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September 2nd

Gentleman’s Agreement

Prytania, 10a.m.

Gregory Peck stars as a journalist 


Culture Collision

US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, 5:30p.m.

65 of New Orlean’s visual and performing arts organizations culturally colliding


The Fritz

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Funk rock from Asheville


Hill Country Hounds

Maple Leaf Bar, 9p.m.

Country rock hailing from the mountains of the USA


Hazy Ray

Howlin’ Wolf, 8:30p.m.

Funk-rock with a New Orleans twist


Major Bacon

Banks St. Bar, 10p.m.

Grammy-nominated jazz and free BLTs


September 3rd


OEJ, 7p.m.

Rock/metal from Olympia, Washington


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 6p.m.

This week ft. Chase Gassaway



Contemporary Arts Center, 7p.m. 

Film screening explores the life a Parisian musician after the peak of his musical career


Bayou International Reggae Night 

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Reggae spun by DJ T



Freret St. Publiq House, 9:30p.m.

The classic Nola crew rocks Freret


Thursdays at Twilight

City Park, 6p.m.

This week ft. Joe Krown Swing Band


September 4th

Mötley Crüe

Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.

The heavy metal band’s final tour


Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music


Saints vs. Packers

Lambeau Field, 6p.m.

Last preseason game



Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Arts and Letters with Thomas Beller


Foundation Free Fridays

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Free evening of music this week ft. Flow Tribe and Stoop Kids


futureBased + Carneyval

Republic, 10p.m. 

Get your electronic fix


September 5th

Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest

Lakefront Arean, 8p.m.

Salt N Pepa, Slick Rick and others take Nola


Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music



Howlin’ Wolf, 9:30p.m.

Naughty Professor + Elysian Feel and more



Bourbon Street Extravaganza

Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, 6p.m.

Free outdoor concert as part of Southern Decadence


Crescent City Farmer’s Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market


September 6th

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Last day to grab some seafood and catch some jams


Mistress America

Prytania, 12p.m.;2p.m.;4p.m.;6p.m.;8p.m.;10p.m.

A college freshman is seduced by her step-sister’s mad schemes


What So Not

Republic, 9p.m.

Australian electronic music project


September Open Mic & Slam

Old Marquer Theater, 6:30p.m.

Monthly slam and fundraiser 


Southern Decadence Walking Parade

Golden Lantern, 2p.m.

Pride and parades

Morning Marigny Mugging

Muggings have continued to plague residents of the Marigny for the last year with little sign of reprieve. On Thursday (8.28), a pedestrian was robbed in a brazen daylight attack. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said that there is now a suspect in the 11a.m. incident.

Smoking & the Gun

No good deed goes unpunished. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are searching for a pair of suspects after a man sitting by the river gave a stranger a light and wound up on the receiving end of an armed robbery on Monday (8.17).

Crime Night

The last 24 hours saw crime in the city spike. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)’s Major Offense Log (MOL) reports that in the period of time spanning from Thursday (8.13) night into Friday (8.14) morning the Crescent City was struck by eight Armed Robberies, two Unclassified Deaths, and a carjacking.

Walgreens at Elysian & St. Claude Held Up (Video)

Since the Federal Flood, the Walgreens on the corner of Elysian Fields and St. Claude Avenue has functioned as a de facto supermarket for several neighborhoods. Unfortunately on Sunday (8.09), the institution was the scene of an armed robbery.

Bandits Hit Bywater Bodega Again

Jimmy’s Corner Grocery (4201 Dauphine Street) is revered in the Bywater for supplying late night necessities to locals. However, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported that in the early hours of Tuesday (8.04) morning, the neighborhood institution was the victim of an attempted armed robbery.

Suspect Sought in Palmer Park Mugging

One thief did not quite realize that in the digital age Big Brother is always watching. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is looking for a suspect who is accused of mugging a woman and then using her plastic to fill up his SUV minutes later.

Pair of Marigny Muggings Overnight

The Marigny Rectangle was the scene of two muggings overnight. The New Orleans Police Department’s (NOPD) Major Offense Log (MOL) reports two armed robberies close to midnight in the booming neighborhood.

Tossed in the Supermarket: Man Clashes With Security Guard, Robs Rouse's

Making groceries is just not enough for some people. At the Rouse’s at North Carrollton Avenue, one man wanted all the greens also. He wasn’t talking about the collard variety. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) says that a robber made off with over eight grand on Thursday (7.17) night.

4:20 Robbery Off Bourbon

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) did not specify the reason that two men ducked off Bourbon Street at 4:20a.m. on the night of early Thursday (7.16) morning. However, authorities do contend that the meeting did not end safely; rather it concluded with an armed robbery.

R-Bar Robbery

Updated 6.03.15

Cops on souped-up golf-carts aside, summer always brings crime.  Early Tuesday (6.02) morning, two men were robbed at gunpoint at the R Bar (1431 Royal Street) according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Other sources describe the incident as set down the block from popular drinkery.

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