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Samedi

April 19th

Booksigning with Arita Bohannan

Gallery Burguieres (7 p.m.)

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

 

Crescent City Classic

Loyola Ave. and Poydras (8 a.m.)

Annual 10k Ends near City Park 

 

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  

 

Mystikal

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 

 

Dimanche

April 20th

Gay Easter Parade

Armstrong Park (4:30 p.m.)

Official Gay Easter parade rolls through the French Quarter

 

Goodchildren Easter Parade

Press & St. Claude (1:30 p.m.)

The Social Aide & Pleasure Club throws their annual parade through the Bywater

 

Todd Snider 

Tipitina’s (7:30 p.m.)

Folk-rock and Americana 

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

Krown, Batiste, and Washington every Sunday 

 

French Quarter Easter Parade

Canal & Bourbon St. (1 p.m.)

Chris Owens leads the charge            

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf- The Den (10 p.m.)

Premiere NOLA brass with hip-hop, R&B and more 

Obamacare Marketplace Nets Less Than 400 Signups in Louisiana


The White House released the first round of data for the federally-run marketplace on Wednesday, and the numbers were looking sickly. Amid the website snafus and confusion about whether people who already have insurance will be able to keep it, 387 people signed up for a plan with the federally-run insurance marketplace via healthcare.gov in the website's first month of operation, according to federal data.


Obama Makes Port in New Orleans


President Barack Obama needed a break from his usual surroundings up north this week, where he felt like he just wasn't being understood. So, as many people have before, he came to New Orleans Friday to soak in some local hospitality.


Obama Will Speak at Port of New Orleans


POTUS will be making port in the Crescent City on Friday. President Barack Obama's already-announced trip to New Orleans will be highlighted by a speech at the Port of New Orleans, according to the White House press office.


Obama to Hold Event in New Orleans


Barack Obama is coming back to New Orleans. Air Force One will touch down in the New Orleans area on Fri., Nov. 8, for "an event on the economy," White House spokesman Jay Carney said late this week. There was no immediate word on where the prez will appear, or who will accompany him. But he's already getting appeals for places stop.


Polite Clears First Senate Hurdle


Kenneth Polite's Senate confirmation process is smooth sailing so far. A U.S. Senate committee signed off on the nominee to become the U.S. Attorney for the New Orleans area. Polite picked up a favorable report from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now, the New Orleans native's nomination will head to the full U.S. Senate for a vote.


Vitter Seeks Obamacare for POTUS, Congress


David Vitter wants to give Obamacare to Obama. The junior Louisiana senator and friends say they're working on new legislation that would close an exemption in the Affordable Care Act that allows member of Congress and other pols to receive subsidies for health care coverage. The Senators say it is in the name of equality and fairness, and not trying to cripple the health care legislation with even more costs, or stick it to their elected brethren.


Landrieu, Vitter Call on POTUS to Help Pregnant Women Eat More Seafood


Mary Landrieu, David Vitter and 18 of their U.S. Senate colleagues have a message for pregnant women that anyone in South Louisiana could understand: Eat more seafood. In turn, the U.S. Senators from the Gulf seafood capital are urging President Barack Obama to update FDA standards that urge pregnant women to satisfy those cravings with more food that once swam.


Fugate-aboudit!: Landrieu, Vitter Tell Obama to Keep FEMA Head


Louisiana's two U.S. Senators don't want to see the head of FEMA get a promotion, but it's not because of the usual complaints about the disaster management agency that came in for heavy criticism after the Federal Flood. U.S. Sens. David Vitter and Mary Landrieu sent a joint letter to the president Monday urging him not to give Craig Fugate a Cabinet post because his work on flood maps isn't done.


Lindy Boggs Funeral Set, Flags Lowered


The late Lindy Boggs will get a send-off fitting of the giant legacy she left in New Orleans this week. On Monday, Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered flags across the state flown at half-mast for the Congresswoman from New Orleans and ambassador, who died Saturday at the age of 97. On Thursday, dignitaries, family and friends, will celebrate the life of the longtime French Quarter resident at her home parish of St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square.


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