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Jeudi

December 18th

TRAP ft Grandtheft

Republic, 9p.m.

Custom made eclectic house to slay your eardrums

 

Tales of the Toddy

House of Blues, 6:30p.m.

The City’s best bartenders spin up takes on the classic winter drink

 

Roman Street

Ogden After Hours, 6-8p.m.

New flamenco rhythms from Mobile based band

 

Homegrown Night Concert Series

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

Featuring Deltaphonic, The Fake Carls and Noisewater

 

Christmas Organ Spectacular

St. Louis Cathedral, 6p.m.

Featuring Karol Mossakowski, Young Artist in Residence

 

Baroque Christmas

First Baptist Church New Orleans, 7:30p.m.

Glorious holiday music in the Cathedral following the concert series

 

 

Big Deal Burlesque

Siberia, 9p.m.

Roxie le Rouge presents May Hemmer, Nikki LeVillain and more

Vendredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas

Mid-City Theater, 8p.m.

A holiday play complete with speed dating and snuggies

 

Kool and the Gang, Cheap Trick

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Music with legends to kick off 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

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.


Paddle On

NOLA Paddleboards Multiplying the Glide on Bayou, Lake



Bayou St. John and Lake Pontchartrain have been doing to the stand lately.  


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Contributors:

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,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock