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MERCREDI

June 28th

Noontime Talk

NOMA, 12PM

Jim Steg: New Work, with Curator Russell Lord

 

Books Beer & Bookworm Babble

Urban South Brewery, 5PM

A fundraiser for Friends of New Orleans

 

Local Intro to Oils

Monkey Monkey, 6PM

Get the 411 on essential oils

 

Rye Tasting

Grande Krewe, 6PM

A flight of rye

 

Stick To Your Guns

Republic, 6PM

With support by Hawthorne Heights

 

Free Yogalates

The Mint, 6:30PM

Part of Wine Down Wednesdays

 

WNOE Summer Jam

House of Blues, 7PM

Jerrod Neimann with Michael Ray and more

 

Comedy Gold

House of Blues, 7PM

Stand up comedy from the Big Easy

 

Corks & Colors

NOLA Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Let the paints and wine flow

 

Weird Wednesday’s

Bar Redux, 9PM

The Extra Terrestrial Edition

 

Mighty Brother

Saturn Bar, 10PM

With Grace Pettis

JEUDI

June 29th

Essence Festival

Superdome, 10AM

All your favorites in one place

 

Talkin’ Jazz

Jazz Museum, 2PM

With Tom Saunders

 

Ogden After Hours

The Ogden, 6PM

Featuring Andrew Duhon

 

Movie Screening

Carver Theater, 6PM

FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade 

 

Bleed On

Glitter Box, 6PM

Fundraising for We Are #HappyPeriod, powered by Refinery29

 

Book Signing

TREO, 7PM

SHOT by Kathy Shorr

 

BYO #Scored

Music Box Village, 7:30PM

Presenting “Where I’m From”

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

Get ready to jam

 

Night Church

Sidney's Saloon, 8:30PM

Headliner Johnny Azari, plus free ice cream

 

Henry & The Invisibles

Hi Ho, 9PM

With support by Noisewater

 

Soundbytes Fest Edition

Three Keys, 9PM

With PJ Morton + Friends

 

Trance Farmers

Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Support by Yung vul

 

Push Push

Banks St Bar, 10PM

With Rathbone + Raspy

 

VENDREDI

June 30th

Morton Records Day Party

411 S. Rampart St., 1PM

Celebrate with PJ Morton, featuring BBQ and live music from Denisia, 3D Na'Tee, and DJ G-Cue

 

Electric Girls Demo Day

Monroe Hall at Loyola, 1:30PM

Check out the newest inventions

 

Field to Table Time

NOPL Youth Services, 2PM

Learn how growing + cooking = saving the world

 

Dinner & A ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Trolls

 

Movie Night in The Garden

Hollygrove Market, 7PM

A showing of Sister Act

 

Songwriter Night

Mags, 9PM

Ft. Shannon Jae, Una Walkenhorst, Rory Sullivan

 

Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 9:30PM

Ft. DJ Pasta and Matty N Mitch

 

Free Music Friday

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring DJ Chris Jones

 

Spektrum

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. CHKLTE + residents

 

The Longitude Event

Café Istanbul, 10PM

Presented by Urban Push Movement

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Maggie Koerner & Travers Geoffray + Cha Wa

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boys Bar, 11PM

Ft. Tristan Dufrene + Bouffant Bouffant

 

SAMEDI

July 1st

SLOSHBALL

The Fly, 12PM

Hosted by Prytania Bar

 

Organic Bug Management

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about pests + organic management

 

Mystic Market

Rare Form NOLA, 2PM

Author talk, live music, art and more

 

Girls Rock New Orleans

Primary-Colton, 2:30PM

The official camper showcase

 

Serious Thing A Go Happen

Ace Hotel, 4PM

Exhibit viewing, artist talk, and after-sounds

 

Art NO(w)

Claire Elizabeth Gallery, 5PM

An eye popping opening reception

 

Antoine Diel Trio

Three Muses, 6PM

With Josh Paxton + Scott Johnson

 

CAIN Ressurection

Southport Music Hall, 9PM

Support by Overtone plus Akadia

 

Grits & Biscuits

House of Blues, 10PM

A Dirty South set

 

Jason Neville Band

BMC, 11PM

With Friends for Essence Fest

DIMANCHE

July 2nd

The Greatest Show On Earth

Prytania Theater, 10AM

Dramatic lives within a circus

 

