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Vendredi

June 23rd

Silk Screening Workshop

NOPL Youth Services, 2PM

Learn the ins and outs, ages 12-17

 

¡Que Calor!

Parleaux Beer Lab, 4PM

BBQ + Beer

 

Marvel Universe LIVE!

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Defending the universe against evil, of course

 

Redemption Family

Vintage Arts Center, 7PM
Celebrating the release of their newest album

 

Summer Solstice 2017

New Orleans Ballet Theatre, 8PM

The Dancers of NOLA in new light

 

Nick Name & The Valmonts

Banks St. Bar, 9:30PM

Plus Swingin Doors and Trash Night

 

Naughty Professor 

Tipitina's, 10PM

Album release party with a free concert at Tip's


Sam Price & The True Believers

Blue Nile, 10PM

With special guest, Robin Clabby

 

The Horrorist

Poor Boys Bar, 10PM

Plus Caffetine + DJ Mange

 

SPEKTRUM

Techno Club, 10PM

A special edition of Disco Devils

 

Samedi

June 24th

Arts Market

Palmer Park, 10AM

June edition of the monthly market

 

Maw Maw’s Brew Release

Brieux Carre, 11AM

Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

 

Cajun Zydeco Festival

Louis Armstrong Park, 1130AM

An ever growing collection of great artists

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn to grow veggies for cheap

 

Art & Flea Showcase

Sidney’s Saloon, 4PM

Art and goods for show and sale

 

NOLA Caribbean Festival

Central City BBQ, 5PM

Admiring the deep roots of the city

 

Island Vibes

14 Parishes, 11PM

Official Caribbean Fest after party

 

Mike Dillion Band

d.b.a., 11PM

Some vibraphone, some rants

DIMANCHE

June 25th

THINK DEEP

The Drifter, 12PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Tristan Dufrene, Otto

 

The Tangiers Combo

Bacchanal, 12PM

A mid-afternoon match made in heaven

 

Gentilly Stompers

Bamboulas, 1PM

Get jazzy with it

 

Book Signing

Garden District Book Shop, 2PM

Tanisha Jones, Mark of The Fallen

 

Moonshine Taste

Three Keys, 7PM

A POC Cabaret Series

 

Guy Fieri’s Rockin Road Show

Tips, 8PM

Feat. Cowboy Mouth

 

Sam Price & The True Believers

Chickie Wah Wah, 8PM

The final show

 

Unfortunate Side Effect

Banks St. Bar, 8PM

Plus Voodoo Wagon and Bad Mimosas

 

Girls Night Out

Rare Form NOLA, 9PM

A rare male revue show

Second Line Alert: Perfect Gentlemen and Dignified Achievable Men & Women


Father's Day is time for all men to shine. In Central City, it also means it's time for the Perfect Gentlemen to step out for their annual parade. On Sunday afternoon, the club heads out to the streets, wishing all a Happy Father's Day. 

 


Buff Riding (NSFW)

Cycling Activists Bare It All for the World Naked Bike Ride



On Saturday, the ninth annual World Naked Bike Ride cycled through the Crescent City. The event brought together cyclists of all different ages, experience levels, and levels of dress all aiming to bring a light to two-wheeled safety on the road. Scroll on for Brandon Robert's photos of stark cyclists. 


Best of the Fest: JazzFest Saturday (Photos)


Photos by Brandon Robert

As this year's Jazz Fest comes to a close, NoDef's Brandon Robert offers a photo review of Saturday, May 3, on the Fair Grounds. Click through for some of the dancing, face painting, live music, and Mardi Gras Indians that graced the fest this year. 


Sunday Jazz (Photos)

Photo Review of Jazz Fest's First Sunday



The first weekend of Jazz Fest has passed, with headliners like Santana, Public Enemy, Eric Clapton, and Vampire Weekend. NoDef's Brandon Robert captured some of the art, fest goers, the musicians, hula hoopers, and food from the fest. Click through for photos of the Fair Grounds from Sunday, April 27.  


Big Easy Rollergirls Ditch Wheels for Dance-Off (PHOTOS)


by Brandon Robert
The Big Easy Rollergirls have a busy offseason, and it includes more than scrimmages. BERG hosted this year's Solid Gold Dance-Off last night at the Eiffel Society. Proceeds went to the Audubon Institute. The Camel Toe Lady Steppers took third place, the Nola Cherry Bombs took second, and the Star-Steppin' Cosmonaughties came in first place for the second year in a row.  

Jig Easy: Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade (Photos)


Photos by Brandon Robert

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, but the Irish Channel celebrated with their annual parade and block party on Saturday, March 15. Click through for photos from the parade, which rolled down Magazine, Jackson, Louisiana and St. Charles in the Irish Channel. Click for photos by Brandon Robert.  


Keep N' It Real

Sunday Second Line Celebrates 10th Anniversary for Keep-N-It-Real



Lent is here, but parades are year round in New Orleans. Sunday second lines began again yesterday in the Sixth and Seventh Wards, with the Keep-N-It-Real Social Aide and Pleasure Club celebrating their tenth anniversary. Click through for photos.  


Marchers of March

Photo Retrospective of Mardi Gras' Beloved High School Marching Bands



The floats and throws present a krewe's Carnival showcase, but the city's high schools get a full showing from the many marching bands that take part in parades throughout the two-week parade season.


Route Redux: Endymion (Photos)


Photos by Brandon Robert

Crowds camped out again for the city's largest parade, which rolled along its Mid-City route last night. The Krewe of Endymion was celebrating "An Evening at the Opera" with The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus and The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder parading as celebrity guests. Click through for more photos. 


Nerds Herd for Krewe of Chew, Microkrewe 'tit rex (PHOTOS)


Photos by Brandon Robert

Saturday night proved that political satire is not limited to super krewes and floats, and that the Carnival spirit can be captured in a shoebox. 'tit rex brought this year's microkrewe themed "Wee the People" to the Marigny at 5 p.m., followed by the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus at 8 p.m.


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