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Today in NOLA 8.20.17


Today, show down with the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club in City Park. Little Gem Saloon will put on their final staging of the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. Explore your kinks at the Hi-Ho's BDSM-meets-burlesque show, or set your intentions in the New Moon Women's Circle at Rosalie Apothecary. On this day, bassist Julius Farmer was born on August 20, 1949. On a darker note, 269 people died of yellow fever in New Orleans on August 20, 1853, deeming the date “Black Day.” Now, more to do this Saturday.


Today in NOLA 8.19.17


This Saturday, experience some good old-fashioned festin' with three different events around town. Ameripolitan Fest in the Marigny celebrates Southern sounds, while HOB hosts a one day celebration of beer and music. Need your Carnival fix? Roll during Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. On the music front, Gasa Gasa hosts Mighty Brother's homecoming show. Happy birthday to Ivan Neville, celebrating his 58th birthday today. Back in 1999, the Dumpstaphunk leader was briefly a member of alt-rock band the Spin Doctors. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 8.18.17


Today, comedians explore the deeper recesses of their subconscious with a pop psychology show at the Voodoo Lounge. Little Gem Saloon will put on the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. NOMA's John Waters Festival comes to a close tonight with a screening of Pecker, while Delish Da Goddess rules the stage at One Eyed Jacks. On August 18, 1812, a hurricane with winds over 115 miles per hour struck New Orleans. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 


Today in NOLA 8.17.17


This Thursday, enjoy some local sounds at Ogden After Hours with Julie Odell or at Hi-Ho Lounge's Deltaphonic homecoming show. Brush up on the lyrics to "I Say A Little Prayer" before the W's screening of My Best Friend's Wedding. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will take the stage at Tip's. On this day in 1969, the devastating Hurricane Camile hit the mouth of the Mississippi. Now, more to do today.


Today in NOLA 8.16.17


This Wednesday, craft your way to herbal health. NOMA provides an in-depth discussion about their latest exhibition, while The Tchoup Yard opens backyard for a free yoga session featuring food trucks and music. Or, celebrate the life of Elvis Presley at Bar Redux on the 40th anniversary of his passing. On this day in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was filmed by local TV stations passing out pro-Cuba leaflets at the International Trade Mart (now known as the World Trade Center) on Canal Street. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 8.15.17


Today, learn how to harness the powers of the retrograde with the New Orleans School of Esoteric Arts. NOLA born comedian Mark Normand plays the Quarter, while locals-gone-big Water Seed play their recurring gig on Frenchmen. Gasa Gasa hosts a free screening of Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law. On this day in 1988, the Republican National Convention opened festivities in New Orleans. They would nominate George H.W. Bush by the end of the week. Now for more of today:


Well Red

Red Dress Run 2017 in Photos



On Saturday, the streets of New Orleans ran red as thousands took part in a race for a cause. The Hash House Harriers presented their annual run, which shifted from Armstrong Park in the French Quarter to the Marigny's Crescent Park this year. Not divergent from tradition is the event's signature red-hot fun in the sun, which included drinks, food, and live music. NoDef's Brandon Robert was on hand to capture all of the debauchery (and a little bit of the fitness.)


Today in NOLA 8.14.17


Today, Aurora Nealand will kick the week off right with her recurring Frenchmen gig with the Royal Roses. Learn about astrological moon cycles with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls play Gasa Gasa, while Dawn Reno Langley is reading from her new novel. On this day in 1903, Albert Batson was hanged in Calcasieu Parish after being tried and convicted for murdering five members of the Earle family. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 8.11.17


Today, Project Lazarus's annual fundraiser returns with art and music in the name of people in need. NOMA's John Waters Festival showcases a young Johnny Depp in Cry-Baby. Catch some psych music at Poor Boys or see two NOLA legends James Singleton and Aurora Nealand perform at SideBar. Happy birthday today to the Superdome, where construction started on August 11, 1971. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in NOLA 8.10.17


Today, the Ogden stays open late while Kermit Ruffins plays early in the Seventh Ward. A nine-month pregnant woman takes the stage at the Allways for a one woman comedic show. Bar Redux opens its patio for a night of nunsploitation. On this day in 1936, Louisiana clocked its highest-ever temperature: 114 degrees in Plain Dealing. It could be worse! Now, more to do this Thursday. 

 


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