THINK DEEP

The Drifter Hotel, 2PM

Ft. RYE, Lleauna, Tristen Dufrane

 

Night Market

Secondline Arts, 6PM

With Erica Lee

 

The Story of Stories

Académie Gnostique, 7PM

Learn about the practical magic of fairy tales

 

Silencio

One Eyed Jacks, 8PM

A tribute to David Lynch

 

Alex Bosworth

Bar Redux, 9PM

With Diako Diakoff

 

Church*

The Dragons’s Den, 10PM

SHANOOK, RUS, KIDD LOVE, ZANDER

 

International Flag Party

Howlin Wolf, 11:30PM

The hottest dance party of the year

 

New Creations Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 12AM

A special closing performance

 


  Arts

"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. 


Film Review: Handsome Devil



Being a teenager a pretty damn awful, let’s be honest. On top of exams, navigating romances, and all those hormones raging through your body, there’s also that little matter of trying to make sense of who you are and who you are becoming. There’s a reason why people have connected to coming-of-age movies generation after generation. Handsome Devil, the John Butler-directed film set to be released in New Orleans this week, is a welcome LGBTQ addition to the genre. 

 


New Orleans Guitarist Dave Rosser Passes Away at 50


Dave Rosser, guitarist for The Afghan Whigs and longtime resident of Algiers, died Tuesday night of complications from colon cancer. He was 50. 


Watch: The Killers Share 'The Man', First Single in Five Years


Have you been looking for "The Man"? Thanks to the Killers, you have to wait no longer. On Wednesday (6.28), the Las Vegas-born band released a video for their first single in five years, ahead of their NOLA show this fall. 

 


Funk 101

Naughty Professor is Here to Teach You a Thing or Two



Naughty Professor dropped their long-awaited, collaborative album Identity on Friday (6.23). That same night, the local future-funk faves threw down at Tipitina’s for Free-Music-Friday to commemorate their versatile, 12-track effort. Anyone familiar with the group's work will notice a major transformation, which includes a comprehensive inclusion of technical and theoretical envisioning contained in a free-flowing, organic discourse. That, plus damn fine funk.

 

NoDef spoke with NP's drummer, Sam Shahin, just two days before the official release of Identity to discuss the new album, their roots, and the potential for the band.

 


Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher Continue Their ‘Endless Honeymoon’ in NOLA


Comedy Central power couple Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher will bring the funny to the French Quarter this summer. Following the success of last year’s Honeymoon Tour (which consisted of, yes, honeymoon-able spots like Santa Barbara and Honolulu), the duo is at it again with the Endless Honeymoon Tour, set to begin in New Orleans this July. 


Great Exclamations: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) Announces Marigny Show


Dance-punk band !!! (known audibly as Chk Chk Chk) is celebrating legal drinking status, as the critically acclaimed band marks its 21st year on the music scene with an international summer/fall tour. On Friday (6.23), the New York-based crew announced that they will drop by NOLA for a show along St. Claude Ave. this fall.  

 


Oprah’s Louisiana TV Show Takes the Throne


Whatever Oprah does, she does well — whether it’s building a television dynasty, starting a magazine, or eating 30 lbs. of mac and cheese, the woman can do it all. This week, she is celebrating yet another success as the Louisiana-set series Queen Sugar on her namesake OWN network was a ratings smash during its season two premiere event. 


Dad to the Bone

Perfect Gentlemen and Dignified Achievable Men & Women Second Line (Photos)



The annual Father’s Day second line was put on by The Perfect Gentlemen’s Social Aid & Pleasure Club along with The Dignified Achievable Men & Women Social & Pleasure Club (DAM). The paraders strut through Central City, stopping along the way for refreshments and “street-meat” straight-off-the-smokers that are resting on the backs of various pick-up trucks. The event featured TBC Brass Band, and started and ended at the historic Gladstone Bar & Lounge.


Style Like the Nile: Egyptian Lover Throws it Back to the 80's at Castillo Blanco


Egyptian Lover’s performance Friday (6.16) night was a terrific 1980’s throwback celebration of freaks and night-owls set behind the psychedelic Castillo Blanco Art Studios, known otherwise as the intergalactic clubhouse of the Krewe of Chewbacchus. Presented by Disko Obscura with support from Father Figure and Bouffant Bouffant, the evening was one of those timeless events where the freak and chic of the New Orleans nightlife set unite through partying in ode to a cultural icon way too late into the night.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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