaugural festival will pay tribute to their traditions with food, music, art, and an epic bar crawl. 

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