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April 28th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

And it begins! 

 

Yestadt Millinery Pop-Up

W New Orleans, 10AM

Shop the latest hat styles

 

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

A lecture on the hidden musicians of Venice: the fascinating story of Vivaldi's all-female orchestra

 

Movie Screening: Personal Shopper

Prytania Theatre, 6PM/8PM 

Kristen Stewart stars as a shopper who sees ghosts, screened as a closing event of the New Orleans French Film Festival

 

Bar Redux Third Anniversary

Bar Redux, 8PM

Feat. JD Hill and the Jammers

 

Dark Star Orchestra

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

The sound of the Grateful Dead

 

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Harper reteams with his longtime supporting band

 

The Soul Rebels

Blue Nile, 10PM

Brass legends bring da funk to Frenchmen 

 

Flow Tribe and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 10PM

Backbone crackin' music

 

Bayou Boylesque

GrandPre's, 10PM

All-male local burlesque

 

Questlove

House of Blues, 12AM

The Roots drummer performs a late night DJ set

 

Screening: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog & Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Prytanian Theatre, 12AM

Screening of the Neil Patrick Harris show and Buffy's musical ep "Once More, With Feeling" 

SAMEDI

April 29th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Day two 

 

Galactic + Roar

Tipitina's, 8PM

Funk jazz jam

 

Thunder from Down Under

Harrah's Casino, 8PM

Australian's Chipendales style male dancers

 

Shannon and the Clams

Siberia, 9PM

Garage indie surf-punk 

 

Stooges Brass Band

Blue Nile, 9:30PM

NOLA classics remixed with heavy hip hop influence

 

Mod Dance Party

Circle Bar, 10PM

Monthly 60's themed event, with DJ Matty

 

Honey Island Swamp Band

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 10PM

Swamp Americana. Feat. The London Souls

 

STS9

Joy Theater, 10PM

Instrumental electronic rock

 

Gutenberg! The Musical! 

The Theatre at St. Claude, 10:30PM

Last night of the musical comedy about making a show about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg

 

The Heat

Maison, 11:30PM

Feat. Ivan Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Stanton Moore, and Eric Krasno

DIMANCHE

April 30th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Final day of weekend one

 

Breakfest

Bayou Beer Garden, 9AM

The most important meal of the year

 

Movie Screening: The Invisible Man

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

1933 sci-fi horror classic

 

Dan TDM

Saenger Theatre, 3PM

YouTube superstar comes to town

 

Sunday Musical Meditation

Marigny Opera House, 5PM

Feat. guitarist and composer David Sigler

 

One Tease to Rule Them All

Eiffel Society, 7PM

Lord of the Rings burlesque

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM

Feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, plus a crawfish boil

 

Blato Zlato

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA-based Balkan band

 

What is a Motico? 

Zeitgeist Arts Center, 9PM

Helen Gillet presents Belgian avant garde films

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.


Parade Day Replay

Photos of Krewes of Pontchartrain, Choctaw, and Freret



Photos by Brandon Robert

The crowds were still relatively thin for the first major Mardi Gras weekend, and a trio of parades rolled on Saturday, February 22. Krewe of Pontchartrain and Krewe of Choctaw rolled down their traditional routes Uptown, followed by the inaugural roll of the Krewe of Freret. 


Vile File

Brandon Robert Captures Krewe du Vieux 2014 "Where the Vile Things Are" and krewedelusion



Krewe du Vieux rolled through the French Quarter and the Marigny last night, for the 27th year in a row. The satire-heavy parade was full of sexual innuendo, jabs at local pols, and endless adaptations of their "Where the Vile Things Are" theme for the year. krewedelusion followed behind, with this year's Queen, DJ Soul Sister. Click through for more.  


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