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LUNDI

April 24th

Zurich Golf Classic

City Park, 11AM

Kick off to a 4-day stop on the PGA Championship tour

 

Crystal Energy Healing & Dream Play

1112 Mandeville St., 2PM

Talk dreams and crystals

 

Andrew Jackson Hotel Ghost Hunt

Andrew Jackson Hotel, 4PM

Sleepover ghost tour at the infamous hotel

 

International Sculpture Day

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 5:30PM

Artists Tara Conley, Rachel David, and Ashley Pridmore will discuss their work

 

Big Easy Entertainment Awards

The Orpheum Theater, 6PM

29th annual event

 

New Orleans Baby Cakes

Shrine On Airline, 7PM

Baby Cakes go up against the Omaha Storm Chasers

 

Movie Screening: La Bataille de Solférino

Cafe Istanbul, 7PM

French film about the 2012 presidential election, following Macron and Le Pen's victories during this weekend's round one

 

Cacao Ceremony

Nola Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Set intentions for the Full Moon and share a cacao elixir

 

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues

Carver Club, 8PM

Hosted by the bar's owner Miss Judy Hill

MARDI

April 25th

Earth Day Celebration

City Park, 4PM

Kiddie crafts, cooking demos, native plant sale, yoga, and more

 

April Hobnobber

The Country Club, 5:30PM

Sip and socialize, with complimentary wine and live music

 

Movie Screening: Ipileaye

Ashé Cac, 6PM

Story of the creation of the world 

 

Pony Up for Horses

Eiffel Society, 6PM

A benefit to aid horses in need

 

Vinyasa & Vino

Nola Yoga Loft, 6:30PM

All-levels yoga following by wine and dinner

 

Swing in the Oaks

City Park, 7PM

Annual free outdoor concert feat. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

 

New Moon Medicine Circle

Yes, Yoga., 7:30PM

Celebrate the cycle with visualizations, meditations, journaling, ritual, and group energy healing

 

Aaron Cohen Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local faves, feat. Danny Abel Band, Shhh

 

High Profile | New Orleans Nightlife Awards

Sidney's Saloon, 10PM

Celebrate NOLA's nightlife with Garlic Junior, Jassy, and DJ Visqueen

MERCREDI

April 26th

Wednesdays at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5PM

Feat. Flow Tribe and Robin Barnes

 

Blackout Poetry Workshop

Norman Mayer Branch Library, 5PM

Teen poetry event in blackout poetry of public library books

 

Evenings with Enrique

City Park, 5PM

Feat. Raphael Bas

 

Vietnamese Style Crawfish Boil

Black Penny, 6PM

The famous boil across from Armstrong Park returns

 

Paradigm Pizza & Pies

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Urban farm hosts outdoor dinner, with Ancora Pizzeria

 

Eat Your Science

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Alton Brown live

 

Movie Screening: Annie Hall

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Rooftop screening of the Woody Allen classic

 

Sound Observatory New Orleans: The Shape of Jazz to Come

Three Keys, 9PM

This month's event features Ashlin Parker Trio 

JEUDI

April 27th

 

NOLA Distilling Co. Grand Opening

NOLA Distilling Company, 3PM

Live music from Colin Lake, food from Frencheeze & La Cocinita food trucks

 

Movie Screening: Jazz Fest Shorts

The Old U.S. Mint, 6PM

Films from the inaugural 1970 Jazz Fest

 

Threadhead Thursday

City Park Botanical Gardens, 6PM

Feat. Marcia Ball, Brass-a-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show

 

Sum 41 & Pierce the Veil

House of Blues, 6:30PM

The 'We Will Detonate!' tour

 

International Jazz Day

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, 7PM

Celebration of jazz music and its influence

 

Jazz & Heritage Gala

Hyatt Regency, 7PM

19th annual benefit feat. a Neville Family Funktion and more

 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Birmingham band promotes second album "Sea of Noise" 

Voodoo Drops 2016 Lineup


As the mercury rises, thoughts are already turning to fall. Fortunately, there is lots to look forward to. Today, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience revealed their lineup for the Halloween weekend (10.28-10.30) fete. Tool, Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers, Die Antwood, and Les Claypool are just a few of the big names on the 2016 roster. 


Spring Lineup for Wednesday at the Square Drops


The next week of Carnival is sure to be a blur, but after the bleachers at Lafayette Square come down, a stage will go up. The Young Leadership Council (YLC) Wednesdays at the Square series is slated to return March 2nd. Today, organizers revealed the season’s schedule.


Greased!

Galactic & Tip's Team Up for The Landing



Regardless of Drew Brees’ shoulder, New Orleanians are guaranteed at least one touch-down this weekend. The Landing fest is is bringing music to the lakefront on Saturday (9.26) and Sunday (9.27).


Runnin' on the River

Rock n' Roll Marathon Returns Sunday (Route, Closures)



Before the debauchery of Carnival begins in full, New Orleanians are taking to the streets for a healthier parade. On Sunday (1.24), the annual Rock n’ Roll Marathon is back in town. More than 15,000 runners are expected to cover the 26.2-mile, 12.1-mile races, and new 10k races. The runs step off at 7 a.m. from Camp and Poydras St. The pounding of the pavement won't be the only sound, however, as a band will be playing on every mile of the course.


Make a Joyous Noise

New Year's Music Rundown



Many New Orleanians were so caught up in the holiday season that they did not even consider what to do on New Year’s Eve. For those undecided, NOLA has lots of music to offer. NoDef’s crack Listings Editor, Ashley Rouen, put together a roundup of all the show’s to usher in the year 2015 with.


War Song

Gambling Battles Southern at Dome Tonight (Videos)



There’s no question: NOLA’s got brass. So, the nation’s top marching band showdown fits right within the beat of the city. Tonight, ‘da Dome plays host to the Annual Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands. The event provides an intense hour plus of music and theatrics as two of the country’s best units face off.


Brass Menagerie: WWOZ Leads Super Second Line


WWOZ is in the midst of their fall funds drive cum celebration of New Orleans music. In appropriate fashion, there will be a massive second line on Saturday (11.08) to mark the occasion. Tonight, ten brass bands and a host of carnival marching krewes will form up for the Brass Menagerie Parade.


Today in New Orleans: 03.06.14


Tonight, local jazz drummer Jason Marsalis wows audiences at Snug Harbor, and the Steve Miller Band is making a New Orleans tour stop at the Saenger. On this date in 1867, General Philip Sheridan arrived in New Orleans to command the Fifth Military District during Reconstruction. Now, more to do this Holy Thursday. 


Bayou Classic Parades Today


The Bayou Classic may be a football game by definition, but devotees know that it's all about the bands. Those who do not have the opportunity to watch the Battle of the Bands at 'da Dome have a second chance to hear the music during today's Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade.


My Spilt Milk: Big Gigantic


From My Spilt Milk, by Brian Sibille

Jam bands age like any rock stars. The greats get older alongside fans, both eventually burnt out to some degree by now. The genre surely isn't dead as this weekend's Widespread Panic shows illustrate, but at American music festivals - Voodoo included - would keep the jam band culture's woozy, extended spirit alive in the bleeps and bloops of electronic music?


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Renard Boissiere, Linzi Falk, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via

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Alexis Manrodt


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B. E. Mintz

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