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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 9.20.17


Today in NOLA, learn what City Council candidates think about energy issues. Esoterotica returns to the St. Claude drag, while Rosalie Apothecary hosts a ladies-only circle to celebrate the beginning of fall. Support our neighbors in Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey with a benefit concert at Cafe Istanbul. On this day in Louisiana history, piano pioneer Eddie Bo was born in 1929. Now, more to do today. 


Box Rocks

The Music Box Village's Grand Re-Opening



New Orleans Airlift's Music Box Village has become not only one of the most important arts venues in the Bywater neighborhood, but in NOLA overall. In 2017 alone, the Village saw everything from Martin Quintron's orchestral interpretation of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" along with top NOLA musicians and the weather-responsive analog synth Weather Warlock, to Aurora Nealand's The Monocle, to seasonal solstice parties, to Tank and the Bangas recording their entry for their now award-winning NPR Tiny Desk video. On Saturday, the team celebrated its official fall reopening. Brandon Robert was on hand to capture the night's proceedings. 


Today in NOLA 9.16.17


Today, celebrate the grand reopening of Music Box Village in the Bywater. Annunciation Park is taken over by an epic arts festival dedicated to hispanic heritage in New Orleans. Fashion and furry creatures come together at the 10th annual Bad to the Bone runway show, while some of the city's greatest musicians perform at Art Klub. On this day in 1964, The Beatles played City Park Stadium for $5 a ticket. Now, more details for today's festivities. 


Today in NOLA 9.15.17


Looking to get your weekend started right? Friday Nights at NOMA will present new art and a film screening, plus live music. Martini Madness brings 25 varieties of martinis to City Park. DJ Soul Sister spins her tunes at One Eyed Jacks at her regular dance party, while horror themed burlesque will take over The Willow. On this day in 1699, Jean-Baptiste de Bienville tricked his competitors in a move known as the English Turn, keeping the English out of the future territory of Louisiana. Details tonight:


Today in NOLA 9.14.17


Today, educate yourself about the climate change in New Orleans with a forum featuring mayoral candidates. Bono will take the stage at the SuperDome as U2 rolls into town, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra opens their 2017-2018 with a stirring show. The American Italian Cultural Center will screen the classic Stromboli, starring Ingrid Bergman. On this day in 1874, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred. It is considered on of the largest killings of municipal police officers in American history. Five thousand members of the White League descended on the state government offices to try to forcefully impose Democratic candidates. A coalition of black, Italian, and Union militiamen formed the municipal police force. Many men, both defending the government and rebelling against it, died. Finally, federal troops stopped the insurrection and reimposed the Republican government. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today in NOLA 9.13.17


Happy hump day, everyone! To get you through the mid-week blues, take in a movie at Gasa Gasa or share your poetry at the Rubber Library. Antenna Gallery hosts a live letter reading, while the Church of Yoga will stage New Orleans’s only live soap opera. On this day in 2009, Drew Brees set the record for passing six touchdowns in one game. That record was previously set by Billy Kilmer in 1969. Now, more this Wednesday.  


Today in NOLA 9.12.17


Today, support our neighbors in Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey at a benefit concert at The Willow. The LGBT Community Center hosts a cocktail party. Gasa Gasa screens a film about LCD Soundsystem, while Burgundy Picture House kicks off their horror film series. On this day in 1839, Captain Salvatore Pizzati, an immigrant and leading importer of tropical fruit to New Orleans, was born in Palermo, Sicily. During his lifetime, he was one of the principal benefactors of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and donated the iconic gate to City Park. Now, learn more about tonight's festivities. 


Today in NOLA 9.11.17


Today kicks off the citywide culinary celebration Restaurant Week, so dine on a dime at NOLA's top spots. Mayoral candidates will gather to discuss their policies as they relate to the city's music industry. Alt rockers Modest Mouse perform at The Civic, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1722, the state’s first recorded hurricane wiped out New Orleans. If you're looking for something to do tonight besides find a good T.V. to watch the New Orleans Saints vs. the Minnesota Vikings in the season opener, then read on for more details below. 


Overnight Crime Report: Three Shootings, Two Unclassified Deaths, Simple Robbery, Carjacking


The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Saturday (9.9). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to three shootings, two unclassified deaths, simple robbery, and a carjacking. 

 


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