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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
Sarracenias and Soul for Mother's Day in New Orleans
From old-fashioned florists to unbeatable brunches and even to a performance by the mama of soul herself, Irma Thomas, New Orleans' maternal instincts are on full display this weekend for Mother's Day.
Morning Monkey Break Shuts Down Audubon Zoo
One Audubon Zoo monkey apparently decided to try out life with other primates this morning. An adventuresome, 33-lb. Colubus monkey named Kivuli escaped from his enclosure at 10:17am., forcing the zoo to shut down for nearly an hour.
Audubon Zoo Goes Green for Earth Fest
by Elaina Patton
The Audubon Nature Institute will be hosting “a party for conservation” dubbed "Earth Fest" this Saturday, March 16th. From 10am to 5 pm, visitors will canoodle with representatives from local non-profits, businesses, and government agencies for the purpose of green education. Attendees can peruse food and craft vendors, musical festivities, and a game that encourages children to seek out answers to pressing environmental questions.
Audubon Zoo Welcomes Luke James to 10th Soul Fest
Get ready to slide into the soulful culture of New Orleans’ rich heritage at the Audubon Zoo this weekend at the 10th Annual Soul Fest. In this celebration of African American culture, attendees will enjoy two days of live performances by local jazz, R&B, and gospel artists, Greek Stomp shows, and some of the best soul food in the city. Of course, Audubon's incredible animal exhibits will stay open throughout the fest.
Today in New Orleans 11.03.12
From Audubon Zoo to Chartres and Montegut, festivals are offering revelers New Orleans' traditional food and music all day. Hop on your bike for the Alley Cat Bike Race meeting at Jackson Square, and see Les Mis tonight in the Tremé. Happy Birthday to local jazz legend John Boutte, born November 3, 1958. Now, a roundup of Saturday’s events.
Boudin at the Zoo: Louisiana Swamp Festival This Weekend
Contrary to what the national media often purports, most New Orleans residents don't interact with the swamp on a daily basis. Luckily, the Audubon Zoo holds the Louisiana Swamp Festival every year to honor our moss-covered roots. It’s the 28th annual event this weekend, and everyone is invited to come out for Cajun music, and a bevy of fried delights, educational activities, live animal feedings, and more.
Gator Thieves Nabbed
The baby gator thieves have been snapped up. On July 4, two men broke into the Audubon Zoo Swamp Gift Shop and plundered a pod of ten baby alligators from their display tank, police said. Nine of the gators were eventually recovered, but the thieves remained on the loose until Wednesday. One of the alleged gator grabbers, 20-year-old Kawayne Powell, turned himself in yesterday at 10 a.m. to the Second District Police Station, police said this afternoon. The other alleged thief, 29-year-old Rodney L. Thornton, was less compliant when he was apprehended last night.
Pilfered Pod: Gators Returned After Theft at Zoo
by Shay Sokol
A congregation of baby gators were sprung from the zoo last week, but their trip out of the tank was cut short after the thieves dumped the reptiles in the Irish Chanel. On Independence Day, the Audubon Zoo Swamp Gift Shop was broken into and 10 baby alligators were stolen from their tank, New Orleans police said. The next day, a woman saw two men get out of a car and drop a plastic storage bin containing 8 baby alligators outside her home on the corner of Soraparu and Rousseau Streets in the Irish Chanel.
Today in New Orleans: 5.13.12
Today, NOLA Veggie Fest gets even sexier in the Marigny, the Original Big 7 second line through downtown and the LPO gets a visit from Kermit Ruffins. Happy Birthday to trombonish Revert "Peanut" Andrews (1971). Be sure to call on your mama before heading out to these:
SoulFest Vamps at Audubon Zoo This Weekend
Audubon Zoo is about more than just the wildlife this weekend as the animal kingdom hosts its annual SoulFest. An unofficial kickoff to the many events of its type that are set to dot the calendar between now and JazzFest, this particular fete is focused on African American achievement, with honorees including St. John the Baptist Parish president Natalie Robottom, Loyola prof D. Mjeeda Snead, Dr. accomplished businessman Charles Teamer and South Coast Paper.. And, of course, there will be food and music.
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