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MARDI

August 22nd

Murder Ballads

Euclid Records, 5PM

Book signing with Dan Auerbach and Gabe Soria

 

DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Fermented dairies, like kefire, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and more

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Galactic drummer's side project

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9PM

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters

 
 

Magical History Tour


Monday, August 21st, 2017

Ever wondered what it would be like to walk a mile in the shoes of Satchmo, Fats Domino, or Ernie K-Doe? A new interactive music map called A Closer Walk is here to help, offering curated walking tours and audiophile pilgrimage points across New Orleans. 

 

Overnight Crime Report: Fatality, Two Carjackings, Rape, Four Shootings, Two Armed Robberies, Attempted Carjacking


Monday, August 21st, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw eleven crimes hit the city on Sunday (8.20). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a fatality, two carjackings, rape, four shootings, two armed robberies, and an attempted carjacking. 

 

Today in NOLA 8.21.17


Monday, August 21st, 2017

This Monday at around noontime, a solar eclipse will sweep across the country — do you know where you'll be to view it? From the bayou waters to the city's art museums, the possibilities are endless. Tonight, catch a horror double feature off Frenchmen. It's a comedy showdown at the New Movement, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. Betty Who takes the stage at Republic. On this date in 1769, Governor O’Reilly arrested the leaders of a revolution that ousted Governor Ulloa. Now, more to do this Monday. 

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


Sunday, August 20th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Saturday (8.19). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, unclassified death, simple robbery, homicide, and a fatality. 

NOLA Lore: New Orleans in the JFK Web

Part Two - The Path to Garrison's Case


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 strange role that New Orleans played in the conspiracy surrounding President John F. Kennedy's assassination as the case championed by District Attorney Jim Garrison begins to take shape. Read the first installment on Lee Harvey Oswald's New Orleans upbringing here, and stay tuned for further installments in this series, which include the 1967 trial of Clay Shaw by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison and further connections between the Crescent City and what occurred in Dealey Plaza. 

 

The Southern Yankee

Boston-Born Dan Ring Runs for New Orleans City Council District A


There are quite a number of contenders in the upcoming elections for Mayor of New Orleans and City positions, it’s sometimes hard to keep track. NoDef is here to help with our series highlighting the many candidates in this political showdown. Dan Ring is a rare candidate bringing a wealth of experience from the very depths of Boston politics in his bid for City Council District A on a community development-based platform. 

 

Rollin' in Hot

Krewe of OAK's Mid Summer Mardi Gras (Photos)


In their annual refusal to let frivolous calendars prevent the spread of Mardi Gras cheer, the Krewe of Oak spearheaded a commemoration open to one and all of the halfway point between annual carnivals on Saturday. Though usually held the last weekend of August, the 31st annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras rolled through the city a bit early to align with the solar eclipse. For the uninitiated, the uptown parade is like a warm weather taste of Carnival except a bit more outrageous—literally. This year's theme was "Dirty One XXXI Coming In Hot." Scroll on for Brandon Robert's photos from the event. 

MERCREDI

August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint

 

The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health

 

Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert

 

Trainspotting

Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece

 

Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show

 

Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party

JEUDI

August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ

 

Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film

 

Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band

 

Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group

 

Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman

VENDREDI

August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

Feat. The Pfister Sisters

 

Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels

 

More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets

 

Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne

 

Drive-In On the Patio

Bar Redux, 9PM

Campy and cool movies, The Wasp Woman, Attack of the Giant Leeches, and The Giant Gila Monster

 

Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers

SAMEDI

August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments

 

New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head

 

Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series

 

Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers

 

Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace

Today in NOLA 8.20.17


Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Today, show down with the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club in City Park. Little Gem Saloon will put on their final staging of the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. Explore your kinks at the Hi-Ho's BDSM-meets-burlesque show, or set your intentions in the New Moon Women's Circle at Rosalie Apothecary. On this day, bassist Julius Farmer was born on August 20, 1949. On a darker note, 269 people died of yellow fever in New Orleans on August 20, 1853, deeming the date “Black Day.” Now, more to do this Saturday.

Overnight Crime Report: Two Simple Robberies, Carjacking, Armed Robbery


Saturday, August 19th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw four crimes hit the city on Friday (8.18). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a two simple robberies, carjacking, and an armed robbery. 

 

Today in NOLA 8.19.17


Saturday, August 19th, 2017

This Saturday, experience some good old-fashioned festin' with three different events around town. Ameripolitan Fest in the Marigny celebrates Southern sounds, while HOB hosts a one day celebration of beer and music. Need your Carnival fix? Roll during Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. On the music front, Gasa Gasa hosts Mighty Brother's homecoming show. Happy birthday to Ivan Neville, celebrating his 58th birthday today. Back in 1999, the Dumpstaphunk leader was briefly a member of alt-rock band the Spin Doctors. Now, more to do today. 

