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March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Lookin' Pretty

Super Sunday Details



Today (3.20), head up to Central City, make sure you look pretty, and then Get Out the Way. It’s Super Sunday. The Mardi Gras Indians will be outdoor a final time this year and the party will be on.


Super Sunday Details Drop


Mardi Gras Indians only don their suits three times a year. The first is obviously Mardi Gras, the second is St. Joseph’s day, and the final event is a massive meeting of the tribes called Super Sunday. Today, the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council announced the details for the final gathering.


NOPD Nets 2nd Arrest in Basketball Court Shooting


A man sought in connection with a Central City basketball court turned himself into police Monday. Gerard Gray, 23, turned himself into police in connection with the July 9 incident at A.L. Davis Park, according to officer Hilal Williams, a department spokeswoman.


Man Arrested in Park Double Shooting


NOPD detectives have arrested one of the men they were seeking as a person of interest in a Tuesday afternoon double shooting at a Central City park, police said. Jonterry Bernard, 21, was arrested Wednesday (7-9) night after turning himself into police, according to officer Hilal Williams, a department spokeswoman.


NOPD Identifies Persons of Interest in Central City Shooting


NOPD identified two persons of interest in yesterday’s shooting near A.L. Davis Park in Central City. Police also offered an update on the shooting in Gert Town last night that injured a 3-year-old and two teenagers.


Mardi Gras Indians' Super Sunday Postponed Due to Rain


Mardi Gras Indians spend thousands of hours beading their elaborate outfits, and the tribes cannot risk letting the rain ruin their hard work. Super Sunday 2014 has been postponed from March 16 to March 23, according to Ashlye Keaton. There is currently a 62 percent chance of precipitation, with scattered showers expected throughout the day. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60's and low 70's.  


Thanksgiving NOLA: Cash Money, Sheriff Gusman Give Back


Second Harvest Community Kitchen, Cash Money, and Sheriff Marlin Gusman are showing their gratitude this Thanksgiving week with some giveaways of their own. Birdman and Slim are headed to Central City this afternoon for their 17th annual turkey giveaway, and Sheriff Gusman invites all citizens to come out this Thursday for the city's 39th annual free Thanksgiving Dinner.  


Mardi Gras Indians Set for Super Sunday


Get out the way! The Whole Wide Creation, or, at least, the part that hails from Uptown, will don their colorful suits and take to the streets for another day of communal celebration on March 17, as the annual Super Sunday steps off with a fest and parade in Central City.


Two Final Chances to Spot This Year's Mardi Gras Indians Suits


The word has gone out to the Whole Wide Creation, and the weather forecast looks downright mild. So, as of now, plans are holding for Super Sunday to go off on Central City as planned*. This year, the annual parade and festival at A.L. Davis Park (Washington and LaSalle) is conveniently followed the next day by St. Joseph's Night, which is the last time Indians mask before retirinf this year's suits.


Today's Events: 8.21.11


August 21, when Nat Turner led free and enslaved blacks in the rebellion of (1831), when the American Bar Association was founded (1878), when The Mona Lisa was stolen by an employee of the Louvre (1911), when President Eisenhower swore in Hawaii as the 50th state of the Union (1959), when Hayden Panettire was born (1989), and when Leon Trotsky died (1940).


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