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Pulp Party: Bukowski's Birthday Bash

The International House will be hosting a birthday tribute for Charles Bukowski tonight, from 8p.m. to 11p.m. (Bukowski’s actual birthday was August 16th, 1920.)  The event will mimic the style of a writers’ salon, with poetry readings, an open mic, 7’installation art, food and drinks.

Every Man A King

Dead Huey P. Long turns has a birthday at the end of August. Where better to celebrate than the Quarter restaurant bearing his name: Kingfish (337 Chartres Street). On Tuesday (8.11), the downtown destination revealed details of their Third Annual Huey P. Long Birthday Celebration and Look-a-Like Contest. (And, yes, there will be Spud.)

Event to Mark Three Years Since Sinkhole Devastated Bayou Corne

By Lucy Leonard

On August 3, 2012, the lives of the people living on Bayou Corne changed forever. Deep beneath the feet of the city’s citizens, an underground salt dome cavern, owned by Texas Brine Company, collapsed. The event caused the creation of a dangerous sinkhole, which released oil and gases and sucked sediment, trees and more downward. As the now nearly empty community approaches the three-year anniversary of the disaster, documentary filmmaker and New Orleans resident Victoria Greene is hoping to bring the community back together for closure.

Whole Foods Broad Turns One

It seems like yesterday that the concept of putting a Whole Foods on Broad Street seemed absurd. However, the upscale market was built and has thrived in the 300 North Broad location. On Thursday (2.04), the location will celebrate their one year anniversary with a public party.

NOCCA's Birthday Bash

The event titled “The Big 4-Oh!” will appropriately feature representations from all arts. At the center of it all will be co-chairs Terence Blanchard and Robin Burgess. Blanchard’s NOCCA education catapulted him into a distinguished career as a trumpeter and composer. Terence's wife Robin Burgess serves as Blanchard’s business partner and runs an artist management company.

Angels in Disguise

Rolling Elvi Set to Sparkle for Charity at Birthday Party

Elvis would have been all shook up about his 80th birthday yesterday (1.08). While the king never lived to see the 80’s, the decade will serve as the theme of this year’s Krewe of Rolling Elvi’s birthday bash for the King of Rock and Roll.

SOFAB's New Exhibit a CakeWalk

By Ashley Larsen

“Let Them Eat Cake.” The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard) is hosting a debut of photographs from The Birthday Cake Project. The project is the brain child of S. Louise Neal, a local artist, who baked and gave away one free birthday cake a day for the entire month of June. 

Today's Events: 12.23.11

Today Honorable South has a record release party at Euclid, Irvin Mayfield celebrates his birthday at I-Club, and Bingo!/Fleur de Tease join hands to benefit needy children at Tipitinas. In earlier festivities, George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the Army (1783), Hansel und Gretel was first performed, as an opera (1893), Woodrow Wilson created the Federal Reserve (1913), Harry Shearer was born (1943), and it’s Festivus for the rest of us

Happy Birthday to Us!

December 22, a day that will live in infamy, ("More than famous... IN-famous!) Yes, that's right, dear readers, today is NOLA Defender's Birthday! We're a year old, and quite a year its been! Thanks to all of our writers working for drinks and dreams, and to our readers for giving us a reason to redouble efforts.

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