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Today in NOLA 9.6.17

Today, discuss New Orleans-focused literature with French author Joshua Lafitte. Anime film Millenium Actress will be screened at Rubber Library & Flower Bodega, while Bar Redux will host an outdoor screening of two Humphrey Bogart classics. Danish singer MØ will rock Tulane's fall concert, open to the public. On this day in 1893, Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault was born in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

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. 


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: 7.18.14

Tales of the Cocktail heads into its third day today—how’s your liver holding out? This evening, L’Alliance Française hosts a make-up outdoor screening of The Artist, and NOMA presents artist biopic Frida and real-life artist Jessica Goldfinch. In local music tonight, catch Maggie Koerner and the Honorable South at One Eyed Jacks or the Stooges Brass Band at Tipitina’s Foundation Free Fridays. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.30.14

This Monday night promises to be a quiet one, unless you’re planning to catch the Metzingers at Siberia. Plus, the Zeitgeist and l’Alliance Francaise present one-off film screenings. On this day in 1870, the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez embarked on a steamboat race; the Lee won. Read on for details tonight:

French Cine-Club Closes with 'Hiroshima Mon Amour'

Monday, August 26 brings a close to the Aliiance-Française's Ciné-Club summer series with a screening of Alain Resnais' early masterpiece Hiroshima Mon Amour. The 1959 film will be playing at Cafe Istanbul in the New Orleans Healing Center at 7 p.m., and will be followed by a discussion in French. 

A Full Tray's Work (PHOTOS)

Bastille Day Waiters & Bartenders Race, Winners Announced

Many of New Orleans' French traditions have faded throughout the years, but the Bastille Day Waiters Race is thriving in the Big Easy. Servers slapped on their funniest, froggiest attire, and headed to the French Market for yesterday's hospitality challenge. Photographer Brandon Robert caught some of the action, and NoDef has the winners.

Sure Fete

Bastille Day NOLA Brings Music, French Cuisine, Food Trucks, and Block Parties

Although the monarchy is alive and well in our Mardi Gras parades, New Orleanians will join France this weekend to celebrate the overthrow of the crown. Kicking off Friday night, festivities will unfold for Bastille Day, also known as France’s Independence Day, observed annually on July 14. 

Today in New Orleans 5.27.13

Happy Memorial Day! In honor of our nation’s veterans, the WWII Museum is offering a day full of free activities. On this day in 1863, two Louisiana regiments made six charges on rebel fortification. A Black Captain named Andre Cailloux was the biggest hero of the day. Now, more to do this Memorial Day.

Song and France

Bastille Day Fête Storms New Orleans This Weekend

We’ve already celebrated our independence as Americans, but this weekend New Orleanians are invited to get in touch with their revolutionary roots and party with the people that pronounce their street names properly.

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