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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


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

Robert Plant Belts in Bywater (VIDEO)

BJ's Lounge went on a Plant diet Monday night. Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant stopped in to the Bywater haunt to sit in with Guitar Lightnin' Lee and his Thunder Band. The rocker regaled the crowd with a few New Orleans R&B standards, and two videos have already emerged from the encounter.

Today in New Orleans 11.12.12

Don’t let the rainy weather get you down, there’s plenty of music all over the city to bring you out of your Monday slump. Get funky on Oak Street, have some red beans in the Bywater, or groove to some ukulele in Lee Circle. On this day in New Orleans, Ernest Morial was elected the city’s first black mayor in 1977.

Michael Aaron, Original Rough 7 Member, Memorialized in Bywater Friday

Tomorrow night, the Bywater faithful will second line an entire block for one of their own. One of the original guitarists of downtown rock gaggle R Scully's Rough 7, Michael Aaron died in December at the age of 49. The former owner of Rock 'n Roll Collectibles on Decatur St. was a noted downtown musician, audiophile and friend to the many who crossed paths with him. To celebrate his life, Aaron will get a full block party on Lesseps St., followed by a midnight second line to BJ's for a performance by the Rough 7.

Today's Events: 6.13.11

June 13, when Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora against the Roman Catholic Church's celibacy rule (1525), when Rhode Island became the first colony to ban the importation of slaves (1774), when the first sodium vapor lamps were installed (1933), when the Supreme Court ruled that criminal suspects first and foremost had to be informed of their constitutional rights, in the Miranda vs. Arizona decision (1966), when Christo (1935), Steve-O (1974), and the Olsen Twins (1986) were born, and when King of Swing Benny Goodman died (1986). Today, either get down with a ‘Full House’ marathon at home, or go out and do this:

Today's Events: 5.30.11

May 30, Anguilla Day in Anguilla, Canary Islands Day in the Canary Islands, Joan of Arc day in France, Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago, Mother’s Day in Nicaragua, Parliament Day in Croatia, and Memorial Day in New Orleans (...and the rest of the United States):

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