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Jeudi

March 5th

Jyl Benson and Sam Hanna
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
New book focuses on New Orleans' Casual Restaurant Recipes

 

Bounce ft. Sissy Nobby

Republic, 10p.m.

Wobble, baby

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Rouler, 10p.m.

Enjoy these brass rebels and a game of pool!

 

Greensky Bluegrass

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

This Michigan quintet knows how to rock bluegrass

 

Taylor 2

Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.

Dance troupe of famous dancer Paul Taylor performs 3 nights in a row

Vendredi

March 6th

Six Years of Beers

NOLA Brewing Co, 5:30p.m.

Release of the 6th Anniversary Ale (a sour ale this year) ft. music with Tauk, Gravity A, New Orleans Suspects

 

Gogol Bordello

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Gypsy Punk band from the Lower East Side

 

Francisco Goldman

Tulane Auditorium, 6p.m.

Academic all-star chats about Interior Circuit

 

Celtics v. Pelicans

SKC, 7p.m

 

Mario Cart Challenge

Republic, Doors 10p.m., free before 12 w/ college ID

Multiple N64s set up for the annual Mario Kart Challenge - compete to win a section and bottle of booze; music by DJ G

Samedi

March 7th

Julia Street

Monthly art crawl, 6-9p.m.

 

Haiku With Ghosts

Foundation Gallery, 6-10p.m.

Opening reception for Demond Matsuo’s new show

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 1 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

 

Jim Roche: Culture Mechanic

Ogden, 6p.m.

Opening of acclaimed retrospective

 

Grizzlies v. Pelicans

SKC, 6p.m.

 

Katt Williams

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Popular comedian on his Born Again...Again tour

 

Tank and the Bangas

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Local spoken wordsmiths exude creativity through song

Dimanche

March 8th

Tobymac, Mandisa, & Capital Kings

Saenger Theater, 7p.m.

Grammy Award Winners on tour w/ electronic pop duo the Capital Kings

 

Bo Burnham (Sold Out)

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Wunderkind comedian wombed on the web

 

Glen David Andrews

Botanical Gardens, 4p.m.

Party in the Garden with Andrews and Swamp Donkeys

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 2 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

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.


Car Found in Bayou St. John


A car was found in Bayou St. John in Mid-City overnight, according to NOPD. About 12:35 a.m., the car was reported in the water near the corner of Moss and Bell Sts.


Cabbies Targeted in 2 Robberies Near Fair Grounds


A pair of cabbies were targeted in violent robberies near the Fair Grounds over the last week, according to NOPD. Detectives believe the same suspect is responsible for both attacks, and are looking to identify him.


Bayou St. John Waters Receding After Lake Lift


The waters around New Orleans usually don't rise until spring runoff comes down the Mighty Mississippi, but Bayou St. John was looking much higher than normal Wednesday in Mid-City. Despite relatively dry weather, water was lapping up higher than normal onto the grass toward end of the Bayou near Orleans Ave. According to the Orleans Levee District, the water was coming from Lake Pontchartrain.


Car Goes into Bayou St. John


Updated 11:45 a.m.

NOPD responded to reports that a car was driven into Bayou St. John on Monday night, according to officer Frank Robertson III. About 9:15 p.m., the NOPD dive team was dispatched to the corner of Harrison Ave. and Wisner Blvd., Robertson said.


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock