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Today in NOLA 11.18.16

Tonight, get retro at Lakefront Arena with Vanilla Ice and friends or check out AD and the Birds at the other arena. If you’re looking for local music, check out some brass on Frenchmen or Colin Lake in the Quarter. On this day in 1811, five men were selected to draft a new Louisiana constitution. Now, more to do this Friday.

Today in NOLA: 5.23.16

It’s a different type of 80’s night in the Quarter with Millencolin and Modern English in town. Plus, there are some great locals playing tonight. On this day in 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed in Bienville Parish, the end to the infamous pair’s three-year crime spree. Now, click through for Monday’s events.  

Today in NOLA: 5.09.16

Young Thug is visiting from Atlanta today. Across the rest of the city, musicians are resuming their regular gigs now that the crowds have passed. On this day in 1944, country singer and former Governor Jimmie Davis, who wrote “You Are My Sunshine,” took office for his first term as governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in NOLA: 4.09.16

French Quarter fest is reaching a peak today with 23 stages open. After the free fest ends, there are plenty of opportunities to check out even more local music at venues across the Crescent City. On this day in 1864, the Battle of Pleasant Hill led to a Union victory in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Today in NOLA: 2.12.16

Chris Brown is in town and Silk is at UNO. NOJO is covering the Stones and the Brass-A-Holics are set to tear up the Blue Nile. Uptown, devotees will be doing the time war again at Rocky Horror. On this day in 1861, Louisiana adopted the official flag of the Republic of Louisiana. Check out these events to get over the post-Carnival blues.

Today in NOLA: 6.20.15

Tonight, there is a party at the Ogden and three rings at the arena. The forbidden dance is welcome this weekend. Plus, the Brass-A-Holics are going go-go at Tips. Happy 75th birthday to R&B singer and NOLA native Al "Carnival Time" Johnson. Read on for details, and peep left for plenty more to do.

White Bite: Dîner en Blanc Returns Saturday

New Orleanians like to do it right, especially when it comes to food and parties. So, Saturday (5.09) night’s Dîner en Blanc will be no ordinary meal. A couple thousand people clad in white and armed with tables and picnic hampers will descend upon a secret location for a massive dinner party.

Today in NOLA: 8.2.14

Saturday evening is White Linen Night in the Art District on Julia Street. Satchmo SummerFest plays on at the Old U.S. Mint, and the French Film Festival continues. Big History and I, Octopus each play a goodbye show, and Ex-Cult and Mykki Blanco cause a ruckus tonight. Learn how you could conceivably spend the entire afternoon, evening, night, and early morning seeing live music in New Orleans:

French Quarter Fest After Hours 4.11.14

Russian Mafia misfits perform gypsy punk on Willow street, while French Quarter Fest performers, Brass-A-Holics and Chubby Carrier, play more funk-filled sets on Frenchmen Street. The House of Blues hosts Bustout Burlesque featuring Dannie Diesel. 

Today in New Orleans: 3.15.14

Happy St. Paddy’s Day weekend! Once the parades roll through the Irish Channel and the French Quarter, local artists are taking over venues from Tipitina’s to St. Claude. Happy Birthday to Andrew Jackson, born on this day in 1767. Now, more to do this Saturday.

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