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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 


  NOLA

Krampus Gras

NOLA Fetes Demon Who Visits the Night Before St. Nick



Krampus is the stuff of nightmares. His name is derived from the German word Krampen, or to claw, and the night before Nikolaustag (Saint Nick’s Day) the beast creeps into town and beats the children into being nice. Of course, New Orleans will be feting this anti-hero with a mini-fest on December 5.


Fête Freret

Annual Freret Street Festival Returns This Weekend



The Freret Street Festival is gearing up for a music and art-filled Saturday (4.1) to help kick off the festival season in New Orleans. Stretching from Napoleon to Valmont along Freret St., the festival has been growing and evolving for a number of years. However, their goal remains the same: to bring together tourists and locals alike to enjoy great food, music, and company. Isn’t that what this city is all about? 


Jazz Fest Reveals 2017 Cubes

Check Out the Full Lineup Here



For weeks now, New Orleanians and tourists alike have been studying this year’s Jazz Fest schedule, trying to piece together their fest itineraries. Stevie Wonder or Snoop Dogg? Usher & the Roots or Dr. John & the Gris-Gris Krewe? Soul Queen Irma Thomas or Taylor Swift's BFF Lorde? Tuesday (3.28), the team behind the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival dropped the complete hour-by-hour schedule that seasoned festivalgoers know as "the cubes."  


Today in NOLA 3.28.17


Tonight offers a fine line-up of some of the best local bands around the city. Galactic's Stanton Moore will perform two shows with his namesake trio at his weekly gig on Frenchmen. Further up the street, interstellar future funk band Water Seed will play Blue Nile. Ethereal world soul-jazz band Laelume takes the Carver stage. Earlier in the night, Elizabeth Pearce talks NOLA drinking with her new book. Delta Flight 727 from New Orleans to Dallas was hijacked and rerouted to Cuba on this day in 1984. Now, more on This Tuesday. 

 


Magic Man David Blaine to Play NOLA


When you think of magic in New Orleans, local icons like Marie Laveau might come to mind. Decatur St. is littered with botanicas and mystical readings dominate Jackson Square, sure. Despite our long history with the occult, the city is not a destination for performance magic. That, it seems, is all about to change for at least one night. Magician, illusionist, stunt artist, and former member of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Pussy Posse, David Blaine will bring his many talents to New Orleans this summer. 


Today in NOLA 3.27.17


The weekend is over, but this Monday night you can ease into the work week at Big Easy Bucha’s night of yoga and fresh kombucha. Aurora Nealand will be doing her thing with the Royal Roses at Maison. Simon Berz will be joined by Kidd Jordan and James Singleton at Hi-Ho. Monkey Hill Bar screens Eddie Murphy’s iconic standup special. On this day in 1934, Rev. Gerald Smith delivered a speech to Sulphur’s “Share Our Wealth” Club. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 3.26.17


This Sunday in New Orleans, The Playmakers Theater will perform their final staging of the Tony Award-winning play “Red.” Oak Street Icon Jamie Galloway will be celebrated at the fifth annual crawfish boil commemorating his life. Wonderland Studios is hosting the LGBT Spring Fest, and Audubon Park will play host to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. On this day in 1804, the Louisiana Purchase was divided into the the District of Louisiana and the Territory of Orleans. Now, more to do around town.


Today in NOLA 2.25.17


Take a break from all the fests and feasts happening this weekend, and check out some of the unique cultural events around town this Saturday. Comedy legend Chris Rock is blowing up the Saenger tonight. Film society Caravan Cinema will screen a 1990s cult comedy, starring RuPaul and “Orange is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne, for free in the French Quarter. The geniuses over at Howlin Wolf combine emerging art and breakfast foods, while Fleur de Tease offerings their burlesque retelling of Alice in Wonderland. The Dixiana Bakery, famous for its Sarah Bernhardt Cake (rich wine cake with nuts, red apple jelly glaze and whipped cream) celebrated it’s grand reopening on this day in 1950. Now more things to do this Saturday. 


NWS Predicts an Explosive Storm Season


The last few days have seen an increase in overcast cloudy skies and heavy winds clocking in above 30 mph in New Orleans — which some meteorologists believe is a small indicator of what is to come this storm season. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), record warm winters this year and above average temps in the Gulf of Mexico waters could mean "severe” storm activity this spring. 


New Orleans Ranks as One of the Best Cities for Women in Tech


Fresh on the heels of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s projections that Louisiana will have a gender wage gap into the 22nd century, some good news was released this week for all the girl bosses and professional women in our city. A new study by SmartAsset ranked New Orleans as the fifth best city in the U.S. for “Women in Tech.” 


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