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January 24th

Record Raid

The Old Ironworks, 10a.m. – 5p.m.

Over 20 vendors selling LPs, 45s, CDs, Cassettes and more


Airlift's Space Rites Final Seires

St. Maurice Church, 7p.m.

Last performance ft. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra + Yotam Haber


A Decade of Difference, 2nd Annual Homecoming Affair
First NBC Bank, 7:00-10:00p.m.
Gala benefitting Project Homecoming features Brass-a-holics, open bar, a silent auction and more.  ($50)


The Colossal Heads

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Punk rock from New Orleans


Sirens with Yes Ma’am plus Special Guests

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Female duo from NOLA sings harmonies in the key of soul folk; $10


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12:15a.m.

Hosted by the Well Hung Speakers


Closing Celebration for P.3

Ogden Museum, 10a.m.

Day long event at the Southern Art Museum commemorating the conclusion of the art triennial 


Freaksheaux to Geaux

AllWays Lounge, 10p.m.

Your friendly neighborhood vaudeville circus presents "Where the Wild Things Went"


January 25th

Rock N Roll New Orleans 10K

Hilton, St. Charles Ave, 7a.m.

Register as Race Day VIP and receive a pre-race Continental Breakfast presented by John Besh’s Restaurant


Dial M for Murder

Prytania Theatre, Noon

Hitchcock thriller in 3D! (Also playing Jan 28)


King Cake Festival

Champions Square, 11a.m.-6p.m.

The 2nd annual party that celebrates the quintessential cake of Mardi Gras


Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 5p.m.

Dallas comes to town to battle our NOLA birds



January 26th

Kate Voegele

The Beatnik, 8p.m.

Now Nashville based, former One Tree Hill musical starlet brings her acoustic set to New Orleans


Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

Sixers take on the Pelicans on their home turf



Runnin' on the River

Rock n' Roll Marathon Returns Sunday (Route, Closures)

Before the debauchery of Carnival begins in full, New Orleanians are taking to the streets for a healthier parade. On Sunday (1.24), the annual Rock n’ Roll Marathon is back in town. More than 15,000 runners are expected to cover the 26.2-mile, 12.1-mile races, and new 10k races. The runs step off at 7 a.m. from Camp and Poydras St. The pounding of the pavement won't be the only sound, however, as a band will be playing on every mile of the course.

Brow Now: Anthony Davis to the All-Star Game

The Pelicans may be struggling, but Anthony Davis has emerged as a star. And, as of Thursday (1.22), he has emerged as an All-Star. According to the League Davis been named a starter on the NBA Western Conference All-Star team after earning the most votes of all frontcourt players in the conference.

Benson Hedges

Saints Shocker: Gayle Benson, Not Rita LeBlanc to Succeed Tom Benson

Saints owner Tom Benson shocked Who Dats by announcing that his wife Gayle Benson, not granddaughter Rita Benson LeBlanc will run the family business after his death. The T-P first broke the story Wednesday (1.22) night and Benson released additional details today. 

High Brow: Davis in Lead With One Day Remaining for All Star Voting

Anthony Davis’ injured toe kept him out of the Sunday (1.18) afternoon Pelicans game. But, with one day remaining, the Brow is still on the NBA All Star ballot and faring well. One day of voting remains.

Brow-sing the Channels

The Pelicans faithful may be disheartened by the team’s struggle to tay above .500 this season. However, the Birds are working hard to build a winning franchise out of year of despair. This week, NBA TV will take a look at the intense machinations behind the scenes in an episode of The Association.

Rivers Seeing Green

In 2012, New Orleans’ basketball team was celebrating a name change and two premier draft picks. One of the newcomers to the newly minted Pelicans was guard Austin Rivers. Unfortunately, the the party was short lived. After two and a half seasons of frustrating play, the Pelicans are shipping Rivers to Boston as a part of a three way deal according to league sources.

Winter Brees

Ben Roethlisberger has bowed out of the Pro-Bowl. The opening means that the man we call “Breesus” will rise from the offseason to make the roster of a Pro Bowl team for the ninth time.

Saints Morstead Not Punting on Music

By Ashley Larsen

There is nothing that New Orleans loves more than the Saints and music. So when the Saints' punter Thomas Morstead teamed up with the Tipitina's Foundation to promote musical education it seemed like a match made in NOLA heaven. Tomorrow (1.09), Morstead will donate 24 new instruments and musical supplies to the students at James M. Singleton Charter School.

Junior Galette Arrested After Incident With "Dancer"

Updated 12:53p.m.

The NFL’s domestic violence epidemic may have struck the Saints today. Kenner Police confirmed that linebacker and Co-Captain Junior Galette was arrested and booked with Simple Battery.

Name Game: Sugar Bowl

The Sugar Bowl is garnering much attention in 2015 given the game’s role in the inaugural college playoff season. Despite the game’s overwhelming presence in New Orleans annually since 1935, few know the origin of the name. The backstory is interesting piece of New Orleans history.

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