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

Comedian Kevin Barnett Recounts Birthday Robbery in NOLA


Friday, August 18th, 2017

New York based comedian Kevin Barnett might not be looking to laissez les bon temps rouler in New Orleans anytime soon. On Thursday, Barnett recounted in hilarious detail on an episode of the Cave Comedy Radio podcast The Roundtable of Gentlemen how his birthday celebration in the Big Easy left him empty-handed. 

Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Burglary, Property Snatching, Shooting, Simple Robbery, Attempted Robbery


Friday, August 18th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Thursday (8.17). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an unclassified death, aggravated burglary, property snatching, shooting, simple robbery, and an attempted armed robbery. 

Today in NOLA 8.18.17


Friday, August 18th, 2017

Today, comedians explore the deeper recesses of their subconscious with a pop psychology show at the Voodoo Lounge. Little Gem Saloon will put on the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. NOMA's John Waters Festival comes to a close tonight with a screening of Pecker, while Delish Da Goddess rules the stage at One Eyed Jacks. On August 18, 1812, a hurricane with winds over 115 miles per hour struck New Orleans. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 

Naughty Professor Shares ‘Venison Poetry’


Thursday, August 17th, 2017

New Orleans-based band Naughty Professor dropped the newest single off of their summer release Identity. Watch the live studio video for “Venison Poetry” featuring local music superstars Mike Dillon and Cliff Hines below. 

Overnight Crime Report: Stabbing, Unclassified Death, Armed Robbery


Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw three crimes hit the city on Wednesday (8.16). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a stabbing, unclassified death, and an armed robbery.

 

Shania Twain to Bring Country Pop to NOLA


Thursday, August 17th, 2017

She’s still the one. A few weeks shy of the September 29th release of Shania Twain’s long-anticipated fifth album Now  her first in fifteen years! — the Canadian country pop star announced a major North American tour that will bring her to the arena next summer. 

Mayoral Candidates to Take Part in Youth-Focused Town Hall Forum


Thursday, August 17th, 2017

New Orleans is just a few short months away from seeing its leadership change — as Mitch Landrieu’s tenure as mayor comes to a close, the race to see who will take his mantle has quickly intensified. On Saturday, several top contenders in the race will meet with the Youth Voices Council to share their vision for the future of New Orleans. 

 

Who Comes Next?

Henry Clay Warmoth, Whipping Boy of Reconstruction


Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Henry Clay Warmoth, Civil War officer, lawman, and Republican Governor of Louisiana. 

Summer Love

Chet's Summer Vacation is the Most Unlikely Romance of the Season


Chet’s Summer Vacation is a hot, surreal new play that explores the depths of adolescent transformation and sexual introspection when a young man named Chet moves up to the attic of his mother’s house in the heat of the Houston summer only to find release in the irresistible overtures of his new air-conditioning unit.

 

Promotin’ the General Welfare

For Whom Is America Really?


Since Donald Trump began his run for President, he signaled clearly that he was willing to target minorities of all kinds, immigrants from all parts of the world, and, in particular, sanctuary cities.  

Horoscopes for Week of August 14th


Rest. As the moon wanes in preparation for a new moon, energies seem to wane right along with it. We can resist, grinding ourselves down until we are too exhausted to do much of anything, or we can follow the example of a much older, much wiser source of light in the world. If the moon is resting and turning inward this is a good time to do the same.

Well Red

Red Dress Run 2017 in Photos


On Saturday, the streets of New Orleans ran red as thousands took part in a race for a cause. The Hash House Harriers presented their annual run, which shifted from Armstrong Park in the French Quarter to the Marigny's Crescent Park this year. Not divergent from tradition is the event's signature red-hot fun in the sun, which included drinks, food, and live music. NoDef's Brandon Robert was on hand to capture all of the debauchery (and a little bit of the fitness.)

White Night

Whitney White Linen Night Returns to Julia Street


The biggest night of the year for the Warehouse District art scene took place on Saturday. From the CAC to all the way down Julia Street, galleries threw their doors open for the white-clad public. Scroll on for photos by Julian Orr. 

 

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Frack Your Brain

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


Today in NOLA 8.17.17


Thursday, August 17th, 2017

This Thursday, enjoy some local sounds at Ogden After Hours with Julie Odell or at Hi-Ho Lounge's Deltaphonic homecoming show. Brush up on the lyrics to "I Say A Little Prayer" before the W's screening of My Best Friend's Wedding. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will take the stage at Tip's. On this day in 1969, the devastating Hurricane Camile hit the mouth of the Mississippi. Now, more to do today.

Women of Note Explores Female Jazz Artists in NOLA


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

After a particularly contentious presidential election, 2017 has been largely marked by a renewed consideration of women’s rights in the political sphere, technology, the workplace, and culture. A new exhibition at the New Orleans Jazz Museum sheds a light on the profound influence of female music makers in the Crescent City jazz scene that has been dominated by their male counterparts over the past century. 

 

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