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SAMEDI

July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Grow your own food

 

National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

Raffles, ice cream and more

 

Cocktails and Queens

Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party

 

Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes

 

Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green

 

New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

Come together, right now

 

Christmas in July

The Willow, 8PM

Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots

 

HOUxNOLA

Three Keys, 9PM

With Coolasty ft. Jack Freeman and more

 

Particle Devotion

Banks St Bar, 9PM

Ft. Paper Bison +  Tranche

 

Cesar Comanche

Art Klub, 9:30PM

Ft. Ghost Dog, Knox Ketchum and more

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boy’s Bar, 10PM

Ft. Savile and local support

 

Techno Club

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Eria Lauren, Otto

 

DIMANCHE

July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic

 

Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book

 

Book Swap

Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

Bring books, get books

 

Urban Composting

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting

 

Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

Open to all

 

Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager

 

Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars

 

Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl

 

Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim

 

Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era

 

Church*

The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic


  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.


Today in NOLA 7.22.17


Today, Hollygrove Market is offering a second chance at learning how to grow veggies. Immerse yourself in Nola Yoga Loft's signature sound bath, dance it out at Poor Boys, or come together at The Beatles Festival. On this day in 1947, Oretha Castle Haley was born. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

 


Today in NOLA 7.21.17


This Friday, the long-anticipated Sportsman Show returns to New Orleans. NOMA celebrates John Waters with his trash classic Pink Flamingos, while Comedy Central star Shane Torres will swing by Frenchmen Street. The Free Fridays series at Tip's returns with Walter "Wolfman" Washington. On this day in 1964, Dr. Mary Stults Sherman was murdered in her home on St. Charles Ave. She was an orthopedic surgeon as well as a cancer researcher. Her murdered has been included in several conspiracy theories. Now, more to do to close out the work week.


Today in NOLA 7.20.17


Today, enjoy some local sounds at Ogden After Hours, get social while sober, listen to some literature, or take in a French film. On this day in 1878, George Foster Shepley who was appointed acting Mayor of New Orleans in May of 1862, died. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today in NOLA 7.19.17


Happy hump day, y'all. Today, refresh your mid-week grind with a crystal session. The Catahoula Hotel hosts a rooftop screening of the Tom Cruise classic Cocktail, while actors and improvisers take a stab at an unscripted version of Romeo & Juliet. Comedy Central power couple Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher offer stand-up and relationship advice to the lovers of New Orleans. On this day in 1875, Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar was born. She was a poet, journalist and political activist and among the first generation to be born free in the South after the Civil War. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


New Orleans Named One of the Most Stressed Cities in America


Whether due to workplace deadlines, lovers quarrels, or an uncertain political climate, stress is unavoidable. A new study reveals that life in the Big Easy isn’t all that easy, with New Orleans ranked in the top 20 most stressed cities in the country. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing 150 American cities on key criteria related to work, financial, health, safety, and family stressors. 

 


Today in NOLA 7.18.17


Today, slow down and arrange nature, pour your heart out in your very own hand made zine, check out a fantasy improv show, or take in a show at Tips. On this day in 1923, “Milneberg Joys” was recorded by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

 


Today in NOLA 7.17.17


Today, get funky poolside at the Drifter or learn the benefits of herbal smoke blends. On the music front, Mags is bringing in a limited edition indie residency while always wonderful and improvised Instant Opus is back at the Hi-Ho. This day in 1948 was the final day of operation for the Gentilly streetcar line. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 7.16.17


Today, relax poolside with some hip tunes, learn how to raise your very own flock of chickens, understand the magic behind fairytales or learn about your favorite artists’ influences and processes at Bar Redux. On this day in 1920, the writer, literary critic and editor for The New York Times, was born in New Orleans. Now, more Sunday happenings. 

 


France Dance

Photos from NOMA's Annual Bastille Day Bash



Friday (or le quatorze juillet) marked La Fête Nationale, a celebration of the French holiday Bastille Day, which honored the 1789 storming for the fortress prison that ignited the French Revolution. One of the stand-out events during NOLA’s edition of the holiday was held at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Scroll on for Brandon Robert's photographs to see how New Orleanians laissez les bons temps rouler. 

 


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