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Jeudi (Oct30)

October 31st

Crescent City Farmers Market

3700 Orleans Ave., 3p.m.-7p.m.

Midcity edition of the city's prime local market


Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

Tulane Stone Center’s Day of the Dead celebration featuring Rumba Buena


Micah McKee and Little Maker

Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Folksy local singer-songwriter



Freret Street Publiq House, 9:30p.m.

Jazzy locals come Uptown


NOFD Mourns Troy Magee

The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) is mourning one of their own. On Sunday (10.26), Fire Captain Troy Magee passed away. Magee was a 13 year old veteran with numerous commendations.

Today in NOLA: 10.30.14

Tomorow is Halloween, but the Ogden is already kicking off Day of the Dead celebrations. Those planning on healthy treats for the holiday can hit a farmers' market. Plus, there's live music in the City Park. On this day in Louisiana 2002, the then Hornets won their first NFL game in New Orleans against Utah. Now, more modern day happenings.

Today in NOLA: 10.29.14

Season is beginning which is a mixed bag. Yes, the tourists are flowing, but so is the classic New Orleans music. Rebirth is on Frenchmen for a special appearance and downtown favorite Meschiya Lake is heading uptown. There's also poetry and theatre. Plus, the Tin Men are holding their regular d.b.a. gig.

Today in NOLA: 10.28.14

Halloween is around the corner. So, tonight may be the last evening to catch some local music in a mellow vibe before the season begins in full force. Meschiya Lake will be singing her standards at the Cat. The Nile and Gasa Gasa are both offering more progressive fare this evening. For those with tired feet, there’s also comedy at the Howlin’Wolf. 

Scream Team

House of Shock Ponders Its Own Mortality

The legendary House of Shock is closing its doors forever. Or is it? House of Shock has become ingrained in New Orleans horror and Halloween culture over the past twenty-two years. The destination was named number one Haunted House in the country by Haunted Attraction Magazine, and one couple even got married at the festival last year. However, due to a crippling 2013 season, the haunted house which also includes live music and pyrotechnics, has been forced to declare this the last year ever unless they can receive sufficient funds. 

Today in NOLA: 10.26.14

Tonight, the Saints hope to look good in the national spotlight as Sunday Night Football returns to the Big Easy. NOLA Comedy Hour with the New Movement takes over the Hi Ho (last week, Louis C.K. showed up for an impromptu set) and Hot 8 are in the Den at the Howlin Wolf. Sample, a dance party involving early hip hop grooves, will go down at House of Blues, and punk legend Mike Watt plays with his new group at One Eyed Jacks.

Marigny Fetes for a Cause

The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association will let them eat cake, and storm the Bastille this weekend. Fete Marigny is returning to Washington Square Park on Sunday, October 26, for a day of Revolution-era festivities. Along with your own enjoyment, the daylong celebration will also contribute to some needed maintenance at the park on Frenchmen and Royal.

Parking Parade Remade

Behind the City's New Meters

Lovely Rita’s business is getting a makeover for modern times. Last month installation began on 1,361 new parking meters around the city. The city will be replacing 950 single-post meters, and 311 multi-box meters with a modern box. The new-fangled machines will be solar powered and touch screen enabled and will have replaced the old ones by the end of the year. 

Two More NOLA Area Persons Monitored for Ebola

On Thursday (10.23), a New Orleans area man became the second person in Louisiana placed under Ebola monitoring. Today, the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that a third and fourth NOLA area individuals are also under Ebola monitoring due to an “abundance of caution.”

New Orleans Area Man Under Ebola Quarantine

State health officials confirmed that an individual in the GNO area is now under observation for signs of Ebola. The move to monitor was also implemented with a Baton Rouge man last week. Neither individual is considered a likely victim.

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