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LIFE Yoga, 7AM
An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri
Adler's New Orleans, 11AM
Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'
Local Brass Band brings a mix of standards and new creations
Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM
Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest
The Broad Theater, 7PM
Short film showcase
Blue Nile 7:30PM
Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen
House of Blues, 8PM
Hebrew hip hop
Cafe Istanbul, 8PM
Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!"
Joy Theater, 8:30PM
Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister
One Eyed Jacks, 9PM
Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball
Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM
Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party
Bar Redux, 10PM
All-British dance party
Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM
Party like it's 1999
Crescent Park, 10AM
Eat to benefit LA/SPCA
Fair Grounds, 12PM
Family day at the grounds
The Yum Yum, 6PM
NPR faves come home from tour
St. Mark's Church, 6PM
Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy
Smoothie King Center, 7PM
Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill
The Saenger Theatre, 7PM
Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA
House of Blues, 7PM
80s vs. 90s - decades collide
One Eyed Jack's, 8PM
FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland"
The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM
NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes
The Willow, 9PM
Masquerade ball with live music
The Circle Bar, 10PM
Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty
Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM
Free show to move and groove
Howlin' Wolf, 12PM
Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food
Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM
Free female-led discussion and open house
Playmakers Theater, 2PM
Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko
Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM
5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician
Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM
Live music, drinks, water slides, more
Audubon Park, 5PM
LPO Woodwind Quintet performs
Local trad jazz masters
Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 6PM
Bring games, or join one at the store
Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM
Mix of brass standards and funky covers
Spotted Cat, 10PM
Boundary pushing fusion jazz
Maple Leaf, 10PM
Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington
Mayor Mitch Landrieu Says Trump’s Budget Plan Will Be ‘Devastating’ to New Orleans
President Donald Trump’s proposed $1.1 trillion budget outline has been met with mixed results across the nation. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a statement today denouncing Trump’s plan, stating that the proposal “sets the wrong priorities for American Cities and Metropolitan areas and will not keep President Trump’s promise to make America stronger and more secure.”
Pre-Jazz Fest Show Threadhead Thursday Drops 2017 Lineup
Threadhead Cultural Foundation, a fan-funded arts non-profit company formed out of the love for New Orleans and its culture, just announced the lineup for its annual free fest in City Park. The concert, taking place on the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Garden Stage in the park's botanical garden, will happen on April 27th from 6PM-10PM.
Former Time Editor and CNN Exec Walter Isaacson Joins Tulane
It’s a homecoming for Walter Isaacson, the NOLA native who counts President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, as well as former managing editor of Time Magazine, CEO and chairman of CNN, and New York Times-bestselling author on his expansive résumé. This week, it was announced that Isaacson will join Tulane’s history department in the role of University Professor.
Overnight Crime Report: A Suicide, A Rape, Armed Robbery in the Marigny, and Street Racing Turned Deadly
The New Orleans Police Department had their hands full on Wednesday (3.16) with four major crimes. According the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an armed robbery, a sexual assault, a suicide, and an incident of street racing that left at least one person dead.
Today in NOLA 3.16.17
Feeling culturally-minded this evening? The LPO is back at it tonight with their take on Tchaikovsky's classic Symphony No. 5. The SoBou bar team will be sipping on themed cocktails while they discuss the connection between booze and botany. Bryan Ferry is slated to rock the Saenger and some soulful vocal are coming to Ogden After Hours. On this day in 1806, sugar refining inventor Norbert Rillieux was born in Louisiana. Now, read on for more this Thursday.
Wahlberg Brothers' Burger Chain is Coming to NOLA
It's a big day for food in the Big Easy. On the same day it was announced that 11 local bars, restaurants, and chefs are finalists for the coveted James Beard Awards, the celeb fast-food chain Wahlburgers announced it will open not one, but two locations in New Orleans.
Overnight Crime Report: A Rape & A Shooting
It was a relatively quiet 24 hours for the New Orleans Police Department. The Major Offense Log (MOL) recorded the NOPD as responding to two crimes Tuesday (3.14), including a shooting and a sexual assault.
