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MARDI

May 23rd

Joe Goldburg Jazz Trio

Bamboula’s, 3PM

Jam out to some clarinet and saxophone

 

Alexandra Marzano-Lesnevich

Garden District Books, 6PM

The author will read and discuss her new memoir, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

 

Dine For The Animals

Vessel NOLA, 6PM

Dine for a great cause benefitting the SPCA

 

Concert Series Encore

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Food, drinks, music in a lovely garden

 

LOGAN NOIR

Prytania Theater, 730PM

One night only, Q+A to follow

 

Le Cinema et Les Mots

Français à la carte, 8:30PM

Discover the 1969 cult French film Trafic, by director Jacques Tati

 

Brass Lightning

Sidney Saloon, 10PM

Support by the BoomDocs

 

Steve Mignano Band

Apple Barrel, 10:30PM

Get down with some funky electric feels

MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 


  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. 


Anders Osborne, Tank and the Bangas (PHOTOS)

Stephen Charles Nicholson Photographs YLC Wednesday at the Square



On Wednesday (7.17), one of the most exciting shows in the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) Wednesday at the Square 2017 programming took place in Lafayette Square. In the penultimate concert in the 12-week series, NOLA all-stars Anders Osborne and Tank and the Bangas took to the stage, performing a rollicking show that beat all hump day blues. Scroll on for photos from Stephen Charles Nicholson. 


Easy Does It: NOLA-Set Indie Movie Adds a Double Dose of Hollywood


It’s a big week for Hollywood South, with several big casting announcements made about NOLA-based projects. Fresh off the news that Dennis Quaid will play George W. Bush in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Katrina: American Crime Story, it was announced that another member of Murphy’s stable Ben Matheny has added two major stars to the cast of his independent film set in southeastern Louisiana. 


Fire Walk With the Prytania at Their David Lynch Retrospective


Twin Peaks fans, that gum you like is coming back in style. Over 25 years after David Lynch’s cult classic series ended, the much-anticipated new installment will premiere on Sunday, May 21st on Showtime. In honor of the revival, the Prytania Theatre will screen several of the director’s best known works during a four-week retrospective.


Super 'Stars'

Water Seed Talks New Album, ‘We Are Stars’



Ahead of the Friday (5.19) release of their album We Are Stars, Water Seed spoke with NoDef about their first full-length LP, their ongoing residency at one of Frenchmen’s famed clubs, and the band’s plans for interstellar domination. 


NOLA/Balkan Band Blato Zlato Drops Folktale-Inspired Music Video


New Orleans-based Balkan band Blato Zlato (Bulgarian for “Swamp Gold”) today shared their first music video in support of their debut album, released earlier this year. “Miatalo Lneche Iabalka” is a musical retelling of a Bulgarian folktale. 


The xx Announce Outdoor Fall Concert in New Orleans


When London electro-pop stars The xx first embarked on their lengthy American tour, the Big Easy sadly did not make the cut. On Monday (5.15), the band remedied this with the announcement that they will drop by NOLA for an outdoor concert this fall. 


Telefon Tel Aviv Releases 'Something Akin to Lust,' First Single in Almost a Decade


New Orleans-born electronic music act Telefon Tel Aviv dropped a new single on Friday (5.12) — its first in over eight years. “Something Akin to Lust” marks a powerhouse return for the band, which is considered one of the leading figures in the electronic music scene of the early 2000s. 


Katy Perry to ‘Witness’ NOLA on New Tour


Pop singer Katy Perry announced on Monday (5.15) the cities that she will drop by on her new arena tour. The new tour will be in support of her new album Witness, which the singer announced will be released on June 9th. 


Third Eye Film Festival to Come to New Orleans


New Orleans is riding high on the crest of festival season, but after Bayou Boogaloo wraps up, what's a festivalgoer to do? Cinephiles, feminists, and bar mavens alike are in luck, as a new female-focused filmmaker festival will make its debut in the Bywater this Memorial Day Weekend. 


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