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Today in NOLA: 8.28.14

Are the Saints ready for the real season? Make your judgements tonight, when they play the Baltimore Ravens in the final game of the preseason. Tonight’s your last chance to catch Bug at the Shadowbox. In music, Terence Higgins and Cliff Hines team up for an inspired duo performance and the band with the most interesting resume in indie rock arrives at the BEATnik. Tonight’s picks are enlightening:

Today in NOLA: 8.14.14

Give the weekend a tasteful early welcome with live music in City Park and at the Ogden Museum this evening. Bug returns to Allways Lounge for its second weekend. Plus, two options for fans of independent country music tonight. Twenty years ago today, the Neville Brothers performed at the final day of Woodstock '94, which itself commemorated the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival in 1969. More events and details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.6.14

This evening, share a glass of wine and a smart conversation with a trio of NOLA women journalists at Pearl Wine Company. Mustered Courage summon up alternative bluegrass from Down Under at the BEATnik tonight, and legendary 60s pop singer Frankie Valli plays the Saenger. Happy birthday to Rebirth Brass Band trombonist Stafford Agee, celebrating his 44th. Details and more events happening tonight:

Today in NOLA: 7.29.14

Georgia singer-songwriter and probable wildflower Ruby the RabbitFoot plays the BEATnik tonight. Plus, swing by the Howlin Wolf for live, free comedy, or join Community Records for a DIY rock’n’roll lineup at Hey! Cafe. On this day in 1862, Confederate spy Belle Boyd was arrested by Union forces. She was awarded the Southern Cross of Honor for passing information to General Stonewall Jackson. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 7.14.14

Bonne Fête Nationale! Bastille Day, or le 14 juillet, honors one of the first events of the French Revolution: the 1789 storming of the Bastille fortress in Paris. If you’re not exhausted from the past weekend’s celebrations, party with Mardi Gras Indians at Cafe Istanbul tonight or join the Museum of the American Cocktail for connoisseur cocktails at the Windsor Court.

Today in NOLA: 7.12.14

It’s not Bastille Day ‘til Monday, but New Orleans celebrates today with festivals downtown, in Midcity, and at the Children’s Museum. OUTTakes Film Festival continues, including a late-night John Waters screening. Tonight, Marissa Nadler performs at the BEATnik and Ballzack, Odoms, and company come to One Eyed Jacks. Click through for details:

Today in NOLA: 7.9.14

Shotgun Cinema returns to the Marigny Opera House this evening for a special screening. Plus, rock bands The Donkeys and The Dear Hunter make a stop in New Orleans. Happy birthday to Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, who celebrates his 42nd birthday today. Read on for more details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.12.14

This Thursday, join Press Street for a celebration of diverse modern families and local tattoo artists for an exhibition of contemporary body art. On this day in 1912, Allen Parish was incorporated in southwest Louisiana. Read on for more tonight—there’s ice cream!

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