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July 21st

Friday Pop Up

Drifter Hotel, 1PM

By Lucille’s Roti Shop


Louisiana Sportsman Show

Superdome, 3PM

Back in NOLA after 12 years


Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Moana


Summer Nerd Movie Nights

Tubby & Coo’s, 7PM

A showing of The Neverending Story


John Waters Film Festival


A showing of Pink Flamingos


Leonardo Hernandez Trio

Casa Borrega, 7PM

Great food, great music


Comedy F#@k Yeah

The Dragon’s Den, 8PM

Ft. Shane Torres


New Rebel Family

House of Blues, 8PM

Ft. AYO, The Other LA, Akadia, and Ventruss


Mia Borders Trio

Foundation Room, 9:30PM

Open to the public


Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Crunchin’ on those notes


Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Walter “Wolfman” Washington + The Fortifiers


Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 11PM

Ft. Mikel Douglas + Dozal


July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA


Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food


National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more


Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party


Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes


Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green


New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now


Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots



Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more


Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche


Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more


Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support


Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto



July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic


Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book


Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books


Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting


Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all


Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager


Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars


Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl


Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim


Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest


Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era



The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic

Overnight Crime Report: Two Shootings, Four Armed Robberies, Rape, Carjacking, Homicide

The New Orleans Police Department saw nine crimes hit the city on Sunday (7.9). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two shootings, four armed robberies, rape, carjacking, and a homicide. 


Today in NOLA 7.10.17

Today, get a book signed over some sweet gelato, see Andre Lovett’s debut, settle into Spanish movie night with The Motorcycle Diaries, or have a drink alongside some likeminded individuals. On this day in 1884, Paul Charles Murphy, who was considered to be the greatest chess player of his era as well as unofficial World Chess Champion, died in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Overnight Crime Report: 2 Suicides, 3 Armed Robberies, 2 Snatchings, Homicide, 2 Stabbings, Attmpt. Robbery, Unclassified Death

The New Orleans Police Department saw twelve crimes hit the city on Saturday (7.8). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two suicides, three armed robberies, two property snatchings, homicide, two stabbings, attempted armed robbery, and an unclassified death. 


Today in NOLA 7.917

This Tuesday, head on down to BlackStar Books for their 3rd annual street fest, learn about reiki and how it can improve your life, feel the spirit of Cowboy Jim at the Marigny Opera House, or simply learn what’s good to eat in your own backyard. On this day in 1982, Pan Am Flight 759 crashed just outside of New Orleans in Kenner. Now more to do today. 

Overnight Crime Report: 2 Unclassified Deaths, 4 Armed Robberies, Property Snatching, 2 Attempted Robberies, 2 Shootings

The New Orleans Police Department saw eleven crimes hit the city on Friday (7.7). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two unclassified deaths, four armed robberies, property snatching, two attempted armed robberies, and two shootings. 


Today in NOLA 7.8.17

This Saturday, create your very own crystal tiara to harness all those good summer vibes, check out Junk’s Above very first jam, bask in the presence of the legendary Roger Waters, or get partyin' with Kermit Ruffins. On this day in 1984, WLAE-TV signed on the air for the first time, originally serving as a PBS station. Now more to do today. 


St. Roch Tavern Robbed Friday

The St. Roch Tavern (1200 St. Roch Ave.) was robbed at gunpoint on Friday (7.7) by a young man in his late teens or early 20s, according to a bartender who encountered the perpetrator. The bartender saw a young man enter the premises without identification and approach bar. He then threatened the bartender with a gun, striking and punching at her before making off with money. 


Eceaux System

It’s a big week of announcements for Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Just days after teaming with the New Orleans Police Department to propose a new pay plan for law enforcement, the mayor unveiled the city’s new climate action strategy. “Climate change is one of the greatest threats to our coastal communities, nation and world,” said Mayor Landrieu in a statement. The plan, titled Climate Action for a Resilient New Orleans, features 11 strategies and 25 actions to combat greenhouse gas emissions in the city over the next 13 years. 

Watch: Seth Rogen Eat Hot Wings and Talk NOLA Food

What Clark Gable once was for the romantic epic, Seth Rogen is for the stoner bro-comedy. The actor-producer behind man-child classics like Pineapple Express, This is the End, and the Neighbors franchise dropped by the web series Hot Ones to talk New Orleans food, near-death experiences, and half-million dollar sneakers. 


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

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Thursday (7.6). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two attempted armed robberies, three simple robberies, a shooting, and an armed robbery. 

Today in NOLA 7.7.17

This Friday, get it started this weekend with Steelism, learn about the aesthetic process behind photography, transport yourself to the tropics with Marina Orchestra, or get moving with DJ Soul Sister. On this day in 1944, the Liberty ship named Alcee Fortier was launched by Delta Shipbuilding. Now, more to do this Friday. 

Deepa Soul to Play a Homecoming Show at the Carver

New Orleans daughter Deepa Soul announced an epic homecoming on Thursday (7.6). This fall, she will be joined by her 18-piece band The Love Soul Orchestra for a musical event dubbed “Creole Woman (Rebirth of a Love Evolution),” set to take place at the Historic Carver Theater. 

Overnight Crime Report: Three Stabbings, Two Simple Robberies, Carjacking, Two Unclassified Deaths

The New Orleans Police Department saw eight crimes hit the city on Wednesday (7.5). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to three stabbings, two simple robberies, a carjacking, and two unclassified deaths. 


Today in NOLA 7.6.17

This Thursday, build a mermaid fairy garden at Longue Vue, learn about mid century architecture, take in Dave Mooney’s last show, or enjoy some music and poetry at Bar Redux. On this day in 1971, Daniel Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong passed away in his home in Queens, New York. Somewhat ironically, Storyville was also established on July 6th, 1897. Now, more to do today. 


Makes Cents: Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Announce New Pay Plan

Ahead of his final State of the City address on Thursday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the launch of a positive initiative for the New Orleans Police Department today. Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison together shared a revamped plan for pay and career advancement within the city’s police department. 

Clay Higgins Criticized by Auschwitz Memorial Officials for Gas Chamber Selfie Video

Updated Wednesday (7.5), 1:30PM


Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins is one of the loudest proponents for the land of the free. However, the man known as the Cajun John Wayne has drawn international criticism for filming a selfie video at the site of a Polish concentration camp where over 1.1 million people died during the Holocaust. 


Overnight Crime Report: Aggravated Burglary, Rape, Carjacking

Fourth of July saw a remarkable drop in crime in New Orleans. In addition to one of the rare gun-free days in the city, The New Orleans Police Department saw just three crimes hit the city on Tuesday (7.4). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an aggravated burglary, rape, and a carjacking. 


Fourth of July Marks Rare Shooting-Free 48 Hours in NOLA

Let's hand it to the power of the red, white, and blue. Whether due to some profound sense of patriotism or because there was lots to do between BBQs, music, and fireworks, but New Orleans saw a significant drop in crime during a 48-hour period around the Fourth of July.


Today in NOLA 7.5.17

Hopefully you’ve been freezing your food scraps, because Wednesday is food collection day! Later on, celebrate the move of Progression to Hi-Ho, overcome the 4th of July Slump at Siberia, take in a multimedia show, take in some film noir, or check out a comedy open mic. On this day in 2001, the City Council unanimously approved the renaming of the New Orleans International Airport in honor of the great Louis Armstrong. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Overnight Crime Report: Two Armed Robberies, Simple Robbery, Stabbing, Aggravated Burglary, Unclassified Death

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Monday (7.3). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to simple robbery, two armed robberies, a stabbing, aggravated burglary, and an unclassified death. 

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