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City Park, 11AM
Kick off to a 4-day stop on the PGA Championship tour
1112 Mandeville St., 2PM
Talk dreams and crystals
Andrew Jackson Hotel, 4PM
Sleepover ghost tour at the infamous hotel
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 5:30PM
Artists Tara Conley, Rachel David, and Ashley Pridmore will discuss their work
The Orpheum Theater, 6PM
29th annual event
Shrine On Airline, 7PM
Baby Cakes go up against the Omaha Storm Chasers
Cafe Istanbul, 7PM
French film about the 2012 presidential election, following Macron and Le Pen's victories during this weekend's round one
Nola Yoga Loft, 7:30PM
Set intentions for the Full Moon and share a cacao elixir
Carver Club, 8PM
Hosted by the bar's owner Miss Judy Hill
City Park, 4PM
Kiddie crafts, cooking demos, native plant sale, yoga, and more
The Country Club, 5:30PM
Sip and socialize, with complimentary wine and live music
Ashé Cac, 6PM
Story of the creation of the world
Eiffel Society, 6PM
A benefit to aid horses in need
Nola Yoga Loft, 6:30PM
All-levels yoga following by wine and dinner
City Park, 7PM
Annual free outdoor concert feat. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Yes, Yoga., 7:30PM
Celebrate the cycle with visualizations, meditations, journaling, ritual, and group energy healing
Gasa Gasa, 9PM
Local faves, feat. Danny Abel Band, Shhh
Sidney's Saloon, 10PM
Celebrate NOLA's nightlife with Garlic Junior, Jassy, and DJ Visqueen
Lafayette Square, 5PM
Feat. Flow Tribe and Robin Barnes
Norman Mayer Branch Library, 5PM
Teen poetry event in blackout poetry of public library books
City Park, 5PM
Feat. Raphael Bas
Black Penny, 6PM
The famous boil across from Armstrong Park returns
Paradigm Gardens, 7PM
Urban farm hosts outdoor dinner, with Ancora Pizzeria
Saenger Theatre, 8PM
Alton Brown live
Catahoula Hotel, 8PM
Rooftop screening of the Woody Allen classic
Three Keys, 9PM
This month's event features Ashlin Parker Trio
NOLA Distilling Company, 3PM
Live music from Colin Lake, food from Frencheeze & La Cocinita food trucks
The Old U.S. Mint, 6PM
Films from the inaugural 1970 Jazz Fest
City Park Botanical Gardens, 6PM
Feat. Marcia Ball, Brass-a-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show
House of Blues, 6:30PM
The 'We Will Detonate!' tour
New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, 7PM
Celebration of jazz music and its influence
Hyatt Regency, 7PM
19th annual benefit feat. a Neville Family Funktion and more
Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Birmingham band promotes second album "Sea of Noise"
Overnight Crime Report: Stabbing, Three Robberies, Two Rapes, Three Unclassified Deaths
The New Orleans Police Department saw nine crimes hit the city on Friday (4.21). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a stabbing, two armed robberies, a simple robbery, two aggravated rapes, and three unclassified deaths.
Peace of Strength Celebrates the Power of the Survivor
Every 98 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. And every 8 minutes, that victim is a child. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), only 6 out of 1,000 perpetrators of sex crimes will end up in prison. For the last several decades, the month of April is dedicated to Sexual Assault Awareness in its many forms. Although the U.S. has a long way to go to improve state-level responses to sexual assault, a new community initiative in New Orleans aims to inspire victims to embrace life as a survivor and find strength in the aftermath of abuse.
NOPD Searches for Two Runaway Juveniles
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating a 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy, who went missing this week in unrelated incidents.
Green Slate: The Top Earth Day Events Around NOLA
Saturday (4.22) is Earth Day. Even though Louisiana may not be the greenest of scenes, there are plenty of events in New Orleans to honor the 47th annual fête. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting warm temps in the low-to-mid 80’s, with scattered storms expected in the afternoon through the night. But don’t let the chance of rain spoil your fun! These top events around town make it feel easy being green.
Overnight Crime Report: Stabbing, Armed Robbery, Unclassified Death
Turns out those security checkpoints did not yield many results at all. The New Orleans Police Department saw just three crimes hit the city overnight, starting Thursday (4.20). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a stabbing, an armed robbery, and an unclassified death.
