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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
"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.
Warped Tour Releases New Orleans Lineup
Festival season is underway in New Orleans, but between Jazz Fest, Bayou Boogaloo, and French Quarter Festival (just to name a few), it's sometimes hard to keep track of all the acts taking the city in the coming weeks. Long-running alt rock and punk festival Vans Warped Tour – slated for Wednesday, June 28 – just dropped the lineup for their Louisiana show.
Comedy Central to Film Free Stand-Up Specials at Civic Theatre
Comedy Central's long-running series of short stand-up specials, "Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents..." (formerly known as "The Half Hour") returns to New Orleans for live filming April 19-22. For four nights, The Civic will play host to some of the sharpest voices in the emerging comedy scene. Seven shows are scheduled, each featuring two comics. All shows are free — check out Comedy Central's round up of comedians coming to NOLA below.
'NOLA Circus' Shares Surreal Rivalry Between NOLA Barbershops
NOLA Circus, a French-produced dark comedy about a rivalry between two New Orleans barbershops, dropped its U.S. release date and new trailer this week. The film is a Romeo and Juliet-type tale set near the Mississippi, shot in New Orleans from May to June 2014.
Rock Legend Chuck Berry Dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the iconic guitarist and singer-songwriter who pioneered early American rock 'n roll and inspired artists as diverse as Miles & Betty Davis to Bob Dylan to The Beatles, has passed away. He was 90.
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.
LPO Treats Audience to Central European Sampler
Superstar Violinist Augustin Hadelich Joins for a 'Fantastic Voyage'
The Orpheum Theater was packed and teeming with energy on Friday (3.10) night for a performance that will surely be marked as a victory for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Celebrated violinist Augustin Hadelich joined Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto for a program showcasing a wealth and diversity of folk music traditions in Central Europe.
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.
Check Out Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alyndra Segarra on 'The Daily Show'
Americana folk-blues band Hurray for the Riff Raff is celebrating the success of their newest release, The Navigator. Alyndra Segarra, the New Yorker-turned-New Orleanian lead singer of the band, sat down with comedian and host Trevor Noah to play an acoustic set off the album and discuss the perfomance identity explorations in the album on The Daily Show this week.
Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Andrew Smith
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz