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February 13th

Best Coast

Joy Theatre, 9p.m.

Indie rock, lo-fi favs, duo from L.A.


Funky Meters

Tip’s, 10p.m.

Funk from Neville, Porter, and Batiste


Martin Sexton

Republic, 8p.m.

Eclectic three part harmonies from New England, $25



Joy Theatre, 8:30p.m.

Catchy indie-pop from L.A.


The Asylum Chorus

Siberia, 6p.m.

Team of pro pop and classical vocalists get creative


Little Freddie King

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Locally grown blues


Crescent City Farmers Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market


Vietnamese Farmers Market

14401 Alcee Fortier Blvd, 6-9a.m.

Produce, meat, groceries & more in NO East


"and yes I said yes I will Yes"

Irish House Ready for Bloomsday

To most, today, June 16, might just be another Tuesday. But for James Joyce fans around the world, June 16 marks the ever-important literary celebration, Bloomsday. In commemoration of the Irish writer’s novel Ulysses, The Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.) will be hosting a reading of the epic story. Writers and literary enthusiasts from across the city will come out to narrate excerpts of the famously dense, Ulysess. 

State of Undress: Valentine's Edition

Hey there kittens! Congratulations on surviving Mardis Gras! Did you miss me? WE HAVE SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT! 

This Carnival season debuted a brand new troupe, The Foxglove Revue,  from Bella Blue. Blue reigned as Unicorn Queen in the Mystic Krewe of PUEWC, and was also voted the number 8 performer in the world by "21st Century Burlesque". Our very own Charlotte Truese also emerged onto the list at  number 46.

Revivalists to Play at Revived Orpheum

With Mardi Gras 2016 wrapped, it;s time to look ahead to the next big event, Jazz Fest. Today, the Orpheum Theater announced that The Revivalists will play an April 23rd (first Saturday) show at the venue along with the Soul Rebels and Vulfpeck.

Fire on the Bayou (Magazine)

By Sara Slaughter for Room 220

Carnival is over for 2016 and it's time to focus our creativity on content not costumes. Bayou Magazine will celebrate the launch of Issue 64 at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude Ave.). Issues of the magazine will be available for sale. The event will also feature a DJ, raffle prizes, games, and more.

Today in NOLA: 2.10.16

It’s all over until February 28th next year! Ash Wednesday tends to be subdued in New Orleans, but if you do feel like getting out, the Pelicans are back in town, the Leaf is hosting world music night, and National Book Award Finalist Emily St. John is reading in the Garden District. On this day in 1763, the Treaty of Paris handed the Louisiana colony over to Spain. Now, more to do this Monday.  

Beyonce Drops NOLA Video

Beyoncé dropped a surprise video on Saturday (2.06) afternoon. Just in time for Mardi Gras, “Formation” is all about New Orleans. The video opens with a NOPD cruiser sinking into flood waters. From there, the audience catches glimpses of second lines, shotgun houses, the Claiborne Overpass, drum majors, and its of the Queen Bey.

Spring Lineup for Wednesday at the Square Drops

The next week of Carnival is sure to be a blur, but after the bleachers at Lafayette Square come down, a stage will go up. The Young Leadership Council (YLC) Wednesdays at the Square series is slated to return March 2nd. Today, organizers revealed the season’s schedule.

Room 220: James B. Borders IV Releases "Making Time"

By Sara Slaughter for Room 220

James B. Borders IV recently released a chronological history disclosing the pivotal African-American names, events and locations in Marking Time, Making Place: An Essential Chronology of Blacks in New Orleans Since 1718 (Beckham, 2015).

Green Lights, Not White Flags

Last week, “GLEASON,” a documentary about the local hero premiered to universal acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for industry insiders. Now, a much larger audience will be able to watch the movie. Amazon inked a deal to pick up “GLEASON” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

BUKU Drops Final 2016 Lineup

Do you find Carnival season lacking in bass? Fear not! The BUKU Music + Art Project is coming in March. Fest organizers announced several new additions to a lineup that already includes Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, Fetty Wap, and CHVRCHES. Purity Ring and Deorro are among the big names added to the roster.

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