NOLA Chefs Among James Beard Awards Finalists
Local New Orleans restaurants, bars, and chefs once again found themselves on one of the most coveted lists in the industry today, as the 2017 James Beard finalist nominations were announced.
Lafitte Greenway's FitLot Kicks Off Free Fitness Classes
Looking to join the city's pledge to Lenten fitness? Or perhaps the reality of summer fast approaching has you wanting to shed the winter weight. Whatever the reason, you can now get fit for free. Today marks the first of a series of free workout classes at the newly-opened FitLot park near the Lafitte Greenway.
Today in NOLA 3.15.17
This Wednesday is for the ladies. Rock legends Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde are blowing up the arena, while Voodoo Priestess Kalindah Laveaux will play the Mint. Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas will be in Lafayette Square for a free evening show. On this day in 1729, a ceremony was held for Sister Stanislas Hachard at the Ursuline Convent to make her the first woman to become a Catholic nun in the United States. Now, more to do today.
Overnight Crime Report: Two Robberies, Two Rapes, A Stabbing, A Shooting
Six crimes were reported in the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Monday (3.13). The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to two burglaries, two rapes, a stabbing, and a shooting.
All In: Thousands of Louisiana Residents Face Gambling Addiction
It seems that there is sometimes a high cost to letting les bons temps roule. A new study published by the Louisiana Department of Health concluded that over a quarter million adult state residents are at risk of gambling addiction.
Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Include New Orleans on Legendary Tour
TajMo, a supergroup band led by Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo', will play the Orpheum Theater on September 24. Presented by WWOZ and Winter Circle Productions, the show will see two generations of blues guitar giants play hit songs from their respective catalogues as well as new material they've recorded together.
Hanson is Coming to NOLA on Their 25th Anniversary World Tour
Ladies, practice your fangirl screams. Hanson, the 90s pop group composed of three brothers with those luscious blonde locks, is coming to town. Announced Monday, the band’s Middle of Everywhere 25th Anniversary World Tour will take them to the Joy Theater stage on September 15.
Today in NOLA 3.14.17
Today, come on down for The Saenger's live staging of The Price is Right. Tubby & Coo's is hosting a Pi Day party, while local singer-songwriter Mia Borders brings her funky-cool stylings to Chickie Wah Wah. Ryan Adams takes the Orpheum stage to share his latest heartbreaks off of his newest album Prisoner. On this day in 1870, Algiers was annexed as part of New Orleans. Check out more this Tuesday.
Arrest Made in Double Homicide of Reality TV Star Toya Wright's Brothers
The NOPD arrested a suspect in connection with the drive-by shooting murders of Joshua and Ryan "Rudy" Johnson, brothers of reality television star Antonia "Toya" Carter Wright and former in-laws of Lil Wayne. Wright's brothers were killed in the 7th Ward after midnight on July 31, 2016.
New World Rhythms Fest Back This Weekend
Between St. Patrick's Day, St. Joseph's Day, and Super Sunday festivities, this weekend is packed with things to do around the city. If you're looking for a worldly experience without having to leave the French Quarter, venture to Louis Armstrong Park for the tenth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. The two-day free fest (3.18-3.19) is a celebration of the African diaspora and spotlights NOLA's famous Mardi Gras Indians, with a "battle" between three local tribes.
Overnight Crime Report: Two Shootings, A Burglary, An Unclassified Death
The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to four crimes Sunday (3.12). According the Major Offense Log (MOL), police responded to two shootings, a burglary, and an unclassified death.
French Quarter Community Will Meet About Security Concerns
Today (3.13), members of the French Quarter business and residential communities will meet to discuss New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s proposed $40 million security plan.
Today in NOLA 3.13.17
Today, attend the public meeting hosted by the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom. Neko Case is taking the stage at Pres Hall, while NOLA all-stars like St. Louis Slim and Walter "Wolfman" Washington pay tribute to one of the great at The Carver. On this day in 1919, NOLA serial killer The Axeman sent a letter to the press threatening to kill anyone not listening to jazz. Learn more about this gruesome story and catch Miriam Davis reading from her new book about the Axeman. Now, more this Monday.
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