Eco-Conscious Cocktails (Recipes)
With Earth Day just hours away, everyone should raise a glass in toast to Mother Gaia! NoDef's pals at Bombay Sapphire offered up a few suggestions for environmentally-minded libations ahead of Saturday's celebration. The team called upon some of the top cocktail creators from across the country to share zero-waste cocktails to sip the sustainability lifestyle.
Today in NOLA 4.21.17
Today, both the New Orleans Poetry Festival and the 20th annual French Film Festival kick off their programming. NOMA hosts an outdoor screening of Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge," while Glen David Andrews leads a crowd through a tribute to Prince on the one year anniversary of his death. Count yer dubloons and make your way over to Castillo Blanco for a night of pirate burlesque. The Ogden teams up with the Shops at Canal Place for a fashion-conscious benefit for the museum. On this day in 1970, the first annual Jazz Fest began at Armstrong Park. Performers included Mahalia Jackson, as well as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Now, more to do this Friday.
NOPD Releases Surveillance Footage of French Quarter Rape Suspect
The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Special Victims division released a surveillance video of an unknown male suspect in connection with a sexual assault in the French Quarter. As NoDef previously reported, the incident occurred during the early morning hours of April 16 on the 1400 block of Chartres Street.
Will Smith's Killer Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
Former Crescent City Kings player Cardell Hayes was convicted Thursday in the slaying of beloved Saints captain Will Smith. Hayes silently accepted the sentence of 25 years in prison on charges of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in the incident that left Smith dead and Smith’s wife Racquel suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. The sentencing comes just days after the one year anniversary of Smith’s death.
Get Lit at the Second Annual NOLA Poetry Festival
April is the cruelest month no more. For National Poetry Month here in New Orleans, the city welcomes everything from erotica in iambic pentameter (one hopes) to pizza poetry. Tonight marks the start of the second annual New Orleans Poetry Festival, organized by Lavender Ink Press and Trembling Pillow Press. The fest, which will run April 20-23 at the New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Ave.), will feature four days of readings, panels, bookmaking workshops, walking tours, musical performances, and more odes to the art.
Record Store Day Spins Through NOLA This Weekend
This Saturday (4.22), the 2017 Record Store Day will take place at vinyl outfitters across the nation. The 10th annual celebration of indie record stores toasts audiophiles, music makers, the vinyl devout — and, of course, the record stores that make it all possible. Record Store Day brings plenty of new and special edition releases nationwide. The day also provides ample reason to celebrate the local, independent shops that keep the music available.
Overnight Crime Report: Three Robberies, Attempted Burglary, Shooting, Rape, Unclassified Death
The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Wednesday (4.19). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two armed robberies, a shooting, a rape, a simple robbery, attempted burglary, and an unclassified death.
Today in NOLA 4.20.17
Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Big Oozy disaster. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 people, and then proceeded to leak millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf. The hemorrhaging took almost six months to stop and the effects are still with us today. On a brighter note, click through to find out about all the events in town tonight.
NOPD Announces 4/20 Sobriety Checkpoints
Attention all 4/20 revelers around town: the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced sobriety checkpoints to smoke out any offenders in Orleans Parish ahead of Thursday's notorious unofficial holiday.
HBO Documentary Shines a Light on the Nation’s Troubling Trend of Untested Rape Kits
On Law and Order: SVU, detective Olivia Benson (played by Mariska Hargitay) is a member of an elite squad who has helped victims of sexual assault get justice from their attackers for nearly two decades. In the upcoming HBO documentary I Am Evidence, Hargitay explores the real life fight for police to examine the hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits across the country. The documentary's focus is especially relevant as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States — and draws renewed attention to the state of affairs in Louisiana.
Top of the Hops: Courtyard Brewery Hosts Inaugural Louisiana Hop Festival
On Thursday, Courtyard Brewery will host the first ever Louisiana Hop Festival, a showcase of the best brews from the Boot. The one-day fest will benefit the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild, and offers a chance for hopheads, beer snobs, and brew newbies alike to grab a pint and enjoy music, food, and drinks as the work week comes to an end.
Overnight Crime Report: Domestic Battery, Three Armed Robberies, Two Carjackings, Triple Shooting
The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Tuesday (4.18). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a domestic aggravated battery, three armed robberies, two carjackings, and a triple shooting.
NOPD Searches for Man Missing Since Monday
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking help in the missing persons case of a 22-year-old man. Joseph Consonery was last seen Monday, April 17th, at around 5PM leaving his girlfriend’s house on the 4800 block of Touro St. in Gentilly near Dillard University.
Renard Boissiere, Linzi Falk, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via
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