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Today in NOLA 7.16.17


Today, relax poolside with some hip tunes, learn how to raise your very own flock of chickens, understand the magic behind fairytales or learn about your favorite artists’ influences and processes at Bar Redux. On this day in 1920, the writer, literary critic and editor for The New York Times, was born in New Orleans. Now, more Sunday happenings. 

 


France Dance

Photos from NOMA's Annual Bastille Day Bash



Friday (or le quatorze juillet) marked La Fête Nationale, a celebration of the French holiday Bastille Day, which honored the 1789 storming for the fortress prison that ignited the French Revolution. One of the stand-out events during NOLA’s edition of the holiday was held at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Scroll on for Brandon Robert's photographs to see how New Orleanians laissez les bons temps rouler. 

 


Today in NOLA 7.15.17


Today, bring your food scraps to be collected, learn about starting your own apiary, get down at the Bastille Day Block Party, or immerse yourself in David Bowie. On this day in 1850, Mother Frances Xavier of the Cabrini family, was born. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Best Fête

Celebrate Bastille Day With Parties, Wine, Waiter Races, and More



This weekend (7.14-7.16) offers the chance for New Orleanians to toast the red, white, and blue of a different sort — this time in honor of our French ancestors. Bastille Day (or le quatorze juillet) commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress prison in Paris, on July 14, 1789, an event that ignited the French Revolution. It’s also a chance to celebrate the country’s daughter, La Nouvelle-Orléans. Check out NoDef's list of events below, and laissez les bons temps rouler. 

 


Today in NOLA 7.14.17


Bonne Fête Nationale! Get your Bastille Day on in any way you know how, from a block party, to an art tour and more. Enjoy a Summer Night at Southport, get your creepiest gear out for Creepy Fest 2017, or take in the blissfully dynamic sounds of Caddywhompus. On this day in 1810, Edward Henry Durrell was born. He would later go on to be the 25th mayor of New Orleans.


French Connection


Friday (or le quatorze juillet) marks La Fête Nationale in France. One of the stand-out events during NOLA’s edition of the holiday will run 6-9PM at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). The annual Bastille Day Fête offers Francophiles the chance to toast the red, white, and blue of a different sort and laissez les bons temps rouler. 

 


Today in NOLA 7.13.17


Today, bid farewell to the Ogden's exhibit honoring NOLA's own James Michalopoulos. Dance in the aisles with Hairspray or get down to local indie band Tare. Round out the summer celebrations with Deltaphonic’s surprise home show. On this day in 1978, The Louisiana Superdome hosted The Rolling Stones. Van Halen opened for the show, followed by the Doobie Brothers. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


New Orleans Ranked 4th Best City by Travel + Leisure


There’s plenty to love about New Orleans. Whether sipping on go-cups and strolling down Frenchmen Street, marveling at the architecture in Garden District and the flora in City Park, snacking on meals from NOLA’s many James Beard victors, or exploring the city’s many museums, shops, and music venues, there’s culture to experience every step you take. Though the city may be in a lull between festival season and all the fall fun around the corner, that doesn’t stop NOLA from being one of the best destinations in the country.

 


Today in NOLA 7.12.17


Today, bead a hot summer trend yourself, learn the history of New Orleans Jazzwomen, get the rundown on how letterpress works, or gain a greater understanding at the Hunger book tour. On July 12th 1944, the Liberty shop, Frederick Von Steuben was launched by Delta Shipbuilding Company. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

 


Today in NOLA 7.11.17


Today, meet the man behind some Mardi Gras fiction or see songwriting in the making. The Rubber Library is hosting a poetic open mic, while One Eyed Jacks is offering the chance to see who wins the Hell Yes Next competiton. On this day in 1913, the City Park Casino opened. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

 


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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