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Jeudi

April 17th

Jazz in the Park

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

This year’s free concert series kicks off with Fifth Ward Weebie, the Landry-Walker Marching Band, and Glen David Andrews  

 

Umphrey's McGee

Civic Theatre (7 p.m.)

with Lionize

 

Tuba Skinny

Ogden Museum (5:30 p.m.)

After Hours with food from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering, drinks, and more. Admission is $10  

 

Concerts in the Courtyard

Historic New Orleans Collection (6 p.m.)

French Quarter happy hour, with cocktails and music! This week, featuring the New Orleans Nightingales

 

The Breton Sound

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

with Pinkerton

 

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock n Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

Zydeco Night!

 

Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule (11 p.m.)

Brass band jam on Magazine Street!

Vendredi

April 18th

Sirens Album Release

Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)

With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more  

 

Nigel Hall and Friends 

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

with Eric Bolivar, Andrew Block, Eric Bloom, and Eric Vogel 

 

Uptown Get Down feat. Chicken George

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more

 

Ellis Marsalis Quartet

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

Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs  

 

Singin' in the Rain Screening

NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)

Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together  

 

YG

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour  

 

Guitar Lightnin' Lee

Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)

Bluesy New Orleans guitar   

Samedi

April 19th

Booksigning with Arita Bohannan

Gallery Burguieres (7 p.m.)

Author reads and signs copies of crime drama ‘Docket 76’  

 

Easter Keg Hunt

 

NOLA Brewing (1 p.m.)

?Scavenger hunt beginning at the taproom, to benefit Gulf Restoration Network 

 

Gaynielle Neville

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

CD Release Party  

 

Mystikal

Howlin’ Wolf (9:30 p.m.)

Plus YMCMB Flow, G Unit’s Kidd Kidd, 5th Ward Weebie, and 3D Natee

 

SwampGrease feat. Nigel Hall & Terence Higgins 

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Andrew Block, Eric Vogel, Erica Falls, Kendrick Marshall, plus John Lisi and Delta Funk

 

Shoebox Lounge

Shadowbox Theatre (8 p.m.)

Shoes, booze, and prostitutes

 

Earth Day Fest

Armstrong Park (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Green Business Expo, music, and more from La. Bucket Brigade 

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.- 3 a.m.)

Rare grooves from the '70's every Saturday 

 

Corey Henry's Treme Funktet

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Local trombonist and his band play traditional NOLA music, from blues, to jazz, to gospel 

 


  NOLA

Fiya Fest Lineup Released


As Jazz Fest crowds flock to the Fair Grounds, a mini festival is popping up for the second year along the river. Fiya Fest, a benefit for the Roots of Music, announced their lineup today. The festival is scheduled for Friday, May 2, from 12- 8 p.m. at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Pl.).  


Green Scene: Earth Day Fest at Armstrong Park


by Jessica Placzek 

This weekend at Armstrong Park, the Bucket Brigade is hosting an Earth Day celebration to move towards a more eco-friendly future; one, organizers hope, with less oil industry accidents. The festival and green business expo will feature food, music, and fun facts for New Orleanians trying to stay green. 


Lot or Not

Neighborhood Groups, Habitat for Humanity Weigh Options for Bywater Lot



The lot that sits across from the Bywater barbeque spot, The Joint, is currently an unoccupied area, but may not be for long. 


Rising Miss. River Sparks Levee Inspections


The Mighty Mississippi is rising, prompting levee precautions headin into spring runoff season. According to the National Weather Service, a measuring point near Carrollton showed the Mississippi River at 11.62 ft. on Wednesday. That prompted the Army Corps of Engineers to begin regular inspections of levees the levees along the Big Muddy. 


Levee Board to Decide on Lakeshore Dr. Reopening


A board that governs operations on the lakefront that don't have to do with flood protection is set to vote Wednesday night on whether to reopen Lakeshore Drive to vehicles in the westbound direction. The Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority is schedueld to meet at their offices (6514 Spanish Fort Blvd.) at 5:30 p.m.


Traffic Update: Magazine St. Closed, DWI Checkpoint


Construction in the Warehouse District continues, with Magazine St. closed from Girod to St. Joseph St. until 4 p.m. this afternoon. Tomorrow, drivers will experience minor delays at an undisclosed location for a DWI checkpoint, according to NOPD. 


Coast Guard Rescues 3 from Grounded Tugboat


The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three crew members Tuesday from a tugboat that ran aground in Lake Pontchartrain.  The tugboat UTV Todd Michael was reported grounded on the rocks near Lakefront Airport.


Demo Aims to Improve CBD Transit Hub


Aside from the iconic street car, New Orleans is not known for her public transit options. Ride New Orleans organized a demonstration yesterday to help residents envision better buses. The local nonprofit is teaming up with transit riders, community members and leaders, and public officials to open up a discussion focusing on improving the city’s transit system, namely in the CBD.


Today in New Orleans 4.16.14


Wednesdays at the Square continues tonight with Bayou Americana, and local late night host John Calhoun invites local artists and activists to the hot seat. At Gasa Gasa, rising indie folk star Noah Gundersen is performing. Today, April 16, is the date New Orleans was officially founded in 1718. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Big Oozy's Pelican Death Toll Questioned


by Bob Marshall, The Lens

Almost from the start wildlife advocates described the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as a war on the Gulf ecosystem.  Few quibbled with that analogy as a record 210 million gallons spewed into the Gulf just 50 miles from one of the world’s most productive coastal estuaries.


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