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April 24th

Zurich Golf Classic

City Park, 11AM

Kick off to a 4-day stop on the PGA Championship tour


Crystal Energy Healing & Dream Play

1112 Mandeville St., 2PM

Talk dreams and crystals


Andrew Jackson Hotel Ghost Hunt

Andrew Jackson Hotel, 4PM

Sleepover ghost tour at the infamous hotel


International Sculpture Day

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 5:30PM

Artists Tara Conley, Rachel David, and Ashley Pridmore will discuss their work


Big Easy Entertainment Awards

The Orpheum Theater, 6PM

29th annual event


New Orleans Baby Cakes

Shrine On Airline, 7PM

Baby Cakes go up against the Omaha Storm Chasers


Movie Screening: La Bataille de Solférino

Cafe Istanbul, 7PM

French film about the 2012 presidential election, following Macron and Le Pen's victories during this weekend's round one


Cacao Ceremony

Nola Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Set intentions for the Full Moon and share a cacao elixir


Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues

Carver Club, 8PM

Hosted by the bar's owner Miss Judy Hill


April 25th

Earth Day Celebration

City Park, 4PM

Kiddie crafts, cooking demos, native plant sale, yoga, and more


April Hobnobber

The Country Club, 5:30PM

Sip and socialize, with complimentary wine and live music


Movie Screening: Ipileaye

Ashé Cac, 6PM

Story of the creation of the world 


Pony Up for Horses

Eiffel Society, 6PM

A benefit to aid horses in need


Vinyasa & Vino

Nola Yoga Loft, 6:30PM

All-levels yoga following by wine and dinner


Swing in the Oaks

City Park, 7PM

Annual free outdoor concert feat. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra


New Moon Medicine Circle

Yes, Yoga., 7:30PM

Celebrate the cycle with visualizations, meditations, journaling, ritual, and group energy healing


Aaron Cohen Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local faves, feat. Danny Abel Band, Shhh


High Profile | New Orleans Nightlife Awards

Sidney's Saloon, 10PM

Celebrate NOLA's nightlife with Garlic Junior, Jassy, and DJ Visqueen


April 26th

Wednesdays at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5PM

Feat. Flow Tribe and Robin Barnes


Blackout Poetry Workshop

Norman Mayer Branch Library, 5PM

Teen poetry event in blackout poetry of public library books


Evenings with Enrique

City Park, 5PM

Feat. Raphael Bas


Vietnamese Style Crawfish Boil

Black Penny, 6PM

The famous boil across from Armstrong Park returns


Paradigm Pizza & Pies

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Urban farm hosts outdoor dinner, with Ancora Pizzeria


Eat Your Science

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Alton Brown live


Movie Screening: Annie Hall

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Rooftop screening of the Woody Allen classic


Sound Observatory New Orleans: The Shape of Jazz to Come

Three Keys, 9PM

This month's event features Ashlin Parker Trio 


April 27th


NOLA Distilling Co. Grand Opening

NOLA Distilling Company, 3PM

Live music from Colin Lake, food from Frencheeze & La Cocinita food trucks


Movie Screening: Jazz Fest Shorts

The Old U.S. Mint, 6PM

Films from the inaugural 1970 Jazz Fest


Threadhead Thursday

City Park Botanical Gardens, 6PM

Feat. Marcia Ball, Brass-a-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show


Sum 41 & Pierce the Veil

House of Blues, 6:30PM

The 'We Will Detonate!' tour


International Jazz Day

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, 7PM

Celebration of jazz music and its influence


Jazz & Heritage Gala

Hyatt Regency, 7PM

19th annual benefit feat. a Neville Family Funktion and more


St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Birmingham band promotes second album "Sea of Noise" 

Today in NOLA 4.19.17

Today, local artists and activist will discuss queer arts in New Orleans past, present, and future. Check out the Allways for some readings that will spice up your date night. If you’re feeling more like being scared, Bar Redux is screening a double bill of "The Thing.” Archaeologist Jim Bruseth will discuss his efforts to excavate French explorer ship La Belle. On this day in 1960, Gov. Jimmie Davis was elected. Now, more to do this hump day.

Governor John Bel Edwards to Deliver LSU Commencement Address

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is scheduled to deliver this year’s keynote address at Louisiana State University’s 292nd Commencement Ceremony on May 12. In the official announcement on Tuesday, LSU President F. King Alexander said, “Gov. Edwards has a long history of service to Louisiana, and we look forward to hearing the message he delivers to our graduates as they embark on the next stage of their lives.” 

Overnight Crime Report: Aggravated Burglary, Carjacking, Homicide, Shooting, Unclassified Death

Updated Tuesday (4.18) 1:00PM


The New Orleans Police Department saw eight crimes hit the city on Sunday (4.16) and five crimes on Monday (4.17). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, two robberies, two shootings, a stabbing an unclassified death on Sunday. On Monday, the MOL recorded a simple carjacking, aggravated burglary, a shooting, a homicide, and an unclassified death. 

Louisiana Named One of the Least Green States in America

Ahead of Earth Day this Saturday (4.22), an official ranking of the greenest states in America was released Tuesday. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing the fifty states on key criteria like environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors, and climate-change contributions. Despite Louisiana’s major contributions to solar power technology in recent years, the state made the list in the top ten least-green states. 

