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Today in NOLA 8.28.17

Today, Helen Gillet and Raphael Bas lighten up an otherwise dreary afternoon with some music in the Bacchanal backyard. Learn about astrological natal chart techniques with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. Aurora Nealand plays her recurring gig on Frenchmen, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1990, Mayor Sidney J. Barthelemy promoted his dive into a shark tank at the yet-to-be-opened Aquarium of the Americas. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in NOLA 8.7.17

Today, learn about how to ferment your way to better health. The New Movement will host a no-holds-barred comedy competition. Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho, while Helen Gillet will delight in the Bacchanal backyard. On this day in 1927, the infamous Ursuline Nuns (aka The Casket Girls) arrived in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Monday. 

The Return of the Long Lunch

If you’re looking for some sweet relief from the work week blues, look no further than Bywater watering hole Bacchanal. On Friday (8.4), the premiere spot to wine and dine al fresco offers New Orleanians a very worthwhile excuse to cut out of work and get the weekend started early with a midday feast with Wayward Owl Brewing Company.

Today in NOLA 7.31.17

Today, learn about the monster-hunting antics in Larry Correia's latest book or test your luck at Lefty Lucy's weekly burlesque bingo. NOLA's own August Alsina will take the HOB stage, while Helen Gillet will delight in the Bacchanal backyard. On this day in 2007, the Lower Ninth Ward raised musician Oliver Morgan, best known for his hit "Who Shot the La La," passed away. Now, more to do this Monday.  


Today in NOLA 5.27.17

Today, get prepared to have your mind blown by an myriad of mystical films on Bar Redux's covered patio. Check out the Jasen Weaver Band, express yourself at an open mic, or shake what your mama gave ya to Trey Songz. On this day in 1893, the remains of Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederate States Of America, were exhumed and then eventually moved to the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today in NOLA 5.13.17

Today, catch the “slowest second line on earth” with Brennan’s annual turtle parade. Drink pink at Bacchanal’s 8th annual Rosé Fest. Castillo Blanco opens it’s doors for over 13 hours of drag, while The Chainsmokers will play the arena. On this day in 1938, Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “When the Saints Go Marching In,” in New York. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today In NOLA 12.16.15

Today in New Orleans, catch the Free Italian Wine Tasting at Bacchanal then cheer on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team as they take on China in the last game of their victory tour at the Superdome. Get your holiday gift shopping done at Propeller’s Green Gifts Holiday Market. In Utah, the Pelicans will take on the Jazz. Back in 1935, the deceased Huey P. Long was getting a bridge dedicated to him a mere three months following his death. Now, more on what to do this N'awlins eve. 

Drinking Culture

Vignette: A Night at Bacchanal

Gentle reader, if you’re trying to do anything at all, everything is a race against time. I was trying to see Helen Gillet play at Bacchanal on Monday night before the booze robbed me of my faculties to appreciate the wine and music to come. I’d been on a barstool all afternoon in Mid-City before our friend DJ Dino from WWOZ scooped me up in his car. The race was on! It was going to be close. 

Bacchanal to Premiere Web Series with Focus on Sound Ordinance

Arriving as early as Friday morning, the folks at Bacchanal hope to launch a new web series that ranges in topics around the food and music scene in New Orleans. Tentatively titled "Bacchanal After Hours," co-owner Beau Ross promises this series to be "an intimate conversation about food, wine, music, the Bywater and the new New Orleans with a particular focus on the young people changing the culinary and artistic landscape [of the city.]"  In the series, Ross will give the interviewee a chance to choose his favorite wine to swill as the conversation flows.

Today in New Orleans 4.01.13

It's April Fools' Day, but there's some serious fun to be had tonight from Uptown to the Bywater. Lent has come and gone, and it’s time to celebrate with Dyngus Day NOLA! Catch some comedy in the Quarter, cello at Bacchanal, and more. On this day in 2001, Harry Connick Jr. narrated CBS’ documentary “Pistol Pete: The Life and Times of Pete Maravich.” Now, more to do this Easter Monday.

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