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April 17th

Jazz in the Park

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

This year’s free concert series kicks off with Fifth Ward Weebie, the Landry-Walker Marching Band, and Glen David Andrews  


Umphrey's McGee

Civic Theatre (7 p.m.)

with Lionize


Tuba Skinny

Ogden Museum (5:30 p.m.)

After Hours with food from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering, drinks, and more. Admission is $10  


Concerts in the Courtyard

Historic New Orleans Collection (6 p.m.)

French Quarter happy hour, with cocktails and music! This week, featuring the New Orleans Nightingales


The Breton Sound

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

with Pinkerton


Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock n Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

Zydeco Night!


Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule (11 p.m.)

Brass band jam on Magazine Street!


April 18th

Sirens Album Release

Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)

With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more  


Nigel Hall and Friends 

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

with Eric Bolivar, Andrew Block, Eric Bloom, and Eric Vogel 


Uptown Get Down feat. Chicken George

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more


Ellis Marsalis Quartet

Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs  


Singin' in the Rain Screening

NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)

Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together  



House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour  


Guitar Lightnin' Lee

Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)

Bluesy New Orleans guitar   


April 19th

Booksigning with Arita Bohannan

Gallery Burguieres (7 p.m.)

Author reads and signs copies of crime drama ‘Docket 76’  


Easter Keg Hunt


NOLA Brewing (1 p.m.)

?Scavenger hunt beginning at the taproom, to benefit Gulf Restoration Network 


Gaynielle Neville

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

CD Release Party  



Howlin’ Wolf (9:30 p.m.)

Plus YMCMB Flow, G Unit’s Kidd Kidd, 5th Ward Weebie, and 3D Natee


SwampGrease feat. Nigel Hall & Terence Higgins 

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Andrew Block, Eric Vogel, Erica Falls, Kendrick Marshall, plus John Lisi and Delta Funk


Shoebox Lounge

Shadowbox Theatre (8 p.m.)

Shoes, booze, and prostitutes


Earth Day Fest

Armstrong Park (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Green Business Expo, music, and more from La. Bucket Brigade 


HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.- 3 a.m.)

Rare grooves from the '70's every Saturday 


Corey Henry's Treme Funktet

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Local trombonist and his band play traditional NOLA music, from blues, to jazz, to gospel 


Marigny Mugger Strikes Twice

Police are looking for the culprit (pictured) behind a pair of robberies that happened early Saturday morning in the Marigny. The two incidents happened within less than an hour, starting around 1:30 a.m.

Canal St. Attack Suspects Sought

Police are searching for Jamie Gilmore and Daniel Kelly, two men who are suspected of attacking a man at 8 Canal Street, according to NOPD. The incident occurred on February 21, and the suspects are pictured. 

Marigny: Masked Man Robs Subway (VIDEO)

On Sunday, February 23, around 5:30 p.m., a masked man robbed the Subway at 2500 St. Claude Avenue. The entire incident was caught on surveillance, and NOPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect. 

CBD: Quintet Wanted for Pair of Armed Robberies (Video)

NOPD detectives are looking for a group of five robbers who struck twice in the CBD over the weekend. During one of the incidents, a victim suffered a graze gunshot wound, police said.

Christmas Crimes

One Shooting, Two Stabbings, & Many Muggings

Christmas may have been a holy night, but it was not a silent night for the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department. The NOPD responded to over a dozen felonies from the LGD to the Chef. A drive-by shooting provided a stark reminder of systemic crime, and a series of armed cast a pallor over the holiday.

Marigny Robbery Video Released by NOPD

A Thursday morning mugging in the Marigny was caught on video, and police are hoping the footage helps catch the suspect. The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Spain Street. A 24-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk, and noticed he was being followed.

Rob, Repeat: NOPD Seeking 1 Suspect in 2 CBD Stickups (VIDEO)

A CBD robber decided he had so much success, he would go back for seconds. On Wednesday night, detectives believe one man is responsible for a pair of robberies that happened within minutes of each other on Carondelet and Magazine Streets.

Teen Missing, Min Moon Robbed (PHOTOS)

The digital era has allowed the NOPD to tack up more wanted posters than Wyatt Earp. Today was no exception as the forensics folks gave us a twofer. In the East, they released a frame-by-frame breakdown of an armed robbery at Chinese restaurant. In the Seventh Ward, police are searching for a missing teen.

Broadway Hustle: Robbery at The Mushroom Caught on Video

Video of last week's robbery at The Mushroom emerged on Tuesday. Unlike the cross-dressed chaos of last year's stickup at the Tulane-area record store and emporium in the 1000 block of Broadway, this job was a fairly mellow affair. About 11:30 p.m., a man with a rag over part of his face and a gun tucked into his waistband walked in to the store and told a female clerk to hand over money.

Tulane-Area Record Store Robbed

A Tulane record store was robbed for the second time in a year on Thursday. Tulane police say the manager of The Mushroom (1000 Broadway St.) was held up at gunpoint about 11:20 p.m. last night.

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