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Samedi

May 30th

Oyster Fest

Woldenburg Park

Fun on the halfshell

 

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Brassfunk pioneers still have it

 

Khris Royal

Maple Leaf,

Sax-master plays avant-garde jazz

 

NOLAW
One Eyed Jack’s

Ladies arm wrestling returns

 

Jim Roche

Ogden, 2p.m.

Artist acts as his own own psychiatrist

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market

            

Vietnamese Farmers Market

14401 Alcee Fortier Blvd, 6-9a.m.

Produce, meat, groceries & more in NO East

 

DJ Soul Sister presents HUSTLE!

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.

Rare groove dance party in its 10th year

Dimanche

May 31st

Oyster Fest

Woldenburg Park

Fun on the halfshell

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Local country songstress

             

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10p.m.

NOLA classics & modern covers with some seri ous funk ($10)

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, X p.m.

B3 Master with Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste

Bayou Boogaloo Sunday Schedule


The Fest Gods have finally bestowed a sunny day upon us. Tie to get your Boogaloo on up in Bayou St.John. Four stages this year means even more music. Today's lineup includes Mike Dillon, Dumpstaphunk, the 101 Runners, Colin Lake, and the TBC Brass Band. Click on through for the full schedule.


New at the Boogaloo: Floating Bars, Kayak Races


Stash a six-pack in your kayak. The tenth annual Bayou Boogaloo kicks off today 5.15) and the party continues through Sunday (5.17). A virtual village will spring up on the banks of Bayou St. John, from Lafitte Street to Dumaine Street to sate all of the senses of fest goers.


Much Ado About the Boogaloo: Lineup Released


The “little festival that could” is returning from May 15-17. This weekend, the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo released their 2015 schedule. Bold faced names like Mannie Fresh, the New Orleans Suspects, Wild Magnolias, and an all-star team assembled by Mike Dillon pepper the roster.


Second Line Alert: Keep N It Real


The sun is out and the weather is perfect for a second line. The Keep-N-It-Real Social Aide and Pleasure Club is set to celebrate their 15th anniversary with a parade through the 6th and 7th Wards that begins by the banks of Bayou St. John.


Thorn on the Bayou: NOPD Seek Suspect in Daytime Break-In


The New Orleans Police Department are investigating another daytime crime this week. There are plenty of clues in an afternoon Bayou St. John home invasion and detectives are releasing images in the hope that the public can help.


Give 'Em Hellenic!

Bayou Goes Greek at Cathedral's Annual Fest



The time has come to let the Greek flag fly. This Memorial Day (May 23-25) weekend marks the 41st annual Greek Festival held on the Bayou-side grounds of the Holy Trinity Cathedral and Hellenic Cultural Center (1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.).


Boogaloo View

Bayou St. John Fest's Final Day in Photos



The Bayou Boogaloo closed out another year Sunday with the annual Rubber Duck Derby, and sounds from Rosie Ledet and the Cardinal Sons, among other musical practitioners. NoDef photographers Brandon Robert and Rachel June were on the scene.


Democracy on the Bayou

Residents Debate Uses of Bayou St. John, Talk Master Plan



The Greener Bayou St. John Coalition held its third “uses of the bayou” meeting Monday night at a residence in the Parkview Neighborhood.  The group, made up of area residents and neighborhood association representatives, intends to create a Bayou St. John Master Plan to present to the city.  


Please Stand Bayou

Group to Bayou St. John: Just Act Natural



“Historically speaking, the bayou was the recipient of a lot of things,” LSU Sea Grant scientist Rusty Gaudé said at a recent meeting of the Greener Bayou St. John Coalition.  And the room filled with the bayou’s old dirty secrets.


Second Lines Return with Keep-N-It-Real By the Bayou


Sunday second lines return this week after a brief pause for a worthy Carnival. The Keep-N-It-Real Social Aide and Pleasure Club is set to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a parade through the 6th and 7th Wards that begins by the banks of Bayou St. John.


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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

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Film Critic

Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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