Today in NOLA 4.18.17

Today, House of Blues highlights the top teen talent around town. Tasche and the Psychedelic Rose celebrate their album release, while the Ogden teams up with Oxalis Apothecary for a perfume tutorial. Dead Heads can enjoy Bob Weir when he takes the Saenger stage. Stick around after the show for local faves Honey Island Swamp Band. On this day in 1924, late blues artist Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was born in Vinton, Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday.

Southern Rep Hosts Free 'Play Dates'

Fresh off of their critically-acclaimed production of "Sweet Bird of Youth," Southern Rep Theatre announced on Monday (4.17) a new project with the Community Book Center. The collaboration will showcase a series of performance art and education activities for free to benefit local children. 

Missing Woman from Killdeer St.

The New Orleans Police Department continues their search for a missing 27-year-old woman, and is asking for the public's help in the case. Mary Camille Rabon was last seen on the first block of Killdeer St. at 3AM on Monday, April 17th. 

Today in NOLA 4.17.17

Today, check out jazz artist Tom McDermott's debut book of poetry and illustrations. The Blue House wraps up their three-part free film series on Iranian director, Abba Kiarostami. Monkey Hill Bar plays a supernatural thriller set in Terrebonne Parish. Psych-rock outfit Foxygen plays One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1811, Attakapas Country was abolished and established as St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes. Now, more to do this Monday.

Overnight Crime Report: Two Robberies

The New Orleans Police Department has had a low-key weekend, responding to two crimes on Saturday (4.15). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an armed robbery and a simple robbery. 

Today in NOLA 4.16.17

This Sunday, four Easter parades are rolling through the Quarter. After you're finished with your festive dress, swing by Castillo Blanco's costume purge. Southern Rep's final staging of their production of "Sweet Bird of Youth" will occur this afternoon. Don your post-apocalyptic finery for "Mad Max: Fury Road," or check out the New Movement's comedy showcase. Today, April 16, is the date New Orleans was officially founded in 1718. Now, more to do a few hundred years later.

Parade Planner: Easter in the Quarter

Four parades are rolling through the Quarter on Easter Sunday. The National Weather Service (NWS) is prediting scattered thunderstorms all day, but as of press time, the processions are on rain or shine.
Details about the Ostara Parade, Historic French Quarter Easter Parade, Chris Owens Easter Parade, and the Gay Easter Parade follow below.

Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, A Shooting, Five Robberies, Two Stabbings, Two Unclassified Deaths

The New Orleans Police Department had their hands full yesterday, responding to twelve crimes on Friday (4.14). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, a shooting, two armed robberies, three simple robberies, two stabbings, two unclassified deaths. 

Today in NOLA 4.15.17

Spend your Saturday at an all day healing arts and music festival. Plum Street Snoballs will be serving up cones in honor of Megan Braden-Perry's snoball guide to New Orleans. Bar Mon Cher offers a salute to Wonderland at a Lewis Carroll-themed party, and TREO hosts a fundraising arts show. On this day in 1795, the Pointee Coupee Slave Rebellion began their revolt on Julien Poydras’ plantation. Now, more to do today. 

Overnight Crime Report: Three Robberies, Shooting, Car Jacking, Homicide, Unclassified Death

The New Orleans Police Department responded to seven deadly crimes on Thursday (4.13). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an aggravated burglary-turned-shooting, car jacking, aggravated robbery, homicide, two armed robberies, and unclassified death.  

Weekend Planner: Egg Hunts, Keg Hunts, Easter Brunches, and Boat Rides

The traditional Easter parades will roll through the Quarter on Sunday, but all weekend there will be opportunities for New Orleanians to celebrate the end of Lenten. Whether you're looking for family-friendly brunchin' and cruisin' on the water or a boozy, adults-only egg hunt is more your speed, there are options for everyone to celebrate. Read on for the best picks around town this weekend. 

Route, Weather for Crescent City Classic

After all the Good Friday crawfish is digested, the Crescent City Classic is set to get New Orleanians sweating in the streets to get them hungry for Easter Sunday. To make way for the thousands of runners that will head out for the 39th annual 10K, the City is shutting down streets from the French Quarter to City Park. 

Life of Will Smith to be Celebrated at 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil

In the year since the killing of beloved Saints captain Will Smith, his death has left a void in the New Orleans community and beyond. After the one year anniversary of his passing on April 9, Smith's life and legacy will be celebrated at the Mid-City Yacht Club this weekend with a second annual crawfish boil benefitting his namesake memorial scholarship fund. 

Today in NOLA 4.14.17

Today, NOMA stays open late for an evening dedicated to the artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Cafe Istanbul hosts a LGBTQ benefit variety show, while the harmonic meditation of VESSELS is showcased at Catapult. Kanye collaborator Cashmere Cat will make an appearance at Republic. On this day in 1831, construction of the Pontchartrain Railroad completed. Now, more to do this Friday. 

Overnight Crime Report: Shooting, Suicide, Homicide, Unclassified Death

The New Orleans Police Department responded to four deadly crimes on Wednesday (4.12). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a suicide, a homicide, a shooting, and an unclassified death.

Louisiana Residents Divided Over LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom Laws, Study Says

The sixth installment of the 2017 Louisiana Survey released on Thursday (4.13) reveals that the state’s residents are clearly divided along political lines when it comes to rights for the LGBTQ community. Though public opinion favors the existence of anti-discrimination laws in the workplace, Louisiana is split over “religious-freedom” laws that allow businesses to deny services to same-sex couples on the basis of religion. 

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