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March 24th

Basic Buddhist Meditation

LIFE Yoga, 7AM

An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri

 

Book Signing: Robert Wagner

Adler's New Orleans, 11AM

Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'

 

New Creations Brass Band

B.M.C., 11am

Local Brass Band brings a mix of standards and new creations

 

Bourbon Festival

Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM

Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest

 

DumbSmart Industries Showcase

The Broad Theater, 7PM

Short film showcase 

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 7:30PM

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen 

 

Matisyahu

House of Blues, 8PM

Hebrew hip hop

 

Varla Jean Merman Sings? 

Cafe Istanbul, 8PM

Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!" 

 

Flogging Molly

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister

 

Edwardian Ball Circus Soirée

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball

 

Kanye's Universe

Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM

Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

All-British dance party

 

Relapse 80s/90s Dance Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Party like it's 1999

SAMEDI

March 25th

Brunch Fest

Crescent Park, 10AM

Eat to benefit LA/SPCA

 

Princess, Ponies & Superheroes 

Fair Grounds, 12PM

Family day at the grounds

 

Tank and the Bangas

The Yum Yum, 6PM

NPR faves come home from tour

 

Movie Screening: But I'm a Cheerleader

St. Mark's Church, 6PM

Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy

 

Charlie Wilson

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill

 

Chris Rock

The Saenger Theatre, 7PM

Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA

 

Biz Markie

House of Blues, 7PM

80s vs. 90s - decades collide

 

Fleur de Tease

One Eyed Jack's, 8PM

FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland" 

 

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM

NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes

 

The Rock and Roll Extravaganza

The Willow, 9PM

Masquerade ball with live music

 

Mod Dance Party

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty

 

Daria & The Hip Drips

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Free show to move and groove

DIMANCHE

March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Boil Water Advisory: Lower Ninth Ward


Crawfish season might be winding down, but over at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBMO) berl season is just beginning. On Thursday (6.02), the agency issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the Lower Ninth Ward.


H2GO!


Brush your teeth! The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) announced that the water on the Eastbank is once again safe to drink. The green light 30+ hour “boil water advisory” for residents.


Boil Water Advisory: Eastbank


NOLA's infrastructure issues are crossing the line between "Do you remember when this happened all the time?" to "This is still happening all the time." The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has placed the entire Eastbank of the City under a “boil water advisory” SWBNO spokesperson Robert Jackson warns, “Residents in the affected area are advised not to drink, make ice, brush teeth, bathe or shower, prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected until further notice.”


Boil Water Advisory Enters Day Two


Updated 17:00 - The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted. Tests for bacteria were negative. Go brush your teeth!

Evian prices skyrocketing? The majority of the City is entering a second day with limited water. Yesterday, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has placed the entire East Bank of the City under a “boil water advisory.” 


Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Eastbank


Feels like old times… The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has placed the entire Eastbank of the City under a “boil water advisory” SWBNO spokesperson Robert Jackson warns, “Residents in the affected area are advised not to drink, make ice, brush teeth, bathe or shower, prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected until further notice.”


Boil Water Advisory Lifted


Drink whatcha wanna and take a long shower, Uptown. The boil water advisory has been lifted, the City announced. Tests for bacteria confirmed that the water is safe to drink in the red zone following Tuesday''s water main break in the 7800 block of Cohn St.


Boil Water Advisory Decision Expected Wed. Afternoon


The rare midsummer berl is heading into its second day. An Uptown boil water advisory that was issued after a water main break created a gusher in Carrollton will be with us at least until Wednesday. Samples taken from the area that experienced low pressure this morning require a 24-hour incubation period, meaning the safety of the water won't be determined until Wednesday afternoon at the earliest.


East Bank Boil Water Advisory Lifted


It's finally safe again to drink from the sink. The boil water advisory has been lifted, after "bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the city is safe to drink as normal for personal needs," according to a release from Mayor Landrieu's Office. 

 


Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect, Next Update Mid Afternoon


East Bank residents are beginning to appreciate the convenience of tap water, and Mayor Mitch said to keep the kettles whistling. Landrieu's Office said the boil water advisory is still in effect, and public officials still have a few more hours before they can give citizens the go-ahead to drink from the sink. 


Boil Water Advisory for East Bank of New Orleans is No More


It's rare that we're happy when the berl is over, but that's just how strange things got over the past day in New Orleans. There is no longer a boil water advisory for the East Bank of New Orleans, according to the City. About 2 p.m., the alert that's been in place for just over 24 hours was lifted.


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