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Rosa Keller Library (5:00-9:00 PM)
My House NOLA presents a rolling food vendor mini festival
Maple Leaf (8:00PM)
Feel the Mardi Gras Indian beat with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Rebirth Brass Band
Crescent City Farmers Market
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
The Antenna Gallery (7:00 PM)
A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and WWOZ
Jewish Community Center (7:30 PM)
The second evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Catch the Indie rockers on their North American tour
Today in New Orleans 5.18.13
After you finish hearing the Dalai Lama deliver Tulane’s keynote address, head to Bayou Boogaloo in Mid City. Later, check out DJ Soul Sister’s weekly gig on St. Claude, or enjoy some funk rock at Flow Tribe’s CD release party. On this day in 1896, Plessy vs. Ferguson established the constitutionality of segregation with “separate but equal” reasoning. Now, more to do this Saturday.
Bikes and Brass at Bayou Boogaloo Second Line
Instead of walking or guzzling gas, take two wheels to Bayou Boogaloo on Sunday and join in Bike Easy’s bicyle second line. Beginning at 11am, cyclists will meet at the foot of Bayou St. John at Lafitte and Jeff Davis, and they’ll enjoy some brass while they pedal along with Bone Tone and Pocket Aces.
Today in New Orleans 5.17.13
Today, see the Dalai Lama live streamed on O.C. Haley. Bayou Boogaloo kicks off a zero-trash bash, the LPO performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, and more. On May 17, 1954, Louisiana was forced by Brown v. Board to desegregate all of the schools. Now, more to do this Friday.
Today in New Orleans 4.21.13
From the Treme, to Metairie, to the West Bank, New Orleanians are second linin’, parading, and pinching in the name of tradition. Over on Bayou St. John, get in touch with your inner environmentalist at Earth Day Fest. On this day in 1804, Louisiana’s last French Governor, Laussat, left New Orleans. Now, more to do this Sunday.
Bucket Brigade Brings Earth Day by the Bayou
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade has been keeping busy with benzene leaks and bayou blazes, but they’re putting down their clipboards for tomorrow’s eco-friendly festival. Join local nonprofits at tomorrow’s Earth Day Fest and Green Business Expo on Bayou St. John. Dumpstaphunk is headlining, and guests can become better earth keepers in between all the eating, kayaking, and merrymaking.
Parade Watch: Stepping Out for a Pussyfooter, Second Line By the Bayou
The Italian American marchers aren't the only ones hitting the streets this weekend. From Audbon Park to Bayou St. John, a pair of parades are set to roll out the good times. In the meantime, marchers will also be helping to say "f*ck cancer," and keep it real.
Today in New Orleans 3.3.13
Today, catch the fab four at the Mid City Theatre, folk-punk-bluegrass at Siberia, and some New Orleans funk on Oak Street. On this day in 1999, the Neville brothers performed “Mona Lisa” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Now, more to do this Sunday.
Bayou Find: Prehistoric Artifacts Discovered Near Bayou St. John
Before the nutria ruled Bayou St. John, other tribes flourished on the historic waterway. Recently, archaeologists working for FEMA discovered some of the only prehistoric artifacts of their kind along the banks of the slow river. Among the artifacts were pottery sherds dating to 300-400 AD.
ATM Jacked from Bayou St. John Store (VIDEO)
Two men headed to Soprano's Meat Market early Thursday morning to get some money out. But instead of using their card, they took the whole ATM. Video obtained by police shows a white truck back up to the store. The pair break into the store, located in the 2700 block of Ursulines Avenue, by attaching a chain from their truck to the front door.
Bayou St. John Butchers Offer Their Black and Gold Season Predictions
For years now, the owners of Terranova's Supermarket have been making predictions on the seasonal performance of our beloved Saints and more often than not, they're pretty accurate. NOLA Defender had a chance to sit down with Benjamin "Benny" Terranova, owner of the market/butcher shop, to discuss the nature of his predictions and of course - how he thinks the Saints will do in the 2012-13 season.
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