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November 25th

Pelicans v. Suns

Talking Stick Resort Arena, 8p.m.

Pheonix takes on New Orleans



Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games


Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


Jon Cleary

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

British-born keyboardist’s groove is all New Orleans


Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermitt weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early


November 26th


Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games



Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.

American indie film


Ed Volker

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

The Radiators lead man


The Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Ft. Johnny Vidacovich and special guests


Cornhole Thursdays in the Courtyard

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Celebrate Turkey Day with cornhole


November 27th

Pelicans v. Clippers

Staples Center, 9:30p.m.



New Orleans Suspects

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Old fashioned neighborhood party


Royal T

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Also ft. Painted Hands and Vapo Rats


Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Classsic Nola jams


James Hall

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rock singer and guitarist


Young Jeezy

Republic, 10p.m.

Album release party


November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque

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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