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October 22nd

New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing (Old U.S. Mint, 7 p.m.)

A tasting and lecture with two New Orleans brewmasters


Macy Gray with The Way Tour + The Honorable South + Cory Nokey

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

Soulful chanteuse to enchant audiences at Tip’s


Susan Morse: The Dog Stays in the Picture

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

Susan Morse discusses and signs her book


“Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business” a lecture with Joshua D. Rothman

THNOC, 6p.m.

Rothman to discuss three men who dealt in the slave trade during the 19th century


Crescent City Farmers Market

French Market, 2p.m – 6p.m.

Brand new French Quarter edition of the city's prime local market


October 23rd

The Delta Saints

Publiq House, 10p.m.

“Bourbon-fueled bayou rock” Nashville group


Dylan Landis: Rainey Royal  

Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.

14 narratives from Greenwich Village in the 70s


Julian Benasis

Republic, 10p.m.

EDM producter/ DJ to play with Buck 10, DXXXY & SFAM


James Nolan - YOU DON'T KNOW ME

Octavia Books, 6p.m.

New Orleans writer James Nolan reads and signs his new interrelated collection of short stories


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week featuring a Fais Do-Do with Ike Marr and Martin Shears


October 24th

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City



Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint


Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.


Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues


Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)


Crime Bits

Jan 1- 7: Shot for Pot, Ideal Mart Robbed, Graffiti Arrest

In this week's rundown of wrongdoing, there was a shooting in the 9th Ward, a man was robbed in the Riverbend, and the Ideal Mart in Mid-City was held up. Read on for more crime bits. 

Teen Shot to Death in Desire

New Orleans woke up to another dead teenager this morning. NOPD are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15 year old man in the Desire neighborhood. Police say that there have been 121 murders in New Orleans in 2014.

Mahony's Robbed, New Video in Tulane Student Kidnapping Case

Bread may be the key to a proper po-boy, but one thief burst into Mahony’s looking only for the dough. In other uptown crime news, police have a lead in the kidnapping of a Tulane student. Newly acquired video is providing images of the alleged assailant.

Midnight Mugging in the Quarter

With the onset of autumn, shootings in the Crescent City are dropping, but thefts continue to flow. Police are once again hunting for stickup artist. On Monday (10.20) morning, two women were robbed in the French Quarter.

FQ Pedestrian Killed After Car Slams Into Gallery

Tragedy struck early in the French Quarter early Sunday (10.19) morning. A drunk driving accident resulted in the death of a pedestrian hours before her birthday.

NOPD Look for Missing Woman

NOPD's Major Offense Log for Friday (10.18) night offered a pleasant surprise. For the first time in months, the police reported no "significant" crimes overnight. However, today (10.19), they are back to work searching for a missing 33 year old woman.

Bad Samaritan: Alleged FQ Mugger Returns Wallet, NOPD Get Warrant

Last Sunday (10.12), a man was brutally beaten and robbed in the Quarter. Police now have a lead an arrest warrant for one of the four suspects. Oddly, it was the alleged mugger’s decision to return the empty wallet that did him in.

Arrest Made in FQ Hate Crime

The French Quarter is no stranger to crime. Over the last year, the historic district has been the setting for shootings, muggings, and credit card fraud. Early Friday (10.17) a rarer offense was added to the roster. NOPD have made one arrest and identified a second suspect in a hate crime.


NOPD's Harrison Shakes Up Brass

The New Orleans Police Department has long been accused of resisting change. However, over the course of Mayor Mitch’s administration, changes have been frequent. Most recently, Michael Harrison was installed as Interim Superintendent then as permanent Superintendent. Now, Harrison is shaking up the brass.

Time Slime: The Rolex Robber

One man knows what time it is. A dapper derelict dressed in a suit is accused is of stealing two Rolex watches from a posh French Quarter boutique. NOPD have obtained surveillance video of the suspect and hope that his hours are slipping away.

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