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April 21st

Dyngus Day

Siberia (6 p.m.)

Debauche performs along with the G-String Orchestra


Traditional Irish Music

The Irish House (7p.m.)

Murphy's bangers are the most authentic in town, & the Gaelic jam is straigh outta Offaly


The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Prytania Theatre

(12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Wes Anderson's latest features a star studded cast as his signature eccenctrics, this time set in a luxury lodge.


Pyeka Balkan Trio

The Marigny Opera House (7p.m.)

A night of "musical meditation" scored by an all female vocal trio.



Magnetic Mondays with Magnetic Ear

Gasa Gasa (10 p.m.)

Free weekly show from Martin Krusche’s jazz group


King James & the Special Men

BJ's Lounge (10p.m.)

Weekly Mon Gig- Burgundy in the Bywater for that downtown rhythm and blues.


Glen David Andrews

d.b.a. (10p.m.)

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday


Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

NOLA funk-gypsy-rockers in Carrollton


Charmaine Neville Band

Snug Harbor (8p.m., 10p.m.)

Weekly Mon Gig- The Neville niece brings her soul and her band to Frenchmen


April 22nd

Octavia Books (6p.m.)

Reading: Pirates You Don't Know and Other Adventures in the Examined Life


Monty Banks as Frank Sinatra

Mahogany Jazz Hall (at the Harem)

Old Blue Eyes Impersonator at a Gentlemen's Club


Dayna Kurtz w/Rob Mache

Cafe Istanbull (8p.m.)

Sultry songstress belts out rare gems of the past and originals 


Albinas Prizgintas 

Trinity Episcopal Church (6p.m.)

Classical organist creates “nights full of mystery”



Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band


Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar (7p.m.)

Come see Kermit at home in the 7th Ward, and get to bed early


Most Wanted Brass Band

Hi-Ho Lounge (10 p.m.)

Ex-Stooges members retake the St. Claude spot


Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway St Market (9a.m.-1p.m.)

Weekly Tues Gig- Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


Treme Brass Band

d.b.a (10p.m.)

The 6th Ward's home brass band saunters over to Frenchmen for some New Orleans music.


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. 

NOPD Releases Sketch of French Quarter Robber

According to NOPD, at 3:30a.m. on Saturday morning, one unlucky pedestrian found themselves a victim of New Orleans' crime problem. Police said that the man was walking down the 1200 block of Chartres St when an unknown male crossed the street and punched him to the ground.

Mother and Two Children Missing

Police are reaching out to the public for help in their search for a missing mother and her two children. According to the NOPD, 26 years old Damica James last spoke with her mother on Friday, April 18th. Neither she nor her children, Chaniya Marshall, 3 and Jeremy Collier, 1 and been seen of heard from since.

Uptown Home Invasion Reported By Tulane Police

Two men forced their way into a house Friday afternoon in the University area, according to Tulane police. About 3 p.m., a man who is not affiliated with the university answered the door of his home, which is located on Broadway St. near Spruce.

Grand Isle: 18 Lbs. of Pot Beached

The Gulf of Mexico is known for suspicious materials, but the most recent chemical discovery is legal to smoke in two states. Over 18 pounds of "suspected marijuana" washed ashore yesterday, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. The hefty bag of pot was recovered from the shoreline of the Grand Isle State Park.  

Teen Missing from Irish Channel

A 14-year-old has been missing from the Irish Channel since April 17, at 9 p.m., according to NOPD. Eriyan Carter's grandmother was the last person to see her, at 2123 Chippewa St.. Carter left a note to say that she was running away.   

Second Suspect Arrested in Bourbon Cowboy Robbery

A French Quarter robbery that took place April 1 was no joke for the Bourbon Cowboy (241 Bourbon St.), which lost $500,000 when the bar's safe was robbed. On Wednesday, a second suspect was arrested in connection with the robbery.   

Lakeview: Suspect Sought for Assault with Firearm

Police have released a photo of a suspect wanted for an aggravated assault that took place on March 18. Around 9 a.m. that morning, the victim was bringing his child to his girlfriend’s home in the 700-block of Florida Blvd. An unknown suspect then pointed a black handgun at the victim. 

Woman Shot, Killed in Central City

Updated 3:45 p.m.

A woman was killedin a Monday afternoon shooting, according to New Orleans police. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was found in the 2300 block of Josephine St., near the corner of S. Liberty St. The shooting happened around 2 p.m.

Driver Arrested in Crash That Killed Cyclists Training for Ironman

NOPD arrested a man in connection with a fatal accident that left a bicyclist training for Sunday's Ironman triathlete dead and another injured Friday on Chef Menteur Hwy. Howard Vidrine, 33, was booked on charges of negligent homicide and driving without a license, according to officer Garry Flot, a department spokesman

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