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Today in NOLA 9.10.17


This Sunday, recharge before the week ahead at Wild Lotus Yoga's sound bath. Help the New Orleans Opera kick off a new seaon with a surreal tango masterpiece. Price Ainsworth presents his crime thriller at the Garden District Book Shop, while Taco Truck Theater stages a multi-medium show. On this day in 1962, Rummel High School in Metairie opened its doors. Now, more around town today. 


Today in NOLA 9.9.17


This Saturday, celebrate the great Mississippi at the Downriver Festival. Intramural Productions stages a play by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard. The Ogden hosts a curatorial talk, while Grow On hosts an artists showcase. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Saints first game in NOLA, beginning the longstanding rivalry against the Atlanta Falcons. Now, more to do today. 


New Orleans Ranked One of the Worst Places to Raise a Family


It’s no secret that New Orleans is a pretty great place to live. From joyous celebrations like Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence to the everyday presence of excellent food, music, and fun, no other city in U.S. can compete. But what’s it like for family units? A new study reveals the shortcomings in quality of life for families in New Orleans. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing 150 American cities on key criteria like health, safety, socioeconomics, education, and and family fun. 


Today in NOLA 9.8.17


Kick off your weekend with a selection of fests, parties, happy hours, and more. Saint Claude Social Club celebrates their anniversary. Friday Nights at NOMA will present new art and a film screening, plus live music. Sample the best bites in the south at the Chefs Taste Challenge, or get down to Stephanie Mills and Deniece Williams at Jazz in the Park Burger Fest. On this day in 1967, Jefferson Parish Councilman Vial J. Blanke was implicated in Life Magazine as an ally of Joseph Armenio, described by the magazine as "a convicted murderer" and an associate of Carlos Marcello, leader of the New Orleans crime family. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in NOLA 9.7.17


Today, educate yourself about the city's housing issues ahead of the fall election with a forum featuring mayoral and City Council candidates. A local maker's market sets up shop in the Carver Theater. The Orpheum screens a 1970s classic, while Metro Station stops along their 10th anniversary tour for a show at The Willow.  On this day in 1899, pioneering traditional jazz drummer "Little" Joe Lindsay was born in New Orleans. He is perhaps best remembered for his work with Louis Armstrong, which began as early as 1916-1917 and carried on throughout both of their careers. Now, more to do this Thursday.


Today in NOLA 9.6.17


Today, discuss New Orleans-focused literature with French author Joshua Lafitte. Anime film Millenium Actress will be screened at Rubber Library & Flower Bodega, while Bar Redux will host an outdoor screening of two Humphrey Bogart classics. Danish singer MØ will rock Tulane's fall concert, open to the public. On this day in 1893, Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault was born in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Wednesday.


Today in NOLA 9.5.17


This Tuesday, grab a pipin’ hot piece of pizza pie for a great cause, enjoy the musical stylings of Jeff Taylor at Gasa Gasa, or pay tribute to the cult works of David Lynch and Tobe Hooper at film screenings around town. On this day in 1983, the Pontchartrain Beach officially closed. Now, more to do today. 


Dance of Decadence

Photo Recap of 2017 Southern Decadence Parade



Southern Decadence is winding down after a long weekend of glitter, sweat, and costumes both elaborately glamorous and sinfully scantily-clad. Photographer Brandon Robert was on scene to document the celebration's main event, the annual Southern Decadence Parade through the French Quarter. 

 


Today in NOLA 9.4.17


Happy Labor Day, New Orleanians! Enjoy the last lazy days of summer with a few laidback events around town. The Allways welcomes a drag reunion, and Santos Bar invites aspiring performers to take to their stage for an open mic event. It's a survival of the funniest at The New Movement, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1948, a devastating hurricane with winds up to 90 MPH hit New Orleans, creating extensively damage but thankfully no loss of life. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 


Today in NOLA 9.3.17


If Southern Decadence isn't keeping you busy enough this Sunday, read on for more events around town. Shop your way to help canines at Bar Redux, or pay tribute to Joni Mitchell at The Civic. Mannie Fresh and DJ Soul Sister take HOB. Poor Boys hosts an epic farewell for Twin Peaks. Today in Louisiana history, a "mini civil war" took place in 1859 between Calcasieu vigilante and others near Rayne in what was known as the Battle of Queue de Toture. Click through for more to do this Tuesday.


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