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Tropical Update: Hurricane Harvey Forms in Texas


The storms hovering over Texas for the last several days don't seem satisfied enough to stay in the Lone Star state. This week, city officials have been preparing New Orleans for impact from Hurricane Harvey, even though weather reports forecast that the Category 4 tropical storm will not hit New Orleans directly. Though evacuation is not advised, there is plenty that city dwellers can do to prepare for the heavy rains coming our way. 


Today in NOLA 8.26.17


Been itching to shout, "Who Dat" for months?! The time has finally come, as the Saints are back with their first home game of the preseason. Cafe Istanbul hosts the 2018 New Pride Pageant, while artists get real about symbolic and systematic oppression at Studio Be. Louisiana rockers Swamp Motel take the stage at Gasa Gasa in honor of their album release. On this day in Louisiana history, Gov. "Uncle" Earl K. Long was born at the Long family homestead in Winnfield (1895), and Hurricane Andrew hit S. Louisiana near Morgan City (1992). Now, more to do this Saturday. 

 


Today in NOLA 8.25.17


This Friday, NOMA stays open late for food, music, film, and art. Check out out the racing stripes at exotic races at the Fair Grounds. Lil' Wayne is back in his hometown for the third annual Lil' WeezyAna Fest, while the Prytania’s late night screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show will have you don your cult classic finery. On this day in New Orleans history, Louis Armstrong was baptized at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (1901) and legendary trad jazz drummer Freddie Kohlman was born (1918). Now to christen today:


Today in NOLA 8.24.17


Tonight, get dancing at Gasa Gasa as Ambush Reggae Band takes the stage. Royal Teeth will be joined by No True Scotsman and Merci Raines at Tip's. The Ogden stays open late for Sweet Olive String Band, while the CAC kicks off the Architecture & Design Film Festival. On this day in 1955, a U.S. Appellate Court desegegrated LSU’s undergraduate courses. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today in NOLA 8.23.17


Looking to ball out on a budget? Not a problem, as there are some amazing free events around town today. Bar Redux hosts an outdoor screening of the black comedy Brit flick Trainspotting, while The New Movement founders return for their weekly improv show. Get down without breaking the bank at One Eyed Jacks at the burlesque dance party, or shape up at the Jazz Museum without spending a dime. On this judge in 2002, a three-judge court appeals panel unanimously rejected Edwin Edwards appeal on convictions. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


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A Look Back at 40 Years of The Country Club



This month, the famed Country Club celebrates 40 years of wet, weird, and wild fun in the Bywater. Read on for the story how this neighborhood gem evolved from a hidden backyard hideaway to become the pool of choice for celebs like Beyoncé and one of the top culinary experiences in town. 


Today in NOLA 8.22.17


This Tuesday is a fine day to experience the sounds of the city. Galactic's Stanton Moore will perform two shows with his namesake trio at his weekly gig on Frenchmen. Just slightly up the street Treme Brass Band and Smoking Time Jazz Club will perform. For the late night crowd, catch Rebirth in their regular gig at Maple Leaf. On this day in 1812, former Governor W.C.C. Claiborne became the highest paid governor in the United States, with a salary of $7500 a year. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Magical History Tour


Ever wondered what it would be like to walk a mile in the shoes of Satchmo, Fats Domino, or Ernie K-Doe? A new interactive music map called A Closer Walk is here to help, offering curated walking tours and audiophile pilgrimage points across New Orleans. 

 


Today in NOLA 8.21.17


This Monday at around noontime, a solar eclipse will sweep across the country — do you know where you'll be to view it? From the bayou waters to the city's art museums, the possibilities are endless. Tonight, catch a horror double feature off Frenchmen. It's a comedy showdown at the New Movement, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. Betty Who takes the stage at Republic. On this date in 1769, Governor O’Reilly arrested the leaders of a revolution that ousted Governor Ulloa. Now, more to do this Monday. 


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Krewe of OAK's Mid Summer Mardi Gras (Photos)



In their annual refusal to let frivolous calendars prevent the spread of Mardi Gras cheer, the Krewe of Oak spearheaded a commemoration open to one and all of the halfway point between annual carnivals on Saturday. Though usually held the last weekend of August, the 31st annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras rolled through the city a bit early to align with the solar eclipse. For the uninitiated, the uptown parade is like a warm weather taste of Carnival except a bit more outrageous—literally. This year's theme was "Dirty One XXXI Coming In Hot." Scroll on for Brandon Robert's photos from the event. 


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