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November 22nd

Exhibit BE

West Bank DeGaulle Manor 3010 Sandra Dr, 12-4p.m.

Second (suprise) opening of 5 story graffiti exhibit in an abandoned apt complex


Free Family Day: Inspired by Basquiat

Ogden After Hours, 10 a.m.-2p.m.

In conjunction with Prospect.3, this family celebration is inspired by the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat


Blights Out

Treme Market Branch, 2p.m. (P3)

Co-presenters Rochelle Thomas and Steven Kennedy discuss property acquisition and ownership


Sam Doores Songwriters Showcase ftg Luke Allen + Luke Winslow King & More

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

The Deslondes Sam Doores hosts a showcase of local talent


Gomela ftg Troy Sawyer and Kumbuka African Dance & Drum Collective

Congo Square, 4p.m.

Remembering the history of Treme through dance


Nick Williams Opera and The G-String Orchestra

Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

Fringe fest presents A Beaver Licious Family Affair with this special guest


Garfunkel & Oates

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Comedy folk-duo from L.A. with a style similar to New Zealand group Flight of the Conchords absurd musical humor


Lynn Drury

Kerry Irish Pub, 9p.m.

Captivating singer/songwriter mixes country roots and New Orleans smooth groove


Big Chief Alfred Doucette

Louisiana Music Factory, 5p.m.

Legendary Meters man of many colors performs on Frenchmen



One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

New Orleans bred sludge metal + Pig Destroyer + Ossacrux


Siberia, 10p.m.-2a.m.
This duo devours everything in sight with their progressive Japanese electro art featuring lyrics about quantum physics and human consciousness


November 23rd

Po-Boy Fest

Oak St, 10a.m.-6p.m.

New Orleans 8th Annual festival dedicated to dressed sandwiches on french bread



Dragon’s Den, 10p.m. (Upstairs)

The den’s Sunday get down featuring J. PHLIP + MONTY LUKE “EVERYBODY ON THE FLOOR” TOUR”


Puddle of Mudd

Southport Music Hall, 8p.m.

Rock out to post-grunge rockers + Black Magnolia on the Riverbend


NOLA Comedy Hour

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Comedians and friends from The New Movement


Pilgrims' Progress

NOLA's Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving is a day devoted to delicious food and indulgence – and also being thankful and stuff. And no one does food quite like NOLA, while everywhere else in the world people eat to live, we proudly live to eat. However, there is much more to the day. So, NoDef has compiled a list of all the holiday's highlights.

Today in Nola 11.22.14

It’s the second to last night of Fringe Fest, which has been rolling through indie theatres since Wednesday (Nov 19). Prospect 3 events continue today. A special second opening of the popular street art gallery Exhibit BE gives the public another chance to catch this building transformed into an amazing 5 story work of art. Rachelle Thomas and Steven Kennedy discuss Blight and property acquisition at the Treme Market Branch as part of P.3 and an effort to restore the historic building. Today, John F. Kennedy was assassinated and famous Mafia Man Carlos Marcell was acquitted in his deportation case.

Today in Nola 11.21.14

Tonight is the night of Foo Fighters “surprise” show at the House of Blues. Celebration in the Oaks throws a lofty preview party for it’s quintessential holiday light tradition. Curator Russell Lord gives a lecture on “Photo Unrealism,” a photography exhibit currently on view at NOMA. While you’re waiting for the hours to pass and sail on into the weekend, flip on some tunes by Dr. John – he celebrates his 74th birthday today. Fringe fest keeps on keepin’ on.


Bright Christmas: Tree Lighting, Gallier Hall Light Show, More

Thanksgiving is a week away which means that Christmas preparations are in over-drive. The Quarter will light up a tree tonight. In the CBD, Gallier Hall is prepping for a high-tech light show, and the New Orleans Marketing and Tourist Corporation (NOTMC) unveiled a new publicity campaign for the season.

Today in NOLA: 11.20.14

Counter culture enthusiasts and nighttime revelers buzzed around the St. Claude Street, Marigny and Bywater locales last night for the onset of Fringe Festival, which continues reeling around town until Nov 23. Follow the signs to the Purification Plant for the Myrtle Family Show, hosted by the Mudlark Theatre, which is using the warehouse as a makeshift theatre since the Mudlark was damaged in a fire on Sept 12. Dr. Dog lets loose on Tulane’s campus, and A Live One cover Phish at the Howlin’ Wolf. On this day in 1922, Governor John Milliken Parker met with President Warren G. Harding to discuss KKK violence in the state.

NOPD's Black & Gold to Benefit Gene's Shooting Victim

NOLA takes care of her own. Jonathon Smith, a four year veteran of the NOPD fifth district who was shot multiple times while working an off duty detail. Tonight (11.19) the NOPD is throwing a Black & Gold fundraiser in his honor. All the funds will go to the officer’s unpaid and future medical bills as well as his loss of income. The benefit will feature live musical performances, a silent auction, restaurant tastings, and a black and gold costume contest. 

Today in Nola 11.19.14

Curtains open on the New Orleans Fringe Festival today bringing an extensive array of offbeat theatre to the city for your picking. Tonight at the Joy Theatre, the Suicide Girls reawaken their Burlesque after a five-year hiatus. Treme Brass Band brightens the Candlelight Lounge with their brass sounds and Walter “Wolfman” Washington brings it home at d.b.a. Back on this day in 2006, Drew Brees was setting the sixth highest throwing yard record of 510 yards during a loss to the Bengals at the Dome.

John C. Reilly to Reign as Bacchus XLVI

Halloween is passed and NOLA is starting the prep work for Carnival. Super-krewe Bacchus announced the multi-talented performer John C. Reilly will reign as Bacchus XLVI in 2015. Reilly will lead a parade themed “Children’s Stories That Live Forever.”

Today in Nola 11.18.14

On this day in New Orleans 1979, demolition began on the original Tulane Stadium. Method Man & Red Man unleash their hip hop on the House of Blues. Progression Music Series pops off with music by Alvvays, Absolutely Free and Yuppie Teeth and an art show by Fat Kids From Outer Space featuring giant orange carrot superheros made from wood cutouts.  Finalists from the hit NBC series Last Comic Standing perform live at the Mahalia Jackson.

Pipe Dreams: SWBNO Says 'Protect Your Plumbing from Freeze Tonight'

New Orleans’ early winter weather is causing early problems for residents. Tonight, a freeze alert is in effect which means that pipes are at risk of bursting due to the expansion created by ice. The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans may be known as the “agency that bought us boil-water advisories” but they also handle the other end of the thermometer. On Monday (11.17,) they offered a few tips on ice.

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