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April 24th

Zurich Golf Classic

City Park, 11AM

Kick off to a 4-day stop on the PGA Championship tour


Crystal Energy Healing & Dream Play

1112 Mandeville St., 2PM

Talk dreams and crystals


Andrew Jackson Hotel Ghost Hunt

Andrew Jackson Hotel, 4PM

Sleepover ghost tour at the infamous hotel


International Sculpture Day

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 5:30PM

Artists Tara Conley, Rachel David, and Ashley Pridmore will discuss their work


Big Easy Entertainment Awards

The Orpheum Theater, 6PM

29th annual event


New Orleans Baby Cakes

Shrine On Airline, 7PM

Baby Cakes go up against the Omaha Storm Chasers


Movie Screening: La Bataille de Solférino

Cafe Istanbul, 7PM

French film about the 2012 presidential election, following Macron and Le Pen's victories during this weekend's round one


Cacao Ceremony

Nola Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Set intentions for the Full Moon and share a cacao elixir


Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues

Carver Club, 8PM

Hosted by the bar's owner Miss Judy Hill


April 25th

Earth Day Celebration

City Park, 4PM

Kiddie crafts, cooking demos, native plant sale, yoga, and more


April Hobnobber

The Country Club, 5:30PM

Sip and socialize, with complimentary wine and live music


Movie Screening: Ipileaye

Ashé Cac, 6PM

Story of the creation of the world 


Pony Up for Horses

Eiffel Society, 6PM

A benefit to aid horses in need


Vinyasa & Vino

Nola Yoga Loft, 6:30PM

All-levels yoga following by wine and dinner


Swing in the Oaks

City Park, 7PM

Annual free outdoor concert feat. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra


New Moon Medicine Circle

Yes, Yoga., 7:30PM

Celebrate the cycle with visualizations, meditations, journaling, ritual, and group energy healing


Aaron Cohen Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local faves, feat. Danny Abel Band, Shhh


High Profile | New Orleans Nightlife Awards

Sidney's Saloon, 10PM

Celebrate NOLA's nightlife with Garlic Junior, Jassy, and DJ Visqueen


April 26th

Wednesdays at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5PM

Feat. Flow Tribe and Robin Barnes


Blackout Poetry Workshop

Norman Mayer Branch Library, 5PM

Teen poetry event in blackout poetry of public library books


Evenings with Enrique

City Park, 5PM

Feat. Raphael Bas


Vietnamese Style Crawfish Boil

Black Penny, 6PM

The famous boil across from Armstrong Park returns


Paradigm Pizza & Pies

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Urban farm hosts outdoor dinner, with Ancora Pizzeria


Eat Your Science

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Alton Brown live


Movie Screening: Annie Hall

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Rooftop screening of the Woody Allen classic


Sound Observatory New Orleans: The Shape of Jazz to Come

Three Keys, 9PM

This month's event features Ashlin Parker Trio 


April 27th


NOLA Distilling Co. Grand Opening

NOLA Distilling Company, 3PM

Live music from Colin Lake, food from Frencheeze & La Cocinita food trucks


Movie Screening: Jazz Fest Shorts

The Old U.S. Mint, 6PM

Films from the inaugural 1970 Jazz Fest


Threadhead Thursday

City Park Botanical Gardens, 6PM

Feat. Marcia Ball, Brass-a-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show


Sum 41 & Pierce the Veil

House of Blues, 6:30PM

The 'We Will Detonate!' tour


International Jazz Day

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, 7PM

Celebration of jazz music and its influence


Jazz & Heritage Gala

Hyatt Regency, 7PM

19th annual benefit feat. a Neville Family Funktion and more


St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Birmingham band promotes second album "Sea of Noise" 


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. 

French Quarter Bank Robbed Monday Afternoon

Update 5:50PM 


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Whitney Bank at 400 Chartres St. on Monday (4.24) afternoon. According to the NOPD's live social media updates, officers first responded to the scene at around 2:26PM. 

Overnight Crime Report: Four Robberies, Two Rapes, Car Jacking, Attempted Robbery, Shooting, Stabbing

The New Orleans Police Department saw ten crimes hit the city on Sunday (4.23). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to three armed robberies, simple car jacking, two aggravated rapes, attempted armed robbery, a shooting, simple robbery, and a stabbing.

Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Two Shootings, Stabbing, Armed Robbery, Property Snatching

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Saturday (4.22). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a stabbing, two aggravated rapes, two shootings, an armed robbery, and property snatching. 

Teen Girl Missing From St. Roch Area

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 17-year-old girl. Zeyna Keita was last seen around 8:15PM Saturday in the 2800 block of Law Street in the St. Roch area. 

Woman Missing At New Orleans Ferry

A 34-year-old woman has been missing since Thursday, April 20, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Ashley Rodi-Cheneau was last seen by a family member at around 7:00PM. She was at the Algiers Ferry Terminal at 101 Morgan St. She has not been seen or heard from by relatives since then, according to NOPD. 

Overnight Crime Report: Stabbing, Three Robberies, Two Rapes, Three Unclassified Deaths

The New Orleans Police Department saw nine crimes hit the city on Friday (4.21). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a stabbing, two armed robberies, a simple robbery, two aggravated rapes, and three unclassified deaths. 

NOPD Searches for Two Runaway Juveniles

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating a 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy, who went missing this week in unrelated incidents. 

Overnight Crime Report: Stabbing, Armed Robbery, Unclassified Death

Turns out those security checkpoints did not yield many results at all. The New Orleans Police Department saw just three crimes hit the city overnight, starting Thursday (4.20). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a stabbing, an armed robbery, and an unclassified death. 

NOPD Releases Surveillance Footage of French Quarter Rape Suspect

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Special Victims division released a surveillance video of an unknown male suspect in connection with a sexual assault in the French Quarter. As NoDef previously reported, the incident occurred during the early morning hours of April 16 on the 1400 block of Chartres Street. 

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