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Defender Picks



October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann


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.

RIP Paul Prudhomme

Culinary pioneer Paul Prudhomme died today at the age of 75-years-old. Prudhomme is often credited with popularizing Creole and Cajun cuisine with a national audience. In New Orleans, the chef held court at his restaurant K-Paul’s and nationally he gained acclaimed through cooking shows on PBS.

Today In NOLA 10.8.15

Today in Nola, Champion’s Square is hosting yet another concert— this time A$AP Rocky. Twin Shadow will be at Republic, and Garden District Book Shop is presenting Creole Son about Edgar Degas in New Orleans. Ogden is hosting their weekly Ogden After Hours. But once upon a time, Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series (1956), Che Guevara was captured in Bolivia (1967), President Bush announced the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security (2001), Chevy Chase (1943), and R.L. Stine (1943) were born, and John Hancock died (1793). Don’t get Goosebumps:

Today In NOLA 10.7.15

Today in New Orleans, English indie rock band Alt-J is coming to Champion’s Square. Brand New will bring alt-rock jams to the UNO Lakefront Arena, and The Civic is hosting George Ezra. In theater, The Saenger is showing a production of the Screwtape Letters. On this day in 1931, Desmond Tutu was born and in 1955, so was Yo-Yo Ma. Now, more to help you make it through hump day:

Deadly Blaze in Algiers

Tragedy struck in Algiers early on Tuesday (10.06) morning. A house fire claimed the life of one man and injured another according to the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) 

Today In NOLA 10.6.15

Today in New Orleans, Disclosure is back in the city to play at Mardi Gras World. The Blue Nile has a new installment for the Open Ears Music Series, and Partisan is playing at Zeitgeist. Peter Cooley will discuss his new book Night Bus to the Afterlife at the Columns. Earlier in time, the American Library Association was founded (1876), Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture (1889) and the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Paris (1889). It's Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s birthday (1887), Louisiana Governor Pierre Derbigny’s death (1829) and German-American Day. Have your schnitzel and eat it too, with these:

Oil Money: BP Settles for 20B

On Monday (10.05) morning, a consent decree was filed in federal court to outlining the final details of the 20 billion dollar BP settlement. A joint announcement from the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, as well as Commerce Agriculture and Interior departments explained that the historical deal was matter of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on a deal hashed out in July.

Today In NOLA 10.5.15

It may be Monday, but there’s still plenty to do in New Orleans. Journalist and author Mac McClelland is speaking at Tulane, Peace Officer is screening at Zeitgeist and Nikki Glaser is performing at Publiq House. In the music scene, In The Valley Below is taking over Hi-Ho Lounge. But way back when, the World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time (1921), PBS was founded (1970), McDonalds entrepreneur Ray A. Kroc was born (1902) and Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis died (1941). Today, New Orleans offers the following:

Second Line, Second Look

Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association in Photos

The Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association had to postpone their annual second line until Saturday (10.04). However, the postponed parade was well worth the wait. Hadi Ktiri was on site, snapping while he strutted. Click on through to check out photos of all the buckjumping and high-stepping. Click on through for photos.

Second Line Alert: Family Ties

The Saints are playing a night game today. That means that there is plenty of time to show out this afternoon. The Family Ties Social Aid & Pleasure Club is ready to tstrut downtown. Click on through for all of the details for today's second line.

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