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March 24th

Basic Buddhist Meditation

LIFE Yoga, 7AM

An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri

 

Book Signing: Robert Wagner

Adler's New Orleans, 11AM

Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'

 

New Creations Brass Band

B.M.C., 11am

Local Brass Band brings a mix of standards and new creations

 

Bourbon Festival

Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM

Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest

 

DumbSmart Industries Showcase

The Broad Theater, 7PM

Short film showcase 

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 7:30PM

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen 

 

Matisyahu

House of Blues, 8PM

Hebrew hip hop

 

Varla Jean Merman Sings? 

Cafe Istanbul, 8PM

Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!" 

 

Flogging Molly

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister

 

Edwardian Ball Circus Soirée

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball

 

Kanye's Universe

Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM

Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

All-British dance party

 

Relapse 80s/90s Dance Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Party like it's 1999

SAMEDI

March 25th

Brunch Fest

Crescent Park, 10AM

Eat to benefit LA/SPCA

 

Princess, Ponies & Superheroes 

Fair Grounds, 12PM

Family day at the grounds

 

Tank and the Bangas

The Yum Yum, 6PM

NPR faves come home from tour

 

Movie Screening: But I'm a Cheerleader

St. Mark's Church, 6PM

Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy

 

Charlie Wilson

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill

 

Chris Rock

The Saenger Theatre, 7PM

Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA

 

Biz Markie

House of Blues, 7PM

80s vs. 90s - decades collide

 

Fleur de Tease

One Eyed Jack's, 8PM

FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland" 

 

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM

NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes

 

The Rock and Roll Extravaganza

The Willow, 9PM

Masquerade ball with live music

 

Mod Dance Party

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty

 

Daria & The Hip Drips

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Free show to move and groove

DIMANCHE

March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington


  Crime

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. 


Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Two Shootings


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to five crimes on Thursday (3.23). The Major Offense Log (MOL) records the NOPD as responding to a homicide, a shooting, and two incidents of sexual assault. 


New Orleans Schools On Lockdown Following Gentilly Shooting


The NOPD is investigating a shooting that occurred early Thursday afternoon (3.23) on the 5000 block of Louisa Street. Initial reports on scene show a male victim of homicide, at around 1:48PM. 


Overnight Crime Report: Carjacking, Mugging, Shooting, Two Rapes, Two Unclassified Deaths


The New Orleans Police Department had their hands full on Wednesday (3.22). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, two unclassified deaths, a failed carjacking, a mugging, and a shooting. 


Overnight Crime Report: Two Beatings, Two Unclassified Deaths, Lovers Quarrel Turned Violent


It was a strange 24 hours for crime for the New Orleans Police Department. According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a beating, an unclassified death, an attempted robbery, a lovers quarrel turned violent, and a dead body near the train tracks. 


Overnight Crime Report: Suicide, Purse Snatching, and Stabbing by Umbrella


The New Orleans Police Department had a slow 24 hours, with only three crimes recorded in the Major Offense Log (MOL). The NOPD responded to a simple robbery, an incident of aggravated battery, and a suicide. 


NOPD Continues Search for Missing Woman


NOPD Third District detectives continues the search for a missing 28-year-old woman. According to NOPD Superintendent Michael S. Harrison, Susan Kay Lee has been missing since March 4th. She was last seen at 7:14AM leaving her apartment on the 2600 block of Acacia Street that day. Lee’s cellphone has been turned off in the two and a half weeks since her disappearance. 


Overnight Crime Report: Two Shootings, A Purse Snatching, Infant Death


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) had their hands full with four major crimes on Sunday (3.19). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), police responded to an infant death, a purse snatching, a drug deal gone awry, and a mysterious shooting. 


Prison Breakdown: Officials Still 'Not Clear' About Orleans Parish Inmate Barricade


The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident that occurred late Friday night at the Orleans Justice Center, the city's modernized prison which opened less than two years ago. A dozen maximum security inmates "barricaded themselves in a housing unit" at the prison resulting in five injured inmates, according to a statement from prison officials.


Overnight Crime Report: A Wine Bottle Beating, Two Shootings, Unclassified Death, Homicide


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to five crimes on Thursday (3.16). The Major Offense Log (MOL) records the NOPD as responding to a homicide, two shootings, an unclassified death, and a mysterious beating with a wine bottle. 


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